... of countless ways in which
Our Creator constantly romances us.
I give my entire day to You, binding all that I am to all that You are–heart, body, mind and spirit–for Your perfect will to be done today in my life.
I loose from myself all accumulated baggage from the past–old resentments, negative reactions and memories, defense mechanisms and attitudes that have become strongholds in my life. Whatever is loosed in Heaven I choose to loose on earth.
Taking a spiritual shower as I take a natural one (Hebrew 10:22), I ask You to make the water holy (John 5:7) and to bless the water for cleansing and healing.
I ask that You would baptize me anew in the fire and light of Your Holy Spirit inside and out (Matthew 3:11).
As I dress for the day, I put on the garment of praise (think of at least 3 things you can honestly praise God for, and genuinely thank Him from your heart).
Over this, I also put on the Armor of God (Ephesians 6):
The Helmet of (Your) Salvation
The Breastplate of (Your) Righteousness
The Belt of (Your) Truth
The Shoes of (Your) Peace
The Sword of the Spirit
The Shield of Faith
And I ask You, Holy Spirit, to bring it up to Your standards of battle worthiness.
I bring myself into complete alignment with You, Lord. I command my body, mind, emotions, will and spirit to come under the authority of the Holy Spirit, that I may be a delight to You, Heavenly Father.
I determine that I will be on the lookout for loveliness all around me this day and talk to You often about Your creation, in praise and worship.
I choose life in its fullest dimension.
Glory in it!
(Though I have moved the order around a bit and changed a few words, I did not write this prayer, nor do I know who did. It is another of the prayers given to us by our sweet angel Hrachik, whom we met during our miracle at the birth certificate office. For the full story, click here.)
Father, we put today under Your authority and care, trusting in Your infinite grace and mercy.
We thank You for today and all it may bring that is from You and we bless You for it.
We give You every thought and intention and ask that You sanctify them and bring them in accord with Your mind and heart.
We stand in You against every scheme of the enemy that has been sent against us either in the night or today, so that Your perfect will may be done in our lives.
We put all natural and spiritual family members under Your protection and bless them with Your love and truth.
We bless all who are in any leadership role with protection from the enemy and ask that their wills come into alignment with Your Holy will for the good of all people in their care.
We pray for the Kingdom to happen in our lives and around the world, as it is in heaven may it be so on earth for Your glory.
We pray in union with all Your people on earth and in Heaven the prayer You asked us to pray:
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
You give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us.
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For Thine is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
This prayer (by Molly Sutherland) is one of the prayers our little angel Hrachik gave us at the birth certificate office in the story I told a couple weeks ago about our miracle. 🙂 Since then we’ve been praying it & the others every day. So powerful. Thank You, Abba!