Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me and convicting me of sin and righteousness and judgement and thank You that by faith in Christ I have been brought into Your kingdom and placed into His body. To You alone belongs my reverential fear, humble worship and eternal devotion, through time and into eternity - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
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.
Oh Lord, I am ill and feel frightened and alone as I have no one to care for me. I have no one who is really interested in me at all, and I feel lost and alone and so vulnerable. And now Lord Jesus, I have come down with this sickness and I feel so ill. Lord, I ask You please to make me well again soon, and lift up my sagging spirit, I pray.
I know Lord in my heart that I am not alone, because You are with me, which is the real reason that I am praying to You now, because You promised to be with me and never to leave me or forsake me, even when everyone else does. Be with me now I pray, and reach out Your healing hand of blessing and touch me Lord. Please make me feel better, not only in my body but also in my life, I pray.
Thank You, that I can call on You in times of trouble or illness or loneliness, and know that You are always there to hear and answer, to heal and comfort and help. Lord, I pray that You would help me to really apply this truth in my life, not just when I am sick, but every day.
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.
Thank You Father that You know all things and that I can trust myself, my family, my friends, my work, my home, my finances, my relationships, my need and necessities into Your hands. I trust You Father. Keep me trusting. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
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 and to plant my feet on the straight pathway. I pray that not only in the difficult times but in every situation of life, I would acknowledge You. In ALL circumstances and at all times, I pray that I will keep the eyes of my heart fixed firmly on Jesus, to Whom be all praise and glory, AMEN.
Dear Lord Jesus, You were the One who healed all manner of sickness and diseases when You walked on the shores of Galilee.
I come to You today to ask for Your healing touch in every area of my life, for I am weary in body, mind and spirit. My health is failing and I am not even sure what is wrong with me, except that I need Your touch on my life more that I have ever needed before. Strengthen me in spirit,
I pray that You renew my heart with Your healing touch and refresh me in body, soul and spirit. Thank You, Jesus,
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.
Loving Father, thank you for Your correction – for I know that Your discipline is for my good and for Your eternal glory. Enable me to learn all the lessons that You would teach me, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Thank You, Lord, for my bed and pillow and the benefits that You provide for us day by day. You truly are a God who provides for all Your children and a God Who is faithful to all His promises.
Give me a peaceful night sleep I pray.
Into Your hands O Lord, I commit my soul and body to be a living sacrifice of praise to You. I pray that in Your grace, You would wake me up in the morning, ready to praise You for all Your goodness and grace to me and to all men. This I pray in Jesus' precious name,
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 for the many things I can learn from the amazing book of Proverbs. I realise, from Solomon's instruction to his son, the serious nature of sexual promiscuity and the terrible consequences of indulging in this ungodly activity. Help me maintain inner purity of heart and live a life of godly virtue, that flees from every fragment of sensual allurement. Thank You for my own close, personal relationships in marriage and beyond, and may my delight be to draw fresh water from my own well and never seek satisfaction from broken cisterns and the brackish water they contain. Help me to live a life that honour Your holy name - this I ask in Jesus' name, 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.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wise counsel of Christian brothers and sisters, that You have placed in my life, to give me godly guidance and wise instruction. May I be willing to listen to their advice.. and I pray that You would confirm the guidance I receive in Your word, and through Your Holy Spirit. Use me, I pray to offer and receive wise advice to others, and to be ready and willing to respond to Your leading and guiding in every area of my life - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Dear Lord Jesus it seems that the problems and anxieties of life that I am going through, always seem to multiply and magnify during the night time hours. Help me never to forget that You have promised to be with me – even in the darkest times.
Thank You that Jesus is my Saviour and has promised to be with me throughout the long, night time hours. Keep me from dwelling on anxious thoughts and help me to hand all my cares over to You,, as soon as they come into my mind - so that my heart may be filled with Your quietness and promised peace.
Help me to give every single anxious thought over to You and keep me from going to sleep with worries and problems flooding through my mind. I pray that I would learn to keep the eyes of my heart looking to Jesus, and the thoughts of my mind resting on You - because You have promised to give Your perfect peace to the everyone whose mind is stayed on Jesus .
May I cast all my anxious thoughts on You ; rest in Your love throughout the night and wake refreshed in the morning, in Jesus name I pray,
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.
Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ is the Light of the world and in Him is life and health and wholeness. Thank You that in Him we find peace with God, when we trust Him for our salvation. Thank You, that as Your children, we have Your heavenly peace - the peace that passes understanding, which guards the heart and enlivens the soul. Thank You for Your amazing plan of redemption, for the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting and thank You that the day is coming when we will see Jesus face to face, and have full and free access to the living Tree of Life, in the paradise of God - praise His holy name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the book of Proverbs and the many lessons that I have been able to learn and understand. Thank You, that You are a God Who cares deeply for each of Your children and that You use the choices we make, both good and bad, to discipline us, develop our faith in You and increase our patient endurance. Thank You, that godly discipline in the lives of Your children, is a tool you are using for Your greater glory and our eternal benefit. Help me to embrace the chastening rod of Your Spirit in my life, so that I learn the lessons You want to teach me. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for our great salvation in Christ and that in HIM is found all wisdom and knowledge. Thank You for the many principles and precepts that are so helpful and encouraging in the book of Proverbs. I pray that order my life by applying the wise concepts and that I would trust in You in all things and not seek to do anything according to my own limited understanding. Give me discernment I pray and keep me from all forms of self-delusion and self-deception. May I never be foolish enough to journey along the path that may seem right to me but ends in destruction. Thank You that You have promised to guide my steps and may my ear be ever open to Your direction - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Dear Father in heaven, I pray that I may take note of the godly and gracious way to speak to others and apply it in my life. Help me to be careful when responding to the words of others, so that I do not promote anger. Help me to turn away any bitterness or wrath with a soft and gentle answer. May my speech be a tree of life to others and prevent me from ever crushing the heart or soul of another, through careless speech. I pray that my lips spread wisdom and knowledge and keep me from foolish reactions or from spouting folly in some unguarded moment. May my speech and language reflect the gracious words that fell from the lips of the Lord Jesus, during His sojourn on earth, and may I only say and do those things that honour Your name - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
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
Dear Lord and Father, thank You, that I have the freedom to make future plans and yet have the wonderful assurance that You are the One Who directs my steps. Thank You, that I have been given the free-will to make choices in life, and a sound mind with which to think and consider different options. I pray that You would give me the wisdom to make the right choices in life, but thank You, Father, that I am not alone, because You guide me along the best way and direct my steps in the way I should go. Give me wisdom and discernment to make the best life-choices and an ear that is open to Your leading and guidance. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the clear warnings about pride and arrogance and the terrible consequences that come when nurturing a haughty spirit. Keep me I pray from the sin of pride or from trusting in my own importance... or from thinking that I can add to my salvation or contribute towards my sanctification through my own works. Help me to grow in grace and to walk in spirit and truth - in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father there are many that spread strife and cause division through gossip and lies or they lack integrity and demean others. Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, and save me from perverse people and those that seek to control the lives of others. I pray that my lips may be filled with gracious speech and healing words and that I develop an empathetic and listening ear. May I acknowledge You in all my ways and develop an understanding heart by Your grace. Thank You in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
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.
Heavenly Father, thank You for putting us in families and for the roles and responsibilities You ordained within the family unit. We recognise the responsibility on fathers, mothers and grandparents in bringing up their children and grandchildren in the fear of the Lord. Thank You for the godly father, mothers, men and women you have placed in each of our lives and I pray that we may become the godly parents and grandparents you desire in each family unit. We pray Your blessing on the men of our nation - the father and grandfathers of our land, and pray that each one would take the responsibilities of training up their sons and daughters in the way they should go, so that each becomes a crown of glory in their old age and are praised and honoured by their children. This we ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I thank You for the dear friends that You have brought into my life and for the love and comfort that I have received from them over the years. I pray that I would develop the many qualities of genuine friendship and that You would use me to be a friend to others in their times of need - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
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
Loving, heavenly Father, help me to develop a prudent mind and a humble heart that is growing in grace. Help me to acquire knowledge and understanding and the wisdom to know how best to utilise my skills and all I have learned. Open my eyes to see wonderful things in Your law and may my ear be quick to hear Your voice and my heart ready to obey Your will. Thank You for the book of Proverbs and the many teachings on things like practical morality, pleasing the Lord, the value of righteousness, the dangers of temptation and the fruit of godly living. May I live and work each day to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus' precious name, AMEN.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the lives of each of my lovely grandchildren that You have so graciously brought into my life. They all 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. 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
Dear God, I know that it is Your will to help those that are afflicted, to support the weak, to provide for the widows and orphans and to help those that are in need.
Use my hands to be of service to those in need, and use my voice to speak words of healing and encouragement to those that are afflicted and in distress. Thank You for hearing my prayer. In Jesus' name,
Heavenly Father, 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, 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 for the helmet of salvation in Christ, in Whose name I pray,
Loving Father, how I thank You that through the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus on the Cross, You have cleansed my heart, forgiven my sin, and have made me pure within. I thank You that because of Him, I am accepted in the Beloved and clothed with His righteousness. 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, thank You for the privilege, responsibility and joy of the children You have placed in my life. I humbly ask that You would guide me in the way that I should teach them and train them and pray that they may grow up in the fear and nurture of the Lord. May they grow in godly conduct, make wise choices and learn to be both responsible towards others and accountable to authority. Keep them from worldly ways, direct and govern their lives and may they never depart from the way of righteousness, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a wealth of truth there is in the book of Proverbs. Thank You for reminding me that You desire purity of heart and graciousness of speech, in Your blood-bought children. May the words of my mouth, the meditation of my heart, the actions I undertake and the motive behind all I do, be pleasing in Your sight. Purify my heart I pray with the burning coal of Your purifying fire so that after I have been tried, I may come forth as gold. I pray that all my words may be seasoned with salt and spoken in love for Your greater praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
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.
Father, thank You for all those that are involved in helping others with their addiction to alcohol. We thank You for places like Alcoholic Anonymous and the many Christian ministries and rehab centres that are dedicated to helping men and women recover from this debilitating and distressing addiction, and showing them the love of the Lord Jesus.
Give wisdom, grace and patience to all that are serving in one capacity or another to relieve the distress and devastation that alcoholism leaves in it wake. We pray that You would give them the right words of encouragement and advice to enable those that are addicted to permanently break free of their alcoholism and so live a more meaningful and fruitful life.
We pray that You would not only rescue alcoholic men and women from the depths of despair to which many have fallen, but also that You would raise them up into a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and bring them into newness of life in Him, to His praise and glory. This we 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, thank You for the wisdom in the book of Proverbs. Help me to take to heart the devastation and destruction that can be caused by careless speech and foolish words. Keep me from participating in any form of talebearing or gossiping. Help me to take to heart this simple truth... that without wood, a fire will go out and without a gossip, conflict will die down. Purify my heart and my speech I pray, and may the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be acceptable to You - in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
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, in all I say and do. I pray that my life may be a mirror-image of Him... that I may only say the things that He has taught me and only do those things that honour Him... so that His grace and love and care and beauty may be seen in me and flow out to others, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
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. Thank You that You have promised to be with me in every circumstance of life and have given us an assurance 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 the fear of man and onto trust in 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, goodness, 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.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have given us the tools to live a virtuous Christian life, that honours Your name. May we seek to apply all that Scripture teaches on godly living so that we not only care for those closest to us and bless our fellow man, but also, that Your name may be glorified through the lives we live, in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.
Loving Lord and Heavenly Father, just as we read of the beautiful attributes that shine through the life of a virtuous woman or man of integrity, in the last chapter of the book of Proverbs, I pray that my life would become a reflection of the Lord Jesus. I pray that my self-life would remain nailed to the Cross and He would increase in my life as I decrease. Take away all those things in me that are not of you and mould me into the person You would have me to be. Lord, I want to be willing to be conformed into the beautiful likeness of Christ, and although this may at times be painful. Teach me YOUR way until I can say, "it is not I that live but Christ that lives in me." This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.