“26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.” ~ Galatians 5:26 (KJV)
We first and foremost come to You giving You all the praise, glory, and honor as the one and only true and living God. We thank You for salvation — sending Your Son to die on the cross for our sins so that we can have eternal life with You in heaven. Please forgive us of our sins, and we thank You in advance for helping us to overcome our weaknesses and shortcomings.
Lord, we come with a special prayer today that You will give us the strength to avoid those actions and desires of the flesh that will clog our spiritual arteries. Though the habit can be hard to shake, please help us, Father, to break our cravings for praise from other people. Lord, it is You alone that we strive to please with our lives. May we also avoid pushing each other’s buttons and focus on lifting each other up instead. Lastly, Father, thank You for helping us to find sole satisfaction in all of the blessings You shower us with. You take care of all of our needs and even some of our wants. We have no business feasting greedy eyes upon the blessings You have given to others. May we keep ourselves filled on the fruit of Your Spirit and not of this world, so we can keep out spiritual immune systems strong enough to ward of arrows the enemy aims at our hearts.
It is in the magnificent name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, that we pray. Amen.
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