I [Paul] thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you [Timothy] in my prayers.
2 Timothy 1:3, New International Version
Dear Father, seer of my inmost thoughts,
Give me a clear conscience in my service to you. Then fill my mouth with prayers to you as I intercede for those I love. Let my contacts with them be sources of great joy for all of us. Let the sincere faith of our mothers and fathers and other relatives take root in us and grow.
Whatever gift you have given me, help me rekindle it every day and fan it into a flame of service and love for you.
Help me live boldly for you, for you did not give me a spirit of timidity but a spirit of love and power and inward strength.
Don't let me ever be ashamed of bearing witness about our Lord. Let me take my share of suffering for the gospel and rely on your power.
In the name and power of Jesus I pray. Amen.