Lord Give Me Courage,
This blog post is going to be a little bit different than I usually write because today it is a prayer. I ask that you pray with me and for me as I continue on this journey. I also ask that if you are at a place in your life and you want to give more to the Lord or you want to begin in your journey with Him, this may be your prayer.
My Gracious Heavenly Father,
Lord, I am not always courageous, I am not always the one to stand up for you or for what is right but I want you to change my heart. I want to not only be a hearer of Your Word but I want to be a doer of what you ask of me, even when it is difficult.
I know that I struggle with always giving you my whole heart. Worshiping you with my whole heart and all my strength gets put aside to my selfishness and “me time”. Lord please help me to overcome myself and keep my eyes focused on Your truths.
Lord, I know that I can accomplish great things in your name and for your Glory, if I will not be the one to opt out when you want me to give it my all.
I know that living for your glory is my choice. Lord I ask you to give me the strength and the endurance to fight the good fight and keep the faith to the end and not just when it is convenient.
You have given me this freedom from the bondage of my past and yet I sometimes cling to the hurt that I have caused in my own decisions. You have given me everything, including my freedom to live and not be bound to the chains of sin. So Lord I ask that you help me to not only live but live freely.
Lord, I ask that you continue to walk beside me and give me strength and courage to be the person you have designed me to be.
Lord, I know that I mess up, even daily; I thank you and praise you for your forgiveness. I pray that you use my insecurities, doubts, fears, and my faults as a reminder that I can be more in you and with you.
Lord, I pray that when I look in the mirror I will see you and I will not walk away and forget what that needs to look like and be like.
I pray that you use Your Word to correct my attitude quickly and swiftly and take those undesirable attitudes and actions and turn them into something that is pleasing to you. I pray that you turn me into something that I, too, desire. I thank you for constantly transforming me into the person that you need me to be.
Lord, I want to have a heart that gives my all. I want to face each day with the courage to face each day.
Lord, my greatest desire is to love you. I praise you for loving me in spite of whom and what I have been.
Father, until the day when I can be with you, I want make a difference that will further your kingdom. My greatest desire is for the people that I meet and even the ones that may only be reading the words that you have been giving me is that they will have a heart for you and they will be with you in paradise.
Lord, I thank you for giving me the love for each and every one of these people and for their lives to be transformed through your Saving Grace. Lord, I ask as I continue to use this ministry to reach others with your word that they will not just notice my words but feel the love, grace and mercy that you have for them.
I thank you for sending your Only Son, Jesus, to die for my sins and raising Him up so that I, too, could be raised up to your Glory on the day I leave this world. Thank you for doing what it took to restore a broken relationship between us.
Lord, You are amazing. You alone, are awesome. Thank you for each step of this journey. Walking hand in hand with me each day. Thank you for all your promises and truths that you pour into my life.
Lord, I give all the glory and honor to you and I praise Your Great Name for the blessings that you have abundantly poured upon my life. I love You.
John 10:10 I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Joshua 1:7 Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do.