SylviaAs Paul prayed for his disciples in the churches of Ephesus,

Colosse, Philippi, and Thessalonica, he asked God to do what only God could do, to take the written word and make it a living epistle in their transformed lives. These are personalized, paraphrased scriptures which are powerful swords of the Spirit. Pray them for the many people for whom you are concerned that they keep growing up to maturity in Christ. God will delight to answer the desires of His own heart as you pray His own words for them. 

1 Thessalonians 1:2-9

I always thank You, Father, for _____, as I bring them to You in prayer. Continue to stir up in them

· work produced by faith,
· labor prompted by love, and
· endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.


Cause _____ to know that they are loved by You and especially chosen by You. Cause the gospel to take root in their lives and go forth from them
· not in words only,
· but also with power,
· with the Holy Spirit, and
· with deep conviction.


Cause _____
· to keep their eyes on You, Lord Jesus, and become imitators of You,
· to have joy as only the Holy Spirit can give, and
· to model You with their lives to a watching world, that their faith in You might become known to the ends of the earth.


Keep _____ actively serving only You, the living and true God. Keep _____'s heart turned to You so that they will recognize the snare of idols and consciously choose to have nothing in their lives that rivals You.




Reflections to Consider

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Publications

  • Worry

    Do we trust God to take care of each and every one of our troubles, or do we act like Read More
  • The Beauty of God

    Apocalyptic and the Beauty of God Isaiah 65. 17-25; Revelation 21.9-27 a sermon at Harvard Memorial Church, October 22 2006 Read More
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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Healing Words From A Dialogue With God by Sylvia Gunter +

    ... Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to Read More
  • Fast Of Words - A Different Kind Of Fast by Sylvia Gunter +

    Isaiah 58:10b-12 Time and again God brings me to my knees over my heart attitude expressed out of my mouth. Read More
  • The power of words +

    Our words have the power to bless or curse, to influence for good or for bad. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • A model of persevering: Jacob +

    Jesus directs us to follow him-- Read More
  • Our negatives, His positives--from Ken Boa +

    Our negatives, God’s positives Read More
  • Beth Moore's watershed moment +

    Over the weekend (December 12, 2020), thousands of aggrieved individuals took to Washington D.C. for a “Stop the Steal” rally, Read More
  • Serving God, not man (an excerpt) +

    Watching in shock and dismay at the overrun of the Capitol on Wednesday (January 6, 2021), Read More
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