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.
Heavenly Father, thank You that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us and gave His life as the ransom price for the sin of the world. Thank You for the truth of the gospel of grace and the structured way that Paul explains that all have sinned and all fall short of God's glory. I recognise that it is not simply those who deny Your existence that will be judged but the self-righteous person who boasts in their own morality, dresses themselves up in their own righteousness and wears a necklace of pride, while condemning others. Thank You that my salvation does not rest on what I have done but on what Christ has done for me. Praise Your holy name that Christ was judged for my sin and that I have been clothed in His own righteousness... through faith in His sacrificial work on the cross. I pray that I may live by faith for Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
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.
Father, I often take for granted Your loving-kindness and carelessly wander far from You. Thank You, for Your grace and patient-endurance towards me. I confess my faults to You, and I choose today to turn away from my own carnal desires and return to trusting You in all things. I pray that I would quickly reject the things that have grieved You, and thank You for Your grace, Your love, Your forbearance, and patience. Continue to draw me back once again into Your sweet arms of comfort and enjoy gracious fellowship with You - this I pray In Jesus' name, AMEN.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the way You have illustrated the true meaning of spiritual circumcision and the baptism of the Holy Spirit in Your word. Thank You that my salvation is not displayed by any outward behaviour but through the inner circumcision of my heart, when I trusted Christ for salvation and was made spiritually alive in Him. Give me wisdom and discernment as I read Your word, and keep me from basing my scriptural understanding on man's false perception, rather than the truth of God's word. Open the eyes of men and women, Jew and Gentile alike, to the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ so that hearts may be truly circumcised before You - for Your greater praise and glory, AMEN.