PRAYER GUIDE, GOING DEEPER, 19.07.19
Father, forgive me for all fleshly, selfish, earthly focus. I want to shed that self-centred self-focus, now, & go deeper.
Bring me to new & higher levels, where I will now consistently focus “on things above, not on things on the earth.” Bring me higher & closer, & take me DEEPER, Lord – DEEPER into YOU.
Therefore, I will from henceforth, choose to “put to death all my fleshly members,” no longer allowing any parts of self (mind, will, or emotions, as well as body) to engage in: “fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” I will put to death all lying, anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of my mouth, and “put on the new man. I will no longer submit any of my body parts, mind, will, or emotions to allow “sin to reign in my mortal body, that I should obey it in its lusts,” for Jesus/Yeshua said that to even look upon someone with lust in one’s eyes/heart, was as an act of adultery.
No! I choose to be free from the bondage of sin, and to no longer “present my members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but instead present myself to You, Lord, as being alive from the dead, and my members (mind/will/emotions; body/heart/soul/spirit) as instruments of righteousness to You.”
Grant me the fruit of self-control to follow through with this commitment, for I want to walk in the Spirit, & not in the flesh. I want to take up my
cross, denying self/flesh daily, “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells.” Make me to humble myself before You, that You may lift me up in due time.
I thank-You, Holy Father, that because of Christ’s death on the Cross, I have the potential to “reckon myself to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus my Lord.” I thank-You, Lord, that I can choose “for sin to no longer have dominion over me.”
In Jesus/Yeshua’s Holy Name I pray these things. Amen.
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