PRAYER of Praise and Commitment to Christ

Almighty LORD of all creation,
Gracious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Your mercies are unending even to the most undeserving soul; of which I am chief.
You continue to shed grace into my life, through Christ-like brethren , who sharpen my faith—shed light by Your word when I cannot see—manifest Your comforting embrace when the trials of life have left me raw—and speak as Your voice, when I’ve grown dull to hearing.
For the body of Christ and brethren, who are friends who are closer than a brother, I praise your name, Most Holy God, and Father.
Despite multitudes of times missing the mark of Your high calling and turning left when the Spirit has led to the right; You have remained my constant Rescuer. You pursue me to sanctify, heal and release to Your peace, when pain seems my only option.
Through all the times I’ve come up short, as I truly pursue Your righteousness through my life by falling to carnal thought or action; You still hold me dear as Your Son through the precious blood of Christ.
Thank You for being faithful when I fail and patient with me when I am slow to learn spiritually; and far too often need to repeat a lesson I ought to have mastered (by Your the power of Your Spirit) long ago.
I rejoice in the promise of God, that these lessons are guaranteed to be real in my life, so long as I hold to my first confidence and live with a heart absolutely surrendered. Teach me by Your Spirit to surrender all to for the glory of Christ.
Please, my God and Father, continue in your lovingkindness to me, that I may partake of Your holiness, and be empowered by Your Spirit. Your discipline and correction, in my life, though painful, continually reveals Your present and perfect love; and my calling to be…
Your child
a citizen of heaven
a royal priest
a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ
For the glory of my Savior, I pledge to cleanse myself from all filthiness of flesh and spirit and walk toward perfecting holiness in the fear of God; that I may shine as a light in the midst of this crooked and perverse generation.
Whether in life or in my death, may my life give my Lord Jesus Christ, the honor and praise you deserve; that my those who encounter me will experience You as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer and my soon returning King.
Oh, how my heart longs for Your return, for behold You are coming in the clouds and all the tribes of the earth will mourn…
But those with this promise rejoice…
1 John 3:1-3 (NKJV) ​Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

About Michael J Erdel

Mike is a pastor with The Assembly of God Fellowship. He is the lead pastor at Encounter Church in Fostoria Ohio. His desire is to encourage the Church of Jesus Christ, and declare God's hope through His Son Jesus, to a world which is long on excuses and short on hope. Mike has experienced the truth that when we kneel before Christ, surrendering to Him as Savior and LORD, being led and empowered by His Spirit. To Jesus Christ be all glory and honor.
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