Prayer for Matthew

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Heavenly Father, as I read Your word and consider the truths that it contains, I see that Your ways are so much greater than man can imagine. You gave Your SON to be born as Son of Man - just as the prophets of old foretold. Thank You that Your plans and purposes, which were made in eternity past.. can never be changed and that one day.. Jesus is returning as King of kings, to sit on the throne of David - where He will reign in righteousness, and rule in justice. Thank You in Jesus name. AMEN.

“The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.”
(Matthew 1:1)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 1:1

Heavenly Father, thank You that You loved us so much that You sent Your only begotten Son to be born of a virgin, to become our Saviour by means of His vicarious death and resurrection. Thank You that He died for me and rose again so that I could have His resurrected life in me. Thank You for the Bible and for the truth that it contains. May I draw closer to You day by day and grow in grace.. and in a knowledge of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.”
(Matthew 1:18)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 1:18

Thank You Father for the gift of Your only begotten Son and the unfolding of Your eternal plan of Salvation, which started as a tiny seed in the woman, travelling through time until He was born as a tiny baby in Bethlehem and given the wonderful name of JESUS by His earthy guardian. He truly is my Salvation and I thank You for His life, His example and His redeeming work on Calvary's cross. May the name of Jesus be lifted today, and I pray that I may be used by You to share this truth with lost souls who need a Saviour, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
(Matthew 1:21)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 1:21

Heavenly Father, thank You for the gospel of Matthew and the beautiful way that he links the truth of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ with the many Old Testament prophecies that foretold of His life and ministry, His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection. Thank You for telling us the end from the beginning, so that we might know the truth and be set free from slavery to sin, by faith in Him. Give me a greater understanding of Your word and more insight into the plan of redemption which threads its way throughout the old and new testaments. Help me to grow in grace and in a knowledge of our Lord and Saviour in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,”
(Matthew 1:22)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 1:22

Loving heavenly Father, I pray that I may see you with fresh eyes, and a new vision of Who you are. Thank You that You are living in me and that one day I will see You face to face and know as I am known – in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
(Matthew 1:23)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 1:23

Heavenly Father, thank You for the Word of God and the truths that it contains. Thank You for this gospel of Matthew and the wonderful way that he uses the prophetic Scriptures to demonstrate that Christ, Who is declared the eternal Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness - is the Son of Man according to the flesh - through Whom all the families of the earth may be blessed - by faith in His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection. To Him be all praise and glory, and honour and might, majesty, dominion and power, for ever and ever - in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.

“And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.”
(Matthew 2:6)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 2:6

Heavenly Father, thank You for the lovely picture of these wise men, seeking Jesus, and finding Him to be the heavenly Prophet, Priest and King, about whom the Scriptures wrote. Thank You that I have also been guided to worship at His feet, and thank You for the sacrifice of His perfect life – in payment for my sins. It is with humility of heart and grateful thanks, that I offer myself as a living sacrifice, and pray that I will have an opportunity to bear the good news of salvation to others – to the praise of our God and Saviour, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”
(Matthew 2:11)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 2:11

Heavenly Father, thank You for the gospel of Matthew and the amazing way it gives us an understanding into the life and times of Jesus during His first advent, when He came to 'tabernacle' among His people.. and for the ministry and message of John the Baptist, who was so faithful to his calling.. as forerunner and herald to the King of kings and Lord of lords. Thank You that in Your grace You chose to use the Church to forward Your message of salvation to a lost and dying world and thank You that the day is coming when Christ will return to earth, to set up His kingdom of heaven on earth.. and Israel will repent, and recognise Jesus as their Messiah and King - praise Your holy name, AMEN.

“And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
(Matthew 3:2)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 3:2

Heavenly Father, thank You that I have been baptised into Your Body and will never face the wrath of God and the judgement of fire. I pray that my life would be a light to the unsaved.. for the glory to God. In Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:”
(Matthew 3:11)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 3:11

Heavenly Father, Thank You that the Lord Jesus fulfilled all righteousness on my behalf, so that I have been set free from the bondage of sin, slavery to Satan and the final enemy - death. Thank You that Jesus is my holy High Priest, Who is ever living to make intercession for me. Thank You that You identified with my sin so that I might be identified with Your righteousness and thank You Father that all the waves and billows of God's wrath were poured out on Christ on my account, so that all righteousness might be fulfilled on my behalf by the Lord Jesus, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.”
(Matthew 3:15)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 3:15

God! I am staggered by Your grace and glory that Christ should do all this for ME. I am not worthy to pick up the crumbs under Your table and yet in Your goodness and grace Christ lived and died so that I too might die to the old life and live my new life in Him forever - AMEN.

“And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
(Matthew 3:17)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 3:17

Loving Father, thank You for Christ’s victory over Satan on my behalf. Help me to walk in newness of life and in the power of the Spirit, knowing that without You I can do nothing but that in Christ I have the victory over Satan, sin, the world and the flesh, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.”
(Matthew 4:1)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 4:1

Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing example of Jesus, when He set aside His rights and abilities in order to be obedient to Your Word and Will. May I keep the eyes of my heart on Christ's earthly example and resist the temptation to act independently of You.. Help me to depend on You in every eventuality of life, knowing that this is Your will for me and brings honour to Your name. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN

“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
(Matthew 4:4)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 4:4

Heavenly Father, thank You for the Sermon on the Mount, and the many things that can be learned from the truths contained within its message. Thank You that You are the Messiah of Israel, Who will one day be crowned as their King – and thank You that You came as my Saviour – to pay the price for my sin, and broke the power of sin and death within. Thank You for the indwelling Holy Spirit of God, and that by Your grace my heart has been made new. May I live a life that honours Your name and walk in spirit and truth all the days of my life – for Jesus name sake, AMEN.

“And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,”
(Matthew 5:2)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 5:2

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word of truth and the lessons that it teaches all Your children. Help me to walk by faith in Christ and not to depend on my own human merit. Keep me from pride. Give me a heart that is humble in spirit - and lead me in the path of godly righteousness and truth, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
(Matthew 5:3)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 5:3

Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You that You gave Your only begotten Son to be born into the human race. Thank You that Jesus was not only Israel’s Messiah-King… but that He is also our heavenly Saviour. We pray that many would turn from their wicked ways and sinful state, and mourn for the wretched condition of this fallen world. Unite the pleading prayers of Your penitent people, so that the world may come to know that Jesus is Lord – to the glory of God the Father – in Whose name we pray, AMEN

“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”
(Matthew 5:4)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 5:4

Loving Father, I long for Christ more and more – I hunger and thirst for Christ and that You that I am already clothed in His righteousness - knowing because I believe, my position is in Him. Now Lord may I grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus. Help me to nail my self-righteous efforts on the cross and be guided day by day by the Holy Spirit into all truth, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”
(Matthew 5:6)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 5:6

Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You for Your manifold mercy towards me, in that while I was yet a sinner, and at enmity with You.. You did not give me what I deserve, but showed me mercy and love, by redeeming my life and clothing me in the righteousness of Christ. May I imitate the merciful way that Christ lived by bestowing Your mercy and compassion on all those with whom I come in contact. May I live as You would have me live in Jesus name - and for His glory, AMEN.

“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”
(Matthew 5:7)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 5:7

Heavenly Father, thank You that my heart has been cleansed of sin, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, my God and Saviour. Thank You that He is the image of the invisible God, Who has been revealed to me, by faith. Keep me low at the cross and broken before You, and open my eyes to see more and more of His beauty and grace, and I pray that may I live to His praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”
(Matthew 5:8)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 5:8

I thank You Father that I have peace with You through the death of Jesus, my Saviour. I pray I may be a peace-maker in the place that You have put me, by maintaining sweet fellowship with You and by sharing the gospel of grace with all I may meet. May I be used as Your instrument of godly reconciliation and peace-making, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
(Matthew 5:9)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 5:9

For America As A Nations - Who Has Lost Its Way

Loving Lord, I come to You to place the once great nation of United States of America at Your feet, knowing that our great country and its constitution was made for a moral and religious people and is wholly inadequate for any other form of government, and yet we have strayed so far from the principles and practices of our great founders – who drew up our constitution based on Your Word.

But Lord although this was once the land of the brave and the home of the free, sadly there is so much that is wrong with our country that I fear for its future. Lord as a people we have walked away from You and discredited Your holy name by the way that we have conducted ourselves over the past few years and there is no health in our land.

Look down in pity on our people and our land and protect us from those that seem determined on destroying our nation. Send Your Spirit I pray through the land of America and touch the hearts of all those that are called by Your name to plead on behalf our people. Convict those that are damaging our infrastructure and as a nation may we turn away from our wicked ways and return You to Your rightful position – in integrity and truth.

I ask this in Jesus name.

Amen
“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”
(Matthew 5:13)
Category: Prayers for America

God of light and life and peace, we bring before You a world that is ravaged by war and suffering disaster and distress, through the actions and attitudes of selfish men. We pray that the light of Christ would illuminate a dark world, that has chosen to turn its back on the One Who is the true Light of the world and Who brings life and love to all who believe. I pray that You use me in the corner of the world where You have placed me, to bring the light, the life and the love of Christ to a hurting world. Keep me ever mindful that without You I can do nothing - but in the strength and power of Your Holy Spirit, I am enabled to act as Your hands, Your feet and Your heart.. to those in need, in Jesus' name I pray. AMEN.

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.”
(Matthew 5:14)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 5:14

Father I pray that the light of Christ in my heart may shine brightly before men, in such a way that they may see the good works that I do in Your power and strength – and glorify You, my Lord and my God, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
(Matthew 5:16)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 5:16

Heavenly Father, I confess that I am a guilty sinner and deserving of punishment for my sin. Thank You that in Your grace You gave the Lord Jesus to live a sinless life and take the punishment for my sins. Thank You that that through His life and death I have been removed from the curse of the Law and set free from Your righteous condemnation, because Jesus took the punishment for my sin - and in my place. Thank You Father, in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.”
(Matthew 5:17)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 5:17

Heavenly Father, the more I come to understand of what Christ did for me when He came to earth to die on the cross for my sins and rose again the third day.. the more I am filled with awe and wonder at the goodness and greatness of Your plans and purposes for this fallen race of man. What is man that You are mindful of us? How we praise and thank You for Your goodness and grace towards us - this we pray in Jesus name. AMEN.

“For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”
(Matthew 5:18)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 5:18

Dear heavenly Father, I am not worthy to gather up the crumbs under Your table, and yet You have forgiven my sin and have clothed me in Christ’s righteousness – simply because I trust in Jesus as Saviour. I pray that He will live His life through me, to Your praise and glory in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
(Matthew 5:20)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 5:20

Loving Lord and heavenly Father - I long to be more like You and to finish the work that You have prepared for me. I pray that I may be perfect as You are perfect and that You perfect Your life in me in all I say and do, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
(Matthew 5:48)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 5:48

Heavenly Father, keep me I pray from the temptation to do hypocritical works of the flesh in order to receive the applause of men. Examine my heart and search the hidden motives of my mind and expose all that is offensive to You. Help me to live and work to Your praise and glory from this day forward, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.”
(Matthew 6:1)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:1

Heavenly Father, thank You for the privilege of prayer, and how we praise and thank You, that You are a God Who hears and answers the cries of Your children. Keep me low at the cross and broken before You, and help me to walk in spirit and truth, all the days of my life. Teach me to pray into Your perfect will, and not yearn for the approval of man - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.”
(Matthew 6:5)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:5

Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift and privilege of prayer. Thank You that we have access to Your throne of grace, for help in time of need. You alone are worthy of my grateful thanks and praise, for this unparalleled birth-right. Renew in me an increasing desire to know You more, and to love You better, with each passing day. Purge from me any petty attitudes that may hinder my fellowship with You. Instil in me a deepening desire to linger in Your presence and to praise You unceasingly, in spirit and truth. And develop in my heart an attitude of worshipful prayer, so that my communion with You, becomes the essential essence of my very life on earth. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
(Matthew 6:6)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:6

Prayer For Alcoholic Addiction Recovery

I confess that I have not only hurt other people, and especially those that are close to me – but I have offended You and ignored some of the warnings that I believe were directly or indirectly sent from You. Help me I pray to break free of this ungodly addiction and get on the road to recovery.
 
Forgive me Lord I pray me for I have sinned against You and ignored the clear teaching of Your Word to live soberly, righteously and in the fear of the Lord and to walk circumspectly before You, as a child of the light. But I come to You in humble submission to ask You to help me to get on the road to addiction recovery, for I know that You have promised to lift-up all who come to You out of the miry pit – even when we have foolishly dug it for ourselves.
 
Help me be set free from alcohol.. putting on the breastplate of righteousness, and grace, and for helmet – the hope of salvation in Christ , in Whose name I pray,
 
Amen

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.”
(Matthew 6:9)
Category: Prayer for Alcoholics

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your wonderful provision for all Your children. Thank You that in Your grace You have promised to provide all that we need, according to Your riches in glory. Help me to always put You first in my life and recognise Your goodness to me personally, as well as Your sovereignty over the entire universe. May I give You the honour due to Your name and also boldly approach You as my heavenly Provider, Who supplies all I need, day by day. To You be all honour and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Give us this day our daily bread.”
(Matthew 6:11)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:11

Heavenly Father, thank You for this pattern of prayer that Jesus taught. Give me a gentle spirit and help me to be quick to forgive all those who have hurt or abused me.. knowing that for Christ's sake I have been forgiven of so much. I pray that I may maintain close fellowship with You, and be swift to forgive those who sin against me - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”
(Matthew 6:12)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:12

Heavenly Father, we praise You for Who You are. We pray that Your will be done in our lives and Your purpose be fulfilled on earth, when Christ Jesus will reign as King of kings and bring peace to this war-torn world. Provide our daily needs, and forgive me for the times when I have not loved You as I should and depended on myself instead of trusting You. Help me to resist the temptations in life and to acknowledge my total dependence on You, especially in times of trials and testings - and keep me I pray from all the evil attacks of the enemy - for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. AMEN.

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”
(Matthew 6:13)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:13

Heavenly Father, how easy it is to fall into the trap of storing up the wrong sort of treasure here on earth.. instead of seeking to develop a godly attitude towards wealth. Keep me from covetousness and help me to develop the correct attitude towards provison for today and heavenly treasure that are accumulated to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name -AMEN.

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:”
(Matthew 6:19)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:19

Thank You Father that by grace I have been eternally saved and by grace I am being transformed into the image and likeness of the Lord Jesus. May my life be one that glorifies You in thought, word and deed - knowing that in so doing, treasure is being laid up for me in heavenly places, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:”
(Matthew 6:20)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:20

Heavenly Father, that I may know Christ - and treasure Him for all He has done for me. May my heart may be rooted and grounded in Christ Jesus my Lord.. and may I may fight the good fight of faith and not be tempted by the transient treasures of this world. Help me to secure a good report, and to lay up for myself much treasure in my heavenly home, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN/

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
(Matthew 6:21)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:21

Heavenly Father, thanks You for this simple illustration of the eye being the lamp of the body. Lord I confess that there is nothing that can commend me to You, but I praise Your name, that in Christ I have been removed from the curse of the Law. and have had the light of Christ shine in my heart. May I keep my heart pure and virtuous, so that others may see the light of Christ shining in and through me - to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.”
(Matthew 6:22)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:22

Heavenly Father, there is such a strong urge in my life to accumulate things to the determent of my fellowship with You. Keep me I pray from using money as my source and supply and may I choose to trust You in every eventuality of life and seek You first in all things to Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
(Matthew 6:24)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:24

Heavenly Father, I pray that I may become a true disciple of righteousness, who walks in spirit and truth and live my life as You intended man to live - trusting Your word and relying on You to fulfil all that You have promised for life and godliness and provide for all my needs. Keep me from anxious thoughts or from allowing the worries of life to overwhelm me. Thank You that Christ's victory on the cross is my victory too, which has not only freed me from the penalty of sin but its power over my life. Thank You in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?”
(Matthew 6:25)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:25

Loving Father, I confess that I find it quite easy to worry, but I realise that is foolishness and a demonstration of my lack of faith in Your great and precious promises. Thank You for giving me the example of the little birds who simply rely on Your loving provision and protection – may I rest in Your love, knowing that You will provide for all my needs according to Your riches in glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”
(Matthew 6:26)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:26

Loving Father, too often I hand over my problems to You and then take them back and start to worry again. Thank You for the many reminders in Your Word that You are my Provider and that Your grace is sufficient for all I face today. Father today I take each of my cares and every concern and give them all to You – and thank You that Your promises are ‘yes’ and ‘amen’ in Jesus, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”
(Matthew 6:29)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:29

How we praise and thank You that You are our heavenly Father Who has promised to provide all we need, and for the lovely illustration of the simple grass of the field which is clothed so beautifully because of Your gracious provision. Lord, I confess that worry within and fears without can so quickly cause my faith to falter. Help me to trust in You with ALL my heart and not to rely on my own understanding or allow things to destroy my peace. I also pray that I may become a mature disciple of Christ, who is ready and willing to die daily to my own desires and live each day for You - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?”
(Matthew 6:30)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:30

Loving heavenly Father, I know that when I worry I have moved away from trusting You and all that Your Word has promised. Help me to be cantered on Christ, rather than to be centred on self, knowing that You are sufficient to provide all I need, at the time I need it, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?”
(Matthew 6:31)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:31

Loving Father, I know that too often a lack of faith in Your promises of provision have caused me to seek after the things of this world by myself. I confess this is a lack of faith in You and pray that the eyes of my ahead, in Jesus name I pray. AMEN.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
(Matthew 6:33)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:33

To Be Equipped To Face The Future Alone

Dear Lord Jesus I am filled with fear and anxiety as I have been left completely alone. I have no one in the world to care for me – no one who is really interested in me – and I am so frightened to have to face the future all on my own.

I do believe in Jesus as my Saviour and I want to draw closer to You and I know from all that I learned as a child that my hope is in You alone.. Lord I have found a scripture in the book of Psalms that says that You put the lonely in families.. and I find that such a comfort..

Please Lord will You do that for me? Lord if this is Your will for me, would You put me into a family and bring some lovely people that will come alongside me and be a family to me – but in any event, I pray that You equip me to live my life and face the future in such a way that is honouring to You.

Thank You Lord that You really do care for me – and I pray that You may even use me to be a comfort to others - who may also facing a future alone, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
(Matthew 6:34)
Category: Prayers for Anxiety

Heavenly Father, keep me I pray from hypocritical thoughts and unrighteous judgement of others - but give me the wisdom and discernment I need to judge between that which is good and that which is evil. Keep me walking humbly before You and help me to always to consider the needs of others before my own - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“Judge not, that ye be not judged.”
(Matthew 7:1)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 7:1

Loving Father thank You for breaking down the barrier between God and man. Help me to pray in accordance with Your will and may I learn to ask in faith, to seek You with all my heart and to knock with patient endurance, so that I may live according to Your will, this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”
(Matthew 7:7)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 7:7

Heavenly Father, thank You for laying out so clearly the principles and practices that should govern our lives as we die to self and live for God. Thank You that my salvation does not rely on what I have done but on what Christ has done on my account. Lord at times I have tried to do things in my own strength, only to fail. Help we to live aright and pray according to Your word and will. Give me an understanding heart and the desire to live and work and pray in a manner that honours Your holy name. I praise and thank You that You are my sole Provider and I pray that I may pray according to Your will, seek to grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus and submit to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN. 

“For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
(Matthew 7:8)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 7:8

Heavenly Father, I pray that in all I say and do I may do only that which is honouring to You. I pray that my actions and attitudes and the innermost motives behind my thoughts and words.. may be pleasing to You and a reflection of Christ in me, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”
(Matthew 7:12)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 7:12

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ I have been saved by grace and have an eternal inheritance kept for me in heaven. I pray that I may die daily to all that is of self and live every day of my life for Christ. I pray that I will choose to enter the narrow gate of disciplined, dedicated discipleship, which leads to an abundant life here on earth, as I die daily to self and live each day for Christ.. in Whose name I pray. AMEN.

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:”
(Matthew 7:13)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 7:13

Heavenly Father, thank You for the warning of false prophets and professors in your Word. I pray that you would guard the hearts and minds of all your children and protect them from false prophets and ungodly professors who seek to devour the flock. Help us identify the fruit of those in positions of leadership in the Church who come to us in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves... and give us discernment to know the truth and reject those who do not discern Your will. This we ask in Jesus' name, AMEN. 

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
(Matthew 7:21)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 7:21

Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus is the Friend of sinner, the Healer of the sick and the Saviour of the world. Thank You that I have been redeemed from the slave-market of sin and received health and healing.. like the leper who worshipped at Christ's feet and was cleansed by the gracious touch of His hand. Thank You that You sent Jesus to preach the gospel to the poor, proclaim release to the captives, give recovery of sight to the blind, free the oppressed and proclaim the favourable year of the Lord. Thank You for His healing touch on my life. I pray that I may be used by You in Your unfolding plan of redemption, and for His name's sake, AMEN.

“And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.”
(Matthew 8:3)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 8:3

Heavenly Father, thank You for the beautiful example of the Centurion's faith, who thrilled the Lord Jesus with His demonstration of trust in Christ, and hope in His word. Help me to fine-tune my faith in You, by standing firmly on Your unchanging and unchangeable promises.. even when circumstances appear to contradict Your word. I pray that my faith would grow and mature and that nothing would cause me to doubt You - in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.

“And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.”
(Matthew 8:13)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 8:13

Heavenly Father, thank You that You are my sovereign Lord and that You are in control of every circumstance of my life, no matter how dangerous, terrifying or impossible my position seems to be. Help me to daily abide in Christ - to rest in His love, to depend upon Him in every situation in which I find myself, and to give You all my concerns and worries, in the knowledge that nothing can swamp the the life.. of which Christ is Captain and Lord. AMEN.

“And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.”
(Matthew 8:26)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 8:26

Heavenly Father, How much there is to learn from the heart-warming story of the paralytic, who friends brought him to Jesus.. and whose faith was rewarded with the healing of their friends' paralysed body. Thank You also for this amazing demonstration of Christ's power over sin, sickness; diseases and death. Thank You that in HIM is health and wholeness and that through faith in Him our sins are forgiven. I pray that I would demonstrate a similar trust in You that was shown by these men, when they brought their friend to Jesus - and thank You that my sins are forgiven - simply by grace - through faith in the Person and Work of Christ Jesus, my Lord. Increase my courage when faith wears thin and may I never doubt Your ability to bring life and liberty to whosoever will trust in You  - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.”
(Matthew 9:2)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 9:2

Heavenly Father, thank You for the four gospels and the beautiful truth that Jesus is the Messiah of Israel and their coming King. Thank You that even though they rejected Jesus and crucified their King, You have not finished with Your chosen people. Thank You that in Your grace You chose me and other simple folk, who would believe on His name and trust Him as Saviour, to witness to a lost world. Thank You that You have entrusted me and other believers to be a light to the lost sinners and ministers of the new and better covenant, in Christ’s blood. In Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:”
(Matthew 10:5)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 10:5

Heavenly Father, thank You for the many things we can learn from the commission Christ gave to His apostles, when He sent them to preach the good news of the kingdom to Israel and empowered them with strength from on high. Thank You that in Christ we have all we need for life and godliness, through the power of the indwelling Spirit of Christ. We praise You that in this world of sin and deception, there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, and nothing that is hidden that will not be known and judged appropriately by You. Thank You for Your love towards all Your people of faith and help me to live and work for Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.”
(Matthew 10:26)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 10:26

Heavenly Father, thank You that You tell us the end from the beginning and that Your word is clear for all who have eyes to see and a heart that believes on Christ, for the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. Thank You for the prophetic writings of Old Testament prophets like Malachi, who point us to Christ, and record history before it happens. Thank You also for the New Testament apostles and prophets Who have opened up our understanding of past events in Israel's history and shown how everything points to JESUS, the Lamb of God and Lion of the tribe of Judah. Give me an understanding heart and a desire to seek the truth of Your word, for Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN. 

“And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.”
(Matthew 11:14)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 11:14

Dear Father, thank You that we can come close to You, knowing that the barrier of sin has been removed. Thank You that You give us true rest for our soul and perfect peace in our heart - and that in the midst of any storm Your peace that passes human understanding remains. Look with mercy on those who have not yet come to you for salvation and convict their hearts of their need to come to You and trust in Your redemptive blood for the forgivensss of sin. Thank You in Jesus in name AMEN.

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
(Matthew 11:28)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 11:28

Heavenly Father, thank You for the example of humility and grace that the Lord Jesus set throughout His life - as He lived in utter dependence upon You. May we learn from Him, so that in humility of heart and gentleness of spirit we too may learn to live in complete dependence upon Him - Whom to know is life eternal, AMEN.

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”
(Matthew 11:29)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 11:29

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word which guides me through life and directs me in the way I should go. Thank You for sending the Lord Jesus to be the Good Shepherd of the sheep and my guiding Light in this darkened world. I pray that I may daily take up my cross and follow Him. Help me harness my heart and life to Jesus each day, for his yoke is easy and His burden is light and in Him there is rest for my soul. Thank You that I have not been left to bear my problems and pain of life alone. Use me, I pray, to point others who are distressed and burdened with sin to YOU, and keep me low at the cross and broken before You for His name sake, AMEN.

“For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
(Matthew 11:30)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 11:30

Loving Father, praise Your name. I thank You that in Your grace You lifted me up out of the miry clay, when I was that broken reed and smoking flax and set my feet on the Rock of my salvation. Keep me under the shadow of Your wing in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.”
(Matthew 12:20)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 12:20

Prayer for Corporate Accountability

Loving Lord and heavenly Father I do thank You for the family of Christ into which You have placed me and the loving fellowship that we enjoy together. As we study Your word and seek to encourage each other in our little gatherings, Lord I pray that the Word of Christ would dwell in us richly.

Help each of us to be willing to learn and also recognise the need to be accountable to each other as well as to You, as we seek to grow in grace corporately. Bless those that You have seen fit to equip each of us and `i pray that those who have been graced with the gift of teacher may motivate us all to be willing learners of You.

Lord I know that one day I will stand before Your Bema judgement seat and I long to hear You say, “well done good and faithful servant,” – Father I pray that in the days that I have ahead You will draw me close to Yourself so that I will not be found wanting on that glorious day when we stand in Your presence – face to face with You Lord,

Thank You in Jesus name

Amen
“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
(Matthew 12:36)
Category: Prayer for Accountability

Heavenly Father, how we praise that thank You for the sign of Jonah, which not only prefigured the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, but has given all who believe on the Him a blessed hope - knowing that because He rose to life immortal, we too will rise to newness of life. We pray for lost souls who doubt Your word and ask that in Your grace You would convict many of their need of Christ, and open their blinded eyes, before it is too late, so they too may come to a knowledge of the truth - this we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”
(Matthew 12:40)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 12:40

Heavenly Father, thank You that the clear message of salvation is that it is only by grace – through faith in the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You that there are no hoops that I have to jump through to gain Your acceptance – other than believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, Whom You have sent to be the propitiation for my sins, Thank You Father and it is in His name that I pray, AMEN.

“But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?”
(Matthew 12:48)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 12:48

Heavenly Father, help me to have a listening ear and to hear all that You have to say to me. Give me a teachable spirit and may I grow in grace and in a knowledge of You. Help me to trust implicitly Your Word for Your Word is truth, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
(Matthew 13:9)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 13:9

Heavenly Father, thank You that I am part of Your Body and that the truth of salvation in the finished work of Christ has been granted to me.. by Your grace. Open my ears to hear Your voice and to understand the truths that are hidden in Your word - and may I grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus, and be used by You to forward Your kingdom -as You see fit. Thy will be done, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:”
(Matthew 13:14)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 13:14

Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ died on the cross to pay the price for my sin. Thank You that He rose again, to break the power of sin in my life and to give me a new life in Christ. Thank You that I have been born from above and am Your child. Help me to listen to Your voice.. to be obedient to Your Word. May I to look to Jesus, moment by moment, and give me wisdom to discern who and what is not from You, so that I may eschew the evil and cling to the good - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN

“The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;”
(Matthew 13:38)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 13:38

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word of truth and the lessons that it teaches us. Thank You for Jesus and His beautiful example of a Man who demonstrated how to live in this frail human body to Your praise and glory. May I live as He did.. prepared to say in all things - Thy will not mine be done in my life - thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.”
(Matthew 14:13)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 14:13

Loving Father I want to praise and thank You for Your tender mercy towards all of Your children. As I am faced with the troubles of my life, I pray that You will help me to realise that no matter what happens, You are near to me at all times and that You are working all things in my life together to help to mature my faith. Help me Lord, to trust You more, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.”
(Matthew 14:27)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 14:27

Heavenly Father, thank You that You are in control of every single circumstance of life, and no matter how difficult, dangerous or distressing such times may become. Keep my heart from doubting Your Word and help me to trust You in all things, this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN. 

“And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”
(Matthew 14:31)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 14:31

Heavenly Father, thank You that You are my Lord and my God and that You stripped Yourself of Your heavenly glory to bring salvation to a lost and dying world. Thank You that You humbled Yourself by becoming a Man.. so that You could live a perfect life; die a sacrificial death and rise again the third day so that sinners such as I may be saved by grace through faith in You.. and live a victorious life, through the power of the Holy Spirit. May I live to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.”
(Matthew 14:33)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 14:33

Heavenly Father, search my heart I pray and root out any hypocrisy and legalism You find there - and may the words of my mouth reflect a heart that honours you in thought word and motive, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN. 

“Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.”
(Matthew 15:11)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 15:11

Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful compassion that Jesus showed to this Samaritan woman, who came to understand that the Jewish Messiah was the Lord Jesus - the perfect son of David and eternal Son of the most high God. Thank You that He is my Saviour too. Thank You that by grace through faith in Him I have received forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. Thank You that You fulfilled the whole Law on my behalf, when Jesus died as Israel's perfect, Passover Lamb, and my precious Sin-Sacrifice. As we trace the wonderful plan of redemption from Adam's sin, through Israel's history to the birth of Jesus, His sinless life, His sacrificial death, His glorious resurrection and ascension into heaven, I am filled with awe and wonder that You loved the world so much that You gave Your only begotten Son to die in my place - praise Your holy name - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

“But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
(Matthew 15:24)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 15:24

Heavenly Father, thank You for the encouraging story of the Canaanite woman, whose faith in You has helped to teach generations of Christians that it is not by becoming a Jew that we are saved - but by faith in Christ. Thank You that You sent Your only begotten Son to be born as the Jewish Messiah and Saviour of the world... and that by faith in Him we have the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. Continue to open my eyes to behold wonderful things in Your word, and guide me into all truth - this I pray in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.”
(Matthew 15:28)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 15:28

Gracious Lord and heavenly King how can we every thank You enough for setting aside the glory that You had with the Father from before the creation of the worlds – to come to earth and become our sin-substitute so that whosever will believe on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved and have eternal life – I believe that You are the Christ the Son of the Living God, Who died for my sin and rose again so that I may live – praise You holy name, AMEN.

“He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?”
(Matthew 16:15)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 16:15

Loving Father, thank You that You have drawn me with You chords of love to know the Lord Jesus as my personal Saviour and heavenly Friend. I believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God, the Saviour of the world, not created and equal with the Father, yet was born as a Man - and because of His sinless life and sacrifice of Himself on the cross – I have life, eternal life – abundant life for which I praise Your holy name, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
(Matthew 16:16)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 16:16

Heavenly Father, what a blessing it is to confess Jesus Christ as God and Saviour. Thank You for making Yourself known to the children of men and thank You for convicting me of sin, righteousness and judgement, so that with Simon Peter, I too can declare with all the saints, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Continue to guide me into all truth I pray, and may my life be a testimony to the truth that Christ alone has the words of eternal life - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.”
(Matthew 16:17)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 16:17

Loving Father, thank You that I am Your child and that Christ is the Rock of my Salvation. May I build my confession of faith upon Christ and Christ alone, who is my precious Saviour and loving Friend, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
(Matthew 16:18)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 16:18

Heavenly Father, I want to deny myself, take up my cross daily, and identify with my Saviour. Help me not to live for myself but rather to live for You. Help me lose my life for Your sake, knowing that this world holds nothing of value… but that to follow You will result in the greatest reward, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”
(Matthew 16:24)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 16:24

Loving heavenly Father, may I live for You alone. Help me to die to self so that I may live to Christ. Help me to live the crucified life ,so that in losing my own self-life, I may gain the “Christ’s-life,” living in me  — until I have died to self and live only for You, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name AMEN.

“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.”
(Matthew 16:25)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 16:25

Dear Lord, help me to live a life that is pleasing to You – a life that seeks Your will not mine, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
(Matthew 16:26)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 16:26

Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You for the truth of Your word and thank You that Christ set aside the glory of His majesty to be born into this world - to live a perfect life and to die a sacrificial death so that by faith in Him I might be saved. I stand in awe and wonder that Christ should strip Himself of His heavenly glory for love of me - thank You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.”
(Matthew 17:5)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 17:5

Heavenly Father, may the words of Christ dwell in me richly and help me to speak the truth in love in every situation that I may face. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be always acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.”
(Matthew 18:15)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 18:15

Loving Father, how glorious to know that the Lord Jesus is my living Head. May He lead and guide all my intercessions and prayers - my conversation and communion with others, both individually or corporately. As I gather together with other brothers and sisters, to pray and praise and worship You, I thank You that Christ is the Head in our midst. May all I say and do, both individually and corporately be honouring to You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
(Matthew 18:20)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 18:20

Loving Father, how I long to be more child-like in my attitude and actions, with the sort of faith that trusts You like a child and whose heart that is ever open towards You. Teach me Lord to live in purity of heart and gentleness of spirit so that Jesus may be reflected through me to those with whom I come in contact today, in His name I pray, AMEN.

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
(Matthew 19:14)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 19:14

Father I thank You that what is impossible for me is possible for You due to the merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour. Please help me to trust You in all things and not have confidence in my own abilities and resources, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”
(Matthew 19:26)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 19:26

Heavenly Father, search my heart and see if there is any carnality or wicked ways in me that is dishonouring to You. Help me to learn how to live for You and I pray that you would open my heart to greater understanding of Your Word, so that I may grow in grace and in a knowledge of You - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.”
(Matthew 21:13)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 21:13

Heavenly Father, thank You for the many lessons that I can learn from the Scriptures. Keep me from the sort of religion superiority and spiritual myopia that was demonstrated by the religious leaders whose pride and practice prevented them from seeing Jesus.. May I keep the eyes of my heart on Him every moment of the day and may the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart become perfected praise to the honour of Your name. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased,”
(Matthew 21:15)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 21:15

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word and the lessons You are teaching me through it. Thank You that Your word is true and that You have not finished with Your people Israel. Thank You that because of Israel’s unbelief I have become a citizen of heaven and joint heir with Christ. We pray for the day when Your people cry out in repentance for Salvation and will rejoice with them when the kingdom, that was promised to Abraham, Isaac, Israel and David is fully and finally realised. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN

“Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.”
(Matthew 21:43)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 21:43

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your grace I have been given an opportunity to come into Your kingdom and eat of the spiritual food from heaven and drink of the waters of life that only come by faith in Christ. I am not worthy to gather up the crumbs under Your table and yet in Your grace You have lifted me out of the miry clay; set my feet on the Rock of my salvation and clothed me in the robe of Christ's own righteousness - for His name sake. To Him be all praise and glory, for ever and ever - AMEN.

“Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.”
(Matthew 22:9)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 22:9

Loving Father thank You for loving me when I was dead in my sins and for bringing me into Your family, simply because I trusted the Lord Jesus as Saviour – Lord I want to love you with every part of my being. May I live as You would choose and love You with all my heart and soul and strength and mind, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”
(Matthew 22:37)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 22:37

Heavenly Father, thank You that the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable. Thank You that I have been saved by grace through faith in Christ and that the day is coming when Israel as a nation will once again proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom to a lost and dying world. We pray that a multitude without number will be saved during that time of terrible tribulation - and we will give You all the glory and praise for Your goodness and grace to the children of men, in Jesus name we pray, AMEN

“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
(Matthew 24:14)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 24:14

Heavenly Father, Thank You that Jesus is the risen ascended and glorified Word of God, Whose words will never fail. Thank You that Jesus is the living Word of God, Whose promises stand fast for ever and ever. Thank You that no matter what happens in this world and no matter what trials and tribulations I may face - I pray that I may hold fast to Your Word of truth which can never fail. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
(Matthew 24:35)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 24:35

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word and for the lessons that You would have me to learn. I pray that I may faithfully fulfil all the work that You have called me to do with a cheerful disposition as I watch for Your return and occupy until You come to Your praise and glory - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?”
(Matthew 24:45)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 24:45

Heavenly Father, thank You for the Word of truth and the many lessons that it contains for our learning. Thank You for this amazing passage which take us step by step through the prophesised events of the great tribulation, and the things that will take place, when Israel returns to You, and cries out to You for salvation - when Christ returns to earth, in power and great glory, to set up His millennial rule on earth. Teach me all that I should learn, and enable me to live my life according to Your perfect plans and purposes, during this Church dispensation. May I watch for Christ's any day return for His Church, and give me an opportunity to share the good news of the gospel of grace, with a world that has been blinded by the evil one. Help me to do only those things that are righteous in Your eyes, and to watch for Your any day return, so that I may hear You say well done - when I stand before You. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
(Matthew 25:23)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 25:23

Heavenly Father, thank You that I am not appointed for wrath, but have been saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus. Thank You that You have told us the end from the beginning, so that we do not need to fear, knowing that You are in control and that one day You will set up Your kingdom of righteousness and peace. We pray that many may come to faith in Jesus today, in Whose name we pray, AMEN.

“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:”
(Matthew 25:31)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 25:31

Dear heavenly Father thank You that Your Word is true and we have all we need for life and godliness contained within the sacred pages of Scripture. I pray that my heart and mind would be open to Your pure scrutiny and that all I say and do would honour You. Thank You that You know the end from the beginning and I pray that any evil that is being secretly plotted today, to dishonour Your name and shipwreck the faith of Your people, will be exposed and that truth will prevail. Thank You for sending Jesus to be the sacrifice for my sin and that He took the punishment I deserve so that I could be declared righteous in Your eyes - praise Your holy Name, AMEN.

“And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.”
(Matthew 26:4)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 26:4

Heavenly Father, thank You for the blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. Thank You for Your promise of a new and eternal covenant which would be a covenant of the Spirit rather than one based on the letter of the Law. Thank You that Jesus came to cut the new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah and that Christ gave His Church the Last Supper, as an everlasting remembrance of His sacrificial offering for the sin of the world. Thank You that Jesus came as the final Passover Lamb, who takes away the sin of the world and that He is returning as the resurrected Lord Who sits on the throne. We praise Your holy name for Your plans and purposes, which have been reveled to all who will believe - in Jesus' name we pray, AMEN.

“For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”
(Matthew 26:28)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 26:28

Thank You Lord for Your Word of truth and the lessons it teaches me day by day. I understand that in my own strength I would soon fall into some narcotic slumber, because my heart is grieved by all that is coming on the world - yet in Your strength and with Your sufficient grace I know that I can face the future. Give me Your strength I pray, to faithfully keep watch with my Lord Jesus in His continuous ministry of intercession, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?”
(Matthew 26:40)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 26:40

Heavenly Father, as I consider the passion of Christ and the enormous pressures and pain He underwent on my account, I can only praise and thank You for Your immeasurable gift and His incalculable grace. I understand that my own, fallen fleshly resolve is weak, and that a powerful enemy is seeking to shipwreck my faith. But thanks be to God that in Christ, I have all I need to stand firm, as I watch and pray. Help me to rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing and in everything, to give thanks and praise for Your goodness and grace. Help me, Father, to watch and pray in spirit and truth, and to abide in Christ day by day, to Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
(Matthew 26:41)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 26:41

Heavenly Father thank You that You gave Your only begotten Son to take the punishment that I deserve and died on the cross to pay the price for my sin - and thank You that He rose the third day so that by faith in Him I may be made the righteousness of God. May I never become so familiar with the horror of Christ's suffering and death that I forget that it was the terrible consequences of my sin that caused Jesus to stretch out His arms of love for me on Calvary's cross, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!”
(Matthew 27:29)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 27:29

Heavenly Father, thank You for Christ's sacrifice on the cross so that all who believe on Him might be saved and that by believing on His name we are redeemed - thank You in Jesus name. AMEN.

“And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.”
(Matthew 27:35)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 27:35

Father God, forgive me for my lack of understanding of all that it meant for Christ suffer on cross for me. Thank You that He chose to remain nailed to the cross and to pay the price for my sin so that I might live eternally. Praise His holy name, AMEN

“He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.”
(Matthew 27:42)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 27:42

Heavenly Father, when I consider the enormity of what Christ did for me at Calvary.. I cannot begin to comprehend what it meant for Him to be separated from You, as He took the full force of Your justified wrath upon Himself, on account of my sin and bore the full weight of my transgressions and guilt upon His sinless shoulders. My heart will be unfeignedly thankful and I pray that I may show forth my thanks and love, not only with my lips but in my life, by presenting my body as a living sacrifice unto You and giving up myself to Your service - this I pray in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
(Matthew 27:46)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 27:46

Loving Father, as I reflect on the awesome scene that took place when the Lord Jesus suffered and died for me, I bless Your name for revealing to me the gospel of grace and for drawing me into Your family as Your child. May I never become so 'familiar' with this scene that I forget its true significance. I worship before Your throne for You truly are my most wonderful Saviour and I love You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.”
(Matthew 27:54)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 27:54

Heavenly Father, thank You for the encouragement we receive from the courageous actions of Joseph of Arimathea and his friend Nicodemus, who were not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, but fulfilled Your plans and purposes by boldly asking to take Christ's lifeless body for burial, in a prepared tomb. Thank You that there is no-one excluded from Your gift of salvation - from the thief on the cross to these two members of the immoral Sanhedrin, who believed God's word and fulfilled Scriptures by their actions. I pray that I may live the rest of my life to Your praise and glory and that I finish the work You have prepared for me to do. This I ask in Jesus' name AMEN.

“When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:”
(Matthew 27:57)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 27:57

Dear Father God, thank You for seeing past the evil of death, and bringing about Christ’s resurrection. Thank You that we no longer need to fear death and hell and thank You for placing us in Christ. Show us more of Him we pray, and may we participate in the fellowship of His sufferings and the power of His resurrection. May there be less of me and more of Him today, and may Christ shine through my life, as I go out into the world and tell of the wonders of His grace – in Jesus' name. AMEN.

“He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”
(Matthew 28:6)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 28:6

Heavenly Father, what an astonishing lesson to learn from the wonderful story of the resurrection, where the tears of the women and the doubts of Christ's disciples caused them to forget the truth of Your Word and the glorious gospel of Christ - His sacrifice for sin and His victory over death. I pray that I will not allow the emotions of my heart, the imaginations of my mind and the difficulties of life's circumstances to eclipse the truth of Your word; or overshadow the many precious promises that are ours, by faith in Him. May I stand on the truth of Scripture; obey Your commands; trust Your promises and never forget that Your Word is steadfast; sure; living; powerful; sharper than any double-edged sword and cannot be broken. I pray that with every passing day I would stand fast on its truth and not be shaken - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.”
(Matthew 28:7)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 28:7

Heavenly Father, I stand amazed at Your grace and goodness and that You would give Your only begotten Son to live a perfect life and die a sacrificial death for ME. Thank You that all power in heaven and earth is His and that I am secure in His hand. Keep me from unfounded worry and foolish fretting, knowing that He is in ultimate control of my life and that Your perfect plans and purposes for all humanity will finally be fulfilled through Him. To Him be all praise and glory for ever and ever, AMEN.

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
(Matthew 28:18)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 28:18

Heavenly Father, it is my desire to know You more; to learn more of You and to become a true disciple of Jesus Christ. Give me a teachable spirit I pray, so that I may grow in grace. And I pray that You would enable me to go and disciple others in Your strength, so that together we all come to a knowledge of the truth in Christ Jesus, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”
(Matthew 28:19)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 28:19

Bedtime Prayer For Bad Dreams

Loving Father You have graciously given us the night time for slumber and sleep so that we may be rested and refreshed in body soul and spirit, but all to often the imagination of our hearts, the thoughts of our minds and the difficulties that we are facing in life conjure up unwholesome imagination and unpleasant mental pictures, which all too often interrupt our sleep and can even cause us to be tormented with restlessness, bad dreams and frightening nightmares.

And so we bring to You those  that are struggling with this sort of interrupted sleep, knowing that this is not what You want for any of Your children.. for Your Word says:- “I will lay me down to sleep in peace, for You, Lord, make me to dwell in safety.” Father this is what You desire for all Your children and so we ask that You would guide those that are experiencing difficulties in their sleep pattern or who are being tormented by sleeplessness, dreams or nightmares, to fix their mind on You and reflect on the glory of Your holy name and  perfect character.. as they prepare to go to sleep each night. 

We pray that those who are struggling with interrupted sleep will learn to fix their thoughts on You and meditate on that which is good and true, honorable and right, pure and lovely, and admirable. We pray that they will learn to take every thought captive to Christ and reflect on Your love and grace.. and all that is excellent. and worthy of praise - so that instead of fearing nightmares and interrupted sleep, they may approach bedtime in quite stillness of heart and fall into a relaxed sleep each night, as they rest in Your love - and in the morning wake refreshed in body soul and spirit, in Jesus name we pray,

Amen

“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
(Matthew 28:20)
Category: Bedtime Prayers