Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word, the truth it contains and the many lessons that it teaches. Prevent me from allowing my own prejudices, worldly wisdom, limited understanding or furtive imagination from blinding me to the truth. Give me a teachable spirit, I pray, and help me to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest the wonderful truth of salvation. I pray that from this day forward I would walk in spirit and truth all for Your great glory - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You sent Your only begotten Son to be born into the human race, so that by His perfect life, sacrificial death and glorious resurrection, I might have life everlasting and the forgiveness of sins.. through faith in Him. Keep me, I pray, from developing any biases.. give me a teachable spirit and guide me into all truth - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a lesson we can learn from the people of Nazareth, who refused to recognise the Lord Jesus, the king of glory, Who had grown up in their village and visited them, to give them the words of eternal life - but they refused to listen and allowed doubt to cast the shadow of unbelief in their heart.. and a cloud of rejection over their town. Help me not to fall into the trap of ignoring those whom You are preparing for a great work of ministry in Your eternal plan. Thank You that although He was despised and rejected by His own people, You graciously have brought Gentiles into Your family and equipped us to be used in Your service. Fulfil now O Lord Your word in each member of Christ's body and equip each one of us to carry out the work that You have prepared for us to do. Keep us from devaluing the service of others but rather may we remember to give encouragement to Your people and allow faith to blossom in our hart. Thank You that Jesus did not give up on Israel, despite rejecting Him and that the day is coming when that nation will recognise their Lord and their God - heaven's greatest Prophet, High Priest and King. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, keep me from building up incorrect biases or developing legalistic attitudes. Give me a teachable spirit, I pray, and may my faith become firmly established on the truth of the gospel. Help me to stand firm on the promises of God and be ready and willing to hear ALL that the Spirit has to teach me. Carry out a powerful work in my life, I pray, and use me for the furtherance of the Gospel - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Thank You Father for the work that You have purposed to do through me. Help me to grow ever closer to Jesus day by day and draw on all His abundant supply moment by moment, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN
Thank You Father for Your Word and for helping me to recognise how quickly You can be pushed out of my life. Help me to change my attitude from prioritising the urgent things in life to that which is of eternal value. Help me to recognise that keeping the eyes of my heart on You is the more important thing in life. Refresh my weary soul today I pray, as I abide in You and rest in Your love, in Jesus' name, AMEN.