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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have written the end before the beginning so that we understand what has been... and what is going to happen when You return to save Your people Israel and set up Your eternal kingdom of heaven - on earth. Thank You for the many Jewish men and women who have already recognised You as their Saviour and have become a member of the Church - which is Christ's Body. We pray for those that will have to face the terrible Time of Jacob's Trouble and ask that - "Your will be done - on earth as it is in heaven - Your will be done for the nation of Israel and Your will be done in my life and the lives of all Your people. We pray that Your plans and purposes will be carried out for Your greater praise and glory - this we ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
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.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the mercy and grace You have shown to Adam's fallen race and for Your wonderful plan of salvation through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Your dear Son. We lift up the nation of Israel, who are still blinded in part to the truth of the glorious gospel of grace, and yet in Your mercy You have not cut off Your people but have promised to draw them back to Yourself, during the Time of Jacob's Trouble. Thank You that evil will be punished and we pray that many would come to repentance, through faith in Christ. Thank You that You have told us the end from the beginning, and that the time is coming when the Body of Christ will accompany the Lord Jesus in the clouds of glory, when He comes to set up His eternal kingdom on earth - thank You in Jesus' name, AMEN.
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.
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.
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,