Prayer About Being a Partaker of God’s Divine Nature Based on 2 Peter 1:1-10

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

Perfect Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of my Savior Jesus Christ to bring You praise and thanks for Your perfect divine nature. It is a great blessing that You impart to me, a born-again believer, the choice to live righteously. 2 Peter 1:3-4As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Because it is clear in Your Word that I do not have the resources and power to live a life full of glory and virtue, I ask that You direct me with Your moral goodness. 2 Corinthians 5:21For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Thank you for the gift of Your divine nature so that if I desire, I am able to escape worldly desires for sin and be an effective, fruitful tool for You and Your glory. I ask that You direct me to put all my trust and hope in Your perfection. Develop in me the path You have laid out, leading from virtue all the way to love. 2 Peter 1:5c-7Add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.” Shape me to Your will and use me as You will.” Amen.

The Believer’s Gift of God’s Righteousness Through Jesus Christ

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

Righteous Heavenly Father, I come in Your Son’s Name to thank and praise You that it is through Jesus alone that I am made righteous in Your sight. He met me right where I was and redeemed me from the pit of Hell. He gifted me with His righteousness with no limitations. Philippians 3:9And be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.

The world tells me that I need to help myself and pull myself up by my bootstraps. Forgive me and correct me when I begin to adopt that attitude in my walk with You.

It is a great blessing that You tell me in Your Word, the Bible, that by Your grace, wisdom, and sanctification I can continually grow in the righteousness that started at the time of my salvation. 2 Timothy 3:16All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

It is a great blessing to know that I can trust in Your righteousness and that it will never change or wear out. Psalm 111:3His work is honorable and glorious, and His righteousness endures forever.

Direct me to recognize and accept my inability to help myself and my desperate need for You to lift me up and sustain me. Psalm 55:22Cast your burdens on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

Thank you, in the glorious, redeeming Name of Jesus. Amen.