Prayer Series: Christlikeness

One thing I know for sure that we can all never graduate from is growing in Christlikeness. That is why I love this prayer of how to grow in specific ways in Christlikeness.

“Dear Father, dawn returns, but without your light within no outward light can profit,

Give me the saving lamp of your Spirit that I may see you, the God of my salvation, the delight of my soul, rejoicing over me in love.

I commend my heart to your watchful care, for I know its treachery and power.

Guard my heart’s every portal from the wily enemy, give me quick discernment of his deadly arts, help me to recognize his bold disguise as an angel of light, and bid him gone.

May my words and works allure others to the highest walks of faith and love!

May loiterers be quickened to greater diligence by my example.

May worldly people be won to delight in acquaintance with you.

I commend my heart to your watchful care, for I know its treachery and power.

May my words and works allure others to the highest walks of faith and love!

May worldly people be won to delight in acquaintance with you.

Help me to walk as Jesus walked, my only Savior and perfect model, his mind my inward guest, his meekness my covering.

Cause me to be a mirror of your grace, to show others the joy of your service.

May my lips be well tuned cymbals sounding your praise.

Teach me the happy art of attending to things worldly, with a mind on things eternal.

Send me to have compassion on the ignorant and the miserable.

Help me to walk as Jesus walked, my only Savior and perfect model, his mind my inward guest, his meekness my covering.

Let my delight be the gentle ranks of the meek.

Let me always esteem others better than myself, and find true humility an inheritance to two worlds.” (Lifted from Arthur Bennett’s The Valley of Vision)

I’ve heard it to be said that no one goes through this pandemic “unscathed.” I hope that with these sorts of prayers, by His grace, we are able to put the scathing to good use! 🙂

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