What a passage to read on this day when I come before you burdened with my nephew’s situation, not knowing what would be best to pray for him.
In verse 13 of Chapter 1 Paul says to Timothy that he should keep the gospel that he heard from him as the pattern of sound teaching with faith and love in Christ Jesus and to guard the good deposit that was entrusted to him with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Father, these are good things to pray for any believer. May you keep Hamish soundly patterned after the gospel he first heard and believed with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Please, by your Holy Spirit guard the faith, the salvation that was given to him. May he stand firm and faithful in your ways. Father, where others are ashamed to call you their Lord when they are opposed – I thank you that Hamish has been faithful and ask that you will continue to hold him steadily in the face of Joel’s hostility toward you. May Joel come to know you also.
Lord, I ask that I will never be ashamed of my faith in you. May I always be willing to say that I am yours.
Father, please help my family as we start to ask ourselves and each other over the weeks and months ahead where we stand with you because of the boldness that Hamish has shown and Joel’s response to his faith.
May each one turn to you and be saved,
In Jesus name I ask these things