Peter

Suffering for Doing Good

1 Peter 3:8-18

8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For,

“Whoever would love life
and see good days
must keep their tongue from evil
and their lips from deceitful speech.
11 They must turn from evil and do good;
they must seek peace and pursue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”[a]

 

13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats[b]; do not be frightened.”[c] 15But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 17 For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.

Prayers:

4 types.

Thanksgiving – Praise – Intercessions – Supplication

May God bless my prayers

Lord thank you for everything you have given me

Lord thank you for my family and my church family

Thank you for my husband

Praises

Lord praise you for all the work you are doing at Milan Christian Church

Intercession

Lord I pray for Janet and Tony

Pray for Phil and Jenny

Pray for Diane

Pray for Diamand and Jeff

Supplication

Lord I pray that you will work with me to lose my weight

 

This is the kind of prayer we should pray each day.  This list is definitely short, but many things could be added.

The biggest thing is that you need to write it down.

 

Cathy

 

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