“Dear Heavenly Father,
I thank you for making me in your image. This truth is hard for me to understand, so I am asking you to show me what it is in me that is like you. I feel pretty bad about who I am; and I know this is not your desire for my life.
Lord, I am sad about so many mistakes I have made in my life. I know that I wear that pain on my face. I lift my countenance to you and ask for your presence to heal my infirmities and sadness.
There is nothing I can do to change my past, but I can change the way I deal with things and that will affect my future.
Lord, I am asking you to give me the wisdom I need to turn my life around. I am taking a moment to give my future to you. You are the only one can make it better and you are the only one that knows how.
Take the pain of my past and use it. I want to be healed and to help heal those who are suffering around me. If this pain can help me to be more empathetic to others, a better listener, a more sensitive friend, then give me the patience to develop this quality through my past. I know you have the power to take what satan meant for evil and use it for your glory, and it would be an honor if you did this with my life.
Lord, I give my bitterness, resentment, anger and rage to you. Things did not work out the way I wanted and I held this against you. This is stopping my growth as a person, and my growth in my relationship with you. I will not agree with any attitude that will not bring me closer to you.
Lord, cover my path with your love. Shine your heart on mine and show me the dreams and talents you have tucked away inside the spirit of me. Unravel all the distractions and false idols, I turn my face from them. I am looking to you.
As I worship the God who created me in all my individuality, I will bask in full trust that you created me for a divine purpose. My life will bring you joy and give you glory.
I will not cower in shame with a de-featest attitude, for satan would love to see me waste my life with depression, self-pity and self-doubt. Enough of my life has been wasted on those things. In the name of Jesus, I close every avenue that satan will try and use to get me to go down those familiar paths. They will not be traveled any longer. Lord, show me how I have been deceived and distracted in the past. Help me to move past these kinds of attitudes and behaviors so I can move on and up in your direction.
As you heal my inner idea of who I am, let my outer self reflect the beauty and glory of your healing presence. Please take back the years I have given to the enemy in my bitterness and un-forgiveness.
As I focus on the good that you are, help me to see the good you created in me, help me to develop that as you are the master creator and you know me best! In Jesus’ precious name, I lift my face to look at Your’s and as I do, let me reflect the beauty of YOU, Amen.”
Author: Julia Shalom Jordan
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