Loving Lord, I realise the importance of spiritual accountability in my own Christian life. I pray that You would raise up godly men and women of faith, who would keep me accountable. Help me not to balk at the thought of accountability, but rather to embrace it and learn all I can from the wise council of those that You place in my life. I pray that together we would grow in grace and obtain wisdom in time of need.
Lord I pray that You would provide me with someone, perhaps even a prayer partner, who I could pray with and enjoy fellowship with. May we build up a relationship that enables us to be transparent in our Christian walk. May we give each other guidance with sensitivity and maturity, for our mutual encouragement and reciprocal counsel.
Lord, I know that the enemy is prowling round as a roaring lion, seeking to devour all those that do not hold themselves accountable to You, leaving them vulnerable to his evil attacks and spiritual discouragement. Help me Lord, to be the person You would have me to be. Give me humility of heart and a spirit of grace as I seek to do only those things that are righteous and appropriate in Your sight. In Jesus' name I pray,
Heavenly Father, how quickly legalism and pride can stifle a heart that should be open to You in prayer and praise. How thought-provoking to realise that jealously and self-conceit can blind us to the truth of Who the Lord Jesus is and prevent us from giving Him the honour He deserves. Give me a teachable spirit and keep me from developing biased opinions that conflict with Your Word. Prevent pride and legalism from blinding my eyes to the goodness of God. Cleanse my heart, I pray, so that I speak and act wisely and produce in me good fruit and holy conduct. Forgive me for any idle words I have uttered indiscreetly, and may the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be righteous before Your throne. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 12:36
Loving Lord and Heavenly Father, I do thank You for the family of Christ into which You have placed me and the loving fellowship that we enjoy together. As we study Your Word and seek to encourage each other in our little gatherings, I pray that the Word of Christ would dwell in us richly.
Help each of us to be willing to learn and also recognise the need to be accountable to each other as well as to You, as we seek to grow in grace corporately. Bless those that You have seen fit to equip each of us, and I pray that those who have been graced with the gift of teacher may motivate us all to be willing learners of You.
Lord, I know that one day I will stand before Your Bema judgement seat and I long to hear You say, “well done good and faithful servant.” I pray that in the days that I have ahead, I would draw close to You, and to my brothers and sisters in Christ, as together, we await that glorious day when we stand in Your presence, face to face with You.
Thank You, in Jesus' name,