ABC's of Godly Characters
Teach me selflessness and readiness to the wishes of those I am serving (Philippians 2:20–21).
Confidence that what I have to say or do is true and right and just in the sight of God (Acts 4:29).
My assurance in God leads me to realize that He has provided everything I need for my present happiness (I Timothy 6:8).
Please, place discretion in my heart that I may avoid words, actions, and attitudes which could result in undesirable consequences (Proverbs 22:3).
vs. Giving up
Lord, Your mercies endure forever and may I be blessed with the strength to withstand life’s challenges to accomplish Your mission and plans for my life (Galatians 6:9).
God, please teach me forgiveness because my cup overflows with blessings, I will clear the record of those who have hurt me and will be rewarded bountifully (Ephesians 4:32).
Lord, I will always be grateful to praise You and show appreciation for those who have benefited my life (I Corinthians 4:7).
Lord, please help me to exercise humility towards others and show reverence for Your divine power that is responsible for the achievements in my life (James 4:6).
May I recognize and do what needs to be done before I am asked to do it (Romans 12:21).
Speak unto me Lord and help me be still because You are a God of justice that my heart depends on Your unchanging laws (Micah 6:8).
Kindness vs, Selfishness
"And now the Lord shew kindness and truth unto you: and I also will requite you this kindness, because ye have done this thing" (2 Samuel 2:6 (KJV).
Father, please help me to be loyal, use difficult times to demonstrate my commitment to You and to those whom You have called me to serve (John 15:13).
God, I desire to do Your will and dwell in Your presence in meekness as I yield my personal rights and expectations to You (Psalm 62:5).
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19 KJV).
Teach me obedience as You lead me to the freedom to be creative under the protection of divinely appointed authority (II Corinthians 10:5).
I will wait patiently and accept challenges knowing that You are in control (Romans 5:3–4).
Quiet vs. loudness
"For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty" (1 Timothy 2:2 KJV).
My reverence for seeking Your holiness makes me aware of how You are working with others and events in my life to produce the character of Christ in me (Proverbs 23:17–18).
May the holy spirit dwells in me that I may have the self-control to yield obediently to the initial promptings of God's Spirit (Galatians 5:24-25).
May I keep Your truth and earn future trust by accurately reporting past facts (Ephesians 4:25).
"I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation" (Psalms 119:99 KJV).
Gracious Father, I pray that You will give me the moral excellence and purity of spirit that radiates from my life as I obey Your Word (II Peter 1:3).
vs. Natural Inclinations
Lord, please give me wisdom and understanding that I may see and respond to life’s situations from Your frame of reference (Proverbs 9:10).
"Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls" (Matthew 11:29 KJV).
"For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak" (Isaiah 59:17 KJV).