Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and for calling me into Your family, through faith in Christ. Help me to take heed to all that You would teach me, and use me, I pray, to point the lost to Christ, and to encourage those that are saved by grace. Thank You that we have been equipped with knowledge of the truth, which is according to godliness - Thank You, in Christ name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that eternal life is not only a sure hope for the future but is already my present possession today. Thank You for Your promise of eternal life to all who have trusted Christ as Saviour and thank You that Your word is true and Your promises stand fast for ever and ever, I pray that as Your ambassador on earth I may live as a worthy citizen of heaven to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, Thank You for Paul's letter to Titus and the wealth of information we can learn, not only in the selection of Church elders, but in the roles and responsibilities we all have in our homes and abroad. Thank You that when friends and loved ones are far away, we not only have peace with God, because of our great salvation, but we have the peace of God residing in our hearts, when our mind is focussed on Jesus. Thank You that no matter where I am, You are with me to encourage and guide me. Help me live a godly life, both in my home and in my wider community, for Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am a member of the body of Christ, and that we are all one in Him. Thank You for the joy of Christian fellowship and the opportunities we have of meeting together in our local gatherings. Raise up leaders like Titus, who stand firm on the authority of Scripture, and carry out their responsibilities by speaking the truth in love. Raise up elders who are able to identify and address incorrect teachings and are willing to deal with issues that compromised the truth of the gospel of God. Keep each one of us low at the cross and broken before You – this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, whether or not I am an elder in my local church, I pray that I may exhibit the same qualities and character.. of a godly man or woman, who is above reproach - so that my life may become a beacon of light, in a lost and darkened world - and give glory to my Father in heaven. This I ask in Jesus name. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I want to be the sort of person that is pleasing in Your sight. Help me to examine myself to see if there are any areas within my own life and character that could be displeasing to You. Furnish the church fellowships of our nations with godly overseers, who will take responsibility for caring for the flock of God and use them and me in whatever way You may choose, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, search me O God and know my heart I pray, see if there is any wicked way in me and lead me in the path of righteousness, for His name sake, AMEN.
Lead us Lord in Your righteousness and may those that are appointed to the responsible position of church elder reflect the qualities of a godly leader, and may we individually seek to do that which is righteous in Your sight - and may we all earnestly contend for the faith so that we too may be perfect and complete, lacking in no quality that You would desire to see in each of Your children - this we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, give me discernment I pray to recognise false teachings and ungodly doctrines that have distorted the Word of God and twisted the truth of the glorious gospel of grace in some way. I pray that I will not be deceived by legalists, teachers or ministries that give heed to worldly authorities, Jewish mysticism, the traditions and commands of men or monetary gain, in preference for the truth of the Word of God - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that my heart would be ever open to Your truth and that I am not influenced by any erroneous, legalistic lectures or prosperity teachings.. but stand fast in the faith once offered to the saints. Thank You that Christ's sacrifice is sufficient and that my salvation does not rest on what I have to do.. but on what Christ has done for me - on Calvary's cross, by shedding His blood for my sin and for rising again from the dead - so that by faith in Him I might have the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, keep me grounded on Your Word and securely founded on the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ. Give me wisdom to discern false teachings and help me to remain anchored to the Word of truth. Protect me from those that would subvert the gospel of Christ and may I grow up in all aspects of the faith, which was given for our learning - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word of truth. I pray that under the guidance of the Holy Spirit I would rightly divide the Word of truth so that I do not get caught up in Jewish myths and unscriptural interpretation. Thank You that in Christ I have been sanctified and I am not bound by dietary laws which make me unclean - but have been cleansed by the blood of Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, we pray for our local churches and for the elders that oversee the flock of God. We pray that they may be grounded in sound doctrine and firmly committed to safeguarding biblical truth in their local assemblies - in love. Help me also to be vigilant in searching the scriptures daily and keep us all from straying from the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ - so that Jesus may be glorified in our lives and in our local assemblies, in Jesus name we pray, AMEN
Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You that You have given us Your Word and that in it we have all we need for life and godliness. Give us discernment to recognise and renounce false teachers and unbiblical doctrine - and help us to hold fast to that which is good and wholesome and which is consistent with sound teaching. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the instructions that are found within Your Word. Thank You for those older people that You placed in my life.. to give me wise advice and sound teachings and I pray that as I too get older.. You will use me to be a source of help and encouragement to those that are younger in years. Give me sound wisdom and understanding of Your word.. and the ability to be used by You to admonish and instruct others as You see fit, in humility and grace. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for our mothers and the women that have influenced us in godly living and virtuous behaviour. We pray, that in the increasingly difficult days in which we live, both women and men would seek to live godly in Christ Jesus, in the power of the Holy Spirit - so that Your word would not be dishonoured in our lives, and others would be attracted to the beauty of Christ, through our living testimony. This we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the life testimony of people like Paul and Titus, whose faith in the Lord Jesus became so much a part of the fabric of their lives, that they became a living testimony to the gospel of grace. May my life also be a true testimony of good deeds, pure doctrine, sound speech and a worthy pattern of godly behaviour, for Your eternal praise – and may others see the love and grace of Jesus in me, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your unfathomable grace in sending Jesus to bring Salvation to a lost and dying race - and thank You for redeeming ME. Give me a deeper understanding of what Your amazing grace has accomplished in my life.. and may I live to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the important instructions we receive from Your holy word, as we progress through the college of Christian living. I pray that I may deny ungodliness and disengage myself from any worldly pursuits or fleshly attitudes, and pray that I may diligently seek to live sensibly, righteously and godly in this present age - this I ask Jesus name, and for His greater praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what glorious grace You have poured out on me and all who believe in Jesus Christ's finished word at Calvary. Thank You for my salvation. Thank You that I have been redeemed with the precious blood of Christ. Thank You that I have been imputed with His prefect righteousness and His abundant life. Thank You that I have been redeemed from sin and lawlessness and been baptised into the body of Christ, so that together we may become a people for His own possession - eager to be used by You ...until it is not I that live in this body but Christ Who lives in me, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your goodness and grace and the wonderful way that You have disclosed to us our roles and responsibilities.. not only in our Christian fellowships, but in the wider, secular world in which we live. May we live honourable lives, which display a godly integrity and Christian grace.. to all with whom we come in contact, and may we.. from this day forward, live a life that honours Your holy name - this we ask in Jesus name. AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You for the truths that are contained in Your word and for the stark reminders of what I was before my salvation. Thank You that I have been saved by grace through faith and I pray that I may take to heart the warning and instructions that are given in this little letter to Titus. I pray that I may give due respect to those in authority and demonstrate the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God to a lost and dying world - so that I may see who I am in Christ and come to know Him as their Redeemer and Lord to Your honour and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN
Thank You Father for Your Love towards me, and for the abundance of Your gift of Life, which is simply through faith in the Person of the Lord Jesus and His work on the cross. I pray that in the power of the Spirit of love I may live my life in a way that is pleasing to You so that through me Your life-giving love may stream out to those that are lost and hurting, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Thank You Father for Your grace and mercy towards me - a sinner. Thank You that You have washed away my sins and made me a new person in Christ - through the power of the Spirit, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Thank You Father for the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You Lord for Your amazing grace that has been poured out on us through the Holy Spirit - to the praise of our Lord Jesus Christ and to the glory of God the Father, for ever and ever, AMEN
Loving Father thank You that I am justified – made a new creation in Christ and sealed with the promise of the Holy Spirit - by Your grace and mercy, which has placed me in the position of becoming an heir of the hope of eternal life, in Jesus name – I thank YOU, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for this wise advise from Paul.. to reject a factious man after a first and second warning. Lord I confess that too often I have wasted valuable time, trying appease a person, whose obvious aim is to cause division or acrimony within the body of Christ... because of some pet preoccupation with one small doctrinal issue, in pursuit of their cherished ideal or to justify their own unbiblical ideas. Help me to identify those that deliberately seek to cause division in the body of Christ, and give me the grace to remain silent, rather than being pulled into some unfruitful argument - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wise instruction of Paul about division within the church, and the need to address those that are divisive. Keep me from becoming entrapped in any form of legalism, help me to recognise and avoid many of the heresies, unbiblical teachings and legalistic rituals that are infiltrating so many congregations today, and give Church elders the wisdom and discernment to address any division within the body of Christ, speedily, wisely and biblically, so that others may not be misled. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.