121 Days of Prayer
We Ourselves are Like Fragile Clay Jars
The purposes of this prayer are: Salvation, Perseverance and Confidence/Hope.
Creator God, Paul wrote that Jesus is our light in the darkness (2 Corinthians 4:6), and that “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies. Yes, we live under constant danger of death because we serve Jesus, so that the life of Jesus will be evident in our dying bodies. So we live in the face of death, but this has resulted in eternal life for you.” 2 Corinthians 4:7–12 (NLT). Lord, through our suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that we are then able to share in the resurrection and the life of Jesus. Give us the ability to persevere through all of our sufferings and hardships, we pray, so that we may share in the eternal life of Jesus. Amen.