Today and tomorrow I will again post two linked prayers. The first is about sharing Christ’s suffering. The second will be about sharing the sufferings of others.
Life brings suffering
Christ himself knew anguish,
And was slain.
May I share his trials,
Learn, and grow,
Just as he did, Lord,
So long ago.
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).
Being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground (Luke 22:44; NIV).
If we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering (Romans 8:17; NLT).
When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow (James 1:3; NLT).
Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favour with God and all the people (Luke 2:52; NLT).