Paradigm Spirituality

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.




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Favorites

  • Shut It Tight, T Bone Burnett +

    I find it hard sometimes to say the way that I feel I do the very things I hate to Read More
  • Home: a video clip of Going Home by Libera +

    What is home? Is it a house or something more? Is home where you grew up, where you live, or Read More
  • The Dynamics of the Spiritual Life +

    Our emotional lives and our spiritual lives have different dynamics. The ups and downs of our emotional life depend a Read More
  • Like Anyone Else: Solomon Burke +

    I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Idol of Personal Peace and Affluence +

    Francis Schaeffer discusses modern man’s humanistic thought, and its relationship to the only values that were held: personal peace and Read More
  • The Beginning of PCA: Francis Schaeffer +

    "A Step Forward" [The Presbyterian Journal, 6 March 1974, pages 7-8] Shortly after the formation of the Presbyterian Church in Read More
  • A Change in Our Society: Francis Schaeffer +

    A Christian Manifesto by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer This address was delivered by the late Dr. Schaeffer in 1982 at Read More
  • The Universe and Two Chairs: Francis Schaeffer +

    In the course of this book we have focused attention on the way God looks at the culture of our Read More
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