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3.23 | Pray for the Graces of Contentment and Patience

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SECTION 3 | Confession | 3.23 | Pray for the Graces of Contentment and Patience

I must pray for the graces of contentment and patience, and a holy indifference to all the things of sense and time.

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Lord, teach us in whatever situation we are to be content; let us know how to be brought low and how to abound; in any and every circumstance, let us learn the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. Philippians 4:11-12(ESV) And let godliness with contentment be great gain to us, 1 Timothy 6:6(ESV) and a little with the fear of the LORD and quietness, be better than great treasure and trouble with it. Proverbs 15:16(ESV)

Lord, grant that our life may be free from the love of money, and we may always be content with what we have, Hebrews 13:5(ESV) ever saying, “Let the will of the Lord be done.” Acts 21:14(ESV)

Enable us in our endurance to possess our own souls; Luke 21:19(KJV) and let steadfastness always have its full effect, that we may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:4(ESV)

Lord, give us grace to mourn as though we were not mourning, and to rejoice as though we were not rejoicing, and to buy as though we had no goods, and to deal with the world as though we had no dealings with it, because the appointed time has grown very short, and the present form of this world is passing away. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31(ESV)

Lord, teach me in whatever situation I am to be content; let me know how to be brought low and how to abound; in any and every circumstance, let me learn the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. Philippians 4:11-12(ESV) And let godliness with contentment be great gain to me, 1 Timothy 6:6(ESV) and a little with the fear of the LORD and quietness, be better than great treasure and trouble with it. Proverbs 15:16(ESV)

Lord, grant that my life may be free from the love of money, and I may always be content with what I have, Hebrews 13:5(ESV) ever saying, “Let the will of the Lord be done.” Acts 21:14(ESV)

Enable me in my endurance to possess my own soul; Luke 21:19(KJV) and let steadfastness always have its full effect, that I may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:4(ESV)

Lord, give me grace to mourn as though I was not mourning, and to rejoice as though I was not rejoicing, and to buy as though I had no goods, and to deal with the world as though I had no dealings with it, because the appointed time has grown very short, and the present form of this world is passing away. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31(ESV)

Lord, teach us whatsoever state we are in therewith to be content; let us know how to be abased and how to abound; every where and in all things, let us be instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. Philippians 4:11-12(KJV) And let godliness with contentment be great gain to us, 1 Timothy 6:6(KJV) and a little with the fear of the Lord and quietness, be better than a great treasure and trouble therewith. Proverbs 15:16(KJV)

Lord, grant that our conversation may be without covetousness, and we may always be content with such things as we have, Hebrews 13:5(KJV) still saying, The will of the Lord be done. Acts 21:14(KJV)

Enable us in our patience to possess our own souls; Luke 21:19(KJV) and let patience always have its perfect work, that we may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:4(KJV)

Lord, give us grace to weep as though we wept not, and to rejoice as though we rejoiced not, and to possess as though we possessed not, and to use the world as not abusing it, because the time is short, and the fashion of this world passeth away. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31(KJV)

Lord, teach me whatsoever state I am in therewith to be content; let me know how to be abased and how to abound; every where and in all things, let me be instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. Philippians 4:11-12(KJV) And let godliness with contentment be great gain to me, 1 Timothy 6:6(KJV) and a little with the fear of the Lord and quietness, be better than a great treasure and trouble therewith. Proverbs 15:16(KJV)

Lord, grant that my conversation may be without covetousness, and I may always be content with such things as I have, Hebrews 13:5(KJV) still saying, The will of the Lord be done. Acts 21:14(KJV)

Enable me in my patience to possess my own soul; Luke 21:19(KJV) and let patience always have its perfect work, that I may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:4(KJV)

Lord, give me grace to weep as though I wept not, and to rejoice as though I rejoiced not, and to possess as though I possessed not, and to use the world as not abusing it, because the time is short, and the fashion of this world passeth away. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31(KJV)

Lord, teach us in whatever circumstances we are, to be content; let us know how to get along with humble means and how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance, let us learn the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. Philippians 4:11-12(NASB) And let godliness accompanied by contentment be a means of great gain to us, 1 Timothy 6:6(NASB) and a little with the fear of the LORD and quietness, be better than great treasure and turmoil with it. Proverbs 15:16(NASB)

Lord, grant that our character may be free from the love of money, and we may always be content with what we have, Hebrews 13:5(NASB) ever saying, “The will of the Lord be done!” Acts 21:14(NASB)

Enable us in our endurance to possess our own souls; Luke 21:19(KJV) and let endurance always have its perfect result, that we may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:4(NASB)

Lord, give us grace to weep as though we did not weep, and to rejoice as though we did not rejoice, and to buy as though we did not possess, and to use the world as though we did not make full use of it, because the time has been shortened and the form of this world is passing away. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31(NASB)

Lord, teach me in whatever circumstances I am, to be content; let me know how to get along with humble means and how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance, let me learn the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. Philippians 4:11-12(NASB) And let godliness accompanied by contentment be a means of great gain to me, 1 Timothy 6:6(NASB) and a little with the fear of the LORD and quietness, be better than great treasure and turmoil with it. Proverbs 15:16(NASB)

Lord, grant that my character may be free from the love of money, and I may always be content with what I have, Hebrews 13:5(NASB) ever saying, “The will of the Lord be done!” Acts 21:14(NASB)

Enable me in my endurance to possess my own soul; Luke 21:19(KJV) and let endurance always have its perfect result, that I may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:4(NASB)

Lord, give me grace to weep as though I did not weep, and to rejoice as though I did not rejoice, and to buy as though I did not possess, and to use the world as though I did not make full use of it, because the time has been shortened and the form of this world is passing away. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31(NASB)

Lord, teach us to be content whatever the circumstances; let us know what it is to be in need and what it is to have plenty; let us be content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Philippians 4:11-12(NIV) And let godliness with contentment be great gain to us, 1 Timothy 6:6(NIV) and a little with the fear of the LORD and quietness, be better than great wealth with turmoil. Proverbs 15:16(NIV)

Lord, grant that our lives may be free from the love of money, and we may always be content with what we have, Hebrews 13:5(NIV) ever saying, “The Lord’s will be done.” Acts 21:14(NIV)

Enable us by standing firm to gain life; Luke 21:19(NIV) and let perseverance finish its work so that we may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4(NIV)

Lord, give us grace to mourn as though we did not, to be happy as if we were not, to buy something as if it were not ours to keep, and to use the things in the world as if not engrossed in them, because the time is short and this world in its present form is passing away. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31(NIV)

Lord, teach me to be content whatever the circumstances; let me know what it is to be in need and what it is to have plenty; let me be content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Philippians 4:11-12(NIV) And let godliness with contentment be great gain to me, 1 Timothy 6:6(NIV) and a little with the fear of the LORD and quietness, be better than great wealth with turmoil. Proverbs 15:16(NIV)

Lord, grant that my life may be free from the love of money, and I may always be content with what I have, Hebrews 13:5(NIV) ever saying, “The Lord’s will be done.” Acts 21:14(NIV)

Enable me by standing firm to gain life; Luke 21:19(NIV) and let perseverance finish its work so that I may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4(NIV)

Lord, give me grace to mourn as though I did not, to be happy as if I was not, to buy something as if it were not mine to keep, and to use the things in the world as if not engrossed in them, because the time is short and this world in its present form is passing away. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31(NIV)

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