Father, thank You for Your Word which is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path and thank You Father, for the Lord Jesus Christ, the living Word made flesh, Who has life in Himself and is the light of the world in Whom is no darkness at all.
Lord, more than anything else, I desire to bathe in that light of the Lord Jesus so that the light of His love and grace may shine through me to others, especially at those times when the circumstances of life seem to be particularly gloomy and dark.
Father, You have called us to be lights in the world, reflecting the glory and light of Christ and I pray that I may become His reflection, so that men may see my good works and glorify my Father in heaven.
Lord, I know that this requires me to decrease to nothing so that He may increase in everything and become all in all. Father, I pray that whatever it takes, that You would purge out anything that diminishes the light and love of Christ in me, so that Jesus is lifted up high in my heart and life, and may my self-life become so translucent and unclouded that Christ may be seen in me, to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name,
Father, I am not worthy to gather up the crumbs under Your table but You are a gracious God, whose nature is loving and merciful and in Your wisdom You have unveiled the building blocks of Your very character and revealed Yourself to us, within the pages of scripture.
Thank You for Your incomparable grace, in that despite my unworthiness You have lifted me up out of the miry clay and set my feet on the rock of my salvation and seated me in heavenly places in Christ.
I pray Lord, that in the power of the Holy Spirit, You would endow me the spirit of wisdom and understanding, so that I may know You more and love You better, with every passing day. I pray also that the eyes of my heart may be illumined by Your Word of truth, so that I may know more fully the hope to which I have been called.
Give me a deeper understanding of what it actually meant for You to die on the cross for my sins. Give me a deeper reverence for Who You truly are. In Jesus' name I pray,
Dear Lord Jesus, I long to know You more and more and have a deep yearning in my soul to draw closer to You, Lord. I know so much about You, Your birth in Bethlehem, Your ministry to hurting and oppressed people, Your crucifixion, burial and resurrection and your present ministry, where You are seated on the right hand of the Father in heaven. But Lord, I want to know You personally and intimately and to be identified with You in every area of my life.
Help me I pray to identify with You. To identify with Your death, so that I may die to self and live in newness of life. Lord, it was Paul that prayed, “that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering, and being conformed to His death,” and Lord, I pray that too. And what is more Lord, I also want to be able to say with him, “that I consider everything loss for the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.”
Help me day by day to grow in grace and in a knowledge of You, until I can say, "it is not I that live, but Christ who lives in me." I ask this in His precious name,
Heavenly Father, give me a deeper knowledge and understanding I pray, of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Way and the Truth and the Life, and Whom to know is life eternal.
Father, You promised that in Christ we would know the truth and that the truth would set us free, and You also promised that the Holy Spirit would guide us into all truth. Lord this is my desire, to know the truth, to know the Lord Jesus better, and to know Him more and more abundantly.
Father, it was Pilate who asked the question, what is truth? But Your Word makes it perfectly clear that the answer to that question is Jesus. He is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and I pray that I may know Him more intimately with each passing day.
The enemy seeks to hide or distort the truth, through deceit and lies, but I pray that You would give me wisdom and discernment to know when the truth of Christ is being twisted or misrepresented. Help me increasingly to know Him more, and the power of His resurrection, being made conformable unto his death, for I have died and my life is hid with Christ in God. Praise His holy name.
Lord, I love You and want to know You more and more. I long that I may become increasingly intimate with You my God and Saviour.
Give me a thirst for You with every passing day, and may I settle for nothing less than the very closest relationship with You as I press on to the high calling of becoming just like Jesus.
Draw me nearer to You precious Lord, and keep me moment by moment wrapped in Your grace and love.