Be Careful What You Pray …

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“I was crying to the Lord with my voice, and He answered me from His holy mountain. I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustains me.” Psalm 3:4-5

Good morning on this January Monday. Recently I read a post on a friend’s Facebook wall that had this powerful prayer. At first, I thought he had written it himself, and thought to myself, wow – that’s a bold prayer to put on Facebook.

It was very convicting and a prayer that I thought I want to pray. When I got to end it, it is a prayer written by one of my leadership mentors, Craig Groeschel.

Here’s the prayer:

God, I’m so sorry. I’ve been living my life for myself. I made everything about me. I’ve been trying to be the hero of my own story. I’ve been squandering the gifts you gave me. Even when I have used your gifts, I’ve tried to use them for selfish gain. That was my choice and my fault. I accept the responsibility for all that I’ve done. And I repent, God.

Please forgive me. You promised in your Word that if I confess my sins, you’ll be faithful and just, you’ll forgive me of my sins, and you’ll cleanse me from my unrighteousness.

Remember me, God. Show me all of the pillars in my life, the things that have been keeping me from being your man. Then please give me the strength to push them down. My life isn’t about me anymore. I surrender my heart to you, Lord. I want to be your man, telling your story.

Your Word says that you adopted me as your son. Thank you that I am not what I have done but that I am who you say I am. Please make my outward life show other people that I’m your man.

Father, teach me how to live my life in a way that pleases you, that brings you the glory that only you deserve. Show me how to be the man you created me to be. I am your man. Show this world what you will do through me. Here I am, Lord. Send me. Use my life as you see fit. Show me what battles to fight. I am your man.

Thank you so much for all the ways you’re going to use me to accomplish your purposes in this world. Thank you for making me a warrior. In Jesus’ name, Amen. – Craig Groeschel

When we are daring enough, courageous enough, bold enough to pray a prayer like that – be prepared for God to hear it and answer it.

I don’t know about you, but I am going to start praying this prayer on a regular basis. Will you join me?

Will you email me if you plan to pray this prayer too? (bwelte@americaskeswick.org)

Overflowing with hope,

Bill Welte
President/CEO America’s Keswick

Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his child sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 11 amazing grand kids. He loves music and is an avid reader.

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A Nugget of Hope: Pray both defensively and offensively. Stand on the Word of God when under attack, but also ask God specifically for good things to happen in your life and in the lives of those you are praying for. From Living the Battle Plan

This Week’s Verse to Memorize:

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. — Psalm 16:9

 

 

 

 

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