Prayer of Dedication

Somewhere along the way, I found a prayer that I began to use, adapting it and personalizing it over the years to this current form. I don’t know who to credit for the original, so I’ll chalk another one up for Anonymous. I try to pray this at least once a week:

Dear Heavenly Father,

I honor Your as my Sovereign Lord. I acknowledge that You are always present with me. You are the only all-powerful and wise God. You are kind and loving in all Your ways. I love You and thank You that I am united with Christ and spiritually alive in Him. I choose not to love the world, and I crucify the flesh and all its passions.

I thank You for the life that I now have in Christ, and I ask You to fill me with Your Holy Spirit that I may live my life free from sin. I declare my dependence upon You, and I take my stand against Satan and all his lying ways. I choose to believe the truth, and I refuse to be discouraged. You are the God of all hope, and I am confident that You will meet my needs as I seek to live according to Your Word. I express with confidence that I can live a responsible life through Christ who strengthens me.

I put on the whole armor of God: the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the Spirit (the Word of God). I will pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.

I submit my body as a living sacrifice and renew my mind by the Word of God that I might prove the will of God, which is good, acceptable, and perfect.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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