“27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.” ~ Philippians 1:27 (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 we will be addicted to serving You alone and not Your messengers. Living righteously is not about making our spiritual mentors proud but about pleasing and glorifying You in all that we do. May we love and respect the religious leaders that You set in place but not get so attached to them that we falter in our service to You if You move them out of our lives. When we are dedicated to You alone, our level of spiritual performance remains high no matter who You call to preside over us. Father, may we hold ourselves spiritually accountable without depending on others to oversee our service to You. May we grow into the mature Christians You called us to be.
It is in the magnificent name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, that we pray. Amen.
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