Child of God ~ Prayer

I praise you, Father, for by the blood of Your Son shed for me on the cross at Calvary, I am a child of God, forever; I am free to do good and not evil—to follow the path that leads to justice, righteousness, and abundant life; I am filled with Your Holy Spirit to use my gifts for Your glory by enjoying You now and forever! I humble myself.

  • I ask You for a double portion of grace.
  • ‘I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!’ (Mk 9:24)
  • ‘Don’t let me yield to temptation, but rescue me from the evil one’ (Mt 6:13).
  • Give me wisdom beyond my years and take control of my mind and heart, O God!
  • Help me to practice the fruit of the Spirit of ‘love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control’ (Gal 5:22-23) as Christ did on earth.
  • ‘Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you and lead me along the path of everlasting life’ (Ps 139:23-24).

I praise You, Father, for I have been born again and am no longer a slave to sin, fear, or the devil. I love only what is good and hate all that is evil. I draw close to You and I trust You with my life. Forgive me my sins and clear my conscience of evil and darkness. Empower me, O God, to become more like Jesus, humbling myself, forgiving those who sin against me, and loving my enemies just as You have forgiven me all my sins and have loved me.

Chester Delagneau

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