The first part of this prayer was posted on October 27, 2017. If you would like to read it, click here. Meditate on one section per day.
Heavenly Father, knowing that the average person opens his mouth approximately 700 times a day to speak, I ask that You guard what I say so that my words will bring honor and glory to Your Name. Make Psalm 141:3 a reality for me. “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.” (Psalm 39:1, Psalm 8:2, Proverbs 26:28)
Direct my hands to be used in whatever way You want to work in developing Your kingdom as I help others with their needs where I can. “And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands” Psalm 90:17. (1 Thessalonians 4:11, 1 Samuel 23:16, Zephaniah 3:16).
As I walk through this life, shine the light of Christ in front of me one step at a time, just like walking through a forest with a flashlight. Give me discernment about where I should walk. “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” Psalm 119:105. (Isaiah 52:7, Luke 1:79, Psalm 18:36)
Remind me often to give praise and thanks to You for the degree to which all these parts of my body function correctly physically and spiritually.
I bring this prayer in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
This prayer exercise is designed to highlight the function of some of our major body parts in our spiritual development. In addition to what is written, look up the extra Scriptures and meditate on them. Meditate on one section per day.
Lord, thank you for allowing me to have the Scriptures to direct me in how to develop a Christ-like mind. Develop in me the ability to be constantly renewing my mind spiritually. “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” Romans 12:2. (Romans 12:16, Isaiah 26:3, 2 Timothy 1:7, Philippians 2:5)
Direct my eyes to constantly be turned away from the evil of this world. May my focus always be on the good things of God. “I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me” Psalm 101:3. (Psalm 32:8, Psalm 119:37, Psalm 121:1, Matthew 18:9)
Open my ears to hear clearly what You are telling me from Your Word and Spirit. Give me discernment when listening to others to tell if their speech is in accordance with Your Biblical principles. “The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge” Proverbs 18:15. (1 Corinthians 2:9, Revelations 2:7, Exodus 10: 2, Jeremiah 19:3)
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
The second half of this prayer will be posted on November 3, 2017. Click here to read it.