Passage1 Corinthians 7:25-35
PrayerDear Father, head of our one enduring spiritual family,Thank you that you have not left us uninformed in matters of family relations. Thank you for the apostle Paul's instructions, which tell us to be holy in body and spirit and to give ourselves up to please you. Help me, Father, to do that.May we be content in the situations in which you have placed us. May those of us with spouses live, in a sense, as if we had none. May those of us who mourn over lost ..
Passage1 Corinthians 7:25-35
How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head. Psalm 133:1–2
What is the life of the church? What makes it different from all other societies and organizations? The answer is Christ, He is the difference and our source of life. Recently, I found myself fixating on what I perceived as weaknesses or blemishes in our church. The Lord began to correct me only as He can, His correction came in the simplest yet most profound way. It..
Passage1 Corinthians 7:10-24
PrayerDear Father, lover of families,May my spouse and I both strive to satisfy the spiritual, mental, economic, emotional, and physical needs of the other so neither of us will ever be tempted to look to someone else for companionship. Help us both to exercise perfect self-control, never giving Satan any opportunity to deceive us.Father, grant that there may never be any rupture in our marriage relationship that would lead to quarreling, unfaithfulness, separation, ..
Passage1 Corinthians 7:1-7
PrayerDear Father, third party to our marriage,Thank you that in matters of family relations you have not left us uninformed. Thank you for your apostle Paul's instructions. Help me take all these to heart.While it may have been better for me to remain unmarried and to have dedicated my life wholly to your service, I am married now, so please help me to fulfill all my vows and obligations to my wife and to freely give to her my love. Help me constantly to show aff..
Passage1 Corinthians 6:14-20
PrayerDear Father, powerful and holy God,This body of mine is not just temporary, meant for the decay of the grave. You have promised to redeem it, to make it glorious like Christ's. It will be my instrument to glorify you throughout eternity. Let me use it with that thought in mind.Surely you, God, who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead by your power, will also raise my body by your power. Make me ever aware that my body is a member of Christ's body. Shal..
Passage1 Corinthians 6:12-13
PrayerDear Father, powerful and holy God,Help me to understand that even though all things may be lawful for me, all things are not helpful. Keep me from being enslaved by anything.You gave us stomachs for processing food and drink, and you gave us sexuality for procreation and intimacy, but you did not mean our bodies to be used for gluttony, drunkenness, or immorality!Remind me every day, Lord, that my body is for you, and that you, Lord, are for my body!In the nam..
Passage1 Corinthians 6:1-11
PrayerDear Father, eternal and just judge of all,Help me never to shame you or your saints before the world. How could I dare seek arbitration with a brother before a judge who does not even know about Christ's way? If believers are someday to judge the world, and even angels, surely we can settle matters between ourselves. Help me, Father, to willingly suffer wrong rather than to quarrel with members of your family before the world and thereby invite their ridic..
Passage1 Corinthians 5:9-13
PrayerDear Father, lover of righteousness and purity,Give us determination to keep your command not to associate with the immoral – not at all meaning the immoral of the world, the greedy and robbers, the idolaters, for then we would have to go out of the world – but not to associate with one who bears the name of a brother if that one is guilty of immorality or greed, or is an idolater, a reviler, a drunkard or robber – not even to eat with such a person.You have cal..
Passage1 Corinthians 5:1-8
PrayerDear Father, who disciplines us for our own good,Save your church from the sexual perversions that are taking place in our society. Let us show your love to sinners and show them how to receive forgiveness. But may we also say, as Jesus said, “Sin no more!”Help us to exercise discipline, even to the removal of unrepentant members, delivering them over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh so that their spirits may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Help..
Passage1 Corinthians 4:14-21
PrayerDear Father, king of the ages,I am proud to be your child, and I want to listen carefully to your admonition. Help me to listen to you through the words of my spiritual fathers in the faith, your apostles. May I imitate them!Remind me of their ways in Christ. From them and through them may I learn that the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.Come to me, Lord, to chasten me and change me. But please show your love in a spirit of gentleness, rath..