A Prayer for a Day of Fasting
O Lord, you are my Lord. To you I say and an unconditional “Yes.” To myself and the world and the devil, I say an unwavering “No.” Grant me ears to hear you today. Grant me discernment beyond mere human wisdom. Grant me utter submission to your kingship over my life, so that the clarifying that comes from utter surrender to you might open my heart to receive, recognize, acknowledge, and submit to your direction for my life and the life of North Church.
Clear away in me the distracting clutter of wants and desires, of lusts, temptations, and self-assertion. Clear away in my hearing all the static noise of fears, resentments, and selfish ambitions. Focus me on your heart and the leading that flows out of the shepherd-heart of Jesus.
Holy Spirit, speak to me, for your servant is listening. (1 Samuel 3:10)
See also Pastor Note #24 on fasting
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