Life Verse(s) (Breath Prayers below)
Hebrew 12:1-2 1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Ephesians 5:15-16 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. KJV
Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. NIV
Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Micah 6:8 Mankind, He has told you what is good and what it is the LORD requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.
Proverbs 16:3 (New International Version) Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
Col 2:6-7 Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, overflowing with gratitude. http://www.timpriceblog.com/my-policy-is-simply-go-ahead-and-live-in-him/
John 13:34 “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another.”
Deuteronomy 32:2-3. 2 May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass, and like showers upon the herb. 3 For I will proclaim the name of the Lord; ascribe greatness to our God!
[vs 2 is the teacher’s prayer. Add vs 3 and you have the preacher’s prayer.]
Eph 4:11-12 (NIV) 11So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
Psalm 127: 1-5
1 Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat — for he grants sleep to those he loves.
3 Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.
Eph 4:29 (ESV) Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Galatians 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
1 Peter 5:5-6 And all of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time,
Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Luke 10:27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
c.f. Mark 12:30-31 & Matt 22: 37
(Note: this is Deut 6:5 with “mind” added, by Christ.)
Psalm 34:19 (NIV) 19 The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; c.f. entire section Ps 34:15-22
Psalm 33:1 (ESV) Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.
[All of Ch 33 gives 7 reasons to praise God. (Including corporate praise)]
Psalm 136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven! His love is eternal.
Luke 9:23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
[Discipleship = Desire/Decision; Denial; Dedication; & Direction]
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession,
so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
God, Use Me
Lord help me to balance, organize, and prioritize so that You will be glorified. (by Ron Pettigrew)
Slow and strong, not too much and wrong. (by Ron Pettigrew)
For your Glory God / Lord / Christ
Praise to You oh God / Lord / Christ
Give me strength oh God / Lord / Christ
Make me wise oh God / Lord / Christ
Please guide me oh Lord
Create in me a clean heart, oh God and renew a right spirit within me. (PS 51:10)
Use me as an instrument.
May we answer Your (God’s) call to further Your Kingdom.
Thank you for the opportunity to stand and bring Your (God’s) Word to the people.
Live with an eternal perspective.Col 3:2
Invest in my integrity. Prov 10:9
Find my sweet spot. (intersection of your passion and God’s purpose) Eph 2:10
Engage God’s plan for my life.Rom 4:16 (Message); Heb 12: 1c-2