Father, we thank You, for the fruit of godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation which is not to be regretted, for a “broken spirit and a contrite heart You will not despise” (See Psalm 51:17).
Father, we pray, that as Your people, we may abound in everything in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and that we will love one another as Christ loved us, for it was by Your free gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone was our salvation secured.
Father, Your Word tells us to give honor and respect where honor and respect is due, so Father, we are asking You to help us fulfill the Great Commission by demonstrating Your Love with the world as You demonstrated Your Love towards us when we were still dead in trespasses.
And Father, help us to demonstrate this very same Love towards our brothers and sisters who are in the faith, for it is by this Love the world will see that we are truly Your disciples, not just by talking, but by becoming those living epistles who are not made of stone.
Father, Your Word tells us that we will reap what we have sown, so we pray that in our giving we will sow seeds that will produce life, love, mercy, peace, joy, righteousness, holiness, grace and so much more by demonstration in spirit and in truth.
Father, we thank You, for You who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply our seeds which we have sown in righteousness. Father, we thank You, for in supplying the needs of the multitudes with a good heart attitude our reward, which is priceless, our cups will overflow with blessings upon blessings upon blessings.
Father, we thank You, “for though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty in You Lord God, for the pulling down of strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself upon Your knowledge by bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when our obedience is fulfilled.”
Father, we pray You will help us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling as we make our pilgrimage back home to You, and as we do so, give us the confidence to draw near You in times of weakness, for Your Word assures us that we can approach Your Holy Throne of mercy and grace so we may find grace and mercy to help us in time of need.
Father, we thank You, for in knowing that we are co-equal heirs together that there are no Big ‘I’s or little ‘U’s. Father, we also ask to have eyes and ears like that of the eagle, so we may discern the difference between dark and light, for Satan goes around like an angel of light to prevent the truth of who Jesus Christ is in a world filled with darkness and despair.
Father, we thank You that Your “grace is made perfect in our weakness, and we ask You to help us to walk upright and holy before You, so that in the day of Your Son’s appearing, we may be found blameless in Your sight.
Help us Father, we pray, to comfort one another, to be of one mind, to live and peace, for when we do so, You is the God of peace will be with us for all eternity, in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
The above message was adapted from the Second Book of Corinthians, Chapters 7 – 13, in conjunction with: the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.