PRAYER FOR STAYING ALERT
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. I Peter 1:13
Girding up the loins of your thinking, gathering in the strength of your spirit. To spiritually optimize your way of thinking so you can be on full alert.
Holy Spirit, let me hear You praying for me. Give me Your words as I seek to expand this scripture.
These times are perilous and frightening. Don’t let me do what I naturally do. Frightened and overwhelmed, I try to distract myself and escape the stress. Instead of feeling alert, I welcome numbness. Instead of seizing opportunities, I run from them. Instead of focusing on the hope of seeing You, I embrace despair. I’ve never functioned well in emergencies but Your Spirit does and You want to fill me and live through me. It’s not about how I react but how You react.
You planned my birth from before the foundation of the world. You designed for me to live at this time in history. You had a plan for me and I am in the center of my destiny. You have equipped me with everything I need to spiritually thrive, to know the joy of seeing You shine through my life. Though the world is entering lawlessness, You increase order and stability in the life of Your child.
So expose my mindset. Is it hopeless or hopeful? Is it faithless or faith-filled? By the power of Your Spirit, harness my mind for Your glory. Let every scripture planted there rise up to wield its influence. Let Your Words kill the weeds of deception. Let Your Words shape the way I process the news and current events. Let Your Words give me victory over my own flesh. Let Your Words give me the discipline to watch well, to wait well, and to make the most of these days.
I hug Your Word tightly. I breathe it. I meditate on it. I study it. I let it judge every thought and emotion. I invite You to gird up the loins of my thinking. I will be submissive to whatever that process means. I won’t resist. Don’t let me miss one single part of what You intended for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen