Happy Monday to you!
In a few of my previous posts, I mentioned the significance of prayer. Prayer keeps me connected to God, provides me with understanding and discernment, and gives me peace. I have seen the effects of prayer in the lives of so many people. Today, I want to share with you a few prayers that I say for various aspects of my life. Hopefully, you can relate to these prayers and incorporate them in your daily routine.
Heavenly Father, I bless you this day. From everlasting to everlasting, you are GOD. Lord, please let your presence abide in our communities. Transform our neighborhoods into righteous and peaceful areas where you can dwell. Keep violence and all manner of evil out of our: homes, schools, places of worship, and places of leisure. Let your presence be in our malls and dining establishments. Be an impenetrable fortress around every place that concerns us. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.
Heavenly Father, you are sovereign. You rule over all things above the heavens, in the heavens, in the earth, and beneath the earth. I acknowledge that my life is yours. Help me to meditate on your goodness today. Be glorified in my decisions. Let my thoughts, speech, and behavior align with your will for my life. Let my endeavors align with your will for my life. Let my relationships align with your will for my life. Inhabit my heart. Help me to live holy in your presence. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.
Lord, continue to transform my husband. Let his life be hidden in you, Christ Jesus. Let my husband worship you with complete surrender. Cause him to worship you with all of his heart, mind, and spirit. Let him be a reflection of you to all who come in contact with him. Allow him to love me as Christ loves the church. Allow me to love him in a manner that pleases you. Let our marriage bring you glory all the days of our lives. Protect our marriage from all manner of evil. Bless us with healthy children who will live for your glory and leave a righteous legacy on the earth. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.