Heavenly Father, thank You for placing us in families and for giving us the understanding that parents are ordained by You, to train up their children in the reverential fear of the Lord. In a world where honour and respect for both parents and older mentors is becoming increasingly scorned, we pray that children and young people would be willing to listen to their fathers' words of instruction, and to hold fast to the teachings they receive from their mothers. We pray Your protection over Christian families everywhere, and pray that Your name would be honoured and respected by old and young alike - to Your praise and glory - this we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the many words of wisdom that are contained in the book of Proverbs. I pray that I may accept Your Word with all readiness.. and store it up in my heart. I pray that I would treasure the Scriptures more than I would value much silver and gold, and I ask for Your help to search out the truths that are hidden within its pages. I pray that I may develop a deep and reverential fear for Your holy name -and hide Your its truths in my heart.. that I might not sin against You. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Give me an understanding heart, I pray, heavenly Father, and an ear that is open to Your Word. Help me in all things to make my heart attentive to Your wisdom - and I pray that I may not be mesmerized by the foolish wisdom of the world, but resolutely seek the Lord with all my heart, and with all my soul, and with all my strength - for Your eternal praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Loving heavenly Father help me to receive and pay attention to Your Word of wisdom so that I may know and understand You more – for in You is all I need for life and living, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father I thank You that I am in Christ and that in Him is all the wisdom, knowledge and understanding that I need. May I grow in grace and wisdom and may my knowledge and understanding of You increase more and more in the coming days, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Dear Lord, as I look back over the years, I want to thank You for the many teachers that You placed in my path and for the wonderful ways that so many of the, have influenced me for good, down through the pages of my life.
Thank You for the way that some have equipped me to look at life and encouraged me to reach out to fulfil the potential that was within and have enabled my hidden gifts and talents to blossom and flourish for the benefit of others and to Your glory.
Thank You for those that helped me to focus on the task at hand even when it seemed tedious, knowing that I have been enabled to achieve goals that appeared to be beyond my grasp and achieve objectives that seemed out of reach.
Thank You for the teachers that taught me compassion and brought me into a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and thank You for those, that led me deeper into the Christian life and even corrected me when I started to err from the truth.
I pray that You would use me to be a teacher and an encouragement to others whom You may place in my path and may I faithfully fulfil Your commandment to love as Christ loved us, and to offer my life to You as a sacrifice of thanksgiving and praise – this I ask in Jesus name,
Thank You Lord for loving me so much that You sent Your only begotten Son to die on my behalf on a cruel cross and take upon Himself my sins. Thank You that He identified with my sinfulness so that I might be identified with His righteousness, by grace through faith in Christ. How grateful I am that while I was still a lost sinner Christ died for me.
How thankful I am Lord that You searched me out and found me and brought me back into Your family, even though I was dead in my sins and at enmity with You. Praise Your holy name, for You are a good God and Your loving-kindness endures forever and I will be eternally grateful that You are my God and I am Your child.
Thank You that You are my helper and healer. Thank You that You are my refuge and strength and thank You that You have surrounded me with people who love me dearly.. and whom I love too. Lord I do not deserve any of Your grace and goodness and yet day by day You pour new and rich mercies into my lap and cover me with Your blessings. Praise God that You are the Rock of my Salvation,
Loving Father it is the desire of my heart to acknowledge You in every way, because I love You. Thank You that You are with me to lead and direct in all life's decisions. I pray that not only in the difficult times but in every situation of life that the eyes of my heart may be fixed on Jesus, in His name I pray, AMEN.
Lord, give me the purity, integrity and focus to be the kind of vessel You would desire.
Heavenly Father, Thank You that You care enough for my spiritual maturity that You will chasten me in love so that I may grow in grace and be a partaker of Your holiness.. Give me an understanding heart to welcome Your correction and not grow weary of it - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Dear Loving Lord, how grieved I am that my precious grandchild whom I love so dearly has chosen to walk away from you and to seemingly forge a future without God in their life.
Lord You know that this dear grandchild has been taught the truth of Scripture from the cradle and has been covered in pray from many quarters – even before being born. And Lord, You know that as a child they were taught the truth of the Lord Jesus and even made a commitment at an early age to accept You as their Saviour… Father it grieves and saddens me and I plead with You to intervene in their life and bring them back to You..
Father I know that nothing can snatch Your little lambs from Your hands or Your Father’s hands –and I trust You Lord, that You will keep Your hand upon my grandchild so that they return into Your loving arms of forgiveness….
Thank You Lord that even we become careless and unfaithful to You- You never give up on us.. Lord I trust the future of my grandchild into YOUR hands and pray that whatever it takes – You would draw them back into the way of truth, in Jesus name I pray,
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wise words that we find in the book Proverbs. Help me to pay attention to gaining wisdom and understanding, knowing that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Loving Father I long to know the Lord Jesus more and more for in Him are all the riches of Your wisdom. Develop in me an insatiable desire to know You more and more, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, I want to guard my heart above all things. Search my heart and know my thoughts and see if there is any wicked way in me and guide me into the path of righteousness, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ dwells all the wisdom of the Godhead bodily and I am part of His spiritual body and one with Him by faith. I pray that I would be granted wisdom to choose the good and eschew the evil and that my life may be rooted in Him so deeply that His mind will influence my actions, attitudes, words and behaviour so that Christ is seen in me, to His praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, give me an understanding heart, a fear of Your great and glorious majesty and an increasing knowledge of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.. for the more I know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the more I fellowship in His suffering and pain, the more I will understand Your eternal character, and Your unsurpassed attributes - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, how I praise You for my body, which is fearfully and wonderfully made. Guard my tongue and the words that come from my mouth, from foolish words and ill-considered comments – but rather let my speech be always gracious, good and kind as I speak the truth in love - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the words of wisdom that are found in Scripture. Keep me from prideful insolence and destructive strife and teach me to walk in your way, to receive wisdom and to be willing to learn from godly counsel. Help me to take to heart all that is written in Your Word, and enable me, in the power of the Spirit, to apply all that I learn in my everyday life - so that I may not only be a good and faithful witness of Your love and grace - but be a member of Your body that honours Your holy name - This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Thank You Father for Your goodness and mercy to me, and to all men, which is new every morning and for the wonderful answers to prayer for which I praise and glorify Your name.
Thank You that I have access to the throne of grace, to find mercy and grace to help in time of need and day by day I praise and thank You hear that You hear and answer the cries of my heart and supply all my needs according to Your riches in glory.
Thank You Lord for the simple things in life that we so often take for granted.. the sun and stars; the flowers and trees; our daily food and clothing; my home and family and the peace and joy that comes from knowing You.
Thank You also for sharing in my sorrows and joys; and for the sufficient grace and strength that we receive day by day and thank You Lord for dying for me on the cross as my Redeemer – paying the price for my sins so that I may have Your life and live with You in heaven forever. May my heart be truly thankful and may I live my life in a manner that is pleasing to You to Your honour and glory, in Jesus name I pray,
Heavenly Father, thank You for the many truths that are hidden within the precious pages of Your word. I pray that the plans and purposes of my heart will mirror the desire of Your will for me. Thank You that my life is in Your hands, and I pray that the answer of my tongue and the plans for my life are perfectly aligned to Your word and Your will, this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, today I commit all my works and activities to You. Please work through me, so that Your plan for my life will reach their full fruition, to Your praise and glory, AMEN
Heavenly Father, the past few years seem to have sped by and here we are preparing for the graduation of our precious child.. who not so long ago was a helpless babe in our arms.
Thank You for this child that You gave us to care for and nurture and as they face the unknown future we pray that You would draw very close to them and lead and guide in the days that lie ahead.
Our own hearts are a mixture of contrasting emotions: - pride in their achievement and concern for their future well-being. But we do pray that this graduation ceremony would be a special time of celebration and that nothing would mar the joy and excited anticipation we are feeling.. despite the inevitable tinges of apprehension.
As our child reaches this important milestone in their life we ask for Your continued presence to lead and to guide in all things.. and as they step out into the unknown world of new responsibilities and life-challenges, we finally hand them completely over into Your safe-keeping and ask that Your presence will accompany them and that they continue to grow in grace and draw ever closer to You with each passing day – this we ask in Jesus name
Heavenly Father, thank You that You are a God whose promises never fail and Whose word is righteous and true – and Father You have promised to send rain in their seasons so that the land will yield its increase and the trees will bear their fruit – but Lord the severe lack of rain has caused this land to become like a dust bowl and we are afraid that the labour of planting and harvesting will come to nothing if we do not receive rain very soon.
Lord Your word says “He will give the rain for your land in its season, the early and late rain, that you may gather in your grain and Your new wine and Your oil,” and You have promised, “rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying hearts with food and gladness.”
Lord we do not deserve Your grace but for the sake of Your holy name we ask that You would water the land and provide us with the rain that You promised in this season – for Jesus name sake,
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wise teachings in the book of Proverbs. I pray that I may take to heart the wisdom that it teaches and apply it to my own life. I pray that with every passing year I may grow in grace and wisdom, through an increasing knowledge of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. I pray that I may embrace every season of life as an opportunity to mature in the faith and grow closer to You – knowing that old age and a grey head of hair is a crown of glory, when found in those that are declared righteous, by faith. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Dear heavenly Father, how I thank and praise You for my parents who have been so faithful in loving and caring for me with such selflessness. I am so grateful that I was their child and that You saw fit for me to become part of their family.
I know that so often I have taken them for granted and have not been as helpful as I should, but their constant love and support throughout my life has become such a wonderful example of parenthood and I am so grateful for them both.
Draw close to them I pray and surround them with Your loving arms. Bless them with both health and contentment and be to them a tower of strength, as the both are getting a little older. I ask this in Jesus name,
Thank You Lord for blessing me with such treasured friend and for the mutual joy and friendship we share together. What a wonderful privilege it is to share our good times together and to be there for each other, when sorrow or difficulties invades our lives.
Thank You for the wonderful love, care and encouragement we share with each other.. and I praise and thank You Father that You are a relational God Who knows the importance of close friendships and special intimate relationships - which so enrich our lives, lifts our hearts and refreshes our spirits.
I pray You would draw close to us both; strengthen us in the inner man so that together we may grow in grace and in a knowledge of You. This I ask in Jesus name,
Father I want to lift up my hands and voice to worship You in thanksgiving and praise, for all the goodness and loving-kindness that You so freely pour out on me.. with every passing day.
Thank You for the grace that You supply moment by moment and day by day and I pray that You would develop in me a true attitude of gratefulness and a heart that acknowledges the long-suffering way that You are working in so many area of my life.
Lord I am so very grateful to You and pray that You would keep my heart filled with appreciation for all You have done for me.. and develop in me a godly attitude of gratefulness – so that I may never cease to praise You for Your gracious goodness to me and to all people.
May I learn to recognise that all the gifts and graces I have is a result of Your loving-kindness towards me. and may I never cease to lift up my hands and voice to You in grateful praise for all You are doing in my life. May the Lord Jesus be glorified I pray,
Heavenly Father, thank You that that I am covered by the righteousness of Christ Jesus my Saviour, Who is my secure tower of refuge, and in Whom is everything I need.. in every area of my life, and in Whose name I pray, AMEN
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for the lives of each of my lovely grandchildren that You have so graciously brought into my life – and which give me such joy and pleasure - for which I praise and thank You.
Lord You have scheduled every day of their lives and I pray that as they grow up into adulthood You would continue to lead and guide - to instruct and to correct. Father I also pray that You would develop in each one a heavenly perspective and a true understanding of the Christian life and spiritual maturity so that they grow in grace and in a right relationship with You.
Bring the right spouse into the life of each of these dear grandchildren of mine I pray. In Your grace I pray that they be granted the husband or wife of Your choice, so that together they may become a threefold cord with You – which is not easily broken..
Thank You Lord so much for every one of my grandchildren…Into YOUR hands I commit each one and may they sense Your calling on their lives, so that they develop into mighty men and women who love You deeply and trust in You implicitly, in Jesus name I pray,
Father, how I praise and glorify Your name that the Lord Jesus is my best and perfect friend. Thank You that in Him I live and move and have my being. May I live and work to Your praise and glory, in the power of the Holy Spirit. through time and into eternity, in HIS 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,
I confess that I have not only hurt other people, and especially those that are close to me – but I have offended You and ignored some of the warnings that I believe were directly or indirectly sent from You. Help me I pray to break free of this ungodly addiction and get on the road to recovery.
Forgive me Lord I pray me for I have sinned against You and ignored the clear teaching of Your Word to live soberly, righteously and in the fear of the Lord and to walk circumspectly before You, as a child of the light. But I come to You in humble submission to ask You to help me to get on the road to addiction recovery, for I know that You have promised to lift-up all who come to You out of the miry pit – even when we have foolishly dug it for ourselves.
Help me be set free from alcohol.. putting on the breastplate of righteousness, and grace, and for helmet – the hope of salvation in Christ , in Whose name I pray,
Loving Father how I thank You that You have cleansed my heart, forgiven my sin and have made me pure within, through the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus on the cross. I thank You that because of Him, I am accepted in the Beloved and clothed with His righteousness. Thank You Father, and it is in His name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a great joy and privilege it is to know that Your Holy Spirit indwells this inner sanctuary of my heart. I pray that You would search me and identify and correct any faults You find within, so that my life may be used by You as a lamp, to shine forth the Life and Light of Christ that indwells me - to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Loving Father I do want to please You - but I recognise that simply trusting Your word, applying it in my life and looking to Jesus is of far greater worth than anything I myself can offer You. Keep me low at the cross I pray and keep me broken before You - all the days of my life, in Jesus I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, too often I do not guard my lips and bridle my tongue, but I pray that You will help me say and do only those things that are honouring to You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father I lift us each of my grandchildren to You and thank You for each life that is so special in Your sight. Lord I pray that each one will come to know Christ as Saviour early in their lives and desire a close walk with You through their teens and twenties and into adulthood.
May they learn to love Your Word and to come to know the value of prayer in their lives so that they grow up into men and women that live godly in Christ Jesus,
Lord I pray that all of us that have a touch on these young lives will teach them day by day about the Lord Jesus and the wonderful truths in Your Word – both in word and by example - just as the mother and grandmother of Timothy taught him the truth of the Word of God. Guide each of my precious grandchildren into all truth and bring them into true saving faith I pray… for You have promised that children that are brought up in the way that they should go will not depart from it as they grow older..
Keep each one I pray under the shadow of Your protection and love and may they grow in grace and discernment and wisdom throughout their lives – and use each one I pray in Your service I pray, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray,
Thank You Father God that I have been made clean through the blood of my Saviour Jesus Christ. Thank You that my sins have been washed away forever, and I pray that as I live the Christian life I may be continuously cleansed through the washing of the Word of God – for Your Word is pure and wholesome – Your Word is light and life.. Sanctify me by Your Word of grace I pray.
Help me to look deeply into Your Word of truth, knowing that the more that I am washed and cleansed by the written Word of God, the more I will come to see the lovely face of the living Word of God- my beautiful Saviour - Jesus Christ my Lord
I pray that my heart and mind may be purified daily but the cleansing flood that comes from You and I pray that rivers of living water may flow from You through me to others – so that I may reflect the love of God in my life and point others to Christ. May the face of Jesus my Saviour be the only thing that others see in me – for I must decrease so that He may increase – I ask this in Jesus name
Loving Father, I don’t want to look to the evaporating riches on this world, knowing that my treasure is kept for me in heaven. Please Father provide for my needs today and help me not to worry about tomorrow but simply to trust in Your word – for You have promised to supply all my needs, according to Your riches and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the words of wisdom and in this book of Proverbs and for the warning to be cautious of hypocritical people who put on a show or generosity, but are wolves in sheep's clothing. Give me wisdom and discernment as I travel through life, so that I am prevented from falling into a trap, knowing that as a man thinks - so is he. Purify my thoughts I pray.. and may the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart reflect the grace and truth of Christ Jesus, my Lord - and be always acceptable in Your sight -my God and my Redeemer - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Thank You Father for Your day-by-day provision and for supplying all that we need for life and health. Thank You Lord that our table is daily filled with so many good things, just as You have promised and that You faithfully provide for all our bodily necessities.
Forgive us for the times when we have been faithless or forgetful of Your generous provision and yet You have never failed to provide the sustenance that we need for our daily life. Lord.. the blessing that fall from Your hand are good and gracious and we thank You that in Christ we lack no good thing.
Help us never to forget that all good things come from You and keep us from taking Your gracious provision for granted. Instill in each us a heart that is truly grateful and filled our mouths with praise and thanksgiving for our daily food.
We thank You for all You bountiful supply and ask that You would continue to give us our daily bread for our bodily nourishment - and to You we give all the praise and glory, in Jesus name
Oh Lord, I had an abortion.. thinking it was for the best, but the grief and guilt I have felt ever since I took that decision.. has haunted me, and I feel so ashamed of myself and riddled with guilt, by allowing a little life to be taken in this way.
My heart is so heavy and I find that I am not able to think about anything else and realise more and more that it is against You Lord, that I have sinned and done this great wrong.
Lord I feel broken inside and pray for Your healing and comfort. You have promised to mend the broken-hearted and to set those that are captive to guilt and shame free – and Lord, You have promised forgiveness and restoration to all who come humbly to Your throne of grace and confess their wrongdoing. My hope is in You, for You alone can restore the joy of my salvation.
Thank You for that You are a forgiving God, Whose mercies are new every morning and that You that You have promised to carry all our guilt and burdens.. and so I hand this over to You today, and ask for the healing and restoration that only You can give – and the grace to forget what is past and move on with You as my guide – I ask this in Jesus name,
Father, I thank You for the many blessings that You have graciously bestowed on me, and in such abundance, but Lord my heart aches for my son, who has become so addicted to alcohol causing his life to almost spiral out of control.
Lord I am powerless to do anything to help him and he seems so lost and in so pain and I beg You Father to intervene in his life and show us what we can do to get things under control.. help him to break free of this terrible addiction and get back some semblance of normality due to this into this heart-rending situation.
Lord I know that You have plans for my son and yet he has strayed so far from the path of Your choosing – but Father I pray that in Your grace and mercy You would show us what to do to free him from His addiction to alcohol. Give me Your strength of Your mighty power to support his through this difficult time and help him I pray to break free from his alcoholism – and to You be all the praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name,
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word. Thank You for the simple truth of salvation and the things in Your Word that are quickly discernible on the surface of Scripture. Thank You that You have ordained that those that seek out the deep things of God through steady and systematic study of the Word of God, a heart that is truly teachable.. and a spirit that is thoroughly submitted to the leading of the Holy Spirit of God, will discover many hidden truths and secret treasures within Your Word. May I be a diligent student and search out those secret things, which are hidden from our view.. in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how gracious You are to bring into my life my many precious friends - all of which have become so special to me in their own individual and unique way.
I feel so blessed to be surrounded with so many dear people that I love and care for, and for the knowledge that they also love and care for me too – and thank You for the support that I have so often received from different ones , during those times of difficulty and pain.
Thank You also for the valuable lessons that I have learned through… some of which have been very difficult, and yet I have been have enabled through their loving support and encouragement to grow spiritually and emotionally – and gain wisdom and insight in so many important ways.
Help me to be the sort of friend that is always there for others. An ear to listen, a hand to help and a heart to comfort – and help me to grow in grace and in a knowledge of our Saviour, Lord Jesus, so that I me be His hand, His ear, His heart and His comfort to the many precious people that You have place in my life, in Jesus name I pray,
Loving Father, thank You that in Christ I have a friend that sticks closer than a brother. Help me to reflect You in all I do, so that I show forth the grace of Jesus to all I meet, and may my life be that sweet-smelling savour to others and to You, as I abide in Christ, in Jesus name I pray. AMEN.
Blessed Lord and Father, what wonderful truths are contained within Your Word. I pray that I may learn to keep the eyes of my heart fixed upon Christ and to daily search the scriptures more faithfully, so that I may learn more of You and increasingly reflect the Lord Jesus. I pray that my life may be a mirror-image of Him, through Whom His grace may flow out to others, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Lord Jesus, my heart is aching as I had an abortion a long time ago and I still feel guilty for I know now that what I did was wrong –it was a sin against You Lord - but Father at the time I was frightened. I was pregnant – but now I realise that my sin was against You in so many ways and that the responsibility is mine – Oh God, I have wondered if I could ever be forgiven. I have confessed my sin so many times, …my promiscuous ways and the abortion I had….
Thank You Lord that at last You have brought peace into my heart for I now realise that You died on the cross to pay the price of all my sin – even those I may yet commit in the future.. Thank You that all my sins are forgiven forever - because Jesus took the punishment that I deserved.
Thank You that my promiscuous ways and the abortion I had is already forgiven at the cross and that I am Your child – simply because I trust in Jesus – thank You Lord… thank You for forgiving all my sin and thank You that because I trust in Jesus, there is NO condemnation on me at all. Thank You for sending this healing balm into my heart and thank You that am forgiven – forever…
Lord I pray that if I hear the voice of accusation in my ears or in my heart that You would help me to lift up my voice in praise to You for You have promised that I am forgiven, by the blood of Jesus, and I am not under condemnation.
Lord I want to live a life that is pleasing to You.. Heal me fully I pray and thank You in Jesus name,
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your words of wisdom, warning, encouragement and exhortation in the Scriptures. I pray that I may take to heart all that You would teach me. Keep me from prideful ways and I pray that in Christ, I may grow in grace and humility of heart - and that my life becomes a reflection of the character of Christ - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN
Thank You Father for Your many beautiful promises of 'contrast'. I begin to understand more and more that there is nothing in life that should cause me to fear, for YOU have promised to be with me in every circumstance of life and that Your grace is sufficient to counter every fear in my heart. Keep me looking to Jesus and trusting in His precious promises. I pray that on those occasions when doubts and fear arise within, that Your Spirit will prompt me to turn my thoughts away from fear and onto You, in Jesus name I Pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You that we are positioned in Christ and clothed with His righteousness. We pray that as we abide in You and You in us, we may willingly present ourselves as a living sacrifice unto You and allow Your Holy Spirit to conform us into the image and likeness of the Lord Jesus more and more with each passing day - so that when others look at us they see Christ in us the hope of glory, in whose name I pray, AMEN
Loving Father, my heart rejoices in You, for You are the One that has forgiven my sin and clothed me in the righteousness of the Lord Jesus as a free gift of grace. As I look for that Blessed Hope to come, may I draw ever closer to the Lord Jesus today, so that His virtue and strength, grace and love are increasingly reflected through me to others and may I ever sing praises to Your honour and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.