Prayer of Surrender

I have been gently reminded again of my need for surrender. Not a “I give up” or a “woe is me” but I go willingly and confess how desperately these “Shelter In Place” weeks I have needed to depend on God to direct and guide me.

Jeremiah 10:23 New Living Translation (NLT)
Jeremiah’s Prayer
23 I know, Lord, that our lives are not our own.
    We are not able to plan our own course.

As I have been reading through a devotional series by Laura Story, I am reminded that what I have been experiencing is a fight against surrender. Often times we think of surrender as “I give up” and let my fate go into the hands of a lesser being and for lesser things but true surrender as I have experienced is “letting go and letting God” who has the best in mind for all times. I have seen the faithfulness of God. I have seen the kindness of God. I have seen the goodness of God. Today, I go willingly to God to say I’m done fiddling with my fingers and living life with a tight fist, or closed hands rather I open them saying “thy will be done.”

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As I’m preparing my heart and mind for surrender, I’d like to have you consider with me the following:

*What areas do I need to surrender?

*How can I say and show, “I surrender”?

*When do I notice a desire to hold on or hide instead of surrender?

Will you pray with me today?

Suggested Prayer: God, we come before you willingly to surrender. I feel bruised and beaten by the lies I’ve listened to thinking I could do it alone. I surrender all facades of control in my life. I want to trust in you with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding. In all of my ways, I want to acknowledge you for you say in Proverbs chapter 3 that you will make my paths straight. Amen

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By MamaDea

Life can be full of hope and abundance; I am certain we can find it because the life we want and desire: Jesus came to give us life and we can have it abundantly! A little about me: I am a wife, first. Next, I am a mama to five children; my husband and I have four daughters and son! I love to connect and talk about things of God and look for beauty in life.

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