Dear Father God, thank You for seeing past the evil of death and bringing about Christ’s resurrection. Thank You that I no longer need to fear death and hell, and thank You for placing me in Christ. Show me more of Him I pray, and may I 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.
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 would not allow the emotions of my heart, the imaginations of my mind, or the difficulties of life's circumstances, to eclipse the truth of Your Word or overshadow the many precious promises that are mine 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.
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 forever and ever, AMEN.
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 come to a knowledge of the truth in Christ Jesus, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
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,