Heavenly Father, thank You for the spiritual instructions I have in Your Word and the warnings, that help to keep me looking to Jesus. I pray that my devotion for You will not grow cold, but that in all things I will become more and more thrilled with the wonders of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour. May my love for You start to reflect, in some small way, the love that You have shown to me. And thank You for the many privileges that are mine in Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Thank You, Father, for the wonderful encouragement we receive from the saints in Smyrna. I pray that I may be faithful to the point of death and receive that promised, crown of life. Thank You, that no matter how weak we may be and how intense the fight we face, none of Your children need fear the attacks of the enemy, for You are with us in every eventuality of life. Thank You, that I know Jesus as my Lord and Saviour and have an assurance of the resurrection of the dead. I pray that I may be faithful in the trials that lay ahead and be worthy to fellowship in His suffering, for His praise and glory. Thank You, that Christ died for me and rose again, so that I may live with Him eternally. In His name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that I am an overcomer in Christ and have been given eternal life by grace through faith in Him. Thank You that I will not be hurt by the second death, because I am covered in His righteousness. I pray that in Your strength, I may overcome any difficulties, dangers, persecution and pain I may face, knowing that His grace is sufficient - and I pray that I may be faithful to the point of death, so as to win the Crown-of-Life.. for Your honour and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the letters to the seven Churches in the book of Revelation and for the encouragement and warnings we gain from reading them and putting them into practice. I pray I would not be influenced by any enticing teacher of a false doctrine and I ask for discernment to recognise and reject any unscriptural thing that tries to seep into the Body of Christ. Expose those who are deliberately enticing Your people into a trap, through a spirit of control or an over-zealous lust for the dark spirituality, that comes from the evil one. Guard my heart and nourish my soul I pray, and may I hold fast to the truth of the gospel I love, 'til Jesus comes - in Whose lovely name I pray, AMEN.
Holy and heavenly Father, thank You for giving us the true gospel in Your Word. We pray for those who are enslaved to the false doctrines of Thyatira.. with their secret teachings, legalist rites, priestly absolution, suffocating indulgencies and other unbiblical practices. Expose those that teach falsely and open the eyes of those that have been subjected to their suffocating effects. We pray.. that as we wait for Christ's any-day return, we will hold fast to the faith, until His appearing - in His name we pray, AMEN.