God, let our manner of lives be worthy of the gospel.
Only [be sure to] lead your lives in a manner
[that will be] worthy of the gospel of Christ...
(Phil. 1:27- Amplified Bible)
Father, this month of prayer has been a time for You to shape my heart. We have joined together to seek Your face, know You more intimately, and face the challenges of sharing the gospel.
Your word is clear: the way I live matters.
Your word is clear: the way I speak matters.
I pray that You will give me clear opportunities today to share the gospel in how I live and what I say.
Give me opportunities to respond to conflict in a Christ-like way. Give me opportunities to see broken hearts; and give me gospel-compassion to care and respond like Jesus. Give me opportunities to have gospel-conversations with those I encounter.
As I begin this day, I stop to kneel before Your Lordship. You are my King and my Lord.
As I get up off of my knees, I stand to live in a way consistent with Your call on my life.
May the way I live demonstrate the work of grace You are doing in my heart. May what I say point people to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In Jesus’ Name,