The theme for this week’s prayers is – thankfulness; the prayers are written by Nina Brazier.
November 1 – Psalm 9:1, ‘I will give thanks to You, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonderful deeds.’
You have instructed us to have thankful hearts, mouths that sing Your praises. We have so much to be thankful for each and every day – in Jesus, the assurance of everlasting life; the assurance that Your Way is greater than any path we could design for ourselves, the assurance that You are one step ahead of us and there to catch us when we stumble.
Thank You, Lord, for Your immeasurable love, for the stability You bring to our lives, and for Your peace and grace which You provide to us each day. Thank You for this precious day – that we will treasure it and not take it for granted. Whatever today brings our way we will deal with it with thankful hearts. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
November 2 – When the peace of Christ rules in our hearts, thankfulness overflows. Even in the darkest of times, we can praise God for His love, sovereignty, and His promise to be near us when we call (Psalm 145:18, ‘The Lord is close to all who call on Him, yes, to all who call on Him in truth.’).
Lord, in times of trial, when we cannot see a way through, we are thankful that You are in the eye of every storm, that You are with us and cheering us on. Thank You that You know how this season ends, how we will survive, and You will not allow us to drown in sorrow nor despair.
Thank You for Your peace, Your word says it will overflow within us. Lord, I pray that Your peace coupled with an attitude of thankfulness on our part will be evident in and through us – and spread to those we come into contact with, that they will see it, feel it and receive it. That You will move in the situations we pray into, and guide us how to pray effectively with thankful hearts.
Lord Jesus, You move with mercy, grace and love in desperate situations, be with those in pain today we pray. Turn their sorrow into thankfulness. Amen
November 3 – Thank You for the gifts You have given to each of us. Help us to acknowledge them, develop and nurture them, and walk in confidence to share them for Your kingdom’s cause.
Talents to serve, to intercede, to pray, to evangelise and build Your kingdom. All these things You have placed within Your church, praise God and so much more. Reveal to Your people all that You have called them to be, challenge us to do more for You, Lord Jesus.
Thank You for those who actively serve within our church, who turn up day in day out no matter what they have going on in their lives – to not let You down. Thank You for the people who serve without people knowing, who take care of the roles nobody sees but are so essential, bless these people. Amen
November 4 – Matthew 6:28-33, ‘And why do You worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.’
We thank You today for Your great provision – You are the provider of all our needs, physical and spiritual. We don’t go without because You know the importance of our essential needs and provide always.
Thank You for the things You bring us in abundance, that we can enjoy and join in fellowship to share. We pray that You will reveal to us the needs of our brothers and sisters, other people around us, that You will give us a heart for sharing what we have in abundance to those in need. Let us see the world as You see it, and ache for the people that Your heart does – enough to take action. In Jesus’ name. Amen
November 5 – Thank You, Lord, for our families, our friends and the love that they bring.
We pray for Your protection upon godly friendships – that they will continue to be built within the church, and be the basis for taking us further in our knowledge and experience of You. That friendships will flourish to be a support system, a moral compass and source of great fellowship.
Thank You for the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews that You have entrusted to us. Let us be a grounded guide to these children as they grow and learn more of Jesus. We pray that You will help us to be a great example to them, and teach them wisely.
Father, we pray for our unsaved loved ones. That You would use us as vessels to share Your love in Christ, that You would reveal Jesus to them and bring them to salvation in Him. Bless the ministry of the church as we reach out online and in person.
We are thankful for the joy that family and friends bring into our lives. In Jesus’ name. Amen
November 6 – Thank You for this nation, a sanctuary to many. Despite its failures it has so many positives. It is a place where people can come to be helped, for safety and stability.
A place where education and healthcare are open and available to all. We thank You that we live in a place where these basic needs are catered for and we don’t take that for granted
We pray for our government, that You will guide and challenge them. That You will ensure godly men and women take on leadership roles or are in positions to set legislation and make key decisions.
We pray for those marginalised in our society, those who are struggling to heat their homes and feed their families this winter following a difficult two years – that they will receive the help so desperately needed. Be with these people we pray, and guide us in how to help. In Jesus’ name. Amen
November 7 – Thank You Jesus for Your church and what it cost You to bring us to salvation. For the sacrifice You made to set us free. We are thankful for this each day; because of You and Your finished work on the Cross – we will live eternally.
Help Telford Elim to share this with others, in person and online, to see more people saved and living in Your freedom. Amen