For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for well-being and not for trouble, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Father, It’s hard to give in and give up control, to surrender my wants and wishes, my hopes and dreams to You.
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Please help me, Lord. I know Your ways are best, but my inner two-year-old whines to get what I have set my heart on.
So, I foolishly do things by myself and end up in a mess. You’ll rescue me, won’t You?
I pray, “Your will be done and in Jesus name,” to get Your stamp of approval. You want what I want. You want my happiness . . . don’t You?
I listen to people who tell me what I want to hear, even when I know it’s wrong. You understand, don’t You?
Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9
Father, Help me trust You completely. Help me focus on Your promises. Help me remember the ways You’ve proven Yourself true and faithful.
Lord, forgive me. I’m ashamed of myself.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not trust in your own understanding. Agree with Him in all your ways, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Father, by Your grace and with Your help, I will surrender my all to You.
I am only the manager of blessings You’ve given. Believing anything else is selfish, stubborn, foolish, and idolatry.
There is freedom, comfort, contentment, joy, peace, and understanding in trusting You completely.
In You, there is no need to manipulate people, things, circumstances, or truth. In You I have all I need, and by the power of Your Spirit . . . I have all I want.
Father, by Your grace, help me to begin each day surrendered completely to You with this prayer:
I have surrendered this day to You, Lord. I will follow where You guide and I will do Your will as You show it to me. Father, help me this day to fulfill this vow – that my life might glorify You alone . . . in the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Thank you Father for Your grace and mercy. Thank you for Your forgiveness and love.
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