A Prayer from the Unfolding Outline of 1 Peter

Dear Lord,

As Your “elect”–
 We praise You for our new birth and living hope.
As obedient children–
 Help us be holy in all we do.
As strangers–
 May we live our lives here in reverent fear.
As newborn babes–
 May we desire the sincere milk of the word.
As living stones–
 Build us into a spiritual house of praise.
As a chosen people–
 May we declare the praises of Him who called us.
As aliens and strangers–
 May we abstain from sinful desires that war against our souls.
As servants of God–
 Enable us to show proper respect for everyone.
As slaves–
 May we follow faithfully in Christ’s steps.
As husbands & wives–
 May we be affectionate & respectful to one another.
As brothers–
 May we be sympathetic, compassionate, & humble.
As Christians–
 May we rejoice that we’re able to bear His Name.
As elders–
 Help us shepherd the flock of God under our care.
As young people–
 May we be submissive in spirit.
As people young and old–
 May we learn to cast all our care on Him.

And may the God of grace, who has called us to His eternal glory in Christ make us strong, solid, and steadfast.  To Him be the power forever and ever.