Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for calling me to live a set apart life unto You. It is a blessing to see You continually develop in my life the command in 1 Peter 1:15-16. “But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.’”
Thank you that You not only give the command for me to live a separated life from the ungodly culture and its ways, but also give me a way to accomplish this. It is because of my personal relationship with Jesus Christ that I can give myself to You and have You direct me to follow the guidelines You have laid out for living in a fallen world. Romans 12:1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”
Direct me to be constantly aware that being set apart for You involves more than just avoiding certain behaviors and customs, but begins and is firmly founded in my mind. It is only the Holy Spirit dwelling within me that can truly transform by renewing, reeducating, and redirecting the mind to having true value in God’s eyes. Romans 12:2a “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Give me the desire and courage to be different from the world and to honor You instead. May my life in private and in public have a positive influence on what people think of the God I love and serve.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
P.S. These prayers will only work if you have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. If you need help understanding God’s plan of salvation for you (the way to Heaven), go to this page on our site: https://timewithourcreator.com/2016/06/02/salvation/