Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God. For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
Philippians 1:27-30 NASB
Father of the Gospel, Jesus Christ, I pray for Your church. I pray that we would conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of Christ’s sacrifice. Help us to be on the alert, standing firm in the faith, and to be strong. I pray all that we do would be done in love. I ask Lord God for the congregation of those who believe that we would be of one heart and soul; and not one would claim that anything belonging to them was his own, but all things were common property to us all for the benefit of the gospel. God, through this bond of brotherhood in Your church, help us to persevere through faith in the midst of all persecution and afflictions which we face, helping us to endure. This is a plain indication of Your righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed we are suffering. God, as we, Your church, proclaim Jesus, help us admonish and teach every person with all wisdom, so that we may present every person complete in Christ. May this be our purpose in the church, laboring, striving according to Your power working mightily within us.
God, my hope is to one say say, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith”. I know that in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which You Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved the appearing of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ in whom I pray, amen.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14/Acts 4:32/2 Thessalonians 1:4-5/Colossians 1:28-29/2 Timothy 4:7-8
🌹Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
1 Timothy 6:12
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Matthew 5:12 NASB
Continually Seeking Him,