Living life in Christ
A daily prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, I come to you now to be restored and renewed in you, to receive your life and your love and all the grace and mercy I so desperately need this day. I honour you as my Lord and I surrender every aspect and dimension of my life to you – my spirit, soul, and body, my heart, mind, and will. I am so grateful for the completeness of your love for me and I ask your Holy Spirit to baptise me in you once again.
Almighty God, holy and victorious Trinity, you alone are worthy of all my worship, my heart’s devotion, all my praise, all my trust, and all the glory of my life. I love you with all my heart, soul, strength and mind. I worship you, Almighty God. I give myself over to you in my heart’s search for life. You alone are Life, and you have become my life. I renounce all other gods, every idol, and I give to you, God, the place in my heart and in my life, that you truly deserve.
Heavenly Father, I confess to you, with my whole heart, my neglect and forgetfulness of your commandments, my wrong doing, thinking, and speaking; the hurts I have done to others, and the good I have left undone. I have not loved you with all my heart or my neighbour as myself. O God, forgive me, for I have sinned against you; I have wounded your love and marred your image in me. Restore me, I pray, for the sake of your Son, and raise me to newness of life in him.
Loving Father, thank you for loving me and choosing me in Christ before you made the world. You are my true Father—my creator, redeemer, sustainer, and the true end of all things, including my life. I give myself over to you, Father, to be one with you as Jesus is one with you. Thank you for displaying your love for me by sending Jesus. I receive him and all his life and all his work which you have predestined for me. Thank you for including me in Christ, forgiving me my sins, granting me his righteousness, making me complete in him. Thank you for making me alive with Christ, raising me with him, seating me with him at your right hand, establishing me in his authority, and anointing me with your love, your Spirit and your favour. I receive it all with thanks and give it total claim to my life.
Jesus, thank you for coming to ransom me with your own life. I love you, worship you and trust you. I give myself over to you to be one with you in all things. I receive all the work and triumph of your cross, death, blood, and sacrifice for me, through which my every sin is atoned for, I am ransomed, delivered from the kingdom of darkness, and transferred to your kingdom; my flesh, my sin nature, is removed, and every claim being made against me is cancelled and disarmed. I take my place now in your cross and death, dying with you to sin, to my flesh, to this world, to the evil one and his kingdom. I take up the cross and crucify my flesh with all its pride, arrogance, unbelief, and idolatry. I put off the old man. Apply to me all the work and triumph in your cross, death, blood, and sacrifice; I receive it with thanks and give it total claim to my spirit, soul, and body, my heart, mind, and will.
Jesus, I also receive all the work and triumph in your resurrection through which you have conquered sin, death, judgment, and the evil one. I receive you as my Life. Death has no power over you, nor does any foul thing and I have been raised with you to a new life, to live your Life—dead to sin and alive to God. I take my place now in your resurrection and in your Life, and I give my life to you to live your Life. I am saved by your Life and I reign in life through your Life. I receive your hope, love, faith, joy, your goodness, trueness, wisdom, power, and strength. Apply to me all the work and triumph in your resurrection; I receive it with thanks, and I give it total claim to my spirit, soul, and body, my heart, mind, and will.
Lord Jesus, I also sincerely receive you as my authority, rule, and dominion, my everlasting victory against Satan and his kingdom, and my ability to express your Kingdom at all times and in every way. I receive all the work and triumph in your ascension, through which Satan has been judged and cast down, and all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to you. Jesus, you are worthy to receive all glory and honour, power and dominion, now and forever. I take my place now in your authority and in your throne, through which I have been raised with you to the right hand of the Father and established in your authority. I give myself to you, to reign with you always. Apply to me all the work and triumph in your authority and your throne; I receive it with thanks and I give it total claim to my spirit, soul, and body, my heart, mind, and will.
I now bring the authority, rule, and dominion of the Lord Jesus Christ and the full work of Christ over my life today: over my home, my household, my work, over all my kingdom and domain. I bring the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ and the full work of Christ against every evil power coming against me—against every foul spirit, every foul power and device. I cut them off in the name of the Lord; I bind and banish them from me and from my kingdom now, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. I also bring the full work of Christ between me and every person, and I allow only the love of God and only the Spirit of God to come between us.
Holy Spirit, thank you for your presence and your power. I love you, I worship you and I trust you. I receive all you have for me today. I thank you that you have clothed me with power from on high, sealed me in Christ and united me with the Father and the Son. You are the Spirit of truth in me, the life of God in me, my counsellor, comforter, strength, and guide. I open up my life to you once again to be filled with you, to walk in step with you in all things. Breathe on me, Breath of God. Fill me with life anew. Restore my union with the Father and the Son. Lead me into all truth, anoint me for my life and walk and calling, and lead me deeper into Jesus today. I receive you with thanks, and I give you total claim to my life.
Heavenly Father, thank you for granting to me every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus. I claim the riches in Christ Jesus over my life today. I bring the blood of Christ once more over my spirit, soul, and body, over my heart, mind, and will. I put on the full armour of God: the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shoes of the gospel, helmet of salvation; I take up the shield of faith and sword of the Spirit, and I choose to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of your might and to pray at all times in the Spirit.
Father, thank you for your angels. I summon them in the name of Jesus Christ and instruct them to destroy all that is raised against me, to establish your Kingdom over me and to guard me day and night. I ask you to send forth your Spirit to raise up prayer and intercession for me. I now call forth the Kingdom of God throughout my home, my household, my kingdom, and domain in the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving all glory and honour and thanks to him.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
From John Eldredge