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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

My Prayer for My Students in 2022

1. That they would have a deep and consistent time in getting to know and trust God better; knowing that in asking that they are asking God to lead them through situations and circumstances that will stretch their faith.

2. A growing understanding that their worth is based not on their performance, but on what Christ has done in their lives so that their desire for excellence would grow out of gratitude and not from trying to prove they are better than others.

3. That they would realize that their gifts and talents are merely the frame around the picture of Christ’s nature and character that He is building in their lives.

4. That giving God thanks and praise and responding in obedience to Him is at the heart of pleasing God.

5. That as we get to know God more intimately, our desire to please Him grows.

6. That they would be willing to ask themselves their inner motivations and ask God to purify what is not consistent with His will.

7. That they would realize that they are not studying for just a particular class, but for the development of discipline and life skills that God wants them to learn through the class.

8. That they would realize that there are no shortcuts to character development.

9. That learning the material, developing the skills, and relating to others in godliness is as an  important than getting the degree.

10. Understanding and accepting their limits; that they cannot do everything and must learn to make wise choices of what God desires.

11. That they would learn to ask and think through the future ramifications of the choices they make today.

12. That they would forgive and seek forgiveness, releasing to God the vengeance desired and readily admitting wrong committed.

13. That they would worship God in Spirit and truth and lead others to do the same.

14. When discouraged and going through difficult times, that they would remember the four corners of “The Square” [a] God is in Control [b] God loves them and is always near, [c] God has a plan for their lives [d] They can trust God.