Gracious, Merciful, Omnipotent Father, I praise Your Holy name! I thank you for that amazing grace that was sacrificed for me upon that old rugged cross to save lowly sinners such as I. Thank you for your glorious blessings and the many more that are on their way.
You are beautiful, magnificent, powerful, holy, mighty, merciful, gracious, glorious and worthy of all praise.
Romans 3:24 But by the free gift of God’s grace all are put right with him through Christ Jesus, who sets them free.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God’s gift, so that no one can boast about it.
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Working of the Holy Ghost produces Grace
Lord, help me to acquire gentleness, mercy, grace and peace, that I may be a true example to your flock. Help my life to display Your grace, oh God, through the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.
Work through me, save my life and change my heart, so that I can be who you want me to be. Lord, I know the inward working of the Holy Ghost produces grace, for Christ is full of grace.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us have confidence, then, and approach God’s throne, where there is grace. There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it.
Withstanding trials and temptations
Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You), cleanse my heart, for I know once I receive your grace, bitterness does not exist. Help me to remain calm in the middle of my storms as your grace is adorned upon me.
Lord, Lucifer tries to attack your army everyday: financially, spiritually, bodily and even through others, to tear us down. Give your soldiers the amazing grace to withstand these trials and temptations. Let not our inner peace be provoked. Help us to resist the devil for when we do, he shall flee.
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Being steadfast in the storm
Heavenly Father, I submit myself to You. Help me to be humble in all situations for I know you will lift me up.
Jehovah Shalom, I pray today with all my heart, that I do not become bitter when the storm rages. Help me, oh El Shaddai, to grow in grace, each and everyday, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior who is worthy to be praised! Amen!
James 4:6 But the grace that God gives is even stronger. As the scripture says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Revelation 22:21 May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with everyone.
A Prayer for When You Need God’s Grace
By Frank Sellar
Jonah prayed to the Lord, “O LORD, is this not what I said when I was still at home? That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. Now O LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.” Jonah 4:2-3
It has been suggested that in Chapter One Jonah runs from God. In Chapter Two Jonah runs into God. In Chapter Three Jonah runs with God and in Chapter Four Jonah tries to run God!
In this prayer, Jonah was telling the Lord off. He was saying to Almighty God, ‘I knew this was going to happen!’ It sounds so astonishing! Could it be that prayers we pray might also be every bit as absurd! Giving out to God and having the temerity to tell Him how He ought to behave? Prayer can be a funny thing if we are the ones telling God what He really ought to do and what not to do.
Having refused to pray on board ship and then having prayed a prayer of thanksgiving in the belly of the fish, now Jonah prays a really selfish, angry prayer. See how many times ‘I’,’me’ and ‘my’ appear in this outpouring? Six times. Less than perfect Jonah! While Jonah does indeed pray here in Nineveh, it’s not in order to develop a relationship of love and humility and trust but to scold!
It’s just as well the Lord is indeed gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love! How good God is, letting His children rant. But the Lord who is kind, merciful and forgiving wants Jonah to grow in grace and knowledge and love of Him and so He lets him speak before answering. How very different was Jonah compared to another preacher ‘full of grace and truth’ (John 1:14) who shed tears over the city to which he had come to preach:
‘As Jesus approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring your peace…’ (Luke 19:41-42).‘O Jerusalem, … how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing’ (Matt. 23:37).
Prayer: Heavenly Father, how very patient you are with us and with our prayers that are more often letting off steam and demanding things we want. Please align our hearts to yours so that even as Jesus prayed with tears, we too might have His compassion, not hardness of heart toward those in need of the Saviour. For His Name’s sake. Amen.
Editor’s Note: Content taken from the article, A Prayer for a Gracious and Compassionate God, written by Frank Sellar and excerpted from Anywhere but Nineveh. You can read that piece in full here. All rights reserved.
Daily prayer for January 28. When we give our lives to Christ, we receive grace of God and we are expected to grow in the grace as a Christians.
Bible Verse for Today
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen” (2 Peter 3:18).
It is our responsibility to grow in spirituality. We shouldn’t depend on a pastor, the church service we attend but it should be our personal duty. Jesus has given us the power to grow in grace and in knowledge. In the quest for growing in grace, we must continually obey God’s instructions and His commandments. There is great grace in the covenant and if you don’t take the grace for granted, you will enjoy every provision accessible in it. The moment the grace of God leaves a person, it is disgrace that takes over. This can be confirmed in the life of King Saul.
You are a Christian, you are carrying the grace of God, don’t play with sin because Satan is looking for every opportunity to catch a careless Christians. We need to be on guard always and be growing in the grace of God so as to give no ground to Satan and his agents. Know that you are not better than others because you were chosen, it’s just the grace of God on you. Now that you are saved, keep growing in grace.
Grace of God Prayer for Today
My life is an expression of grace of God with glory, perfection, beauty, and righteousness. I shall continue to grow in grace, I will not be brought down. The grace of God over my life shall never be a waste.
I receive the grace to do exploits, I receive the grace to achieve, I receive the grace to excel, and I receive the grace to remain in the path of righteousness. Lord, nurture me and let me grow spiritually, and in grace. When your grace leaves a person, shame follows, Lord your grace shall not depart from my life and shame will never set into my life. The grace of God will be sufficient for me. Amen.
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