Jan 05

Wednesday Prayer Focus

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PRAYER FOCUS: Persevering Faith 
SCRIPTURE: 1 Peter 1:3-9 

Today we will focus on prayer for persevering faith that can endure all circumstances. 2020 and 2021 were a wild ride, and to say we know what will happen in 2022 is presumptive mistake. Nevertheless, God has revealed to us what is guaranteed for all followers of Jesus. It is this guarantee (among many promises in Scripture) that we have as a sure and firm foundation: we are loved and we will persevere through all things, because God is good, God is with us, and God is for us. 

Romans 8:31 – 39 says: 

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, 

                  “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; 

      we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” 

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Take some time to: 

  1. Pray for those who are suffering in the congregation, that they would be strengthened in their faith.  
  2. Pray for one another, that we would support and encourage each other as we live for Christ together.  
  3. Pray for opportunities to share the hope that we have in Christ, with others. 
  4. Pray that we would trust our loving Father is perfectly in control of all of our lives, and using all things for our good and his glory in this world.