Read: 1 Peter–Chapter 2
Key Verses: 1 Peter 2:13-25 “Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God. But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.”
Dear Heavenly Father, Help me to get rid of all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander in my life. Thank you for continually helping me to grow in Christ. Lord, thank you for your sacrifice and willingness to be rejected among men in order to save me. I pray that I will continue to recognize just how precious you are and that I will always listen and obey you and your word. Father God, thank you for choosing me to be apart of your family and extending your mercy to me. I pray that I will abstain from the sinful desires that I have. Help me to be a living example of who you are so that others see you through me. Lord Jesus, please help me to follow your example in all that I do. I pray that I will be willing to submit to any authority that you set over me especially when I do not understand your plans for my life. Humble my heart so that I can be like you when I face adversity or the unknown. Amen.
***My prayers are based on the whole chapter not just the key verses.
***The Prayer is in black, and the Scripture (NIV) is in red.
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