DAY 4: 10-Day Prayer Challenge

My kids have no idea how many times we have saved their lives!  Crossing the street, choking on food, jumping off the top bunk with a quick catch, and so many others they’ve never even noticed.  They owe us a bigger debt than they would ever be able to pay for all the unnoticed times that we have rescued them from certain death without their even awareness.

As I put my arm around Rosalee’s shoulders as we walked across a crowded parking lot today I thought about this.  How the embrace of my soft touch on her arm lets her know she is safe without me even saying a word.  She is drinking her milk not even looking if a car is coming because she has no fear that anything can touch her with me in her sight.

How many times Matt and I have protected them, and sheltered them without a single praise or appreciation from them.  Without them saying a word I would do it again in a heartbeat, because I love them more than I can express.

I wonder when God has touched my arm and walked me across the busiest of roads and I was too busy looking down to notice that He was looking up and watching for passing cars.  His sight goes further than mine.

That is one of the beauties of prayer.  We invite the God that is bigger than us, that can see farther than us, and that cares about us enough to come into our world.  He wants to be there, and He has done things we have not even been aware of.  The mere invitation, praise, and appreciation for all that He is, for all that gets unnoticed, and all we don’t even know He has yet to do is a wonderful invitation.

Prayer unifies a relationship with the God that is High and Mighty along with soft and tender.  Invite Him in to your life today, and feel His arms around your shoulders as we go further into our 10-Day of intention Prayer Challenge:

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

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