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Pray for Grace to Assist you that you may be Universally Conscientious

Petition 3.33 | NIV

That I may be universally conscientious.

O that I may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. Colossians 4:12(NIV)

O that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees! Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands. Psalm 119:5-6(NIV)

Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end. Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Psalm 119:33-36(NIV)

I pray that out of your glorious riches you may strengthen me with power through your Spirit in my inner being, so that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith; and that I, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that I may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God, Ephesians 3:16-20(NIV) and may participate in the divine nature. 2 Peter 1:4(NIV)

And let Christ’s love compel me to no longer live for myself but for him who died for me and was raised again. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15(NIV)

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Pray for Grace to Assist you that you may do your Duty Always and Everywhere

Petition 3.32 | NIV

That I may do the duty of every condition of life, every event of providence, and every relation wherein I stand.

Lord, enable me when times are good to be happy, but when times are bad to consider: for you have made the one as well as the other. Ecclesiastes 7:14(NIV) Enable me to add to my knowledge self-control; and to self-control, perseverance. 2 Peter 1:6(NIV)

Give me grace to remain with you in the situation you called me to, 1 Corinthians 7:24(NIV) and in all my ways to acknowledge you; Proverbs 3:6(NIV) and be pleased to direct my paths. Proverbs 16:9(NIV)

Let those who were slaves when they were called be the Lord’s freemen; and those who were freemen when they were called, be Christ’s slaves. 1 Corinthians 7:22(NIV)

Let all in every relation live together in unity, Psalm 133:1(NIV) that it may be as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. Psalm 133:3(NIV) O that I may live together as a joint-heir of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder my prayers. 1 Peter 3:7(NIV)

Give me grace to show proper respect to everyone, to love the brotherhood of believers, to fear God, 1 Peter 2:17(NIV) and to submit myself to the governing authorities, Romans 13:1(NIV) not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. Romans 13:5(NIV)

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Pray for Grace to Assist you that you may be Cheerful in your Duty

Petition 3.31 | NIV

That I may be pleasant and cheerful in my duty.

Lord, enable me to be joyful always, 1 Thessalonians 5:16(NIV) to rejoice in the Lord always, because he has said it again to me: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4(NIV) That I may go on my way rejoicing, may eat my food with gladness, and drink my wine with a joyful heart, as I shall have reason to do if God now favors what I do. Ecclesiastes 9:7(NIV)

Give me grace to serve you, the LORD my God, joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity; Deuteronomy 28:47(NIV) and to sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of my God is great. Psalm 138:5(NIV)

Let me have that cheerfulness of heart which is good medicine, Proverbs 17:22(NIV) and deliver me from that anxious heart which weighs a man down, Proverbs 12:25(NIV) and that worldly sorrow which brings death. 2 Corinthians 7:10(NIV)

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Pray for Grace to Assist you that you may be Courageous in your Duty

Petition 3.30 | NIV

That I may be resolute and courageous in my duty, as one who knows that though I may be a loser for Christ, I shall not be a loser by him in the end.

Lord, teach me to endure hardship like a good soldier of Christ Jesus, 2 Timothy 2:3(NIV) that I may not fear the reproach of men or their insults, Isaiah 51:7(NIV) nor be ashamed of Christ or his words, Mark 8:38(NIV) knowing whom I have believed, even one who is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day. 2 Timothy 1:12(NIV)

Though prison and hardships may face me, Lord, grant that none of these things may move me, and that I may consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race. Acts 20:23-24(NIV)

Enable me to commend myself to God in every way; 2 Corinthians 6:4(NIV) and then to pass through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report, with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left, 2 Corinthians 6:7-8(NIV) as one who cares very little if he is judged by any human court, for it is the Lord who judges me. 1 Corinthians 4:3-4(NIV)

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Pray for Grace to Assist you that you may be Diligent in your Duty

Petition 3.29 | NIV

That I may be active and diligent in my duty.

Lord, as long as it is day, quicken me to do the work of him who sent me, because night is coming, when no one can work; John 9:4(NIV) and whatever good my hands find to do, to do it with all my might, for in the grave, where I am going, there is neither working nor knowledge. Ecclesiastes 9:10(NIV)

Lord, grant that I may never be lacking in zeal, but full of spiritual fervor, serving the Lord; Romans 12:11(NIV) that I may stand firm and be moved by nothing, always giving myself fully to the work of the Lord, because I know that my labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58(NIV)

Lord, make me zealous for good purposes; Galatians 4:18(NIV) and whatever I do, enable me to work at it with all my heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. Colossians 3:23(NIV)

Lord, enable me to do the work of every day in its day, as the duty of the day requires, Ezra 3:4(KJV) making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil; Ephesians 5:16(NIV) that when my Lord comes, he may find me doing so. Luke 12:43(NIV)

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Pray for Grace to Assist you that you may be Honest in your Duty

Petition 3.28 | NIV

That I may be honest and sincere in my duty.

Let my “wisdom” not be that from below, which is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil; James 3:15(NIV) instead, let it be wisdom that comes from heaven, which is first of all pure, then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. James 3:17(NIV)

O that I may always conduct myself in the world in the holiness and sincerity that are from God, not according to worldly wisdom but according to God’s grace. 2 Corinthians 1:12(NIV)

Lord, uphold me in my integrity, and set me in your presence forever; Psalm 41:12(NIV) may integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you. Psalm 25:21(NIV)

May my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be put to shame; Psalm 119:80(NIV) and let my eyes be good, that my whole body may be full of light. Matthew 6:22(NIV)

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Pray for Grace to Direct, Quicken, Strengthen, and Assist you that you may Walk Wisely

Petition 3.27 | NIV

I must pray for grace to direct and quicken me to, and to strengthen and assist me in, my duty, in the whole course of my life.

Let the grace of God, which has appeared to me and to all men, bringing salvation, effectually teach me to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live a self-controlled, upright, and godly life in this present age, while I wait for the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of my great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for his people to redeem them from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. Titus 2:11-14(NIV)

That I may be prudent and discreet in my duty.

You have said, “If any man lacks wisdom, he should ask it of God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5(NIV) Lord, I want wisdom; make me as shrewd as a snake and as innocent as a dove, Matthew 10:16(NIV) that wisdom may brighten my face, Ecclesiastes 8:1(NIV) and may be better to me than weapons of war. Ecclesiastes 9:18(NIV)

Enable me to be wise in the way I act toward outsiders, making the most of every opportunity. Colossians 4:5(NIV)

Give me to order all my affairs with discretion and to be careful to lead a blameless life, in a blameless way, with a blameless heart. Psalm 101:2(NIV)

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Pray for Grace to Govern your Tongue

Petition 3.26 | NIV

I must pray for grace to enable me both to govern my tongue well and to use it well.

Lord, enable me to watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin, and to keep my mouth, as if with a muzzle, Psalm 39:1(NIV) that it may not be hasty to utter anything. Ecclesiastes 5:2(NIV)

Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips, Psalm 141:3(NIV) so that I may not stumble in word. James 3:2(NIV)

Let my conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt; Colossians 4:6(NIV) and enable me always to bring good things out of the good stored up in me. Matthew 12:35(NIV) Let my mouth utter wisdom, and my tongue speak what is just; Psalm 37:30(NIV) and do not let your words depart from my mouth, or from the mouths of any of your people, or from the mouths of our children, or from the mouths of their descendants from this time on and forever. Isaiah 59:21(NIV)

Enable me always to speak with wisdom, and let faithful instruction be on my tongue. Proverbs 31:26(NIV) Give me to know what is fitting, Proverbs 10:32(NIV) that my tongue may be as choice silver, and my lips may nourish many. Proverbs 10:20-21(NIV)

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Pray for Grace to Preserve you from Sin

Petition 3.25 | NIV

I must pray for grace to preserve me from sin and all appearances of it and approaches towards it.

Now I pray to God that I may not do anything wrong, 2 Corinthians 13:7(NIV) but may become blameless and pure, as a child of God, without fault in a crooked and depraved generation. Philippians 2:15(NIV)

Turn my eyes away from worthless things, and preserve my life according to your word. Psalm 119:37(NIV) Keep me from deceitful ways, and be gracious to me through your law. Psalm 119:29(NIV)

Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not eat of their delicacies. Psalm 141:4(NIV)

O forgive me my hidden faults; keep your servant also from willful sins: May they not rule over me, but let me be blameless and innocent of great transgression; Psalm 19:12-13(NIV) and grant that hereby I may prove myself blameless before you, by keeping myself from sin. Psalm 18:23(NIV)

Let me hide your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you; Psalm 119:11(NIV) and may your grace be at all times sufficient for me, 2 Corinthians 12:9(NIV) ready to me, and mighty in me; and never give me up to my own lust, to follow the stubborn inclinations of my evil heart. Jeremiah 7:24(NIV)

Enable me to be very careful how I live – not as unwise but as wise, Ephesians 5:15(NIV) so carefully that I may cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to slander the noble name of him to whom I belong; James 2:7(NIV) and by doing good may I silence the ignorant talk of foolish men, 1 Peter 2:15(NIV) and in every way make the teaching about God my Savior attractive. Titus 2:10(NIV)


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Pray for the Grace of Hope

Petition 3.24 | NIV

I must pray for the grace of hope; a hope in God and Christ, and a hope of eternal life.

Let perseverance produce character in me, and character, hope – a hope that does not disappoint. Romans 5:4-5(NIV) Through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures, let me have hope, Romans 15:4(NIV) and be saved by hope. Romans 8:24(NIV)

Let the God of Jacob be my help, and my hope always be in the LORD my God. Psalm 146:5(NIV)

Let me be given a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 1 Peter 1:3(NIV) and let that hope be to me as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure, entering the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before me, has entered on my behalf. Hebrews 6:19-20(NIV)

Let me have Christ in me, the hope of glory, Colossians 1:27(NIV) and never be moved from the hope held out in the gospel; Colossians 1:23(NIV) but enable me to show diligence to the end, in order to make my hope sure. Hebrews 6:11(NIV)