P-O-W-E-R… The word itself contains an element of strength, of force, of significance. It embodies the essence of electrical power in our homes. When the lights go out, the power goes out. We miss the light that gives us direction, that guides us through the hall, and provides comfort in a dark room.
Power is what both the evil villain is seeking in the gut wrenching movie we watch and the thing the hero is trying to protect from getting into the wrong hands. Power. We feel safe when we have it and we desire it when we don’t.
You might have been raised only watching prayer be used before a meal or right before bed, but prayer has power that goes beyond blessing a meal and providing a restful night.
Prayer invites and recognizes that God’s power is a part of our life and that the Holy Spirit dwells within us. That is a power worth seeking, that is a power with strength, that is a power that is worth breaking our souls of any connection or agreements we have made with the villains in our life, and that power is big enough to share and spread to those around us.
Our miraculous, loving God made a way for us to be connected to Him and there is power in that. As we are rounding out the last few days of our Prayer Challenge say our prayer with the power that His presence entails:
You are Lord of all the earth and yet you know my name. You are great, you are grand, you are glorious, and yet you sit by my side and care for my heart. I am thankful for you God. Not just for what you have done or what I know you will do, I praise you for being the God that you are, and the God I never want to stop drawing closer to. Bring me in closer today as I renew my heart to form it more like yours.
Infect me. May I feel your Spirit dwell in my veins. Become a part of my being. Help all that I am morph into all that you are.
Cleanse me Lord from the world that has snared me. Release me from this poison mixed in with my blood from this earthly flesh. Help me to feel the blood of Jesus cleansing the parts of my soul that are broken.
Renew me. Refresh my heart, restart my mind, and recharge my body that it be fueled with the fire of your spirit. Take reign in this place, take reign over the crevices of dirt and dust hidden in the corners of my inner being. Heal me Lord, in the way only you can.
Make me new. Make me like you. You bring life Lord, live in me!
Deliver me, every part of me. I belong to you. Rid me of all things that don’t belong here in your child. Break the bonds of forces connected to me that are not connected to you. Release me from the spirits that have no home here in your vessel.
You are my home. The authority of Jesus on the Cross and overcoming the face of death and the grave is my victory, my hope, and my proclamation today. Let the truth of who you are, and the alive presence that you have within me consume me today so that nothing can thwart what you are doing in and through me.
I am yours Lord, and I am unworthy. Consume me to be used by you, to be intimate with your love so that I don’t chase it anywhere else. I invite you into my heart, into my mind, and part of my body Lord.
You are my King. Let me feel the authority and title of what it means to be your child. To be known by you, protected by you, cared for by you, loved by you and the Daughter/Son of a King.
Remind me of who you are, I praise you for who you are. Help me to live today remembering that who you are is developing me to be who I am transforming to be. Guide my decisions today Lord that they walk in line with your truth. Let your light shine through me for the world to see more of you and less of me.
I believe in your power Lord, and I believe you are alive in me. Restore me Lord that I may reflect the image that you have created within me.
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