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“Daily Prayers For Men” from a Godly Young Man

Brent Jenkins

Brent Jenkins

Brent Jenkins is a senior at Oklahoma State in Stillwater and an active participant and leader at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM). He is also a faithful and committed member at the church I pastor, Eagle Heights. I have spent countless hours with him over his time at OSU talking about God, hermeneutics, purity, leadership and other masculine things. If the Lord wills it, he will make a marriage covenant this summer before God and others to a wonderful and Godly young lady. He is the kind of young man that I want my two sons to emulate as they grow up to be men.

Brent wrote the following prayers that were posted in a note on Facebook and they are too excellent and Godly not to share with a wider audience. I hope that these prayers will inspire other men to be the kind of man Brent has become and is becoming, because God certainly knows that we need Godly and strong men to be strong and Godly leaders in an age that minimizes and mocks the biblical idea of manhood at every turn.

By Brent Jenkins:

Father in Heaven, help me to love You and hate sin. (1 Corinthians 16:22, Romans 13:14)

Father, help me to love initiative and hate passivity. (Colossians 4:5)

Father, help me to love prayer and hate self-dependence. (John 15:5)

Father, help me to love discipline and hate laziness. (Lamentations 3:27, Proverbs 26:14-16)

Father, help me to love purity and hate pornography. (Proverbs 6:32-33)

Father, help me to love hard work and hate the easy way out. (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

Father, help me to love integrity and hate secret sin. (Psalm 101:2-4, Proverbs 10:9)

Father, help me to love lost people and hate self-centered living. (Matthew 9:36-37, Romans 10:14)

Father, help me to love serving quietly and hate the fleeting praise of men. (Galatians 1:10, Mark 10:44)

Father, help me to love investing in others and hate the consumer mindset. (Colossians 1:28-29, 2 Timothy 2:2)

Father, help me to love accountability and hate flying solo. (Hebrews 3:12-14)

Father, help me to love surrender to You and hate American priorities. (Philippians 3:7-10, Mark 8:34-37)

Father, help me to love boldness and hate giving into fear. (Proverbs 28:1)

Father, help me to love my wife and hate sexual immorality. (Ephesians 5:25)

Father, help me to love repentance and hate becoming useless to You. (Romans 2:3-5, Matthew 3:8-10)

Father, help me to love what is honorable and hate what is worthless. (Philippians 4:8, Romans 12:9)

Father, help me to love the Church and hate becoming cynical toward Her. (Proverbs 3:34, Ephesians 5:29-30)

Father, help me to love obedience and hate mere talk about spiritual things. (James 1:22, Ecclesiastes 5:4-6)

Father, help me to love the truth of Your Word and hate the deception of the culture and the media. (Psalm 119:163, 1 John 2:15-17)

Father, help me to love You more today and show it through obedience. (John 14:21)

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