I was wondering what my next post should be about. Last Thursday, I was the guest on a podcast with Chaplain Gray Stallworth. You can also find him on his blog or on FaceBook. The topic was how to develop a disciplined prayer life. The recording will be available tomorrow, so I will post it when I can. I thought, since prayer is such a huge part of my life that perhaps I should share with you a prayer I wrote some months ago and pray almost every morning when I get up. At first I thought it would be good to wait until tomorrow morning to post this. But I thought, maybe some would like to know about this before morning so they can be prepared to pray it. So here it is.
I want to say, “Good morning,” to You, Jesus, and to tell You how much I love You. Thank You for Your great love for me. Thank You that You care about everything that happens to me. Thank You that You are watching over my life and always interceding for me. Thank You for this day and for Your presence with me. Let me hear Your lovingkindnesses this morning. Thank You that they never cease and Your compassions never fail.
I ask for Your discernment today—for my own life and in all my dealings with others. May my eagerness to serve You and minister to others not hinder, distort, misplace or override that discernment.
Help me to let You be God fully in my life today.
May I bring glory to You in all I say and do.
Show me Your will for me for this day. Teach me the things I need to know. Reveal Yourself to me through the Word, prayer, meditation, dreams and visions, my circumstances and the words and examples of others.
Give me a humble, repentant heart throughout this day. May I be quick to confess, repent and seek forgiveness. Give me grace to be quick to forgive all.
Help me to bless others today.
Keep me from hindering Your work. I choose to obey You today. Forgive me when I fail, and redirect me back to Your path.
Help me to enter into the secret place with You. Teach me how to live from that place.
May I never move outside of the unity of Your purpose.
May I never grieve Your Holy Spirit.
Keep me committed to and on track with Your call on my life for today.
Help me to put aside every doubt and fear and to lay down every burden.
May I not give offense to or be offended by others.
Help me to guard my mind today, and to think only on those things which please You.
Help me to watch over my heart today to protect it against every attempt of the enemy to muddy or stop up the flow of the springs of life.
Prevent me from coming into agreement with the enemy. Keep me always alert to the devil’s tactics.
May I sow only good seed into good soil in order to reap a good 100-fold harvest.
Keep me continually connected to Your power.
Help me to communicate clearly to others that which You have clearly communicated to me to be shared with them.
Help me to be a strong support to others today. Show me specifically who and what You want me to pray for today and help me to pray aright. Help me to understand and empathize with the hearts of those You want me to minister to and pray for.
Strengthen me to never give up, especially when the way is difficult or seems to be at an impasse. When the way is smooth and easy, keep me from becoming careless and complacent. Keep me in balance throughout this day.
I choose to put on the full armor of God today. I declare that my weapons of warfare are ever ready for use. May I always be prompt, adept and accurate at using them.
Apply the blood of Jesus to my life today to cleanse me and protect me from the enemy. May the angel/s You have assigned to me keep me continually moving forward on Your path, fulfilling Your will, and keep me far from anyone or anything which could be detrimental to me, or to others through association.
Make me pure and holy.
Prompt, perfect, protect and process my prayers today so they prevail. Filter them all through Your Holy Spirit so they come before Your throne of grace according to your will, not my own—free from all fleshly intent or error. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.
I would encourage you to use this prayer if you like it and to use it on a daily basis. If you do not already have a designated prayer time, I would suggest that first thing in the morning, if it fits your schedule, is the best time to start. This prayer is a good launching pad into deeper prayer. Think about each separate section and expand the prayer. Meditate on it’s importance in your day, in your life. If you already have an established prayer time, then you may want to simply incorporate this prayer into that time. I will be publishing a book of prayers sometime, hopefully later this year, and this will be one of the prayers in it. Please feel free to share it with your friends, on your social media sites or to reblog it.
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Have a wonderful day. May the Lord richly bless you as you go deeper in prayer and relationship with Him.