Prayer for Matthew 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”
(Matthew 5:45)
Category: Prayers for Rain

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