A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Jesus Christ (our Passover Lamb)
Hebrews 1:1-12, Hebrews 9:11-28
Reflections of the Heart:
“Jesus (our Passover Lamb) has borne our grief and carried our sorrow. He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and it is with His stripes that we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4-5
Heavenly Father, we praise You, the Lord of hosts. Lord, You are good and Your mercy endures forever. You are the Lord, our Righteousness. We are grateful to You! We thank You that all who choose eternal lifeare included in Your Church Family. We adore You as Abba Father, with all our hearts. Thank You for being such a loving God. Thank You for being our God and making us Your people. Thank You for being mindful of us and sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Deliverer and Liberator.
Jesus, You made us right in God’s sight through Your obedience to His plan of Your death on the cross, resurrection and ascension into heaven. We have the peace of God because of our faith in You. Lord Jesus, You have brought us into a plan of undeserved privilege and position with God, and we confidently and joyfully believe to see God’s glory. HALLEL YAH! When we were utterly helpless in our sin nature, You came to earth at just the right time and died for us sinners. Most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who he thought did especially good deeds. But, God showed His great love for us by sending You to die for us while we were still sinners. Since we have been made right in God’s sight by Your blood, we believers in You, Lord, are saved from God’s condemnation. Because of Your death, our friendship with God is restored. Today, we can rejoice in our wonderful relationship with God because You have made us God’s heirs. You became our sacrifice. You endured pain, shame, and humiliation to purchase our right-standing with God. Jesus, we love You. Because of You, we are God’s righteousness. Father God, Jesus and Your Word inspires us to be all that You have created us to be.
Who is Jesus Christ to you? What is your relationship like with Him?
Holy Spirit, inspire us to always remember that Jesus is our Godly Brother. Remind us to love and appreciate Him. Remind us to confess our love for You, Holy Spirit, and our Heavenly Father, God, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We yield to be led and guided in our daily confession to share as witnesses the goodness of Christ with our families, friends, co-workers and enemies. Most of all, Holy Spirit, remind us that we have a new nature in Christ. Remind us that our self-esteem, both spiritually and mentally, is centered solely in Jesus Christ.
Father, forgive us for not fully pursuing the knowledge of the sacrifice Christ made for our freedom. Forgive us for taking communion without remembering Jesus’ death on our behalf. Forgive us for our overt and covert acts of sin, including stubbornness, arrogance, selfishness, ungratefulness, pride and rebellion. Holy Spirit, inspire our Church Family members who have drifted back into old bondages and enslaved mentalities to know that God forgives those who come before Him out of a pure heart and ask for forgiveness. Father, 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 show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Father, help us to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.
Eternal God, You are mighty and strong. You are the One and Only Creator above all. You are Jehovah Jireh, our God who provides! King above all kings! Jesus, You are God’s Worthy Lamb, slain as God’s sacrifice for the sin of the world. You have all authority, power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory and blessing in heaven and earth. Honor, glory and power belong to You, the One sitting at God’s right hand on the throne. You are the Lamb forever and ever. In Your mighty Name, Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 118:1, Exodus 6:7, Romans 5:19, Philippians 4:7, John 11:40, Romans 5:1-11, II Corinthians 5:21, II Peter 1:4, I Corinthians 11:23-29, Colossians 1:23, Hebrews 2:1, Galatians 4:4-5, II Corinthians 9:10, I Timothy 6:17, Revelation 5:12-13, Revelation 22:3-5
Today, I will trust God to: