Prayer for 1 Thessalonians 4

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Loving Father, what a wonderful privilege that You should call such a person as me into your own kingdom and into Your glory. In the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask You to guide and direct me today in all that I say and think and do. I pray I may live a sanctified life and walk in a worthy manner that brings glory to You. Keep me mindful of Paul's teachings on living a spiritual life and may I be a witness of Your grace to all with whom I come in contact - this I ask in the name of Jesus Christ, AMEN.

“Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:1)
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Heavenly Father, thank You for Paul's important teaching on positional and ongoing, practical sanctification and the need to be holy and pure in thought; word; deed and motive. Keep me from every sort of ungodly activity and any sexual immorality. I pray that I may dedicate my life to Your service and present my body as a living sacrifice to You - holy and acceptable in Your service. Thank You that I am already positionally sanctified, by faith in the sacrificial work of Christ on the cross and I pray for my ongoing, practical sanctification. Transform me, day by day, into the image and likeness of the lovely Lord Jesus - this I ask in His precious name and for His name's sake, AMEN.

“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:”
(1 Thessalonians 4:3)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 4:3

Heavenly Father, thank You that I have everything I need for life and godliness Keep me pure in thought, word and deed and give me the strength to live in this earthly vessel, in a manner that pleases You, and honours Your name. Thank You that I have the indwelling Holy Spirit, and that my body is a temple of God. May I grow in grace, abide in Christ and possess this bodily vessel in sanctification. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;”
(1 Thessalonians 4:4)
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Heavenly Father, thank You for the wake-up call that there are many ways that we can defraud one another, in thought, word and deed, and I pray that I would seek to live in purity of heart and walk in spirit and in truth.. for Your glory and the benefit of my neighbour. Forgive me for the times when I have not lived according to Your perfect will. Keep me from falling into sin and may I never forget that there are consequences to all wrongdoing, and that You are a God Who is the Avenger in all things. Thank You Lord that there is no sin that is so great that it cannot be forgiven and I confess before You my hidden sin and thank You for the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting - in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN

“That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:6)
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Teach me to Abide in You

Oh, thank You Lord Jesus, my heavenly Vine, for the fullness of Your blessing towards me. I want to know and understand more and more of what it means to simply rest in You – to abide in You in sweet union with my Saviour and remain in blessed communion with You in ever closer intimacy.

Teach me Lord and train me to rest in Your love – guard me and guide under the shelter of Your canopy, and reveal more and more of Yourself to me I pray,

AMEN

“But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:9)
Category: Prayers on Abiding in Christ

Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus is our blessed Hope and that He died to pay the price for my sins and rose again, breaking the power of sin and death in the lives of all who trust in His name. Thank You that I am positioned in Christ and accepted in the Beloved.. and thank You that my citizenship is in heaven. How I praise You that I have been given eternal life and have a future hope in the Lord.. and thank You Father, that death is simply the doorway into a future life with Christ - when I will see You as You are, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:13)
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Loving Father, thank you for the truth that the same almighty power of God that raised Christ from the dead will raise up all that have fallen asleep through Jesus. Thank You that I have eternal life in Him, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:14)
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Heavenly Father, thank You for these comforting words and the beautiful truth that we have an eternal inheritance, kept for us in heaven. Thank You that the day is fast approaching when we will put off this mortal frame and take on an immortal body.. and become like You. Protect us spirit soul and body in this corrupt and evil world. Use us to be a witness to the lost and a comfort to the saved.. and may we draw ever closer to You as we seek to to do Your will - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus I pray, AMEN.

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:”
(1 Thessalonians 4:16)
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Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful truth that when Jesus is coming to take us to be with Himself forever. May I prepare my heart and soul to be ready for that special day when the trump of God sounds, and both the dead and living members of Your Body will receive our new, eternal body. We long for that day when we will all be translated into Your presence – but in the meantime I pray that I may live and work to Your praise and glory, AMEN.

“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:17)
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