Therefore, we don’t need to say anything, for they themselves report what kind of reception we had from you: how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath. 1 THESSALONIANS 1:8–10, CSB
Lord, Paul gives thanks for those in the Church who turned from idols to serve You, the true and living God. This is exactly what _____ needs to do. Though he/she would likely not admit he/she is serving idols, that’s exactly what’s happening. Money. Power. Possessions. Fame. Anything other than You! Cause _____ to see these things for what they are — frail and flimsy sources of hope and ultimately not worthy of worship. I pray for a time when I will be able to look back on _____’s life and testify that he/she turned from idols to trust in You—the only true God.