Perseverance: The capacity to bear up under difficult—unpleasant, pain, stressful—circumstances in a Christ-like manner.
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." (Albert Einstein)
Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light.
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
“Father, teach ________________ perseverance in all he/she does; and especially to run with perseverance the race marked out for him/her.” Hebrews 12:1 …let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
“Dear God, may Your Holy Spirit encourage __________ to begin building a lifestyle of patient endurance. Instill in __________a willingness to obey Your commandments and always be faithful to Jesus Christ. Deepen his/her trust in You as God and Savior.”
“Father, I pray that you gently build endurance into _________’s life. Give _________ a heart that helps him/her to keep on pressing on in all that he/she does." Galatians 6:9 And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up.
“Lord, give _________the endurance to stand against every temptation. Deliver _________ from ever giving up on looking to You for strength, wisdom, and encouragement.” James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in Him and defiled the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.” Daniel 3:28
“Lord, I pray that _________ will develop a heart of perseverance like that of these young men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Give _________ the strength he/she needs to be able to stand firm when facing adversity and say, ‘I serve God, and He is able to save me from any situation. But even if He doesn’t, I will not disobey Him. I will do what I know is right in His sight.’”