“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Ephesians 2:8-10 NKJV
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
Ephesians 2:10 NLT
Heavenly Father, thank you for all things- for your unmerited grace. My Lord! Your grace is a gift to secure us unto you, which we could not obtain on our own. Thank you, Father. You have created us for good things. Your grace fills us and we desire to love and be of service to each other. Fill our hearts, Lord, so that as we learn more of you, we want to be more like you, and we are able to do and be what you have planned for us long ago. Yes, Lord. In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.
“For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: “Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”; who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness— by whose stripes you were healed.”
I Peter 2:21-24 NKJV
Heavenly Father, thank you for all things. Thank you for your son, Jesus, who lived, died, and rose so that we could live. Thank you for his example of patience, sacrifice, and love so that we would see and know how to live our lives and love others. Lord grant us the strength and purpose as we strive to live so that you would be pleased. Thank you, Lord for your breath of life. In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,”
I Timothy 2:1-3 NKJV
“Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,”
Titus 3:1 NKJV
Heavenly Father, thank you for all things- for your guidance and your grace. Thank you, Father, for reminding us of your will towards those in authority - that we are to pray for those who have authority over us as well as for those we have authority over. We pray that those in authority seek your guidance and heed your will for their organizations and their lives. We also pray, for those under authority, that we may have humble hearts and a spirit of followship. Keep us, Lord, in your care so that all things work for your glory. In Jesus’ name we pray and submit; Amen.
“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope. My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning— Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.”
Psalms 130:5-6 NKJV
Heavenly Father, thank you for all things - for your power in prayer. Teach me, Lord, to pray with clarity and with patience. Remind me, Lord, that your time is better than my time and that you love me and want only the best for me. Renew my faith and my joy as I await the promise of your blessings. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
“So the LORD said to Joshua: “Get up! Why do you lie thus on your face? Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. For they have even taken some of the accursed things, and have both stolen and deceived; and they have also put it among their own stuff. Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies,...”
Joshua 7:10-12a NKJV
Heavenly Father, thank you for all things - for your forgiveness and your grace. Forgive me (us), Lord; I (we) have been disobedient - hiding behind my (our) choices instead of following your plan for my life (our lives). Show me (us), Lord, the direction you have for me (us). Give me (us)the strength to move forward, and the courage to know that when I (we) falter - you are there for me (us). Keep me (us). Teach me (us). Guide me (us). In Jesus’ name we pray in humble submission; Amen.
“Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.”
Psalms 25:4-5 NKJV
Heavenly Father, thank you for all things. Father, show me your ways; teach me your paths; lead me in your truth, for you are the God of my salvation. Pour into me a right spirit, so that I may do your will in my life. In Jesus name we pray, and wait for you; Amen.
“Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed.”
Mark 1:40-42 NKJV
Heavenly Father, thank you for all things - for knowing me, for hearing me, for answering when I call. Father, if thou wilt, make me clean. Look into my heart and remove selfishness, pride, cruelty, insecurity, _________, and _______. Touch my heart, Lord, so that I can be made whole. In Jesus name we pray in faith for our healing; Amen.
“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
Ephesians 4:1-3 NKJV
Heavenly Father, thank you for all things. In the midst of division all around us thank you for reminding us that you have called us for a purpose - to love, to be unified, to be at peace with one another. Forgive us when allow selfishness and pride to lead us. Guide us, we pray in our relationships - family, church, work, _____ - that you have called us to love. And, when we place you first, we each prosper together. In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.
“But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”
James 4:6, 10 NKJV
Heavenly Father, thank you for all things - for grace and mercy. Forgive us, Lord, when we allow pride to drive our choices. Show us when we are prideful, when we place ourselves above others. Create in us clean hearts, so thatcher may serve you and others with humility and in due season, we will be lifted up be You. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
“And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”
Luke 22:41-44 NKJV
Heavenly Father, thank you for all things - for your strength and protection. Thank you for reminding me that when I tell you my truth and my weaknesses, you will send your angels to strengthen me, to protect me, to remind me that I am your child and that you love me. Hallelujah, Father!! Thank you for hearing me, for loving me, for strengthening me for the journey, for your will to be done. My Lord, I can't make it without you. Praise your name. In Jesus name we pray and praise; Amen and Amen and Amen.
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