Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Prayer of ‘Un-abomination’

A Prayer of ‘Un-abomination’
Proverbs 6:16-19 says:

16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

An abomination means something that is detested or repulsive.

If God detest these seven things, we should pray that we are not these things. Therefore, this devotional is a prayer to God asking His Holy Spirit to empower us to never be these things.

Read this prayer. Then write your own!

Heavenly Father, I praise Your name and humbly acknowledge that only through the power and guidance of Your Holy Spirit can I become the Christian You want me to be. In Proverbs 6 You clearly tell me seven things that are repulsive to You. Please, dear Lord, help me never to be these things.

I ask that I never look down on others or exalt myself. May the example of humility Christ set for me guide me in my thoughts, words, actions and attitudes.

Jesus Christ is the Truth. Jesus indwells me. I pray that only truthful words come out of my mouth. May I honor You with all my words.

May your peace that passes understanding guide my life and relationships. May I learn to forgive others. I pray I never shed innocent blood.

My spirit is willing, but my flesh is weak. May my thoughts be ever focused on You. Guard my mind against wicked thoughts dear Lord. May my creativity be focused on, and dedicated to, serving You.

Cleanse my heart of sinful curiosity. May my only interest in mischief be aiding the unfortunate and mistreated or witnessing to the lost. Give me wisdom to discern when I should engage in any questionable situation.

May I never misrepresent myself or others for self-preservation, protection, personal gain, or revenge. May my words and testimony, whether in court or in casual conversation, be honest and accurate.

May I never stir up trouble within my Christian family. On the contrary, may my influence be one that facilitates harmony and conflict resolution. May others see that we are Christians by the way we love another.

I ask these things in the precious name of Jesus Christ. Amen.