Heavenly Father, how blessed we are to have Your Word which reminds us, in so many ways, what a faithful God You are. It is so necessary to trust You in all things. Help me to examine my own life so that I may set my house in order. I want to be in the middle of Your will, moment by moment, and day by day. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the beautiful reminder in the book of Ruth, that no one is outside Your offer of salvation, no one is beyond redemption, and that no matter how far someone has strayed away from Your loving arms, You are ready and willing to bring them back into fellowship with Yourself. Thank You for Your goodness and grace. I pray that many who have wandered far from You, would come back to You and find their hope in Jesus anew. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a comfort to know that You are our never-failing help in times of trouble. Thank You for the book of Ruth and the many lessons it teaches us. I pray that I may remain in the centre of Your perfect will for my life, but that when I go astray or in times of trouble, I would quickly call to You. Thank You that nothing in life is so terrible that You do not have an answer. I pray that my faith would continue to grow and mature. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for using Ruth to demonstrate such devotion to You, leaving every trace of this world behind in order to seek after the one true and living God. Keep me low at the Cross so that I may worship You in humble devotion all the days of my life. Thank You that You loved me so much that the Lord Jesus became my Kinsman-Redeemer and bought me back from slavery to sin into the family of God. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for all that You have taught me from this simple story in the book of Ruth. Forgive me for the times I have acted like Naomi, stepped outside of Your will for my life, and found myself in deep distress and defeated. You are the Good Shepherd Who searches for Your sheep, whenever we wander far away, and You are our Kinsman-Redeemer. I praise and thank You for the incredible privilege of being Yours and the radiant joy that is mine when I abide in Christ and He in me. Thank You that all Your ways are pleasant, and all Your paths are peace. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, as I consider the wonderful way You took the shattered lives of Naomi and Ruth, who were left widowed and alone in a pagan land, and You turned everything around for good, I am amazed and humbled at Your kindness and grace, Your power and sovereign authority. I pray that I will not stray from the path of peace, not rely on my own abilities, but trust You in all things. Help me to live my life in active dependence on You alone. Use my life I pray, to forward Your plans and purposes in whatever way You choose, and may I live each day to Your honour. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I bless and thank You for the encouragement I have received and the lessons I can learn from reading Your Word, trusting Your promises, and knowing You as Father. Thank You, that I have become part of Your ever-increasing family through faith in Christ, and I pray that I may grow in grace through an ever-increasing knowledge of Jesus, my Lord and my God. Thank You, that there is no one who is exempt from Your plan of redemption and that there are no coincidences in our lives. I pray that You would use me to make a difference in my corner of the world. Thank You, that You did not leave me as a widow or orphan but have raised me up into heavenly places with Christ, my heavenly bridegroom, Who loved me so much that He died for me. Thank You, in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Thank You, Father, for Your Word. Thank You for Jesus, the living Word, and the Bible, Your written Word. Thank You for the Scriptures that point to the Man Christ Jesus, our precious Kinsman-Redeemer, risen Saviour, and coming Bridegroom. May I learn the many lessons that Your Word teaches and may I grow in grace and fall more in love with the Lord Jesus day by day. In His name I pray, AMEN.