Father, You so loved the world that You gave Your only begotten Son. You sent Him not to condemn us but to save us from self, sin, death, hell and this evil world system which has a default sitting and that sitting is hatred for Christ. I am not praying for the evil world system that is antichrist: I am praying for the people who are being deceived by the world and its prince. I am praying for all people, every kindred and every tongue; especially the Jewish people whom the church needs desperately to get the gospel to the uttermost parts, to recognize that You sent Jesus and that He is the Messiah Savior King. I know that the world system which is orchestrated by Satan will persecute anyone who puts their faith in Christ so I pray for all believers and future believers. I pray that you will deliver us from the evil one. I pray that You would unify us, make us one like the Holy Trinity. Set us a part for Your service and sanctify us with Your word of truth. Fill us with joy unspeakable so that when persecuted, we may respond graciously with love and kindness instead of anger and resentment. I am not asking YOU to take us out of the world, although that would be easier for us but I am praying that You will take the world out of us which will make us more fitting vessels. Use us for Your glory and bring us home when our work on earth is done . In Jesus name, I pray. Amen!
Posts tagged ‘Joy’
O LORD make me victorious over every circumstance; patient with every person and grant me, I pray Thee, the joy which no circumstance or person can take from me.
[William Barclay was a Scottish author, radio and television presenter, Church of Scotland minister, and Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at the University of Glasgow.]
Father, You are the hearer of our prayers, the lifter of our burdens, the forgiver of our sins, the maker of the mountains, the ruler of all nations, the hope of all mankind, the calmer of the seas, the giver of the rain and the fountain of real joy, and we praise Thee. In Jesus name, we praise Thee. [I read this prayer somewhere but cannot remember the source but I liked it and wanted to share it]