Dear Lord, I just want to thank You for my new life in Christ and the many privileges that I have in Him. I’m grateful that You are my Father, and thank You that I am accepted by Your Beloved Son Jesus, my Redeemer …..
Thank You that my citizenship is in heaven and that my eternal life is eternally secure and assured forever – through the glorious death and resurrection of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ ….
Help me Father to maintain my spiritual focus on You, knowing that all too often I find that my thoughts are enticed away from You by the attractions of this world, while at other times I find myself questioning all that is going on in the world and wondering why there are so many distressing situations and so many heart-breaking difficulties that people inevitably have to endure ….
Help me not to lose my spiritual focus on You, knowing that You have an eternal perspective and that Your plans and purposes are not only superior to mine, but all is working towards their final and glorious conclusion ….
Help me to stand fast in this evil day, and to willingly submit to the work of the indwelling Holy Spirit in my life so that in His power I may resist the devil and all his evil activities in my life and the lives of those I love …..
Keep me from presumptuously thinking that I have strength in and off myself against the wiles of the evil one, knowing that all the instructions, guidelines, promises, and boundaries in Scripture are given for my learning and for my spiritual protection. My weapons of warfare are all found in Your Word …..
Help me to keep my eyes firmly fixed on Jesus and my heart securely anchored to the Rock of my salvation, and may I never lose sight of my access to the Throne of grace, my glorious position in Christ, my heavenly citizenship and my day by day responsibility to trust Your Word of truth …..
Keep my heart from worldly pursuits and also help me not to become discouraged or worried when we hear of the problems and pain of others, even though my heart may be breaking; knowing that our times are in Your hands and You have promised to right all wrongs, in Your own time and Your own way. Therefore, for You — I wait
Help me rather to be able to share the truth of the gospel with whomever You place in my path and may I lift up the name of Jesus not only in what I say but in how I live – in Whose name I pray, Amen