Loving Lord thank You that Jesus came to die for the sins of humanity and that those that trust in You will not be condemned but have eternal life. Thank You Lord that we are all part of Your body and that You bought us with a price – and that our citizenship is in heaven, with You for evermore.
Lord I bring every member of Your Body to You in prayer and, Lord I pray that as the day gets increasingly more evil that You will guard and guide all those that have been purchased with the precious blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sanctify Your body Lord - sanctify Your Church I pray with the washing of the cleansing water that comes from Your Word and purify all those that are Your children. Help each one to draw ever closer in these difficult days so that she may be presented to You a holy Church, a sanctified Body - without any stain or wrinkle or any other sort of blemish, but that she may be set apart unto God – perfect and blameless in all things.
That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. Draw every one of Your children closer to You in thought and word and deed so that we are recognised by the world as a peculiar people – to Your praise and Your honour in Jesus name I pray,
Thank You that You are taking out of this world a people for Yourself and thank You that You have promised to be with all the people of God in all the trials and difficulties of their lives.
Soothe any sorrows and heal the hurt that many are facing at this difficult time. Drive away the fear and worries that cause us to lose precious fellowship with You our Father in haven and with You, Lord Jesus. Calm every trouble and let all those that are called by Your name find their true rest in You.
Lord I pray that those that are Your church will recognise who they are in Christ Jesus. Help every member of Your body to realise the privileged position we all have in Him – that we are a special people in the sight of God – a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people – for which we praise Your holy name.
Father we pray that You would show forth the praises of the Lord Jesus Christ in the lives of all who are called by Your name - for You have called us all out of darkness into His most marvellous light and have given each one eternal life - as Your free gift of grace – Praise Your holy name… in Jesus name we pray,
What a wonderful friend and Saviour You are Lord Jesus - for You have carried our grief and paid the price for our sin and have bestowed on us the riches of Your grace – simply because we have trusted the Lord Jesus as Saviour.
Lord we deserve nothing and yet You have seated us in heavenly places in Christ and we are members of the household of God and citizens of heaven. And thank You Lord that You given us the indwelling Holy Spirit as a down-payment for our glorious inheritance in Christ – and that during our sojourn in this world You are our ever present help in time of trouble.
Pour into the hearts of all our brothers and sisters in Christ Your perfect peace that transcends our limited understanding. Where there are trials may we find our rest in You. Where there is discouragement give each one Your hope. Where there is sadness supply Your joy to each of Your children… the joy that only comes from You, for the joy of the Lord is indeed our strength… and Father, may Your love flood into the hearts of all those that are called by Your holy name.
Where there are temptations give us Your strength to withstand in the evil day and when we are heavy laden may we cast all our cares upon You – knowing that You care for so deeply –Thank You Father in Jesus name we pray,
Loving Lord and heavenly Father, we know that it is not Your will that anyone should perish but that all should come to faith in Jesus Christ. But Lord there are so many that are dead in their trespasses and sins – separated from You Lord, because they have not trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as their one and only sacrifice for sin.. Look down in pity we pray on all those who have not come to a saving faith in the Lord Jesus.
Lord we pray that Your Holy Spirit would convict many men and women of their sin, and their need to trust the Lord Jesus as their Saviour. Open many hearts we pray, to accept that only the blood of the sinless Lord Jesus is good enough to pray the price of humanities sins.
Help them to understand that only as the righteous Son of God and the perfect Son of Man in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ - was good enough to pay the high price required for the redemption of the world - that only His blood was could wipe away the guilt of us all…
Be merciful Lord and bring many who are unbelieving into a right relationship with Jesus, so that they too may receive the joy of Your Salvation – in Jesus name we pray,