Prayer for Zechariah

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Heavenly Father, what a warning to all Your children to listen to Your voice, obey Your word, eschew evil and walk in the way of truth, throughout our Christian life.  Thank You for the many lessons we can learn from the foolish mistakes that Israel made, when they refuse to heed Your word, obey Your instructions and fell into pagan ways and spiritual apostasy. Thank You that even though they broke the covenant they made at Sinai, You have remained faithful to all the conditional and unconditional promises You gave them, and thank You for the assurance that You will also keep Your promises to the Church – for You are the same yesterday, today and forever. May I pay heed to Your voice, obey Your word, walk by faith and be guided by the indwelling Holy Spirit of truth, for Your greater praise and glory – this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“The LORD hath been sore displeased with your fathers.”
(Zechariah 1:2)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 1:2

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for the encouragement that I get from the Word of God, which is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword. Thank You that I am equipped to carry out Your work in my life, not through my own might or my own cleverness or intelligence – but through Your Spirit Who lives in me. Thank You in Jesus name – AMEN.

“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”
(Zechariah 4:6)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 4:6

Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus, my wonderful Saviour. Thank You that He was prepared before the foundation of the world to be slain for my sins and for the sins the whole world. Thank You that Your Word of truth wrote history in advance, so that we would know that Jesus is the Son of God, Who takes away the sin of the world.. and thank You that one day the nation of Israel will once again shout our in tearful praise and joyful thanks: blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! AMEN.

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.”
(Zechariah 9:9)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 9:9

Prayer For Rain In A Drought

Dear Lord, we are facing a sever drought and we plead with You to open the heavens and send rain on this dry and thirsty land. Lord we know that You are the one that sends the rain and You are the one that can withhold the rain, but we pray that You would look down in pity on our waterless land and send the rain to water the land, reviving the land and the people.

Lord we do not deserve You grace and mercy, for we have not loved and served You as we should – but You are long-suffering and of great goodness and You would send rivers of water over the vegetation and fill up the water-hold and well – for the earth is parched and we do not know what to do.

Lord for Your Holy Names sake we ask that You would send the rains in this land soon, for we have no hope but You – for You have promised to give rain upon the earth and send water on the fields – You have promised that the seasons will not fail and that the harvest will continue to provide their bounty – but without the life-giving water, we are going to have to face very severe consequences. In Your mercy send us rain in the dry and dusty land, we pray in Jesus name.

Amen

“Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.”
(Zechariah 10:1)
Category: Prayers for Rain

Heavenly Father, what a gracious Saviour and good Shepherd You are, to both Israel and to the Church. Thank You for this peep into the future and the knowledge.. that despite all the terrible things that are to take place, during the time of Jacob's trouble - You remain faithful to Your people, and will restore to them the inheritance, that You promised to Abraham and his seed, forever. We pray that while it is still 'today', many people, both Jew and gentile, would come to a saving knowledge of Christ, in Whose name we pray, AMEN.

“Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.”
(Zechariah 11:17)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 11:17

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your amazing grace. Thank You that You did not cut off Your people Israel, and thank You that Your promises are still YES and AMEN in Jesus Christ. Thank You that You are a covenant keeping God, and we praise You for Your goodness and grace towards the children of men. We pray for the nation of Israel, that many will come to know the Lord Jesus as their God and Messiah, and become part of the one new man in Christ. But we also pray that Your will be done, in the coming time of Jacob's trouble - that glorious day, when Your chosen people, will recognise Jesus as Lord, and they cry out with one voice: blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord, in whose name we pray, AMEN.

“And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.”
(Zechariah 12:10)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 12:10

Prayer Accountability in a Christian Home

Loving Lord, You have placed us all in families and have, by Your own authority, established Your own statutes and laws. Thank You for placing us all in families and for my own family, in particular.

Thank You for the clarity with which You have taught us in Your word how that family that is seeking to do Your will, behaves… and the rolls that each of us holds within our own special family unit.

Thank You Lord, that You are our Father and have authorised the man of the home to take the place of authority, as the head of the family - just as You yourself are the Head of the family of God. May the men who are in this responsible role behave in a manner that is pleasing to You, by treating their wives with love and respect and their children with loving discipline and wise counsel. May they each become men after Your own heart as they assume their God-given role in their own homes.

May wives be gentle and gracious and willing to act in the crucial role of helper that You, Yourself have graciously placed them – may wives reflect the great love that Christ had for the Father and the sweet gentleness of the Holy Spirit – just as Jesus demonstrated these qualities in His own life… by submitting graciously to the Father’s will and desiring to do only those things that are pleasing to Him Give wives wisdom in the way that they behave towards their men-folk and may they grow in grace more and more as they walk in the steps of the lovely Lord Jesus Christ – Who was so full grace and truth.

Thank You for the heritage and gift of children, who we understand are a gift from God – a gift that has been lent from the Lord and a gift that You have graciously placed in so many families. And we pray that You would give all parents the grace and wisdom to teach and discipline their children in loving-kindness– and may the children themselves respect their parents and recognise the privilege they have in being part of a godly family unit. Loving Lord thank You for my family – and into YOUR hands I commit my family, from this day forward, even for evermore.

Amen
“Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.”
(Zechariah 13:7)
Category: Prayer for Accountability

Prayer To Purify My Heart Unto God

Purify my heart O Lord my God, for I love and trust You and desire to be set apart unto You, in holiness and righteousness all the days of my life. I desire to be holy for You are holy and You have called all Your children to be set apart unto You and to be refined in the refining fires of Your purifying love and unimaginable grace so that I may come forth as pure gold in Your sight.

Lord it is my chief desire to be set apart unto You, “holy unto the Lord,” and ready to do Your will. Lord I cannot do this in my own strength, but only in the power of the Holy Spirit, Who alone can take my bruised and bloodied heart and change me from the inside out to become more and more like Jesus. May I like Him walk in spirit and truth and help me to seek to do only those things that are pleasing in Your sight and honouring to Your holy name. Guide me into all truth help me to lay aside all the encumbrances of this world that hinder my pursuit for purity. I ask this in the name of my precious Saviour, Jesus Christ my Lord.

Amen

“And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.”
(Zechariah 13:9)
Category: Prayer for Purity

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. How we praise You Lord for loving us so much that You became man, so that by death You would destroy death and give all who believe in You life, eternal life - and life more abundantly. Draw many we pray into Your kingdom today, for You alone are worthy of our praise and worship, for ever and ever.. AMEN.

“And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.”
(Zechariah 14:9)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 14:9

Heavenly Father, thank You that You loved the world so much that You purposed to save Your people, both Jew and Gentiles from their sins - so that all who believe in You would not perish but enter into that glorious relationship when as Immanuel - You tabernacle forever with Your people. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.”
(Zechariah 14:16)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 14:16

Prayer For Abundant Rain in Drought

Living Lord and heavenly Father, You alone are good and You alone richly provide for all the needs and the necessities of life – and in Your loving-kindness You give us over and above all that we ask or think. Thank You for Your steadfast love and gracious provision to us and to all Your creation.

Forgive us the times when we have taken Your provision for granted and the times when we have failed to thank You and give You the honour and gratitude that You deserve – and thank You that even though we have failed to acknowledge all that You give us day by day You faithfully provide us richly all things to enjoy. But Lord we come to You now, knowing that we are facing a drought in this region and we ask You to send abundant rain on the earth, which has become dry, thirsty and arid.

Look down in pity our plight we pray. It is not only the plants that are silting but even the animals and people on this place are parched and dry – and send us the rain that we so desperately need. Open the windows of heaven we pray with the sweet rainfall that we so desperately need and water our land we pray - and we will give You all the praise and glory due to Your holy name,

Amen

“And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.”
(Zechariah 14:17)
Category: Prayers for Rain