Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word.. and the wisdom and warnings it contains. I pray that in these perilous time I will take heed to the instructions of Paul and look to Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith - and seek.. in the power of the Holy Spirit, to live in these increasingly perilous times as Paul instructed - to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the many warnings that Scripture gives of the need to be constant in our faith and to persevere under trials. Keep me and those I love, from the evil influence of those that creep into our lives, seeking to undermine our faith and shipwreck those that have been saved by grace through faith in Christ. I pray that I may eschew evil and discern those who seek to turn my mind from the truth to fables. Give me a discerning spirit and a desire to study to show myself approved unto God, for my benefit and for Your greater glory. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Word of God and the wonderful truths that it contains. I recognize that there is such an explosion of knowledge in these last days. Knowledge is put on a pedestal, and people work very hard to increase their knowledge of worldly things. I pray that these learned people would come to the knowledge of the thing they need the most, a saving knowledge of You. Keep me from being drawn into the lust for knowledge, and give me discernment to recognise and reject teachers and teachings which water-down the good news of the gospel of grace and pervert the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Give me a teachable spirit and the courage and grace to stand fast in the truth and to share the good news with those I come in contact with, for Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, keep Your people alert to the deceit and deception that is permeating the Church and from evil men whose objective it is to oppose the truth and cause the downfall of Christians and Christianity. Give me discernment to identify deception and the courage to challenge base men like Jannes and Jambres, who used their trickery to oppose Moses, and about whom Paul warned. I pray that I may be willing and able to stand up for the truth and counter every argument against the Word of truth. Enable me to give an answer for the hope that I have, for Your greater praise and glory. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I see throughout history, that the mark of the enemy is to subvert the truth of Your Word through deceit and to manipulate the minds of people into believing a lie. Help all Your children to hold fast to the truth of the gospel of grace, so that Christ is lifted up. Give us discernment to identify, expose, and reject the false teachings of ungodly men and the foolish philosophers of the world which are percolating into Christian communities and flooding into the corridors of governmental power. Such false doctrines seek to shipwreck the faith of believers, while holding unbelieving minds in satanic darkness. Expose the works of evil, I pray, for Your name's sake. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the privilege of being one with Christ, positioned in Him, and clothed in His righteousness. Help me to take this verse seriously, that I will suffer persecution if I live godly in Jesus Christ. Thank You that Your grace is sufficient for any attack that the evil enemy of my soul can throw at me, and that nothing can ever separate me from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing encouragement that we have received in this final letter of Paul to his spiritual son, Timothy. I pray that I may continue to grow in grace and be faithful in the work that You have called me to do. Keep me faithful in ministry, faithful in conduct, faithful in sharing the foundational truth of the Word of God with those I come in contact, and I pray that I may be faithful in my attitude and actions towards my brothers and sisters, and honour You in all I say and do. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for those that introduced me to the truth of the glorious gospel of grace. I pray for the children and young people of today who are the primary target of unprincipled man in this ungodly society, which is seeking to destroy the foundational truth of the Word of God. We pray that You would protect young minds and bring many to a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Word of Truth - and thank You that Your Word is set in heaven and can never be destroyed - in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.
Thank You, loving Father, for the God-breathed Scriptures. Teach me, convict me, correct me and train me through the living, powerful inspired Word of truth, that I may be equipped to carry out the work that You have ordained for me to do. Keep me mindful of the dark days that face the Church in these end times and may I live and work to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me so much that You sent the Lord Jesus to die for me and to pay the price for my sins. Thank You that He rose again and lives within my body. Thank You that in Your God-breathed Word, I have all that I need to equip me to live my life as You intended, in total dependence on You, by grace through faith. Protect me from satanic deception, doctrines of demons, and false teachers, and help me to study to show myself approved so that I may be thoroughly equipped for every good work, to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name, AMEN.