The greatest gift we can give to someone is to faithfully pray for them – lifting them up to the throne of grace and seeking God’s input into their lives.
Lord, there is so much that you do each day that we know nothing about. You guard and protect and send us angels in various forms. You help, guide and answer our prayers and yet we seldom acknowledge it. Forgive us for not seeing your hand at work as often as we should. Give us eyes to see you more clearly and accept our thanks for all that you do, whether seen by us or not. Amen.
I live, O Lord,
For you sustain me
I have my being only in you
Thank you for the life you have given me
You cause me to sleep and to wake
Without you I am but dust
O Lord my God, you know me and you know my heart. You know my struggles, my weaknesses, my opportunities and my fears. Help me to trust you in all things. Help me to surrender every part of my life to you today and always. Lord, I know that I can’t do it all on my own, in my own strength. Please be all I need of you today in every area of my life. I praise and thank you Lord. To you be all the glory today and for ever. Amen
Apart from you, O Lord, I am nothing With you, O Lord, I am a saint, a child of the king, a fellow co-worker with God Apart from you, O Lord, I am dying in my sin With you, O Lord, I am completely forgiven and justified Apart from you, O Lord, I am just one person against the world With you, O Lord, I am part of the worldwide church, your body Apart from you, O Lord, I have no hope, no significance, no security With you, O Lord, I have all that I need. Thank you, O Lord, Thank you. Amen
May my life serve as an act of worship for you today Lord. May all my achievements be to your glory. May my words be scented with the aroma of you. May my actions be righteous in your sight. May my thoughts be made captive to you. May your Spirit be working in and through me. May your peace rest upon me and all whom I meet. Thank you for the honour of being your fellow worker today.
How wonderful it is to be in your presence, O God. I come with thanksgiving for all you have done. How powerful you are and yet how good are your ways. You love me unconditionally and in that I am humbled. I rest in you, knowing that that is the best place for me to be. You are my protection and you are my very great hope. Each day you renew me, I am never left wanting. You are enough, O Lord. I praise and thank you. Amen.
Success, as the world sees it, depends on many factors. It depends on your hard work, other people, circumstances, opportunities and so on. Success as God sees it depends on just one thing – YOU! Success is totally in your hands – within your grasp. Success as God sees it is about the development of your character. Success is becoming more like Jesus. Success in God’s eyes is not about what you achieve for Him it’s about who you are. Whatever our background, whatever our circumstances, whatever the world flings at us we always have the option of how to react. Will we react in a Godly way or a fleshly way? Will we display love, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness and self-control or will be display anger, impatience, selfishness, harshness, bitterness, grumpiness and so on. Lord, help us to be more like Jesus everyday!
Prayer has the ability to unlock the potential within you to be drawn into the will of God.