Saturday, September 4, 2010

My Prayer of Surrender

Bowman Lake at Glacier National Park
Before my feet even hit the floor in the morning, I'm working on surrendering all to the Lord. Today my prayer went something like this:
Lord, I surrender to You...
  • All the details of projects engaging me, of challenges perplexing me, of opportunities awaiting me...because I want You to set my priorities for today. (Exodus 9:16 NIV)
  • All the words I speak too critically, all my words that flow too freely, all my words I guard too carefully...because I want you to guard my lips for today. (Ps. 141:3 NIV)
  • All the doubts that discourage me, the distractions that crowd me, the temptations that derail me...because I want to live in faith and follow You and You alone today. (Is. 7:9 NIV)
Lord, I empty myself of...
  • Needing to be strong, needing to be right, needing to be sharper, younger, thinner or better in some way... because You love me as I am and You are working in me and through me when I am submitted to you and abiding in You.
Lord, now fill me with Your Love, Your Hope, Your Grace, Your Peace, Your Power and may Your Will be done through me today. Amen.

Write a comment. Can you identify with any of these? What kinds of things are you working on surrendering these days?


  1. without a doubt a prayer needed daily. I need to surrender making the 'right' decision about my cancer care, how I will pay my medical and family business debt and my grief. I do feel empty today after dropping off Amanda at college again. Its not the right empty though. I don't feel like I can pray, or eat or do anything. Love your blog. Its about the only email I want to open any more. Love what you do here. Hope Ted and you are doing ok. Blessings.

  2. Cindy, you have so much on your plate and I think of you often. We are lifting you in prayer! Hang in there and know that Jesus wants to help you carry that heavy load. He said, "Come to me all you who are weary and burdened..."(Matt. 11:28-30)