PRAYER GUIDE:  “OBSTACLES TO HEARING FROM GOD,”  03.05.19

FORGIVE us, Lord for failing to trust You . . .

Father, forgive me for having run away from You (just like Adam and Eve in Gen.3:8), when You were only trying to convict me, so that I would come back and make things right with You.

Forgive me for doing my own thinking and insisting on doing things my way, for being like King Saul (1 Sam.chapter 15 and 18) when, in his impatience to hear Your voice, he jumped in and called for a witch to see into what he should do. Just like him, I often fail to wait. I have jumped in and consulted others, when I should have waited for YOU. Forgive me for breaking my covenant of trust, reliance, and dependence on YOU. I know that You are a loving and faithful Father, and I can put ALL my trust in You, fully depend on You. Forgive me for each occasion where I have failed to do that.

Let us make a point of
CHECKING IN with You.

Forgive me for each time when I have made my own plans (James 4), without consulting You first. Then I foolishly expected You to bless me in those plans – totally counter to Your Words which tell me to trust in YOU with ALL my heart and stop trying to figure things out for myself, but instead acknowledge that YOU have the answer to ALL things; that it is YOU I need to run to – not my SELF.

Make me, now to “Trust in You with all my heart,”  & stop analyzing, rationalizing, and justifying calculating doing things according to my own thinking, but to instead  acknowledge You in every single decision, choice, and thing I undertake, and allow YOU to direct my path. I put to death my foolish thinking that I know best; let me no longer  be wise in my own eyes; but instead  Fear the Lord and depart from evil” (Prov.3:5-7).

Forgive us for thinking we know better
than YOU do.

I WANT to do this differently now. I WANT to check in with YOU, and DEPEND on YOU, letting YOU direct my path, and show me the way. Forgive me for thinking I know better than You do. That is so absurd! Father, forgive me!  Put a fear in my heart of trusting in my self, and make me to TRUST IN YOU (Prov.3). I choose to nail those evil patterns to the Cross, to put them to death, and to depend on, and follow YOU, for I yearn and long to hear Your voice; and I live in fear of displeasing and disappointing You, of missing a message, and thus making wrong decisions. I choose to surrender each and every obstacle/barrier that I have identified, and NAIL IT TO THE CROSS. In Jesus/Yeshua’s Name. Amen.

*** FOR THOSE DEALING WITH PAST WOUNDS, REFER TO #12 ON MENTORING CORNER STUDY GUIDE. THIS IS A COMPLEX AREA WHICH CAN NOT BE TAKEN UP ADEQUATELY IN ANY SINGLE STUDY, OR ARTICLE.

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