Daily Prayer of Expectancy
Father in heaven, great and powerful and full of love, I lift my heart in praise for the privilege of coming to You in prayer. Give me special grace as I join Your exalted Son in His ministry of prayer.
Search my heart, Lord, and show me if any sin is hindering Your work in my life. May I respond without delay whenever You make me conscious of sin. How grateful I am for Your total forgiveness the moment I confess my sin, turning back to You as my Lord!
And Father, teach me to pray. How much I yearn to know Your will and Your way. I thank You that Your Son lives within me. What a joy to know that He is my teacher – that through Him I can learn to pray. I can learn to release Your boundless power for both my needs and the needs of many others, near and far. Teach me to pray.
Day by day may Your Spirit work in me, motivating me to abide in Christ and pray in faith, moving Your mighty hand to fulfill Your purposes. Keep reminding me that You are able to do infinitely more than I would ever dare to ask or imagine, by Your mighty power at work within me.
To You be the glory both now and forever.
Pray About Lordship and Protection From Evil
Loving Father, faithful and full of power, I am so grateful I can come to You with complete confidence for Your keep. Your promises and answer prayer. Not one single word of Your good promises has ever failed.
Lord, I humbly submit myself to You, presenting my life and my desires as a living sacrifice. I acknowledge You as Lord of all my desires, my plans, my successes and failures, my place in the world, my friendships, my popularity, all of it. You are Lord of my present and of my future relationships, health, money, possessions, and human approval. How good it is to yield to You, knowing that You withhold no good thing from Your obedient children who trust You and call on You.
I choose to give up all right to myself, take up my cross day by day and follow You. Give me power to resist the devil. Give me grace not to let the world squeeze me into its mold, its desire to indulge, its desire to possess, its desire to impress me. Instead, may Your Spirit remold my mind from within. I really need this, Father, so that I can know You better, delight in You more constantly, and experience Your good and perfect will for me.
Show Your mighty power, Lord, by keeping me following You closely. Do the same for my Christian friends and family members, especially the young ones. Deliver us from sin and from Satan. Do this especially for those who right now are toying with temptation or giving in to sin.
May we steer clear of sin, but don’t let us isolate ourselves from the people of the world. Motivate us to reach out in love to them, to our relatives, friends, neighbors, and associates, as Your lights shining in a dark place.
1 Kings 8:56
1 John 2:15-16
If you are somewhat hesitant to drop your dreams and preferences into the loving hands of God, then ask Him to work in you and make you willing. Remember what Christ was willing to give up and did give up for you.