#1a- 1 Peter 1:6-7..6 you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. (V.7 NLT) (NASB unless noted)
#2a- 1 Peter 1:15-16..15 But as the one who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; 16 for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy. CSB
#2b- Psalms 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet a And a light to my path b. [a- short term direction, b- long term guidance]
Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. NKJV
#3- 1 Peter 2: 5 you, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
#4a- 1 Peter 2: 12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.
#4b- 2 Chronicles 7: 14 if My people who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. NIV [seek my face–to seek the presence of God] also see Jeremiah 18:7-10
#4c-1 Peter 2:21…Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,
#5a- 1 Peter 3:8-9 8 Summing up: be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. 9 That goes for all of you, no exceptions. No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless—that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing. MSG
#5b-Ephesians 4: 29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear
#6a- 1 Peter 3:15 sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts a, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; a–set apart Jesus Christ as Lord and Master in your life!
#6b- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20..19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
#6c- Ephesians 5:18 do not be drunk with wine… but be filled with the Spirit.
#6d- Galatians 5:22-23a..22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23a gentleness, self-control;
#7a- 1 Peter 4:7-8..7 The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. 8 Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
#7b- James 4:6a But He gives a greater grace.
#8- 1 Peter 4:19 let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. ESV
#9a- 1 Peter 5:5-7..5…all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. 6 Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
#9b- 1 Peter 5:8-9a..8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, firm in your faith,
#1b- 1 Peter 5:10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
#10- 2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness a through the knowledge b of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. HCSB [a– holiness; b– Bible knowledge and relationship knowledge–by knowing intimately and experientially the power Source.]
#11a- 2 Peter 1:21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
#11b- 2 Timothy 2:2 The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men * who will be able to teach others also. [*and women]
#11c- 2 Timothy 3:16-17.. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
#12- Jude 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, expecting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life. HCSB
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As I have turned these scripture into prayers I was reminded of other passages that could also be incorporated in my prayers. This was the process described by Matthew Henry in his book “A Method For Prayer” [available in FBC media center]. Pray the words of God. For my prayer from 1 & 2 Peter and related scripture: https://thehlukejourney.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/prayer-from-1st-peter-and-related-passages-for-times-of-suffering-and-fiery-trials-254/
Henry Luke September-November 2016 Last updated 12/1/2016