Prayer Focus for Lesson 11
Spiritual Strongholds: Head to Heart Guide
Even very long journeys begin with a single first step in the right direction. Perhaps by now you have caught a glimpse of the Kingdom with its glorious possibilities of life and it seems a far distant thing from the way your life has been. Perhaps you have also noticed a stronghold or two that are holding you captive to stress and negative emotions of one kind or another. Perhaps it is time to take that first good step to launch a journey into the heart of God.
Since every advance is first birthed in prayer, here’s one for the road:
Father, I have lived inside the walls of my strongholds for so long they have become a part of me, but I do want to find out what life in Your Kingdom is like on the other side of these walls. Lead me in the way of childlike trust and simplicity of heart! I ask you to help me take all of my strongholds down, untruth by untruth, and rebuild with Your truths the godly walls of love and mercy, faith and grace around the renewed heart You are giving me through Jesus. What I can’t tear down, will You? Come charge my walls! Send, allow, withhold—do whatever it takes so that our two hearts can meet and beat as one in this life.