JOY GIVER: PRESSING ON
JOY KILLER: COMPLACENCY & COMPROMISE
The prayer below is taken from Week 9 of a Bible study book project still in the works entitled, JOY LIKE A FOUNTAIN…How to have joy no matter what life brings our way! This prayer is based on Philippians 3:12-16 where the Apostle Paul encourages us all to press on towards the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Father God, forgive us when we grow weary and wimpy amidst the pain, pressures and problems of this life. We ask for a fresh baptism of Your Spirit to empower us, to fill us, to burn within us and to ignite us into action and out of complacency and all forms of compromise. Give us grace, peace and rest, and the wisdom and endurance to run the race uniquely marked out for us, and as part of the body of Christ; may we discern our specific assignment in each season of our journey. Help us to be reconcilers and peacemakers working in the unity of the Spirit with our brothers and sisters in Christ. May we press more into worship, prayer and the study of Your Word for such a time as this. May the convictions in line with Your Spirit and the Word of Truth remain strong in our hearts, and unshaken by the compromising culture. Stir up and awaken more desire to walk as mature believers living victoriously in the Spirit. We set our eyes on You and Your ways and thank You, Lord, for filling our hearts with joy unspeakable as we seek Your higher calling, all for Your glory and Kingdom purpose. Amen.