Prayer Topic #12:
A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Jesus Christ, Our Resurrected Savior
Psalm 138:1-6, John 4:1-24
Reflections of the Heart:
This is the ______ day of the Omer. “We praise You, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us by Jesus Christ, our eternal Redeemer and Savior, and commanded us to count the Omer. By faith, we wait with joyful hearts to celebrate the sending of Your Holy Spirit.”
Heavenly Father, we thank You for being such a loving God. We thank You, Lord Jesus, for sacrificing Your life for us. Thank You for being mindful of us and becoming our Savior, Deliverer and Liberator. Lord, we will praise You at all times, we will constantly speak Your praises. We will boast only in You. We give thanks to You with our whole hearts; we will sing Your praises before the gods. We bow before Your holy temple and praise You for Your unfailing love and faithfulness; for Your promises are backed by all the honor of Your Name.
Lord Jesus, thank You for making us right in God’s sight through Your resurrection and ascension. Because of You, we have peace with God. Through our faith in You we have been brought into a plan of undeserved privilege and we can confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. Hallel YAH! Lord, when we were utterly helpless, You came to earth at just the right time and died for us sinners. We realize that most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But, God showed His great love for us by sending You to die for us while we were still sinners. We declare that since we have been made right in God’s sight by Your blood, we are saved from God’s condemnation. It is because of Your death, our friendship with God has been restored. Today, we rejoice in our wonderful relationship with God, Abba Father, because You have made us heirs. Thank You for becoming our sacrifice. Thank You for enduring pain, shame, and humiliation for our righteousness. Because of You, we are God’s righteousness. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
List three things that you are grateful to Jesus for:
Holy Spirit, help us to always remember that Jesus is our big Brother. Help us to love and appreciate Him, along with You and our Father, God. Please lead and guide our daily living so that we present the goodness of Christ to our families, friends, co-workers and enemies. Most of all, Holy Spirit, please heal and grow our natural and spiritual self-esteem so that we can be all that You have created us to be.
Faithful Father, forgive us for devaluing the sacrifice Christ made for our freedom. Forgive us for taking communion with little regard to its meaning. Forgive us for all acts of sin, including stubbornness, arrogance, selfishness, ungratefulness, pride and rebellion. Forgive us for making a mockery of Jesus’ resurrection and ascension by returning to old bondages and enslaved mentalities. Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
God, You are mighty and strong. You are God above all gods. You are Jehovah, God! King above all kings! Jesus, You are the Worthy Lamb slain to receive power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory and blessing. Blessing, honor, glory and power belong to You, the One sitting on the throne. You, the Lamb forever and ever. In Your Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 34:1, Psalm 138:1-2, Exodus 6:7, Romans 5:1-11, Romans 8:1, 17, II Corinthians 5:21, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 5:12-13
Today, I will trust God to:
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