Thursday, February 4, 2016

Prayer for Derek

      God, fill Derek with the knowledge of your will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Let Derek lead a life worthy of you Lord and that he will please you in every way:  bearing fruit in every good work, growing in your knowledge. Lord, I ask that Derek would be strengthened with all power according to your glorious might so that he may have great endurance and patience and joyfully give thanks to you. Lord, rescue him from the darkness and bring him into the kingdom of Jesus Christ.  Redeem him and his destiny from the bondage of sin.

          Encourage Derek; unite him with you in love so that he may understand you. Set his heart on things above, helping him put to death whatever belongs to his earthly nature. Lord, help him to be devoted to you in prayer. Fix his thoughts on you Lord, on your son Jesus, by whose blood all sin is washed clean.

          Help Derek to lead a life of complete obedience to you Lord so that he may take part in the blessing of life abundant and not the curse of death. Let him be filled with your Holy Spirit that he may walk a powerful spirit filled life. 

          Send godly counsel his way Lord and close off all other counsel. Let loose any enemy stronghold on his heart and mind Lord so that he can receive the Word of Life (John 1:1) into himself. Block any path of sin Lord, mark his heart for you. Remind him that there is no peace that does not come from you. There is no peace in the world or things of the world. There is no peace in loving the world, because there is no love in the world. True, unfailing Love comes from Jesus Christ. (I Peter 1)

          Help me Father to love him. Help me to pray for him. Help me to forgive him and release me from the bitterness and anxiety I have felt because of my own shortcomings in you Lord. Give me the strength to hold strong to you and the wisdom to be patient and wait for you Lord (Isaiah 40:41). 

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