And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also David and Samuel and the Prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouth of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of aliens.
Woman received their dead raised to life again. And others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. Hebrews 11:1-35
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6
Lord, that we would be faithful in bringing You pleasure as we live a life of faith. Lord, help us to live in such a way that proclaims not only our belief that You are God but Lord help us to live in such a way that our every action declares our faith! Lord, that we would know beyond a shadow of doubt that You and only You are at the other end of every Promise! Let us raise up a standard in both words and deeds that not only declares that You ARE, but that You CAN, and that YOU WILL fulfill every word!
O Lord, I pray that we, in this day, in this hour, we too would arise as heroes of faith to 'subdue kingdoms, work righteousness, etc. like the excellent witnesses that have gone before us!' I pray that we too would not waver at Your promises through unbelief, but instead that we would be strengthened in faith, giving glory to You, being fully convinced that what You have promised You are more than able to perform. Romans 4:20-21