Quiet your heart before the Lord. Commit to Him those situations in your life that are difficult.
Lord Jesus, You said that in this world I will have trouble, but that I should take heart, for You have overcome the world! Hallelujah Lord! You are greater than all of my fears. You are more powerful than all the powers of darkness that wage war against my soul, O God! You alone are God! May Your name be great and proclaimed loudly in and through my life!
Forgive me Lord, for the times that I do lose heart, and I am overcome by the world. Instead, Father, give me eyes to see that my momentary troubles are achieving for me an eternal glory that will far outweigh them all! And may I be found worshipping You in the midst of the obstacles, challenges, and trials of this life. Remind me constantly, by Your Spirit, that I am not home yet. Empower me to persevere and endure hardships in my life for the sake of Your name and the formation of Your character in me.
I acknowledge that You know all my ways, and that You will bring me through the storms in my life, refining me as gold. May the trials I face teach me to obey Your Word and may my faith be proved genuine and result in praise, glory, and honor to You, Jesus. I confess that You alone are God, there is no other, and I trust in Your name alone to save me. I rest in Your sovereignty and hope in Your name as I wait for You.
For You have searched me and You know me and everything about me—when I am still, when I am busy, where I go, and what I do, You know all my ways and every thought I have. Even before I speak a single word, You know it. There isn’t anyplace I can go where You are not there.
Thank You, Father, that even the darkness that seems to engulf me at times is as light to You. I praise You and acknowledge that every day of my life was ordained for me by You. Therefore I submit myself to You alone and stand against the schemes of the enemy in Jesus’ name. Amen.
John 16:33; 2 Corinthians 4:17; Revelation 2:3; 1 Peter 1:7; Isaiah 44:6; Psalm 20:7; Psalm 139:1-16; James 4:7
–Adapted from Pray the Word: 31 Prayers that Touch the Heart of God by Tiece L. King. This book is available at prayershop.org. Use the code CONPSP3 at checkout to receive an additional 10% discount.
Praise God for his abundant mercy. Thank him for not punishing you as your sins have deserved (Ezra 9:13). Confess any secret sins which hold you back from full fellowship with God. Commit yourself to turning away from sin by the power of the Holy Spirit and living completely for God’s glory. Ask God to restore the joy of his salvation and to grant you a willing spirit (Ps. 51:12).
Ask the Lord to create a hunger and thirst for him and his Word in the lives of unsaved persons you know. Pray that you will be sensitive to their struggles and questions.
–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend
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