PRAYER GUIDE, “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS,” 25.03.19

Give me a heart of passion, oh Father, that I may surrender all my heart, soul, life, and body as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto You, which is my reasonable service, not being conformed to this world, but being transformed by the renewing of my mind, (Rom.12:1,2), and be cleansed and washed by Your Word (Eph.5:26), for I want to be a man/woman after Your Heart, like King David was (1 Sam. 13:14).

Bring us to surrender, the emptying out of self, being totally sold out to You, Father, to Jesus/Yeshua Ha-Mashiach,  being “transformed by the renewing of our minds” (Rom.12:2), cleansed and washed by the Word (Eph.5:26), in order that we might walk as He walked, for He Whom we are to model was SINLESS.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” (Ps.51:12). “Search me, O God, and know my heart. Examine me, and know my anxious thoughts, and see if there be any offensive way within me, and lead me in the way everlasting”(Ps.139:23,24), for I want to be convicted of that which needs repenting. I desire revelations that will convict me, that I maintain right standing before You.

“Circumcise my heart of all hardened areas and stiffneckedness” (Deut.10:16), stubbornness, haughtiness, arrogance, and rebellion, for I want to “go up on the mountain of Adonai, and stand in Your holy place, because I have clean hands and a pure heart . . . . . and Your blessings . .” (Ps.24:3-6). Even when I “walk through the valley of the shadow of death,” make me to not fear evil, because I know You are with me;” (Ps.23:4). I thank You for Your staff, which guides and directs my path; and I thank-You for Your rod of discipline which brings conviction and gets me back on track when I stray from the beaten path. Keep my feet walking on that narrow path of obedience, and faithfulness, I pray.

“Therefore make me to be perfect, just as You are perfect” (Matt.5:48), walking as Yeshua walked, and shining His light. “I know, my God, that You search the heart and take pleasure in uprightness. With integrity of heart” I desire to willingly offer myself to You, to do with at Your will to Your good pleasure  (1 Chron.29:17); and give me a perfectly surrendered  heart to keep Your laws/ways, Your decrees and Your statutes, and to fulfill Your desire for which You have made provision by Your Holy Spirit (1 Chron.29:19).  It is my desire to serve You with my “whole heart and with a willing mind; for Adonai searches all hearts and understands every intent of the thoughts”(1 Chron.28:9.10), and I want my thoughts and intentions to be pure and holy.

Thank-You, Father, that “I can do all things through Messiah who strengthens me” (Phil.4:13), and I do not need to rely on my own puny strength and nothingness. Thank-You, Yeshua, that the “One who raised Yeshua from the dead dwells in me, and thus can give life to my mortal body by Your Holy Spirit who dwells in me” (Rom.8:10,11), for Messiah Yeshua, You are in me by Your Spirit. Refill me, now with Your Holy Spirit, that I may walk in the release of Your Resurrection Power. In Jesus/Yeshua’s Name. Amen.

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