Prayer for 1 Peter 2

Praying through 1 Peter 2:2

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word, which has all we need for life and godliness. Thank You for the lessons it teaches and for its cleansing power, purify effect and spiritual nourishment .. which is so necessary in this time when the foundation of our faith is being attacked in all quarters. May we sincerely desire the pure milk of the Word so that we may grow in grace, mature in the faith and become increasingly conformed into the image and likeness of the Lord Jesus, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:”
(1 Peter 2:2)
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Praying through 1 Peter 2:3

Heavenly Father, how I thank You for Your goodness and grace toward me and to all people. Thank You that I have been born again, united with Christ, have a living hope in Him - and an inheritance, kept for me in heaven. Keep me I pray from all malice and evil speaking, hypocrisy and ungodly attitudes and give me a thirst for the milk of Your Word, so that I may grow in grace and in a knowledge of my Saviour, Jesus Christ - in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.”
(1 Peter 2:3)
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Praying through 1 Peter 2:4

Heavenly Father, I am amazed and deeply grateful to know that the Lord Jesus, Who is the Chief Cornerstone of the Church and the Precious Foundation Stone upon Whom my faith is founded, was chosen by You to be my Saviour. Thank You that He was willing to come to earth and be despised and rejected by men, for my sake - so that by faith in Him I might become a member of His Body and a living stone that is being built into a holy Temple for Your glory. Help me live my life in such a way that honours You. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,”
(1 Peter 2:4)
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Praying through 1 Peter 2:5

Loving Father, how I thank You that I have been accepted in Christ and that through Him I can come boldly into Your presence, to offer my sacrifice of praise to You and to humbly lay my petitions before Your throne of grace, on behalf of others, I thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.”
(1 Peter 2:5)
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Praying through 1 Peter 2:6

Heavenly Father, what a privilege and joy to be a living stone that is being built on Christ - my God and Saviour. Thank You that as part of His Body, I am a member of the Church and part of His royal priesthood which has been built up, over centuries of time, into the living Temple of God. Thank You that by grace through faith in Him I have been chosen to be part of Your sacred, spiritual Household and that I will never be disappointed in Him. May I live and work to Your praise and glory and come forth as pure gold. Use me, I pray, in the work You have prepared for me to do and may I be faithful in carrying out the good works You have prepared for me to do, for Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.”
(1 Peter 2:6)
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Praying through 1 Peter 2:7

Heavenly Father, thank You for the many inspiring passages that encourage my heart and satisfy my soul when I reflect on the precious value I have in Christ - the chief Cornerstone and Bedrock on which my faith is founded. May my heart be filled with unfeigned love and deep affection for Jesus, my Saviour, the Stone rejected by so many Who is the Author and Finisher of my faith, and has become the precious Stone about which the Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms testify. Praise His holy name, forever, AMEN.

“Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,”
(1 Peter 2:7)
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Praying through 1 Peter 2:8

Heavenly Father, thank You for opening my understanding to the serious nature of the choices each of us has to make in life. Thank You that I have chosen to trust in Christ for salvation, and that there is no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus. Thank You that He is the Foundation Stone on which the Church is being built and the Rock upon which I stand. But Father, there are many who are disobedient to Your call to trust in Christ - in Whom are the words of eternal life. I pray that Your Holy Spirit would continue to convict many lost souls of their need of salvation, today, so that Christ does not remain a Rock of Offense that causes them to stumble, but becomes their eternal hope and joy. This I ask in Jesus' name and for His eternal glory, AMEN.

“And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.”
(1 Peter 2:8)
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Praying through 1 Peter 2:9

Thank You, Father, for including me as one of Your chosen servants. Enable me, in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the name of the Lord Jesus, to be a good and faithful witness to You in my earthly walk. May You be glorified and exulted in my life, and in all I say and do, I pray that I may sing forth Your eternal praises and glory, from this day forward and for evermore. AMEN.

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:”
(1 Peter 2:9)
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Praying through 1 Peter 2:10

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your goodness and grace to both Israel and to the Church. None of us deserve Your grace and yet You reached down from heaven and lifted us up into heavenly places - and we have become one in Christ - in Whose name we pray, AMEN.

“Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”
(1 Peter 2:10)
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Praying through 1 Peter 2:11

Loving Father, I know that this world is not my home. Help me to be a faithful witness to You in body, soul and spirit by resisting temptations of the flesh and the treats of the enemy and help me to walk worthy before You all the days of my life, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;”
(1 Peter 2:11)
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Praying through 1 Peter 2:17

Heavenly Father, thank You that we are not left in the dark but have been given clear teaching on the way we should behave towards sinner and saint alike in this fallen world.. as well as those in authority. I pray that I may live in a way that honours You. I pray that my life may become a clear testimony to all with whom I come in contact. I pray that Jesus has first place in my heart and that my life is lived as a sacrifice of praise for all that He has done for me. This I ask in His holy name, AMEN.  

“Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.”
(1 Peter 2:17)
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Praying through 1 Peter 2:20

Heavenly Father, thank You for this truth. There is a big part of me that does not want to suffer but I thank You that Your grace is sufficient, no matter what unjustifiable suffering and persecution I may have to face. Thank You that in Christ I have all I need to endure suffering with godly patience. Help me to appropriate all that is mine in Christ Jesus my Lord and to translate this into my everyday life so that I am enabled to greatly rejoice in the God of my salvation - even in the midst of tremendous suffering and pain. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.

“For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.”
(1 Peter 2:20)
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Praying through 1 Peter 2:21

Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ not only gave me the perfect example of how to live a godly life that is pleasing to You, but equipped me by making me a new creation in Christ; by breaking the power of sin in my life by and giving me His resurrected life within. Thank You that I have been called for a purpose - help me to be willing to suffer for Christ, Who loved me so much that He went to the cross on my behalf. Help me to humble myself and become obedient to You in all things - even in the things that I am called upon to suffer. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:”
(1 Peter 2:21)
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Praying through 1 Peter 2:23

Heavenly Father, I pray that in the trials and difficulties of life, however great or small they may be.. I may give them into Your hands. Help me to abide in Christ; to keep self nailed to the cross; to submit to Your will and entrust my life into Your hands. Help me not to try to justify myself but to patiently endure all that I am called upon to face in this life, so that Christ's life may be manifest in me - to Your praise and glory, AMEN.

“Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:”
(1 Peter 2:23)
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Praying through 1 Peter 2:24

Loving Lord, Thank You that You died to pay the price for my sins – so that I too may live a life that is dead to sin and alive to Christ – Thank You for taking that full force of the wrath of God in Your body on the tree, so that I might die to those sins and live righteously in Christ Jesus, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
(1 Peter 2:24)
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Praying through 1 Peter 2:25

Heavenly Father, thank You that although I was dead in my sins, at enmity with You and going astray, You sought me out and found me and gathered me up into Your arms. Thank You that I am in relationship with You and have returned into fellowship with the good Shepherd of the sheep, Who is the Overseer of my soul. Keep me looking steadfastly to Jesus, and help me to reflect His loveliness in all my relationships, so that Christ may be seen in me, and You may be glorified in all I say and do. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.”
(1 Peter 2:25)
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