Show Me From the Word (Part 2)

Posted on April 26, 2021 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

Thank you for joining me on this new week of Freedom Fighters. We appreciate you engaging with us Monday – Friday and trust that these blogs are a blessing in your life.

Last week I shared with you that I have been reading through Robert Elmore’s book, Piercing Heaven – Prayers of the Puritans.

Puritan Pastor Philip Doddridge compose these three prayers by taking Scripture and personalizing them. This is a great exercise that you can do as you read through the Word each day. Take a verse and write it out as a prayer. Personalize it. Write it on a 3X5 card or write it out in your prayer journal and pray God’s Word back to Him.

Here is the second part of Doddridge’s prayer:

Father, may I have the most faithful and affectionate regard to the blessed Jesus, your incarnate Son, the brightness of your glory, and your exact image (Hebrews 1:3).

Though I have not seen him, may I love him; and in him, though now I do not see him, yet believing, may I rejoice with unspeakable joy, full of glory (1 Peter 1:8).

May I live daily by faith in the Son of God (Galatians 2:20).

May I be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18) and led by the Spirit (Romans 8:14), and so may it be evident to others that I am a child of God, and an heir of glory.

May I not receive the spirit of bondage to fear, but the Spirit of adoption, crying, “Abba, Father” (Romans 8:15).

Work in me a spirit of love, power, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:17), so that I may add virtue to my faith (2 Peter 1:5).

May I be strong and courageous (Joshua 1:7) and act like a Christian in the work to which I am called. May I labor, not only or chiefly for the food that perishes, but for that which endures to eternal life (John 6:27).

May I humble myself under your mighty hand and be clothed with humility (1 Peter 5:5–6), with a meek and quiet spirit, which is valuable in the sight of God (1 Peter 3:4).

May I be pure in heart, that I may see God (Matthew 5:8); put to death whatever belongs to my earthly nature (Colossians 3:5).

May I be content with such things as I have (Hebrews 13:5) and learn to be that way in all circumstances (Philippians 4:11).

May patience also have its full effect in me, that I may be complete and lacking nothing (James 1:4). May I love my neighbor as myself (Galatians 5:14), and do unto others as I would want them to do unto me (Matthew 7:12). Amen. —Philip Doddridge

Elmer, Robert. Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans (pp. 33-35). Lexham Press. Kindle Edition.

Have a great week. Let me hear from you:

Living in light of the gospel,

Bill Welte, President/CEO
America’s Keswick


Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.

Think About This: “God’s Word is pure and sure, in spite of the devil, in spite of your fear, in spite of everything.” – R. A. Torrey

The Daily Bible Reading: Galatians 3 | You can download our 2021 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: 33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you [f]will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” –John 16:33

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