Lenten season challenge: Read the scriptures that are referenced at the bottom of each prayer every day during this Lenten season!
March 11, 2015
Lord, I am blessed because You have forgiven all my sins. You have erased all of my transgressions and You have removed my iniquities, immorality, injustice, wickedness, and sin far from me. You have, for Your own sake, forgotten all that I have done wrong.
Father, why do I hold myself hostage to my past? Why do I continue to judge myself by what I used to be or what I used to do? It’s because I haven’t forgiven myself. A lack of self-forgiveness leaves me sitting outside the doors of the life You want and have ordained for me to live. Please forgive me for not forgiving myself.
Today, and each day forward, I pledge to hold myself to a different standard. Not the worlds’ standards that keep track of every wrong I’ve ever committed, but Your standards that give me new mercies every morning so that I may live, breathe and have my being in You.
I submit myself to You, Father; remove the anger, fear and lack of self-esteem or anything that is in me as a result of harboring what I was. I press to move into who You’ve called me to be.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Psalm 32:1 – 2 Psalm 37:8
Psalm 78:38 I John 4:18
Isaiah 43:25 Isaiah 66:2
Lamentations 3:22-23 Philippians 3:12 – 14
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