Through our Weakness We are made Strong

Heavenly Father I come to Your throne room today and give You honor and praise.  Let my lips always praise Your name and honor who You are.  Help me to sing a new song that will be worthy of Your ears.  Let me always remember that You are my creator and You instill in me a purpose for living and that You desire a relationship with me.

Holy Spirit help me to find courage that use the weak to accomplish Your will so that all can see it is You who done a good thing.  Holy Spirit give me strength as a person who is truly broken to serve You through tough times as well as good times. Teach me to be a living sacrifice so that You shine forth through me to the world.  Help me to remember that You used a slave and prisoner to save countries through a famine (Joseph). You used an insignificant person with only 300 men to defeat an oppressing army of thousands (Gideon). You used a shepherd teenager to defeat a seasoned giant warrior (David).  You used a virgin and a carpenter to rear the messiah (Mary and Joseph).  You used a zealot and murder to be a missionary to most of Asia Minor and the Roman Empire (Paul).  You used ordinary people to begin Your ministry and build the church (the disciples).  

Holy Spirit help me to understand and take to heart John 15:16—You did not choose  me, I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last.  Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.  John 16:12-15—“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth;  for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak.  And He will tell you things to come.  He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine.  Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you. 

Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given to me all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of God who has called me to His own glory and excellence, by which He has given to me exceedingly great and precious promises, so that through these things I might become a partaker of the divine nature and escape the corruption that is in the world through lust.  For this reason help me to make every effort to add virtue to my faith; and to my virtue, knowledge, and to my knowledge, self-control; and to my self-control, patient endurance; and to my patient endurance, godliness; and to my godliness, brotherly kindness; and to my brotherly kindness love.  For if all of these reside in me and abound, they will ensure that I will neither be useless nor unfruitful in the knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord. Help me to diligently make my calling and election sure so that when I add all of these areas into my life I will not stumble and will be able to enter into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ which will be abundantly provided for me.  In Jesus’ name, Amen. 2 Peter 1:3-11 MEV version