121 Days of Prayer
You Are Still Worldly
The purposes of this prayer are: Increased Faith, Wisdom, Leadership and Humility.
Benevolent God, Paul detected that the Corinthians were forming themselves into rival factions within their newly-formed faith community, and therefore determined to address this problem among the several other problems he needed to rectify with his first letter to the Corinthians, writing, “Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly — mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men? For when one says, ‘I follow Paul,’ and another, ‘I follow Apollos,’ are you not mere men? What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe — as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:1–7 (NIV). Lord, we pray that our focus always remains on Jesus. We are grateful for those that led us to the path of salvation that is available to us through our faith, while recognizing that the invitation to join your family as adopted sons and daughters ultimately comes from you, Father. Thank you for your Son, Jesus. Amen.