Today's Devotions

Showcase: Forgiveness

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SylviaAll of us at some time need to crawl up on Papa's lap. At those times, we understand best what it means to come to Him as little children. Pray this prayer when you are feeling small, unloved, and overwhelmed. Receive it for yourself.

Pray it any time that you want to affirm that your Abba is a loving Abba. You might also pass the blessing on to someone else who needs it today.

Pray this way:
Abba, I know that Your eye is on me today.

Abba's Presence
Go before me with Your lovingkindness, grace, and truth, and go behind me with extra portions of Your protection. You hold me securely in Your safe hands. Fill my heart, household, and everything around me with your loving presence.

Abba's Promises
May every step I take today be on the solid footing of Your Word and Your promises, which are "Yes" in Christ and "Amen" to the glory of God (2 Cor. 1:20). Generously give me wisdom and keen discernment in all my ways today. Give me direction and clarity of thought moment by moment. For every need I have today, You are the I AM, more than sufficient in Your eternal supply.

Abba's Defense
I hold up Jesus, the armor of light, especially the mighty shield of faith to strategically intercept every fiery dart of the accuser. Allow none to hit its intended mark, so that all of the darts fall harmlessly to the ground. Bear witness to me that I am hidden in Christ in You while I truly seek You with all my heart. Bind the spirits of unbelief and confusion which seek to steal, kill, and destroy my peace. Hide me in Your great peace, mercy, and enabling. Forbid the evil one from carrying out any harassment or schemes against my total victory today. Demolish the strongholds that have come against me. Let me sense that You are securing the perimeters of Your work in my life, work, home, and family. Lift and carry away all burdens laid upon me. Give me discernment to know and grace to discharge the intercessory prayer and intercessory living assignments You give me. Let the yoke of Jesus be well-fitting.

Abba's Love
Set me as a seal upon Your heart. Reveal to me how much You love me and how committed You are to me. With the balm of Your love, penetrate deep into old wounds, all prior programming, and pockets of resistance, to soften all the places I have walled off in denial, self-protection, or unforgiveness. Bind to me all the freedom that is my inheritance in Christ Jesus. Speak to me with personal words of hope, strength, abiding rest of soul, grace, joy, encouragement, and victory.

Abba's Purposes For The Future
Let me know that the best is yet to be. Your mighty work and Your purposes will stand. Let me run today the race appointed for me with joy. Assure me that You are walking with me through all circumstances and tests, things which everybody knows, things that some people know, and things that nobody knows but You. You have a future and a hope for me that You have chosen, a destiny in keeping with Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, and Ephesians 2:10. Be strong in me to speak Your words and do Your works through my life in my particular place, touching very particularly appointed people. You are weaving all the strands of the tapestry of Your purposes for my life, as You are preparing me for things which I do not know now. Let me stand secure, confident, and strong, for You are upholding my cause.

Blessing
Heavenly Father, give me more and more the heart of an intercessor and worshiper to lift up Jesus in every thought and intent of my heart and every word of my mouth. Thank You for the sweet fragrance of Jesus that you say I am. Abba, I belong to You, and Your Spirit inhabits me. Draw me into deeper intimacy with You, looking to You alone, letting Your fragrance fill the room wherever I am, a sweet aroma of life to many. In Jesus' mighty name, Amen.
Taken from Prayer Essentials For Living In His Presence, Vol. 2, p. 161-162, © 2000 by Sylvia Gunter.

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