Prayers for a Fresh Start

Day 2 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

A Prayer of Surrender

God,

You give me the strength I need to overcome any obstacles I face. You take away my arrogant thoughts and You focus my eyes away from the things I cannot control. You alone have the power to turn my weaknesses into windows through which Your glory can shine through.

You hold my future, and You invite me to take part in the plans You have for Your Kingdom. So help me to lay down my uncertainties for the future and my unmet expectations from the past.

When I feel weak, help me to remember that You are strong. When I feel discouraged, remind me of the confident hope I have in You. Please calm and quiet my soul.

Today and every day, give me the confident assurance I need to lay aside anything that might hinder me so that I can walk in a manner worthy of my calling. And as You do that, I will choose not to be anxious about anything because I know that You comfort and protect me. I will surrender my fears and trust in You for breakthrough.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Action Step

Re-read this prayer and then make a list of the areas in your life that you need to surrender. Picture putting those things in a box and then visualize handing that box to Jesus. Use this exercise to make space in your heart for the plans that God wants to reveal to you.