Life Verse(s) (Breath Prayers below)
Phil 2:3-5 (NIV) Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus
Phil 2:13 (New Living Translation) For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
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 [4 D’s – Discipleship = Desire/Decision; Denial; Dedication; & Direction]
1 Tim 6:11-12a But you, man of God, run from these things, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. Fight the good fight for the faith; take hold of eternal life that you were called to. [4 D’s – Being a kingdom person = dedication, discipline, dependence, develop. See Tony Evans May 26.]
Isaiah 40:29-31 (NLT) He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. 30 Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. 31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
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.
2 Tim 4:1 Proclaim the message*; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching. (*preach the word in some translations)
1 John 2:6 (Berean Study Bible) – Whoever claims to abide in Him must walk as Jesus walked.
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 1:14 The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:17 for the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
John 13:34 “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another.”
Luke 12:48b Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. #responsibility
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
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.
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.
Matt 16:25 (MSG, Message) 25 Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self.
1. Praise to You my God / Lord / Christ / Holy Spirit
2. Please Forgive me God / Lord / Christ / Holy Spirit
3. Thank you my God / Lord / Christ / Holy Spirit
4. Be with me my God / Lord / Christ / Holy Spirit (Please guide me oh Lord)
5. Give me strength oh God / Lord / Christ / Holy Spirit
Make me wise oh God / Lord / Christ / Holy Spirit
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
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