A Prayer Prompted by John 16

Heavenly Father,

We thank you that Jesus has come not only to save us but to overcome our enemy the devil. Thank you that we can have confidence that you are at work and have won the battle, even when we face various trials. Help us to remain strong in our faith and to never fall away as so many others have done.

We thank you for the work of the Holy Spirit within us and for the way he inspired the human authors of your word. We now ask you to help us fill our hearts and minds with the Bible and stay focused upon it, that we might continuously experience your peace.

And we pray this in Jesus’ name,

Amen

A Prayer Prompted by John 15

Dear Lord Jesus,

We submit ourselves to you as our Savior, our Redeemer and our Lord. As the branches need the vine, we understand that our spiritual life depends completely on you.  Without you we can do nothing.

We ask you to produce fruit in our lives by means of the Holy Spirit who indwells us. Let that fruit transform our personalities so that we become more and more like you.

Help us to be strong and faithful witnesses for you in the face of the world’s hatred. And let us experience your joy regardless of what we face here on earth.

In your name we pray,

Amen

A Prayer Prompted by John 14

Dear Heavenly Father,

You sent your Son Jesus to us so that we would have a clear path to be reconciled to you. We thank for giving him to us as the way, the truth and the life.

We pray that you would empower us with your Spirit and help us to walk in obedience to your word. We ask your help in fully receiving your peace, so that we would not let our hearts be troubled.

And we pray all of these things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that this is what he would pray for if he was here with us.

Amen.

A Prayer Prompted by John 11

Our Father in heaven,

You have your own perfect plans for us.  You know exactly how best to form us and shape us, how to mold our character and bend our will. Help us to trust you as you do your perfect work.

Cause us to always keep looking toward Jesus as the perfect example of humanity. He perfectly understands us in all of our trials and our weaknesses because he live through such things himself.

We receive him also as the perfect Savior, who died for us, rose again, and is the source of eternal life for all of us who believe.

With Martha we can respond to Jesus by saying, “Yes, Lord; we believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who has come into the world.”

Amen.