Tag Archives: liberty

A Prayer for Greater Freedom to Worship God

     Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with […]

A Prayer about Shame–It’s Effects and Resolve

And the man and his wife were both naked and felt no shame. Gen. 2:25      Gracious Father, it’s nearly impossible for me to imagine the day when there was no need for the emotion of shame. In their innocence, our first parents were absolutely free of any need to turn away from your […]

A Prayer for the 4th of July

     It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Gal. 5:1       Dear Lord Jesus, it’s the Fourth of July—a holiday set aside to remember and revel in the freedom we enjoy as citizens of […]

A Prayer for Greater Freedom from My Imprisonments

Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name! Ps. 142:7 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners. Luke 4:18 If the Son sets you free, you will […]

A Prayer for Palm Sunday: Living as Prisoners of Hope

     Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; […]

A Prayer about the Joy of Being Completely Known and Loved

“Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” John 4:29 Lord Jesus, I wish I could have been present to watch this liberated Samaritan woman recount the tale of her collision with the gospel—her story of meeting you and coming alive to the transforming power of grace […]

A Prayer for Greater Freedom by Jesus

Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” John 11:43-44 Dear Lord Jesus, as surely as you raised a dead Lazarus […]

A Prayer for Even More Freedom in Jesus

If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36 Dear Lord Jesus, it’s the morning of the 4th of July, and I’m very thankful to be living in the “land of the free.” But I’m still not as free as you intend, nor as joyful, for that matter. Though you’ve already […]

A Prayer for the Bound Up

Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” John 11:43–44 Dear Lord Jesus, as surely as you spoke and Lazarus walked […]

A Prayer About Consummate Freedom

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1      Dear Lord Jesus, it’s the 4th of July weekend—a holiday set aside to remember and revel in the freedom we enjoy as citizens of America. Two […]