Let me stand firm in Your freedom, my Lord. Shield me from becoming yoked again to the powerful nature of my inclination toward selfish desire. Instill in me the power to live by Your Spirit. Help me to overcome the distraction of pain, the pull of temptation and the neglect of busy-ness. My relationship with You, Jesus, is of supreme value, yet I often find my ungrateful soul engaging in earthly pursuits which have no Kingdom impact. I eagerly await the powerful filling of Your Spirit which makes my hope blossom beneath Your righteous covering. Lord, forgive me for settling for less. I am all too easily satisfied. I invite You, in the midst of my iniquity, to show Your love through my faith. Strengthen the weak links in my chain until I am fully tethered to You in eternal power which the enemy cannot thwart. May nothing in this world cut into the race You have called me to run. May I not stumble in the wake of unforeseen obstacles. I set my gaze upon You, Jesus. I desire to continue along the path according to Your will and not my own. Help me, Lord Jesus. Under the mighty encouragement in Your Word of Galatians 5:5-6 and the authority of Christ Jesus, let these prayers be like incense before Your throne, O God.
For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith
the righteousness for which we hope…
The only thing that counts is faith
expressing itself through love.
Galatians 5:5-6, NIV