Prayer Topic #13:
A Prayer of Thanksgiving for the Body of Christ
Reflections of the Heart:
As children of God, we have an extended family—the Body of Christ. Take time today to thank God for your spiritual brothers and sisters.
Omnipotent Father, we thank You for the members of the Body of Christ. Thank You for giving us Pastors after Your heart. Thank You for uniting us for Your glory and honor. We exalt You, our God and King. We will praise Your Name forever and ever. Lord, You are great and most worthy of praise. No one can measure Your greatness. Each generation will tell its children of Your mighty acts; they will declare Your power. As Your children, we will meditate on Your majestic, glorious splendor and Your wonderful miracles. Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue; we will tell everyone about Your greatness. We will share the story of Your wonderful goodness and sing with joy about Your righteousness.
Glorious Father, we thank You for rescuing us from the kingdom of darkness and transferring us into the Kingdom of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You for engrafting us into Your Holy Family through the works of Jesus Christ. We once were a people without identity, but You have now made us Your people who are called Your righteousness. We once were without mercy, but now we have received Your mercy! Hallel YAH! Thank You for blessing us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm because we are united with Christ. Thank You for loving and choosing us in Christ to be holy and without fault in Your eyes, even before You made the world. Thank You for deciding in advance to adopt us into Your family by bringing us to Yourself through Jesus Christ. We praise You for the glorious grace You have poured out on us because we belong to Your dear Son. Thank You, Lord, for giving us another Helper, the Holy Spirit, to teach us and bring to our remembrance all things that You have spoken. Thank You for blessing the Body of Christ spiritually, physically, financially, socially, and educationally. Thank You, Lord, for giving us favor in the city, state, and nation. Thank You for Your grace, mercy and miracles which You have poured out abundantly upon the Body of Christ. Thank You for calling us to be a light in our community.
Jesus, as a member of Your body, I am thankful to You for:
Holy Spirit, help us to always remember God’s goodness and faithfulness. Help us to remember and rejoice in those blessings that God has bestowed upon us as the Body of Christ so that we will not grow complacent and spoiled. Thank You for being our Shepherd, providing all of our needs and not allowing Your children to be abandoned or our children to beg for bread.
Loving Father, forgive us for not always being appreciative to You for the many blessings You have bestowed upon us. Forgive those who take Your presence for granted. Forgive those who treat You irreverently. Forgive those who refuse to share Your blessings with others. Lord, 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, as the Body of Christ, help us not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Great and marvelous are Your actions, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are Your ways, King of the nations. Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your Name? You alone are Holy. All nations will come and worship before You, for Your righteous deeds have been revealed. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Jeremiah 3:15, Psalm 145:1-7, Colossians 1:13, Romans 11:17, I Peter 2:10, Ephesians 1:3-6, John 14:26, Psalm 103:3-4, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 15:3-4
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