he might be holy; a man of prayer, mature
in the Lord and growing in his knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who
is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring
fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in
all the will of God.
2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever.
he would seek God with his whole heart,
walking in God's word and
growing in his dependence on Christ.
Psalm 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that
seek him with the whole heart.
John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth
in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me
ye can do nothing.
he might learn to take every thought captive
and not be conformed to the world's thinking.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to
this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye
may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will
2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth
itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every
thought to the obedience of Christ;
he would not depend on his
circumstances for happiness but on God alone.
Habakuk 3:17 Although
the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in
the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield
no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall
be no herd in the stalls: 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will
joy in the God of my salvation.
Philippians 4:11 Not that I
speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am,
therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I
know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both
to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can
do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
he might have physical strength in his daily responsibilites
he would be strengthened spiritually in the Lord.
Isaiah 40:31 But
they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall
mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and
they shall walk, and not faint.
Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
his "self-image" will be a Biblical image.
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man
that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he
ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every
man the measure of faith.
he would have godly friends to encourage
and help him.
Prvoverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice
the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
10 Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go
into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better
is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
the Lord would give his wisdom to lead his family -
physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Ephesians 1:17 That
the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you
the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes
of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the
hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance
in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power
to us-ward who believe,
Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring
them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
That the Lord would enable him to be a
faithful provider for his family.
1 Timothy 5:8 But
if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house,
he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
he might be a purposeful man, not reactionary,
with well thought through and prayed through goals in life.
Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light
in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit
is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable
unto the Lord...17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what
the will of the Lord is.
2 Timothy 3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of
life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
he would stand firm against the wiles
of the devil, resist Satan in all circumstances,
and not be deceived into unbelief or sin.
James 4:7 Submit
yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you...
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist
stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished
in your brethren that are in the world.
Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil
heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. 13 But exhort one
another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened
through the deceitfulness of sin.
he will resist temptation.
Mark 14:38 Watch ye
and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly
ready, but the flesh
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common
to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above
that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape,
that ye may be able to bear it. 14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved,
flee from idolatry.
the fruit of the Spirit would be
exhibited more and more in his life.
Galatians 5:22 But
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections
he might learn to love as God commanded.
Romans 12:9 Let love be without
dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in
honour preferring one another;
1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in
tongue; but in deed and in truth.
Husbands, love your
wives, and be not bitter against them.
the Lord would protect him and keep him.
Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD:
and he delighteth in his way. 24
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth
him with his hand.
2 Thessalonians 3:1-2
Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have
course, and be glorified, even as
with you: And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men:
for all men
have not faith.
he would redeem the time well.
Ephesians 5:15 See
then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming
the time, because the days are evil.
That he would be a man of zeal for the Lord.
Galatians 4:18 But it is good to be zealously affected always in
a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.