Lord Jesus, you have commanded us and given us grace to love one another as you loved us. As we do this, we will abide in You, and You in us. Otherwise we cannot bear fruit. Apart from you we can do nothing. You have made a way for us. You have poured out your love in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, and we can remain in your love. We thank You that through You we will bear much fruit. (Romans 5:5; John 15:4,5)
Lord, we pray for all those not abiding in You. We pray that they will repent, and not be thrown away as worthless branches. We pray that those in the church will never dry up. We pray they will never be cast into the fire and burned (John 15:6).
Lord, help us to remain in you, and give us spiritual hunger that Your living words remain in our hearts. We thank you for working this, and we thank you that whatever we desire we will ask, and it shall be done for us (John 15:7).
Lord, keep us in your love, which is as great as the love between You and the Father (John 15:9).
Lord, work in us to will and to do your will, which is to walk in love and obey your Word, so that we can abide in your love and be your friends. (John 15:10,14)
Lord, thank you that as we do this, your joy will remain in us, and our joy shall be full (John 15:11).
Lord, teach us to love others with the love of the Father and so abide in you (John 15:12).
Lord, teach us to live as you lived, so that our way of living is as yours (1 John 2:6).
Lord, teach us to love our brothers. Help us to abide in the light, so that we are never a cause for anyone to stumble (1 John 2:10).
Lord, remind us always of the Word of salvation which we heard from the beginning, that it may abide in us, so that we will abide in you and in the Father (1 John 2:24).
Lord, may your Truth remain in us and with us forever (2 John 2).
Lord, thank you that your anointing abides in us. Help us to learn and apply all that the anointing teaches us (1 John 2:27)
Thank you Lord that you came to take away sins, and in You there is no sin. Thank you that as we abide in you we sin not (1 John 3:5-6).
Teach us always to abide in you Lord, so that we will have confidence, and not be ashamed before you at your coming (1 John 2:28).
Confessions of Thanksgiving and Faith
We thank you Lord that we keep Your commandments and so we abide in You, and You in us, because You have given us of Your Spirit. (1 John 4:13)
We thank you that we confess that You are the Son of God, God abides in us, and we in God. (1 John 4:15)
We thank You Jesus that God is love, and since we abide in love, we abide in God, and God in us. (1 John 4:16)
We thank You Father that we are in Him who is true, Jesus Christ. (1 John 5:20)