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

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

Prayer For Guidance While In A Different Country

Dear Lord, I ask You to guide me and give me wisdom as I move away from my family and my home country to work in a foreign place. I ask You to be with me in all that I do as I face the challenge of learning to live and work in a different culture with different standards and beliefs. Enable me to adjust to the differences but not be caught up in the things if this world.

Give me wisdom and discernment to as I meet new people, and help me to be both cautious in my dealings as well as kind in my actions. May I walk in the path that You have called me to go and not stray from Your guidance.

Provide I pray all my needs and necessities and provide me with health and strength as I face the challenges that face me - and be the best that I can be in the place that You have called me to go.

Be with all my loved ones that I am leaving behind and keep them safe in the arms of Jesus, day by day and bring us back together in Your way and Your own good time. I ask this in the name of my Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Amen
“And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.”
(Matthew 2:12)
Category: Prayers for Guidance

Prayer Of Repentance Following An Abortion

Heavenly Father, You know all that I have done in my life, and how I have skirted around the issue of my abortion, dismissed the significance of this sin in my life and tried to pretend that it was no big deal.

But Lord, I now confess to You this terrible sin and realise increasingly that it is detestable in Your sight to abort a new little life. I confess my wrongdoing and grieve to think of the unborn baby that I chose to terminate in my womb.

I confess my sin and repent of my casual attitude and ask for Your healing touch on my life. Help me to release this painful memory to You and to accept that Your promise of forgiveness to all who repent of their sins and turn to Christ.

Thank You that You paid the price for all my sins at Calvary and that You have promised to remove them as far as the east is from the west… Thank You in Jesus name,

Amen

“Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:”
(Matthew 3:8)
Category: Prayer for Abortion

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

For My Grandma Who Is Not Well



Dear God, I just want to bring my precious Grandma to You as she is quite poorly and I just ask Lord that You would touch her with Your healing hands and restore her to full health and strength – but oh Lord I also know that she is getting older and her health has been deteriorating quite rapidly over the past few months.

Father I know that our times are in Your hands and for everything there is a season and I know Lord that life does not continue indefinitely, nevertheless I do pray that she may be restored to good health.

Be with her Lord in her sickness and may she feel Your presence with her. Provide for all her needs I pray and I ask Lord that the doctors may identify the right medicines to help speed her recovery. Keep her close to You loving arms and may she find her rest in You especially during this period of sickness. I ask this in Jesus name.

Amen
“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.”
(Matthew 4:23)
Category: Prayers for Grandmothers

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

Prayer Of Comfort for the Grieving

Lord Jesus I know that You are close to those that are broken-hearted and grieving in their soul and that You rescue those that are crushed in spirit. Draw near to Your many children who are facing times of sadness and loss and draw each one ever closer into Your precious arms of love and support.

Thank You that You are wonderfully good to all who wait for You and seek You, and I pray that those of my brothers and sisters in Christ who, – for whatever reason – are facing times of grief and hardship in their lives - that in Your grace and mercy You would draw very close to each one and gently carry them on Your shoulders, as a Shepherd carries a little lamb that has been torn by the briars.

Be close to all that are grieving today I pray, and flood their souls with hope – knowing that underneath are Your everlasting arms.

Give me a heart that is sensitive to those that are grieving, the wisdom to know when to speak words of comfort or when to keep silent. And Lord I also pray that You would use my life to be a channel of encouragement and hope, through whom the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ will flow into their hearts – to heal and help.

Thank You Lord that You are a God that answers prayers. Amen
“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”
(Matthew 5:4)
Category: Prayers for Grief

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

Purity Prayer To Reflect The Love of God

Thank You Father God that I have been made clean through the blood of my Saviour Jesus Christ. Thank You that my sins have been washed away forever, and I pray that as I live the Christian life I may be continuously cleansed through the washing of the Word of God – for Your Word is pure and wholesome – Your Word is light and life.. Sanctify me by Your Word of grace I pray.

Help me to look deeply into Your Word of truth, knowing that the more that I am washed and cleansed by the written Word of God, the more I will come to see the lovely face of the living Word of God- my beautiful Saviour - Jesus Christ my Lord

I pray that my heart and mind may be purified daily but the cleansing flood that comes from You and I pray that rivers of living water may flow from You through me to others – so that I may reflect the love of God in my life and point others to Christ. May the face of Jesus my Saviour be the only thing that others see in me – for I must decrease so that He may increase – I ask this in Jesus name

Amen

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”
(Matthew 5:8)
Category: Prayer for Purity

Prayer For Healing And Wholeness

Dear Lord, I know that You are a God Who heals all manner of sickness and illness through the power of Your Holy Spirit. I ask that by His power You would send healing and wholeness to all who are afflicted at this time with illnesses and diseases.

Send comfort and strength at this time of difficulty - in Jesus' precious name,

Amen
“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
(Matthew 5:9)
Category: Prayers for Healing

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 disasters and distress through the actions and attitudes of selfish, sinful men - a world that has chosen to turn its back on the One who is true Light, Life and Love. 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

Prayer Of Confession For Anger Harboured In My Heart

Loving Lord I confess that there is much bitterness and anger in my heart and I come to You knowing that there is nothing that I can do to rid myself of this suffocating handicap in my life.

Search me within Lord and expose all that is not pleasing in Your sight and help me to find a closure to the deep rooted anger which seems to be rooted in a deep-seated unforgiveness.

Forgive me Lord for the pain for I know my anger has hurt so many people – yet I realise that my sin of anger is directed against You and it is against You alone that I have sinned in this way.

Also I pray that You will create in me a forgiving heart towards all those that have hurt me so deeply. And knowing that the Lord Jesus forgave me so many sins, I confess that I too should forgive others – just as God for Christ’s sake forgave me all my sin.

Thank You that in You I have victory against all my sin, including my anger – for in Christ the power of sin has been broken in my life because I trust in His name -

Thank You Lord –I trust You to take away all the anger within me and fill me with Your perfect peace- for You have promised to keep all in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on YOU

Amen
“But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”
(Matthew 5:22)
Category: Prayers for Anger

Reconciliation for an Estranged Wife

Dear Father God, I am so distressed because my wife of many years has walked out on me, intending to carve out a future without me. Oh Lord, she is my wife and I love her so dearly but we are now estranged from each other and my life is falling apart without her.

I need You Lord, to uphold me with Your gracious right hand and pray that in Your time and Your way You would reconcile our differences and enable us to move forward with greater love and understanding than we had before.

Forgive me Lord for the part that I played in causing this estrangement between us to develop – without recognising the signs that were happening. Lord I was not the husband I could have been – of should have been… and though there were faults on both sides, I pray that You will help us to reconcile the difficulties between us and bring us back together and reunite us in love again. Lord that I may learn to love as You loved us – knowing that love suffers long and in kind – and thinks for the other.. Help me Lord to be the husband I should be – and bring us back into each other arms I pray…

Thank You Lord for hearing my prayer,

Amen
“Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.”
(Matthew 5:24)
Category: Prayers for Reconciliation

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

Prayer Against The Temptation To Return To My Addiction

Dear Lord, how I thank You for Your grace towards me for you have lifted me up out of the pit that my life was in and set my feet on the rock of my Salvation, which is Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour. Thank You for freeing me from the shame and sin of my addiction, which has robbed me of so many of years of my life and caused me to lose not only my home but many of my friends and family as well.

Lord Jesus there are those that would seek to entice me back into the shadow from which I escaped and are trying to almost blackmail me into returning back to my life of crime and debauchery – but I have been set free and I do not want to return – keep me from temptation on those occasions when I feel alone and protect me from the pressures that I have been put under on certain occasions to return.

Lord I know that ALL my past sins have been forgiven and that I am clothed in the righteousness of Christ Jesus – keep me walking in the path of holiness and protect me from those that are still slaves to their addictions – I pray Lord that You will rescue those of my friends that are still enthralled in the world of addiction – I ask this in Jesus name.

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)
Category: Prayers for Addiction

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

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

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

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, 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

Prayer For Rain In A Drought

Dear Lord, we are facing a sever drought and we plead with You to open the heavens and send rain on this dry and thirsty land. Lord we know that You are the one that sends the rain and You are the one that can withhold the rain, but we pray that You would look down in pity on our waterless land and send the rain to water the land, reviving the land and the people.

Lord we do not deserve You grace and mercy, for we have not loved and served You as we should – but You are long-suffering and of great goodness and You would send rivers of water over the vegetation and fill up the water-hold and well – for the earth is parched and we do not know what to do.

Lord for Your Holy Names sake we ask that You would send the rains in this land soon, for we have no hope but You – for You have promised to give rain upon the earth and send water on the fields – You have promised that the seasons will not fail and that the harvest will continue to provide their bounty – but without the life-giving water, we are going to have to face very severe consequences. In Your mercy send us rain in the dry and dusty land, we pray in Jesus name.

Amen

“And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.”
(Matthew 7:25)
Category: Prayers for Rain

Prayer For Healing After An Abortion

Loving Lord, I come to You and confess my sin of abortion, and ask that Your healing grace would touch my heart today. The remembrance of it is eating me inside and I need Your healing grace and loving forgiveness.

I cast this great burden onto You, knowing that You have promised to heal those that are broken-hearted and to bind up the inner wounds of those that are hurting.

I know that the consequences of our wrong choices can bring much pain, but I also know that You are a God Who has promised to forgive and heal all who come to You with a contrite heart and that You will remember our sins no more.

Forgive me Lord, heal my life.. create in me a clean hear I pray and renew a right spirit within me – this I ask in Jesus name,

Amen

“That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”
(Matthew 8:17)
Category: Prayer for Abortion

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

Prayers For Good Health

Prayer of Thankfulness For Health And Strength Loving Father,

I just want to thanks You for the wonderful way that You have kept me in such good health, for so many years, and protected me from so many troublesome diseases.

You have lifted me up when I have been down; supported me through times of weakness and You have also healed me, when I have succumbed to a bed of sickness.

Keep me I pray in good health and strength - let me run and not grow weary and may I be used as a comfort and support to those that are not so fortunate as I.

Amen
“But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.”
(Matthew 9:12)
Category: Prayers for Healing

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

Prayer for Personal Healing

Dear God, I know that my times are in Your hands and I also believe that You care about everything in my life - and are not surprised by anything that happens to any of Your children. I believe that You make all things work together, for the good of us that love You - and I believe that You care for each one of us with a prefect and holy love.

I come to You today because my health has been deteriorating with some ailment that has not been diagnosed -I am not sure what to do, but I know that You understand everything about me. I believe that You know exactly what I need to bring me back to full health and strength and I am trusting You in this time of illness in my life.

Please God, I ask for Your healing touch on my life – and pray that You would bring to my attention the treatment that is best suited for my condition. Please direct me in the way that I should go at this difficult time in my life, Thank You dear God,

Amen.
“Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”
(Matthew 10:8)
Category: Prayers for Healing

Prayer To Keep Me From Fear When Times Are Hard

Lord Jesus I come to You because when I look at the hard times that we are facing – my heart seems to fail as I don’t know which way to turn – except to You. Thank You that You have always been there for me and thank You that you have always come through with Your help in time of need - always at the right time and always in the right way.

Keep me from fear of what tomorrow may bring, knowing that I do not need to be afraid or fearful, because You have promised supply all my needs according to Your riches in mercy.

Thank YOU Lord, for Your Word which has so many beautiful truths and wonderful promises …that You are always there to help when times are hard – and thank You for this scripture from the Bible, which someone gave me today: do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Thank You for this lovely truth and for the many promises that You have given to all Your children. May my heart rest in You Lord and keep me from fear in these difficult times, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen
“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
(Matthew 10:28)
Category: Prayers for Hard Times

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. 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

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 Personal Accountability

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, 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’ eyes.

Keep me humble before Your throng of grace and may I walk the way of the cross day be day - with the Spirit as my teacher and the Word of God washing me clean. Thank You for all my Christian friends and brothers and keep us all walking close to You in the days that lie ahead, in Jesus name I pray,

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

Prayer For Christian Brothers And Sisters

Dear God – the only source of healing and hope and the one fountain of peace and hope – look down in pity and mercy on Your many children who are facing adversity and afflicted by the miseries that this world system is imposing.

Provide for the needs for all those that are called by Your name, who are facing financial hardships and health problems. Enrich them with Your heavenly hope; nourish them with all Your goodness and bring each of them safely into their promised home ,

In Jesus name 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)
Category: Prayers for Healing

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

Prayer Of Gratitude For Parents

Dear heavenly Father, how I thank and praise You for my parents who have been so faithful in loving and caring for me with such selflessness. I am so grateful that I was their child and that You saw fit for me to become part of their family.
 
I know that so often I have taken them for granted and have not been as helpful as I should, but their constant love and support throughout my life has become such a wonderful example of parenthood and I am so grateful for them both.
 
Draw close to them I pray and surround them with Your loving arms. Bless them with both health and contentment and be to them a tower of strength, as the both are getting a little older. I ask this in Jesus name,
 
Amen

“For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.”
(Matthew 15:4)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

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

A Deep Abiding with My Heavenly Vine

Dear Father, who art in heaven, thank You that YOU are my heavenly Husbandman and that You tend my life with such care and concern. Cleanse me and prune me and take away anything that you discover in me that does not glorify Your holy name.

Thank You Father that I am a heavenly branch that is united to my heavenly Vine, the lovely Lord Jesus Christ. May His life flow through mine as sap flows through the branch that is engrafted into its parent stem. Fill me with and inflow Your fullness so that I may live and move and grow and bear fruit as I abide more and more in You,

Amen.

“But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.”
(Matthew 15:13)
Category: Prayers on Abiding in Christ

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

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

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

Guide Me Through All Of Life’s Obstacles

Help me Lord Jesus to keep my whole focus on You. Life is becoming so hard and difficult that at times it is not easy to keep the eyes of my heart looking to Jesus as I know I should – for without Him I can do nothing…At times Lord I feel that I am losing my way in life but I know that as I rest in You, I will hear the gentle promptings from Your Spirit saying, “this is the way – walk in it…”

Sometimes Lord, I confess that when things get tough I try in my own strength to sort out my own problems - and work out what I ought to do myself, without turning to You first… and inevitably I seem to make the wrong choice…I know that You have a plan for my life – and I also know that living in this world is not easy – but I also know that my sufficiency is in You and that Your strength is made perfect as I rest in You – help me to apply this truth in my life.

Guide me Lord through all the obstacles of life and help me with the many choices I have to make on a daily basis. May I truly learn to look to You as my Guide and Strength, in Jesus name I pray,

AMEN
“Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.”
(Matthew 18:8)
Category: Prayers for Guidance

Prayer For A Grandchild Who Has Gone Astray

Dear Loving Lord, how grieved I am that my precious grandchild whom I love so dearly has chosen to walk away from you and to seemingly forge a future without God in their life.

Lord You know that this dear grandchild has been taught the truth of Scripture from the cradle and has been covered in pray from many quarters – even before being born. And Lord, You know that as a child they were taught the truth of the Lord Jesus and even made a commitment at an early age to accept You as their Saviour… Father it grieves and saddens me and I plead with You to intervene in their life and bring them back to You..

Father I know that nothing can snatch Your little lambs from Your hands or Your Father’s hands –and I trust You Lord, that You will keep Your hand upon my grandchild so that they return into Your loving arms of forgiveness….

Thank You Lord that even we become careless and unfaithful to You- You never give up on us.. Lord I trust the future of my grandchild into YOUR hands and pray that whatever it takes – You would draw them back into the way of truth, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen

“How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?”
(Matthew 18:12)
Category: Prayers for Grandchildren

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

Gratitude For Answered Prayer

Thank You Father for Your goodness and mercy to me, and to all men, which is new every morning and for the wonderful answers to prayer for which I praise and glorify Your name.
 
Thank You that I have access to the throne of grace, to find mercy and grace to help in time of need and day by day I praise and thank  You  hear that You hear and answer the cries of my heart and supply all my needs according to Your riches in glory.
 
Thank You Lord for the simple things in life that we so often take for granted.. the sun and stars;  the flowers and trees; our daily food and clothing;  my home and family and the peace and joy that comes from knowing You.
 
Thank You also for sharing in my sorrows and joys; and for the sufficient grace and strength that we receive day by day and thank You Lord for dying for me on the cross as my Redeemer – paying the price for my sins so that I may have Your life and live with You in heaven forever. May my heart be truly thankful and may I live my life in a manner that is pleasing to You to Your honour and glory, in Jesus name I pray,
 
Amen

“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
(Matthew 21:22)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

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

For The Hard Times That I Am Facing Today

Lord I am facing such hard times – times that have become much more difficult with each passing day and at times I get quite anxious and afraid, wondering how we are going to manage.

Lord I know that You have promised to care for all Your children – but there are so many… I don’t understand how You can care for us all… nevertheless I want to trust You to keep Your word because You have promised – and You are faithful to keep Your promises.

Thank You Lord that You are my light and my salvation. I know that there is nothing to worry about when You are my strength and stay – Lord I believe that there is nothing that You cannot do – please help my unbelief Lord Jesus, for I know that when You are the stronghold of my life there is nothing of which to be afraid…

Thank You Lord

Amen
“And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!”
(Matthew 24:19)
Category: Prayers for Hard Times

Purity Prayer - To Flee Fornication

Dear Lord God, I seek a true inner purity that only comes from You and I come to You, knowing that I stand unclean, impure and wretched before Your perfect throne of purity and truth. Lord I ask Your forgiveness for the way that I have not honoured You with my body – knowing that I have engaged in many impure acts and unchaste thoughts. I confess that I am unworthy to even kneel before Your perfect presence – and yet I now understand that Christ died to pay the price for all my sins and all my impurities. Thank You that by believing in Jesus, Who died to pay the price for all my sins, You have washed me clean from every dishonouring act. Thank You Father.

Help me Lord to flee fornication and all the accompanying evils that flow from illicit sexual relationships and unclean thoughts – knowing that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who dwells in me and lives within my heart. Help me to keep my outward actions and inner thoughts pure before Your eyes – whether I am in the public view or hid in a secret place, and away from the gaze of the world’s eye.

Purify the eyes of my heart and help me to keep the focus of my mind on the Lord Jesus - and develop in me I pray, thoughts, words, deeds and motives that are pure in Your sight and that will honour Your Holy name, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen

“But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:”
(Matthew 24:20)
Category: Prayer for Purity

Prayer and Praise During Advent

Dear heavenly Father, at this time of the year when the Church remembers the first coming of our Lord and Saviour into the world, we want to lift up our hearts and voices in prayer and praise to You, for sending the Lord Jesus Christ into the world to be our Saviour– so that through his blood we may be brought back into a right relationship with Yourself and receive the gift of eternal life – by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

At this time our thoughts are specially drawn in remembrance to the wonderful time, so long ago, when God in His grace sent the eternal Son of His love into the world to become the propitiation for our sins. How we rejoice when we recall that He set aside His glory and great majesty to take on the form of a man and be born into this world as a tiny baby, in such humble circumstances.

Lord in a world that is become more secular, I pray that the people of God who are called by Your name would take time to reflect with awe and wonder on this amazing truth and to prepare our hearts for the time when Jesus Christ will return again in power and great glory at His second Advent..

Purify our hearts we pray and sanctify our lives so they we may serve you in newness of life not only in this special season of Advent but every day of our lives – until You come to take us to be with You forever, in Jesus name we pray,

Amen
“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”
(Matthew 24:30)
Category: Prayers for Advent

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

Praise for the First and Second Advents of the Lord

Dear Father God, how we rejoice when we call to our minds the glorious truth that the eternal Light of the world came to earth as a baby to become the Redeemer of mankind – to give His life for a lost world and to pour peace and hope into the hearts of a people who were estranged from their Creator God.

Father may our lives reflect His love as we look back in time to the first Advent of our Lord and Saviour – but let us never forget that there is a future Advent – a second coming when the earth will be filled with the glory of God once again – as the waters cover the sea.

Lord we know that You are returning and not as a tiny baby lying in a humble manger and wrapped in swaddling clothes but as a conquering King Who is to come to rescue His people Israel.

But Lord we know that first You are to come in the clouds to take Your church back to Your heavenly home – when the dead in Christ will rise first and we will all be changed in a moment - to become like unto You Lord Jesus.

Lord I pray that Your Church will prepare herself for Your soon return. Lord I pray that Your Body will be ready for that glorious day when You come to take us home to be with Yourself. Lord I beseech You that Your bride – who is the Church will be pure and holy, without spot and wrinkle or any such thing.. and Lord.. start that work in ME I pray, in Jesus name

Amen
“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
(Matthew 24:37)
Category: Prayers for Advent

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

Healing For My Long Time Illness

Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for being with me through all the ups and downs of my life and for the many blessings that You have given me for which I praise and thank You.

Lord – You know the illness that I have been struggling with for a long time now and that there is little that seems to be able to be done by the medical profession - but Lord I believe that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and that You know every part of my body - and You know exactly why I have been ill for so long. Lord, I come to You now asking that You would work a full recovery in my body – whatever is causing this persistent problem - and I pray that You would, in Your mercy give me back the health and strength I need…

Lord if there is anything that is lacking in my diet or anything that is causing this ongoing problem within my body – I pray that You would show me so that it may be finally dealt with – Restore again my health and strength I pray and guide me along the path that You have planned for me, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen
“After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.”
(Matthew 25:19)
Category: Prayers for Recovery

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

Prayer Of Support To Those Overwhelmed

Loving Lord and Heavenly king, I want to lift up some dear friends of mind that are going through much grief at the moment and are finding it so difficult to come to terms with all that has taken place in the last few days…

I humbly ask that You would come to them and provide the comfort they need to come to terms with all that has happened - and the strength to face the reality that things will never be as they were.

Lord I know that their grief seems to be overwhelming them and I am hurting for them, and know not what to do to help – and so I am coming to You to in prayer, to ask that You will meet each of them at their point of need and help them to turn to You at this sad time.

I pray that as the day passes Your healing touch will comfort and succour them in this time of distress and may this be a thing that causes each of them to draw closer to You, knowing that You alone can heal the broken-hearted and bring joy out of pain.

Thank You Lord for being there for me and into Your hands I place each one of these dear ones who have such sadness in their hearts – I KNOW in Whom I believe and an confident that You will bring good out of this situation – and to You be all the praise and glory,

Amen
“Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.”
(Matthew 26:38)
Category: Prayers for Grief

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

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, 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

Thank You Father for Jesus. Thank You that He is the Head of His body and thank You that He is with me no matter what difficulties press in on me or what evil circumstances surround me. Thank You for His reassuring presence and His precious promise to be with me always. Give me the grace and opportunity to witness for You and to teach the truth of Your word, to all with whom I come in contact - to Your praise and glory, 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)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 28:20