My Powerful Shepherd

My Powerful Shepherd

“Be strong in the Lord and the power of his might.”

Ephesians 6:10

It is good to know you, Lord, my High and Holy Shepherd who hears and answers prayers. You are the same One who heard Moses’ prayers and answered with wonders of power. So you hear and answer in my life, too, albeit in smaller ways.

Praise be to you, Lord, for your goodness and grace, your wonderful, warm love, your constant presence and protection. What a difference between just knowing truth about you, and thinking/resting in that truth. Lord, today I surrender myself to you, commit myself to obey you and give myself to bring you glory.

Help me to be strong in you and the power of your might today, to embrace my weakness and rejoice in your strength. Confessing my sin–basically unbelief and rebellion–I ask for your forgiveness. I ask you to be my Captain and Navigator, agreeing to obey your direction. Fill me with your Spirit, Lord, that I might be useful for you. Fill me to overflowing so that the Spirit spills over onto all those around me, so when people meet me, they may meet you also.

Help me to put on the full armor of God so I can stand against the wiles of the devil; may I recognize his wiles before I fall into them and fight them with your full armor on. Help me to remember that I fight not against flesh and blood but against the forces of spiritual wickedness and do so with praise, prayer and persistence in doing what I know to be right. Help me to recognize that people are not my real enemy; they are just pawns in Satan’s hands; help me to fight him with your whole armor on.

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