Today’s prayer focus is “Obedience”. Biblical obedience, in a nutshell, is just “doing” what God asks you to do without adding to or taking away from the direction. In our daily walk with God this can sometimes be challenging, but, one thing I do know if God calls you to it, and you step out and do it, He will take you through it! At the wedding feast in John 2:5 Jesus’ mother spoke this word to his servants, ……Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.” …….they did and God moved. I believe miracles still happen today for those who believe! Today ask the Father to give you strength and power to honor Him as you step out in obedience and “whatever He says to you to do, do it“!
PRAYER OF OBEDIENCE
Lord, I pray that You would help me to live in total obedience to Your Word and Your Ways. Help me to see where my thoughts and actions are not lined up with Your directions as to how I am to live. Help me to hear Your instructions, and give me the desire to do what You ask. Remind me to confess any error quickly, (I John 1:9) and enable me to take the steps of obedience I need to take.
I know that one of the consequences of not being in obedience to Your ways is a sense of distance from You. Keep me from doing anything that separates me from the fullness of Your presence and Your love. Show me where I am not living in obedience and help me to do what I need to do. Your Word says, “He who obeys instruction guards his life” (Proverbs 19:16). Bless my mind, emotions, and will as I take steps of obedience. Give me the confidence that comes from knowing I have just obeyed You.
Lord, You have said that “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34). Fill my mouth with Your love, peace, and joy this day so that it overflows in my words. May Your Spirit control my tongue so that everything I speak brings life. Help me to say as David did “I have resolved that my mouth will not sin” (Psalm 17:3c)
Lord, Your Word says, “No good thing will You withhold from those who walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11). I pray that I will walk uprightly and that You will pour out Your blessings upon me. Especially bless me with the peace and long life You speak of in Your Word. (Proverbs 3:1,2). I pray this day that I will walk in obedience to You and that You will reward me with an abundance of good things. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be always acceptable in Your sight. O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)
In Jesus Name I pray. AMEN.
ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURES TO PRAY (Make the Word personal)
Deuteronomy 13:4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
Joshua 24:24 And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.
1Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
Romans 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Romans 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Hebrews 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
1 John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
Isaiah 1:19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
What has God been asking you to do, let go, be? What is holding you back? Philippians 4:13 will give you the courage you need to step up and out!