Praying First Peter Chapter One

Precious Abba,

I lift my heart in grateful praise to you my God, the Creator of heaven and earth. You alone are worthy of all adoration for you are the God and Father of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It was because of His abundant and boundless mercy that I have been born again.

I am thankful that daily, minute by minute I am being spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for Your purpose. It is because of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, that I have an ever-living hope and confident assurance of an inheritance which is imperishable, unchanging, undefiled, and unfading, reserved in heaven for me.  Moreover, I praise You for my being protected and shielded by Your power through my faith for salvation. I am never alone!

Even though the times are chaotic and there is much distress all around, I can and will rejoice greatly, knowing that the genuineness of my faith, is so much more precious than gold which is perishable. Abba, I willingly submit to be tested and purified by Your fire. It is my desire to hear from my Lord, “well done my good and faithful servant” at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

For though I have not seen Him with my eyes, I love Him because I have seen Him with my heart. Moreover, I greatly rejoice and delight with inexpressible and glorious joy knowing that this life is temporary and soon my faith will result in the salvation of my soul and I will dwell in the house of the Lord my Savior for all eternity.

Father, in these troubling and chaotic times I ask that you help me to stand firm in the truth of Your Word. Prepare my mind for action, to be completely sober in spirit, steadfast, self-disciplined, spiritually, and morally alert. Strengthen my hope completely on Your grace that is available for all that call on Your Name for salvation. May I always be prepared to share this hope that is coming with others while there is time before Jesus Christ is revealed. 

Lord, may I and my brothers and sisters who follow You strive to be obedient children. May we not be conformed to the evil desires in which we used to live being ignorant of the requirements and transforming power of the good news regarding Your great salvation.

Just as You are Holy, may we also be holy in all our conduct. May we be set apart from the world by our godly character and moral courage no matter what the cost may be.

May You find us conducting ourselves among the lost with reverent fear and respect of You Lord as we go about reaching out to those You bring into our paths. May we never miss the divine appointments You bring our way while we are still on this earth for a little while longer.

I thank You, Abba that even though “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory is like the flower of grass, You remind us the grass withers and the flower falls off, yet we can have bold steadfast faith that Your Word endures forever!

I bow my knee to You alone, In Jesus Name,

Amen, Maranatha!

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Be encouraged! Until we meet again, I am, Passionately Loving Jesus, The Anchor of my soul!

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