Prayer For Breaking Fast
How priceless is Your unfailing love.
You have fearfully and wonderfully created us. You have ordained all our days and written them in your book before we were born. All your thoughts towards us are precious.
We praise You because we are Your handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, ones You have prepared in advance for us to do.
We come before You today to humble ourselves before You, submitting to Your will for our lives. Because of You, Father, surely goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives.
Let us be devoted to living out Your will on earth, to be more concerned with storing up treasures in Heaven than on earth.
Lead us, Lord, in the way we should go. Direct our steps and fulfill Your plans for our lives. Let our feet run swiftly to follow after You.
In Jesus name,
You are a righteous, holy, and just God, awesome and blameless in all your ways.
Lead us in the way of Your righteousness. Help us, Lord, to walk in Your obedience so that we may live and flourish and extend our days.
Father, strengthen us to fix our eyes on Jesus. Let Your word equip us to follow His example in resisting temptation.
Deliver us, Father, from the schemes of the evil one, for You know how to rescue Your godly ones. Help us to take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
We praise You that with every temptation, You are faithful to give us a way to escape it.
All praise, honor, and glory belong to You, our immortal, invisible, only true and living God.
You are the revealer of all mysteries and the source of all wisdom and knowledge. In You are all the secrets of the universe, yet You grant us to know the mysteries of Your kingdom. You reveal the deep things of the darkness and bring utter darkness into light.
Thank You for hearing us when we pray and for giving us understanding when we ask You. For sending Your word to us and entrusting us with Your truth.
We praise you for revealing the true knowledge of God's mystery, Christ Himself, in whom are hidden are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Like You responded to Daniel, Lord, send Your word to give us understanding.
Father, thank you for all the marvellous things you have done today.
Thank you for your love that you have revealed to us,
And for the love that we share together as your body.
We pray for all the words that you have sown into our hearts this day.
Watch over them, protect them.
May they take root and produce wonderful things,
Things of beauty and great blessings to many.
And as we leave this place now, thank you that you walk with us.
May we be alert to your promptings
And live in your endless love.
For yours is the kingdom, the power and glory
In this age and forevermore.
Thank you for the harvest, that you give us our daily bread.
Thank you for the smallest seed which can grow to feed us.
Thank you for creating so many tastes and textures,
colours and aromas.
We wonder at these miracles and give thanks for all these gifts.
Awaken my soul, I thirst for you and long to know you more.
Sharpen my prayers, I wait on you and trust in your great love.
Enlighten my mind with your great promise, I lift your name on high.
Bless this meal, I give you thanks for this nourishment in my life.
I enter this sanctuary of fasting. I fall at the foot of the cross. I lean on the truths of the bible. I burrow in deep to your love. I wait in the stillness for vision. I feel the love of your heart beat. I rest here and lay out my life Lord. I give you this moment to speak. I listen intently to sounds all around me. I breathe and give thanks for my life. I hear in the distance the sounds of the birds. I choose to let their song seep deep down inside. I see the great beauty of sunlight. I watch as it dances and fades. I trust in the light that you bring to my soul. I bask in your goodness, I soak in your ways. I remember the journey we've travelled. I feel Jesus close at my side. I hold out my hand, and just let you lead. I'm so blessed to be here, with you as my guide. I'm waiting, I'm hoping, I'm watching. I'm listening, for your gentle hand on my life. I'm here with my heart open wide.
Thank you for pouring new refreshment, peace and passion into my heart as I have fasted. Please help me to keep hold of this new treasure in my heart, as I return to my normal patterns of eating and drinking. Please remind me each day to take real breaks from the normality of life and the comfort of food, so that I might feast on your love and truth again. Thank you for the food and drink that I will enjoy now. This day I celebrate your eternal goodness to me. Amen.