Heavenly Father, forgive me for the times when I have not acted in godly love toward 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 toward other members of Your Body, and help me not to do anything from selfish ambition or conceit. In humility of heart, may I count others more significant than myself. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You for the freedom I have in Christ... that we are not under the restrictions of the Law but under the freedom of grace. I pray that I would make the choices in my life that honour You in all I do. Help me to be mindful of the needs of others who may be weaker in the faith or do not enjoy the breadth of liberty I have in Him. Give me a sensitive spirit to the needs of others and keep me from any criticism of believers who make different choices in the non-essentials of the Christian faith. Keep me low at the Cross and broken before You for His name's sake. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, it is my chief complaint that I do not love and serve You as I ought. Help me to accept that I can only do those things that please You as I decrease and You increase in my life. Keep me from falling into any legalistic mindset or from abusing the liberty I have in Christ through wrong choices. Please help me shed all hidden pride and all appearances of self-importance so that I may be used by You - so that whatever choices I make in the 'non-essentials' of Christian life, I may glorify You in thought, word and deed. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
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 where I can say without hesitation, "Thy will, not mine be done." This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for coming to earth to live a perfect life and to die a cruel death so that I might be saved by grace through faith in You. I pray that whether I live or whether I die I may do everything as unto You. To Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Loving Lord and Heavenly Father, I do thank You for the family of Christ into which You have placed me and the loving fellowship that we enjoy together. As we study Your Word and seek to encourage each other in our little gatherings, I pray that the Word of Christ would dwell in us richly.
Help each of us to be willing to learn and also recognise the need to be accountable to each other as well as to You, as we seek to grow in grace corporately. Bless those that You have seen fit to equip each of us, and I pray that those who have been graced with the gift of teacher may motivate us all to be willing learners of You.
Lord, I know that one day I will stand before Your Bema judgement seat and I long to hear You say, “well done good and faithful servant.” I pray that in the days that I have ahead, I would draw close to You, and to my brothers and sisters in Christ, as together, we await that glorious day when we stand in Your presence, face to face with You.
Thank You, in Jesus' name,
Loving Father, keep me from trying to maintain church unity at the expense of the truth of the gospel of grace. But also, please keep me from allowing the beautiful freedom I have, by grace through faith in Christ, to become criticism of 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.
Loving Father, I pray that I may be one that walks in righteousness before You. Help me to be at peace with everyone around me. Give me the joy in my heart that comes from fully submitting my life into Your hands and being led by the Spirit in everything I do. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
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, we know 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. 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. In Jesus' name,