You are good. You are holy. You are worthy of all of our devotion, sacrifice, praise, worship, desire, reverence, awe and love. You alone are sovereign. You are the King of kings and Lord of lords. You hold every atom and every galaxy in Your hands. Your purposes cannot be thwarted. You accomplish all that You desire to accomplish in Your universe. We are in awe of Your creation, Your wisdom, Your holiness, Your unending love, Your unspeakable mercy and grace.
I lift up every woman and man who reads this blog and every person who belongs to You around the world. Draw us closer to Yourself. Open our eyes to the spiritual treasures and truths of Your Word. Open our eyes to our sin. Let us repent of every trace of sin both individually and corporately. Cleanse us. Send a Great Movement of Your Spirit among us to cause us in this generation to rise up to become a holy, godly, righteous generation by Your power and for Your glory. Help us to see the lies of the world and the enemy. Let us embrace Your truth. Let us completely submit our lives to You in total obedience and trust. Empower us to be faithful to You and to love You with all our hearts, minds, souls and strength. And let us love others with the very love of God.
Use us to shine brightly for Christ in our homes, in our families, in our churches, in our neighborhoods at our jobs and everywhere we go. Let the things of this earth become unimportant to us and let the things of heaven, the things that matter to You, Your desires, Your will, Your priorities, Your wisdom, Your purposes, Your passions become our greatest desires and priorities.
I pray for healing for each soul here. I pray for Your healing for each marriage and family who is troubled by sin, temptation, disease, trial, suffering and pain. I trust each one into Your sovereign, loving hands. Grant us BIG faith in You, Lord! I pray for You to cause all of these things to work for Your glory and our ultimate good. I pray for those who are not believers among us and for unbelieving spouses and children to come to You and to know You and to possess Your eternal life. I pray for You to make us more and more like Jesus. Help us to embrace You even in the difficult times and help us to learn everything we can and to absorb Your truth. Make us more and more like Christ. Let Your perfect will be done in each of our lives. Let us abide in You continually and live in the center of Your resurrection power. Let us know that we, our old sinful selves, are dead in Christ – buried with Him 2000 years ago. Let us understand that we are dead to this world and alive to God in Christ. Open our eyes to understand what glory this means for us! Let us live in Your power and in Your life. Let us stay near You. Nourish us with Your Word and flood our souls with Your Spirit. Let us desire You more than anything and let us be content in You alone. Let us understand that sin no longer has power over us because of what You did to sin on the cross. And let us understand that we are raised to walk in new life with You – that we are alive to You and dead to sin and the world. Let us live in this glorious truth every moment of every day, thanking and praising You for what You have done for us in Christ. You destroyed our sin. You destroyed our sinful nature. You have given us a new life and new hearts and a new Spirit. Thank You for all you have done – show us how to walk in Your power moment by moment in the victory You have already won for us in Christ.
In the Name and power of Christ,