Loving heavenly Father, thank You for all my brothers and sisters in Christ who have come to faith in You. May each one grow in grace and become more and more like Jesus Christ. Thank You for their lives and for the love and faith they have in You. Open doors of opportunity so that they may share the good news of Salvation with those that are lost and welcome them at last into Your everlasting kingdom with the words, “well done good and faithful servant”, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for my brothers and sisters in Christ, knowing that we are all one in Him and I pray that the fellowship of OUR faith may become effective through knowing every good thing that is in us, for the glory of Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen
Thank You Lord for loving me so much that You sent Your only begotten Son to die on my behalf on a cruel cross and take upon Himself my sins. Thank You that He identified with my sinfulness so that I might be identified with His righteousness, by grace through faith in Christ. How grateful I am that while I was still a lost sinner Christ died for me.
How thankful I am Lord that You searched me out and found me and brought me back into Your family, even though I was dead in my sins and at enmity with You. Praise Your holy name, for You are a good God and Your loving-kindness endures forever and I will be eternally grateful that You are my God and I am Your child.
Thank You that You are my helper and healer. Thank You that You are my refuge and strength and thank You that You have surrounded me with people who love me dearly.. and whom I love too. Lord I do not deserve any of Your grace and goodness and yet day by day You pour new and rich mercies into my lap and cover me with Your blessings. Praise God that You are the Rock of my Salvation,
Heavenly Father, as I read through the little letter from Paul to Philemon, how good it is to see the many lessons we can learn from this unfortunate incident, where a runaway slave returned to his master, as a born-again brother in Christ. Thank You that the things in life that were once useless to You can be used for Your praise and glory, when a life in given over to Jesus. Help me to act responsibly in the work you have given me to do and I pray that I may show godly grace and Christ-like love to my brothers and sisters in Christ - knowing you work all things together for good. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the beautiful illustration of practical, Christian love for one another, that is written in the book of Philemon. I pray that I may incorporate the same practical love and living faith towards God and my fellow Christians, that was found in Philemon. May my life become a living example of gracious love - that reflects the deep love of Christ for me - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.