Lord, help me to live in Your joy and peace. Give me strength and understanding to resist anxiety, anger, unrest, envy, depression, bitterness, hopelessness, loneliness, fear and guilt.
Rescue me when “my spirit is overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is distressed” (Psalm 143:4). I refuse to let my life be brought down by negative emotions such as these. I know You have a better quality of life for me than that. When I am tempted to give in to them, show me Your truth.
You have said in Your Word that by our patience, we can possess our souls (Luke 21:19). Give me patience so that I can do that. Help me to keep my “Heart with all diligence” (Proverbs 4:23). Help me to not be insecure and self-focused, so that I miss opportunities to focus on You and extend Your love. May I be sensitive to the needs, trials and weakness of others and not oversensitive to myself.
What you accomplished on the cross is my greatest joy. Help me to consecrate on that. “The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead, so my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.,I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land. Answer me quickly, Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me, or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. (Psalm 143:3-8)
In my distress, I can call on You Lord and I know You will hear me. May Your joy be complete within me. With happiness and peace may I go forth in thanksgiving, rejoicing for each new day You give me.
Thank you for giving me hope Lord and delivering me from all negative emotions that seek to oppress me and rule my life.
In Jesus name I pray, Amen.