Jesus, Today I surrender my place of authority over my life to You. I am placing You on the throne of my life. Teach me to focus on Your desires for me. Help me to not worry about what everyone else is doing right or wrong but just show me how to completely focus on You. I give You my entire life this day. In Your powerful name, Jesus, amen.
Putting on Armor of God
Father God, today, placing You on the throne of my life I stand firm with the belt of truth buckled around my waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with my feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, I take up the shield of faith, with which You can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Placing the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And praying in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests (see Ephesians 6:13-18). With this in mind, being alert against the devil's schemes. Knowing that my struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (see Ephesians 6:11, 12).
Husband/Sons: That he might become a holy man, a man of prayer, mature in the Lord, growing in his knowledge of God.
[1 Thes, 5:23, Col. 4:12, Eph. 1:18-19]
SELF: That I would fight selfishness in my life and work at serving the Lord in everything I do.
-1 Samuel 12:20-22 24
1 Samuel 12:20-22, 24: 20"Do not be afraid," Samuel replied. "You have done all this evil; yet do not turn away from the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart. 21Do not turn away after useless idols. They can do you no good, nor can they rescue you, because they are useless. 22For the sake of his great name the LORD will not reject his people, because the LORD was pleased to make you his own. 24But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.
FAMILY: That we might learn to take every thought captive, to not be conformed to the world's thinking and to think spiritually.
-2 Corinthians 10:5
Romans 12:1-2: "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
2 Corinthians 10:5: We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
FAMILY & FRIENDS: That we would learn to not depend on his circumstances for happiness but on God alone.
Habakkuk 3:17-19: 17"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, 18yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. 19The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.
FAMILY & FRIENDS: That they would be protected from the evil one spiritually, emotionally, & physically
- Luke 2:52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
- Luke 22:31-32 "Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers."