Prayer For God To Take Control
Teach me, Almighty God, to not worry about the things that are beyond my control. I know that You have already put those things into perspective for me because You are a God of hope and peace.
Envelope me, O Jesus, with Your loving arms. Show me Your mercy, for I belong to You, in Your Kingdom. Amen.
Father in Heaven, I give you all the praise and glory that is due to Your name. You are great and I thank You for the many blessings and marvelous works You have done. Great and Mighty are You My Lord.
I cast all my burden unto You, Father, because You care for me. You grant me the desires of my heart. As I surrender my all to You, help me to always remember that I can let go and let God. In Jesus name, Amen!
Heavenly Father, I start my day humbled and repentant. I readily acknowledge my need for the gospel today, just like every day. I need it for being patient and kind for life in a broken world among other broken people. I own my weakness; help me not to despise the weakness of others.
Though I'd love to justify myself, there is no such justification. I'm a selfish man, who would love for everything and everyone to make my life predictable, manageable and enjoyable. I assume green lights when I'm driving and open check out lines when I'm shopping; the fish will bite and no one will make me late; whining from others, will be seldom and gratitude in them, often.
Worse, I don't want people to fear the stuff they should fear, struggle with the same things I struggle with, or simply be the normal, broken sinners that we all are. God, have mercy on me, the sinner.
Abba, Father, I'm so thankful that your love for me is steadfast and limitless, and that I can count on new mercies every morning, including this morning. I not only grieve my attitude, I do repent and abandon myself to the resources of the gospel.
Lord Jesus, I want and I need your power to rest on me and to settle my restless heart. I'll not pray about next week or even tomorrow. Just give me the manna of gospel kindness for this one day. Help me to respond gently and not react rigidly to the weaknesses of others. Help me to roll up my sleeves and not roll my eyes when I meet brokenness in others. Help me to love as you love me, for that is the bottom line, and the top priority. So very Amen, I pray in your patient and powerful name.
I let go of my need to be perfect, and I let You fill me with Your perfect love.
I let go of my ideas of fulfillment, and I let You fill me with what I truly desire.
I let go of what I think of myself, and I let You define my worth.
I let go of what others think of me, and I let You tell me who I am to You.
I let go of my appearance, and I let You shine through me.
I let go of my unreasonable standards, and I let You work through me.
I let go of my will for my life, and I let You reveal Your plan for me.
I let go of all of my past sins, and I let You forgive me.
I let go of my reliance on myself, and I let You be my Redeemer.
I let go of how I view others, and I let You love them through me.
In this moment, I let go of all thoughts and concerns.
When I let go, I am able to receive.
When my hands are formed into tight fists, I cannot open my hands to receive anything.
When I hang onto tight control,
When I close off my heart and my spirit,
I cannot receive your blessings for me.
I let go to receive your blessings.
Letting go in this moment, I receive your loving presence around me and within me.
Help me to let go when I am feeling overwhelmed, so that I may receive your peace.
Help me to let go when I feel fear so that in fear's place I may receive love and courage.
I let go of problems and challenges in order to receive your guidance and clarity.
I let go and trust you.
I will not fall.
You will catch me.
I let go and trust in the still, small voice inside of me.
Help me not to struggle but to surrender my struggle to you.
I gladly receive this gift of letting go and letting you lead me and guide me.
Thank You, Holy Spirit, for giving me the opportunity everyday to learn a little more of how to let go and let God.
I trust in You, my Creator, to look over all things on my behalf. Thank You that I can call upon You wherever I am and whenever I am in need.
You are amazing! Thank You that I live in a place where I am free to worship. I can call upon You when I do not know what to say, if only to call on my Lord of Lords, Jesus! Amen!
1 Peter 5:7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Dear heavenly Father, though it's not a fun thing, it's a good thingit's an essential thing, even a freeing thing to realize how little control we have over people, places and things.
For only by acknowledging the limits of our humanity will we rest in the beauty of your sovereignty; only by giving up trying to control our circumstances will we come to rejoice in your providences; only by accepting messes as a part of life will we turn to your mercies in the midst of strife; only by crying Uncle! will we learn to cry Abba!
Father, as this day begins, (and continues), settle our restless hearts and relax our desperate grip on stories, hearts and situations for which your grace alone is sufficient. We turn from our version of horses and chariots, and acknowledge that our trust is in you.
By the truth of the gospel, the pledge of your faithfulness and the power of your Spirit, we trust you with people, for whom we have great concernseven fear and anger. May faith expressing itself in love (Gal. 5:6) trump our penchant for worry expressing itself through meddling.
We trust you with our unresolved conflicts and broken relational stories. In Jesus, you have commissioned us as ambassadors of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:20) and called us to be peacemakers (Matt. 5:9). Father, we need special grace, for sometimes the emotional toll and toil of messy relationships makes us want to join Jonah on a ship to Tarshish.
Lastly, Father, we trust you with our health (it often feels so fragile); our wealth (because it's so fleeting and deceptive), our plans (for you alone know the future); and our heart (for it is yours, though we often pawn it off).
It's because of your great and grace-full love for us in Jesus that we make our prayer, acknowledge our fears, and surrender our trust. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus' safe and strong name.
We confess our need for you today. We need your healing and your grace. We need hope restored. We need to be reminded that you work on behalf of those you love, constantly, powerfully, completely. Forgive us for trying to fix our situations all on our own. Forgive us for running all different directions and spinning our wheels to find help, when true help and healing must be found first in You. Forgive us for forgetting how much we need you, above everyone and everything else. We come to you and bring you the places we are hurting. You see where no one else is able to fully see or understand. You know the pain we've carried. The burdens. The cares. You know where we need to be set free. We ask for your healing and grace to cover every broken place. Every wound. Every heartache. Thank you that you are Able to do far more than we could ever imagine. Thank you for your Mighty Power that acts on behalf of your children. We reach out to you, and know that you are restoring and redeeming every place of difficulty, every battle, for your greater glory. Thank you that you will never waste our pain and suffering. We release to you this day every need and problem we've carried or tried hard to control. We believe in your goodness to see us through. We love you. We need you today.
In Jesus' Name,