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Author: Teresa Seputis <ts@godspeak.net>

Prayer-School Course #42

Proclamation Prayer

By Teresa Seputis

Lesson 4
Proclamation Prayers Over Our Own Lives
(#2 of 2)
Commitment To God's Lordship

Jesus said something interesting in John 14:15, "If you love Me, keep My commandments." I like to paraphrase that as, "If you love Me, prove it to Me by obeying Me." Obedience is very important to God, and He wants us to commit to obey Him in all things because we love Him. Obedience is a good start, but God wants even more than that from us. Jesus summed it up this way in Mark 12:30, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength."

In short, God wants us to be fully and completely committed to Him in every aspect of our lives.

It is not always easy to get to that point, because we each have our own desires, wills and agendas. That is why it helps me to remind myself of the commitment that I made to God over and over again. I like to pray a prayer of re-commitment to Him on an ongoing basis.

If you haven't already made the initial commitment, then I encourage you to do so right away. If you have already made this total commitment to God, then I encourage you to remind yourself of it regularly by praying a prayer of re-commitment.

The words are not important, the important part is your intent to put God first and to sincerely intend to obey Him without question whenever He commands you to do something.

The Lord originally gave this proclamation to me as a prophetic prayer to put in a brochure as a thank-you gift to some GodSpeak financial sponsors. But I feel that it is a powerful prayer, and I want to make it available to everyone who is affiliated with GodSpeak, including those in our online prayer-school.

This prayer is not intended as a one-time prayer, but as a launching point for you to make a daily re-commitment to His lordship in every area of your day-to-day life. The way I use it is to start by praying the prayer (as written in the lesson). But I my spiritual ears open as I pray, to listen to anything God is saying to me. When I hear Him speak to me, or when I am remanded of something, then I pause from the prayer and pursue that with God. When as I am done with that, then I go back to where I left off in the prayer, and keep praying. It is not uncommon for me to launch off into discussion with God from this prayer many times before I get all the way through praying it.

Please feel free to use this prayer if you find it a helpful tool. But whether you use this prayer or not, you should regularly recommit yourself to His lordship in every area of your life.

Jesus Be My Lord

Lord Jesus, I worship You and I magnify Your name. You are the God of all creation, and You are worthy of all praise and glory and honor and majesty. You are high and lifted up and Your train fills the temple. You are glorious beyond measure, and I love You with all of my heart and with all of my soul and with all of my being.

I am so grateful that You have redeemed me and that I belong to You. Thank You that You have made a provision for all of My sins to be forgiven. Condemnation has no more power over me because of what You have done. Through You, I am accepted in the Beloved, and I can come to God my Father without any fear or hesitancy, knowing that He will not reject me or push me away. I am completely and thoroughly loved and You have made me so secure in You. That is why I willing and gratefully place myself under Your power and authority.

I recognize that You are Lord and Master for all the universe, and I choose to honor You as such in my own personal life. Lord Jesus, I commit myself fully and unreservedly to obey You, and I ask You to teach me how to walk out Your Lordship in every area of my day-to-day life. Lord, I commit to obey You in all things. Just as You once gave Your life for me, I now give My life to You, because I am so grateful of all You have done for Me. Lord, I give up all of my rights to You and I place myself completely and totally under Your Lordship.

Holy Spirit, Thank you that You have taken up residence inside of me. Thank You that You have promised to lead and guide me in all things, and to help me better understand the Father's will for My life. Thank You that You are teaching me how to hear and recognize God's voice clearly and accurately. Thank You for the spiritual gifts that You have placed inside of me. Teach me how to use them for Your glory and in accordance with God's perfect will. Enable me to see what the Father is doing, so that I can do it with Him, just like Jesus did. Please continue to work in my life to increase my faith, and continue to anoint and empower me. Draw me closer to God that I might walk in deeper intimacy with Him.

I earnestly desire that You change my very thinking and desires to be more like Yours. I want to like the things that You like and I want to disdain the things that You disdain Please change my desires and my passions to line up with Your desires and passions. Change me from the inside out so that I become a person who You enjoy living inside of. I choose not to keep on grieving You, but to cooperate with You and to work with You to bring honor to God.

I know that I must learn to die to myself, so that I can take on the new nature of Christ. Please keep working in My life to change and transform me, and I will do my best to cooperate with You in that process. I know that I am clay in Your hands and that You are busy at work in my life to form me and mold me into the image of Jesus. I choose to cooperate with You in that process; I want to be completely yielded in Your hands. Make me sensitive to Your leading and direction in all things. I want You to truly enjoy living inside of me and working in my life.

Heavenly Father, Thank You for adopting me into Your family and making me Your own. You are a wonderful Father, and I am so happy to be Your child. Thank You for drawing me into intimacy with You, and for loving me. You take such good care of me; I know that You continually hear my prayers and that You will give good things to me when I ask You for them. You are so faithful to me and I love You.

That is why I want to be like Your Son Jesus was when He walked this earth--He only did what You were doing and He only said what You were saying. I want to be just like Him in that regard. Father, I want to be Jesus' hands and feet here on earth to continue doing what You want to do. I give myself completely and totally to You right now. Please use me to work Your work and accomplish Your purposes.. Here I am Lord, I make myself available to You--please advance --Your Kingdom through me and glorify Your name in my life.

Please teach me how to do Your will with You. I am Yours and I set myself aside for Your purposes. Here I am Lord, I make myself available to You.

Lord God Almighty, I love You and I commit myself completely and totally to You. I trust You to take good care of Me because You are a good God. I am so happy to be Your servant . I thank you for the opportunity that You have given me to worship You and to serve You, and I do so freely and willingly. Thank you again, Lord.. Amen!

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