Heavenly Father, it is so hard to come to terms with the realization that our loved ones have been struck down with some sort of dementia or loss of memory. And Lord it seems even harder to have to accept that the person You loved so dearly has become a stranger in Your midst.. with little or no recollection of who you are.
We pray for all who are having to go through this painful experience, and the grief and loss they feel, as the one they loved so dearly has become estranged and distant from them. We pray for strength and support for all who are having to mourn this tragic loss, despite their physical presence.. and ask that You would comfort and strengthen all in this difficult situation.
But we also pray for those who have lost their memory and the internal confusion and difficulty that must go with losing ones memories.. forgetting who you are and not even recognizing those that are your close loved ones. We pray that You would draw very close to all who are suffering memory loss at this time, and we pray that You would touch the inner reaches of their heart and mind and give them the special comfort and precious peace that only comes from You. This we ask in the name of Jesus – our Saviour and God,
Heavenly Father, in a world that is increasingly hostile to Christians, we pray that You would do a work in the heart and lives of each member of Your Body. Give us wisdom and strength as we face this time of increasing aggression.
Knit us together in love and fellowship we pray, and release into our hearts a deep desire to lift up our brothers and sisters in Christ, in intercession and prayer.
Perfect each and every member of Your church world-wide. Draw us ever closer to each other and to You and sanctify Your Church with the washing of the water of the Word, so that she might be made perfect and holy, without blemish and free from every spot and wrinkle.
Use each member of Your body to be a witness of Your grace and love, and knit us together in holy fellowship and sweet communion, so that the world may know that You are the Lord and we are Your children. Thank You, in Jesus' name,
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have brought us together as man and wife, and thank You that we are celebrating yet another wedding anniversary, for which we praise and magnify Your holy name.
Thank You for the guidance that we have received through Your Word, and Lord, we pray that day by day You would develop in both our hearts an increasing desire to put on love, knowing that this is the perfect bond of unity and peace, when founded on the Lord Jesus Christ, our Rock and Foundation. May we both grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ as together we walk in spirit and truth, and may our life become a shining example, where Christ remains the centre and circumference of our marriage.
Give us wisdom we pray, as we face the forthcoming year, and grant us to grow in love and unity one with one another and with You, so that we may be a demonstration of Your grace and mercy towards us. May our love for You and our faith in You bring glory to Your name. In Jesus' name we pray,
Loving Lord and Heavenly Father, thank You that I am Your child. Father, I pray that my life may become so saturated with Christ Jesus, that people don't see me anymore, but see Jesus in me, to Your praise and glory.
Father, however I am treated by other people, I pray that Your love may shine forth in me. Whatever happens in my life, I ask that Your peace and joy would abide within me. No matter what difficulties I may encounter in life, teach me to be patient and kind in all my dealings with others and manifest the goodness and grace in me that only comes from You. However hard times may become, I pray that I may be gentle and self-controlled in my actions and attitudes. May I be a good and faithful servant, and Lord, I thank You that no matter what happens, even when I step away from You, You remain faithful.
Lord, I know that I cannot develop the fruit of Your Holy Spirit through my own effort or will, but only as I rest in Christ. Help me to abide in You I pray.
Thank You, Lord, for loving me so much that You sent Your only begotten Son to die on my behalf on a cruel cross and take upon Himself my sins. Thank You that He identified with my sinfulness so that I might be identified with His righteousness, by grace through faith in Christ. How grateful I am that while I was still a lost sinner Christ died for me.
How thankful I am Lord, that You searched me out and found me and brought me back into Your family, even though I was dead in my sins and at enmity with You. Praise Your holy name, for You are a good God and Your loving-kindness endures forever and I will be eternally grateful that You are my God and I am Your child.
Thank You, that You are my helper and healer. Thank You, that You are my refuge and strength and thank You, that You have surrounded me with people who love me dearly, and whom I love too. Lord, I do not deserve any of Your grace and goodness and yet day by day, You pour new and rich mercies into my lap and cover me with Your blessings. Praise God that You are the Rock of my Salvation. In Jesus' name,
Dear Father God, I thank You for the opportunity to home-school my children. Please prepare me to teach and train and discipline my children both fairly but also in love. Give me a wise and understanding heart and may the grace and love of Jesus be ever present in our schooling.
Give me the sensitivity to know when to discipline and when to give in a little. Lord, I do not want to build up resentment in my children but Lord, I also want to train and discipline them wisely. Help me to reflect Your love and grace in all I say and do with the children, and may our home-school class-room become a place of fun, excitement and industry.
Be with us Lord, in our daily work and may we be guided by You every step of the way. Keep us all safe Father, and protect our home from any untoward dangers. Lord, please provide for all our home-schooling needs, according to Your riches in glory.
Thank You Lord. This I pray in Jesus' name,
Loving Father, I am finding it so hard to even get up out of bed to start the day, knowing that I have to face it alone and without the one I love so dearly. I know that without Your grace and sufficiency I could never get through the day, but I thank You that You have promised to be with me and to provide me with Your strength for today as well as bright hope for tomorrow.
I can’t imagine tomorrow being anything but a day filled with pain, as I do not have my loved one beside me, but I ask that in Your grace You will give me the strength to get through today, step by step, knowing that You are there to carry me, even when my heart seems to fail from the grief and pain that I am going through.
Thank You. that You have promised to carry our pain and thank You that Your grace is sufficient for every eventuality in our lives. Give me the strength to cope with the loneliness I feel and help me to move forward in my life-plans, knowing that You are with me, to support and strengthen.
Give me hope for tomorrow, for my hope and my trust is in You, Lord. Hold me close I pray, and thank You for always being with me and the great comfort that I have in knowing You, as my own dear Saviour and friend.
Heavenly Father, in a world that is increasingly hostile to Christians, we pray that You would do a work in the heart and lives of each member of Your Body. Give us wisdom and strength as we face this time of increasing aggression. Knit us together in love and fellowship we pray, and release into our hearts a deep desire to lift up our brothers and sisters in Christ, in intercession and prayer.
Perfect each and every member of Your church world-wide. Draw us ever closer to each other and to You and sanctify Your Church with the washing of the water of the Word, so that she might be made perfect and holy, without blemish and free from every spot and wrinkle.
Use each member of Your body to be a witness of Your grace and love, and knit us together in holy fellowship and sweet communion, so that the world may know that You are the Lord and we are Your children. Thank You in Jesus' name,
Dear Lord, I know that I am commanded to abide in You and I desire to live my life day by day, simply resting and abiding in You. Teach me Lord how to abide in You, so that all that is of myself will melt away as the Spirit of Christ pulses through my being.
Give me the strength to be a fruitful branch, for You alone are my sufficiency. Enable me to abide in Your love so that I may produce much fruit, out of the abundance of Your grace. In Jesus' name I pray,
Thank You, Father God, that I have been made clean through the blood of my Saviour Jesus Christ. Thank You, that my sins have been washed away forever, and I pray that as I live the Christian life I may be continuously cleansed through the washing of the Word of God, for Your Word is pure and wholesome, Your Word is light and life. Sanctify me by Your Word of grace I pray.
Help me to look deeply into Your Word of truth, knowing that the more that I am washed and cleansed by the written Word of God, the more I will come to see the lovely face of the living Word of God, my beautiful Saviour, Jesus Christ my Lord.
I pray that my heart and mind may be purified daily by the cleansing flood that comes from You, and I pray that rivers of living water may flow from You through me to others, so that I may reflect the love of God in my life and point others to Christ. May the face of Jesus my Saviour be the only thing that others see in me, for I must decrease so that He may increase. I ask this in Jesus' name,
What a wonderful friend and Saviour You are Lord Jesus, for You have carried our grief, paid the price for our sin and have bestowed on us the riches of Your grace, simply because we have trusted the Lord Jesus as Saviour.
Lord, we deserve nothing and yet You have seated us in heavenly places in Christ. We are members of the household of God and citizens of heaven. And thank You, Lord, that You given us the indwelling Holy Spirit as a down-payment for our glorious inheritance in Christ, and that during our sojourn in this world You are our ever present help in time of trouble.
Pour into the hearts of all our brothers and sisters in Christ, Your perfect peace that transcends our limited understanding. Where there are trials, may we find our rest in You. Where there is discouragement, give each one Your hope. Where there is sadness, supply Your joy to each of Your children, the joy that only comes from You, for the joy of the Lord is indeed our strength. And Father, may Your love flood into the hearts of all those that are called by Your holy name.
Where there are temptations, give us Your strength to withstand in the evil day, and when we are heavy laden, may we cast all our cares upon You, knowing that You care for so deeply. Thank You, Father. In Jesus' name we pray,
Loving Lord, it is so hard to see loved ones that have become reliant upon or addicted to drugs, and too often no amount of advice, warnings or pleadings is sufficient to get them to halt this destructive habit.
Lord, I place all our loved ones in this situation into Your hands, knowing that You alone can help to cure them of this dependency on drugs and medication. You have asked us to cast all our cares and worries upon You and Lord, this is what I am doing, as I just do not know what to do anymore.
I give these dear ones into Your gracious keeping, and ask that You meet them at their point of need. Help each one to break free their reliance on drugs without any detrimental side-effects. Free them I pray, once and for all from their on-going dependence on drugs. In Jesus' name,
O God, I thank Thee for the Shepherd’s Psalm, I shall read it often and profit from its insights into life and living.
I thank Thee that I have a deeper appreciation for Your abiding Presence and wonderful love.
Help me to love as I ought and be what I ought to be instead of merely telling myself, “This I ought to do.” Help me do it.
In Christ’s name I pray,
Heavenly Father, more and more I come to understand what the Lord Jesus meant when He said that He is one with the Father, and prayed that His disciples may be one. I see that love is a precious union of heart and a sweet communion of spirit, and just as the Father and Son emanate the same powerful love, so we too are to have that same beautiful love developing in us, by the power of the Spirit.
Lord, I pray that the body of Christ may become united as one, and abound in the unity of the spirit more and more in love, not compromising truth but showing a genuine concern for one another. I pray that individually and collectively, we may live godly lives in Christ Jesus and seek to encourage and edify one another, seeking to be of the same mind and having the same godly love for each another.
I pray that we may be united in spirit and in purpose, and that we do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but rather with humility of mind regard the needs of the other as more important than our own. This I ask in the name of Jesus, Who died for us all.
I praise and thank You Father, for Your steadfast love towards me. Thank You, Lord, for Your never-failing faithfulness, comfort and grace which is new every morning and refreshed every day. Thank You, that You are a God Who cares for each and every one of Your children and graciously carries and tends for all who trust in You.
Though I am poor and needy, thank You, Father, that You hear and answer my cries. You send help in time of trouble, provision in time of need, strength when I am weary and comfort when I am in distress. Thank You, that You carry me in Your everlasting arms of mercy and grace and I praise Your holy name that Your grace is sufficient for all my needs, and made perfect in my weakness.
Heavenly Father, Your steadfast love towards me is very precious and I love You, and yet my love is very weak. I pray that You would help me to love You more and more with every passing day. In Jesus' name I pray,
Heavenly Father, we only have to look to the church at Ephesus to see how easy it is for Christians, both individually and corporately, to leave our first love and to allow the love that we had for You and for others, to wear thin and to grow cold. Father, forgive us for the way that we have allowed this to happen throughout the whole Body of Christ, which has all too often become a place to criticise our brethren or slander others who do not think exactly as we do.
Revive us Lord, and may the love that so permeated the early church, where we discover that Christians loved in thought word and deed, begin to spread once again throughout the Body of true believers. May we return to a time when love within the Church of God begins to shine forth, as we become salt and light to a needy world.
Forgive us Father, that our love for You and the Lord Jesus has worn so thin. Rekindle a fire of love that sweeps through the Church today, so that in the essentials of our faith we may have unity, in the inessential things we may display liberty, and in all areas of our Christian life may we demonstrate true godly love. In Jesus' name we pray,
Dear Lord, I pray that I may love others with a Christ-like love, and that I may show compassion on those who live in my neighbourhood. Father, I know that I need Your love and Your patience in this area as I have some quite difficult neighbours who are causing some problems here. Lord, change my heart to a heart that loves as You loved. Change my attitude to look with compassion on my neighbours, rather than with irritation of distain. Help me to view them as You do, dead in their trespasses and sins, estranged from God and in need of a Saviour.
Lord, help me to take each negative thought that I have about them captive, the moment that it arises in my heart. I know that this is pleasing to You and I know that this is what You desire of all Your children. Create in me a heart of gentle love and kind compassion and show me how I may witness of Your love, both with my actions as well as my words. Keep me from a self-righteous attitude towards them, for I know that I too was once estranged from You and in Your grace and mercy You picked me up and saved me.
Father, I pray that each one may come to a saving faith in You and that You would change me to be the neighbour that You would have me be. I ask this in Jesus' name,
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your deep love towards me and thank You for sending Your only begotten Son, my Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer on the cross for my sake, so that my sins could be forgiven and that I may live with You for ever in heaven. Lord, I know that I do not warrant Your love and yet You have showered unconditional love and grace towards me through Christ, for which I praise and thank You.
But Lord, You desire all Your children to love others as Christ loved us, but my love is poor and weak and is far removed for all that You desire of me. Fill me I pray, with the love of Christ that I may love others in the same way that Christ loved me, so that as Your love pours into my soul, I may be used as a conduit for Christ’s love to stream out to others with whom I come into contact.
Help me to demonstrate Your love, not only to those that are lovable, but also to those who lash out at me through pain or anger, disappointment or loss. May the love of Jesus be manifested in me, and may the love of Jesus be distributed, by grace through faith, to all with whom I come in contact. In Jesus' name I pray,
Heavenly Father, I have fallen in and out of love with so many people and yet in my heart, I know that You have created us to love and to be loved, with a deep and lasting love that is a mirror of the depth of love that Christ has for the Church. Father, You have demonstrated to us, through the Lord Jesus Christ, the tremendous depth of love that You desire in each of Your children, a love that flows from You to us, a love that should flow through us to others.
Develop in me the depth of love that loves as Christ loved. And Lord, I pray that I may be permitted to share that love with a true and lasting soul-mate. Father, I have fallen in and out of love before, but I pray that I may develop a new and extraordinary depth of love that comes only through You, so that at the right time You would bring into my life that kindred-sprit and soul-mate, whose love for me is only exceeded by their love of You. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Who loved me, and gave His life for me.
Dear Lord, I have been hurt very deeply by someone who I thought truly loved me, and we wanted to spend our lives together, but they have caused me deep pain and left my emotions in tatters. Lord, at times I have felt that my heart would break and have been finding it very difficult to come to terms with the fact that love has failed.
Restore my brokenness I pray, and send Your comfort and strength into my soul, as I try to pick up the pieces of my brokenness and begin to face the future once again. Lord, I know that I cannot do this in my own strength, but only as You carry me in Your loving arms and pour Your healing and comfort into my broken soul. Help me to leave this disappointing time of sadness behind and look to a future with fresh hope and expectation, knowing that in You is the fullness of joy and from You alone comes the only true love that can fully satisfy the heart that is hungry for love.
I pray that I may allow the healing process of Your love to begin to mend my brokenness, so that in Your time and in Your way You would bring the person of Your choice into to my life, for You are the Lord of Love, and have given us the capacity to love others and to be loved by them. Help me to pray, "Thy will be done," in this area of my life and teach me how to love You as I ought, and give me the capacity to love others in the same way that You have loved me. In Jesus' name I pray,
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and that You knew me even before my mother conceived me. Thank You that You know all about me and that there is nothing hidden within, about which You do not know.
Thank You for loving me so much that You died for me on the cross, and thank You that You rose from the dead and broke the power of sin and death in my life. Oh Lord, You gave me life when I was physically born into this world and then You gave me spiritual life when I was born-again into Your family, by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I want to thank You with all my heart for being my Saviour and forgiving my sins, for redeeming my life from destruction, and lifting me up out of the miry clay and setting my feet on the Rock of my Salvation. Lord, I desire to dedicate all I am to You, to live my life in humble submission, looking to Jesus, trusting Your Word and obeying Your commands.
Lord, I want to live by faith and not by sight. I want to walk in spirit and truth to Your praise and glory and not to simply satisfy my own personal wants and wishes. Give me grace to live a life that is well-pleasing to You and may I become a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto You. Search my heart I pray, for any areas that are not pleasing to You and help me in the power of Your Spirit to be holy, for You are holy. In Jesus' name I pray,
Heavenly Father, how it must grieve Your Holy Spirit that we have caused such barriers and divisions to be established within the body of Christ and yet it was His prayer that we are one in unity of spirit, one in the bond of peace, one in fellowship and love towards all those that are called by Your name.
Forgive us of our unbiblical prejudices and un-Christian principles. Forgive me of my own biases and unloving attitude that I have towards other believers that do not conform completely to my own developed perspective of what a Christian should be. Forgive me for being too quick to criticise other brothers and sisters in Christ, and for being too ready to declare our differences and denounce them as unfit for fellowship, rather than seeking to discover our similarities in Christ, and rejoicing that our citizenship is in heaven.
Help me Lord, to love others as You have loved me.–To love without prejudice or bias. Help me to be ready and willing to love the unlovable and to consent to be loved by others I would likely dismiss.
Bind Your people together in love, in the unity of sprit and the bond of peace. Guide us all into all truth, knowing that You are no respecter of persons, and that all who trust in Your sacrifice at Calvary are forgiven sinners, citizens of heaven and accepted by the Father, in the Beloved. In Jesus' name,
Is it possible, O God, possible that you can love such as I?
Yet I know it is true. If I allowed myself to doubt your love, all would be lost.
Thank you, God, thank you for loving me. Help me never to betray such wonderful love.
O God, I thank Thee for a little insight into the boundless love of God. I thank Thee for the response in my own heart.
I thank Thee for the love of others.
Let my heart praise Thee, O God.
O Lord, when you said to your disciples, “One of you shall betray Me, they each asked, “Lord, is it I?” I pray, O God, for a love so strong that I will never betray Thee.
Father, as we recall the steadfast faith and hope in God that so many of the great cloud of witnesses displayed in Hebrews chapter eleven and elsewhere, we pray that we too may follow their example and place our entire faith in Your precious Word. May we develop an ever deepening trust in You, knowing that Your Word is faithful and true. May we be nourished by the Word of God day by day and be refreshed with rivers of living water that stream into our hearts from above, so that whatsoever we do will be pleasing to the Lord and glorify His name.
Thank You that in Christ, we have been forgiven of all our sins and delivered from the power of sin in our lives. May we pass on a trust in the Lord Jesus to our children and children's children, so that in the next generations a living trust in God may be their witness to the world and faith in His Word may be a testimony that will also pass on to all their children.
Keep us standing firm in truth of God's Word that has been delivered to us by our Father in heaven, and keep us steadfast and true to all that we have learned of Your grace and mercy. May our lives demonstrate an ever deepening love for You, until that glorious day when we are taken to be with You in heaven. This we pray in Jesus’ name,
Dear Lord Jesus, You said, "let the little children come to me for of such is the kingdom of heaven." Lord, I bring each one of my precious children to You and offer them into Your safe-keeping.
Thank You for the amazing privilege of being a parent, for I know that children are a love-gift from the Lord. I bless you each day for the precious gifts that You have so generously laid in my lap. Thank You for each of their lives and may their lives become a fruitful love-offering to You
Develop in me the willingness to give my children as a love-gift back to You, and I pray that You will take and use each one of my children in a way that is pleasing to You. May they become giants in the faith, yet humble in spirit, gentle in heart and willing to listen and learn.
Thank You, for the wonderful example of Abraham, a man of faith who trusted You sufficiently to be prepared to give his own dear son up to You as a love-offering to You. I pray that like him, I will continue to trust all my children into Your care, knowing that no matter what happens, You are working Your good work in their lives.
Dear Lord, how we praise and thank You that Love in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ came down at Christmas, when the eternal Son of God became Jesus, the perfect Son of Man, and through Whom the promise of peace was given to men of goodwill. Peace with God to those who trust in the redeeming blood of His Son, and the peace of God, for all who are born into the family of God, positioned in Christ and accepted in the Beloved.
Thank You, for the example of a life that personifies love and thank You that the Person of Jesus Christ is the One that satisfies every need of the human heart.
Father, at this special time of the year when we remember that first Christmas day when Your dearly beloved Son was manifested in the flesh in the form of a new-born babe, we pray that His love and His peace may spread abroad into the hearts and minds of many lost and hurting people, who feel themselves unloved and who lack that vital peace with God and the incomparable peace of God within, that surpasses all comprehension.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit grant peace in the hearts of all who are searching for answers, as to emptiness in their lives, this Christmas time. We ask this in the name of Jesus,
Thank You, Father, that You have made Yourself known to humanity through the Word of God. But forgive us Lord, for we are a rebellious and prideful race and yet You loved us so much that You sent Your only begotten Son to lay down His sinless life as the perfect sacrifice for our sin, so that by that death and resurrection, all who believe on Him might not perish, but have everlasting life.
Thank You, that in Your love You chose to communicate with us by the Word, by Your holy apostles and prophets. You revealed to us Your glorious plan of salvation, so that whoever believes on the Lord Jesus Christ would not be condemned, but whosoever does not believe in the only begotten Son of God is condemned already, because he has not believed on Jesus Who loved us so much that He willingly went to the cross to redeem us from the penalty of sin, and reconcile us back to You eternally.
Thank You, that Your Word to us is like a perfumed love-letter that has been forwarded from heaven to all Your children in love. Thank You, for the truth it contains and thank You, for all Your perfect and unconditional love and grace towards Your children. May we assimilate these truths deep within the bowels of our soul and glorify Your name for the unconditional love that You have seen fit to pour out on all Your children, by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In Jesus' name,
Loving Father, I bring those to You who are facing the loss of a loved one today, and I pray Your special grace and comfort to all who are grieving at this time.
You are the great God of comfort and I pray that You would reach out Your arm of love and draw all who are having to face a life on their own, a life without their loved one, to Yourself.
I pray that Your Holy Spirit would comfort all those that trust in Jesus as their Saviour, knowing that we will one day meet again with loved ones who die in the Lord, but I also pray for those that do not know You and pray that at this time of sadness You would draw especially close to them. Give them the love and comfort that only comes from You and bring them into saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In Jesus' name,
Lord, how I wonder at Your love for me, in that while I was yet a sinner You sent the Lord Jesus Christ to die for my sins, so that in Him I might become Your child and be made the righteous of God.
Father, it staggers the thoughts of my heart to realise that while I was cold and rebellious towards You and and at enmity with God, that You purposed the glorious plan of redemption in Your heart of love, that guilty sinners could be declared righteous, through believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, Who died to pay the price for our sins with His own life-blood.
Thank You, that in Your grace and mercy, Your strong arm of love reached down to me, long before my rebellious heart of stone, turned towards You for healing.
Lord, my chief complaint is that my love for You is faint and fragile, a love which seems to be so far removed from the depth of love I desire to have for You. Help me I pray, to develop a godly love for You, that is in proportion with the love that You deserve from a sinner such as I, Whom You lifted from the cesspit of sin and chose to save by grace through faith.
Thank You for Your unchanging and unconditional love towards me. Help me more and more to come to a new and deeper understanding of what the Love of God towards me truly means. This I ask in the name of Jesus my Saviour,
Dear Lord, help us never to forget that the safest place in a fallen world is to remain in the center of Your will, no matter where we are, who we are with or what circumstances may seem to be looming on the horizon. I pray, that I may stay in the center of your perfect will each day of my life, and that I may walk worthy of my calling and live in a way that is pleasing to You.
May I learn to walk by faith each moment of the day and not be swayed by sight or feelings or emotions, and may I learn to trust Your Word more and more with each passing day, knowing that without faith it is impossible to please You. For it is my heart's desire that in all I do and say, I may be pleasing in Your sight.
Help me not only to do what is good and acceptable in Your eyes, but help me to speak and think aright. May I live in a right relationship with You, walk humbly before You all the days of my life and I pray that I may develop an attitude of grateful praise and thanksgiving. Help me to water all that I say and do with prayer and may my actions and attitudes be rooted in Your love and surrounded by Your grace.
Oh Lord, I pray that the words of my mouth be pleasing and acceptable to You, and that my conversation be always full of grace and seasoned with salt. Grant me wisdom I pray, to know how best to answer everyone with whom I come in contact, in love but without compromise. This I ask in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord,
Heavenly Father, we live in a world where the security we once seemed to enjoy has been eroded right away and so many dark clouds of unknowing seem to be looming on the future's unpredictable horizon. All that seemed to be so secure and reliable has turned to sawdust in our hands and evaporated like the morning mist.
But Lord, we praise Your name that we can entrust our future in Your safe-keeping, knowing that Your love surrounds us and that Your grace is sufficient, no matter how black the circumstances of life may appear. Thank You, Lord, that You hold the world in the palm of Your hand, and nothing can snatch us from that secure position in You.
Thank You, that we are accepted in the beloved and loved by the Father and thank You, Lord, that no danger may overtake any of Your children that is not permitted by You, and which will not be used to fulfill a just and glorious purpose.
Keep our hearts from unnecessary fretting or worry and in the power of the Holy Spirit, may we build ourselves up in your most holy faith, by praying in spirit and truth and walking the way of righteousness. May we learn day by day to prevent our eyes from focussing on the trials and tribulations that are coming on the earth, and rather, help us to look to Jesus, knowing that in all things He is the victor, and we are securely positioned in Him through time and into eternity. Thank You, in Jesus' name,
Dear Heavenly Father, for most of my life I have tried to earn Your love and gain Your approval and whatever I tried to do, never made me feel that I had done enough. In fact, the more I tried to get You to love me, the more I found that I failed You miserably.
And as I look back on the mission trips, ministry activities, times of prayer and the many bible studies I attended, the more I believed that I must be disappointing to You, because I was not doing as much as I ought to do. Father, as I look back at this period of my life, is saddens me to realise what an incorrect perception I had of You and Your unconditional love to all Who are saved by grace, through faith in Christ Jesus.
Father, forgive me for misrepresenting Your Father-heart of love, and thank You for showing me that Your love for me is not dependent on what I can do for You but rests entirely on what the Lord Jesus did for me, on the cross. Thank You, that Your approval does not rely on me at all but simply rests on the fact that I believed on the Lord Jesus as my Saviour, and that I am accepted by You because of Him. Accepted in the Beloved because I am a new creation in Christ, clothed in His righteousness and without condemnation. All because of Jesus.
Father, thank You for this liberating truth. May I never again be drawn into wrong thinking about Your Father-heart of love and may I gain greater confidence and understanding of what my position in Christ truly means. This I ask in the precious name of my Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for me that I might be free from any condemnation and receive Your unconditional and everlasting love. Praise His holy name.
Thank You Father for the many friends, family and loved ones that by Your grace You have placed in my life, and I lift them up to You tonight, praying that You would protect and care for each one during these hours of darkness.
We thank You that the angel of Your presence encamps around those that fear You and that our lives are hid with Christ in God.. so that nothing can pluck us out of Your hand – and no darkness, danger or perils of the night can come near us or harm us, for You are our Fortress and our Shield - our Stronghold and our Protector.
Thank You for the many precious promises that we can pray for our loved ones.. and tonight I thank You that those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Be with all those I love tonight and give each one the beloved sleep that You have promised to all Your children – this I ask in Jesus name,