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Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,  

  • God, I stand in awe of you. Regardless of where I’m at - YOU - are amazing. Everything that exists came out of you. Everything exists at your pleasure and for your purpose. You made me, you love me and I am yours. I am yours and you are mine and I worship you – forever.   ​

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.​   

  • Jesus, come back here and fix this NOW. Solve every problem and heal every hurt. Bring God’s best to every-one of us. Until you come back to reign physically; reign spiritually in us in greater ways. Fill us all with your grace and revelation.

  • God, send me ONE person today to share your love with.  

Give us this day our daily bread

  • ​God, I look to you for everything (physical, financial, emotional and spiritual). Give me all I need to be blessed & to be a Blessing.  (pray specifically for needs)  

  • All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.  When you hide your face, they are terrified; Ps 104:27-29

 

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us

  • God, it’s my sin I’m concerned about and no one else’s.  As I release others please forgive and release me from the consequences of my sins and failures. (Pray for those who’ve harmed you)  

Lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from the evil one

  • God, now that I’m free from all punishment, don’t let me use my freedom to walk into a trap.  Don’t let me go down destructive roads today, especially the ones that I want to go on. Lead me on the path of life today.  

  • To him who is able to keep you from falling and to bring you faultless and joyful before his glorious presence. Jude 1:24

                                                                      

BY HIS WOUNDS WE ARE HEALED​​ Isaiah 53:5

2 Corinthians Chapter 1


Greetings from Paul

This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy.

I am writing to God’s church in Corinth and to all of his holy people throughout Greece.

2 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

God Offers Comfort to All

3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 4 He  comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When  they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has  given us. 5 For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. 6 Even  when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and  salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly  comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer. 7 We are confident that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in the comfort God gives us.

8 We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were  crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we  would never live through it. 9 In  fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on  ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. 10 And  he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We  have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us. 11 And  you are helping us by praying for us. Then many people will give thanks  because God has graciously answered so many prayers for our safety.


Paul’s Change of Plans

12 We can say with confidence and a clear conscience that we have lived with a God-given holiness and sincerity in all our dealings. We have depended on God’s grace, not  on our own human wisdom. That is how we have conducted ourselves before  the world, and especially toward you. 13 Our  letters have been straightforward, and there is nothing written between  the lines and nothing you can’t understand. I hope someday you will  fully understand us, 14 even if you don’t understand us now. Then on the day when the Lord Jesus returns, you will be proud of us in the same way we are proud of you.

15 Since I was so sure of your understanding and trust, I wanted to give you a double blessing by visiting you twice— 16 first on my way to Macedonia and again when I returned from Macedonia. Then you could send me on my way to Judea.

17 You  may be asking why I changed my plan. Do you think I make my plans  carelessly? Do you think I am like people of the world who say “Yes”  when they really mean “No”? 18 As surely as God is faithful, our word to you does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” 19 For Jesus Christ, the Son of God, does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” He is the one whom Silas, Timothy, and I preached to you, and as God’s ultimate “Yes,” he always does what he says. 20 For  all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding  “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God  for his glory.

21 It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, 22 and  he has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our  hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything he has  promised us.

23 Now  I call upon God as my witness that I am telling the truth. The reason I  didn’t return to Corinth was to spare you from a severe rebuke. 24 But  that does not mean we want to dominate you by telling you how to put  your faith into practice. We want to work together with you so you will  be full of joy, for it is by your own faith that you stand firm.