DAY 2: 10-Day Prayer Challenge

Same prayer we are going to say each day, but I want to give you a little more encouragement, inspiration, and wisdom to keep you motivated and learning with each day.  Let’s ask the question, why pray this way, what is this boldness we are using in our prayers beyond a friendly timid prayer full of prayer requests and praises?  For some of you speaking with this boldness in your prayer life may be new, so let’s talk about it.

This morning I asked my kids to put their shoes on…no movement.  2 minutes later I gave the same request, “put your shoes on please”…still nothing.  My boys were glued to their iPads like they were gaining a source of oxygen as they prepared for the day.  So here she comes, I have asked twice and gotten no movement and not even a response, so now comes the Mom voice!  Now, with all the authority and title that comes with being their Mother the words I say will not change one bit, my request has not wavered, but my tone of voice let’s them know I am serious and I am making a declaration to them not a suggestion for their life.

Small example but with a big meaning in our prayer life with God.  We pray with boldness as we start to understand that what Jesus did on the cross isn’t just something we are thankful for, isn’t just a gift, but it is a powerful force that we get to enter into.  This heavenly family we have been adopted into gives us the title of being a child of the God that has all authority over Heaven and Earth, and we belong to Him!  When we pray with boldness we can say the same words, say the same prayer we prayed yesterday on Day One of the Challenge, but with each day my encouragement is that your tone changes as you realize more and more with each day the authority as a child of God you have to speak these words and invite God in to cleanse your heart and mind.

No “maybe’s”, or “if you’ve got nothing better to do today God could you help me out”.  God wants to be involved in your life, you are His child and you are loved.  As you say today’s prayer using the voice of the authority you have as a son or daughter to the Most High King!

Lord Jesus, 

You are Lord of all the earth and yet you know my name.  You are great, you are grand, you are glorious, and yet you sit by my side and care for my heart.  I am thankful for you God.  Not just for what you have done or what I know you will do, I praise you for being the God that you are, and the God I never want to stop drawing closer to.  Bring me in closer today as I renew my heart to form it more like yours. 

Infect me.  May I feel your Spirit dwell in my veins.  Become a part of my being.  Help all that I am morph into all that you are.  

Cleanse me Lord from the world that has snared me.  Release me from this poison mixed in with my blood from this earthly flesh.  Help me to feel the blood of Jesus cleansing the parts of my soul that are broken. 

Renew me.  Refresh my heartrestart my mind, and recharge my body that it be fueled with the fire of your spirit.  Take reign in this place, take reign over the crevices of dirt and dust hidden in the corners of my inner being.  Heal me Lord, in the way only you can.  

Make me new.  Make me like you.  You bring life Lord, live in me!

Deliver me, every part of me.  I belong to you.  Rid me of all things that don’t belong here in your child.  Break the bonds of forces connected to me that are not connected to you.  Release me from the spirits that have no home here in your vessel.  

You are my home.  The authority of Jesus on the Cross and overcoming the face of death and the grave is my victory, my hope, and my proclamation today.  Let the truth of who you are, and the alive presence that you have within me consume me today so that nothing can thwart what you are doing in and through me.  

I am yours Lord, and I am unworthy.  Consume me to be used by you, to be intimate with your love so that I don’t chase it anywhere else.  I invite you into my heart, into my mind, and part of my body Lord.  

You are my King.  Let me feel the authority and title of what it means to be your child.  To be known by youprotected by youcared for by youloved by you and the Daughter/Son of a King.  

Remind me of who you are, I praise you for who you are.  Help me to live today remembering that who you are is developing me to be who I am transforming to be.  Let your light shine through me for the world to see more of you and less of me. 

I believe in your power Lord, and I believe you are alive in me.  Restore me Lord that I may reflect the image that you have created within me.  

AMEN

Click the the like button on here or the like button on Facebook if that’s how you found this prayer, affirming that you are taking the 10-day prayer challenge with me!  Invite your friends to do this along with us, feel free to share with them.  And I’d love to hear how it shifts your heart to just pray with boldness as you start out each day!

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