Prayers for Devotional Times

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I just wanted to share some prayers that I have incorporated into my devotional times, in case they may be helpful and encouraging to others!

Pleading the Blood of Jesus (adapted from p.63-64 in ‘Prayers that Avail Much’ by Germaine Copeland):

Morning Prayer:

Father, I come in the name of Jesus to plead His blood on my life and on all that belongs to me, and on all over which You have made me a steward.

I plead the blood of Jesus on the portals of my mind, my body (the temple of the Holy Spirit), my emotions, and my will. I believe that I am protected by the blood of the Lamb which gives me access to the Holy of Holies.

I plead the blood on my household, on my family and on my friends, and on all those You have connected me to in this life.

Lord, You have said that the life of the flesh is in the blood. Thank You for this blood that has cleansed me from sin and sealed the New Covenant of which I am a partaker.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

Evening Prayer:

Father, as I lie down to sleep, I plead the blood of Jesus upon my life—within me, around me, and between me and all evil and the author of evil.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

The Caleb Prayer (from p.60 in ‘The Grace Outpouring’ by Roy Godwin and Dave Roberts):

O High King of Heaven,

Have mercy on our land.

Revive Your church;

Send the Holy Spirit

For the sake of the children.

May Your Kingdom come to our nation.

In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.

Prayer for Healing and Wholeness (I think from the Joseph Prince website, but I can’t remember!)

Lord Jesus, I thank You that You love me and that You are both able and willing to heal me. At the Cross, You took all my sicknesses and pains in Your own body, and by Your stripes, I am healed! Your body was scourged and broken so that mine can be made whole. I receive all that You have done for me and I rest in Your finished work on the Cross. There is nothing more for me to do. As I wait on You for the complete manifestation of my healing, I choose to focus on and give praise for Your great love for me. Amen!”

Prayer from the Anglican Prayer Book ‘A Prayer Book for Australia’ (p.119)

Almighty God,

To whom all hearts are open,

All desires known,

And from whom no secrets are hidden:

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

By the inspiration of Your Holy Spirit,

That we may perfectly love You,

And worthily magnify Your holy name,

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer from ‘Spiritual Direction’ by Henri Nouwen (p.68)

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me. Let me know You as my loving brother who holds nothing—not even my worst sins—against me, but who wants to touch me in a gentle embrace. Take away my many fears, suspicions, and doubts by which I prevent You from being my Lord, and give me the courage and freedom to appear naked and vulnerable in the light of Your presence, confident in Your unfathomable mercy, and willing to listen to You at all times and places. Amen.

A Blessing of the Whole Person (from p.221 in ‘A Prayer Book for Australia’)

God our Creator,

You have made each one of us in every part.

Bless us through and through,

That we may delight to serve You to the full.

Bless our eyes, that we may discern the beauty You give.

Bless our ears, that we may hear You in the music of sounds.

Bless our sense of smell, that Your fragrance may fill our being.

Bless our lips, that we may speak Your truth, and sing Your joy.

Bless our hands, that they may play, write and touch as You guide them.

Bless our feet, that they may be messengers of Your peace.

Bless our imaginations, that we may be fired with wonder in Your truth.

Bless our hearts, that they may be filled with Your love.

Bless us through and through,

That we may delight to serve You to the full,

Through Jesus Christ, who took our nature to make us whole.

Amen.

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