Pray for the saints to realize that to have a proper church life that carries out God’s economy, they must have a proper prayer life, and pray that they would practice to have such a prayer life in this new year (1 Tim. 1:4; 2:1-4; Acts 6:4; 1 Sam. 12:23a).

1 Tim. 1:4Nor to give heed to myths and unending genealogies, which produce questionings rather than God’s economy, which is in faith.

1 Tim. 2:1-4—I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings be made on behalf of all men; on behalf of kings and all who are in high position, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all godliness and gravity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of our Savior God, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the full knowledge of the truth.

Acts 6:4—But we will continue steadfastly in prayer and in the ministry of the word.

1 Sam. 12:23a—Moreover as for me, far be it from me that I would sin against Jehovah by ceasing to pray for you.

For further reading please refer to Life-study of 1 Timothy, msg. 3, pp. 25-28.

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