1 Thessalonians 4

Father God,
You have called us to the difficult and beautiful work of sanctification and holiness in our personal lives.
It will not do to approach you while continuing to sin.

You also call us to live in love with our brothers and sisters.
For this, help us to aspire to live quietly,
to mind our own affairs,
and to work with our hands.

May we live and behave properly towards outsider,
and be dependent on no one.

Thank you for teaching us about the life that is coming, when all will be new.

Because of Christ’s work, we do not grieve as those who have no hope.
And while we do not have many answers to our questions about the future,
we know that Jesus will give us eternal life.
All of us are alive in Christ, and will be with Jesus forever.

We pray that we may know how to encourage one another with the message of the gospel.


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