You declare that the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7). Consequently we want to apply the cleansing blood of Jesus to our bodies and we start with our hands (James 4:8). Purify our hands o Lord (1 Tim. 2:8) and wash our hands in the precious blood of Jesus.
O God, your Word asks the clear question “Who may ascend the hill of the Lord, who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands” (Ps. 24:4)
Let our hands be purified by the blood of Jesus so that you can anoint our hands with the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:43). You have said that you will bless the works of our hands (Job 1:10) and you have promised that you will bless everything that we put our hand to (Deut. 28:8).
Because the blood of Jesus has cleansed our hands the power of God will be on them (Acts 5:12). Your Word further declares that for them that believe these signs will follow – they will lay hands on the sick and they shall be healed (Mark 16:18).
Now we apply the blood of Jesus to our eyes (Acts 9:18). Touch our eyes so that as in the case of the apostle Paul the “scales” may be removed from our eyes.
We pray as Elisha prayed for his servant when they were surrounded by the horses and chariots of the enemy and the servant cried out in fear, o my Lord, what shall we do? (2 Kings 6:15). That you will open our eyes so that we can see that those who are with us are more than those who are against us (2 Kings 6:16,17).
We also see in your Word that when Hagar fled into the wilderness with Ishmael and she called to you when they were dying of thirst, you heard the boy crying and then you opened her eyes and she saw a well of water (Gen 21:17,18).
Thank you, Lord, that you have brought us to the well of the living water in Jesus but open our eyes that we will recognise him and not die in ignorance (John 4:14).
O God, you have promised us that where two or three of us are gathered together in your name, there you are in our midst (Matt.18:20). You, o Lord, are the well of living water. Open our eyes so that we can see and together with Paul declare: “We look not at the things which are seen for they are temporal, but at the things which are not seen for they are eternal” (2 Cor. 4:18).
As with our eyes we apply the cleansing blood of Jesus to our ears. Touch our ears, o God, that they will be open to clearly hear the voice of the Lord (Isaiah 35:5 & Ezekiel 3:10).
Thank you, Lord, for assuring us that your sheep know your voice and that they will never follow a stranger (John 10:4,5). Lord give us grace that we recognise your voice when we hear it and that we will not only be hearers of your Word but also doers thereof (James 1:23 & Matt. 7:21).
We pray that we will hear the voice of the Lord clearly (Rev. 3:20 & Heb. 4:7). For by hearing and doing we shall live and we shall be compared to the wise man who builds his house on the rock (Matt. 7:24-27).
Although the storm raged against that house it did not fall because its foundation was built on the rock. So help us to hear and to do your Word (James 1:25).
So Lord, we also apply the cleansing blood of Jesus to our lips and tongues. We cry out like the prophet Isaiah “Woe to me, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips” (Isaiah 6:5).
We see how you used an angel to take a live coal from the alter and to touch the unclean lips of Isaiah (Isaiah 6:6).
Lord, also touch our lips with a live coal from your altar saying to each of us your guilt has been taken away (Isaiah 6:7). Your Word says by our words we will be justified and by our words we will be condemned (Matt. 12:37).
Lord, we lay a table for ourselves by the words of our mouth, for from the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is filled (Prov. 18:20) and the tongue has the power of life and death (Prov. 18:21). O Lord, we pray guard our mouths that we will not speak death but life (Ps. 141:3).
Lord, may the words that we speak be spirit and life (John 6:63). Let the words that we speak always be with grace and seasoned with salt (Col. 4:6), so that those who hear us may find grace when they hear us (Eph. 4:29). We pray that our words will not be sharp, wounding others but that they will sustain the weary (Isaiah 50:4 & Prov. 13:14).
Bless also the ministry of your Word wherever it is proclaimed for the letter kills but the spirit gives life (2 Cor. 3:6). Lord, we pray lay your Word in our mouths (Isaiah 51:16 & Jer.1:10). Help us to correctly handle the word of truth (2 Tim. 2:15).
Lord, we also need to apply the cleansing blood of Jesus to our feet (Lev. 14:28). Set our feet on a rock and give us a firm place to stand (Ps. 40:2). Lead us once again in the paths of righteousness for your name’s sake (Ps. 23:3).
Where some of us has gone astray we call them back (Isaiah 53:6). We urge them to repent and walk in the ways of the Lord (Luke 5:32). For we know that the road that leads to life is narrow and the gate is small. Help us not to walk on the broad way that leads to destruction (Matt. 7:14).
Be gracious to us and save us. Help us to live and to walk in the light as you are in the light. Then the blood of Jesus will purify us from all sin (1 John 1:7). Help us, Lord, to always walk in the light while we have it (John 12:35,36 & Eph. 5:8).
We apply the cleansing blood of Jesus over our entire bodies (Rev. 1:5). Cleanse our bodies in the blood just as we wash ourselves regularly in clean water (Heb. 10:22).
Purify us by his blood so that our bodies may be temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 3:16) and that we may be instruments for noble purposes, made holy and useful to the Master – prepared to do any good work (2 Tim. 2:21).
Lord, use us in Jesus name that we will be anointed by your Holy Spirit (1 John 2:20). For you have promised that you will pour out your Spirit on all flesh in the last days (Joel 2:28).
Purify and cleanse our bodies so that you can pour out your Spirit on us (Acts 2:17,18). We see that when your Spirit came upon the prophet Elisha’s body, he was empowered to outrun king Ahab’s horses (1 Kings 18:46).
Let it be so Lord. Let your Spirit come upon our bodies so that we can be bearers of the power and the anointing of your Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8).
We want to wash our spiritual clothes in the precious blood of Jesus. We read in your Word that those that are before your throne wore white garments washed in the blood of the Lamb (Rev. 7:14).
Thank you, Lord, that we could cleanse our bodies and purify them unto holiness by the word and by the blood (John 15:3 & 1 John 1:7).