Waiting Well & Trusting God’s Timing

Lord,

Thank You for going before us and behind us.  Thank You for making our crooked places straight (Luke 3:5).  Thank You for your grace and that you give us hope and encouragement in our waiting.  Lord, help us to be still before You and wait patiently on You (Psalm 37:7) with our whole beings and put our hope in You and Your word (Psalm 130:5).

Lord, we ask that you help us to trust in Your timing to see Your promises manifest in our life.  Lord, help us to constantly rejoice in hope [because of our confidence in Christ] steadfast and patient in distress, devoted to prayer [continually seeking wisdom, guidance, and strength] (Romans 12:12).  Lord help us to wait with confident expectation, knowing that You have heard our prayers (Micah 7:7).  Lord, Your word says But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun];  They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired (Isaiah 40:31).

So Lord, we need Your help to walk in what Your word says today.   Lord, if we become anxious in our waiting, remind us that we should be anxious for nothing and come to You in prayer for Your peace.  Lord, Your peace which is so good that it  surpasses all understanding and will guard our hearts and mind through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).  Lord, if we get discouraged help us to remember to trust in and rely confidently on You with all our heart and do not rely on our own insight or understanding.  In all our ways let us know, acknowledge and recognize You, and You will make our paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block our way] (Proverbs 3:5-6).

We ask all these things in Your Son JESUS Name, AMEN!

Lord Draw Close & Fill Me

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for Your grace and mercy that you give us daily.  Thank you for our blood covering that keeps us protected.  Thank you Lord for everything that is being done on our behalf in the background of our lives that we can’t see.  Lord, we long to please You and glorify Your name.

Lord, show us where we have allowed emptiness to settle in us. Please reveal to us exactly what we have been doing to cover and conceal our emptiness.  Expose to us what we have used as temporary fixes to fill these voids.   Help us to bring healthy and fulfilling habits into our life.  Lord, we need You.  Come and pour into us so that every whole can be filled by You.  Fill us up with more of You.  Fill us Lord, till we overflow. Overwhelm us with more of Your love, peace, joy, wisdom, understanding, compassion and mercy to show ourselves and others.

Lord, as we draw closer to You, draw closer to us and take us into a deeper knowing of who You are.  Open our eyes where we might be blnded and gives us new sight to see with.  Let our sight be stronger and more advanced in seeing You work in every area of our life.  Let our sense of hearing be heightened to only Your voice.  Help us to trust that still small voice we hear more and be obedient to taking action regarding what it has spoken.

Lord have your way in us so that we can do what You purposed to happen through us.  Lord help us to make time to pray, read your word, worship You and sit quietly in Your presence.  Help us to keep You as the #1 priority in our lives.

In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

 

Identity In Christ

Lord,

Forgive us for defining who we are by this world’s standards.  Lord, forgive us for ever believing any lie that the enemy has told us about who we are, which we know is a lie and can’t be true because it does not line up with Your word and what it says about us. Lord, because Your word says for we are His workmanship. Lord, Your word says that we are made in Your image and likeness. Lord, Your word says You approved us as Your chosen instrument, You consecrated us to You, You appointed us Lord, Your word says that we are special people of Your own possession (1 Peter 2:9) Lord, Your word says now you [collectively] are Christ’s body, and individually [you are] members of it [each with his own special purpose and function] (1 Corinthians 12:27). Lord, we thank you that we can say that I have been crucified with Christ [that is, in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body I live by faith [by adhering to, relying on, and completely trusting] in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me (Galatians 2:20) Lord, we thank you for the incredible quality of love You have shown to us, that we would [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God (1 John 3:1-2)! Lord, we thank you that we were purchased with the precious blood of Jesus and made His own] (1 Corinthians 6:20). Lord, for no job title we hold, no relationship status we have, no salary that we make and no material possession we acquire can tell us what our identity is.  Only You can tell us who we are because we were created by You.  Lord, let us be fully secure in who You say we are.  Help us to choose to believe what You say over anything else that we hear.  Let it be Your word and Your voice that we continuously hear above any others.  Lord, from here on out help us to walk in our true identity of knowing who we are in Christ Jesus.   Lord, were we fail to realize our identity in you, reveal to us who you are because our identity can only be found in You.  Lord, where we fall short in our faith, give us the faith to be strong and know You are exactly who You say you are. We love you, adore you, and we thank you God for all You are doing, all that’s already been done in our life and everything that we have still yet to experience. In JESUS MIGHTY NAME, We Pray.  AMEN!!!!

 

 

Guidance Needed From God

Lord,

Let us know Your ways, O Lord; Teach us Your paths. Guide us in Your truth (Psalm25:4).  For Your word says  I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you (Psalm 32:8). Direct our steps in every area, every relationship and every step that we take.  Let us always walk in complete alignment with your will for our lives.  Whenever we step out of your will, reveal it to us.  Show us the direction and path that you want us to take.  Your word says the heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps (Proverbs 16:9).  So Holy Spirit, since you were sent to be our guide, lead us in the way we should go so that everything we do is pleasing in the sight of our Heavenly Father.

Lord help us to put our lives in right order according to Your plan for it.  Lord help us to be solely committed to You and submitted under Your authority.  Let us only be led by You and not our emotions, feelings, flesh or negative thoughts.  Help us to walk in perfect peace by keeping our mind stayed on You (Isaiah 26:3).  And when we don’t act, think or live from a place of peace, remind us meditate on Your word day and night so that we may be careful to do everything written in it (Joshua 1:8).  For Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path (Psalm 119:105).  Lord where we lack wisdom, we come to you and ask for godly wisdom (James 1:5) that only You can give us.

Lord, let us walk daily surrendered to You and trust in and rely confidently on You with all our heart And do not rely on our own insight or understanding. In all our ways let us know and acknowledge and recognize You, And You will make our paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block our way] (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Through our adversity and suffering let us seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also (Matthew 6:33).

Lord, incline your ear to hear our prayer today (Psalm 17:6).

In JESUS Mighty Name We Pray, AMEN!!!