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To Live in Obedience

Father, I'm praying for (name one or more) and others in my circle of family or friends to choose to live in obedience to the Word...

Help them be those who faithfully obey You. May they desire to obey You and what You ask of us in Your Word as an expression of their love for Jesus. Your Word says we are slaves to what we obey, so I ask You to help them become slaves to obedience, the obedience that leads to right living and holiness. (Deuteronomy 28:11a; John 14:15; Romans 6:16, 18, 19b)

Open their eyes to see the wonderful truths of the Bible, and teach them to choose the way of truth, setting their hearts to live as You say we should live. May they be eager to learn what You want them to do, for You have set their hearts free! (Psalm 119:18, 30, 32)

Teach them to follow Your commands; help them to understand them. Give them the desire to obey You with all their hearts. Take away their foolish desires. (Psalm 119:33–34, 37)

May they love You and follow Your commands, for they're not too difficult. In every weakness, Christ, who was obedient even to death, is their strength! And You'll be faithful to bring them through every temptation. (1 John 5:2; Philippians 4:13; 2:8b; 1 Corinthians 10:13)

In Jesus' name, amen.

Source: "Prayers for the Moment: One-Minute Scripture Prayers" Copyright September 2006. Reprinted with permission of B&H Publishing Group
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