Prayer for Romans

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Father thank You for revealing the mystery of the church through Paul and opening up to us the light of the glorious gospel Christ, to all who believe in Christ Jesus as Saviour, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,”
(Romans 1:1)

Thank You Father for reaching out to me and to all mankind with your gospel of Jesus Christ, Who died for my sins and rose again the third day to break the power of sin and death in my life - in Whose name I pray, and praise Your holy name, AMEN

“(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)”
(Romans 1:2)

Thank You Father for Jesus. Thank You that He came from His home in heaven and set aside His glory for a season to live a perfect life and to die a substitution death for ME so that in Him I might believe and have life eternal. All praise to His name AMEN

“Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;”
(Romans 1:3)

Thank You Lord for Your grace towards us who were dead in trespasses and sins but who have now been brought near by the death and resurrection of Christ, in Whose name we pray, AMEN.

“And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:”
(Romans 1:4)

Thank You Lord for pouring out the gospel of grace through Paul to me. I pray that thorough an understanding of this glorious gospel of grace and peace I may remain obedient to Your word, until my life's end, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:”
(Romans 1:5)

Heavenly Father, thank You that I am also the called of Jesus Christ, by grace through faith in Him. Keep me low at the cross and willing to say, Thy will be done in my life, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:”
(Romans 1:6)

Heavenly Father, how I thank You for the good news of the gospel of Christ, and the truth it has revealed.. so that by faith in Christ.. I have been redeemed by His precious blood and become beloved of God and called to be set apart to Your praise and glory. May Your equipping grace and perfect peace pour through me to others - so that the love of Christ may be shed abroad to the honour of Your name - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

“To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
(Romans 1:7)

Prayer Of Thanks For My Grandma

How I thank You heavenly Father for my dear, dear grandmother. She has always been such a special support and encouragement to me, especially as I was growing up and finding out about life and living… and Lord, she has given me so much of her gentle wisdom and good advice… never being judgemental, but always fair and kind.

Thank You for the wonderful example she has been throughout my life of a godly woman who loves Jesus first and foremost, and for the unique way that she lovingly gently nudges me to turn to You, in all the circumstances of my life. Thank You for placing her in my life. Thank You that I have had the opportunity of learning so much from her – for her knowledge of the Scriptures and her delight to turn to You in pray, day by day.

Lord now that she is getting older, I pray that You would keep Your loving arms around her and protect her from harm. Guard and guide her – protect her and provide all that she needs and draw here ever closer to Yourself – in Jesus name I pray,

Amen
“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.”
(Romans 1:8)
Category: Prayers for Grandmothers

Heavenly Father, develop in me a deep and earnest Christ-like love for all my brothers and sisters in Christ - and develop in us all a passion to know more of You in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;”
(Romans 1:9)

Heavenly Father, how blessed we are to be part of the wider family of God and thank You for the epistle to the Romans, and the comprehensive and structured exposition of every aspect of our Christian faith. Help me to understand and apply all the truth that it contains, and give me a desire to pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ, that we may all grow in grace and in a knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Thank You for Paul's example - whose dear desire was to remain in the centre of Your perfect will. I pray that like Him I may be ready and willing to pray, 'Thy will be done,' in every area of my life - to Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN

“Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.”
(Romans 1:10)

Heavenly Father, thank You that we are all members of Your body and that each one has been given gifts and graces that are to be used appropriately. Help us to live according to Your word and to use our gifts and graces for the mutual encouragement of our brothers and sisters in Christ. May we all grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus, as we see the day of His return grow ever closer. This we ask, to Your praise and glory - in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.

“That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.”
(Romans 1:12)

Father, I pray that like Paul I will boldly proclaim the gospel of Christ to all with Whom I come in contact, knowing that only in Him is there life and light - hope and love... knowing that the gospel of Christ is the power of God unto salvation to all who believe on Him - Who died and rose from the dead - to Him be all praise and glory, world without end, AMEN.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
(Romans 1:16)

Heavenly Father, thank You for the glorious gospel of Christ. Thank You that the righteousness of God that has been revealed in the cross, where Christ suffered the punishment for my sin and paid the price for my redemption with His holy and precious blood. Thank You that I am saved by grace through faith in Christ. Lord I want to live my life by faith and grow in grace from one degree of faith to the next, until Christ is formed in me. My life is not my own for I have been bought with a price. I pray that my life may be lived by faith to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray. AMEN.

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”
(Romans 1:17)

Heavenly Father, thank You for the witness of nature, the witness within and the witness of Your written Word. Thank You that You loved the world so much that You sent Jesus to be the propitiation for my sin and for all who will believe on the name of the only begotten Son of God. Thank You that HIS death satisified You as payment for my sin - to Whom be all praise and glory and in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;”
(Romans 1:18)

Heavenly Father, thank You for the two witnesses of creation and conscience that speak so clearly of Your great glory and the wonder of Your works. I pray that I will never lose that wonder of Who You are as I reflect on You mighty, creative acts and pray that my conscience will ever be tender towards You. I pray also that I will respond to the inner promptings of my heart, when I am tempted to sin and help me to become increasingly conscious of Your leading and guiding within. Thank You that You send Your only begotten Son to die for me so that I might live.. help me to live as You would have me live.. in utter dependence upon You and with self nailed to the cross, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.”
(Romans 1:19)

Heavenly Father, how we praise You for the mighty works of Your hand and for the many evidences of Your invisible attributes, eternal power and divine nature. I pray that I may come to know You more intimately, love You more dearly and grow more and more like my Saviour Jesus Christ, Who gave His life as a ransom for many - including me. To You belongs all honour and glory, might, majesty, dominion and power for ever and ever, AMEN.

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”
(Romans 1:20)

Prayer Of Gratitude For Food

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
 
Amen.

“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”
(Romans 1:21)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing book of Romans and the clear way that it explains, step-by-step, the depravity of fallen man and consequences of our sin, but then goes on to detail, that our sins may be forgiven – by grace, through faith in Christ, and how we may live in the power of the indwelling Spirit. We pray that many whose eyes are blinded to the truth, whose consciences have been seared and who foolish hearts have bought into Satan’s deception, will turn from their wicked way and call out to Christ for the forgiveness of their sin and life everlasting. This we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

 

 

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,”
(Romans 1:22)

Heavenly Father, Thank You for the three-fold witness to the truth of Your word and for loving me enough to send the Lord Jesus Christ to come to earth as a man and to die on the cross.. that I might be saved. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”
(Romans 1:25)

Heavenly Father, thank You for revealing Your glory to me through Your creation. Thank You for making man in Your image and likeness.. and for supplying me with my God-given, innate sense of goodness and justice, so that I may understand right from wrong and choose to do what is good, in the power of the Holy Spirit. But thank You most of all for sending the Lord Jesus to be my kinsman Redeemer.. to pay the price for my sins and for receiving the punishment that I justly deserve. Keep me ever mindful of Your goodness and grace towards me and all the children of men - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;”
(Romans 1:28)

Heavenly Father, forgive me for the times when I have passed critical judgement on others and pointed a finger of accusation at the sins of other people, while hiding behind my own smug, self-righteous pride. Thank You that Christ died for me and that I am saved by grace through faith in Him. Thank You that I am clothed in His righteousness. Give me a heart of compassion towards those that are lost and, and use me to touch lives with love and not with criticism - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.”
(Romans 2:1)

Heavenly Father, I am not worthy to gather up the crumbs under Your table and yet You died for me so that my sin and guilt might be washed away.. and I might stand perfect in Your sight. Forgive me for the self-righteous attitudes I have shown against sinners who are dead in their trespasses.. and needing Your salvation. Give me a heart to share the truth of salvation by grace through faith in Christ with all.. with whom I come in contact - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?”
(Romans 2:3)

Father I often take for granted Your loving-kindness and wander far from You. Thank You Father, for Your grace and patient-endurance towards me. I repent; I choose today to turn around; I choose to turn back to You and to turn away from the things that I know have grieved You. Thank You for Your grace, Your love, Your Forbearance and for drawing me back once again into Your arms of comfort. In Jesus name, AMEN.

“Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?”
(Romans 2:4)

Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You that Your love and justice met at Calvary. It is beyond the realm of our understanding that You should love the world so much that You gave Your only begotten Son to receive the full fury on Your righteous wrath and holy justice against sin - so that by faith we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. AMEN.

“But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;”
(Romans 2:5)

Heavenly Father, thank You that there is no contradiction in the Word of God. Thank You that I have been saved by grace through faith in Christ and that there is no condemnation because I am in Him. Having come to saving faith in Christ I pray that You would help me to continue to work the works of God in my life - as I rely on Your Holy Spirit to guide and direct me in all things and to trust in Your unfailing goodness and grace so that I may produce much fruit to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name. AMEN.

“Who will render to every man according to his deeds:”
(Romans 2:6)

Heavenly Father, thank You for the free gift of salvation that is offered to all men and thank You that in Your mercy and grace Christ died for me and took the punishment that I deserve. Thank You Lord, that it is not Your will that any should perish - I pray that many unbelievers will have their hearts softened and come to know Christ as Saviour, before it is too late - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“For there is no respect of persons with God.”
(Romans 2:11)

Heavenly Father, thank You for the truths that are contained in the book of Romans. I pray that I may never stray from the gospel of Christ - that I am a sinner and that there is nothing that I can do to merit Your forgiveness, except by grace through faith in the atoning blood of the incarnate Word of God. Thank You that I have been saved - simply because I believe that He took the punishment that I deserved.. and thus transferred me from death to life, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;”
(Romans 2:12)

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word of truth. Help me to cease from my own strivings by trying to produce works of righteousness, which You have said in Your Word can never justify me in Your sight. Help me to see clearly that the work that You require of me is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and that being a 'doer of the word' is to trust on Him, Who alone can justify the lost sinner and Who alone is the Justifier of all who believe. Help me to see that being a 'doer of the word' is not carrying out works of the flesh or trying to adhere to works of the law, but refers to the one Who believes on Christ for salvation  - knowing that it by faith in Him and not by works of the law that we are justified .. and that it is our faith that is credited to us as righteousness, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.”
(Romans 2:13)

Heavenly Father, thank You for the light that I have received from You. When I look at the wonders of creation I am amazed that You are mindful of man.. When I realise the depth of sin to which mankind has fallen and the sin that I personally have committed through the witness of my conscience, I have nothing to commend me and stand guilty before Your holy throne.. BUT thanks be to God through Jesus Christ, Who died to pay the enormous price for MY sin, so that by faith in Him I have been declared righteous and have been forgiven of my sins through time and into eternity -praise Your holy name.. and it is in His name I pray, AMEN

“For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:”
(Romans 2:14)

Heavenly Father, I confess that in and of myself there is no good things and that there is nothing that commends me.. but thanks be to God that by faith in Jesus Christ my sins have been forgiven, I have received eternal life and I am accepted as Your child because of His righteousness - praise His holy name, AMEN.

“Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)”
(Romans 2:15)

Heavenly Father, thank You for Paul's gospel, which is the power of God unto salvation to all who believe. But Lord we live in a world where the truth of the glorious gospel of grace is being sugar-coated; the consequences of sin ignored and the need for salvation is being twisted, ridiculed, disregarded and diminished. I pray that You would use me to speak honestly to those that are under condemnation so that by Your grace some will be plucked from the fiery brands - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.”
(Romans 2:16)

For Trust In A Special Relationship

Oh God I come to You saddened in soul and with a heart that is breaking. You brought a special person into my life, for which I thank You Lord, and we were so happy together for a time - but for many reasons, including my jealous nature, things have gone sour between us and we have moved apart.

Lord I confess to You that I acted in a way that was not appropriate and did not permit trust between us to develop and to grow as it should. Look down on us in pity I pray – and ask that You would open up an opportunity for us to be properly reconciled so that we may build up our relationship together.

Lord I know that so often when we make foolish mistakes we have to take the responsibility for the outcome, which is not always the way that we would hope - but I do pray that our relationship is not finished and that in Your grace You would restore again the joy of being together and the special love we had for each other.

Change Me Lord – remove this jealous streak that has caused me so many problems in my life I pray,– for I know that this is not from You Lord - and make me more like the Lord Jesus, not only in my actions but in my attitudes and emotions. May Your will be done in our lives and even if we do not get back together – Lord, I pray that we may be reconciled, so that we may separate graciously and not in the current animosity. I ask this in Jesus name,

Amen
“Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,”
(Romans 2:17)
Category: Prayers for Reconciliation

Prayer Of Gratitude For Teachers

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,
 
Amen

“An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.”
(Romans 2:20)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

Heavenly Father, thank You for this thorough examination of my sinfulness and my need of Jesus. Correct in me any unworwthy attitudes and perceptions I may have, and I pray that I may not develop the same self-righteous, unfaithful, hypocritical, religious attitude that Paul described in this passage of Romans, but may I live my life in word and deed to Your honour and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?”
(Romans 2:21)

Heavenly Father, forgive me for the times when I have sought to hide my own faults and failings behind a wall of religiosity. Forgive me for the times when I have discredited Your name by my presumptuous words or ungodly deeds. I pray that I may walk in spirit and truth and proclaim the gospel of Christ in truth and in love - not only by what I say and do.. but in the innermost motives of my heart.. so that Christ may be seen in me, to Your honour and glory. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?”
(Romans 2:23)

Heavenly Father, thank You that despite being dead in my sins, separated from God and without hope in the world You sent Jesus to die on the cross to pay the price for my sin and to break the power of sin and death in the lives of all who by faith trust in Christ Jesus for salvation. We thank You for the Jewish nation, through whom was given the holy Scriptures and the promised Saviour of the world. We pray that many will come to faith in Jesus as their Jewish Messiah, to His praise and glory AMEN

“Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.”
(Romans 3:2)

Heavenly Father, thank You that for sending the Lord Jesus to be the sacrifice for the sin of the whole world and for giving Your only begotten Son to be our Kinsman-Redeemer. Great is Your faithfulness O God my Father - thank You that Your Word can never be broken and that nothing that secular, unbelieving man can say or do will nullify Your Word of truth, thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?”
(Romans 3:3)

Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing book of Romans, which shows so clearly that we have nothing to commend ourselves in Your sight - whether Jew or Gentile, but that in Your grace, You chose to redeem all who would believe, in Christ Jesus.. our human Kinsman and heavenly Redeemer. Thank You Father, and it is in His name that I pray, AMEN

“What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;”
(Romans 3:9)

Heavenly Father, I stand amazed at the saving grace that has been extended to guilty sinners, for there is none righteous in Your sight and yet You have offered the free gift of salvation to all who simply trust in the name of the only begotten Son of God - to Whom be all honour and glory for ever and ever, AMEN.

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”
(Romans 3:10)

Heavenly Father, when we start to understand that we are sinners, who do not have anything to commend us to You, how we praise and thank You for Your wonderful plan of redemption. Thank You that You sent Jesus to pay the price for the sin of the world, and that by faith in Him, our sins are forgiven, through time and into eternity. Thank You that we are declared righteous, by our association with Christ, and identified with His righteousness. Thank You that in Your grace, every sinner has the right to be forgiven of our sin, by faith in Christ.. and have a free-will to choose the good and eschew the evil. We pray that many would reach out to You today and be saved by grace through faith in Him. This we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
(Romans 3:12)

Heavenly Father, thank You the content of that book of Romans, which clearly teaches that we are justified by grace through faith in Christ. Thank You, for the structured teaching of Paul, and the other apostles - and for the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit. May we read, mark, learn and inwardly digest the word of God, in spirit and in truth - and thank You that the way of salvation, is so uncomplicated. Lord, I know I am a sinner, and that death is my just dessert. But thanks be to God, that Jesus died to pay the price for my sin, and by believing on Him, I have the forgiveness of sins and life eternal - thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.,

“There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
(Romans 3:18)

Heavenly Father, we have all broken Your perfect standard of righteousness, and we all stand guilty before You. Whether Jew or Gentile, we are not worthy to gather up the crumbs under Your table, for we have sinned in Your sight and stand guilty before Your perfect righteous standard. And yet, in Your goodness and grace, You sent the Lord Jesus to be the propitiation for my sin, and for all who would trust in His sacrifice. Thank You that by faith in Christ’s I have been justified in Your sight and declared righteousness – for though I was a sinner, I have been saved by grace through faith in Christ. Thank You that I have become part of the One New Man in Christ, and am complete in Him – thank You in Jesus name, AMEN,

“Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.”
(Romans 3:19)

Heavenly Father, for too long I have striven to make myself righteous in my own eyes through my own merit - by attempting to do my own good works and by trying to keep the commandments in my own strength. But I recognise that there is nothing that I can do to make myself pleasing in Your sight, except in and through the life of Christ dwelling in me. Help me to live in total dependence upon You and not on myself. Thank You that in Christ I am justified, redeemed and clothed in HIS righteousness, and help me I pray, to live as You intended me to live, in utter dependence on YOU and not on myself, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”
(Romans 3:20)

Father, thank You that I have been justified and made righteous through the Lord Jesus, for I confess that there is no righteousness in me and that there is nothing that I can do to merit Your forgiveness, other than trusting in Jesus Christ my Saviour. Praise Your holy name. AMEN

“But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;”
(Romans 3:21)

Heavenly Father, thank You that You are a righteous God and that You chose to redeem mankind by means of the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You that I have been imputed with righteous - even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ and that all who trust in Him for salvation will also be declared righteous, through time and into eternity - Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN

“Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:”
(Romans 3:22)

How I praise and thank You Father that I who am a guilty sinner and deserving of death and eternal separation from You, have been justified freely by Your grace through the redemption that came through Christ Jesus our Lord, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
(Romans 3:23)

Eternal Gratitude For the Free Grace of God

Loving heavenly Father, how my heart bows before You in humble and sincere gratitude for all the many blessings that You have bestowed upon me – for the life that You have given me and the way that You have sustained me and cared for me, for which I offer You my grateful thanks. `

Thank You for my family and friends, my community and church and all the wonderful ways that You have led and guided us through both the joyful times and the difficult seasons of life.

Thank You for the wonderful world into which we have been placed and the beauties that surround us - the sea and the sky and the hills and the valleys – for all the delights that You have placed in our lives in such abundance.

Thank You most of all for sending us the Lord Jesus to die on the cross so save us from our sins – covering us with His own perfect righteousness and raising us up to sit with Him in heavenly places, when we deserve nothing but punishment. Lord we are not worthy to untie Your shoe-laces and yet in Your great grace and mercy You have freely given us all things to richly enjoy. Words cannot express the gratitude that is in my heart. Help me Lord to be the person You would have me be.. in Jesus name I pray,

AMEN
“Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:”
(Romans 3:24)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

Thank You that Jesus is the propitiation for my sins. Thank You that in Him Your wrath against my sin is satisfied and thank You that I have been reconciled to You through faith in the blood of My Saviour Jesus Christ in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;”
(Romans 3:25)

Thank You Father - thank You for my salvation. Thank You that His death that gave me life and reconciled me to You forever. Thank You that He took my sin and clothed me in His righteousness. Thank You that He is the propitiation for my sins and took Your wrath upon Himself so that I might have peace with You and receive the peace that passes understanding for ever and ever into my life, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.”
(Romans 3:26)

Heavenly Father, thank You for the word of God and the wonderful way that You used Your servant Paul to lay out the means and method of salvation so unambiguously. Thank You that my salvation does no depend on anything that I do to please You but rests entirely and exclusively on what Christ has done on my behalf.. when He offered His life as the propitiation of the sin of the whole world - in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.”
(Romans 3:27)

Heavenly Father thank You that I have been justified by faith, without deed of the law or works of the flesh. Thank You that I am accepted because of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You that by faith in Him I have been clothed in Christ's righteousness and set free from the bondage of the law. May I live my life by faith and not seek to gain Your approval through deeds of the law or works of the flesh, knowing Christ has set me free, so that I may live my life by faith in Him, Who loved me and gave Himself for me, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.”
(Romans 3:28)

Heavenly Father, thank You that by grace through faith we have been received into your family and been given the free gift of salvation - spirit, soul and body, and thank You that You are not only God of the Jews but also God of the Gentiles. Thank You that You did not only die for one race of mankind but for all people - and thank You that I too have been saved by grace through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:”
(Romans 3:29)

Heavenly Father, we come to You in humble gratitude and thanks, that You have opened the door of salvation by grace, to all who believe on Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. Thank You that You did not reward me according to my sins but have clothed me in Christ's righteousness by faith. Thank You that You are the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.. and thank Your there is no distinction between Gentile and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman - but Christ is all, and in all. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN

“Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.”
(Romans 3:30)

Heavenly Father, thank You for the simple gospel of Christ. Thank You that it is the power of God to declare righteous all those who have faith in Christ for the forgiveness of sins. Thank You Jesus, AMEN.

“Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.”
(Romans 3:31)

Heavenly Father, thank You that like Abraham I have been justified by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, my God and my Saviour. Thank You that I am accepted in Christ and have been declared righteous - not because of what I have done, but because of trusting in what Christ did on the cross.. for me. May my life be a living testimony to the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ - and it is in His name that I pray, AMEN.

“For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.”
(Romans 4:2)

Thank You Lord for clothing me in Your righteousness. Help me to live godly in Christ Jesus, to Your praise and glory in His name I pray, AMEN

“For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.”
(Romans 4:3)

Heavenly Father, thank You that my salvation does not depend on what I have done but one what I believe. Thank You that I am not saved by what I do, but by what Christ has done on my account. Thank You that I am saved by grace through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. May I also live every day of my life by grace through faith.. and may my prideful Self remains nailed to the cross, as the indwelling life of Christ works through me, to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.”
(Romans 4:4)

Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that You have credited me with Christ's righteousness by faith in His finished work. I confess that all my works are as filthy rags in Your pure eyes and there is nothing that I could do to warrant the imputed righteousness of Christ. Thank You that my salvation does not rely on my good works nor my ability to keep rules and regulations.. but is dependent on faith alone in Christ alone - and that by faith in His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection I have been credited as righteous through time and into eternity.. Help me I pray to walk in spirit and truth to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”
(Romans 4:5)

Heavenly Father, thank You that You are no respecter of persons and that You stooped down to save me from my sin.. by grace through faith in Christ Jesus my Lord. Thank You for the wonderful examples throughout Your Word, that repeatedly demonstrate that salvation is through faith in the death and resurrection of Christ.. and that I am imputed with Him righteousness and indwelt by His Spirit, by grace through faith. May the new resurrection life of CHrist in me glorify You.. in thought word and deed - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.”
(Romans 4:9)

Heavenly Father, how I praise Your name that You have made me a new creation in Christ and have credited me with Your righteousness, by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You that although I was dead in trespasses and sins You have breathed Your new life in Christ into my body, and made me Your child for ever and ever. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.”
(Romans 4:17)

Loving Father, thank You for the example of Abraham. I pray that I will cling to You in trusting love and be strengthened in my faith in Your never-failing promises, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;”
(Romans 4:20)

Heavenly Father, I have so often tried to please You by the work that I do or the rituals that I have carried out - but I see that there is nothing that I can do that can ever earn Your favour. Thank You that in Christ I have been made righteous by faith. Help me to live to Your praise and glory AMEN.

“And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.”
(Romans 4:22)

Heavenly Father, thank You that despite my sinfulness and rebellious nature, Christ was delivered over to death on the cross because of my transgressions and was raised the third day for my justification. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.”
(Romans 4:25)

Loving Father, how wonderful to know that I have peace with You through faith in Christ Jesus and that the wrath that should have been poured out on me because of my sin, was poured out on Your only begotten Son - Who willingly took the punishment that I deserved, so that I could have peace with You for ever – thank You for Your grace and mercy towards me, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:”
(Romans 5:1)

Loving Father, like Paul I want to rejoice in my sufferings, which are only for a moment, but in the knowledge that the joy set before me is sure and founded on Your unchangeable promises. Praise Your wonderful name, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
(Romans 5:2)

Heavenly Father, thank You for my salvation, and the hope that I have in Christ. Give me a teachable spirit and a willingness to rejoice in the Lord, no matter what difficulties and I have to face. May my life be a testimony to Your goodness and grace, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;”
(Romans 5:3)

Healing For My Long Time Illness

Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for being with me through all the ups and downs of my life and for the many blessings that You have given me for which I praise and thank You.

Lord – You know the illness that I have been struggling with for a long time now and that there is little that seems to be able to be done by the medical profession - but Lord I believe that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and that You know every part of my body - and You know exactly why I have been ill for so long. Lord, I come to You now asking that You would work a full recovery in my body – whatever is causing this persistent problem - and I pray that You would, in Your mercy give me back the health and strength I need…

Lord if there is anything that is lacking in my diet or anything that is causing this ongoing problem within my body – I pray that You would show me so that it may be finally dealt with – Restore again my health and strength I pray and guide me along the path that You have planned for me, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen
“And patience, experience; and experience, hope:”
(Romans 5:4)
Category: Prayers for Recovery

Thank You loving Father for Your unconditional and unchangeable love that You have poured into my heart, knowing that my future is secure in You and that nothing can pluck me out of Your loving hand. May this truth sink deeper into my understanding and enable me to show forth Your love in and through me so that others will come to a knowledge of the Lord Jesus through my life. in Jesus name, I pray, AMEN

“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”
(Romans 5:5)

Loving heavenly Father, praise Your holy name for when I was weak and in the pit of despair, You sent Your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to be my strength and my life. In His name I thank You and praise Your holy name, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”
(Romans 5:6)

Thank You heavenly Father for this amazing love for us which can never be demonstrated in the human realm. I remain amazed at Your love for me, and thank You that Christ died for ME when I was still a sinner and has raised me into newness of life in, in Him. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.”
(Romans 5:7)

Loving Father thank You for loving me so much that you sent Christ to die for me – to be my Saviour and Lord, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
(Romans 5:8)

Heavenly Father, how I praise You for Your goodness and grace in that while I was still a sinner Christ not only died for me and justified me by grace through faith, but His resurrected life guaranteed me freedom from all future condemnation and wrath. He alone is worthy of all glory and praise, AMEN.

“Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”
(Romans 5:9)

Thanks For Reconciliation With God

I rejoice and thank You Father that I have peace with You through our Lord Jesus Christ and have wonderful access to Your amazing gift of grace – through simply believing on the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank You that although I was far away from You and wallowing in my sin and disobedience, I have been brought close to You Father, through the precious blood of my Jesus Christ –my Saviour. It is a thing most wonderful to know that through the cross of Christ the hostility that I had with You Lord, has been removed and I have been reconciled back to God and have not only become a a citizen of heaven along with all who trust in Christ Jesus and have been made a member of God’s household but also His beloved child and joint-heir with Christ Himself – There are no words sufficient for the thanks that I give You and pray that I may worship You for ever and ever.

I glorify Your wonderful name that there is now no condemnation and that my reconciliation with God almighty is both permanent and eternal – for the wrath of God was poured out upon the innocent life of the Lord Jesus – Who took my place, so that I could be brought back into fellowship with You – and reconciled with God.

Praise Your wonderful name for ever and ever and ever,

Amen and Amen
“For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
(Romans 5:10)
Category: Prayers for Reconciliation

Reconciliation for an Estranged Wife

Dear Father God, I am so distressed because my wife of many years has walked out on me, intending to carve out a future without me. Oh Lord, she is my wife and I love her so dearly but we are now estranged from each other and my life is falling apart without her.

I need You Lord, to uphold me with Your gracious right hand and pray that in Your time and Your way You would reconcile our differences and enable us to move forward with greater love and understanding than we had before.

Forgive me Lord for the part that I played in causing this estrangement between us to develop – without recognising the signs that were happening. Lord I was not the husband I could have been – of should have been… and though there were faults on both sides, I pray that You will help us to reconcile the difficulties between us and bring us back together and reunite us in love again. Lord that I may learn to love as You loved us – knowing that love suffers long and in kind – and thinks for the other.. Help me Lord to be the husband I should be – and bring us back into each other arms I pray…

Thank You Lord for hearing my prayer,

Amen
“And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.”
(Romans 5:11)
Category: Prayers for Reconciliation

Heavenly Father thank You that in Christ I have been forgiven of all my sins, justified and made a new creation in Christ. Thank You that by grace through faith in Him I have been transferred from the kingdom of death and darkness into Christ's kingdom of life and light hope and peace - My heart rejoices and I praise Your holy name, for You alone are worthy, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”
(Romans 5:12)

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your grace and mercy, wisdom and strength.. You purposed that Christ would come as the Second Man and Last Adam.. to save us from our sins and to give us His heavenly life, so that He may live His heavenly life through us.. to His praise and glory. We thank You on Jesus name, AMEN.

“Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.”
(Romans 5:14)

Heavenly Father, as I come to reflect on Your plan of salvation and consider my own sinfulness and Your glorious gift of grace, whereby my sin has been forgiven and debt has been paid.. I lift my hands is awe, wonder and praise, for Your goodness and grace. Thank You, that His resurrected life has been breathed into me, and I am clothed in His own righteousness. I marvel at Your loving kindness to me.. and all the children of men, and pray that I may live to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name, AMEN.

“But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.”
(Romans 5:15)

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your amazing plan of redemption.. that I am not only justified but have justification of life - that I am not only declared righteous and forgiven of my sins (justified) but have been given Christ's resurrection life (justification of life) - made one with Christ, positioned in Him, accepted in the Beloved.. and placed in eternal union with Him for ever and ever. Thank You in Jesus. AMEN.

“Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.”
(Romans 5:18)

Thank You, heavenly Father, for the riches of Your goodness and abounding grace, which is mine in Christ Jesus, my Saviour. Lord, I know that I am a sinner because of my identity with Adam - Thank YOU that by Your grace I have the privilege of being identified with Christ's righteousness - by faith. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”
(Romans 5:19)

Heavenly Father, the more I recognise my sinfulness, the more I understand the incredible grace that is being poured out on me, and on all humanity. Thank You that the more my sin is exposed.. the more I realise what amazing grace has been bestowed on me - and on all who have trusted Christ for salvation, for the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting - Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:”
(Romans 5:20)

Prayer For Sufficient Grace To Stop Smoking

Loving Father - I come to You to pray that You would help me to give up smoking. Father in my heart I feel that I am not being a good witness to those around me – and although I know that there is no sin in smoking – nevertheless my heart desires to quit this habit,- in order to help to be an encouragement to others, who are struggling with the habit of smoking – both believers and non-believers alike.

Lord I pray that You would take away the desire to smoke and replace it with more and more of a desire to know You more and to draw ever closer to You in the days that lie ahead – Lord, I believe that You are willing and able to give me the strength to quit and to You be all praise in Jesus name,

Amen
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?”
(Romans 6:1)
Category: Prayers for Quitting Smoking

Thank you Father that Christ not only died FOR my sin so that my sins are forgiven, but that He died UNTO sin so that the old sin nature does not have power over me – as I trust my life into Your hands, in His name I pray, AMEN

“God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”
(Romans 6:2)

Heavenly Father, thank You for dying on the cross so that I may be forgiven of my sin. Thank You for identifying with my unrighteousness, so that I may be identified with Your righteousness. Thank You for identifying with my death so that I may be identified with Your life - my new life in Christ. Help me to keep all that is not of You nailed to the cross and I pray that I may live godly in Christ Jesus, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?”
(Romans 6:3)

Loving Father, thank You for Paul’s ministry and this wonderful news that we are in Christ and have been placed into His body and are now one with Him, and fully identified with all that He did, including the being free from the power of sin in our lives. May I live godly in Christ Jesus to Your praise and glory, in His name I pray, AMEN.

“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”
(Romans 6:4)

Loving Father, thank You that we are united to Christ in the likeness of His death, and that His life has become our life – through time and into eternity. Thank You for directing our lives.. every step of the way, as we follow you. Guide us today, and direct our hearts and minds into the love of Christ and draw us into a closer intimacy with Yourself. We trust You to do in all things well.. and praise You for Your goodness and grace, in the name of Jesus, AMEN.

“For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:”
(Romans 6:5)

Heavenly Father, please open my understanding more and more to the wonderful truths that are contained in this astonishing verse of Scripture.. Thank You that my old sin nature was crucified with Christ. Thank You that because Christ is my representative - my “old Adamic self' was crucified with Him, so that I no longer need to be a slave to sin but am set free to live holy as unto the Lord - in Whose name I pray, AMEN

“Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.”
(Romans 6:6)

Heavenly Father, Thank You that Christ died for my sin so that I might be justified by faith in His finished work at Calvary for the forgiveness of sins.. and thank You that Christ also died UNTO sin so that the power of sin in my life can be broken in my life. I pray that I may reckon on this truth and discover it to be a reality in my own Christian walk - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“For he that is dead is freed from sin.”
(Romans 6:7)

The Death Of A Believer

Loving Lord I am filled with grief and sadness at the loss of my precious loved one – and yet that pain is tinged with gold, knowing that they trusted you as their Saviour and that they are now in Your presence.

I know that I am going to miss this precious one, who has been my strength and my joy for so long, and thank You for the precious times we had together.

Often Lord I expect my dear one to just be there, or walk through the door - and then remember that they have gone home to be with You. At times this is quite hard and yet I know that I must not grieve as those that have not hope in Jesus – but rejoice knowing that the day is coming when we will be together with You and You will wipe away all tears from our eyes - but at the moment my loss is like an open wound – and I pray that You will heal my brokenness and the loneliness I feel… and draw me every closer into Your arms of love my Lord and my God.

Thank You for all You are to me and may I rest in You in Jesus name,

Amen
“Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:”
(Romans 6:8)
Category: Prayers for Grief

Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ Jesus identified with my sin and took the death sentence that I deserved and thank You that by faith in Him I am identified with His eternal resurrected life. To Him be all praise and glory, AMEN.

“Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.”
(Romans 6:9)

Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus died to pay the price for my sins and thank You that He identified with my sin, and became sins for me so that I might be clothed in His righteousness. Praise God that the power of sin has been broken in my life - may I live unto God and walk in newness of life to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

“For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.”
(Romans 6:10)

Heavenly Father, thank You that You identified with my sinfulness so that I might be identified with Your righteousness. Thank You that You not only died for my sin but You died unto sin - so that I might be empowered to live my life in spirit and truth.. as I abide in Christ and He in me. I pray that I would not only hear this truth but act upon it and reckon my old sinful self to be dead to sin and my new life in Christ to be alive in God through Jesus Christ my Lord. AMEN.

“Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
(Romans 6:11)

Loving Father I have read this passage many times, and I ask You to help me to see more clearly what it means to reckon myself to be dead to the power of sin and alive to You in Christ, for I want to live a victorious life in Him, to Your praise and glory, in His name I pray, AMEN.

“Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.”
(Romans 6:12)

Heavenly Father, thank You that at salvation I was positioned in Christ and received a new life in Him. Thank You that at justification I became a new creation and a member of Christ's body. I pray my new life in Christ may grow in grace and that my faith in the truth of Your Word may be put into action - so that I not only believe Your Word but am ready and willing to act upon it moment by moment.. to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN

“Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.”
(Romans 6:13)

Prayer For Help With My Smoking Addiction

Dear Lord, I know that my smoking has become sinful because it is has such a strong hold over me. Lord I confess that I have allowed my smoking to take over, and to rule my life – even allowing it to dictate to my God-given volition and will – and Father I know that this in not Your will for my life – I want to change and to give up smoking and ask for Your help in this matter.

So Lord, I humbly come to You asking to put my life into Your hands, so that it is Your will that is done in my life. Lord, I want what You know is best for my life and I know that being addicted to smoking is not what You would will for me – and so, into Your hands I surrender myself – I surrender my will to smoke into Your hands – and pray that moment by moment and in the power of Your Holy Spirit, I will give every desire to smoke into Your gracious hands and take captive this destructive craving. Thank You for loving me so much that You died to break the power of sin in my life – including this ungodly addiction that is so ruinous.

May Your will be done in my life – Give me the desire and the will to stop this addiction and thank You Father for hearing my prayer and for always being there for me, in Jesus name I pray,

AMen
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”
(Romans 6:14)
Category: Prayers for Quitting Smoking

Prayer For Alcoholic Addiction Recovery

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,
 
Amen

“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”
(Romans 6:16)
Category: Prayer for Alcoholics

Heavenly Father, thank You for saving me and for the many lives that have been saved by grace through faith in Christ. May the inflow of truth from Your word produce an outflow of godliness and grace, as we submit to the Holy Spirit - so that we may grow in grace and in a knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in Whose name we pray, AMEN.

“But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.”
(Romans 6:17)

Thanksgiving For Deliverance from Alcoholism

Heavenly Father, so many people have fallen into the devastating, downward spiral of alcoholism, and yet in Your grace and mercy we see so many that are being freed from their addiction to alcohol and many more that are coming to faith the Lord Jesus Christ, as a result of a crisis point in their lives, which has so often taken them to the depths of despair.
 
Thank You Lord for all who have been rescued from alcoholism and for those that have supported them through it.We know that the enemy comes to steal and to kill and to destroy men and women, by enticing them into a life of alcoholism and other evil addictions, but we thank and praise You that Jesus came to destroy the works of the evil one and promised to give life abundantly, to all who trust in Christ as Saviour.
 
We thank You for all those who are currently being helped to leave their life of alcohol addition behind, and we pray that each one will come to a saving knowledge if Christ and know You as Saviour and  Lord – this we ask in Jesus name,
 
Amen

“Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.”
(Romans 6:18)
Category: Prayer for Alcoholics

Loving Father, in You is life and light and health and truth. Thank You that I am Your child and I pray that I may be a servant of righteousness, that honours You in thought, word and deed, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.”
(Romans 6:19)

Heavenly Father, thank You that while I was still a sinner and entrapped in the dark kingdom of Satan, Jesus died for me.. and that by grace through faith in Him, I have been removed from sin's terrible enslavement, and saved into the kingdom of Your dear Son, Jesus Christ - my God and Saviour. Thank You that He not only died to pay the price of my sin but that He died to break the power of sin in my life - and how I thank You that His grace is sufficient for every eventuality in life that I may have to face. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.”
(Romans 6:20)

Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus died for my sin and that the power of sin was broken in my life because I died with Christ unto sin. Thank You that I am a new creation in Christ and have received His new resurrected life. I pray that in Him I may grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus day by day, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.”
(Romans 6:22)

Loving Father, I am a sinner and deserving of eternal death and the lake of fire, I am not worthy to set my foot in Your heavenly home, but I believe that the Lord Jesus paid the price for my sins through His death on Calvary and I accept Your free gift of salvation and eternal life IN HIM, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
(Romans 6:23)

Heavenly Father, thank You that I have been united with Christ by faith and that because of that union with Him.. I have died to sin and am dead to the curse of the Law. Thank You that Christ rose from the dead to give me His life, so that as I abide in Him and He in me I may bear much fruit to the glory of God - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.”
(Romans 7:4)

Thank You Father that in Christ I am dead to the Law and alive in Christ. Thank You that I have been released from the Law, having died to that by which I was bound.. so that by Your grace I have been imputed with Your righteousness and may serve You in newness of the Spirit - to Him be all praise and glory, AMEN.

“But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.”
(Romans 7:6)

Lord I delight to do Your will. May I grow in grace and not submit to the enticements of the flesh - for in my inner being I delight in Your word of truth in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

“For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:”
(Romans 7:22)

Heavenly Father, keep me ever mindful of the truth that there is an internal war that is seeking to draw me back into my former fleshly ways. Thanks be to God, Who delivers me from this inner conflict, through Jesus Christ our Lord! AMEN.

“But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.”
(Romans 7:23)

Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful truths that are contained in Your word. Thank You that although there is nothing that I can do to gain Your approval I am accepted in the Beloved. Thank You that my salvation was completed by Christ on the cross, Who died from me and rose again.. to pay the penalty for my sin, and to break the powers of sin in my life. I pray that I may live to Your praise and glory until I can say; it is not I that lives but Christ, Who lives in me. Thank You Father, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?”
(Romans 7:24)

Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You for Your great plan of salvation, which is mine in Christ. Thank You that I do not have to justify myself nor do I have to sanctify myself, but that in all things it is Christ who enables and strengthens me. Help me to grow in grace and in understanding of how to live the Christian life to Your praise and glory - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

“I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.”
(Romans 7:25)

Thank You dear heavenly Father that there is no condemnation in Christ - thank You in His name I pray, AMEN.

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”
(Romans 8:1)

To Be Freed From My Burdensome Addiction

Dear Lord Jesus, my addiction is a terrible burden and a such a shame to me and yet I find myself constantly returning to behaviours that I hate and long to be able to shed. I am so ashamed Lord and yet I know that You were the One Who said that You came to set the captives free – and Lord I am a captive. I am a captive and slave of this terrible addiction and yet to long to be freed and to live a normal life.

Free me Lord I pray from this compulsion for it is stifling my life and has cost me many dear friends as well as my job – but I long to be free to live as I ought.

I have heard the gospel and I do believe that Jesus died to take the full punishment for all my sins, including my addiction and I believe that He rose the third day, which broke the power of death in the lives of all who believe – so I am coming to you to ask You Lord to give me the abundant life that You have promised. I know that eternal life is now my portion but I pray that I may be free of my addiction in this life so that I may serve You as You deserve, I ask this in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Amen
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”
(Romans 8:2)
Category: Prayers for Addiction

Father I worship and praise and thank You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”
(Romans 8:3)

Loving Father thank You for Your faithfulness that even when I am faithless You prove faithful. Help me to keep the eyes of my heart fixed on Jesus and develop a spiritual mindset that honours You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
(Romans 8:6)

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ I have been born from above, given a new nature and received the Holy Spirit as a guarantee of Your eternal promise to all those who trust in Christ for salvation. I pray that I may walk in newness of spirit so that I may do only those things that are pleasing to You - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”
(Romans 8:9)

Heavenly Father, thank You that I have been born again of the Spirit by faith and been made spiritually alive in Christ. Thank You that I have the Spirit of the resurrected Lord Jesus living in me. Thank You that although I live in a body of sin which is subject to physical death I will one day be clothed with an immortal body - by faith.. in Christ Jesus.. my God and Saviour, in Whose name I pray, AMEN

“And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.”
(Romans 8:10)

Loving Father Your plan of salvation by grace through faith is wonderful and Your continuing plan of sanctification by grace through faith – as we submit to the Holy Spirit is truly awesome – Help me to be willing to submit to Your Holy Spirit and to choose to live my life in spirit and truth, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
(Romans 8:14)

Thank You Father – thank You Abba – thank You that You are my Abba and I am Your child. Thank You that I have Your indwelling Spirit of love, peace; joy and hope in my heart knowing that Your Word is true for You are a faithful and gracious God – thank You my Abba, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”
(Romans 8:15)

Loving Father, thank You for the indwelling Holy Spirit and His witness in my heart. I want to abide in You and You in me so that the witness of Your Holy Spirit with my human spirit will have free access to teach to me and to guide me into all truth, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:”
(Romans 8:16)

Loving Father thank You for the many free gifts of grace that that have been poured out over me without measure – simply because I trusted in Jesus as saviour. Sometimes I feel I should DO something to deserve your favour BUT that would not be grace – so in humility of heart I thank You for your FREE GIFT of Grace to me and to all that trust Jesus as saviour, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”
(Romans 8:17)

Loving Father, thank you for Your wonderful words of wisdom in Scripture, and may I become so firmly grounded in the truth of Your Word and the glory that is revealed, that I can place the sufferings of this present time in their correct perspective, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
(Romans 8:18)

Maranatha - Come Lord Jesus, AMEN.

“For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.”
(Romans 8:19)

Loving Father, thank You for Jesus and for the wonderful way that You used the nation of Israel to protect and carry the Seed of Christ through the generations. Thank You that I am saved by His blood and have become Your child. I pray for the day when Israel recognises Jesus as their Messiah, and for the promise that He will save His people from the sin of unbelief, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,”
(Romans 8:20)

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ I have been made a new creation. Thank You that the day is coming when the curse on the whole of Your groaning creation will be lifted. Until that time I pray that I may live and work to Your praise and glory in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.”
(Romans 8:22)

Loving Father, Thank You that I am already your child and that one day I will receive my resurrection body and be adopted as Your son. Thank You that Your promises to the Church and to Israel are founded upon You Word of Truth, in Jesus name I pray. AMEN.

“And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”
(Romans 8:23)

Abba, Father – thank You for Your indwelling Holy Spirit, Who knows my heart better than I know myself. Take the inner yearnings of my heart and beautify them I pray, so that I may live my life in a way that glorifies You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
(Romans 8:26)

Prayer For Thos in Hospital

Heavenly Father we bring to You the many people that have found themselves in hospital and pray that in a wonderful way You would minister to them through the doctors and nurses and all those that are there to help them in their recovery.

Lord we pray that You would use this time in hospital to reach deep into the hearts of each these people and help them to realise how fragile their lives are - and to cause them to consciously search for You with their hearts.

Lord we pray that as healing and health comes to their bodies that spiritual healing and wholeness would come to their souls – and that the time they have spent in hospital would become a spiritual wake-up call – so that they re-evaluate their lives and realise their need of Jesus as their Saviour - and accept Christ as their Redeemer and King – in Whose name we pray,

Amen.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
(Romans 8:28)
Category: Prayers for Recovery

Father, I willingly submit to the work of the Holy Spirit in me, and pray that You would search every aspect of my life and rid me of every trait that does not reflect the beauty of Jesus, and thank You that You foreordained this amazing transformation of my ugly character into His glorious likeness, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
(Romans 8:29)

Heavenly Father, I stand amazed at Your knowledge and wisdom, but I stand in awe that You should love us so much that You gave Your only only begotten Son, to die on the cross for me, so that by grace through faith in Him I have been predestined to be conformed into the image and likeness of Jesus - and one day will see Him as He is. I pray that I may live my life as unto the Lord, forgetting that which is past and pressing on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus, in Whose name I pray, AMEN

“Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”
(Romans 8:30)

Thank You Lord for being my Father and forgiving all my sins – not because I deserve it but because Christ died in my place to pay the price for my sins – all of them. Thank You for all You have done for me and that my future glorification is as equally complete in Christ as my past justification, when I first trusted Jesus as Saviour. Thank You that because I am in Christ, You are ‘for me.’ Let me never forget that amazing truth, In Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”
(Romans 8:31)

Loving Father, thank You for this staggering truth that you chose to give up Your only begotten Son as the purchase price for me. Forgive me for the times when I have doubted or questioned Your love. I praise Your name for the full-assurance of Your never-failing love and boundless grace, which You have poured out on me without measure, in the name of the Lord Jesus I pray. AMEN

“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”
(Romans 8:32)

Loving Father, thank you that there is no charge against me and no condemnation because I am in Christ Jesus my Saviour. Thank You that I am covered in His righteousness, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.”
(Romans 8:33)

Loving Father, thank you that I am in Christ, Who died and rose from the dead to save me from my sins. Thank you that because I am in Him I am not condemned. Sometimes I find this hard to comprehend but thank You for the wonderful reassurances in Your word, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.”
(Romans 8:34)

Prayer For Those Addicted To Drugs

Oh Lord, I come to You to pray for all who are weighed down with some form of addition. Lord, You are the One Who came to set the captives free and to release the sinners from the chains that bind them – so I lift before Your throne of grace all those that have become addicted to drugs.

Lord I know some personally and others that I know nothing about – but You know everyone that is enchained by the curse of drug-addiction. Look with compassion on all that are ensnared by any form of addiction and send help and freedom to all who would accept help. Lord I pray so that they may be released from this imprisonment and returned to a life that has dignity and meaning.

Give wisdom to their family members and those that care from them that they may be given the support and help to put them back on the road to recovery. Endow them with patience, understanding and perseverance, knowing that this can take time to address.

More than anything Lord I pray for their Salvation. You died for every drug addict and it was Your love for them that caused You to die on the cross of shame that they might be lifted up and seated with Christ in heavenly places…

Amen
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
(Romans 8:37)
Category: Prayers for Addiction

Thank You Father that there is nothing at all can ever separate me from Your amazing love and eternal grace which is in Christ Jesus my Lord. Sometimes I imagine things that will separate me from You, and yet Your Word clearly tells me that there is nothing at all that can remove me from my position in Christ Jesus. Help me to accept this truth in my heart today, and never more doubt Your love for me – in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,”
(Romans 8:38)

Heavenly Father, thank You for the truth of Your Word and for the clear way that Paul was led by the Holy Spirit to teach us the truth of Your grace towards us. Thank You for sending Jesus to be the propitiation for our sins. May we live in obedience to His will to You praise and glory in Jesus name we pray, AMEN

“Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
(Romans 8:39)

Prayer For Loss And Deep Grief

O God, I come to You filled with hurt and sadness and even anger because of my great loss. Lord I know that You have a plan for each of our lives – but I am in such pain and grief that it is hard to focus on the truth that You do care and that You have had to face deep grief and loss too. Lord my hurt and pain runs deep and I feel that my heart is breaking – I ask you to touch my hurting heart.

I know Lord that You are the God of comfort and that You have been with me every step of the way and ask You to draw ever closer to me at this time for I feel that my whole world has been shattered.

I find it hard when people who don’t understand try to say words that they think are comforting but sometimes it makes the hurt even worse and I feel hurt and so very, very alone.

Lord I know it is true that in time the pain will lessen but please be with me – hold me close and stead me, for I know that without You I could not face another day – another hour.

I keep thinking about that song we used to sing when I was younger, never a heartache, and never a groan, never a teardrop, and never a moan, ever a danger but there on the throne, moment by moment He thinks of His own.

Hold me Lord I pray, and keep me moment by moment…
Moment by moment I am kept in Your love,
Moment by moment I’ve life from above,
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine

Thank You Lord that You are my God,

AMEN
“That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.”
(Romans 9:2)
Category: Prayers for Grief

Heavenly Father, what am amazing plan of redemption – praise Your holy name. Thank You for Your people Israel and for Your plans for the Church. I pray that during my time on earth I may be a true witness of Your word – until You come to take us to be with Yourself. I also pray for the nation of Israel, that You would prepare the hearts of unbelieving Jews, who continue to be blinded to the truth that Jesus Christ is Israel’s Messiah. We pray that Your plans and purposes for mankind would continue to unfold – and will rejoice with all the angels in heaven, when Your chosen people finally cry out to the Lord for Salvation. This we ask in His name, AMEN.

“Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.”
(Romans 9:5)

Heavenly Father, I do not always understand Your ways but I praise and thank You that You have shown mercy to me and that by grace through faith in Christ I have been made a new creation in Him and given life eternal - thank You in His precious name, AMEN.

“For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”
(Romans 9:15)

Your Kind of Vessel

Lord, give me the purity, integrity and focus to be the kind of vessel You would desire.

Amen.

 

“Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?”
(Romans 9:21)
Category: Prayer for Purity

Prayer For My Unsaved Grandma

Dear Lord, I just want to bring my dear Grandma to You. Lord she has always put off making a commitment to follow You and to trust in Jesus as saviour – but Lord she is advancing in years and probably does not have much longer in this world. Lord I want my beloved granny to be with us in heaven and up to now she has been very resistant to the gospel of Christ.

Lord I pray that You would convince her of sin and convict her of her need of a Saviour and I pray that she may turn to Christ before she leaves this world, knowing that if she refuses she will have to face eternal separation from You, Father,

Lord I love my grandmother and I know that You do too - and I also know that it is not Your will that anyone should perish but that all should come to repentance – please Lord.. visit her and I pray and Lord I do pray that she will accept the Lord Jesus as her personal Saviour, before it is too late. In Jesus name I pray,

Amen
“Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.”
(Romans 10:1)
Category: Prayers for Grandmothers

Heavenly Father, thank You for sending the Lord Jesus Christ to be the end of the Law to all who trust in Him as Saviour. I confess that of myself I can do no good thing, but praise Your holy name that I can do all things through Christ, Who has become my righteousness, and in Whose name I pray. AMEN.

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.”
(Romans 10:4)

Heavenly Father, thank You that Your only begotten Son came to earth to die on the cross and to rise again so that all who believe in Him.. both Jew and Gentile alike, would not perish but have everlasting life. Thank You that You have not forgotten Your people Israel, and thank You that all who confess that Jesus is Lord - the eternal God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel and believe in their heart that He rose from the dead will not perish but have everlasting life. Thank you Father.. and in Jesus' name that I pray, AMEN.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
(Romans 10:9)

Heavenly Father, there is much that I do not understand about the Word of God and much that I need to be taught - but I pray that the Holy Spirit would guide me into all truth. Keep me from being swayed away from the truth of the glorious gospel of grace, into a distorted gospel, by those that show religious zeal, religious ignorance, religious intolerance or religious arrogance. Help me to study to show myself approved unto God, and give me the wisdom and the humility to seek You, when I do not understand. Open my eyes, I pray, so that I may see wonderful things in Your written Word - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
(Romans 10:10)

Heavenly Father, how we thank You for this beautiful truth, that whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Thank You for Your perfect plan of salvation.. for You know that we are incapable of saving ourselves through the works of the Law - but praise Your holy name that You sent Jesus to be our Salvation - to die on the cross in our place and to rise again the third day, so that whosever calls on His name will be saved - thank You in the name of Jesus, AMEN.

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
(Romans 10:13)

Heavenly Father, there are multitudes of souls in the world today that remain dead in their trespasses and sins. Thank You that You have given me all I need for life and godliness - I ask that You would use me to share the good news of Christ with others, and pray that You would send more labourers into the harvest-fields of the world, and bring many souls to saving faith in Jesus, in Whose name I pray AMEN.

“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?”
(Romans 10:14)

Heavenly Father, thank You for the book of Romans and the clearly presented message of the gospel of grace by which sinful man may be reconciled back to God.. by faith in the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross. Help me to speak the truth - in love, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

“But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?”
(Romans 10:16)

Heavenly Father, thank You for the people who told me about Jesus. Thank You for those that taught me that I was a sinner in need of salvation, which only comes through the sacrificial death of Christ on my behalf. Thank You for all who have proclaimed the message of Christ (the incarnate, quickening, living Word of God) in my hearing. May my feet be shod with the beautiful message of peace with God by grace - through faith in Christ Jesus our Lord, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
(Romans 10:17)

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and the truth that it contains. Thank You that the message of Salvation is clearly set out and that it is by grace through faith and not by works of the Law that we are saved. Thank You that You have not rejected Your people Israel, but that You have graciously included the gentile Church into Your plan of salvation - praise Your holy name, AMEN.

“But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.”
(Romans 10:19)

Loving Father, I praise You that You have shown Yourself faithful to Your people, throughout all generations. Help me to be strong in the Lord and to rely on You in all the problems of life that I may face, knowing that You are with me, wherever I go. Thank You Father in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,”
(Romans 11:2)

Loving Father I praise You for your free gift of grace – which I do not deserve, but which You have given to me, simply because I believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You that Your Salvation it a completely free gift of grace which I know I do not merit. Thank You Father that I have been saved by Your grace – Thank You that there is nothing I had to do to gain it and nothing I have to do in order to keep it. Thank You for that I am saved by grace, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.”
(Romans 11:6)

Heavenly Father, what an amazing plan of salvation and I praise and thank You that because of Israel's transgression I have been brought into Your family and made a citizen of heaven. I pray that many of Your people, Israel, would come to know Christ as Saviour and thank You that You are a faithful God Who keeps His promises to both Israel and the Church..from one generation to another. Use me I pray to be a witness to the wonderful gospel of Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.”
(Romans 11:11)

We praise and magnify Your holy name for You alone are worthy of our praise and worship. Thank You Father that You looked down in pity on Your fallen and corrupted creation and sent Christ to be the Author and Finisher of the new creation. Thank You that by faith I have been born into that new creation in Christ - reconciled back to God, forgiven of my sins and given eternal life - that comes from Him. Thank You that in Christ I will live with You forever - Amen

“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”
(Romans 11:33)

Heavenly Father I stand amazed at Who You are and what You have done for me a sinner - who was dead in my trespasses and sins, but in Christ have been raised up into newness of life in Him.. How I praise and glorify You for from You and through You and to You are all things - to You be all glory and honour and might; majesty; dominion and power for ever and ever, AMEN.

“For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.”
(Romans 11:36)

Lord take my life and let it be consecrated to You. Take my life my Lord - I pour it out as a living sacrifice to You. Praise Your holy name for the amazing gift of salvation that You have given to me by grace, through faith - You alone are worthy of my eternally love and praise for ever and ever AMEN.

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
(Romans 12:1)

Times of Healing and Spiritual Renewal

Loving Father, I know that You often halt us in our tracks and remove us from the business of life, through an illness or a time of ill-health - so that we are forced take our eyes off the hurly-burly of life, and lie on an enforced bed of sickness - in order to rediscover what are our true priorities are in life.

Father, I know that I have not spent quality time with You, as I have allowed the daily duties of life and less-important issues to crowd out my special time alone in Your presence.

Forgive me I pray. I want to use this time of ill-health as an opportunity to get closer to You. Lead me and guide me in this time of illness - and may it become a time of spiritual as well as a period of physical rest.

Heal me Father I pray, not only in my body but also in my relationship with You,

Thank you,

Amen
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
(Romans 12:2)
Category: Prayers for Healing

Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus and that I have been saved by grace through faith in His finished work. Thank You that my salvation does not rely on what I have done but on what Christ has already done on my account. Thank You that while I was still a sinner Christ died for me and that by faith in Him, I have received spiritual gifts and graces, which are to be used for His glory. I pray that I may do all to the glory of God and present my body as a living sacrifice unto You - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”
(Romans 12:3)

Heavenly Father, I thank You for Paul's amazing epistle to the Romans, which outlines so clearly the fundamentals of our faith and the behaviour that You desire from all Your blood-bought children. Help me to live my life to Your praise and glory and I pray that the love of God fill me to all fullness and flows through me to others. I pray that I may cling to what is good and abhor all that is evil and I ask that my love be without hypocrisy - as I abide in Christ and He in me. AMEN

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.”
(Romans 12:9)

Loving Father, thank You for Your love. I pray that You would pour Your godly love into my heart so that Your love may stream through me to all my brothers and sisters in Christ – that I too may love with a brotherly affection and considers the needs of others before my own, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;”
(Romans 12:10)

Loving Father, thank You for the Word of God and the godly instructions that are laid out for the Church - especially in the epistles of Paul. In hope, may I rejoice – in tribulation, may I endure and in prayer may I persevere, as I press on to the goal of my calling, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;”
(Romans 12:12)

Prayer For Fathers Mourning An Abortion

Loving Lord, we lift before You the fathers of aborted babies and the emotional trauma that can often affect them, knowing that they are often excluded from the decision to terminate a pregnancy.

We pray that You would be close to those who have been left emotionally distraught and grieving for the little life that they were denied.

We pray Your comfort upon all men who have been affected by abortion in this way and ask that You would give solace and succour to all who are grieving for the son or daughter that they will never see. This we ask in Jesus name,

Amen

“Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.”
(Romans 12:15)
Category: Prayer for Abortion

Father I thank You that You are in control of all that is happening in my life, throughout the world and beyond. I pray that while I am here, You will take my life and use me in whatever way You choose, that I may be a faithful witness and bring glory to Your name, in my small corner of this world. In Jesus name, AMEN.

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”
(Romans 13:1)

Prayer Of Gratitude For the Church Family

Lord Jesus I am so grateful to You for the church family You have given me and for the love and encouragement that I receive from each member.
 
I bless and thank You that we are all members of Your body and that we are all there to support each other in times of sorrow and joy as well as those seasons of sickness and health. How wonderful it is to know that we are all one in Christ and have that unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace and love.
 
We lift up the wider church family and pray that You would meet each one in their own particular time of need. We especially bring before You our brothers and sisters in Christ that have been rejected by their own family members due to their faith in the Lord Jesus and how grateful we are that the arms of love within the body of Christ stretch out to the four corners of the world.
 
Keep us all we pray in a bond of unity and may Christ be lifted up in the heart of each one – this we ask in Jesus name,
 
Amen

“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”
(Romans 13:8)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

Prayer and Praise During Advent

Dear heavenly Father, at this time of the year when the Church remembers the first coming of our Lord and Saviour into the world, we want to lift up our hearts and voices in prayer and praise to You, for sending the Lord Jesus Christ into the world to be our Saviour– so that through his blood we may be brought back into a right relationship with Yourself and receive the gift of eternal life – by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

At this time our thoughts are specially drawn in remembrance to the wonderful time, so long ago, when God in His grace sent the eternal Son of His love into the world to become the propitiation for our sins. How we rejoice when we recall that He set aside His glory and great majesty to take on the form of a man and be born into this world as a tiny baby, in such humble circumstances.

Lord in a world that is become more secular, I pray that the people of God who are called by Your name would take time to reflect with awe and wonder on this amazing truth and to prepare our hearts for the time when Jesus Christ will return again in power and great glory at His second Advent..

Purify our hearts we pray and sanctify our lives so they we may serve you in newness of life not only in this special season of Advent but every day of our lives – until You come to take us to be with You forever, in Jesus name we pray,

Amen
“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.”
(Romans 13:11)
Category: Prayers for Advent

Prayer For Alcoholic Son

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,
 
Amen

“Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.”
(Romans 13:13)
Category: Prayer for Alcoholics

Heavenly Father, thank You that I am in Christ through faith in his finished work at Calvary. I recognise that I am in a spiritual battle and I can only be victorious as I abide in Christ and He in me. Keep me from trying to live my life in my own strength, but I pray that I may put on the Lord Jesus in spirit and truth - to His praise and glory, AMEN.

“But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”
(Romans 13:14)

Heavenly Father, forgive me for the times when I have not acted in godly love towards my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who may be weaker in the faith than I and who may hold to some practices and biases from which I have been set free. Keep me from developing a critical spirit towards other members of Your Body, and help me not to do anything from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility of heart, count others more significant than myself - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.”
(Romans 14:1)

Loving Father, it is my chief complaint that I do not love and serve You as I ought - I can only do those things that please You as I decrease, and You increase in my life. Please help me to shed all hidden pride and all appearances of self-importance so that I may be used by You - so that whether I live or whether I die, I do all to Your praise and glory - in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. AMEN.

“For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.”
(Romans 14:7)

Loving Father, I pray that in all things I live to please You – not in my own strength but through the power of Your Holy Spirit. Bring me to the point with I can say without hesitation, Thy will, not mine be done – this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.”
(Romans 14:8)

Prayer For Life Of Purpose

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,

Amen

“For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.”
(Romans 14:9)
Category: Prayers for Purpose

Prayer for Personal Accountability

Lord Jesus it says in Your Word, examine Yourself to see it you are in the faith – Lord I realise that this is not talking to unbelievers but to all of us who are Your children, in Christ Jesus. Lord help me to examine myself, and all that I am, and all that I am learning from You and Your word, so that I truly may say with conviction :-I know in Whom I have believed and am walking in the path on which He has placed me.

Keep me also from critical thoughts of others, and prevent me Lord, from having a spirit of control – or by pretending to hold others accountable to You when the beam in my own eye is greater than the speck that is in my brothers’ eyes.

Keep me humble before Your throng of grace and may I walk the way of the cross day be day - with the Spirit as my teacher and the Word of God washing me clean. Thank You for all my Christian friends and brothers and keep us all walking close to You in the days that lie ahead, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen
“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”
(Romans 14:12)
Category: Prayer for Accountability

Guide Me Through All Of Life’s Obstacles

Help me Lord Jesus to keep my whole focus on You. Life is becoming so hard and difficult that at times it is not easy to keep the eyes of my heart looking to Jesus as I know I should – for without Him I can do nothing…At times Lord I feel that I am losing my way in life but I know that as I rest in You, I will hear the gentle promptings from Your Spirit saying, “this is the way – walk in it…”

Sometimes Lord, I confess that when things get tough I try in my own strength to sort out my own problems - and work out what I ought to do myself, without turning to You first… and inevitably I seem to make the wrong choice…I know that You have a plan for my life – and I also know that living in this world is not easy – but I also know that my sufficiency is in You and that Your strength is made perfect as I rest in You – help me to apply this truth in my life.

Guide me Lord through all the obstacles of life and help me with the many choices I have to make on a daily basis. May I truly learn to look to You as my Guide and Strength, in Jesus name I pray,

AMEN
“Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.”
(Romans 14:13)
Category: Prayers for Guidance

Loving Father, keep me I pray from trying to maintain Church unity at the expense of the truth of the gospel of grace, but also keep me from allowing the beautiful freedom I have by grace through faith in Christ, from criticising others whose consciences lead them in a different direction. Help me therefore to make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification – for I desire to glorify Your name in all I say and do, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Let not then your good be evil spoken of:”
(Romans 14:16)

Loving Father, I pray that I may be one that walks in righteousness, before You, at peace with all around me, while rejoicing in You for the privilege of being made a child of the kingdom and a son of the most High, in Jesus name I pray. AMEN.

“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”
(Romans 14:17)

For Families With An Alcoholic Father

Loving heavenly Father, You put us into families and set a father as the leader and role model for each family… but Lord there are many families that are being torn apart by a husband and father that has become addicted to alcohol.

Knowing the devastating nature of this disease, I pray that You would prompt each one to turn away from this evil habit to become the responsible husband and father that You desire each one to be.

Lord we know that there are many alcoholic husbands that abuse their wives both physically and emotionally and that many children are also placed in danger, due to abuse from an alcoholic father – and also Lord, that such drinking habits can often leave families with insufficient money to live on.

Protect all those that are vulnerable from all forms of abuse and convict such men of the responsibilities of being loving husbands and dependable fathers – and Lord we pray that they turn from their evil ways to turn to the Lord Jesus – knowing that only in You is true freedom found.

Thank You Father – I commit all families that are in this position into Your safe-keeping,

Amen

“Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.”
(Romans 14:19)
Category: Prayer for Alcoholics

For Those Who Feel Guilt After An Abortion

Loving Lord, I recently had an abortion because I was pregnant and did not want to have another baby – but since going through the abortion Lord, I find that I am beset about by guilt and my heart feels as if it is torn in two.

Lord You have promised to be close to those whose hearts are breaking – I know that what I did was wrong, because You are the Lord of life, but Father You are also the great God of comfort and the Comforter that has promised to be with us always and to comfort us in our distresses.

Lord I have just read the prayer ‘I Had An Abortion,’ and I thank You that You died to pay the price for all my sins, including this abortion. Lord I know that any deep wound takes much time to heal, but I pray Lord that You would start to mend my broken heart today and to soothe my smarting soul.

Give me the comfort that only comes from You to face the future, knowing that in Your sight I am pure and forgiven– and thank You for Your great assurance that there is no sin that is so bad that You are unwilling to forgive.

Thank You in Jesus name,

Amen

“Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.”
(Romans 14:22)
Category: Prayer for Abortion

Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ came to earth to become my Saviour. Thank You that He did not come to please Himself but was prepared to say: Thy will be done, even when He faced the cross, knowing that it was only by His death that we can have life. Lord we pray Your mercy on those that have been blinded to the truth by the enemy of our soul and pray that even today, many would come to faith in Christ and discover that in Him is life and light for evermore.. in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.”
(Romans 15:3)

Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You for the Word of God and the wonderful truths it contains. Thank You for not only unveiling Your gracious character and eternal goodness to us through Your Word.. but that it was written to instruct us on how to live and to teach us all that You would have us learn. Help me to live in this fallen world with patient endurance as I look to Jesus and thank You for the glorious hope I have in Christ Jesus my Lord. Praise His holy name.. for it is in Him alone that we have a blessed hope, AMEN.

“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”
(Romans 15:4)

Prayer Of Gratitude For Volunteers

Father we offer our grateful thanks and praise for the army of volunteers that quietly yet faithfully offer their services for the wellbeing and support of others.
 
We ask Your special blessing on each one, knowing that they are the unsung heroes that receive little thanks for their valuable contribution and who are so often taken for granted by those that they freely serve.
 
Provide for the needs of each one and protect them from those that might intentionally or unwittingly exploit their generous nature - this we ask in Jesus name,
 
Amen

“And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.”
(Romans 15:9)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

Loving Father, my heart rejoices as I realise the depth of love You have for me. You truly are my glorious God of Hope and I thank You that this is not the chance “hope” of the world but a hope that is securely founded on Your unchangeable Word. Enable me to share this truth to those with whom I come in contact today, to Your praise and glory, in Christ’s name, AMEN.

“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”
(Romans 15:13)

Prayer For Christian Brothers And Sisters

Dear God – the only source of healing and hope and the one fountain of peace and hope – look down in pity and mercy on Your many children who are facing adversity and afflicted by the miseries that this world system is imposing.

Provide for the needs for all those that are called by Your name, who are facing financial hardships and health problems. Enrich them with Your heavenly hope; nourish them with all Your goodness and bring each of them safely into their promised home ,

In Jesus name I pray,

Amen

“Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;”
(Romans 15:30)
Category: Prayers for Healing

Prayer Of Gratitude For My Friends

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,
 
Amen

“Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.”
(Romans 16:4)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

Prayer Accountability in a Christian Home

Loving Lord, You have placed us all in families and have, by Your own authority, established Your own statutes and laws. Thank You for placing us all in families and for my own family, in particular.

Thank You for the clarity with which You have taught us in Your word how that family that is seeking to do Your will, behaves… and the rolls that each of us holds within our own special family unit.

Thank You Lord, that You are our Father and have authorised the man of the home to take the place of authority, as the head of the family - just as You yourself are the Head of the family of God. May the men who are in this responsible role behave in a manner that is pleasing to You, by treating their wives with love and respect and their children with loving discipline and wise counsel. May they each become men after Your own heart as they assume their God-given role in their own homes.

May wives be gentle and gracious and willing to act in the crucial role of helper that You, Yourself have graciously placed them – may wives reflect the great love that Christ had for the Father and the sweet gentleness of the Holy Spirit – just as Jesus demonstrated these qualities in His own life… by submitting graciously to the Father’s will and desiring to do only those things that are pleasing to Him Give wives wisdom in the way that they behave towards their men-folk and may they grow in grace more and more as they walk in the steps of the lovely Lord Jesus Christ – Who was so full grace and truth.

Thank You for the heritage and gift of children, who we understand are a gift from God – a gift that has been lent from the Lord and a gift that You have graciously placed in so many families. And we pray that You would give all parents the grace and wisdom to teach and discipline their children in loving-kindness– and may the children themselves respect their parents and recognise the privilege they have in being part of a godly family unit. Loving Lord thank You for my family – and into YOUR hands I commit my family, from this day forward, even for evermore.

Amen
“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.”
(Romans 16:17)
Category: Prayer for Accountability

Christian’s Prayer To Quit Smoking

Father I come to You in the Name of Jesus, my Saviour and I thank You that HE died to pay the price for my sins and to set me free from the power of sin and death. Lord I particularly come to You today to seek Your face on this habit of smoking - a long-time habit that I have found so difficult to break.

Lord, I know that I am not condemned because of my smoking – nevertheless it is a habit that I truly want to break and have come to You to pray that You would give me Your grace and strength to help in this time of my need..

Lord, Your word says that I can do all things through Christ Who gives me the strength and I pray that You would indeed give me the strength to completely stop smoking and also to remove the desire that I have to light up. Lord I know that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and do not want this habit to be a master over my body and my will – but rather I want You alone to have first place in my life and within my body.

Give me the grace I pray to enable me to stop this habit completely, and to have the desire to smoke eliminated from me – and I will give You all the praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen
“For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”
(Romans 16:18)
Category: Prayers for Quitting Smoking

Dear heavenly Father, how we thank and praise You for the glorious revelation of Your amazing salvation, by grace through faith. Open my heart to know You more and may I love You more each day and walk in the path of righteousness, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:”
(Romans 16:26)