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Jesus, Help Me to Surrender All to You! (Prayer Journal 152)

Father, in Jesus' name, thank You once again for Your patience, mercy, grace, and faithfulness to my family and me. Bring me to the place of full surrender to You where I give it all to You as my reasonable response to You giving Jesus for us. You held nothing back when all that we should have received is Your wrath for our sin. To think that You sent Jesus, the eternal Son of God, into the world to be the atoning sacrifice for our sin is absolutely mind blowing. I will never be able to comprehend why You did that. Yet I am grateful beyond measure.

God, thank You that You removed my sin from me that I can now come into Your holy presence. Thank You that there is a day coming when You will replace this corruptible body with an incorruptible one, this mortal body with immortality, and this fallen world with new heavens and a new earth. One day I will be fully in Your presence experiencing the fullness of joy. Thank You that even now that I am able to experience increasing measures of Your joy, peace, love, forgiveness, healing, redemption, and salvation by the promised Holy Spirit who You have sealed me with until the day of redemption.

Jesus, I need You more desperately than I could ever know. You are the air that I breathe. You are the Source of my strength and the Strength of my life. I only exist because You created me. And I would be dead in my sins if You hadn't taken the initiative to make me alive by grace through faith in Your name. You are everything to me. I am nothing without You. I am valuable, significant, and loved because of You. It is nothing that I have done that makes me worthy of knowing You and having eternal life. Bring me to the place where all I want, and need is You Lord. For You are my One thing!

Jesus, I need to hear from You. Apart from You telling me what to do I do not have a clue as to what to do. Help me to fix my eyes on You. Here I am to give myself to You. Help me to do so that Your great name may be glorified through my life. I love You Lord. Help me to demonstrate my love for You by my obedience to Your commands and my love for those in the family of God. May You only have preeminence, priority, and first place only in my life. Set my heart ablaze with a passion for You that will grow with ever increasing intensity that will never be extinguished or quenched by the world, the flesh, and the devil.

Make me sad over the sin in my life that grieves and quenches Your Holy Spirit. Lead me to confess and repent of my sin as You revive me again. Pour out Your Spirit, manifest Your presence, and loose Your Word upon my life, marriage, family, ministry, and witness of Christ to those in the world. Shake me from my apathy, complacency, indifference, laziness, and slothfulness as You awaken me to You, Your passions, and Your pleasure. You want it all and deserve it all for it is all Yours. Give me the desire and the ability to give You what is rightfully Yours without hesitation, reservation, compromise, and with great joy. May You be my delight and I live out of the overflow of our intimate love relationship. Amen!!!

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