Closer Walk with Thee

Let the godly sing for joy to the Lord; it is fitting for the pure to praise him. Praise the Lord with melodies on the lyre; make music for him on the ten-stringed harp. Sing a new song of praise to Him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy. For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything He does. He loves whatever is just and good; the unfailing love of the Lord fills the earth. The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs. Let the whole world fear the Lord, and let everyone stand in awe of Him. For when He spoke, the world began! It appeared at His command. [Psalm 33:1-9] 

Holy Spirit You inspired the Hebrew writer to pen: By faith, Enoch was taken away, and so he did not experience death. He was not to be found because God took him away. For before he was taken away, he was approved as one who pleased God. Now without faith, it is impossible to please God since the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and that he rewards those who seek Him. [Hebrews 11:5&6, CSB] I desire to have a faith that pleases God and a faith that will help me to know God better and better each day.  

Holy Spirit help me to faithfully seek You each day as Daniel faithfully did. Help me to talk to You daily as Moses and Elijah did. Help me be filled with Your Spirit and be bold and speak as Peter and Paul did. Help me to be able to witness and be a servant like Philip was. I desire to have wisdom that gives me not only knowledge of who You are but an understanding of how to serve You daily. Let me be better at perceiving the promptings of Your Spirit so I can be more discerning in what to do, how to approach people, how to live uprightly, and how to be a blessing to others.  

Holy Spirit help me to be humble enough that I will not be a burden or an interference for my family to get to know You. Help me to be meek enough that others will not be intimidated by me but feel at ease enough to share and to listen. Help me be wise enough to know when to speak and listen. Help me to renew my mind so that I create good healthy habits and stop harmful and sinful habits.  

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. I pray and ask that I may be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that I may walk worthy of You, fully pleasing, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of You; strengthened with all might, according to Your glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified me to be a partaker of the inheritance of the saints in the light. You have delivered me from the power of darkness and conveyed me into the kingdom of the Son of Your love, in whom I have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. You are the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by You, all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through You for You. And You are before all things, and in You, all things exist. And You are the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things You may have the preeminence. In Your blessed Son Jesus’ name, Amen. [Philippians 1:9-11; Colossians 1:9-18]