VANITY OF VANITIES
Ecclesiastes Chapter 6
“There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men:” (Verse 1)
Almighty Jehovah God in Heaven, please save me from the vanity of being spiritually blind. Please give me clear spiritual vision to behold all the evil that is going on around me in this life under the sun. Please make me keenly aware of all evil around me, and the serious threat that evil poses to my eternal well-being. Please help me to stand for God’s righteousness, and to fight for Thee against all the evil that is on the earth. Please save me from being a prey to evil. Please guard over my life and by Thy Unlimited Power, save me from being taken in any evil net or web. I pray these things for all other people also.
“A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.” (Verse 2)
Lord God, please convince me of the truth that every good thing cometh from God the Father on High. Help me to always be mindful to give Thee heartfelt thanks for all the riches, wealth, and honour that is bestowed upon me all thru my life under the sun. Teach me godly temperance as I use what Thou hast given unto me. Save me from the vanity of living for self. Guide me to give freely and generously unto others in accordance to Thy Will. Keep me ever so mindful that many souls have much less than I have. Many souls under the sun do not have enough of the necessities of life. Many souls lack sufficient food and clothing. So please make me ever so inclined and ready to give generously unto needy people, and to give joyfully and cheerfully, not grudgingly. Have mercy on me and do not remove from me the power to eat of Thine abundance, and help me to always exercise temperance when eating and drinking. Please save me from all vanity and all evil diseases. I pray these things for all other people under the sun also.
“If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he.” (Verse 3)
Almighty God in Heaven, please help me to completely surrender my entire being unto Thee, my Creator God, for the purpose of Thee filling me with good. Convince me that there is no good thing apart from my Creator God, and that every good thing cometh from God on High. Please grant me faith to believe that Thou doest desire the very best for me all thru out my life under the sun. Save me from the vanity of missing out on the good things in this life under the sun, that Thou, a most gracious and loving God, art desirous to give unto me. Convince me that the very best that is possible in life, entails much suffering and hardship. Please help me to always be aware of that and to not naturally shrink back from adversity when it comes my way. Please save me from the great tragedy of living my life under the sun in vain. May it not be said of me, that it would have been better that he or she had never lived. I pray for Almighty Jehovah God in Heaven to take me into Thy Loving, Protecting Care, and please take care of me during all my days under the sun. I pray for a proper burial when I die. I pray these things for all other people also. Save us all from all vanity.
“For he cometh in with vanity, and departeth in darkness, and his name shall be covered with darkness.” (Verse 4)
Lord Jesus Christ, I confess that Thou art the Saviour of the world. Please have mercy on me and save me from all the vanity that is inherent in my degenerate nature because I was born as a sinful creature. Please deliver me from the darkness of sin that I was born into because I was born as a son of Adam with a sinful nature. Please save me from departing in darkness from this life under the sun. Please shine Thy Glorious Light into my heart, and ever guide me to walk in and to live in Thy Divine Light. Please save me from the vanity of my name being covered with darkness. Lord Jesus Christ, I confess that Thou art the Light of the world. Please shine Thy Glorious Light into my heart and life, and light my pathway of life as I daily walk with Thee. I pray these things for all other people under the sun also.
“Moreover he hath not seen the sun, nor known any thing: this hath more rest than the other.” (Verse 5)
Almighty God, please give me spiritual sight to behold Thy Only Begotten Son, The Lord Jesus Christ, in all His Glorious Beauty. Save me from the vanity of not knowing Christ. I confess that The Lord Jesus Christ is the Sun of righteousness with healing in his wings. (Malachi 4:2) O how I long to see this Sun of righteousness. Please reveal that Sun of righteousness to me, Almighty God. And may I ever see, behold, and know this most Wonderful Sun of righteousness with healing in His wings. Please give me the perfect rest that Christ gives to those who seek Him. I pray these things for all other people also.
“Yea, though he live a thousand years twice told, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?” (Verse 6)
Heavenly Father, please reveal to me all the good that is in Jesus Christ Thy Son, which comprises all the good that Thou givest to people who are obedient to Thee. Please help me to be obedient to my Creator God during my life under the sun in order to receive that good. Please help me to ever go about doing good, for the Lord Jesus’ Name’s Sake. Save me from the vanity of mentally putting far away the day of my death. Make me ever aware of the reality of going into Thy Presence to be judged by Thee, when my life under the sun ends. Please help me to properly and fully prepare to meet Almighty God in Judgment. I pray these things for all other people under the sun also.
“All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.” (Verse 7)
Almighty God in Heaven, I thank Thee for the abundance of food Thou doest provide for my family and me. Help me and all my household to truly acknowledge that all our food comes from Thee. Save me from the vanity of living primarily to enjoy eating and drinking. Save me from the vanity of only labouring for the natural, earthly food that perisheth. Teach me and guide me to labour for the meat that endures forever. Give me strong faith to fully believe the Absolute Truth that only The Lord Jesus Christ can completely fill and satisfy the appetites of my body, soul, and spirit. Lord Jesus Christ, right now, please come powerfully into my being and fill me to overflowing with all the Fullness of Almighty Jehovah God. I pray these things for all other people also. Help us all to labour diligently for the Lord Jesus Christ, knowing that, “worthy is the Lamb that was slain.”
“For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?” (Verse 8)
Lord God of all creation, please save me from the vanity of being a fool. Please make me wise in Thy Sight, by filling me with Thy Perfect Wisdom. Save me from the vanity of despising poverty and poor people. Please make me completely willing be poor for Thy Kingdom’s sake, just as Thou didst become poor for my sake. Please lead me in paths of righteousness for Thy Name’s Sake, and teach me to walk properly before the living. I pray these things for all other people also.
“Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.” (Verse 9)
Almighty God in Heaven, please save me from all vanity and vexation of spirit. Thank Thee for giving me eyes with which to see. Save me from the vanity of looking upon things that are not profitable to look upon. Save me from the vanity of looking upon things that are sinful to look upon. Save me from the vanity of the wandering of the desire of my heart. By Thy Unlimited Power, please keep all my heart and all its desires firmly fixed upon Thee and Thy Great Glory. Please make my eye single and my body full of Light from God’s Glorious Heaven. I pray these things for all other people also.
“That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.” (Verse 10)
Lord God on High, please convince me that my fleshly body was made by Thee from the dust of the earth. Save me from the vanity of thinking more highly of myself (man made from dust) or more highly of any other human being (man made from dust) than I should think. Please save me from the destructive vanity of contending with Him Who is mightier than I, that being My Creator God in Heaven. I pray these things for all other people also. Save us all from all vanity.
“Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?” (Verse 11)
Almighty God in Heaven, please have great mercy upon me and save me from all the many things in this life under the sun that increase vanity. Please help me to always, daily, fully commit my entire life and my entire being to Thee, My Creator God, for the purpose of Thee perfecting me in every way. Make my life better. Please, please make my life under the sun the very best it can possibly be. I acknowledge that I do not possess the power within my own being to better my life in any way at all. I know that such Power must come from Almighty God on High. So I beg Thee, Lord God, to please work that power into my life. I want to know the fullness of God’s Love, Loy, and Peace that comes from Heaven. Lord Jesus, please re-create me and make my life into the very best life possible under the sun, totally void of all vanity. Help me to totally yield myself to Thee, for this purpose. I pray these things for all other people also.”
“For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?” (Verse 12)
Lord Jesus Christ, please teach me what is good for man in this life. Please lead me as a little child, into the fullness of Thy Goodness. Deliver me from all vanity. May my short life under the sun, that is as a shadow that soon passeth away, not be lived in vain. Save me from the vanity of unduly concerning myself and worrying about what shall be after me under the sun. Please help me to live each day for my Creator God, purposing to daily do Thy Perfect Will for me. Convince me that, “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” (Matthew 6:34)
I pray these things for all other people under the sun also. Save us all from all vanity! May we all know Thy Glory to the fullest extent possible during one’s life under the sun. Almighty Jehovah God on High, please reveal to me the great power of prayer. Please show me the great extent to which Thou doest delight for us to come to Thee in prayer. Please stir up my heart with a burning, consuming desire to pray without ceasing to the True and Living God. Please teach me what to pray to Thee, and help me to always pray in accordance to Almighty God’s Divine Will. Cause me to pray with Godly, firm boldness and with unwavering faith in Thee, firmly believing that God on High will hear and answer my prayers. Please show me how desirous Thou art, to answer my prayers and to do great and glorious things for me. Tell me how that Thou doest delight to lift me up out of the pit and the miry clay of gloom, defeat, despair, worry, anxiety, failure, regret, vanity, and such. Show me Almighty God’s Desire to set me on Lofty Spiritual Heights of Victory, Joy, Fulfillment, Satisfaction, True Accomplishment, and other such blessed positions and conditions. Please help me to now yield my entire being to my Creator God for the express purpose of Thee working these wonderful things into my life.
Almighty Lord God on High, please save me from all the vanity of rejecting and disobeying my Creator God in Heaven. Please save me from all the vanity of loving and serving self and my own selfish, worldly, and sinful lusts and desires. Please save me from all the vanity of the world and all the things that are in the world; the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. Please save me from all the vanity of wrongful love and wrongful hate. Lord Jesus, please set all my affections aright to make them entirely pleasing to Thee, The One, True God. Please save me from all the vanity of envy, jealousy, and strife. Please save me from all the vanity of evil thoughts. Please save me from all the vanity of judging other people and being desirous to take vengeance on others. Please save me from all the vanity of loving money and loving the things money can buy. Please save me from all vanity of despising humility and despising being of low estate and of being humble. Save me from all vanity of desiring to rise up and be great. Please save me from all vanity of desiring to rule and reign over other people. Please save me from all vanity of wanting to oppress other people. Save me from all vanity of shunning the role of a servant and please make me into a perfect servant to Almighty God and to mankind.
Almighty Lord Jehovah God in Heaven, I acknowledge, confess, and proclaim that there is absolutely no vanity in Thee. I confess that there is no vanity in Heaven. I confess that The Lord Jesus Christ is the One and Only Way to God’s Heaven. Please help me to fully trust in The Lord Jesus Christ to save me from going to Hell and to take me to Heaven. I want to enter into the hope of Almighty God’s Perfect Heaven by trusting in Jesus Christ, and thus enter into the firm hope of soon entering into God’s Glorious, Perfect Heaven, and at that time become totally free from all vanity forever and forever. I acknowledge and confess that there is absolutely no vanity in The Lord Jesus Christ. Almighty Heavenly Father, I want The Lord Jesus Christ, The Hope of Glory, in me. (Colossians 1:27) Please come into my life, Lord Jesus, to rule and to reign. I want to be dead to the world and I want my life to be hid with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3) Lord Jesus Christ, please remove all vanity far from me. Right now, please fill me, and every human soul under the sun, with Almighty God’s Knowledge and Glory, as the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:6)
Please cause me to know the fullness of True Love, Joy, and Peace (from God on High) during my life under the sun. I also pray these things for all other souls under the sun. Lord Jesus Christ, I thank Thee for interceding to God the Father for me regarding these prayers of mine. Thank Thee, Heavenly Father, for hearing and answering these prayers of mine, for The Lord Jesus Christ’s Precious Name’s Sake. Please perfect my love for Thee, My Creator God. Please perfect my knowledge of Almighty God. Please perfect God’s Wisdom within me and help me to always apply Thy Wisdom to my daily life. Please enable me to know to the fullest extent the love of Christ that passeth knowledge, and to be filled to running over with all the fullness of God. I pray all these most wonderful, blessed, and glorious things for all human souls now living under the sun, and also for all souls that will be born under the sun from now until the end of time. I earnestly pray all these things in living faith in the True and Living God, praying them in the living faith that Almighty God Himself hast put into my spirit and soul from Heaven on High. And I pray them in The Precious Name of The Lord Jesus Christ. Heavenly Father, please hear and answer me for The Lord Jesus Christ’s Precious Name’s Sake. Amen and Amen!
(This is the end of Chapter 6 of VANITY OF VANITIES)