Prayer About Living a Set Apart Life with God (Based on 1 Peter 1:15-16)

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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 12:1I 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 12:2aAnd 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.

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Prayer About Developing a Spiritual Mindset

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

All wise Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the wisdom You express in Your Word (the Bible) as to how I can be spiritually minded instead of carnally minded. Thank you for giving Your only begotten Son to die on the cross to make new life possible for me. It is a blessing that You desire for me to be spiritually minded and to have a life filled with Your peace. Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Thank you for making it clear in Your Word that not only do You not want me to go along with the outward customs and behaviors of the evils of this world, but You also do not want me to engage in negative attitudes like pride, selfishness, arrogance, etc. Romans 12:2 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.

Direct me to let the power of Your Word redirect my thinking so that I can see everything with a clear mind and from a biblical perspective. Show me how not to be influenced by the evil cultural viewpoints of the society that I live in. Since what I put in my mind determines what comes out in my words and actions, direct me to be very sensitive to the kind of materials that I read in books and on social media, what I listen to, and what I watch in movies and on television. Encourage me to read Your Word so that it becomes the main thing filling my mind.

Thank you for Paul’s admonishment in Philippians 4:8 about how I can get my mind focused on what is good and pure. “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.

I surrender my mind to You to be transformed, renewed, and directed by the Holy Spirit dwelling within me. Amen.

Scripture #10

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But thanks be┬áto God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ [thank you].” 1 Corinthians 15:57

For He shall give His angels charge over you [thank you], to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone [thank you].” Psalm 91:11-12

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses [thank you]. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered [thank you].” Romans 8:26

Scripture #9

 

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So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.Romans 14:12

Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you [thank you].” 1 Peter 5:7

Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved [thank you].” Psalm 55:22