Thanks and Praise to God for What the Names of Jesus Represent

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come in the Name of your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to thank You for describing Jesus’ attributes by the Names that He is called in the Bible. All of the Names represent who He is and what He is doing. One of the most critical Names that I am grateful for is what His resurrection means and that He has power over death. Jesus said in John 11:25b, “‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.‘”

Another Name that is a blessing for believers is where You, Jesus, describe yourself as a Vine. You make it clear that without a good relationship with You, we accomplish nothing. We have to be completely dependent on You for spiritual life. John 15:5I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” Thank you for this Name used for Jesus that is simple and easy to relate to.

You also call Yourself “the Bread of Life.” Just as I eat bread to take care of my physical hunger, You invite me to have a daily walk with You to sustain my spiritual life. John 6:35And Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.’

It is a blessing as I walk through this dark world, that just as in the Old Testament when the pillar of fire represented God’s presence, protection, and guidance, You (Jesus) represent these same attributes for me today. John 8:12Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.

Thank you for the powerful messages represented in these Names, as well as many others in the Bible. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

P.S. These prayers will only work if you have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. If you need help understanding God’s plan of salvation for you (the way to heaven), go to this page on our site: https://timewithourcreator.com/2016/06/02/salvation/

Prayer About Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life (Based on John 14:6)

Author: Ali, Contributor: Elton Streyle and Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

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Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ powerful Name to thank You for His sacrifice on the cross for me. Thank you that He rose again on the third day and washed me clean from my sin, freeing me from being enslaved to it. Romans 6:6-7 Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin.

You promise in John 8:32 that You will allow me to know and understand Your truth. “‘And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. You make Your truth clear in Your Word, the Bible, especially the truth of salvation in Christ alone through faith alone. John 14:6Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’

Through Your Son, You have bridged the gap between my sin and Your holiness. Ephesians 2:13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” This grace is not limited to select groups of people, but is available as a free gift to all who accept it. Direct me to never lose sight of Jesus as the way, the truth, the life, and reassurance of my salvation. Thank you that all who have not accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior can do so freely. Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

P.S. If you need help understanding God’s plan of salvation for you (the way to Heaven), go to this page on our site: https://timewithourcreator.com/2016/06/02/salvation/

Prayer About God Filling Our Emptiness

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of my Lord Jesus Christ to thank You for how You fill me with spiritual blessings. Romans 15:13Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Even from the beginning of creation, You filled the earth with all that we have. Thank you for the ultimate filling You provide for all who accept Jesus Christ for salvation. John 1:16-17And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

It is a blessing to see in the New Testament that Jesus’ attitude was to fill people with good deeds. When Peter was not catching any fish, You told him what to do and he caught many. Luke 5:6And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.” When food was needed at the Passover feast, Jesus took care of that need too. Matthew 15:36And He [Jesus] took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude.

Since Jesus is still in the business of filling emptiness with Himself, direct me to be open to all that He has for me. It is a great blessing to be filled with Your Word, Spirit, truth, and the ways of Jesus’ very life. Open my ears to hear You clearly as You guide me in all my decisions. Show me how to always put You first and do away with the activities that weaken my relationship with You.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Prayer About Jesus Christ, the Victor Over Satan

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

All powerful Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for the sacrifice Your Son made on the cross on my behalf. This allowed me to be washed by His blood and gives me an opportunity to be in Your presence and to share in the victory of Jesus Christ over Satan.

Colossians 1:12-14Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

Living in this chaotic world with evil and sin all around, it is a great privilege to know that there is nothing that can conquer You, and that Jesus has overcome the world.

Jesus, because of my born again relationship with You, ​and Your gift of the Holy Spirit dwelling within me, I can rely on Your promise in 1 John 4:4. “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in You is greater than he [Satan] who is in the world.

Direct me to constantly open my eyes to see that Your gift of salvation changes everything for me. You have given me purpose, power, and protection through Your work on the cross. Have this truth filter into every part of my life. You are my hope and light. Since Your victory over Satan is the greatest news the earth has ever heard, give me the courage and wisdom to share that news to those around me who are still lost and need You.

In Jesus’ Name, thank you for Your Word, the Bible, that explains all of this good news. Amen.

Prayer About Living in Anticipation of Jesus Christ’s Return

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Merciful Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for all the information in Your Word, the Bible, about Jesus’ return to earth. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”

I wait with eager anticipation for that day when You make everything perfect and deliver me from the work of the evil one. What a beautiful day that will be, to see Jesus face to face and be swept into His loving arms.

Direct me to be watchful and ready at all times for His return, because no one knows the day or the time. Matthew 24:36 Jesus said, “but of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

While waiting for Jesus to arrive, direct me to have my lamps burning and serve You. Give me the strength and wisdom to make this time before Jesus returns effective for Your kingdom. I know You want me to do what I can to invite as many people as possible into the family of God by having them accept Jesus Christ into their life. 1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

Thank You for the great comfort found in the knowledge of Jesus’ second coming. To You God, be the glory for what You have done, are doing, and will do. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Prayer on Living in Unity With Others Through Jesus Christ


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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, I thank You for creating me to function best by living in community with others. Direct me how to best accomplish living in oneness in a world that is filled with disunity. I appreciate the apostle Paul’s advice in 1 Corinthians 1:10.Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

It is a privilege to have You put people around me and into my life to shape, mold, test, and encourage me. I appreciate that with the direction of the Holy Spirit, I am able to participate in the wonderful gift of Godly community. Lead me to ask for forgiveness when I complain about the minor inconveniences or things I don’t like about others. Direct me to constantly be willing to practice Colossians 3:13-14a. “Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love.

I know that I can’t achieve the types of relationships You describe in Your Word without Your love and guidance. Give me the strength and perseverance to build strong relationships of unity, and not division. I want to receive what David describes in Psalm 133:1. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

In Jesus’ wonderful Name, Amen.

Prayer About Jesus as My Watchful Shepherd

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name I thank You for Jesus giving His life for my salvation and being my Good Shepherd. In John 10:11, Jesus said: “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

It is a great blessing to know that after accepting Jesus Christ as my Savior, I belong to You now and for eternity. I have access to all the benefits for living the life that You have laid out in Your Word (Bible).

You also want to watch over me with love and protection just as a shepherd does for his sheep. As a child of Yours, direct me to be able to clearly listen to Your voice just as sheep listen to the voice of their shepherd. John 10:27My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

I am thankful that just like a shepherd supplies all of the needs of his sheep, You promise to supply all my needs according to the plan You have laid out for me in the present and the future. Philippians 4:19And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

It is such a peaceful thought to know that when this life is over and finished with all its sickness, pain, and suffering that I will be dwelling in Your house (Heaven) for eternity. There is no greater joy on this earth to think about than Psalm 23:6bAnd I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

To You be the Glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

Prayer of Thanks for the Amazing Things God Does for Believers in Jesus

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Lord, I come to You through the Name of Jesus to thank You for the extraordinary things that You have done in my life and the lives of many others who believe in You. You bless all those who follow You as expressed in Psalm 103:2-5. “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Despite my many failures, You continually pull me out of the pit of sin and set me back on the path of righteousness. You ​remove evil from me and put before me the righteousness of Your heart. Thank you for not repaying me for the sins I have committed.

Psalm 103:10 “He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities.” It is such a blessing to live with Your promise described in Psalm 103:8. “The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy.” I ask You to direct me to more fully understand that You have supreme, unlimited power over the entire universe.

No matter how difficult life’s journey may be, show me how to rest and trust in all of the ​truths You provide in Your Word, the Bible. Thank you that I am a child of Yours and for covering me with showers of blessing. To You be all glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Jesus, the Prince of Peace

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Lord, I come to You through Your Son’s Name to thank You for the endless peace and grace You give. Even many years before Jesus was born, it was prophesied that He would be the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6For unto us a Child is born, unto to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” It is because of Your Son Jesus dying on the cross and His resurrection for our sins and failures that we have the privilege of having peace with You. Romans 5:1Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Thank you that because of my personal relationship with Jesus, I can truly enjoy the peace of God dwelling in me. John 14:27Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

It is Your peace within me that allows me to have peace in situations and with people around me. Mark 9:50bHave peace one with another.” It is such a blessing to have You bring clarity to my confusion, hope to my suffering, and peace to my turmoil. I know that these verses and others allow me to rest secure in You as my source of comfort and peace. I rest in Your promise in Psalm 4:8. “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

Thank you for the privilege of coming to You in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

God’s Gift to Mankind

We have had many new followers since the start of our blog. Therefore, we are posting the plan of salvation again. The prayer of salvation is the first step required to having God hear all other prayers.

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Welcome to the “Salvation” page. The decision you make about the following information is the most important decision you will ever make in your life.

The Bible tells us:

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

Fortunately for us, God has provided the answer to our sin:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”‘ John 14:6

By sending His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross, God has provided a way for us to have a relationship with Him. A relationship with God is our only way off the path of destruction and onto the path of righteousness that leads to Heaven. This relationship allows us to have the joy of the Lord in our hearts in this life “…for the joy of the LORD is your strength” Nehemiah 8:10.

In order to receive God’s grace, You must do what He instructs in Acts 16:31 “So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved…”

If you desire to become a child of God, pray a prayer similar to this one with faith in the truth of what God’s Word teaches about salvation:

Lord Jesus, I invite You to come into my heart. I recognize that I am a sinner, incapable of saving myself. I believe that You died on the cross for my sins and rose again. I choose now to follow and obey You as the Lord of my life and to turn away from my sin. I place my trust in You as my only Savior and my only way to salvation and I ask You to forgive me of my sins. Thank you, Jesus, for coming into my life and making me new. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” John 1:12

“He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.” 1 John 5:12-13

According to God’s Word, you are now a Christian and a believer. To grow as God’s child, start by reading the Bible (begin with the book of John). Develop your personal prayer life and seek out fellowship with other believers in a Bible-teaching church.

May the Lord bless you as you go forward in your walk with Him.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”  2 Corinthians 5:17

If you have made the decision to accept Christ after reading this page, please let us know in the comments section below!

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