Praying with Paul: 'Respect for God's Discipline'

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Hebrews 12:3-11

Dear Father,

Help me to keep my eyes on Jesus. Despite the hostility poured on him by sinners, he obeyed you, even to the point of death.

Help me submit to your discipline, for I know that it assures me that I am your legitimate child, not just a slave.

Help me to respect your discipline, as from a heavenly Father, even more than discipline I received from my earthly father.

Help me bear up under the painful aspects of your discipline, understanding that it yields the fruit of righteousness.

Teach me to rely on you and trust you, as a small child does a father. Let me become as a little child, that I may enter your kingdom!

In the name of Jesus I ask. Amen.


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Respect for God's Discipline — Hebrews 12:3-11

About This Devotional

Eldon Degge turns the apostle Paul's writings into daily, powerful prayers.

Heartlight appreciates Eldon Degge and Meridian Publishing for permission to make this available on our website. Praying with Paul is also available as a book.