Prayer for Matthew 15

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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

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

“This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.”
(Matthew 15:8)
Category: Prayer for Purity

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

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