Friday, October 3, 2014

31 Days of Intentional Prayer: Day 3

Today was a hard day!! Working 50+ hours a week wears on me body, mind, and soul!

But I'm working to "live like no one else, so I can live like no one else." Thanks Dave Ramsey!! More on that later!

My prayer comes from one of my favorite redemption stories!! Paul, formerly known as Saul.

Well it's not a prayer, but I'm basing it on his words in Romans 7:
For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin. (Romans 7:15-25 ESV
Now this is a long passage and quite deep. But the prayer is simple:
Lord, help Your desires become my desires. May I die to my flesh daily, more of you and less of me! God, may my sinful nature not get the better of me! Lord, may you be the true Lord of my life! I'm getting off the throne and allowing You to do what You will in my life!

In other news my prayer journals came in!! I have over a years worth in here so, I can't wait to share them with you!!

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