Prayer for Steadfastness to the end
PRAYER OF STEADFASTNESS
Christians must be established in faith since we have been made right with God through faith in Jesus Christ. We must not satisfy the wish of Satan, but resist him. We must recognize who we are in Christ and remain steadfast.
The Bible reference
“Rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
“Rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
(Colossians 2:7 NIV)
STEADFAST PRAYER – No. 1
Dear Jesus Christ, please help me to remain steadfast in faith so that I can be crowned in heaven. Empower me through your Holy Spirit to be diligent and keep your testimony until the end. When the end comes, let me receive a warm welcome in heaven, and let me partake in your holy banquette.
STEADFAST PRAYER – No. 2
I thank the Almighty God for creating me in his image. I appreciate him for giving me his spirit and a soul. I really thank God for creating me a human being and giving me dominion over other things that he created.
All I ask my God is to give me the ability to satisfy him with my life. I plead for God’s grace and mercy to comply with his desires so that I can always be recognized as a grateful child.
May the grace of the Almighty God sufficient for me now and always! For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
STEADFAST PRAYER – No. 3
Eternal Rock of Ages, please give me strength to overcome sin. Give me the grace to resist temptations, and help me to live uprightly with you always. Enable me to exercise genuine repentance so that I can be fit for your kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
STEADFAST PRAYER – No. 4
Dear God, please give me the grace to walk in dignity before you. Give me the ability to desist from anything that can cause me to sin against you. Help me to use accurate judgment, and let your Holy Spirit guide me into all righteousness so that I can be fit for your kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
STEADFAST PRAYER – No. 5
O Lord, please help me to serve you at all times with undivided attention, and let me faithfully direct my praises and prayers towards you always. Help me to remain consistent with you throughout the days of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
STEADFAST PRAYER – No. 6
Father, please keep my feet from falling but help me to hold firm to teachings that have validation in the bible. Do not let me become complacent with your word but help me to abide by your instructions so that I can prosper. Give me the gift of discernment of spirit so that I can hold firm to the truth always. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
STEADFAST PRAYER – No. 7
Almighty God, please teach me how to love and fear you always. Let me apply your fear to whatever I do so that I can prosper. Assist me to overcome temptations, and energize me to do works of righteousness, so that I can enjoy your benefits throughout the days of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
STEADFAST PRAYER – No. 8
Dear loving God, my goal, and aspiration are to satisfy you with holy living so that I can qualify for your eternal kingdom. Help me to genuinely repent from my sins, and empower me to improve my relationship with you.
Anoint me with grace to spend the rest of my life in a way that satisfies you. Let me walk uprightly before you, and let your Holy Spirit richly dwell in me so that I can remain rapturable! For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
STEADFAST PRAYER – No. 9
Dear God, please give me your strength to remain a steadfast Christian. Enable me to keep irresistible faith in the time of persecution. Strengthen my mind not to fall into Satan’s temptations. Empower me through your Holy Spirit to live an acceptable life before you always, so that I can receive your benefits in this world and in heaven also. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
STEADFAST PRAYER – No. 10
I pray that God establishes my heart to be steadfast and not be moved by any windstorm of persecution or attack.
May the Lord Jesus Christ keep me safe until the day of his second coming when he will transport all saints to his heavenly home? May he count me worthy to receive his imperishable crown of glory, and may he decorate my life with beauty and honor forever! For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
STEADFAST PRAYER – No. 11
Glory to God for Jesus Christ has brought permanent deliverance for his people! I am determined to serve Jesus because he has died for my sins and resurrected to give me eternal life. Since I am now a child of God, sin, death, and hell do not have power over me anymore. Glory to God, Hallelujah!
STEADFAST PRAYER – No. 12
Dear God, please give me the grace to be a diligent Christian who is dedicated to good works, and also responsible for family and society. Bless my positive efforts and reward my labors with fruitfulness. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
Bible Verses About Perseverance: 20 Defining Scriptures
The 1828 edition of Webster’s American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines perseverance as:
1. Persistence in any thing undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business or enterprise begun; applied a to good or evil.
- Perseverance keeps honor bright.
- Patience and perseverance overcome the greatest difficulties.
2. In theology, continuance in a state of grace to a state of glory; sometimes called final perseverance.
Although the word perseverance is in the Bible, it usually uses various other words and analogies to explain the concept of perseverance. Some synonyms for perseverance are: diligence, endurance, persistence, steadfastness, waiting and sometimes even patience. Take a look at these twenty defining Bible verses about perseverance.
Psalms 27:14 Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!
Romans 8:37-39 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Colossians 1:11-12 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
1 Thessalonians 1:3 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 6:11-15 And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.
Perseverance Serving and Spreading the Word
Matthew 10:16-22 “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles.
When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved… “
Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Ephesians 6:16-19 (KJV) In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel,
2 Timothy 4:1-5 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
Perseverance Through Testing and Trials
Romans 5:2-5 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
2 Corinthians 6:3-10 We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.
James 1:2-4 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Revelation 2:10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Revelation 3:10 Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.
Perseverance Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize
1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.
2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
1 Timothy 6:11-12 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
We Find the Strength
Focusing on the Prize; eternal life with Jesus, we can persevere. We do this by the power of the Holy Spirit which is given to all believers. When we take our eyes off of the prize, we fall.
Isn’t it great to know that God will never leave nor forsake us? He is a loving Heavenly Father, so loving that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus to pay our sin debt.
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Top 7 Bible Verses About God’s Steadfastness
Here are 7 Bible verses that will hopefully make you better understand God’s steadfastness.
A Definition of Steadfastness
We could define steadfastness as having a firm loyalty or constant and unswerving dedication to something or someone. It is fixed or unchanging and solidly established so steadfastness is immovable, irrefutable, unchangeable, unalterable, and is completely and utterly dependable.
That is a great definition for God as He says I am the Lord and I change not (Mal 3:6).
If you desire to know more about God’s steadfast nature, particularly His steadfast love, read the Psalms because the steadfastness of God is mentioned 132 times of the 219 times it is mentioned in the Bible and it is almost always associated with His steadfast love being joined together in almost every single one of them.
Psalm 25:10 “All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.”
Of the 219 times that the word steadfast appears it is followed by the word love in nearly 200 of those times in the Bible. That is one thing we know with 100% certainty about God; His love is steadfast, just as His faithfulness is. All the paths of the Lord are sure and dependable and His paths are as steadfast as God Himself is.
Hebrews 6:19-20 “We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
If there was anything we could say about God it is that He is steadfast and that He is the steadfast anchor of our soul. We have confidence to enter into the throne room of heaven because of our High Priest, Jesus Christ, Who abides there and intercedes for us every time we need Him.
Psalm 85:10 “Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.”
God is always faithful and His steadfast love is immutable and so we see where these two meet in Jesus Christ whose steadfast love and faithfulness were revealed at the cross and for us, it is where righteousness and peace meet with one another. We have His righteousness imputed toward us (2nd Cor 5:21) because He took on our sins and we have peace with God because of this (Rom 8:1) as the wrath of God has been removed from us.
First Thessalonians 1:2-3 “We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Here is another reference to an anchor of hope…it is “in our Lord Jesus Christ” for there is no other name that can save us (Acts 4:12) and that should compel us to be forever thankful to God.
Daniel 2:44 “And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever.”
This day is coming…the day when the kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of our God. This kingdom shall never be destroyed nor shall it ever end. It will remain steadfast for all time.
Second Thessalonians 3:5 “May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.”
We have no steadfastness outside of our faith in Christ. He is that Solid Rock upon which we stand and all other ground is sinking sand. The steadfastness that is found in Christ will allow us to stand on that day of judgment that is surely coming upon the whole world.
First Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”
Here is one of the few Bible verses on steadfastness that we ourselves can be said to be steadfast and immovable but that is only because of our faith in Christ. Our faith is only as steadfast as the Object of our Faith and that is Jesus Christ; the immutable, immovable, and never-changing God.
If you have never repented and trusted in Christ then you are on shaky ground because you will stand before the Son of God and be judged for your sins and have to give an account for every idle word and ever deed done in this life (Rev 20:12-15). If you have trusted in Christ, then your sins were accounted for at Calvary and that enables you to stand fast before the Lord.
Article by Jack Wellman
Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren church in Mulvane Kansas.
Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Blind Chance or Intelligent Design available on Amazon.