Loving Father, thank You for Your grace and love towards me and to all those that are Your children. May I rejoice greatly in You for You are my hope and my joy and my everlasting hope, Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have given us the Bible to teach us how to live in this Church dispensation. Thank You for the many lessons that I can learn from both the Old and New Testament. May I become increasingly vigilant in my Christian walk and rightly divide the Word of God so that I am not taken in by any deceptive teachings. May I hold fast to that which is good and be truly circumcised in heart and soul, so that I may love You with every fibre of my being - to Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am not required to jump through various Jewish hoops to reach You, but have been saved by grace through faith in Christ alone, and together with believing Jews – the true Israel of God, we are all one in Christ, members of His body and joint heirs with our God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, in Whose name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father there is no greater privilege and joy than to gain Christ and to be found in Him. May I always remember that there is no lasting value and importance in the things that are so esteemed by the world in comparison with having Jesus as my portion and living for Him. Thank You that He died for me.. so that by grace through faith in Christ I am now a child of God and have been given an eternal inheritance in Him. Help me to say without hesitation that whatever things there are in my life that I gained - I counted them all as loss for the sake of Christ Jesus my Lord, AMEN
Heavenly Father, I realise through Paul's vehement denouncement of legalism and religiosity, that fleshly works are unacceptable to You and that confidence in the flesh is a denial of Christ's finished work on the Cross. Thank You that faith in His finished work on Calvary is sufficient to pay the price for my sin. Help me not to put confidence in my own fleshly works but live by faith in the Son of Man who loves me and gave His life for me. Thank You that His sacrificial death and glorious Resurrection is sufficient for salvation. Father, there are many who have been taught that confidence in the flesh and works of the law are required for salvation. Open their eyes and reveal the truth that Christ's work is sufficient - through time and into eternity. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Father God, thank You for Christ Jesus. I thank You for the many benefits that you have bestowed on me in this life – but I pray that nothing will ever eclipse my position in Christ and pray that like Paul – whatever gain I have I may count as loss for the sake of Christ Jesus my Lord, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that my desire to know Christ may continue to grow and expand until like Paul I am able to consider that the loss of those things that I value and hold dear in life, as rubbish to me, in order that I may gain Christ, in Whose name I plead, AMEN.
Thank You Father for Jesus. Thank You Father that although I have no righteousness of my own, yet You sent Christ to pay the price for my sins, so that by believing on Him I might be clothed in His righteousness forever – praise His holy name, AMEN.
Father I long to know Christ more and to know the power of His resurrected life in me. I pray that I may partake of all the sufferings in my life in obedient submission to Your Spirit and that day by day I may be increasingly conformed into the image and likeness of the Lord Jesus, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that in thought, word, and deed, I may strive to live godly in Christ Jesus to Your praise and glory. I pray that in Your grace and power I may make every effort to finish the race that is set before me. I pray that like Paul, I may strive to die to self and my own personal desires and live for Christ as I press towards the goal of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus my Saviour, to His praise and glory. This I ask in His name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have established the path that You want me to take. I pray that in the power of the Holy Spirit I my press on to the goal of my calling and lay hold of all that You have purposed for me to do - to Your praise and glory - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN
Loving Father I confess that sometimes I look backwards, rather than single-mindedly looking forward to the goal of my calling. May I set my heart as a flint to do Your will, in the power of the Spirit, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am Your child. I want to live my life the way that You have ordained, and run the race that You have set before me. Help me to press on towards the goal of my calling in Christ Jesus, trusting in Him to overcome every problem, disappointment and challenge I may face, to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the example of Paul, who pressed on for the upward call of God in Christ Jesus, and was prepared to fellowship in the suffering of his Saviour. Thank You that Your grace is sufficient, no matter what suffering we may have to face. Prepare our hearts and minds, we pray, to walk in the ways of God, all the days of our life - for His praise and glory. In Jesus name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the godly example of the apostle Paul.. and I pray that I too may live my life to the standard of holiness to which I have attained, in Christ. But more than that I thank You for Jesus, and for sending Him to be my sacrifice for sin. Lord I want to offer my life as a living sacrifice that is honouring to Your name. Help me to live.. and if necessary to die to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the life and ministry of the apostle Paul. Thank You for the example he set of Christ-likeness, through self-sacrifice - holy and acceptable to You. My heart-cry, is to know You more intimately, to love You more deeply and to follow You more closely.. no matter what the cost. May I know the power of Your resurrected life, and be willing to fellowship in Christ's suffering, for His name's sake. May I present my life to You as a holy and living sacrifice.. this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how easy it is for the old sin nature to influence our thinking, and cause any one of us to become enemies of the Cross, when through self-righteousness or pride we try to do things in our own strength, rather than dying to self and living our new life in Christ. Keep me from falling into the old, fleshly ways, and may I learn to walk in spirit and truth, to Your praise and glory. Prevent me from falling into any self-righteous or legalistic thinking, and keep me resting in Christ and submitted to the Holy Spirit of truth. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
What a wonderful privilege to be part of Your heavenly family as one of Your children. Thank You Father for all the grace and love that you have poured out on me to make me one of Your heavenly people, and to give me an heavenly inheritance. I pray that throughout the rest of my life on earth I may glorify Your holy name in my conversation and conduct, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your many precious promises of God, and that one day.. all who believe on Christ, will have our lowly bodies changed into the image and likeness of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Thank You that You have promised to transform the bodies of Your blood-bought children, into a body that will be like His resurrected, body of glory. Thank You that Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever - AMEN.