Heavenly Father, I pray that, more and more, I may be rooted, grounded, and immersed in the truth of Word of God. Use me to encourage others to stand firm in the faith, give me wisdom and courage to discern those that are compromising the truth of Your Word, and keep me from falling, I pray. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Loving Father, I pray that my life, in word and deed, may be a sermon to others. Give me, I pray, a correct understanding of the truth of Your Word. Prevent me from adding my own fallible interpretation of Your Word, but may I rightly divide and preach the Word of truth. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, keep me low at the Cross and looking to Jesus. Protect my heart and mind from the huge numbers of false teachers and unbiblical doctrines that are flooding the Church today. Help me to identify false teachings and distorted doctrines and I pray that I may flee from the increasing amount of ungodly, unbiblical, and extra-biblical teachings that are flooding Christendom today. I pray that I may live worthy of my calling in Christ, and live my life to His praise and glory. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how blessed we are to have the living Word of God which teaches, trains, convicts, and corrects us... instructing us in disciplined obedience and tutoring us in righteousness. I pray that I may take to heart everything that that You would teach me through Paul's epistles. I pray that I may learn to be watchful and sober in all things, enduring hardship, doing the work of an evangelist, and fulfilling my ministry. Keep me low at the Cross, broken before you, protected from false teachings, and enable me to fight the good fight of faith for Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I praise and thank You for the life and ministry of Paul and the example he set as a living sacrifice for the glory of God. A life that was poured out as a drink offering to the Lord. Thank You that I have been equipped with all I need for life and godliness, through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. I pray that I may be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, courageously fulfil my ministry, and become a living sacrifice and acceptable drink offering to my God and Saviour. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, help me to preach the Word of truth, with all long-suffering and doctrine. Enable me to exhort and encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ, with the same godly passion for the good news of the gospel of Christ that was demonstrated in the life of the apostle Paul. And I pray that in due time I may also say, I have finished the work that You have given me to do - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith, to Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, help me to live by grace through faith, as I watch for Your any day return when You come to take us to be with Yourself. I pray that I may run the race set before me with patient endurance as I watch for Your appearing with eager anticipation. I pray that I may finish the good work that You have started in me so that I may hear You say, "well done faithful servant." In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am accepted in the Beloved and eternally secure in You, and that even when I prove faithless, You remain faithful. But Father, I want to finish the race set before me, hear You say, "well done good and faithful servant," and receive that glorious crown of righteousness. So help me, I pray, to stand fast in the evil day, looking to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my faith, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what an inspiration to read this final letter that Paul wrote to Timothy and to realise that despite all the terrible things that he was facing, he encouraged us all to hold fast to the truth of God's Word, which can never be broken. Thank You, Father, that You have promised to rescue all Your children from every evil deed and to bring us safely home into our heavenly inheritance in Christ. To You be all praise and glory forever and ever, AMEN.