Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Write Your Own Prayer

I’ve never heard the audible voice of God. But as I meditated on the bold, miracle-embracing prayer of Jabez in I Chronicles 4:9-10, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart: 
“Write your own prayer.”

The result was my Prayer of Jeanette:

1. Change me to think and behave, but especially to love, like You;
2. Use me to create that which glorifies You and enlarges others’ hearts;
3. Love me in ways only You can love, so I know it’s You;
4. Protect me from darkness of thought and word;
5. Empower me to achieve far more than I alone am capable of, so others will acknowledge You and love you;
6. Make me fruitful—full of fruit—colorful, sweet and nourishing;
7. Prosper me—cause me to go forward, increase me—so that I may impart more than I take. In Jesus’ Name, so be it.

Have you considered writing “The Prayer of (your name)”? Just as writing our goals helps us achieve them, writing a life prayer may enable us to see how our loving Father works in our behalf year by year.

What item will merit the #1 spot in your life prayer?


  1. This was wonderful, Jeanette.

    This line gave me chills:

    "Protect me from darkness of thought and word..."

    1. Thanks, Sandi. That must have been God; I am not known to give goosebumps!
      Happy day, Jen

  2. I like this idea Jeanette! I'll write one soon. I like what Sandi wrote! Our minds wander don't they. Scary but thankful to be conscious of it and come back to ones senses and turn around and walk the path God's chosen for us.

  3. Jen: You have given me something to think on. Thank you.

  4. Wow, interesting thought Jeanette. I will do it, but it needs some serious thinking :) I love the prayer of Jeanette!


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