Heavenly Father, thank You for the lovely example of Paul and Timothy, who were bond-servants of Christ and who used the gifts and grace with which they were endowed, to further the good news of the gospel of grace for the benefit of the whole Church. Develop in me the heart of a servant that is ready and willing to think of the other before myself. Use whatever gifts and graces I have, to forward the gospel in my little corner of the world. May I die to self and live for Christ for Your honour and glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Thank You, Father, for Your Church, which is the body of Christ and the family of God into which I have been born-again. As I lift up the pressing needs and requests of my brothers and sisters in Christ, may my prayers be bathed in love and grace, forgiveness and faith, care and concern. And may I always remember to beautify my prayers with joyful thanks and grateful praise, in Christ’s name I pray, AMEN.
Thank You, Father, that in Christ I am a fellow worker with other members of Your Body. Help me to lift up others in prayer and praise, and to faithfully carry out my part as a member of Your Body. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Dear Lord, thank You that You began this amazing work of grace in the soul of each believer. You knew each one of us before we were formed in our mother's womb, and You scheduled each day of our lives. In Your grace and mercy, You will perfect and complete the good work that You began, to our eternal benefit, and to Your eternal praise. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, in a world where the truth of the gospel is despised by the masses and the grace of God has been rejected in this humanistic society, help me to be like Paul. Help me to keep my brothers and sisters in remembrance and to lift them up prayer and thanksgiving. We are all one in Christ and all partakers of the glorious gospel of grace. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may so grow in grace and in a knowledge of my Saviour, Jesus Christ, that His supernatural love may flow into my heart so that, in the power of the Holy Spirit, I too may love others as Christ loved me and be able to say with Paul: "As God is my witness, I yearn for my brothers and sisters in Christ with all the affection of Christ Jesus." In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the privilege of prayer and for placing me in Your family as Your child. How blessed I am to be a member of the body of Christ, and I thank You for the example that Paul the apostle set, as he lifted up the body of Christ in prayer. I pray also for my brothers and sisters in Christ, that their love may increase and multiply and that they too grow in grace and in a knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. In His name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may set aside my own self life and live in true fellowship of the gospel with my brothers and sisters in Christ. Help me to discover that inner holy joy that comes from holding all the saints of God in my loving thoughts and lifting them up in prayer within my heart. May my love for all believers in Christ, overspill into earnest prayer for them all. Lord, I pray that all believers learn to approve that which is good and excellent so that in sincerity and truth, we all would grow in grace and live blamelessly before You until the return of Christ when we see Jesus and we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Dear Lord, thank you for imputing me with Christ's righteousness as a free gift of grace. I now offer myself to You and pray that in the power of the Spirit, I would be filled with the fruit of righteousness for the glory of Your name. Use me as You will I pray, so that throughout my life the fruit of Christ's righteousness will produce much fruit in me, to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I thank You that You are my God. No matter what situation I find myself in and whatever problems I may be called upon to face, it can be used by You for the furtherance of the gospel of grace. Help me to be joyful in my hope in Christ, knowing that You can use every circumstance of my life for the greater progress of the gospel. Help me to be persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, and learn to say, "Thy will, not mine be done." In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may become so 'one with my Saviour', that I learn to entrust every situation into His hands, no matter how difficult or distressing it may be. Help me remember that all things in life serve to advance the gospel of Christ, to Your praise and glory. May I learn to rejoice in all things, knowing that there is nothing that can touch my life that You cannot use to further the good news of the gospel of grace to a dying world in need of a Saviour. This I ask in Jesus' precious name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful witness of Paul and for the many instances where You took simple people, absurd equipment, and seemingly inappropriate circumstances, to forward Your plans and purposes. Fulfil Your will in my life, I pray. May I be a willing witness in whatever circumstances I may find myself. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the work that You have called me to do in this corner of Your vineyard. May I rejoice to see the message of Salvation being spread to lost souls and not be downcast by those whose motive may be rooted in envy or bitterness. Rather I pray that I may be flooded with Your joy that the gospel is being proclaimed.. and encourage others to rejoice in the Lord always.. at the wonderful way that so many are hearing the good news of the gospel of Salvation - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that the glorious gospel of grace would be spread abroad, despite the evil attempts of the enemy to disrupt the spread of the gospel. May I never forget that You are in control and that You will use every eventuality in my life, whether good or ill, for Your greater glory. Keep me from developing any petty differences with other ministries, even when they are discourteous toward me. May the love of Christ shine forth in my life. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I would learn all that You would teach me through these two contrasting groups of Christians, one who preach out of selfish ambition and one who preach out of love for You. I ask that I would develop a gracious, caring, godly attitude toward all my brothers and sisters in Christ. Keep me from developing any unrighteous behaviour or adopting a judgemental attitude toward other believers. You know the motives of our hearts and Your judgements are righteous and true. Keep my motives toward others pure, and may all I do be to the glory of God. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am part of the Body of Christ and for the work that You have called me to do. Help me to rejoice over the ministries of others that are sharing the truth of the gospel of Christ, even when their motives are ungodly, or when it conflicts with my own cultural differences or churchmanship. I pray that wherever You place me, I will be content to finish the work You have called me to do and rejoice in the work that you have called others to do, in spirit and truth. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I want to learn the lesson that all the things that happen in my life will be used by You, to Your praise and glory. Help me to keep my eyes off my immediate circumstances and to fix my eyes on Jesus, knowing that deliverance will always come in Your timing and in Your way. Teach me also of the value of prayers and intercessions for others which You use as a tool to increase my faith, forward Your kingdom, and draw me ever closer to Jesus, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I praise Your holy name for all Your loving kindness to me and all Your children. My earnest expectation and hope is that I shall be ashamed in nothing in my life but live boldly for You, honouring and magnifying You in all I think, and say, and do. This I pray in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You that I am Your child. May Your will be done in my life and may I live in a way pleasing to You. Thank You that my times are in Your hands, and I pray that I may live for Christ every day of my life, knowing that to die in Him is gain. Enable me to finish the work that You have prepared for me to do, and keep me through all life's difficulties, knowing that Your grace is sufficient. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, as I look at the apostle Paul, I can see Your guiding hand in every situation of his life and every situation of my life. I pray that I may live a fruitful life that brings forth much spiritual fruit for Your praise and glory. Whether I live or die, I thank You, Father, that my life is in Your hands and that Your grace is sufficient. Thank You that my light afflictions, which are but for a moment, are working in me an absolutely incomparable, eternal weight of glory. Praise Your holy name forever and ever, AMEN.
Loving Father, I long to be with Jesus and I long to live for Jesus. Enable me to live a life that is honouring to You. And I pray that I may so set my heart on You, that the things of the world have no attraction for me, as my eyes remain fixed firmly on You. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You for the teachings of Paul that give me so much encouragement and comfort. Thank You for his example of a man who cared for the spiritual well-being of others before his own desires. Thank You for all the saints who have been instrumental in telling me about Jesus, encouraging me in my spiritual growth, and placing my needs above their own. I pray that I may show the same grace to my brothers and sisters in Christ. In all things may I joyfully say, "Thy will, Lord Jesus, not mine be done, for Your glory and the well-being of others." This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what an example the apostle Paul is, of a man whose driving passion was to exalt Christ in all he said and did, to minister to his brothers and sisters in Christ and to share the gospel of grace with the lost. I pray that I may have that same holy mindset so that whether I live or die, my dear desire would be to exalt the Lord Jesus in my life, to conduct myself in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, and to stand firm with my Christian brothers and sisters. May I so grow in grace and in a knowledge of my Lord and Saviour, that I may say with Paul, "for me to live is Christ and to die is gain." In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, help me to live a life that is worthy of You. May my conduct and behaviour be uncompromising, whether I am alone or in the company of others. And may the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to You. I pray that I may stand firm in the truth of the glorious gospel of grace and strive side by side with my brothers and sisters in Christ for the faith of the glorious gospel of Christ. He alone is worthy of our praise and worship, and it is in His name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, it is a sobering thought to know that those who reject the glorious gospel of Christ, bring judgement down on their own heads, and those that wilfully oppose Your purpose and plan, are under Your eternal condemnation because they have not trusted in the One Person, Who alone has power over death, and in Whom are the words of eternal life. Use me as a witness that points others to Christ, and I pray that I may decrease so that He may increase, until it is not I that live, but Christ that lives in me. This I ask in His precious name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that I have been called out of darkness into Your glorious light, by faith in Christ's finished work at Calvary which alone paid for my sins. I also thank You that as part of Christ's Body, I am given the privilege of suffering for His sake. As I travel through a world that is hostile to Your grace and shows contempt for the precious sacrifice of Your dearly beloved Son and my Saviour, I pray You would draw me ever closer to Christ. May I rejoice in the trials I am called upon to face in this fleeting life, knowing that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be one day be revealed in me. Praise His holy name, AMEN.