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We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
Col 1:28

Reference Subject Scripture & Sample Prayer
2 Tim 2:15 Accuracy

Scripture: Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

Sample Prayer: Lead them to accurately use the Word of God.

Heb 4:12 Conviction, Under

Scripture: For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-­edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Sample Prayer: May you work through him to convict of sin.

Ps 139:23-24 Pure, Morally

Scripture: Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Sample Prayer: Give them clean hearts & keep them from worry.

2 Tim 2:15 Doctrine, Having Sound

Scripture: Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

Sample Prayer: Give them meaningful words and wholesome conversation.

Jas 5:19-20 Bridge-builder

Scripture: My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

Sample Prayer: Give them hearts for correcting wrong doctrine & restoring sinners.

Jude 3 Faith, Defender of

Scripture: Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.

Sample Prayer: May they contend for the faith.

1 Tim 4:4 Thankful

Scripture: For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

Sample Prayer: Consecrate themselves upon God's Word and prayer

1 Tim 4:16 Soul-winner

Scripture: Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

Sample Prayer: Make them diligent in the use of their spiritual gift

Philemon 6 Witness, Good

Scripture: I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.

Sample Prayer: Make them active in sharing their faith

Heb 12:1 Testimony, Godly

Scripture: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

Sample Prayer: Keep them from sinful entanglements.

Jas 1:22 Word, Doer of the

Scripture: Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

Sample Prayer: Make them doers of the Word, not just hearers.

Acts 17:11 Character, Godly

Scripture: Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.

Sample Prayer: Give them deep desire to meditate & study scripture.

Eph 5:1 Submissive

Scripture: Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Sample Prayer: May they be imitators of God.

Eph 6:19-20 Witness, Good

Scripture: Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Sample Prayer: Make them men & women of prayer.

Eph 5:3 Pure, Morally

Scripture: But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people.

Sample Prayer: Create strong moral character in them.

Col 1:9 Pray-er

Scripture: For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.

Sample Prayer: Fill them with wisdom & understanding.

Tit 2:6-8 Encourager

Scripture: Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

Sample Prayer: May they demonstrate integrity, seriousness & soundness of speech.

Scripture comes from the Holy Bible, New International Version; (c)1978 by New York International Bible Society

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