You existed before there was a cosmos. You’re here with us right now, and You will be here forever.
You are the beginning and the end. You spoke, and the worlds were created.
You are above everything. You see it all.
Darkness can’t exist in Your presence, cause You are the true light.
And only when Your light is illumining our minds can we see and understand spiritual reality.
Nothing escapes You. You know the end from the beginning.
Who is like You, O God? There’s nothing impossible for You.
You are greater than our problems, greater than our fears and failures, greater than all those situations that threaten us.
We can trust You with our safety.
We can trust You with our future.
We can trust You to provide.
We can trust You with our loved ones.
We can trust You with our businesses, our communities, and our nation.
We can trust You with everything, because You are more than enough. You lack nothing. Everything belongs to You.
In You we move, and live, and have our very being.
We thank You for Jesus.
We thank You for His blood that washed away our sins.
We thank You for saving us and for the gift of righteousness that enables us to approach Your throne with confidence.
We thank You that there is no condemnation for us now that the law of Your Spirit of life has freed us from the law of sin and death.
Thank You for liberating us from Satan’s dominion and power… for sending Your Spirit to live inside us.
Your steadfast love endures forever. It never stops. It never comes to an end.
Your tender mercies are new every morning.
Faithfulness defines You.
You keep coming after us.
You keep calling out to us, even when we ignore You.
You never stop thinking about us.
You listen to our childlike prayers, and You respond, because our weak love moves Your Daddy heart.
We love You, God, and right now our hearts are responding to You.
We put our lives in Your hands. We trust in You.
We give You thanks for Who You are.
Conversations With God
How humbling and wonderful it is to learn that God enjoys us!
Just consider Zephaniah 3:17: “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” God rejoices over us! He loves us and wants to be part of our lives. Prayer is a way to make that happen. In prayer we get to tell Him how we feel, thank Him for His blessings and ask Him for our needs. And as we meet with Him in prayer, He comforts, encourages and leads us. You’ll find that the prayers in these pages are particularly powerful because they are based on the Scriptures themselves. That means you can be confident God wants to answer these prayers. And by praying them we remind ourselves of His truth.
God, I’m not just a good person who needs a little help; I’m a sinner who is helpless to change. I’m guilty. But Your Word says a great exchange took place, and Jesus, the completely innocent One, became sin with my sin and died on a cross, so that I, the guilty one, could receive His innocence. I’m asking You to have mercy on me, Lord, and forgive me. Wash me clean. I’m turning away from every sin that’s destroying me. I’m asking You to take control of my life, fill me with Your Holy Spirit and lead me… Right now, I wholeheartedly commit to follow You. And I pray all of that in Jesus powerful name. Amen.
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21
Christ died for our sins…He was buried and raised on the third day…He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve (disciples). After that He appeared to more than five hundred others. 1 Corinthians 15:3‑6
I will forgive their sins and no longer remember their wrongs. Hebrews 8:12
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Acts 3:19
It may be that God will give them the opportunity to repent and come to know the truth. 2 Timothy 2:25
The kindness of God leads you to repentance. Romans 2:4
If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Romans 10:9,10
“This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3
T: THANK YOU
Thank You, Holy Spirit, for coming to live in me. I love Your bright presence. You are the burning flame of the Father’s love. Your presence renews my mind and transforms my heart. Thank You for never leaving me or forsaking me. I need You for everything I’m doing today, every situation I’m going to face. I can’t do anything without You.
R: RELEASE REVELATION
Release revelation, Holy Spirit. You are the revealer of truth. The Bible says it’s only in Your light that I can see light. Shine Your light into my darkness today, and reveal God’s heart and Word to me. As I read and meditate on Your truth, open the eyes of my understanding and show me great and mighty things that I don’t know (Jeremiah 33:3).
U: USE ME
Use me, Holy Spirit, to help others today. Let Your gifts and power flow through me. Make me a channel of Your love and not a reservoir. Speak through me today and communicate Your love to everyone I come in contact with.
S: STRENGTHEN ME
Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, rise up in me and strengthen my mind, will, and emotions with Your love and power. Be strong in my weakness. Bring glory to Jesus. Let Your love, and joy, and peace flow through me today.
T: TEACH ME
Teach me, Holy Spirit, You are the great Teacher. Your wisdom and knowledge are unsearchable. You know the deepest things in the Father’s heart. Teach me in every area of my life. Show me great and mighty things in Your Word. Help me to stay on the path You’ve set for me to walk. Teach me Your purposes for my life. I set my heart to receive Your instruction and obey.
“He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit: for without Me you can do nothing. John 15:5
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14
That the Father of glory may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened. Ephesians 1:17,18
The manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all. But earnestly desire the best gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:7,31
That He would grant you to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man. Ephesians 3:16
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Galatians 5:22,23
“The Holy Spirit will teach you all things.” John 14:26
“The Spirit of truth will guide you into all truth.” John 16:13
FEAR of GOD
Father, I ask (for Psalm 86:11 ESV) that you would unite (and draw in) my heart to fear Your name. I want to be fascinated by Your glorious majesty. Cause me to tremble before the lightning, and the thunder, and the transcendent beauty that surround Your throne. Captivate me with Your holiness and show me how powerful You are. Cause me to delight in the fear of God so that I honor You in all I say and do.
Father, strengthen my heart with endurance to patiently do Your will. I want to be diligent and zealous in my pursuit of all that You’ll give me and show me. Give me grace for fasting and strengthen me with might to walk in the endurance that comes from Christ.
Father, pour out Your love into my heart so that I would overflow with love for You and others. I ask that You would put Your love for Jesus in me like You promised. I echo the Apostle Paul’s prayer that I would come to know the height, the depth, the breadth, and the width of Christ’s love so that I might be filled with all the fullness of God. I’m asking for grace to love You with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength.
Father, let me see the light of Your beauty and glory. Grant me Holy Spirit encounters (dreams, visions, angelic visitations) like You gave Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Paul, and John.
Father, I commit just like David to be a person of one thing, to know and love You. Help me to sit at Your feet and spend time in Your Word. When I lose that hunger, get my attention and speak to me as You did to the early Christians.
Father, strengthen me so I can walk in faith and obedience, and live a life worthy of Jesus calling and choosing me. Help me to live and walk blamelessly before You, to be able to stand victorious in full obedience in every area of my life.
Father, set a guard over my lips and help me to speak words that are grace-giving and pleasing to You. I commit to repent quickly of any defensive, angry, or foolish speech I get caught in.
Father, teach me to walk in humility and lowliness of mind like Your Son Jesus. I want to follow His example. Point out any pride or arrogance in me, and I commit to repent the moment I see it.
INSIGHT into WISDOM
Father, give me wisdom on how to live and walk in union with You. Give me insight into Your Word. Give me a deeper understanding of Your will, and teach me Your ways. I want to follow Your lead in every area of my life. I want to walk in the highest purpose that You’ve called me to. I ask for the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus.
PEACE & JOY
Father, strengthen my heart with supernatural peace and joy in areas where I feel anxious, rejected, and afraid. Strengthen my mind to overcome all turmoil, confusion, and indecision today. Help me to restfully trust in You.
Father, I ask that out of the rich treasury of Your glory You grant me to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in my inner man by the Holy Spirit who lives in my innermost being and personality.
May Christ actually dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in my heart through faith!
May I be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,
that I may have the power and strength to apprehend and grasp with all the saints the experience of that love… to know its breadth and length and height and depth;
that I may really come to know practically, through experience for myself, the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge;
that I may be filled through all my being unto all the fullness of God and have the richest measure of Your divine presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself!
Now to You who are able to carry out Your purpose and do super abundantly, far over and above all that I dare ask or think… infinitely beyond my highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes or dreams…to You be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever.
Amen (so be it)
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever.