Heavenly Father, how blessed we are to have Your Word which reminds us in so many ways what a faithful God You are.. and how necessary it is to trust You in all things. Help me to examine my own life so that I may set my house in order.. for 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, and that no matter how far we have strayed away from Your loving arms, You are ready and willing to bring us back into fellowship with Yourself. We praise and thank You that no one is beyond redemption and no matter how far we have strayed You are ready and willing to open Your arms of love to the prodigal. Thank You for Your goodness and grace and pray that many who have wandered far from You would find their hope in Jesus – in Whose name we pray, 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, I would quickly call to You in the time of trouble. Thank You that nothing in life is so terrible that You do not have an answer and I pray that my faith would continue to grow and mature. This I ask in Jesus' name AMEN.
Thank You Father for the Bible and the wonderful truths that is contains. Thank You for using people like 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, and 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 - to Whom be all praise and glory, 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 and stepped outside of Your will for my life and found myself in deep distress and defeated. Thank You that You are the good Shepherd Who searches for Your sheep, whenever we wander far away and thank You that You are our kinsman-Redeemer. We praise and thank You for the incredible privilege we are afforded as Your people and the radiant joy that is ours when we abide in Christ and He in us. Thank You that all Your ways are pleasant, and all Your paths are peace, in Jesus' name I pray, 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, yet 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.
Thank You Father for your Word (Jesus the living Word, and the Bible, which is Your written Word), whose pages 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 Whose name I pray, AMEN.