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PRAYERAPHRASES

Priceless Legacies of Prayer
Prayers & Paraphrased Prayers 
of Charles Spurgeon, Scripture & Others

A Plea to Memorize, Meditate, 
Retain & Pray Scripture

Including prayers & paraphrased prayers based upon Scripture
Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You Richly
From New Start Publications

Table Of Contents

Topic 

Page 

Table Of Contents 

Introduction 

Salvation 

Assurance 

Word 

10 

Holy Spirit 

14 

Faith 

16 

Prayer 

17 

Obedience & Discipleship 

20 

Perfect, Upright, Guileless 

23 

Conformed To Christ 

24 

Fellowship 

27 

Sin 

28 

Spiritual Warfare 

30 

Prayers Of Scripture 

32


This pamphlet is designed to encourage Christians to memorize, meditate, retain and pray Scripture. It should be noted that the memorization, mediation and retention of Scripture is not an optional add-on for believers, but a Biblical command! Colossians 3:16 clearly says, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." Certainly this implies memorization. Our earnestness to do so should be compared to the words of Job, "I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. (Job 23:12)" With regard to retaining Scripture, again, the Word of God is very clear: "Let thine heart retain my words (Proverbs 4:4)." What's the incentive? Consider the following verses: "Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart (Jeremiah 15:16)." The Word memorized, meditated upon and retained produced JOY! Also, "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him." What greater incentive could we possible need? Finally, the Word memorized and meditated upon will result in "speaking out of an abundant heart" (Matthew 12:34) as well as making Scripture a part of every believer's daily private prayer life.


The following verses are arranged by topic. Randomly, prayers based on the verse have been added for the purpose of private prayer. These prayers were adopted from a larger work entitled, "Prayeraphrases"©. 


Salvation

Ephesians 2:8-10

8 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:


9 - Not of works, lest any man should boast.


10 - For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.


Father, we rejoice that Thy hand has been laid upon the canvas of our lives which is matchless even in its outlines, and foundation colors; and that You have never yet thrown away a canvas upon which You have once commenced a masterpiece.


Blessed Trinity, grant that we might joyfully believe that You have decreed the holy lives of Thy people as much as You have decreed our ultimate glorification with Thee in heaven!


Romans 3:23


23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.


Most Holy God, unveil Thy love to us, so that in its clear shining we may behold the sin in our rebellion, and may turn unto Thee in humility and fervent devotion.


Romans 6:23

23 - For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Lord Jesus, how we praise Thee that Thy grace does not just measure up to our sin, but it rises above it in overmastering grandeur.

Romans 10:13

13 - For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

O Thou Savior and Lord, we praise Thee for saving us from the slavery of sin, that we might be wholeheartedly, though very imperfectly, obedient to Thee out of very gratitude and love to Thee, our God and Master, our All in All! 


2 Corinthians 6:2(b)

2 - Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

Make us missionaries of Thy truth and ambassadors of Thy grace and love.

John 6:37

37 - All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

May His gospel of grace become more exceedingly precious as we gaze into its unsearchable wealth.

Philippians 2:12-13

12 - Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

13 - For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Help us Thou Spirit of God to, with regularity, enter Thy gymnasium of Divine discipline.

Holy Spirit, help us to work out our own salvation in fear and trembling with the intensest efforts since it is You who work in us both to will and to do of Thine own good pleasure.

Romans 6:17 [NAS]

17 - But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed.

O Thou Savior and Lord, we praise Thee for saving us from the slavery of sin, that we might be wholeheartedly, though very imperfectly, obedient to Thee out of very gratitude and love to Thee, our God and Master, our All in All!


Ever grant us O Lord that submissive faith that breeds wholehearted obedience.

John 3:3

3 - Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Father, how we praise Thee that the first thing You do by Thy Holy Spirit is to renew the soil by the mighty enriching energies of Thy grace; then You plant the vigorous word of Thy truth and the thorns and briars of falsity are smothered in its presence.

John 3:16

16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Almighty Father, in Thy giving we saw Thy whole heart -- all the love of Thine eternity, and all the grace of Thine infinitude.

John 3:18

18 - He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 3:36

36 - He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

John 1:12

12 - But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.

Romans 10:9-10

9 - That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 - For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Father, through the channels of outward expression, whether it be the written or the spoken word, help us to be fountains of Thy Divine love and beneficent intentions toward mankind.

Romans 6:22

22 - But now being made free from sin, and become servants to 

God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

Oh Righteous Father, enable our spiritual eyes to clearly see the shattering results of straying from Thy Holy Word.

Mark 16:16

16 - He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

1 Peter 1:23

23 - Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

Lord, how we praise Thee that light floods into the dark cellar of doubt through the window of Thy precious Word!

James 1:18

18 - Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

Father, how we praise Thee that the first thing You do by Thy Holy Spirit is to renew the soil by the mighty enriching energies of Thy grace; then You plant the vigorous word of Thy truth and the thorns and briars of falsity are smothered in its presence.

Isaiah 53:6

6 - All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Lord Jesus, how we praise Thee that Thy grace does not just measure up to our sin, but it rises above it in overmastering grandeur. 

Assurance

John 10: 27-30

27 - My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

28 - And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

29 - My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

30 - I and my Father are one.

Lord Jesus, how it thrills our hearts to think that You watch each one of Thine own as intensely as if You had not another.

1 John 5:13

13 - These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

Hebrews 7:25

25 - Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Lord Jesus, how we thank Thee that Thy dying blood is marvelously matched by Thy living, pleading intercessory work for Thine own.

Thou interceding Christ, apply to our hearts and lives all the merit you obtained by Thy incomprehensible suffering and death for us upon the cross.

Romans 8: 38-39

38 - For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 - Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We praise Thee Sweet Holy Spirit for first imputing the very righteousness of Christ to our hearts and lives, and then giving us the sweet assurance of peace with the Father. 

1 John 5: 11-12

11 - And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

12 - He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

Philippians 1:6

6 - Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 13:5

5 - Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Father, we praise Thee that Thy love is as certain in the night of darkness as in the brightness of the day of joy.

2 Timothy 1:12

12 - For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

Psalm 23

1 - (A Psalm of David.) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 - He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 - He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4 - Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 - Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 - Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. 

The Word

Jeremiah 15:16

16 - Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart.

We can never thank Thee enough O Lord for Thy precious Word, a single word of which at times opens up infinite horizons to our souls.

Thou Living Word, our highest earthly enjoyments are but a shadow in comparison to the joy that floods our hearts when we ponder Thy incomparable Word!

Job 23:12(b)

12 - I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

Father, by Thy Holy Spirit, enable us to feed much upon Christ via the Word, till we are enveloped by His love and overflowing with His joy.

Matthew 4:4

4 - But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Enable us as Thy people O our Father, to clearly quote Thy precious promises when we are attacked by the enemy of our souls.

Psalm 119:9-11

9 - Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

10 - With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

11 - Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

O Thou precious Lord Jesus, take our highest manhood and saturate it with Thy Word, overflow it with Thy love. 

Father, help us to allow the Holy Spirit to use the truth of Thy precious Word to daily destroy sin, nourish grace, suggest noble desires and urge to holy deeds.

Psalm 119:97

97 - O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

Lord, grant that we might become so saturated with Thy Word that it shall become to us safety and protection -- invincible in every circumstance of life.

Just as the hen broods on her egg till life comes forth, so may we patiently ponder Thy Word till it becomes wonderfully alive and precious, bringing intense joy to our minds and hearts.

Psalm 119:105

105 - Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Let in the light as our eyes are able to bear it.

Send light upon lives that have slipped down into caverns of great darkness.

Father, if Thou be pleased to reveal to us a glint of light from among the precious truths of Thy Word, enable us to shine it forth to others.

Matthew 24:35

35 - Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

O Father, keep us ever mindful that we are continually writing on the pages of eternity.

We can never thank Thee enough O Lord for Thy precious Word, a single word of which at times opens up infinite horizons to our souls. 

Psalm 1:2

2 - But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Thou Living Word, our highest earthly enjoyments are but a shadow in comparison to the joy that floods our hearts when we ponder Thy incomparable Word!

Nothing is perfect except Your words. O how I love them. I think about them all day long.

Psalm 119:89

89 - For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

Thy Word is old as Thine own eternity, new as our present need.

Isaiah 40:31

31 - But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

What a blessing it is that failing, flagging, fainting spirits, by waiting upon Thee Lord, shall renew their strength.

Psalm 119 (various)

18 - Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

Great Triune God, grant that we might see wondrous things in Thy precious Word, things that only the believing eye beholds, things that are wrapped in the invisibility of their own greatness.

20 - My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.

Holy Spirit, create in us a strong passionate desire to accept and obey God's word in everything, and to be conformed to it in thought and life. Then Blessed Spirit, may that passionate desire ultimately get the victory. 

50 - This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.

Holy Spirit, enable us to ever bring with us Thy precious Word, brimming with rich promises, because like the Psalmist we have found that it is our comfort in our affliction.

O Father how we praise Thee that even the gates of despair shall open with the key called Promise, found in Thy precious Word!

162 - I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

O Father, may that which is written with ink in Thy Word be written with grace on our hearts. 

Holy Spirit

Ephesians 5:18-19

18 - And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

19 - Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.

Precious Spirit of God, it is our heart's desire to live our lives in every aspect fully under Thy Divine influence!

Colossians 3:16

16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Lord, pour psalms and hymns and spiritual songs into our hearts and graciously hear us when we sing them to Thee.

May our whole life be tuned to the music of Thy Will.

Lord, grant that we might become so saturated with Thy Word that it shall become to us safety and protection -- invincible in every circumstance of life.

Matthew 5:6

6 - Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

O my Blessed Master, grant that I and all Thy people might have that clear eye that is characterized by wholeheartedness and single-minded devotion to Thee.

John 7:37-38

37 - If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

38 - He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

O Father, we thirst to be like Christ, to bring glory to His sacred name by complete conformity to Him. 

Acts 5:32

32 - And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

Holy Spirit, create in us a strong passionate desire to accept and obey God's word in everything, and to be conformed to it in thought and life. Then Blessed Spirit, may that passionate desire ultimately get the victory.

Luke 11:13

13 - "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"

Father, may Thy Holy Spirit within us be as a fountain of Thy life and love; to work in us both to will and to do of Thy good pleasure. How thankful we are Our Father, that grace is Thy grand, glorious, good will distributing its gifts to those who are enslaved and winter-bound. 

Faith

Hebrews 11:1

1 - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Father, Thy smile beheld by faith gives us fullness of joy.

Romans 10:17

17 - So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Spirit of Holiness, may the flame of love within our hearts be continually revived by the fuel of holy knowledge which You place upon it via Thy infallible Word of Truth!

Hebrews 11:6

6 - But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Father, grant us that faith that rests so absolutely and confidingly on Thee that Thy bare word becomes to us the infallible source of certitude with regard to all the shifting hours of time, and, to the steadfast day of an eternity whose change is blessed growth to an unreached and undeclining noon.

2 Corinthians 4:18

18 - While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Father, grant us that faith that clearly reveals the things promised and knits us so closely to them that we cannot help but feel a blessed separation from the things that are round about us. Spirit of God, cause us to soberly ponder upon the very real possibility that trifles an inch from our eyes are big enough to shut out heaven and all its stars. 

Prayer

1 John 5:14-15

14 - And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

15 - And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

Father, when we pray, enable us to accurately quote Thine own words in the power of Thy Blessed Holy Spirit.

John 15:7

7 - If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Father, as Thy people, empower us by Thy Spirit to remain tenaciously clinging to Jesus, livingly knit to Him.

John 15:11

11 - These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

Holy Spirit, teach us that if we are to enter into the joy of the Lord, we too must become people of sorrows and acquainted with grief.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 - Rejoice evermore.

17 - Pray without ceasing.

18 - In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Father, may we in very deed be among those who rejoice evermore, and pray earnestly without ceasing! 

Thou Lover of the souls of men, ever keep our hearts aglow with gratitude to Thee! 

John 14:14

14 - If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

Sweet Holy Spirit, help us to realize that our prayers, obscure and nameless though we are, can give utterance to a Paul, when Thou art controlling our lives!

John 16:24

24 - Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Lord hear us and astonish us with great replies! How we praise Thee Thou Living, Loving Lord, that praying over Thy Word as Thy Holy Spirit enables us, brings great joy to our hearts as we continue to make fresh discoveries of the heights and depths, and lengths and breadths of the love of Christ and as we find new and precious meanings in texts long familiar to us.

Ephesians 3:14-21

14 - For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Sweet Holy Spirit, vastly enlarge our faith and strengthen us in every necessary way to live in the atmosphere of this unspeakably marvelous prayer!

15 - Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16 - That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

17 - That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

Father, may the roots of all Thine own go down deep into the soil of Thy marvellous love. Lord, help us to be like a tree, rooted deep, and therefore rising high in praise to Thee. 

18 - May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

Father, we praise Thee for the Spirit-filled utterances of Thy communion of saints. How thankful we are that we are permitted to share in the fruits of their painful toil!

19 - And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

O Love Immeasurable, ever expand our finite capacity to receive Thy fullness. Lord, give us as much of Thy strength, as much of Thy love, as much of Thy righteousness, as much of Thyself as it is possible for creatures in union with the Son of Thy love to possess. Father, as the communion of saints is in our creed, so may we benefit by them in our lives!

20 - Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Oh Our Father, cause us to come to Thee daily with high expectations, because we know that You will not disappoint them.

Ephesians 3:21 [NAS]

21 - To Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

Cause us O Lord to earnestly desire and long after the full accomplishment of Thy glory.

Romans 6:11

11 - Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Father, help us to allow the Holy Spirit to use the truth of Thy precious Word to daily destroy sin, nourish grace, suggest noble desires and urge to holy deeds. 

Obedience & Discipleship

James 1:22

20 - But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Lord, we long to be diligent doers and not merely casual hearers of Thy infallible Word!

John 8:31-32

31 - If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

32 - And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 14:21

21 - He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Father, by Thy Spirit, grant to us a more perfect apprehension of Christ's love to us, that in turn our love to Him might be wonderfully increased. Lord Jesus, surprise us often with unexpected manifestations of Thy love.

John 14:23

23 - Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

O Our Father, to hear of Thy love is sweet, to believe it most precious, but to enjoy it is paradise below the skies.

Colossians 2:6

6 - As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:

O Thou Blessed Master, we long to be characterized by unhesitating, unfaltering, unreserved, and unreluctant obedience to Thy every wish.

1 John 2:4, 6

4 - He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 

6 - He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

How we praise Thee Lord Jesus, that we can take Thee as the pattern of our conduct as well as the object of our trust.

John 15:5-7

5 - I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

6 - If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

7 - If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Father, as Thy people, empower us by Thy Spirit to remain tenaciously clinging to Jesus, livingly knit to Him. Lord Jesus, teach us that it is only as we abide in Thee, and Thy words abide in us that You are able to communicate Thy love to unworthy and transgressing recipients such as us.

1 Corinthians 16:22

22 - If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

Father, by Thy Spirit, grant to us a more perfect apprehension of Christ's love to us, that in turn our love to Him might be wonderfully increased.

James 2:22 [New English Bible Translation]

22 - Surely you can see that faith was at work in his actions, and that by these actions the integrity of his faith was fully proved.

Lord we long to be wholehearted doers of Thy precious Word. 

1 John 2:28

28 - And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

Lord, grant that we might enter more thoroughly into the secret place of the Most High and more constantly abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Acts 5:32

32 - And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

Holy Spirit, create in us a strong passionate desire to accept and obey God's word in everything, and to be conformed to it in thought and life. Then Blessed Spirit, may that passionate desire ultimately get the victory. Lord, our souls break for the longing to be knowers and doers of Thy word.

Luke 6:46

46 - And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Grant us O Lord that single-mindedness that longs to obey Thee swiftly, cheerfully, and constantly!

James 2:20

20 - But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

O Thou Blessed Master, we long to be characterized by unhesitating, unfaltering, unreserved, and unreluctant obedience to Thy every wish. 

Perfect, Upright, Guileless

Matthew 5:48

48 - Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Grant us that faith that wholeheartedly obeys for very love of Thee.

Psalm 32:2

2 - Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

Lord, impart to us the grace of simplicity. May our worship be perfectly candid and sincere.

1 Peter 1:15-16

15 - But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

16 - Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

O Thou Blessed Master, grant us that holy reasoning of love that draws no license from grace, but rather feels the strong constraints of gratitude leading it to holiness.

Psalm 84:11

11 - For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Lord open the doors and windows of our soul to the Sun of Righteousness. 

Conformed To Christ

2 Corinthians 3:18 [Amplified Bible Translation]

18 - And all of us, as with unveiled face, because we continued to behold in the Word of God as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing spendour and from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord Who is the Spirit.

Spirit of the Living God, enable us, as much as it would be possible in the flesh, to behold Christ's glory in the most perpetual, unclouded way, thus fulfilling Jesus' hearts' desire. We praise Thee Lord that contemplation brings transformation.

John 17:24

24 - Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Lord Jesus, how we long to be with Thee where You are, where no hour of the endless duration shall be unblessed by the hallowed excitement occasioned by increasing intelligence and deepening love for Thee. Sovereign of the universe, our longing desire is to enter into the innermost place of Thy dwelling, there to behold such of Thy glory as our vision can endure. Cause us Lord to gaze much upon Christ's glory and thus be utterly unconscious of ourselves. May we lose ourselves in Thee O God! 

Colossians 3:16

16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

O Thou Who only are worthy of all our love, cause us to not only know Thy precious word, but retain it in our hearts that it might fuel the fires of our Divine affection and kindle in us lively sentiments of faith and love and rapturous joy and adoration. Lord, grant that we might become so saturated with Thy Word that it shall become to us safety and protection invincible in every circumstance of life.

Romans 8:29

29 - For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

O, Thou Refiner, how we thank Thee that you still persevere with Thy people with settled resolve of ceaseless love till Christ be formed in us.

1 John 1:1-4

1 - That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

2 - (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

3 - That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

4 - And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

Lord, cause our souls to seek Thee, find Thee and hold long and sweet communion with Thee in all the speechlessness of enraptured love. 

Remain with us Lord Jesus, yea, tarry with us lingeringly; and in that lingering we shall see Thy pledge of eternal fellowship.

Romans 6:17 [New American Standard Version]

17 - But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed.

O Thou Savior and Lord, we praise Thee for saving us from the slavery of sin, that we might be wholeheartedly, though very imperfectly, obedient to Thee out of very gratitude and love to Thee, our God and Master, our All in All! 

Fellowship

1 John 1:7

7 - But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. Teach us Holy Spirit that walking with the Holy One, our elevation is our safety.

1 John 1:3-4

3 - That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

4 - And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

How we praise Thee Lord Jesus, that fellowship with Thee is the unfailing fountain of our joy. Our hearts overflow with gratitude and joy when we meditate upon Thy Word which says: 'Truly our fellowship is (not was or will be) with Thee and Thy Son the Lord Jesus'. Father, our passionate heart's desire is that THY joy may be full, as the result of our fellowship with Thee. Father, may fellowship with Thee, and Thy Son, by Thy Holy Spirit permeate the entire communion of saints so completely, resulting in a transport so Divine, that tongue could never tell, nor lips describe the sacred rapture. Remain with us Lord Jesus, yea, tarry with us lingeringly; and in that lingering we shall see Thy pledge of eternal fellowship. 

Sin

Romans 6:11

11 - Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Father, help us to allow the Holy Spirit to use the truth of Thy precious Word to daily destroy sin, nourish grace, suggest noble desires and urge to holy deeds. Father, give me the grace right now to consider myself dead indeed unto sin but alive unto Thee through Jesus Christ my Lord.

Psalm 32:1-2

1 - Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

2 - Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

O Lord Jesus, Thou art the only answer to our sin, the only consolation of our sorrow.

Psalm 139:23-24

23 - Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

24 - And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

1 John 1:9

9 - If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Blessed Lord Jesus, we praise Thee that You are not only our Priest to put away our sin, but Prophet to remove our ignorance, and King to subdue our wandering hearts. 

Romans 3:23

23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

Romans 5:8

8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 6:23

23 - For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lord Jesus, how we praise Thee that Thy grace does not just measure up to our sin, but it rises above it in overmastering grandeur.

Thou Invincible Triune God, how we praise Thee that Thy grace is Thy sovereign will and power coming to expression for the deliverance of Thine elect from the servitude of sin.

James 4:17

17 - Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Lord, help us to hate sin with infinite and unquenchable hatred!

Romans 6:17 [New American Standard Translation]

17 - But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed.

O Thou Savior and Lord, we praise Thee for saving us from the slavery of sin, that we might be wholeheartedly, though very imperfectly, obedient to Thee out of very gratitude and love to Thee, our God and Master, our All in All! 

Spiritual Warfare

Colossians 2:15

15 - And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

1 John 4:4

4 - Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Ephesians 6:12-18

12 - For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 - Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 - Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 - And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 - Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 - And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Enable us as Thy people O our Father, to clearly quote Thy precious promises when we are attacked by the enemy of our souls.

Lord, grant that we might become so saturated with Thy Word that it shall become to us safety and protection -- invincible in every circumstance of life.

18 - Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. 

2 Corinthians 10:4-5

4 - (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

5 - Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

O Blessed Master, even when we pray we are often plagued with many distracting thoughts. Ever enable us to pierce them through with the imcomparable sword of Thine own Spirit.

Teach us O Lord that our mind can become a nest of petty purposes, when it was intended to be the glorious tabernacle of the eternal God. 

Prayers Of Scripture

"Oh, my brethren, you will not do better than to quote Scripture, especially in prayer. There are no prayers so good as those that are full of the Word Of God.".............................................................. C. H. Spurgeon

Ephesians 1:15-19

15 - Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

16 - Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

17 - That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

18 - The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

19 - And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.

Ephesians 3:14-21

14 - For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 - Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16 - That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

17 - That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

18 - May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

19 - And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

20 - Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

21 - Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Philippians 1:8-11

8 - For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.

9 - And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

10 - That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;

11 - Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. 

Colossians 1:9-11

9 - For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

10 - That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

11 - Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.

2 Thessalonians 3:1,2,5,16

1 - Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

2 - And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.

5 - And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

16 - Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.

John 17:20-26

20 - Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

21 - That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

22 - And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

23 - I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

24 - Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

25 - O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

26 - And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. 

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