Heavenly Father, thank You for all that I have received in Christ. Thank You for Your love and the consolation that is brings. Thank You for Your grace and Your compassion and the gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Thank that that I am accepted in Christ and part of that heavenly company that has received life eternal by faith in Christ. I pray that together with my brothers and sisters in Christ we may live in spiritual unity and godly harmony - being of one mind; maintaining the same love; united in spirit and intent on one purpose - which is to be increasingly transformed into the image and likeness of Christ - to His praise and glory AMEN.
Father, it is my desire to do nothing out of selfish motives or ungodly incentives, but rather I pray that I may in humility of heart, value others above myself, to Your praise and glory. Help me to value the needs and concerns of another more than my own and keep me humble in heart and low at the cross - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, help me to recognise and respond to the needs or others.. willingly, cheerfully and with humility of heart and gentleness of spirit. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how wonderful it is to know that I am Your child and part of the body of Christ. What a glorious truth to realise that I am a new creation in Christ and have the Holy Spirit of God living in my heart. Help me to live in complete dependence on You and in godly unity with my brothers and sisters in Christ. Keep me from contentions and strife and help me to consider the needs of others before my own. And Lord I pray that the mind that was in Christ Jesus may dwell in me richly so that I may act justly; love mercy and to walk humbly before You all the days of my life - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus was prepared to set aside His eternal position in heavenly glory to come to earth to die on the cross - so that by faith in Him I might be redeemed, forgiven and restored into eternal fellowship with You. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, the truth of Christ's incarnation is wonderful and full of glory.. that Christ should set aside His glory and leave His position in heaven to come to earth as a bondservant, and to die on the cross for the sin of fallen humanity. Thank You for opening up my understanding to His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection and that in HIM I have life - to Whom be all praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, the reality of Who the Lord Jesus Christ truly is and the realisation of what He gave up to become a man who humbled Himself to the point of death - even death on a cross for my sake is staggering.. Thank You for Your amazing grace and thank You for Your amazing love. I pray that I may humble myself under Your mighty hand and learn to say in whatever situation I find myself - Thy will not mine be done - to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Thank You Father that all I need can be found in Jesus. I pray that I may decrease, and He may increase in all I think and say and do, until Christ is seen in me, to Your praise and glory. In the lovely name of JESUS, I pray - AMEN.
Loving Father thank You for Jesus – my Saviour and King- my Lord and my God. Who alone is worthy to receive all honour and praise. I pray that I draw ever closer to Him and that I may decrease, and He increase until Christ is seen in me, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have made Yourself known to us through Your creation, our God-given consciences and the inspired Scriptures. Use us we pray in these end times to share the good news of Christ so that many may hear and believe that Jesus Christ is both Lord and Saviour, to the glory of God the Father - in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for all that Christ has done for me. I pray that in the power of the Holy Spirit I may work out my own salvation in reverential fear, by living my life to Your praise and glory.. by trusting You in all the difficulties and dangers of life and by relying on You in all circumstances of life. And I pray that by abiding in Christ and He in me, I may produce fruit, more fruit - much fruit in the power of the Holy Spirit - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father I thank You that Your perfect plans and purposes can never be frustrated and that You are working quietly in the background in order that Your divine will continues to progress towards its ultimate goal, as year succeeds to year.
I praise You that You have given me life and made me a new creation in Christ and thank You Father, that You have a special purpose for my life too. Thank You that by Your grace You are carrying out Your purposes in the lives of all Your children - that Christ is all and in all and I pray that this may be realized in my life too.
Enable and equip me I pray, to fulfill the plan and purpose that you have for me to do and I ask that You would use each gift and every talent that You have graciously given to me, to Your praise and glory.
Help me to fulfill all that You would have me do in my life and may I be obedient to Your voice as I seek to carry out Your purpose for my life. May I rejoice evermore and pray without ceasing.
May I give thanks in all things and hearken to the voice of Your Holy Spirit and may I hold fast to that which is good and abstain from all forms of evil – knowing that this is Your will for my life.. in Jesus name I pray,
Loving Father, I confess that my sin nature is prone to murmurings and disputing, which I recognise displays unbelief in You, and pride in myself. Help me to take every thought captive as I live in this world and enable me to cast ALL my cares upon You, knowing that You care for me, this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how we love and praise You for Your goodness and faithfulness to Your children. I thank You that in Your grace You use everything in life together for my good.. and to bless others. I pray that in all I say and do, that Christ may be seen in me.. so that I may prove myself to be blameless and innocent in the midst of this crooked and perverse generation. I pray that in Your grace and power I may shine forth as a light in the world - knowing that I am in Christ and He is in me - to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Word of God and the truth that it contains... I pray that I may hold fast to the word of life and appear as a light in the midst of a crooked and perverse world so that my life may give honour to the Lord, Who died for me and rose again to give me His eternal life. Bless all my brothers and sisters in Christ and I pray that we may all grow in grace together, as we press toward the goal for the upward call in Jesus Christ our Lord - in Whose name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father thank You for the example of Paul, who poured his life out as a drink offering over the faith of these self-sacrificing saints in Philippi. May we live our lives as a living sacrifice and be prepared to suffer for the sake of Christ, no matter what the cost - for the joy of knowing that we do Your will - to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Word of truth and the wisdom it contains. Thank You for examples of godly men and women in both the Scriptures and in my own life, who have been such good examples of Christian living. Help me to rejoice in the things that I am called upon to suffer for Christ and to embrace them as an opportunity to be poured out as a living sacrifice.. holy and acceptable, to Your honour and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, may my life be one that exhibits the qualities, character and fruit of the Spirit that You desire from all Your children. Give me a Christ-like compassion for others, so that my life may be poured out as a drink offering of sacrifice and service, to Your praise and glory. Give me quiet testimony and peaceable spirit, whose singular desire is to do Your will - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing insights that we can glean from the epistles of Paul, and those that accompanied him, on his various missionary journeys. Thank You for dedicated ministers like Timothy, who faithfully taught the Scriptures, and whose lives have become an example of godly living to us all. Help me to live my life in a way that honours Your name, and use me, I pray, to be an instrument of encouragement and joy to others - looking to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith - in Whose name we pray, AMEN.
Father we offer our grateful thanks and praise for the army of volunteers that quietly yet faithfully offer their services for the wellbeing and support of others.
We ask Your special blessing on each one, knowing that they are the unsung heroes that receive little thanks for their valuable contribution and who are so often taken for granted by those that they freely serve.
Provide for the needs of each one and protect them from those that might intentionally or unwittingly exploit their generous nature - this we ask in Jesus name,
Heavenly Father, thank You for the examples of Paul, Timothy and Epaphroditus whose lives were spent in self-sacrificial service to others.. for the glory of God. I pray that all I do may be done for the benefit of others and to the glory of God - until Christ is seen in me, to His praise and glory, AMEN.