“This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, holding faithand a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith, among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.” (1 Timothy 1:18–20, ESV)
Father in Heaven, none of us are beyond the possibility of making shipwreck of our faith. Keep us afloat, sails full, on the great sea of the gospel. May we not steer into uncharted, dangerous waters. Rescue those caught upon the treacherous, and hidden, reefs of sin. Save those who are sinking in the insatiable waters of guilt, shame and unbelief. Captain us safely, through the tempestuous storms of life to the safe harbors of the One you love. Amen.