Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word, which teaches the truth. Help me to read the Scriptures with a teachable spirit, and prevent me from being manipulated into any incorrect interpretation, by false teachings or unbiblical doctrines that cause me to lose the peace of God in my heart, which Jesus has promised to all who trust in Him. I pray that as we face these increasingly difficult times, I will patiently endure the trials and tribulations I may be called upon to endure, for Christ's sake. Help me to stand fast in the faith, to pray without ceasing, to rejoice in the Lord always, and in everything to give You thanks and praise. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the words of encouragement that are found in Scripture. Lord, there are times that I consider that the bad things that happen to me are because You are angry with me and yet I come to understand that just as Christ suffered for righteousness’ sake, I too am identified with Him, in His suffering, during my sojourn on earth. Help me to see more clearly that by patiently enduring suffering is honouring to Your name, and helps to equip me for my role in the coming kingdom of God. Give me the mind of Christ, I pray, and teach me to endure suffering with patience and humility, until that glorious day when You come in the clouds to take us to be with Yourself, forever. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for these reassuring words of comfort from Paul, knowing that the ungodly, who oppress Your children unjustly, will one day be punished, and that a day of rest and rewards is planned for all who live godly in Christ Jesus, and suffer persecution for righteousness sake. I pray that I may exhibit faith and patient endurance in the difficulties that I face, for Your greater glory - and when I am reviled by evil men, I pray that I may demonstrate the same God-given grace the Lord Jesus Christ showed, when He was despised and rejected by men. Thank You that You are a righteous God, and I pray that I am able to rejoice in all my suffering, and to learn the lessons of patience and faith that You desire to teach me. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You do not hide the shocking consequences of unbelief. Lord, there are many, under Your condemnation that face eternal destruction. We pray that You would open their eyes to the glorious gospel of grace, while it is still today. Have mercy, we pray, on all who have not trusted in the name of the only begotten son of God - in Whose name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I, and those that are called by Your name, are counted worthy of the calling by which we have been called. I pray that both individually and as the corporate body of Christ, we may fulfil every desire for goodness and holiness of heart so that we may work the work of faith in the power of Christ and to His glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that in all I say and do that the name of the Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in me and I in Him. Thank You that You have given all Your children everything we need for life and godliness. I pray that I may not shrink back when difficulties and dangers arise but trust You in all things and live a life that is worthy of my calling as a child of God and a citizen of heaven – this I ask in Jesus’ name, so that the name of the Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in me and I in Him, AMEN.