Oh Heavenly Father, Oh Righteous One, Oh Savior, Redeemer, and Sanctifier of our hearts and minds and souls….You are God, You are Lord, You are ALL we are living for….You are King of everything….we want our lives to reflect Praise for who You are ……We come before You, we thank You for what You have done for us…..How can we do anything but Praise Your Holy Name…..Thank You for choosing us and drawing us into intimate and personal relationship with You….
We come together as one voice and in one accord asking that You would intimately and powerfully manifest Yourself in our hearts and minds and souls. Imprint upon our hearts the reality of the depth of Your Love for us, Your sacrificial Love of sending us Your One and Only Son. As we allow Your Holy Spirit to minister to us the reality of the Truth of Your Love for us, may we be changed forevermore. We seek to know that kind of love, to be transformed by that kind of love and to ultimately reflect that kind of Love to ourselves, to our families, to our friends and to every person we meet.
You have chosen us, You have called us, You have drawn us, and You have trained us up with Your Word. You are sanctifying our flesh and its habits and tendencies, You are showing us Your Power, You are manifesting Your Presence and You are showering us with Your Mercy and Your Grace.
You pre-destined each of us to come to You. You planned for each of us to become one with You and brothers and sisters to one another bonded with the blood of Your Son. You have adopted each of us and call us Your Precious Children. You provided the way through the blood of Your One and Only son. Oh Holy Spirit rise up that kind of Love in each of us that it might become an outpouring of Praise and Thanksgiving for what has been done for us. Oh Holy Spirit comfort us and empower us according to our every need.
We come to You this day, we take captive every thought and open up our minds and hearts and souls to You….for You are Love……We need You Lord God…..we acknowledge our need for You to be Lord of our lives. We humble ourselves before you. We bow down to Your Authority and we rest in this precious space in time that You have created for us to sense Your Presence and your Power and Your Love…..we are overwhelmed….Who can comprehend such a Love as this…
Forgive us our sins Oh Lord…..we repent of all that we said or did or thought that was of ourselves and not of You. We are Your Precious Children Lord God and we desire to live our lives intentionally and authentically connected together as one body united in Christ in order to make a difference for You. It is what You have done Lord in our lives that should propel our actions, words, thoughts, and deeds. May we reflect over them and confess where we have fallen short.
Thank You for Your glorious gift of kindness to us in purchasing our Freedom through the blood of Your son and that we know that according to Your word our sins are forgiven. We leave our sins at the foot of the cross of Calvary. We receive the gift of forgiveness and trust that our sins are removed from our hearts and minds and souls as far as the east is from the west. We need not bring them to our remembrance again except to learn from them. What freedom we have been given to be cleansed and purified of our sins through the sacrificial act of Your Son….Let us reflect on that with all our hearts and minds and souls……
We are Your Precious Children brought together by the blood of the battle over sin and death that was victoriously won on the cross. We are victorious soldiers in Your army that have assignments to carry out here on earth before we go to our true Home in Heaven where we shall spend eternity because of the Cross of Calvary and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Our purpose and our part is unique for each of us and it is in accordance with the gifts You have given us and in accordance with the trails we have traveled on and the paths that all ultimately brought us here to You reading this blog. We are in agreement that our life is not our own, that we have been purchased by You and set apart to be living sacrificial offerings of Love to You, our King, and to the world.
We put on our Armor according to Your word in Ephesians 6. We put on our helmet of salvation, our breastplate of righteousness, our belt of truth, our shoes of peace, our shield of Faith, and we take up our sword, which is Your Word. We wrestle and fight not with flesh and blood so let us remember to fight the good fight using the sword of Your word. Lead us to chapter and verse to empower us with Your strength and not our own. We are prepared to do Your will and we commit our lives to listening for You to lead us and guide us and not the world.
We open our hearts and minds and souls and ask that You would whisper to our hearts of where You need us today, of what it is that You would have us do and say today and even what it is we should meditate and pray and think upon.
As You whisper to our hearts of Your plans and Purposes for us this day Lord, we pray together as one voice and in one accord that You would show us in our hearts and minds and souls the bigger picture of the ways You want to weave our lives together with others to impact this world for you.
Lord God take the first three chapters of the Book of Ephesians and speak to each of us today.We commit to take the time to allow Your Word to bring us alive……
We praise God, our Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we belong to Christ…..
Take our hearts and minds and souls and captivate us with Your Love Oh Lord and bring us together in a spirit of Unity. In Jesus name we pray….amen