Loving Father, thank You for choosing me and bringing me into Your family, as part of the Body of Christ. Thank You that in Christ I have all I need, for He is my joy, He is my strength, He is my wisdom, and He is my coming Bridegroom. In His name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the beautiful love story between the Shulamite woman and the Shepherd-King of Israel. Thank You for showing me the importance of keeping my first love alive while watching expectantly and excitedly for His soon return. Thank You that there has always been a little remnant of believers who, down through centuries of time, have trusted Your Word and remained faithful to the truth of the glorious gospel of God. I praise Your name that I am positioned in Christ and protected by His love. Thank You that Your promises to Israel remain faithful and true and that He will one day spread His banner of love over them, when they recognise Him as their Shepherd-King, their God, and their Saviour. I offer these prayers in the matchless name of Jesus Christ, my Shepherd and Saviour, AMEN.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that I am Your child and accepted in the Beloved. Help me to be prepared for His any day return to take me to be with Himself. Help me wait patiently and expectantly for the appointed time when the trumpet shall sound and the Lord Jesus shall descend from heaven to take His Bride to be with Himself forever. Praise Your holy name! AMEN
Dear Heavenly Father, how we thank and praise You that You have watched over us both today and brought us home once again after our busy days, so that we may unite together in love, and join together in prayer and praise, and in joyful thanksgiving for all that You have done for us today.
Thank You, Father, for all Your goodness and grace to us, and for the wonderful way that You have guided us in our various jobs and duties today. Help us to settle down for the night with worries cast onto You, in the knowledge that Your grace is always sufficient for our needs.
Thank You, Father, for this lovely opportunity to abide in Your love as we rest in each others arms. We pray that You would enable us both to lie down in peace, to rest in safety and to sleep soundly and securely, knowing that You are our ever present help, our fortress and the rock of our salvation.
And now Lord, as we settle down to rest we ask that our sleep would be refreshing and rejuvenating so that we may rise up early in the morning, ready to do Your bidding. May we grow closer to each other and to You in the days that lie ahead. This we pray in Jesus' name,
Dear Father, thank You for my precious Saviour, Jesus Christ, Who is altogether lovely. Thank You for sending Him to be the Truth of the gospel of grace that has brought light and life to my dead, dark soul. In His wonderful name I pray, AMEN.