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, 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.
Thank You Father for the privilege and opportunity we have to instruct the children you have placed in our care - in the ways of the Lord. Help us to be diligent in training up our young people in the way they should go, and bring them we pray to a saving faith in Jesus Christ, we pray, 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.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the truth of the old, old story, which has remained as fresh and impelling for believers today, as the day when Paul wrote his final epistle to Timothy, encouraging him to stand fast in the faith and to testify of God's perfect plan of salvation. I praise You for my great salvation, which was revealed at the coming of our Lord Jesus. Thank You that Christ was sent to abolish death and to bring life and hope to those who believe. Thank You that He is coming again to finish His work, when all things will be placed under His feet and Christ will be all in all. May I be strong and very courageous in my Christian walk, and use me for Your greater praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the good news of the gospel and the wonderful testimony we have of Jesus Christ, our God and Saviour. May I be ready and willing to suffer for the sake of the gospel and rely on Your power to keep and sustain me in the midst of my critics and those that hate me for Christ's sake. Help me to fulfil the work that You have prepared for me to do and may I glory in the Cross of Christ, and look forward to the day when You come to take us to be with Yourself. Thank You in Jesus' name, 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, I stand amazed when I realise all that You have done for me. Thank You for my salvation and secure position in Christ. Thank You for the indwelling Spirit and the stunning work He is carrying out in my life. Thank You for entrusting me with the glorious gospel of grace and for the privilege of being used by You as a minister of reconciliation, in Your ongoing plan of redemption. Take my life and use me as You will for Your greater praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus' precious 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
Heavenly Father, thank You that Your Word gives witness to the testimony of many men and women who were faithful in the work You gave them to do. Thank You for the ministry of Paul and the wonderful Scriptures he penned for our learning. Thank You for Timothy, the pastor whose life was such a wonderful demonstration of a young man who was faithful to his calling. And thank You for Onesiphorus, who brought comfort and encouragement to others. I pray that I would remain faithful to the work that You have given me to do. May I not desire honour or validation from others, but only do what is righteous in Your sight, for Your greater praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.