Father, You are our God of hope and love. Thank You for sending Your only begotten Son into the world, so that sinful man might be forgiven of their sins and be given peace with God, through the sacrifice of the precious life of Christ Jesus.
Thank You for the joy and hope that this time of Advent brings into the hearts of all those who trust in Jesus. Thank You for the good news of the gospel of Christ that brings man back into sweet fellowship with their Creator, and for the perfect peace and glorious hope that He has placed into the hearts of all who trust on His name.
Thank You, Lord, that Jesus is coming again to set up His eternal kingdom on earth as You have promised, and that we who are members of His body will rule and reign with Him for 1000 years.
Thank You, for the hope and love and peace that You gave to mankind in the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ. To Him be all the praise and glory at this special time of Advent and throughout the coming year. In Jesus' name,
Heavenly Father, thank You for the lessons You would teach me from Israel's past history and help me not to fall into the same attitude of unbelief or exhibit a spirit of complaint. What a lesson to learn - that unbelief or a complaining heart is the cause of broken fellowship with the Father. Thank You for Your promise to supply all my need, according to Your riches in glory and may I never take Your abundant supply for granted. Help me examine my heart today, and to correct any areas in my life that dishonour Your holy name. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.