Prayer Topic #19:
A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Passover
Exodus 15:1-18, Luke 22:7-30
Reflections of the Heart:
As we prepare to celebrate the Passover Feast, let us reflect, as a Church Family, on the eternal love and faithfulness of God, Our Father, on Jesus Christ, our Sacrificial Lamb who took away the penalty of our sins, and upon the Holy Spirit, our Holy Guide and Comforter. May we maintain the privilege the Lord has afforded us through this sacred experience.
Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us so much that You wouldn’t leave us in our sins. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for being the Sacrificial, Passover Lamb so that we may be redeemed back to the Father. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for drawing us to the Father and piercing our hearts to say “yes” when He called us. Triumphant Lord, we praise You. With our whole hearts we thank You as we meet with Your Godly people. Your deeds are amazing! All who delight in You shall ponder them. Everything that You do reveals Your glory and majesty. Your righteousness never fails. You cause us to remember Your wonderful works. You are so gracious and merciful!
Blessed Father, You said that if we will come close to You, You will come close to us. As a Church Family, we are grateful to draw close to You during the Spring Feasts. We confess that during Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, we will slow down so that we can give You our full attention. You said that Your people are being destroyed because they do not know You. As a Church Family, we declare that we will learn more about You and Your love for us during this special time. We thank You for the opportunity to remember and celebrate You. We will meet with You at this special time. We will not miss our appointment. We declare that the joy, peace, health and provision of the Lord, will overtake our congregation.
I commit to laying the following things aside during this time so that I can spend more time with the Father.
(List those things):
Holy Spirit, please open the eyes of our understanding to know the hope of our calling in Jesus Christ, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe. Consecrate us as we gather together. Unite our Church Family as a community of believers during the Seder meal. During our Seders, help us to share the importance of the Seder dinner with our guests in a clear and appealing manner. Father, bless us and help us to teach our children Your statutes in our homes. Increase our wisdom, discernment, and revelation knowledge as we prepare for Passover. Reveal to us the sin in our lives which is not seen by the naked eye, so that we may repent.
Saving Father, forgive us for not being more committed to You. Forgive us for having a form of godliness, but denying Your power. Forgive those of us who speak of You with our lips, but our hearts are far from You. Lord, create within us clean hearts and renew a steadfast spirit within us. Forgive us for being selfish, self-seeking, and only concerned about those things that benefit us directly. Lord, please hear our prayers and forgive us of our sin when we pray during the Passover season. 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 a Church Family, help us not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Worthy King, there is no one like You. You are great and Your Name is full of power. Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? That title belongs to You alone. Among all the wise people of the earth and in all the kingdoms, there is no one like You! The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is Your Name! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text:
I Peter 1:19, John 6:44, Psalm 111:1-4, James 4:8, Hosea 4:6, Ephesians 1:18-19, Deuteronomy 6:6-9, II Timothy 3:5, Matthew 15:8-9, Psalm 51:10, Matthew 6:13, Jeremiah 10:6-7,16