Devotion for August 16, 2017

'Philippians 1 Prayer for you and me today...'

 
Heavenly Father...
 
Enable me to live a pure and blameless life today (1:10)...
 
Continue Your work within me—because I know I'm not yet done (1:6)...
 
Grow my love for others, so that it overflows (1:8)...
 
Keep me growing in my knowledge and understanding of what really matters (1:10)...
 
Fill me with the fruit of my salvation—those good things produced in my life by Your Son (1:11)...
 
Let everything that happens to me today help spread the Good News (1:12)...
 
Grow my confidence so I become more bold in telling others about Jesus (1:14)...
 
Help me pray for my brothers and sisters (constantly!), and they for me, as Your Spirit helps us and You deliver us (1:19)...
 
Don't let me do anything that causes You shame today—instead, let my life always honor my Savior (1:20)...
 
Help me be increasingly more fruitful for Your Son as my desire to be with Him grows (1:22-23)...
 
Help me grow and experience the joy of my faith today (1:25)...
 
Enable me to live today in a manner worthy of the Good News of Christ—as a citizen of Heaven (1:27)...
 
Thank you for granting me the privilege of trusting Your Son (1:29)...
 
Thank You for granting me the privilege of suffering for Him, too (1:29)...
 
And finally, Lord, thank You that I'm not alone! That is, 1) I'm in this fight with my precious brothers and sisters in Christ, 2) I'm in this fight (that's already WON!) with Your Son WITH me, and 3) I'm in this fight enabled, strengthened, and protected by Your Spirit (1:30).
 
Thank You, Lord! I love You!
 
AMEN

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