Rock Bottom

I love the Lord because He hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! Death wrapped its ropes around me; the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Please, Lord, save me!” How kind the Lord is! How good He is! So merciful, this God of ours! The Lord protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and He saved me. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? [Psalm 116:1-6; Psalms 118:6] 

Holy Spirit as a man I have failed often in life and I have allowed my pride and foolishness to be in the for front of my life when I should have been humble and allowed You to work through me and with me. Help me to seek wisdom daily through the Holy Spirit so that I can make wiser decisions, be more receptive to Your voice, and use those whom You placed around me to help me in my walk. Give me instruction so that I can renew my mind and my faith. Help me to be more discerning and seek good counsel and not rely on my understanding. Let me learn to seek You first every morning and every time I must make decisions. Lead me in my walk and be ever near me. Help me to listen, understand, respond, and then and only then speak. Help me to learn to be quiet and to comprehend what is happening and what instruction is being given to me.  

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. (Colossians 1:9-18)