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2 Thessalonians 1

Carve the very nature, the very heart of Jesus into me, Lord.

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In this passage, Paul lets the Thessalonians know how he prays for them, the kinds of things he asks You to do in their lives.  I want to pray those things for me as well, Daddy:

You, O God, give me everything I need, You make me everything I’m to be.  Keep my faith growing and develop in me an even greater love for people than I’ve ever held and exhibited at anytime in the past.

No matter what hard times may come, keep me steady and determined in my faith.  Any trouble that comes is a clear sign that You are at work to make me fit for the kingdom, making me fit for what You’re calling me to be.

Fill with Your own energy the ideas You stir in me and the acts of faith to which You motivate me, so that it all amounts to something.  May my life honor Your name, Jesus.

Thank You for Your grace that’s behind and through all this–You, my God, giving Yourself freely and my Master, Jesus Christ, giving Himself freely.  Here am I –I give myself to You.  Make me just like Jesus.  Amen.

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