Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It tells you the truth, and it tells you the truth about prayer. It’s not wasted or worthless, it’s highly beneficial – it’s God’s will for you. What do you pray when you get up in the morning? Hopefully your prayer life has become an ongoing conversation, as well as purposeful assigned times that God leads you to. Hopefully you pray in the Spirit as a habit, because that is the perfect will of the Father prayed over your life. But what do you pray in the morning when you get up? Here’s one… Start with Thanksgiving and Praise. God said that how we enter His gates, and His courts – His presence… with thanksgiving and praise. “God, Thank you for your great love for me – you said your love for me endures forever. Thank you for mercy, and forgiveness, and Salvation. Thank you, Jesus for your sacrifice so I can live in victory today! Thank you for your grace to say “No” to every sin, and “Yes” to everything you told me to do in this hour. I choose your grace today! I Praise You O God, you are the One and only true God. You created heaven and earth, and through you everything is held together. You created me, and are fulfilling your purpose for me. Your plans for all of human history are unfolding according to your perfect plan. Your Word is true it stands forever, Your judgments, your decisions, are pure and righteous altogether, your promises are sure, they will never fail, I put my trust in you.” Then bring your petitions before God. It’s ok to ask Him for stuff, that’s what prayer means – petition, and God loves to hear your requests. David prayed this, you can too. “Create in me a clean heart, Oh God, and renew a right spirit within me.” You can pray for wisdom – God promised He will give it if you ask, no exceptions. “God give me wisdom, so my words and decisions and choices and my life will honor you. Teach me the fear of the LORD – so that everything it brings will be established in my life.” You might just finish with the LORD’s Prayer, how He told His disciplines to pray. “Our Father who is in Heaven – Holy, Holy is Your Name. Let your Kingdom come, let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give me today the daily bread that you have for me – help me to come back to your Word so I can get all of it. Forgive my sin as I forgive those who sin against me. Protect me from temptation, deliver me from every evil, for the Kingdom is yours, and the power is yours and the glory is yours – forever and ever. Amen.” Praying that you will pray in the Spirit, that you will pray in the understanding, that you will pray your PiVAT Prayer List, as God leads you – praying that you will pray the will of God, and pray without ceasing, that your prayer would be fervent and effective so that it will have great impact, and bring heaven down to earth.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!