Prayer for 1 Peter 4:12

“Dear friends, when the fiery ordeal arises among you to test you, don't be surprised by it, as if something unusual were happening to you.”

Heavenly Father, there is a part of me that wants to have a nice easy, trouble-free existence and yet I know that this life is a training ground to draw me closer to You and to conform me day by day into the likeness of Christ. May I not be surprised at the fiery ordeals that I am called upon to endure, but embrace them as Your gracious child-training programme to make me more like Christ - so that I may be used in this sin-sick world to comfort others with the same comfort that I receive from You - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 4:12