Start 2018 Right with A Daily Prayer of Commitment
I pray that 2018 has gotten off to a good start for you. I have been following the West Angeles Church Consecration Calendar for this month and the spiritual results so far have been quite rewarding. One of the main keys to a successful Christian life is daily prayer. I would like to encourage you to join me in offering the following prayer to the Lord:
Heavenly Father, I humble myself in worship before you. All glory, honor, and praise belong to you. I thank you for life, and for all that you have done for me through Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. I surrender myself to your perfect will and commit myself totally and wholeheartedly to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Please forgive my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I turn away from all that has its source in the world, the flesh, or the devil and I turn to you, O God. Please produce within my life Christ-like thinking, character, and behavior. I desire to walk in love and humility and to lead a life that pleases you. Also, I ask you to empower me to do the work to which I have been called. Use me for your glory and the establishment of your kingdom.
Triune God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), I ask you to order my steps and to give me wisdom and understanding. I acknowledge you in all my ways and I trust you to direct me and to make my paths straight. I commit every area of my life to you. I present my body to you as a living sacrifice. May every physical action that I take be pleasing to you. I give you my intellect, my emotions, and my will. I declare that I have the mind of Christ. Therefore, I cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
I commit my time, my talents, and my resources to you. Everything that I have has been given to me by you, so I offer these gifts back to you for your holy use. I pray that every good seed that I plant will yield a rich harvest of souls, righteousness, and blessing.
Finally, dear Jesus, I am so thankful for your loving sacrifice. You have made salvation, healing, deliverance, peace, and so many wonderful things available to me, so I commit myself to your Lordship with joy and thanksgiving. Let 2018 be the best year ever. Amen.
Many Blessings and A Happy New Year!
Wilfred Graves Jr.
Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr. serves West Angeles Church as Special Assistant to the Senior Pastor and Chairman of the Board of Elders. He is the author of ‘In Pursuit of Wholeness: Experiencing God’s Salvation.’ To connect with Dr. Graves, please email him at [email protected], or visit his website at www.wilfredgraves.org
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