Heavenly Father, thank You for the example of Paul, the servant of Christ, and faithful steward of the mysteries of God. Thank You for the Word of truth and for saving us through faith in Christ. Equip pastors and elders to take their responsibilities toward their congregations seriously and biblically. Give me discernment I pray, and keep me from being sucked into wrong thinking or carnal ways. May the words I speak and the actions I take be honouring to You, and I pray that I may finish the race that is set before me, looking to Jesus the Author and Finisher of my faith. This I ask in His precious name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the faithful ministry of Paul who was used to write the Scriptures, which contain so much important information on how to walk in spirit and truth and to live a life that honours Your name. Thank You that he was not only faithful in teaching the gospel of grace but also was ready and willing to challenge and correct ungodly issues in the congregation at the risk of damaging their relationship. I pray that like Paul, I too may be faithful in the work You have called me to do and bring honour to Your holy name, by the words I say and the life I live. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.