Prayers for Personal Holiness and Corporate Holiness

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

 

I am grateful for all the ways that I have known you and experienced you at work in my life. Thank you for your goodness and your faithfulness in blessing me and always being there for me in bad times as well as good.

 

Dear Lord, I desire to know you better; to have a greater experience of your presence and your power working on my behalf. Out of this desire, I invite you into my being. I open myself to you and invite you to fill me with your Holy Spirit; with your love, mercy, and grace. I pray that these divine gifts from you would permeate my whole being. Please fill my heart, soul, mind, spirit, and body with your Holy Spirit; with your love mercy and grace. I ask you to make these divine gifts well up in me until they overflow and I am overwhelmed by you and your presence. I invite you in without any reservations or limitations so that I may be transformed from the person that I am now and become the person that you created me to be.

 

Father, I give you free reign to search me by your Holy Spirit and to make any changes in me that you deem necessary for my wellbeing. As you search me I pray that you will cast out anything in me that is evil, sinful, harmful, or destructive. I ask you to purge me of everything that is not pleasing to you; of anything that is not beneficial to me or those around me. I pray that your love, mercy, and grace would enable me to give those things up. I also ask you to replace those elements of my being with qualities that are pleasing to you and beneficial to me and those around me. Father, I desire to be everything that you created me to be and intend for me to be.

 

Lord, I believe that as you search my heart, soul, mind, spirit and body that you will also find things that are pleasing to you; good qualities that you put within me from the beginning of my life. I pray Lord that, as you find these things, you will strengthen them; that you will enhance them and bring them out in me. Please make me aware of the Godly qualities that you have put within me and bring them out so that others may perceive them as well.

 

Dear Lord, I also ask that if there are any obstacles or barriers that would prevent me from receiving these divine gifts, that you would break them down and overcome them. I don’t care what barriers or obstacles there are, whether internal or external, please break them down in order that I may know you more and more.

 

Finally, Lord, I pray that you will protect me from the evil one so that Satan has no power over me or influence upon my life. Lord, I depend upon you for your divine protection for me and my loved ones. Father, I know that I am asking a lot, but I pray with all my heart, soul, mind, and spirit that you will hear and answer this prayer which I make in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

For this prayer to be effective, it must be prayed with diligence, with fervor, and with all perseverance. It is not a “once and done” prayer, but a repetitive prayer. It will be most effective for those who most diligently seek after God. Pray it every day!

 

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

 

I am grateful for all the ways that Hickory Flat UMC has known you and experienced you at work in our lives. Thank you for your goodness and your faithfulness in blessing us and always being there for us in good times as well as bad.

 

Dear Lord, I desire for our church to know you better; to have a greater experience of your presence and your power working on our behalf. Out of this desire, I invite you into our church. I pray that our church will be open to you and I invite you to fill us with your Holy Spirit; with your love, mercy, and grace. I pray that these divine gifts from you would permeate our church in its entirety. Please fill our hearts, souls, minds, spirits, and bodies with your Holy Spirit; with your love mercy and grace. I ask you to make these divine gifts well up in us until they overflow and we are overwhelmed by you and your presence. I invite you in without any reservations or limitations so that we may be transformed from the church that we are now and become the church that you created us to be.

 

Father, I give you free reign to search our church by your Holy Spirit and to make any changes in us that you deem necessary for our wellbeing. As you search us I pray that you will cast out anything in us that is evil, sinful, harmful, or destructive. I ask you to purge us of everything that is not pleasing to you; of anything that is not beneficial to us or those around us. I pray that your love, mercy, and grace would enable us to give those things up. I also ask you to replace those parts of our church with qualities that are pleasing to you and beneficial to us and to our community. Father, I desire our church to be everything that you created us to be and intend for us to be.

 

Lord, I believe that as you search the heart, soul, mind, spirit and body of Hickory Flat UMC that you will also find things that are pleasing to you; good qualities that you put within us from our founding. I pray Lord that, as you find these qualities and attributes, you will strengthen them; that you will enhance them and bring them out in us. Please make us aware of the Godly qualities that you have imparted to us and bring them out in us so that others may perceive them as well.

 

Dear Lord, I also ask that if there are any obstacles or barriers that would prevent HFUMC from receiving these divine gifts, that you would break them down and overcome them. No matter what barriers or obstacles there are, whether internal or external, please break them down in order that we may know you more and more.

 

Finally, Lord, I pray that you will protect our church from the evil one so that Satan has no power over us or influence upon our life. Lord, we depend upon you for your divine protection for our church and our loved ones. Father, I know that I am asking a lot, but I pray with all my heart, soul, mind, and spirit that you will hear and answer this prayer which I make in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

For this prayer to be effective, it must be prayed with diligence, with fervor, and with all perseverance. It is not a “once and done” prayer, but a repetitive prayer. It will be most effective for those who most diligently seek after God. Pray it every day!