1 Thessalonians 5:9-11 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing. (NKJV)
A prayer of thanks, comfort and joy:
O Great God of Comfort,
Overflowing rivers of Your love flood my life.
You have made me something when I was nothing.
You called me to Yourself when I was far off from You.
You have brought me out of my ignorance into the blessed knowledge of Your Son;
out of the darkness and into the Light; out of death and into Life; out of hopelessness into peace.
You have replaced my foolish thoughts with Godly wisdom;
You have corrected my error with Truth; You have freed me from the bondage of sin.
Thank you Lord for the most high and holy calling of being Your child.
Thank You for Your continual care and constant protection.
Thank you for the comfort of Your Word.
Thank You for the blessings of Your church, for the guidance and teaching of the Holy Spirit.
Thank You for the fellowship, love and friendship of other Believers;
for the heritage of faithful Christians and their example that draws us closer to You and gives us strength to press on.
Allow me to see that everything You give is for the purpose of fulfilling Your will in my life
and will help me to grow in grace and prepare me to meet You face to face some day.
Your gift of faith allows me to have an eternal perspective
and my salvation is Your pledge of eternal life because I belong to Your Son, Jesus.
Help me to draw near to You knowing that You are always faithful to draw near to me.
I ask You in faith, believing it to be already done.
I entrust my entire life to You because You are my Redeemer.
I bless You, adore You, worship You and praise You… the Eternal God in Heaven.
Thank You for the comfort of these thoughts and the joy that comes from the hope You have given. Amen.
Contemplation: What all has God done for you? How are you different since you met Jesus? Did you do any of it? What comfort and joy do you get from thinking about it? Do you share it with others?
Application: This prayer follows the flow of thought from an old Christian prayer. Hardly a sentence is not based on a specific Scripture. Spend time finding those Scriptures. Meditate on them and this will become a personal prayer just for you.
- What is the most obvious Bible truth you have learned today?
- What change in your life needs to be made concerning this truth?
- What specific thing will you do today to begin that change?