Heavenly Father, thank You for the wise instructions we are taught in Your Word, and for the spiritual strength and courage, that we have received, through the grace that is ours in Christ Jesus. Thank You that I have been empowered to carry out the good work that You have prepared for me to do, and I pray that You would use me to help and encourage others – by the grace that is mine in Christ. This I ask in Jesus’ wonderful name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the word of life that we have received from Paul, the other apostles, many witness, faithful men and others. Thank You for those men and women who have shared the gospel of God, through centuries of time, so that by grace through faith in Christ I have been born into Your family, and become Your child. Give me the will and opportunity to share the truth of the gospel of grace with others, and bring many into the kingdom for Your name's sake. This we pray in Jesus name, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You for the example and teaching of Paul. I long to be the person that You want me to be in the place where You have put me. May my love for the Lord Jesus be such that I rejoice like to apostle Paul to endure suffering for the sake of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful example of Paul who was passionate from the beginning to the end of his ministry about sharing the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ to the saved and unsaved alike. I pray that I may be a good and faithful servant and that I may prove to be loyal, dependable, disciplined, self-sacrificial, hard-working, patient and single-minded in my Christian walk.. so that I too may be used by You to minister to saved and unsaved people alike - to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I have been saved by grace through faith in Christ - but I want to serve as a faithful soldier, running the race that is set before me.. and patiently enduring all the hardships that may come my way. Thank You that Your grace is sufficient in every area of life. Help me, I pray, to live according to Your will, so that I may stand before Your throne and hear You say, “well done, good and faithful servant', for Your praise and glory, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You that Your Word is true and lays out both the glories of our union with Christ and warnings against carnality, disobedience and unfaithfulness.. by living our Christian life in a way that dishonours You. Thank You that I have been justified by faith, and I pray that I may become progressively sanctified.. and I keep my old sin nature in the place of death. Help me to die to my own desire and life for Christ and to present my life as a living sacrifice, that is holy unto the Lord. Thank You for my great salvation, and I pray.. that when I stand before the judgement seat of Christ, I may receive rewards for faithful endurance in this world.. through a life that honours You - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word of truth and the grace that it contains. Lord I pray that by Your grace I may walk in spirit and truth as I search the scripture daily to discover what Your Holy Spirit would teach me... Give me understanding of Your Word and guide me into all truth I pray - and give me a teachable spirit, in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You sent the Lord Jesus to be the firm foundation upon which I am to stand. Thank You that I am Your child and that You know everything about me. Help me I pray to abstain from every kind of evil and help me to run the race that is set before me, looking to Jesus the author and finisher of my faith, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Dear Lord God, I seek a true inner purity that only comes from You and I come to You, knowing that I stand unclean, impure and wretched before Your perfect throne of purity and truth. Lord I ask Your forgiveness for the way that I have not honoured You with my body – knowing that I have engaged in many impure acts and unchaste thoughts. I confess that I am unworthy to even kneel before Your perfect presence – and yet I now understand that Christ died to pay the price for all my sins and all my impurities. Thank You that by believing in Jesus, Who died to pay the price for all my sins, You have washed me clean from every dishonouring act. Thank You Father.
Help me Lord to flee fornication and all the accompanying evils that flow from illicit sexual relationships and unclean thoughts – knowing that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who dwells in me and lives within my heart. Help me to keep my outward actions and inner thoughts pure before Your eyes – whether I am in the public view or hid in a secret place, and away from the gaze of the world’s eye.
Purify the eyes of my heart and help me to keep the focus of my mind on the Lord Jesus - and develop in me I pray, thoughts, words, deeds and motives that are pure in Your sight and that will honour Your Holy name, in Jesus name I pray,
Father, forgive me for the times when I have been reluctant to share the gospel with those who scoff at Your word or have been quarrelsome with those that seem to thrive on arguing with me. Help me to be ready to give an answer for the truth of the gospel with patience and in gentleness of spirit and as I am lead by Your Holy Spirit, and not by my own emotional reaction - I ask this in the name of Jesus, AMEN,