August 17 Prayer
Give up all that owns you to find life eternal .
Rest in knowing you belong to God and there is no good deed that can do to earn more of his love and favor.
You belong to the beloved and He belongs to you.
The young man asks Jesus, ‘what good can I do and what do I lack to gain eternal life?’
We all want to do good, something that will be noticeable in the kingdom of God. The only way to receive life eternal, the life we really desire spiritually is to surrender all. ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of God’
So I ask, what do I own, that really owns me?
What do I lack inside that only my God can fill with his life giving waters to revive my soul?
I give up these things to him now.
Recognizing his grace is poured out for me.
Lord, you alone are good.
Your ways are perfect
They revive my soul.
Your pathway of truth keeps us strong.
Your laws are right and pure,
They enlighten our eyes to see the lasting way.
May we simply cling unto you and
Surrender all that possess us,
so that only belonging to you is what we desire.
Let your love be ever true, clear, right, wise and simple lasting forever.
May your truth set us free to be your light today.
May we choose to follow you in the hard places.
Prompt us to ask the right questions that will open up the hearts of others to your life eternal.
We surrender all and give up our lives for your kingdom's cause.
In the name of the Father, who is for us, Jesus with us and the Holy Spirit, who dwells within us.