Dear heavenly Father, You are a great and awesome God Who has loved us with an everlasting love and has sent the Lord Jesus to be the propitiation for our sins ..… You have raised us up and seated us together with Christ in heavenly places and yet all we deserve is death, for there are none that are righteous, except You Lord Jesus …..
Father, we come humbly before Your throne of grace confessing the many sins of the church and the great apostasy into which so many of Your blood-bought children have fallen. Father You gave us Your Word of truth and we have turned aside from its truth and are teaching or practicing another gospel, which must grieve Your Spirit ….
We have not taken to heart the beautiful scriptures and promises for which You have given to us for our learning and encouragement, but have left our first love to drink of the world system — and truly Lord there seems to be no love in the body of believers that portray You ….
Listen to the pleadings of Your servant and our cries for mercy. Forgive us Lord of the way that we as a body have turned from You and adopted so many of the world’s false philosophies and destructing thinking. We have not loved You as You deserve, we have not delighted in Your Word, and we have neglected the beautiful truths and instructions that are contained in its pages. We have become selfish and careless in our attitudes to others and to You and there is no health in us. Forgive us Lord ….
I pray that as a body we would turn from all that is evil — all that is not of You — all that discredits Your name — all that grieves Your Holy Ghost and return to the truth of Your holy Word, which we have all too readily failed to practice …..
May we once again become a peculiar people — a praying people — a people that is separated from the world — a people that loves You with all our heart and soul and mind — and a people that places the Lord Jesus in His rightful position in our lives. I pray that we may once again show forth Your praises and glory — not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves daily to You and by walking in newness of life — to Your praise and glory with our whole hearts …..
Thank You Lord that You are with us to lead and to guide us throughout our earthly walk. Thank You that You open up doors of opportunity for us, when other doors slam shut — or at times when we feel that we have reached a dead end in our lives. Thank You for giving me this opportunity for a new beginning — and I pray that You would be with me as I seek to adjust to my new situation and surroundings ….
I pray Lord, that this be not only a new beginning — but a fresh start where You become a central and increasingly important part of all I do, knowing that in and of myself I can do nothing, but that I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me. Give me the courage to step out into the unknown, holding tightly to Your hand, knowing that You have scheduled every step of my life and have promised to guide my every step, as I look only to Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith ….
Thank You Lord for bringing me safely through another night and into the beginning this new day, that You have made. Lord I have no clue what today will bring, but I pray that this may be a day when you are lifted up in my life and when I am able to walk in Spirit and Truth. Prepare me Lord for all the eventualities that may happen. Help me to stand fast and to be salt and light to all those with whom I come into contact with ….
Lord I place today in Your hands and trust You to direct my day until I place my head back onto my pillow for rest. I ask that whether in busyness or is quietude, Your will be done …. Whether I am surrounded by crowds of people or remain in the solitude of my own company, I ask that You would be there to direct and govern and Your will be done ….
I pray that the word of my mouth and the meditations of my inner being would be pleasing and acceptable to You throughout today …. Into Your capable hand I place this new beginning and thank You that in Your strength this may be a fresh start that begins and continues with You until You call me home. All this I ask and pray in Jesus name, Amen and amen …..