Praying For God’s Grace Part 1


Short Exhortation About God’s Grace

Grace is unmerited and it is defined as God’s riches at Christ’s expense.  For years after the fall of man, man has been trying to reconnect back to God. Thank God for sending Jesus who eventually reconnected us back to God. Our God is a gracious and merciful God. Despite the sin of Adam in the garden of Eden, when he saw that Adam and Eve wrapped themselves up with leaves, He had to kill an animal to clothe them with the skin of the animal. Genesis 3:21 says, “The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.” When Cain sinned by killing his brother, Abel, God was merciful enough not to kill him instantly. Even when God pronounced His judgement on Cain, God still put a mark on Cain so that no one who saw him would kill him (Genesis 4:15). 

Grace overlooked the sins of Abraham on occasions when he did not tell the full truth to king Abimelek and king Pharaoh about  Sarah being his wife. Abraham is still described in the bible as the father of faith ( Genesis 12:10-20 & Genesis 20:2). Grace overlooked the sins of Moses and turned a murderer to a great prophet. Grace saved Rahab the harlot and made her a great matriarch of Jesus’ Christ. Grace also worked for David, an adulterer and a murderer, and made him a man after God’s heart. How can Jesus Christ be described as the Lion of the tribe of Judah if not for grace? Judah was a man who slept with his son’s wife thinking she was a prostitute and Jesus still decided to come through that lineage (Revelation 5:5). 

Today, we have all been saved by grace and not by works so that no man would boast (Ephesians 2:8-9). I can imagine the amount of money we would have had to spend on animals to sacrifice and atone for our sins if not for the grace of God. Apart from the fact that it is time consuming and costly, the blood of animals do not have the capacity to atone for sins. Jesus Christ in His infinite mercy shed His blood on the cross of Calvary. Today, we all have access to the throne of grace (Hebrews 10:8-10). 

Grace is a teacher and it has the capacity to teach us to say no to ungodliness and the worldly passions. Titus 2:11-12 says, “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age” Today, we will be praying for God’s grace for the race that is ahead of us. 

Bible References:

Hebrews 10:8-10; Timothy 1:9; 2 Corinthians 9:8; John 1:16; Titus 2:11-12; 2 Corinthians 12:8-9; Romans 3:20-24; Revelation 5:5; Genesis 3:21; Genesis 4:15; Genesis 12:10-20; Genesis 20:2; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:14

Prayer Points:

1. Father, we thank you for your grace that saves us from our sins. Thank you Jesus for you have made us holy through the sacrifice of your body once and for all. We no longer have to bring sacrifices, burnt offering and sin offerings because of your grace. Thank you Jesus for saving us. 

Hebrews 10:8-10

“First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all”

2. Lord, we thank you for saving us even before the beginning of time. We pray for many who are still in the world who are yet to accept this grace that you will speak to their hearts today and bring them back to your fold in Jesus’ name

2 Timothy 1:9

“He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time”

3. Father, I pray that by your grace you will bless me abundantly so that i can have all that I need at all times and so that I can abound in every good work in Jesus’ name

2 Corinthians 9:8

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

4. Lord, we pray that out of your fullness, we will receive  more grace in place of grace already given in Jesus’ name

John 1:16

“Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.”

5. God, we know that the grace of God that offers salvation has appeared to all people, so we pray that through this assignment that you have committed into our hands, all men shall be saved in Jesus’ name. We also pray that through your grace, we will receive the power to say no to ungodliness and worldly passions in Jesus’ name. We receive the grace to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age in Jesus’ name

Titus 2:11-12

“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age”

6. Lord, we pray that just like your grace was sufficient for Apostle Paul, your grace will also be sufficient for us in Jesus’ name. Father, we pray that your power will be made perfect in our weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest on us in Jesus’ name

2 Corinthians 12:8-9

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

7. Father, we pray that as many as are still going about today with the guilt of sins, let them see your grace in Jesus’ name. Open the eyes of sinners to see that they can not be declared righteous by works but only by grace. We pray that all we have faith in Jesus Christ and be declared righteous by His finished work of redemption on the cross of Calvary. 

Romans 3:20-24

“Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”

8. Lord, we pray that we will continually see your glory in our lives in Jesus’ name. Let your glory be seen throughout the whole world in Jesus’ name and open the people’s eyes to see your grace and truth.

John 1:14

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

9. Lord, we pray that your grace that turned Paul, a persecutor to a great preacher, will appear to all who are opposed to the advancement of the gospel all over the world in Jesus’ name. Let all those who are persecuting Christians all over the world be saved by your grace in Jesus’ name

Roman 1:1-5

“Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith for his name’s sake.”

10. Father, we pray that we will be full of grace and power like Stephen and we will perform great wonders and signs among the people in Jesus’ name. We also pray that many will be led to Christ through us in the name of Jesus.

Acts 6:8

“Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people.”

11. Lord, we pray that you will give enough grace to every member of BKCC for the task and the work that is ahead of us .in Jesus’ name Apportion great grace to everyone of us in Jesus’ name

Ephesians 4:7

“But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”

12. Father, we pray that we will not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings that abound all over the world today. Instead, we pray that we will be strengthened by grace in Jesus’ name

Hebrews 13:9

“Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods, which is of no benefit to those who do so.”

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