A Prayer to Revive Christian Virtues
By Carrie Lowrance
"In everything set them an example by doing what is good." - Titus 2:7
We are called to be an example in our society, to guide others in the way of the Lord, although the virtue of society has gone out the window. We are meant to live by example in everything we do.
Christ-like character includes being honest, loving everyone (even those who are hard to love), being kind and having self-control, to name a few. Here are 3 Christian virtues we need to revive if we are to thrive and lead by example.
1. Faith - It is hard to keep the faith in difficult situations. It is hard not to lean on your own thoughts and feelings at times. But we always must remember that the Lord knows what is best and will help us avoid any snares on the path we are on. We must always put our faith in Him when it comes to the path He puts us on.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make straight your paths.
2. Hope- It is hard to find hope in the times we live, there is always something terrible going on somewhere. We need to restore our hope through prayer that even the smallest things will get better and to constantly read and trust in His Word too.
Romans 12:12 says, Be joyful in hope, be patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
3. Love - We all have different opinions on things and different views, but we have to love each other regardless. This includes people from all walks of life, no matter what their skin color is or what situation they are in. People desperately need to see the love of Christ shining through us.
Are you struggling in one or more of these virtues? That’s why I’m so glad we serve such a loving and merciful God. If this is you, please use these words to call out for help.
I long to honor you in everything I say and do. I long to treat those around me as You would. Yet, sometimes I struggle in some areas and I need Your help. I long to be a good example for those around me and sometimes I fail. Lord, I ask that You will help me in all these areas so that I can grow and become the role model in You that You want me to be. The role model in You that I want to be. Please guide my mind and emotions from here on out. In Your Name I pray. Amen.
Editor’s Note: Content taken from the article, 10 Christian Virtues We Need to Revive, written by Carrie Lowrance. You can read that piece in full here. All rights reserved.
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Originally published Tuesday, 04 May 2021.