Heavenly Father, words cannot describe the thanksgiving and praise I have for sending Your only begotten Son to be the substitute for my sin. No one but God made flesh, was good enough to have paid the price for sin, and without His glorious Resurrection from the dead, we would remain dead in our sin and without hope in the world. Yet You purposed in Your heart that He would pay the price for my sin, through the sacrifice of His deathless life - for as the eternal son of God death could not hold Him, and as the sinless Son of Man death had no claim on His sinless life. How I praise You that He is the First-fruit from the dead and His unique Resurrection has paved the way for all who believe on Him to rise into life immortal. To Him be all praise and glory, world without end, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the lessons we can learn from the man who cried out to the Lord Jesus for help, and was reminded that, "all things are possible to him who believes." May I never forget that You are the same yesterday, today, and forever, and that Your power to heal and help in every situation is as sure today as it was when You healed the sick and turned water into wine. Thank You that by grace through faith in Jesus, I can come to the throne of grace for mercy to find help in time of need. Keep me from doubting Your Word, increase my faith in the days ahead, and prevent me from being adversely influenced by the mountainous situations I seem to be facing and the difficulties and dangers that are looming ahead. Lord, I do believe - increase my love and trust for You. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, forgive me for the times when my trust in You has been overshadowed by foolish doubt and my spiritual walk has strayed from the paths of righteousness, truth and wisdom. Help my to fulfill the work that you have prepared for me to do, in the power of Your Holy Spirit - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for this warning to eschew all that is evil and sinful from my life. I pray that I may do only those things that honour Your name. Lord, I know that in my own strength my fleshly works will be burnt-up like filthy rags in Your holy presence, but I thank You that You have prepared good, spiritual works for me to do, which will stand the test of Your purifying fires, when carried out in the power of Your Holy Spirit and through Your sufficient grace. May I live and work to Your praise and only do those things that are righteous in Your sight and for the honour of Your holy name – this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.