Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:1-2 (NKJV)
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, help us receive your grace and peace.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 2 Corinthians 1:3 (NKJV)
LORD, thank you for the comfort I have received from you.
who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:4 (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for the hard times in my life that have enabled me to minister to others.
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:5 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help me receive and abound in your consolations.
Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 2 Corinthians 1:6 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for the times of affliction that have led me to consolation and salvation.
And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation. 2 Corinthians 1:7 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, give me a steadfast hope to be able to go through the times of suffering.
For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life. 2 Corinthians 1:8 (NKJV)
Holy Trinity, One God, thank you for the sufferings Paul endured so that we might receive the gospel.
Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, 2 Corinthians 1:9-10 (NKJV)
Jesus, now there is no condemnation for those who are in you.
you also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the gift granted to us through many. 2 Corinthians 1:11 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please give us the gift of prayer for all your apostolic ministers.
A Word Received: Let me be your hope and joy.