Prayers: Finding Identity in Christ

Lord, help me to believe You when You say, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.” Your Word says that I am holy unto You, for You O God are holy, and You have separated me from other people, so that I am Yours. Isaiah 43:1, Leviticus 20:26

Father God, before I was even formed, You knew me. Before I was born You sanctified me. You formed my inward parts and covered me when I was in my mother’s womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are marvelous; so I am marvelous! Keep me as the apple of Your eye. Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:13-14, 17:8

Father, I know that my body is the temple of Your Holy Spirit, which I have from You. I am not my own. I was bought at a price; I pray I will glorify You in my body and in my spirit, which are Yours. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Lord, You knew me and predestined me to be conformed to the image of Jesus, so that Jesus might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Because You predestined me, You also called me; because You called me, You also justified me; because You justified me, You also glorified me. What can I say to these things? If You are for me like this, who can be against me? Who can separate me from Your love? Shall trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or sword? Father, I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate me from Your love which is in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:29-31, 35, 37-39

Lord, You chose me for adoption as Your son (daughter), through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of Your will. Because I am Your child, I have Your Spirit in my heart, which cries out, “Abba, Father!” Ephesians 1:5, Romans 8:15

Father, You are the Good Shepherd, and You know Your sheep, and You are known by Your sheep. I know You (help me to know You more and more), and You know me. I want to hear Your voice, and follow You, because You know me. And You have given me eternal life, and I shall never perish; neither shall anyone ever snatch me out of Your hand. John 10:14; 27-28

Lord, by Your grace I have been saved through faith. I didn’t save myself. My salvation is Your gift to me, not because I did anything to earn it, but because You are good, and You love me. I am Your workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which You prepared beforehand that I should walk in them. May I obey You from a full heart of gratitude. Ephesians 2:8-10

Father, help me always to remember, and never for a minute forget, that I am part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation- one of Your own special people, that I may proclaim Your praises. You called me out of darkness into Your marvelous light; I belong in Your kingdom; I have obtained Your mercy. I thank You, Father. 1 Peter 2:9-10

Lord, may my behavior be blameless and harmless, as befits a child of Yours... in the middle of a crooked and perverse generation, may I shine Your light in this world. Philippians 2:15

Jesus, I have been crucified with You. It is no longer I who live, but You live in me, and the life I now have, I live by faith in You, who loved me and gave Yourself for me. Galatians 2:20

No longer do You call me servant, Jesus, because a servant doesn’t know what his master is doing; instead You call me Your friend, for everything You hear from God You reveal to me. I didn’t choose You, Jesus, but You chose me, and You appointed me that I should go and bear fruit, and that fruit should last, that whatever I ask in Your name, the Father will give me. John 15:15-17

for the ones you love:

Lord, help _____ to believe You when You say, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.” Your Word says that _____ is holy unto You, for You, God, are holy, and You have separated him from other people, so that he is Yours. Isaiah 43:1, Leviticus 20:26

Father God, before _____ was even formed, You knew her. Before she was born You sanctified her. You formed her inward parts and covered her when she was in her mother’s womb. May _____ praise You, for she is fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are marvelous; so she is marvelous! Keep _____ as the apple of Your eye. Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:13-14, 17:8

Father, teach _____ that his body is the temple of Your Holy Spirit, which he has from You. He is not his own. He was bought at a price; I pray _____ will glorify You in his body and in his spirit, which are Yours. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Lord, You knew _____ and predestined her to be conformed to the image of Jesus, so that Jesus might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Because You predestined her, You also called her; because You called her, You also justified her; because You justified her, You also glorified her. What can she say to these things? If You are for _____ like this, who can be against her? Who can separate her from Your love? Shall trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or sword? Father, I pray that _____ will be persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate her from Your love which is in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:29-31, 35, 37-39

Lord, You chose _____ for adoption as Your son, through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of Your will. Because he is Your child, he has Your Spirit in his heart, so I pray that when he needs You he will cry out, “Abba, Father!” Ephesians 1:5, Romans 8:15

Father, You are the Good Shepherd, and You know Your sheep, and You are known by Your sheep. _____ knows You (help her to know You more and more), and You know her. I ask that You give _____ the desire to hear Your voice, and to follow You, because You know her. You have given her eternal life, and she shall never perish; neither shall anyone ever snatch her out of Your hand. John 10:14; 27-28

Lord, by Your grace _____ has been saved through faith. He didn’t save himself. His salvation is Your gift to him, not because he did anything to earn it, but because You are good, and You love him. He is Your workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which You prepared beforehand that he should walk in them. May he obey You from a full heart of gratitude. Ephesians 2:8-10

Father, help _____ always to remember, and never for a minute forget, that she is part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation- one of Your own special people, that she may proclaim Your praises. You called her out of darkness into Your marvelous light; may _____ realize that she belongs in Your kingdom; she has obtained Your mercy. I thank You, Father. 1 Peter 2:9-10

Lord, may _____’s behavior be blameless and harmless, as befits a son of Yours... in the middle of a crooked and perverse generation, may he shine Your light in this world. Philippians 2:15

Jesus, _____ has been crucified with You. It is no longer she who lives, but You live in her. The life she now has, she lives by faith in You, who loved her and gave Yourself for her. Help _____ to eagerly serve You with grateful obedience. Galatians 2:20

No longer do You call _____ servant, Jesus, because a servant doesn’t know what his master is doing; instead You call him Your friend, for everything You hear from God You reveal to him. He didn’t choose You, Jesus, but You chose him, and You appointed him that he should go and bear fruit, and that fruit should last. Thank You for choosing him; may he enjoy Your friendship and bear the fruit You have for him to bear. John 15:15-17