Day 14: How to Pray for Yourself

soulcoffeegraphicSometimes when I sit down to pray, I find myself unsure of how to pray for myself. Praying about circumstances can come easily (especially if things aren’t going very well!) But how can we pray for ourselves? Paul’s prayers written out in the New Testament are a great place to start. These prayers are great to pray for others: husband, children, neighbors, friends, and extended family. But they are a great tool to use for praying for yourself as well.

From Philippians 1: 9 I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. 10 For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. 11 May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God.

Dear God,

Fill me up with your love. Help it to overflow in every area of my life as I learn more about You. Help me to see everything in light of eternity, and only expend energy on the things that really matter. Let the way I live my life be pure and blameless while I am here on earth. Because of the great gift of salvation, let me bear much fruit. Mold in me righteousness and let my life be to You glory and praise alone.

Amen.

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