What better way to celebrate Jesus’ victory but to pray.
It’s Good Friday, and I just wanted and felt that we would just take a break from our journey with Isaac that we’ve been on over this past month. Going to take a short response, might just pull into the pit stop for a few days over this Easter weekend. And, yeah, we’ll resume our journey next week. But I won’t be recording over the weekend or on Monday. But I wanted to kind of just wrap up the week and felt as though one of the best things I could do, or certainly one that I believe would be a blessing and refresh your soul, is to just spend some time in prayer.
So I’m going to just really pray over you today, pray into all that God is doing in your heart. And, yeah, pretty much that’s it. I can’t think of any better way to kind of take a hold of the victory that Jesus amazing, wonderful, saviour one on the cross, then to harness all of that wonder, that love, that authority, and that Grace that has been opened up to us through the cross, through his burial, through his resurrection, that we now, as men and women of God, are able to lift up Holy hands in prayer and offer our supplication and offer our heart to Him afresh. So let me just begin by praying. Why do we need so much preamble?
Lord Jesus, Father God, Holy Spirit, we come to you today. We worship you. We honour you. You truly are magnificent in every way, Lord. We come with Thanksgiving.
We come into your courts with Thanksgiving. We come into Your courts with praise today to honour you and to worship you. Thank you, Lord, for the cross. Thank you for the blood of Jesus that has cleansed our hearts, set us free, and set us on a path, Lord, that will go on beyond this life and into eternity. I thank you, God, that that pathway that you’re choosing led us through death on the cross, that our old man, our old life is gone.
Old things have passed away. And behold, all things have been made new. Thank you, God, that we stand in the new creation today, that You’ve given us access, Lord, to Your presence, that we can come boldly before Your throne and lift up our hearts and lift up our hands in our time of need and find help from Your hand. Find love and Grace in Your presence. Lord, I pray for my brother or sister who’s listening right now.
I thank you, God, for the work that you’ve been doing in them this year, in these weeks and in these months proceeding. I thank you, God, for the intimate, close Communion that they have with you and with your Holy Spirit. I pray, God that their ear would be sensitive to your voice. I pray, God, that they would know your goodness and sense your presence even now as they’re listening. Lord, I just worship and honour you.
I thank you, God, that you dwell in the praises of your people. That you are enthroned in the praises of your people. And truly, God, today we do worship you. Truly we do respect you. We lift up our hearts to you and bow our knees to you, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, majestic living God, we acknowledge you and we declare your son.
We declare his blood. We declare the blood and the Grace and the goodness of God that was released through the cross into our lives. That, Lord, at the cross our sin was eradicated. Our lives were changed forever. I thank you, God that in baptism we were buried with him and we, Lord, that old life is buried forever.
Gone under the ocean. Oh Lord, just as Noah’s Ark carried them into a new world so you have carried us through baptism into a new world and into a new life. And I just pray, father, as we burst forth from the waters as we come out of that grave that there would be explosive creative life flowing from our hearts. Thank you, Jesus that you ascended that you sent the Holy spirit to dwell with us and to be in us and that from our hearts flow Rivers of living water. Lord, I just thank you today for the mighty awesome gracious Holy spirit whom you have sent father, above all other things we want to say we love you.
We want to say we worship you. We worship you. We worship you. We bless magnify and adore you, God on this good Friday on this day where we remember as we do every day the goodness and the Grace and the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus. Lord, we worship you.
I pray, father, that this weekend that this day would be a day in which we encounter your presence Lord, we know that your book and the lives of those who followed you were full of suddenlies and I pray your God that today would be a suddenly for us that you would suddenly come and we would know your goodness and we’ll you would sense your presence I bless my brother I bless my sister today in Jesus name.