Thank you for engaging in such honest, rich and wonderful conversation as we studied how God calls us to live lives where He and He alone is LORD over every part of our lives. I enjoyed reading each and every comment. It seems we all struggle, doesn’t it? Whether married or unmarried, we struggle with making our Lord, LORD OF ALL!!
And it’s because, on our own, we cannot do this. It takes a deep, rich, abiding relationship with Jesus to bring us to a place of such great love, humility, and submission. So I thought I would write a prayer for us to help draw us closer to God and better equip us to surrender every area of our lives to Him.
Prayer from My Heart to Yours
Heavenly Father, we humbly come before You as women who seek to walk in a rich, abiding relationship with You and who seek to make You LORD over our lives. Father, we desire to be one with You, attached to Your vine, filled with Your Spirit. You are Holy and call us to be holy. We are desperate to be the holy women You are calling us to be. Soften our hearts to receive Your Spirit in all its fullness, so it will transform our hearts in ways that enable us to submit and surrender our hearts to You and, in turn, reflect You and Your heart in all we say and do.
Your Word says that if anyone lacks wisdom, she should only ask for it, and You will give it liberally. We ask in faith now to be filled with the knowledge of Your Word . We pray for all wisdom and understanding as we seek to know You more. We deeply desire to apply our hearts to understand You more so that we can receive from You what You so freely give.
As we open Your Word and meet with you, help us not be wise in our own eyes, but to seek Your Truth in all we say and do. As we learn Your Word and it fills our hearts and minds, saturate us. Allow Your Word to penetrate to the deepest places in our hearts, places that we don’t want to let anyone in.
Father, let the peace that passes all understanding, Your Peace, not the world’s peace, guard our hearts and rule our lives. Give us the desire and meet with You and sit quietly at Your feet. Give us our daily bread. Feed us and do as Your Word promises, bring health to our bodies and healing to our bones.
Father, through Your Spirit draw us close. Fill us. Change us so not our will be done but Yours in and through our prayers and our lives. Fill us up with the fullness of Your Spirit so that we may accomplish all that we are asking, for we know that we cannot do it in our own strength. We know that we can do this, and all that You call us to, only through Christ who strengthens us.
Father, thank You for watching over Your Word to perform it. Thank You that it will accomplish what You desire and achieve the purposes for which You sent it. Beginning today, we pray Your Word, believing it and Your promises about it with all our hearts. I thank You in advance for all You will do in and through us as we walk in obedience to Your command to abide in You. We know that according to Your Word, You will do even more than we could ever ask or imagine in this simple prayer, and we boldly ask this in the powerful name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
I pray that as we pray this prayer, God will begin a mighty work in our hearts … building trust in Him, softening our hearts to surrender our wills to His … so that we can truly make Him Lord over all!! Below please find the winner of my book Hidden Joy. And if you would like to read a sample chapter of the book, we have made one available for free, simply click here to read it.
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