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The Perseverance of the Saints

Pray that the Biblical Doctrine of the Perseverance would be taught, received, and practiced in our Churches. (1 Peter 1.1-10; 2 Peter 1.1-21)

  1. Pray that the Lord would be kind to His people, and strip away from them all false notions of assurance, from trusting in sacerdotal actions, (praying a sinner’s prayer, joining the Church, baptism or other so-called sacraments) and that they would look to Christ, the perfection of His obedience, as all their hope and perseverance. (Philippians 3.8-14)
  2. Pray that the ministry of the Word in our Churches would teach true perseverance in faith and holiness, and avoid false notions of assurance in some past action, that the people of God would learn that they are kept by the power of God unto their full reward in Christ. (1 Peter 1.1-10)
  3. Pray for the presumptuous in the Church, for those that are yet in their sins, loving this world and its baubles, rather than setting their affections on things above, that the Lord would deliver them from false or carnal security concerning their spiritual estate, that they might rest in Christ alone, that His commandments would be their delight. (John 14.15)
  4. Pray that the people of God would be taught, and would embrace, what it means to “make their calling and election sure” by drawing back from self-righteousness, bewailing their lack of perfection as the term of communion with God, and resting in the perfect obedience of Christ, being zealous of God works. (2 Peter 1.1-5-11; Titus 2.14)
  5. Pray that the doctrine of God’s free grace in Christ would not lead, among the people of God, to a doctrine of “cheap grace” antinomianism, mere tasting of the good things of God, but that the people of God would desire that deep draught of God’s grace and mercy in Christ, purging their consciences from dead works to serve the living God. (Heb. 9.14)
  6. Pray for the people of God, that self-examination, searching out of sins, applying for mercy, would be a regular practice among us, to the end that we would live righteously, soberly, in godliness in this present world, and in these graces we would look for our Savior, receiving the end of our faith, even our full salvation in Him. (Titus 2.11-13)
  7. Pray for the people of God that in times of affliction and trouble, that we would not be moved off of our confidence in Christ, but that in such times we would draw closer to Him, seeking the comfort of His Word and Spirit. (1 Thess. 3.3)
  8. Pray that the people of God would make use of all the means of perseverance: Diligent communion with the Lord in secret, family, and public worship, meditation upon the Lord and His Word, setting affections heavenward, etc. (Col. 3.1-3)