PRAYER GUIDE: “COMING TO THE END OF SELF,” 11.02.20
Bring me to the end of my fleshly self, oh Lord. By Your Holy Spirit’s leading, show me the things that are hindering me, the things that I am holding onto that are getting in the way of reaching that place of total brokenness. Bring revelations that will convict me, that will pierce my heart & bring me to the end of my carnal self.
Do whatever You have to do to break me of self. Whatever remains in me that hinders You, & keeps me stuck – do whatever it takes to jar me loose. I don’t only want more of You, and less of me (John 3:30); I want ALL of You, and NONE of my carnal fleshly self!
I place myself (body/soul/heart/spirit/mind/will/emotions) in the nail-pierced Hands of my Saviour & Lord, and offer myself up as the clay in the Potter’s Hand (Jer.18:6). Do with me as You will, & let Your purposes be served. Do it in me, do it to me, & do it through me. Press me into form You have fashioned for me. Mould, shape, crush me & squeeze every last bit of self out of me, so I can be a brand new creation. I want “to follow after You, denying all of self, taking up my cross, so I can follow You, Jesus/Yeshua. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Your sake will find it” (Matt.16:24,25); and I AM WILLING to lose my life for Your sake, so that I may arrive at that place of true life in You – the ultimate goal: attaining real life by pulverizing the self-life. Crush me like the grapes and olives are crushed, in order to obtain all the goodness for the wine and oil. I offer myself up for Your purposes; may Your purposes for me, and through me, be fulfilled.
To anything/anyone who would try to obstruct my path, I speak to the demonic forces working through them to steal the divine design and destiny You have for me, & I say, as Jesus/Yeshua said to Peter when the Enemy was working through Peter, “Get behind Me, satan! You are a stumbling block to Me, for you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but the things of men” (Matt.16:23). Give me the courage & the faithfulness to yield only to Your crushing Hand,
& the boldness to stand up against the Enemy of my soul. So I offer myself up that You would do with me as with Peter, till I, like Peter am “in a fit state to follow Christ,” (Murray, p.282), because just like Peter, I must be brought to an end of self, so I am fit to answer the call to “Feed Your sheep!”(John 21:15-17).
In Jesus/Yeshua’s Name, I pray. Amen.
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