Luke 24:45 (NIV)
Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
Father God, You are the source of my life. You are the strength that I long for. Holy Spirit, I open myself to love. I open myself to joy. I open myself to courage. I open myself to receive Your guidance and wisdom in this moment. I open myself to all that life has to offer. I open myself to the richness and full list of relationships. I open myself to service. I open myself as a humble servant to Your way. I open myself and allow the Holy Spirit to move and guide my every step today. I open myself to listen and hear that still small voice within me. I open myself to know that I am safe, sane and secure. I open myself to the abundant riches of this life. I thank You, God, for opening me so that I may receive all that is Yours. God, I thank You and I glorify You for everything that I am. I give You praises for the life that has been so graciously handed to me. I honor and cherish my relationship with You, Holy Spirit. I surrender, release and I let go and I let it be so. Amen.
Reverend Matt Cartwright
Source: Daily Stimu-Mail from Iyanla Vanzant
Proverbs 2:2-5 (NLT)
2 Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. 3 Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. 4 Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. 5 Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God.
Father your word says that you give wisdom to those who ask. I need more wisdom in my life to make better choices. I need more understanding. I need more insight. I need more knowledge. I need to know what it is to really fear you. I need more of you to be a better person. My heart cries out just to be closer to you. Help me to be a good mother for my child. Help me to learn how to come to you with my problems and listen for your answers. Father, I rather have you than anything this world can offer me. In the most wonderful name of Jesus, amen!
1 Corinthians 10:13 (NLT)
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”
Father, I come to you confessing my sins before you. I need you to give me the strength to resist the temptations of this world. I want to stay holy and pure for you so that your Holy Spirit can dwell on the inside of me. I believe that I am still somebody in your eye sight. In Jesus name, Amen