Prayer for Rule of Life


1 Thessalonians 5:24 (NIV)
24  The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.

Lord,

I seek to live a sane and hold rhythm in my life that reflects a deep love for you and respect for how you have made me.

Help me to build those spiritual disciplines in my life that will free and open me to your will and presence.  Allow me to partner with your Holy Spirit who works to transform me into your image.

Empower me with those nurturing spiritual disciplines that draw me into more deeply loving you.

Guide me to implant those spiritual practices into my life in such a way that honors your desires and limits for me.

Direct me that I may not compare my spiritual journey with another but may through your unique rule in my life discover what you have meant for me.

Grant me the insight and patience to develop that spiritual pathway that best suits my current stage of spiritual growth and personality.

Assist me in developing those regular and repeated relationships, experiences and practices that will make space for you in my busy life.  AMEN

 

Having prayed this prayer…

Partner with the Holy Spirit for deep inner change.

Engage spiritual disciplines (especially prayer) that cooperate with the Holy Spirit working in your life.

Resist the ‘chaotic’ life from controlling your attitude and practices.

Seek to intentionally love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.

Take care in choosing your spiritual disciplines so that they may increase your awareness of God plans for your inner desires.

Grant yourself the rest and freedom from having to do it all now.

Build a God-accessible and obedience-centered life style.