How we praise and thank You, and worship You for Your greatest of all gifts – in sending the Lord Jesus to be our Saviour and Friend and for dying in our place on the cross, to pay the price for our sins - so that we might live together with Him in heavenly places.
Thank You that when two or three are gathered together in Your name You are there in our midst. And thank You Father, for the many blessings that You shower over each one of us day by day. Give us grateful hearts and a willingness and desire to share with others the grace and mercy that You have showered on us day by day, without measure.
Help us Lord to demonstrate Your great love and grace to all those that cross our paths today and may we be ready and willing to witness of You and to give an answer for what we believe - so that many may also come to know You and to accept Jesus as their own personal Saviour and friend – because they saw Him in us.
Help us to edify and uplift other members of Your body and in all things to be Your hands and feet, Your eyes and ears and Your heart of love in all we say and do today, in Jesus name I pray,
Loving Lord, we come to You specially today to lift up to Your throne of grace all those that are downcast and distressed – and those that are lonely, needy and weary. Lord we pray that Your loving care, comfort and help will surround each one - and we ask that You would become very real to them, in this time of difficulty or loneliness.
Bring into the life of each one someone who would share the love and joy of the Lord Jesus – someone who would lift up the spirits and hearts of each man and woman today - someone who would show the love and kindness of Christ to any who has become lost in the difficulties of this world and find themselves alone or friendless.
Refresh their hearts and souls we pray with the truth that You love them so much that You died for them and that You have promised to comfort and succour each one of us in times of need. Let them see that they are not alone , but that You are an ever present help in time of troubles and that the difficulties of this life are but for a short time. Help them to know that You are ever at their side, and are working in them a wonderful glory that will last forever!
Use me Lord I pray, to be a light to those in need, refreshment to the weary and an encouragement to those that are downcast, in Jesus name I pray,
I am no longer my own but yours, Put me to what you will Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed for you or laid aside for you. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things to Your pleasure and disposal And now glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, You are mine and I am yours. So be it. And this covenant now made on earth, let it be satisfied in heaven.
Maybe, O God, maybe I am too concerned about myself. Forgive me. Help me to see the needs, burdens, and heartaches of others.
“Lord help me live from day to day,
In such a self forgetful way.
That even when I kneel to pray,
My prayer shall be, for others.”
There is a time when my personal burdens are heavy and I must bring them to Thee but help me, God, to be concerned also with others and the great world about me.
In Christ’s Name.
Dear heavenly Father, thank You that we who trust in the Lord Jesus as our Lord and Savour and are all part of your heavenly family and will one day be spending eternity together with You in our glorified bodies – when You will wipe away all tears from our eyes.
Thank You for the love and support that we are able to share together as we rejoice in our wonderful Salvation and look forward to our eternal position in the heavenly Jerusalem - in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Thank You in that through the work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross our sins have been forgiven. Thank You that in Your grace You have clothed us in His righteousness and seated us together with Christ Jesus in heavenly places. Thank You that when we are tired and weary we may come to You for rest and thank You that no matter what problems and difficulties overtake our lives, You have promised to be with us always – even to the end of the age.
Thank You that You have promised to supply all our needs according to Your riches in glory and help us individually and collectively to encourage, edify and uplift each other as we wait for that wonderful day when Jesus will come to take us to be with Himself into heaven, in Whose name we pray,