1. Prayer for Protection
Good morning, Father, would you please watch over us and keep the evil one away today. Help me to prayerfully put on your complete armor that I read in Ephesians 6:10-18. The belt of truth reminds me that you are a sovereign God, the breastplate of righteousness to guard my heart and emotions, the shoes of the gospel of peace so I will be a source of calm and encouragement in all circumstances. Protect me with the shield of faith from the fiery arrows Satan knows just where to sling. Capture every impure or negative thought with the helmet of salvation. As I study my Bible today, show me how to take up the sword of the Spirit, which is your Word, and guide me in applying it to my life.
I pray a special blessing over my spirit, mind, emotions, will, and body, and speak healing to any spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, physical, and/or volitional problems trying to take residence in me. I command them to be gone and any enemy activities in these areas to be canceled and their power broken.
Guide my words and actions as a reflection of you, Holy Lord. Make me your ambassador of reconciliation and your spiritual representative on the front lines of any difficulties or obstacles I might encounter today. I put my trust and hope in you blessed Lord. Amen
2. Prayer to Give God My Day
Lord, help me to turn all my burdens and worries over to you and to be aware of your still small voice that speaks to my spirit as I study your Word, sing songs of praise, and listen to my pastor’s message. I ask that you bless everyone serving in the worship service.
Jesus, you must increase while I decrease. May your Kingdom come, your will be done, in my life today as it is in heaven.
Use me to brighten someone’s day. Let your light shine through my actions, countenance, and words. Help me set aside all previous plans and desires and be open to how you might want to use me differently than I expected. Bestow resiliency upon me when flexibility is required and flood my spirit with your compassion and understanding.
Fill me with a calm and discerning spirit that exudes joy in knowing you have everything under control in my life and the lives of those I care about and love. Help me to remember that you alone are God! Amen
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