We’re beginning a new sermon series studying the end of King David’s life. He went through some tough stuff so I’ve put together some prayers for Finishing Strong…
Jesus, help me to finish the race and to make my life a testimony to Your grace. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace. -Acts 20:24
Lord, help me to rejoice in hard times because that shapes perseverance, character and hope in me.
Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. -Romans 5:3-4
Lord, help me to live my life in such a way that I will be victorious in You and find You in eternity.
Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. -1 Corinthians 9:24b-25
Jesus, I am free in You so help me to stand firm, hold to the truth, and show Your love.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth? -Galatians 5:1, 6b-7
Jesus, help me to live a life worthy of You and to grow in my knowledge of You. Strengthen me with Your power and might so that I have endurance, patience and joy.
And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father… -Colosians 1:10-12a
Lord, direct my heart into the love of Jesus and follow His perseverance.
May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.
-2 Thessalonians 3:5
Jesus, help me to fight the good fight, finish the race and keep the faith.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
-2 Timothy 4:7
Lord, thank You for placing me in this community of believers to encourage me. Help me to leave behind my sin and follow Your path for my life.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. -Hebrews 12:1
Jesus, help me to understand that when You test me, I grow in my faith and become complete in You.
…because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. -James 1:3
Lord, thank you for the example of other believers who have persevered. Show me Your compassion and mercy to be like them.
As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. -James 5:11
Jesus, help me to have faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, kindness and love.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. -2 Peter 1:5-7
Jesus, You see my life, love and faith. Help me to continue serving You and persevering in my faith. In Your strength, help me to do more for Your kingdom than I have already.
I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. -Revelation 2:19