A Prayer for Knowing God’s Will – April 12, 2019

2019-04-12     

A Prayer for Knowing God’s Will

your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalms 139:16

The psalmist wrote: ‘You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God’ (vv. 16-17). If you want to know God’s will for your life, pray this prayer:

Prayer
‘Lord, You knew me completely before I was born, and You shaped me and destined me for a purpose. Give me a clear vision of all You want to do in and through my life. I desperately need to understand what the “hope of my calling” (Ephesians 4:4) is, and “the exceeding greatness of [His] power” (Ephesians 1:19) to enable me to fulfil Your purpose (see 2 Corinthians 9:14). Show me the gifts You have put in me, and how I can develop and use them for Your glory (see Romans 12:6). Help me to think big and pray with boldness (see Ephesians 3:20). I want to be open and available for whatever You have for me, and not miss Your blessings by being unprepared to receive them. Help me not to hold on to things or relationships that are not of You. I want to do Your will with my whole heart (see Psalm 40:8). Only You know what and who is right for me. Help me to hear Your voice, and give me the grace and courage to follow Your leading when I am afraid (see John 10:4). May the desires of Your heart become the desires of my heart. Enlarge my capacity to believe that You can take what I have and multiply it beyond what I can imagine. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN.’

 

6 comments

  1. I am blessed by your devotions. I would like to make a comment on the new layout. The colored background makes it a little harder to read the print of the devotion. If I may say, I appreciated the layout of the devotions before this change. I do like having the “print” button available. That is very nice.
    Thank you. Have a great day in the Lord!

  2. I find that the blue background for the print makes it more difficult to read. I suggest doing away with the color.

  3. Thank you for each and every LCC devotion, but today’s was extremely impactful. Your devotions have been a central part of my daily time with God and my meditation, reflection and journaling practices. I’ve been praying to know God’s will for my life for some time. This prayer today has incorporated everything I’ve wanted to say all in one. Thank you. I truly believe God is leading me to something profound and bigger. The last 3 years have been an arduous journey in processing a lot of raw emotions, soul searching, knowing myself better, and finding my way through surviving the suicide of my only sibling, sudden illnesses with my mom, and the collapse of relationships that were very important to me. God’s been with me every step of the way and your daily devotions have been spot on with issues I am dealing with to give me the insight that I need at exactly the precise time. Thank you and may this gift of yours, in touching the lives of people like me, continue on! Have a blessed day!

  4. I have read many of your devotional writings. I enjoy them immensely. They stimulate me and motivate to be the person God designed me to be. Today’s devotional was a fantastic prayer. It was compiled from many threads of scripture and wound into a beautiful prayer. Thank you.

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