January 23, 2012
Prayer: The Power To Become All That God Created You To Be
Lord, You have said in Your Word that whoever believes in You will have rivers if living water flowing from their hearts (John 7:38). I believe in You, and I long for Your living water to flow in and through me today and everyday that I’m alive. I invite Your Holy Spirit to fill me afresh right now. Just as a spring is constantly being renewed with fresh water so that it stays pure, I ask You to renew me in that same way today.
Your Word says that “the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26). Lord I realize I don’t know how to pray as I need to, nor as often as I want to, but I invite You, Holy Spirit, to pray through me. Help me in my weakness. Teach me the things I don’t know about You.
I am desperately aware of how much I need Your power to transform me and my circumstances. I don’t want to live an ineffective life. I want to live in the dynamic power of Your Holy Spirit. I don’t want to be a spiritual underachiever. I want to be an o vercomer. You paid a price for me so that I can be owned by You. Help me to live like it. You planned out a course for my life so that I could be defined by You. Help me to act like it. You make it posssible to defeat my enemy. Help me not to forget it. You sent Your Holy Spirit so I can live in power. Help me to fulfill that promise. You gave Your life for me. Help me to do the same for You.
I put all my expectations in You, Lord. I repent of the times I have expected other people or other things to meet my needs when I should have been looking to You. I know that you are the only one who can complete me because You are everything I need. All that I ever wanted in my life can be found in You. Help me to remember to live not in my own strength, but by the power of Your Holy Spirit living in me. Forgive me for the times I have forgotten to do that. Enable me to grow in the things of Your kingdom so that I can become a whole, properly functioning, contributing, productive child of Yours who moves forward in Your purpose for my life.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthins 6:14)
*Note: Excerpt from the book “The Power of a Praying Woman” by Stormie Omartian (pp.21-22)