Thanksgiving and Prayer

Daily Prayer – 22 June


Thanks in All Circumstances

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


Heavenly Father, Thank you for Your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for Your goodness and for Your blessings over us. Thank you that You are able to bring hope through even the toughest of times, strengthening us for Your purposes. I thanks for Your great love and care. Your mercy and grace are boundless. You are always with us and will never leave us.

Your incredible sacrifice is so significant that we have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don’t thank you enough, for who You are, for all that You do, for all that You’ve given. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on You afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with Your peace and joy. We love You and we need You, this day and every day. We give You praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus Name, Amen.


I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness;

I will sing the name of the Lord Most High.

Psalm 7:17


Daily Prayer – 20 June

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Daily Prayer – 21 June

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Daily Prayer – 19 June

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Knowing and Believing


In the last post about our Identity in Christ, we left of with the question “Who am I?” This question reminds me of a song by Casting Crowns – Who Am I

View the previous post here : What God says, goes!

For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3

For all of us, this is a question we ask ourselves many times in our lives. Throughout life, as we experience new things and matures we ask – yet again  Who am I? What have I allowed to drown out God’s voice for me?

We have and will always have our living God, His Living Word and the Holy Spirit. We know who we are in Christ because God has told us already. God alone has the final say on who we are – your social media feed, your successes or failures, your parents, your boss, your friends, your worst enemies and even ourselves have no say over who we truly are. By following Jesus, we know that God has determined our identity and shaped us how He wants us. His Word counts!!

We have to know. we have to believe, what God says, if we truly want to live out the life God has purposed for us – a life of righteousness, holiness, beauty and for His glory – To know is the start, to believe it will determine the direction for our lives. Our words, thoughts and actions begin to manifest and reflect the beauty of our identity, straight from Scripture and the heart of God, only once these truths take hold in our hearts and minds to the point that we believe them.

Follow the Scriptures below and note down a verse that really speaks to you about your true identity. Ask God to enlighten the eyes of your heart to see, know, and believe!

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20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

Thanksgiving and Prayer

1For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people Ephesians 1:15-18

Living as Those Made Alive in Christ

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3

May we believe the truth about who we are as outlined by God alone and believe what He victoriously declares about who we are in Jesus.


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