Heavenly Father, thank You for the insight into this simple, but profound greeting and prayer, which Paul offered for Timothy. We pray that You would pour out, in great measure, Your never-failing grace, Your matchless mercy and Your inner peace, which passes human understanding, on all who are called by Your name - but we also pray for Your saving grace, compassionate mercy and free gift of peace with God - for those who are dead in their sin and who do not know Christ as their God and Saviour. This we ask in His precious name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how gracious You are to bring into my life my many precious friends - all of which have become so special to me in their own individual and unique way.
I feel so blessed to be surrounded with so many dear people that I love and care for, and for the knowledge that they also love and care for me too – and thank You for the support that I have so often received from different ones , during those times of difficulty and pain.
Thank You also for the valuable lessons that I have learned through… some of which have been very difficult, and yet I have been have enabled through their loving support and encouragement to grow spiritually and emotionally – and gain wisdom and insight in so many important ways.
Help me to be the sort of friend that is always there for others. An ear to listen, a hand to help and a heart to comfort – and help me to grow in grace and in a knowledge of our Saviour, Lord Jesus, so that I me be His hand, His ear, His heart and His comfort to the many precious people that You have place in my life, in Jesus name I pray,
Heavenly Father, thank You for the epistles of Paul and for this final letter to Timothy. We praise You for the wisdom and grace that is shared in its pages, and ask that we would be faithful servants in the spread of the gospel. Thank You for those who taught us the glorious gospel of grace, and for those that are younger in the faith.. whose lives have impacted our own. May we hold fast to the truth that we have learned, give encouragement to our brothers and sisters in Christ and develop the qualities of faithfulness, fortitude and forbearance.. as we live in this increasingly cruel and ungodly world. This we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father in the power of Your Holy Spirit I pray that I may fan into flame the spiritual gift that You have given me by Your grace, and I pray that in all I say and do - it may be done in LOVE, so that Christ may be formed in me, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You for Your indwelling Holy Spirit and thank You that our life is hid with Christ in God. Thank You that You have not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power and love, and of a sound mind. May we not fear rejection or ridicule in this increasingly hostile world - nor fear the likelihood of persecution, pain.. or even death, and may we fan into flame our faith in Christ so that in HIM we may stand firm in the evil day - in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, we are so grateful for the holy Scriptures; the truths they contain; the instructions we are given; the encouragement we receive and the blessed hope we have in Christ. Thank You for all You are teaching me through the epistles of Paul and the other apostles and prophetic writings. I pray that I will never be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord Jesus.. and the glorious gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God, working unto salvation to everyone who believes. I pray that I may be ready and willing to suffer for Your name's sake, and to consider the difficulties and dangers of being a Christian are worthy of the hope we have in Him. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Thank You Father that You called me for a holy calling, according to Your purpose and great grace, which You granted me in Christ Jesus from all eternity. Thank You that You saved me and called me - not according to my own merit but by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Lord I love and trust You. Thank You for the riches of Your eternal grace and for all that You are holding for me in heaven. May I never be ashamed of the gospel of Christ, and may I face the suffering of this world in Your strength, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your written Word. I pray that I may retain the standard of sound words, that was delivered to the saints by the apostle Paul. I pray that I would share the whole counsel gospel of God, and hold fast to the truth without compromise. Enable me, I pray, to deliver the truth in faith, and in love, to the glory of God the Father. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the epistles of Paul and the teaching and encouragement we gain from them... and thank You for the lives of people like Timothy, who was used to great benefit in the early church, in defending the gospel of grace and teaching the truth of good news of Christ. Keep me faithful in the place where You have planted me and I pray that my life may be an example to others of someone who held fast to the pattern of sound teaching, recorded in so many of Paul's epistles. Thank You that you are an ever faithful God who keeps His promises from one generation to another - thank You in Jesus' name we pray, AMEN