Lord Jesus, it says in Your Word, examine Yourself to see it you are in the faith. Lord, I realise that this is not talking to unbelievers but to all of us who are Your children in Christ Jesus. Lord, help me to examine myself, and all that I am learning from You and Your Word, so that I truly may say with conviction, "I know in Whom I have believed and am walking in the path on which He has placed me."
Keep me also from critical thoughts of others, and prevent me Lord, from having a spirit of control, or by pretending to hold others accountable to You, when the beam in my own eye is greater than the speck that is in my brothers’ eye. Keep me humble before Your throne of grace.
Thank You for all my Christian friends and family. Keep us all walking close to You in the days that lie ahead. In Jesus' name I pray,
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may come to You day by day with an attitude of helpless, trusting dependence.. joyful hope, a teachable spirit - a heart that is open to the truth of the gospel and a teachable mind that is open to all that You would have me learn and understand. May I decrease and You increase in my life, and may I grow in grace to Your praise and glory - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for this important understanding that there are none that are good, not even one, and that it is only through faith in Christ that we have been forgiven of our sins and have received our inheritance of eternal life as a gift of Your grace. I lift up those that are seeking to know You and pray that many hearts may be opened to the good news of Jesus Christ. Use me to be a conduit through whom the truth of the gospel of grace may flow to all with whom I come in contact today. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, forgive me for the times when I have lived foolishly, prayed selfishly, and have only been interested in my own desires. Help me to consider others before myself, and help me learn to become a servant of all, to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Lord, I pray for wisdom and grace to know how to suffer with You in this life, and to give my life in service to others and to You. Keep me from hankering after the glitz and glamour of this world. May I, like Christ, humble myself, become obedient to Your Word, and follow in Your footsteps, so that Your name may be glorified. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for opening my spiritually blinded eyes to see the glory of Your wisdom and grace. Thank You for sending Jesus to earth as the sacrifice for my sin, and for seeking me out and calling me to be a child of God and joint-heir with Christ, through faith in His sacrificial death and glorious Resurrection. May I be a worthy witness to others of all that You have done for me, as I look for the any-day return of Christ, to take us to be with Himself, forever. In His name I pray, AMEN.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the life and times of the Lord Jesus and the many lessons we can learn from the changed lives of many characters who crossed Christ's path during His earthly ministry and found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Thank You for the son of Timaeus and the courage and determination he demonstrated, as he cried out to meet the Lord and had his eyes opened. Thank You that You care for our daily needs and that our eyes have been opened to the beauty of Jesus as our Kinsman-Redeemer and Saviour of our soul. I pray for the many men and women who remain spiritually impoverished today, because they have not called out to Christ for salvation. Open their eyes to the truth I pray, and bring many into a right relationship with Yourself. This I pray in Jesus' name, AMEN.