A Beautiful Prayer (Part 2)
We featured the first part of this prayer last week. If you missed it, go back, read it, and be blessed.
“When I am overwhelmed, confused, unsure, and restless, help me run to Your Word. May Your Word come alive to me so that it is a living guide in every situation. Help me, Lord, to remember the promises of your Word and bring the right passage to my remembrance for the situation. I acknowledge Lord that I need to spend more time with You reading and praying so that I am prepared for whatever the day brings. Lord, I know that Your Word is indeed a light unto my feet and a light unto my path. Remove fear and anxiety. As believers, You have not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind. So when we are fearful, may we remember Your love for us and use that love as the impetus to love others and see situations differently; may we tap into the power that You have given us – for we are never alone because You never leave us comfortless. May Your wisdom be the underpinnings for our sound minds. May we remember that we don’t have to be anxious and when we are tempted to be anxious or worrisome, may we verbalize our concerns to You and then leave them there as you instructed us. Our worry does us no good and limits us, and You do more with our worry than we ever could. So help us to turn all of our anxious thoughts and nerve-wracking situations over to You; to truly do that and trust that You are working. That You are working all things together for our good because You love us; that You are working in ways that we cannot comprehend because Your ways supersede ours. And that in this working You are molding us continually into masterpieces fit for Your use. You are increasing our faith and our capacity to love.
As a child of Yours Lord, I know that I am Your masterpiece though I feel so far from it. Help me to remember my worth in You when I’m faced with challenging situations. When I feel depressed, help me to remember that I’m fearfully and wonderfully made in Your image – a replica of You and that You loved me so much You thought that I was worth dying for. I don’t know too many people that would die for me, but You did, and I’m eternally grateful and humbled.
Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, Father. Energize me for Your work because You know how tired these bones are. Awaken me to the wonder of Your salvation and quicken my spirit to the reality of Your work in my life. Lord, my mind is filled with creative ideas, but they’re all jumbled. Holy Spirit, come and hover over my mind like You hovered over the waters at creation and speak order out of the chaos! Help me to cease striving and to trust that You will give me all I need today to do the work You’ve given me to do.
You will be faithful to complete the good work You’ve started, and as I step out into my day, I declare Your sovereignty over every area of my life. I entrust myself to You and ask that You use me however You see fit. This day is Yours. My body is Yours. My mind is Yours. Everything I am is Yours. May You be pleased with me.
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