Heavenly Father, I am overwhelmed by Your goodness and grace that the penalty of sin, and the legal requirements of the Law can be met, simply by trusting in the Lord Jesus as the sacrificial offering for our sin. Thank You for sending the Lord Jesus to come to earth to live His sinless life so that He could fulfil the requirement of the Law on my behalf and release me from the curse of the Law. Thank You that He was willing to die as the sacrifice for my sin and the sin of the whole world. May I live and work to His greater praise and glory, for He alone is worthy. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
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.
Thank You, Father, that in Christ, I am dead to the Law and alive in Him. 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. May I serve You in newness of the Spirit. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the carefully structured book of Romans, that so systematically sets out the sinfulness of man and Your gracious gift of salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Thank You for Paul’s clear teaching, that the Law is the tool to draw us to Yourself. The Law brings with it a knowledge of sin which points us all to Christ, the one and only Sacrifice for sin. Examine my heart and see if there is any sinful covetousness within and wash me clean, I pray. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I thank You for the book of Romans and the truths it contains about our changed relationship to the Law after we have been justified by faith, identified with Christ, and positioned in Him. Thank You that in Him, I am not under the Law but under grace. Thank You that the penalty for my sin has been paid and the power of sin in my life has been broken, all by grace through faith in Christ Jesus my Saviour. Help me keep my sinful nature nailed to the Cross, for in me there is no good thing. But thank You that You started a good work in me and will complete it on the day of Christ. May my life and witness be honouring to You. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Lord, I delight to do Your will. Thank You for Your Word of truth, which delights my inner being as I read and study it. May I grow in grace and not submit to the enticements of the flesh. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
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 my Lord, AMEN.
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 Who died from me and rose again to pay the penalty for my sin and to break the power 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.
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