Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and for calling me into Your family, through faith in Christ. Help me to take heed of 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 Jesus' 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 forever and ever. I pray that as Your ambassador on earth, I may live as a worthy citizen of heaven, to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the book of Titus and the many teachings it provides on living godly lives for Your honour and glory. Thank You for the life of Paul and for entrusting him with the truth of the gospel of grace. Thank You that Your Word is true and never fails and that You determined before the foundation of the world to redeem mankind from their sin, by grace through faith in Christ. Thank You for sending Jesus as the incarnate Word Who lived a perfect life and died and rose again so that I might have the promise of eternal life - through faith in Him. Praise His holy name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Paul's letter to Titus and the wealth of information it contains, not only in the selection of church elders, but in the roles and responsibilities we all have in our homes and abroad. Thank You for the grace, mercy, and peace You give to me every day. 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. 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 all 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 compromise 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 to care 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