Father we thank You that by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ we can boldly enter into the holy of holies and stand before Your throne of grace to seek Your face and to offer up our prayers, petitions and supplication to You, for which we praise and glorify Your holy name.
Lord many of Your children have lost their way and are seeking to satisfy their thirst with water from broken cisterns rather then drinking deeply of the water of life that comes from You alone, and as a result much of the body of Christ is weak, impotent, disinterested in the Word of God and has become disorientated to the truths that it contains. Many have lost their vision of the glorious hope that is set before us and many have placed themselves back until the bondage of legalism - although by Christ’s death and resurrection we have been freed from the slavery to sin.
Look down in pity on Your needy Church and renew in us the joy of our salvation. Bring us to foot of the cross and restore the joy of our salvation and the truth of the glorious gospel of grace, back into the hearts of all who have lost their way in their spiritual walk. Thank You that when we wander away from You – You remain our ever-present help in time of trouble and when we prove faithless, You continue to prove to be faithful and true. Draw Your body back to Yourself and give each one of us a spiritual hunger for You, so that as a body we may glorify You – in Jesus name we pray,