Prayer for 1 Timothy 3:2

“An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher,”

Heavenly Father, we pray for the elders and overseers in our churches and communities and ask that the characteristics and qualities that Paul lists in his letter to Timothy are taken to heart by all who have positions of responsibility in our own church and wider afield. We pray that You would establish godly men in eldership positions, who are above reproach and pray that each one would be ready and willing to examine their heart, to see if there are areas in their life that need to be addressed. I pray that in my own life I may strive to attain to the many qualities that You expect from all Your children. Thank You that in Christ I have all I need for life and godliness - and I pray that from this day forward I take to heart the need to be above reproach, in word, in deed and in my relationship with others. I pray that I may become approved unto God; be willing to share the good news of the gospel of Christ with others and be ready to give a biblical answer to anyone for the hope we have in Christ - this I ask in His precious name, AMEN

Source: Verse of the day for 1 Timothy 3:2