Immanuel’s Salvation Prayer – Matthew 1
Heavenly Father, thank you for creating this place of prayer, this space of worship. At all times in your Holy Spirit, we may now pray because of Jesus. It’s not easy, there’s many distractions, and the dragon labors tirelessly to cause my soul to slowly drift away from time focused on your presence. Every hour, I need you Lord to keep me focused on you.
Thank you Immanuel, God With Us, for ransoming Israel, who was an enslaved captive. Mourning in lonely exile, Israel longed for the Son of God to appear. Immanuel, God With Us, you have come, you have appeared, you died to save us all, and you rose again, reborn in resurrection life, shining for every nation to see clearly and receive you by faith!
Father’s House > After being separated from him for three days, they finally found him in the temple, sitting among the Jewish teachers, listening to them and asking questions. All who heard Jesus speak were astounded at his intelligent understanding of all that was being discussed and at his wise answers to their questions. His parents were shocked to find him there, and Mary scolded him, saying, “Son, your father and I have searched for you everywhere! We have been worried sick over not finding you. Why would you do this to us?” Jesus said to them, “Why would you need to search for me? Didn’t you know that it was necessary for me to be here in my Father’s house, consumed with him?” Mary and Joseph didn’t fully understand what Jesus meant. Jesus went with them back home to Nazareth and was obedient to them. His mother treasured Jesus’ words deeply in her heart. As Jesus grew, so did his wisdom and maturity. The favor of men increased upon his life, for he was loved greatly by God. (Luke 2:46-52 TPT)
We want to be consumed by you Lord, caught up in your grace, gazing unceasingly at your face, which one day and then forever we will behold in all your glory and majesty. As Jesus was one with you, so now we are rejoined to you in Christ. Oh, how the world tempts us away from your love, corrupts the Truth, poisons the joy you freely give to all who remain in your love. Now, my Father’s house is the Holy Spirit in my heart, hallelujah!
Jesse’s Rod of Deliverance, you set us free from Satan’s tyranny, and out from the depths of Hell, you saved your people and gave us victory, triumphant over the grave. We rejoice, we rejoice, for Immanuel has come to Israel. We rejoice with gladness, praising your name with delight and adoration. We celebrate your advent, ascension, and promised return. As Jesus grew in wisdom and maturity, so will I. As Jesus received increasing favor as he aged, so will I. As Jesus was consumed by your presence Father, and overwhelmed by your love, so will I. As Jesus surrendered to your will Father, ready to go wherever you lead, fulfill whatever you request, speak whatever you say, so will I.
Immanuel’s Salvation > This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). (Matthew 1:18-23 NIV)
Jesus, you are the Savior of the World, the Son of God, the Living Word. You are my Bread of Life, the Awakening Power that rescued my soul, the Resurrection Life that guides my decisions, the Loyal Friend that stokes my hope into fresh fire when the embers almost burn out. Jesus, you are the Light of the Nations, the Only Hope of Every Generation, and the Wellspring of Abba’s Love. Thank you for leaving your glory in heaven to clothe yourself in flesh for us, to take on unimaginable pain so we can reign.
Day Spring and Dawn’s First Light, how your arrival gave our spirits cheer. You dispersed the gloomy clouds of night and put to flight death’s dark shadows. We rejoice, we rejoice, for Immanuel has come to Israel. We praise the Lord of Majesty for dwelling with us, filling us with the fruit and gifts of heaven, and teaching us how to return to our first love all the while surrounded by the lies of a thousand false gods. With fresh faith for a new day, we covenant again to praise your name, to seek your will, to rest in your healing embrace.
Shining Light > “Let us thank the Lord God of Israel. He has bought His people and made them free. He has raised up from the family of David One Who Saves people from the punishment of their sins. His anointed prophets told us this message long ago. God told us that we should be saved from those who hate us and from all those who work against us. He would show loving-kindness to our early fathers. He would remember His holy promise. God promised this salvation to our blessed father Abraham. He promised that we would be saved from those who hate us and that we would worship Him without being afraid. We can be holy and right with God all the days of our life. Because the heart of our God is full of loving-kindness for us, a light from heaven will shine on us. It will give light to those who live in darkness and are under the shadow of death. It will lead our feet in the way of peace.” (Luke 1:68-75, 78-79 NLV)
Father of Lights, you commissioned the Light of the World to push back darkness until only light remains. Your promises keep us steady through storms: that you are good, that your love never fails, that wherever the Holy Spirit is welcome, there is freedom, that everyone hidden in Christ is unbound by condemnation, that you will provide all we need, that Jesus will return soon, that our destiny is with you in Zion: our immortal home.
David’s Key, you have opened wide our heavenly home, you have closed the path leading to misery, made safe the way that leads to your majesty on high. We rejoice, we rejoice, for Immanuel has come to Israel. All the days of our lives, we will dwell in the presence of the Only One who is worthy to receive our love, worship, and allegiance.
Wonderful Counselor > A child has been born to us; God has given a son to us. He will be responsible for leading the people. His name will be Wonderful Counselor, Powerful God, Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace. Power and peace will be in his kingdom and will continue to grow forever. He will rule as king on David’s throne and over David’s kingdom. He will make it strong by ruling with justice and goodness from now on and forever. The Lord All-Powerful will faithfully fulfill all these prophesies perfectly because of his steadfast love for his covenant people. (Isaiah 9:6-7 NCV)
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, oh my soul! The King has come, salvation is here, freedom is real, and death has no claim on me. What greater anchor of hope exists than to know my destination beyond the aftermath of my death, to know whom will welcome my soul into eternity after my body lies silent in the grave, to know now in my dust-in-the-wind life that I am created to live forever, unceasing waves of ages beyond my comprehension, a life so far into the future that I cannot quantify this everlasting destiny?
Lord of Might, in ancient times on Sinai’s height to Israel’s tribes, you gave the Law in cloud and majesty and awe. We rejoice, we rejoice, for Immanuel has come to rescue Israel. Minister of the Sanctuary and True Tabernacle of heaven here on earth, help us to practice your presence every day. Please do not let us miss the revolutionary paradigm shifts of your completed covenant that Jesus described. You changed everything, making a way where there was no way for us to be filled to overflowing with your Holy Spirit.
We rejoice, we rejoice, for Immanuel has come to live within me. We praise you, Father, and in Jesus’ name we pray, trust, and believe, Amen. Maranatha!
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