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. I pray for the leaders and government of this nation and pray that You would expose and punish the evil-doers and being men and women of integrity to lead our country. This we ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing book of Romans, the incredible truths it contains… and the important lessons it teaches. Give me a teachable spirit, so that by Your grace I may learn to love all people, with a supernatural, Christ-like love. Help me to forgive those who have hurt or harmed me, and multiply Your everlasting love for others within my heart – for Your eternal praise and glory, this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You are the source of life and the fountain-spring of love. Help me to carry out Your will for my life and may I love as Christ loves, I pray that I would do no wrong, in thought, word or deed, to my family, friends or neighbours. And help me to show the love of Christ to all with whom I come in contact today - this I ask in Jesus' precious name and for His greater glory. AMEN.
Thank You, Father, that Your promises are 'yes' and 'amen' in Jesus, our Lord, and that His return is getting closer with each passing day. I pray I may throw off any impassivity that has developed in my heart, wake up from any spiritual slumber, and remember the importance of redeeming the time I have left – to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, as I read through the book of Romans I am coming to an understanding that the time for Christ's return is drawing ever closer. In this broken world of sin I realise how easy it is to lose our focus on Christ and be drawn into the many deceptive teachings that are flooding the world and being taught by many church congregations. Keep me alert and awake to the knowledge that the night has almost gone and the day for Christ's return is fast approaching. Help me to be a living sacrifice and a shining light in this darkened world and help me to lay aside any and every worldly activity that discredits Your name, and I pray that I may clothe myself daily in Christ's armour of light, as I see the day of His return approaching. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Father, thank You for all those that are involved in helping others with their addiction to alcohol. We thank You for places like Alcoholic Anonymous and the many Christian ministries and rehab centres that are dedicated to helping men and women recover from this debilitating and distressing addiction, and showing them the love of the Lord Jesus.
Give wisdom, grace and patience to all that are serving in one capacity or another to relieve the distress and devastation that alcoholism leaves in it wake. We pray that You would give them the right words of encouragement and advice to enable those that are addicted to permanently break free of their alcoholism and so live a more meaningful and fruitful life.
We pray that You would not only rescue alcoholic men and women from the depths of despair to which many have fallen, but also that You would raise them up into a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and bring them into newness of life in Him, to His praise and glory. This we ask in Jesus' name,
Heavenly Father, thank You 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.