Prayer for 1 Peter 1

Heavenly Father, thank You for the life and ministry of Peter and all your apostles and prophets who penned the scriptures for our learning. As I read and study Your word, I pray that You would give me a teachable spirit and a desire to learn the truth of the gospel of Christ and not to read it with any unscriptural bias or learned prejudice. Guide me into all truth; equip me with discernment; prevent me from accepting any unbiblical interpretation - and I pray that I may grow in grace and in a knowledge of my Lord and Saviour. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN. 

“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,”
(1 Peter 1:1)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:1

Heavenly Father, thank You that You know the end from the beginning and that You foreknew that I would trust in the Lord Jesus for my salvation. Thank You that You knew that I would become part of the elect of God from the beginning - by grace through faith. Thank You that You sought me out while I was dead in my sins and that Your Holy Spirit convicted me of sin, righteousness, judgement and my need of Jesus. Thank You that in Him I am apart as Your child. I pray that I may be obedient to my calling and bring glory to Your holy name in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.”
(1 Peter 1:2)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:2

Dear God and Father how we worship You for Your overflowing grace and abundant mercy, by bringing us into Your family by the new birth and setting before us the living hope, through the resurrection of our dear Lord Jesus from the dead. Thank You Father, in Jesus name I pray AMEN.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”
(1 Peter 1:3)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:3

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your grace You sent the Lord Jesus to take the punishment for my sin so that by believing on Him I might be forgiven, redeemed and born into Your heavenly family. Thank You that He is my living hope so that the life I now live in this body, I live by faith in the Son of God. Thank You Father for the lasting hope that is kept for me in heavenly places. Thank You that this glorious inheritance does not depend on my faithfulness but on YOURS. You are a good and gracious God and I love You Lord, AMEN.

“To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,”
(1 Peter 1:4)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:4

Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that I am kept by the power of God, spirit, soul and body. Thank You that Your promises to all Your children are “yes' and “amen' in Christ. Thank You that I am being kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready for that wonderful day when I will see You face to face. Help me to live my life in a way that honours Your holy name, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
(1 Peter 1:5)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:5

Thank You Father that I have been given a new birth and a living hope through the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. As I am being prepared for the coming glories of my heavenly home, help me to rejoice in my future hope despite the distresses of life's various trials - knowing that You have promised to keep me by Your mighty power, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:”
(1 Peter 1:6)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:6

Heavenly Father, thank You for being with me in all my trials. I pray that I may come forth as gold, that has been tried in the fire - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:”
(1 Peter 1:7)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:7

Heavenly Father how I love You and how I love the Lord Jesus, Who died to save me.. rose again to give me His life and Who is preparing a home for me in heaven. How my heart rejoices. How I thrilled with inexpressible joy for all You have done for me. Thank You Father in Jesus name., AMEN

“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:”
(1 Peter 1:8)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:8

Heavenly Father, I rejoice to know that the outcome of my faith in Christ's sacrificial work on the cross is that I have been made a new creation in Christ, and received the salvation of my soul - through time and into eternity. Thank You that the salvation of my body is equally secure and I look for that glorious day when Christ will come to take us home.. to be with Himself for ever.. and we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as His is. AMEN.

“Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.”
(1 Peter 1:9)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:9

Heavenly Father, thank You that You have seen fit to reveal to us all that we need for life and godliness in Christ Jesus our Saviour. Give us wisdom and understanding in this increasingly evil world - and may we be content with all that You have revealed to us in Your Word, and not seek to find out any secret knowledge that You, in Your wisdom have chosen to be kept hidden from our sight - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:”
(1 Peter 1:10)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:10

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your Word I have all that I need for life and godliness. Thank You that You have chosen to reveal to Your church those things that You purposed to keep secret in times past, but have revealed them to us through Your Son our Savour Jesus Christ. Thank You that You have revealed all we need in the Holy Scriptures, and that they are able to make us wise unto salvation. Thank You that we do not need to go looking elsewhere for spiritual illumination or extra-biblical revelation. May I be kept from the deception that is sweeping Christendom today and keep my eyes firmly fixed on Jesus the Author and Finisher or my faith, in Whose name of pray, AMEN.

“Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.”
(1 Peter 1:11)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:11

Heavenly Father, thank You that You have revealed all that is needful for life and godliness in You precious Word. May I treasure the truths that are contained within the sacred pages, knowing that both prophets of old and the holy angels of heaven were kept from fully understanding the glorious mysteries, which have now been revealed to Your Church - which is Christ in you the hope of glory. Thank You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.”
(1 Peter 1:12)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:12

Loving Father I want to be secure in my confidence in Your Word. Help me to put You first in every compartment of my life, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;”
(1 Peter 1:13)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:13

Heavenly Father, thank You for the words and wisdom in this epistle of Peter. Give me a greater insight into the way that You use problems and pain, trials and tribulation to develop in us a faith that is precious to You, which when tried in the furnace of affliction comes forth as pure gold. Help me to embrace the difficulties of life with a sober and stable mind that is rooted and grounded on the Word of God, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:”
(1 Peter 1:14)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:14

Holy Father, I want to be holy as You are holy. There are times that I quench and grieve Your Spirit when I live in the sphere of my old sin nature - help me to put to death the lusts of the flesh so that I may live a life that pleases You – so that I may be holy and set apart to do Your good will in my life – to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;”
(1 Peter 1:15)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:15

Heavenly Father, I want to be holy and have a life that is set apart unto You. I want to have a life that is honouring to You in thought, word and deed. Help me to take every thought captive to Christ and develop a mind that is circumspect, stable and self-controlled - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”
(1 Peter 1:16)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:16

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ I have been made Your child. Thank You for Your Word of truth.. and the godly instruction it contains on how to live to Your praise and glory. Keep me low at the cross and broken in heart before You.. in reverential fear and never-ending gratitude for the enormous price that was paid for my salvation at Calvary. Thank You in Jesus precious name. AMEN.

“And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:”
(1 Peter 1:17)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:17

Loving Father, there are no words to express my gratitude and thanks for the price You paid to redeem me from the empty life I inherited as a member of the human race – by grace – through faith, praise Your holy name, AMEN.

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;”
(1 Peter 1:18)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:18

Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You for the precious blood of Jesus Christ our kinsman-redeemer and sacrifice for sin. Thank You that He set aside His glory and came in the likeness of sinful man and purchased us back from the slave-market of sin and death - so that we might live with Him eternally. Praise Your holy name, AMEN.

“But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”
(1 Peter 1:19)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:19

Heavenly Father, thank You that You gave Your only begotten Son to be born as a baby into this fallen race of man - so that by grace through faith in Him we might be redeemed, forgiven, saved, sanctified and made one with Him, in spirit and in truth - through time and into eternity. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,”
(1 Peter 1:20)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:20

Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing truth that I have been born again by the incorruptible seed of the Word of God. Thank You for those people in my life that introduced me to the written Scriptures and thank You that by grace through faith in Christ, I have been born into Your family and have an incorruptible salvation together with an incorruptible inheritance through the incorruptible Word of God. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN

“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”
(1 Peter 1:23)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:23

Heavenly Father, thank You that I have been called and chosen, and that I have been born again into Your family. Thank You that I have an inheritance in Christ that cannot fade away. Open the eyes of those that are blinded to the truth of Your Word, so that many may come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. Use me, I pray, as a witness to Your Word of truth and bring many more sons to glory, in the days that lie ahead - this I pray in Jesus name, AMEN.

“But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”
(1 Peter 1:25)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 1:25