Restoring Your Path

on your feet

This prayer is designed for healing and restoring your walk with God.

Lord Jesus,

I want to walk with you, and to get to know you as my Lord and Savior. Forgive me for seeking my own way, and resisting your way. For you are the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no one comes to the Father, but by you (John 14:6). I ask for your grace and mercy to restore me into the kingdom of my beloved Father, forever.

I choose to restrain my feet from every evil way, so that I may keep your Word (Ps 119:101). Teach me your Word, for your Word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path (Psalm 119:105). As you guide me with your Word, may I continue to acknowledge you in all my ways, so that you will keep my path straight (Prov 3:6).

You call me not to walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! (Psalm 1:1). This path that seemed right to me only lead to death (Prov 14:12). Thank you for bringing me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay,  and setting my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm (Psalm 40:2).

You promise to keep me in life, and you will not allow my foot to slip (Psalm 66:9). May you deliver my soul from death, indeed my feet from stumbling, so that I may walk before you in the light of the living (Ps 56:3). You are the Light of the world, so let your light shine in me declaring your goodness and your favor to others.

Thank you for saving me, for paying for my sin in full, and restoring me into a right relationship with my Heavenly Father. I will be forever grateful for what you have done. As a child of God, you call me your own, for you rescued me when I was lost and could not find my way home. To you be the glory, forever and ever, Jesus! Amen.

A Sound Mind

a sound mind

For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)

Heavenly Father,

I pray for anyone who is struggling with possessing a sound mind. May you deliver them from any impure spirits, heal any cracks or flaws in the core of their being, and restore them to a right mindset. Help them to focus on the things of heaven, instead of on earthly things, so that their mind may be fully restored.

If they are anxious, then let them speak to you with a grateful heart, and in return may you give them your peace that passes all understanding to guard their heart and their mind in Christ Jesus. Let them pursue your peace by making peace with you through faith in Jesus Christ, so that His peace may remain with them forever.

May your Holy Spirit inspire them to think clearly, to abandon fear, and to embrace your love. Help them to succeed in having their mind transformed, so may they be able to prove what the good and acceptable and perfect will of God is for their lives.

Cause them to remain dependent upon you, keeping their mind in perfect peace, so that they might trust you, and keep their eyes focused on you. Let the mind of Christ be fully established in them, to stay rooted and grounded in love, and may they flourish with a sound and stable mind all the days of their lives.

Amen.

Smoke Free Prayer

smoke free

Heavenly Father,

I pray for those who are seeking to be set free from smoking,

May they see themselves as being made in God’s image, and ones who are greatly loved by God. This love is demonstrated in the person and work of Jesus Christ. He died for them to enjoy life in a restored relationship with you. This life is only found in your Son, and He desires for them to fully enjoy a life set free from smoking.

God’s love is always available to help them and to enable them to be made clean from any defilement. This reminds me of what happened to the man in Luke 5:12-13. Here is the story:

While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”¬†Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” And immediately the leprosy left him. (Luke 5:12-13)

This man knew who Jesus was, as the Son of God, and that nothing was impossible for Him. Only Jesus had the power and authority to set this man free. Jesus answered this man’s question by delivering him from his leprosy and declaring this man to be clean. Just as this man was considered to be unclean, smoking also defiles the body.

If I am speaking to believers in Jesus Christ, may they remember that their bodies are holy, and they belong to God. They have been set apart as worthy vessels, and they have been sealed by the Holy Spirit. May they honor you with their bodies (ref: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20) by treating them in a manner that is worthy of your praise.

As they move forward, let them rejoice over their new found freedom. When they quit smoking, may the begin to think about how much better food tastes, and how they are being better stewards of their income. Let them enjoy better health, less stress, and more intimate times of relationship with you, family, and friends.

I bless each person with your profound love, pure conviction, and intimate connection, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Sick Children’s Prayer

sick children prayer

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)

Lord Jesus,

I pray for any children who are sick. I ask that you would comfort them with your love. Answer their prayers quickly by helping them to feel better. Give them your peace to guard their heart and their mind. Bring the quietness of your rest, and the gentleness of your presence, to soothe every part of their body, soul, and spirit.

Guide and direct their parents. Give them your wisdom to know what to do, and to know how to do it. Help them to manage their time well, eat properly, and to get enough sleep. Let your perfect love cast out any fear and calm any anxiety. Center them in you, for you are their strong tower, and the anchor that cannot be moved.

Thank you for each child who is responding to this prayer. They are truly a blessing, and you have called them by name. May you draw each one close to yourself, and speak your words of life to them. Let them be enriched by your presence, and encouraged by your care. To you be the glory, Lord Jesus. Amen.