Praying Through God’s Word
You call us, Lord, to “lead a life worthy of Your calling” (Ephesians 4:1). We say, ‘I can’t.’ You say to us, “I have blessed you, in Christ, with every spiritual blessing” (Ephesians 1:3). Why we do allow our lives to be controlled by our own weakness when we can be transformed by Your strength? Help us, Lord, to think of all that You have given to us, in Christ, and to rise up, with new strength – Your strength – to live for You day-by-day.
We thank You, Lord, for Your gift of the Holy Spirit. In Him, You give to us “rivers of living water” (John 7:37-39). How are these “rivers of living water” to flow in us and through us? – We need less of this world – “Do not be conformed to this world” – and more of Your Word – “Be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Romans 12:2).
When, Lord, we settle for anything less than Your very best, we miss out on Your blessing – and we have no blessing to pass on to other people. Help us, Lord, to move out of complacency and into commitment, out of the ‘No’ attitude – ‘no time for You, Lord’ – and into the ‘Yes’ actions – “Yes, Lord, I will follow You, I will serve You.”