Prayer About Lessons from the Great Heroes of Faith (Based on Hebrews 11)

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Author: Ali, Contributor: Elton Streyle, Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Faithful Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the lessons of faith displayed in Hebrews 11. I ask You to continually strengthen my faith, because I want it to be the most essential part of my life. I confess and ask forgiveness for the times when this has not been the case. Hebrews 11:6a But without faith it is impossible to please Him…

Remind me that my faith should result in righteous action, like Noah building the ark after You warned him of the coming flood. Hebrews 11:7By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.” Direct me to follow Your commands even when I do not understand all the details. Hebrews 11:8By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Faith invites Your work in my life, but it does not guarantee that Your work will be completed in my timing. It may well be like the people in Hebrews 11:13. “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them.” Even when Your promises are not fulfilled in my lifetime, let me continue to trust You, and keep me from doubting Your faithfulness.

Show me that even though following You requires sacrifice, it will be worth it in the end. Hebrews 11:24-26 By faith Moseschoosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.” Direct me to read and be encouraged by the rest of the examples of great faith in this chapter.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

P.S. These prayers will only work if you have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. If you need help understanding God’s plan of salvation for you (the way to heaven), go to this page on our site:

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