Dear heavenly Father, thank You for sending the Lord Jesus to live and die for me and thank You for bringing me into Your family because I have trusted Jesus as my Saviour. Thank You that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and that You have sent Him to indwell my heart and to lead and guide me into all truth. I pray that You would take my life and use every part of me to Your praise and glory.
Father I know that the bible tells us that we all receive a gift from You - a spiritual gift and I understand that this is very special and different from my own natural talents or my own acquired abilities. Lord, I don’t really know what is the difference between the true spiritual gift given to me by the Holy Spirit when I was born from above, and what are my own natural talents and abilities.
Lord I pray that You would use all that I am – my own abilities and my talents as well as the spiritual gift or gifts that You, in Your grace, have seen fit to bestow on me, but I also pray that You would open my understanding to the special spiritual gift that You have bestowed on me - by Your grace.
Show me I pray, what is the special spiritual gift that You have given me to use to the benefit of the body of Christ - and I ask that You would make it truly known to me and that You would use it to encourage and edify my brothers and sisters in Christ to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray,
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have graciously given each of your children gifts and graces that can be used to edify and encourage our brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ.
Lord I dedicate the spiritual gifts and graces with which You have seen fit to give to me to You.. I dedicate what I am to You, and pray that I may be used by You in a ‘body ministry’ to other saints of God – so that I may minister to my brothers and sisters in whatever way You choose to use me – so that we may be mutually edified and encouraged and bring glory to Your name.
Fill me I pray with the fullness of the Holy Spirit and take my life as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable in Your sight – and use me I pray to forward the gospel of grace in whatever why You choose. I ask this in Jesus name,
Loving Father I pray that You would use the spiritual gifts and spiritual graces that You have bestowed on me for the furtherance of the gospel of grace, so that I may become one with my brothers and sisters in Christ as together, we draw closer to You.
Lord I know that Your Word tells us that it is Your desire that all Your children are united in the spirit of love and the bond of peace – through Your word and truth, so that as believers we may be united in body and spirit.. a body of believers, where Christ is exulted, to the glory of His name and for the furtherance of the gospel.
Lord we know that there is nothing that man can do to achieve this task and that when we try to build Your church in our own fleshly strength or based on our own worldly wisdom, it is doomed to fail – for the Lord Jesus alone is the head of the Body and He it is Who has promised.. through His Spirit, to build His Church and to provide the increase.
Use all those that You have called to be pastor teachers and evangelists to faithfully furnish and equip all God's people for the work and service for which each one is called and for the furtherance of the Gospel of Christ.
May each of Your servants be fully furnished and spiritually equipped to carry out to completion the work and service that You have given us to do. Strengthen and build up every member of Christ' body, so that we may be united in spirit and truth –in Jesus name we pray,
Heavenly Father, we ask your forgiveness for those in the Body of Christ who have dishonoured Your name, in any way, by an inappropriate use of the precious spiritual gifts that You have been gracious to bestow on each of Your children. Lord I pray that I may not be critical of others but I do ask that You would keep me from straying from the truth of Your Word. Give me a heart to lift up my brothers and sisters in prayer – so that together we seek to become more and more like Christ as we minister in our own God-given gifts, to Your praise and glory.
Give me I pray a correct and godly wisdom and discernment so that I may determine what gifts are from You and which have been misused for selfish gain. Give me a grateful heart and a desire to give willingly and according to all that You desire for my life and witness. Help me to be an encouragement to other members of the body of Christ and may be used to encourage others in whatever capacity You choose - physically, emotionally, socially or spiritually.
Increase my faith in You and give me a teachable spirit and the ability to always have an answer for the hope that is in me. Give me the opportunity to proclaim the good news of the gospel of grace and a willingness to take up any baton that You choose to place in my path.
Lord I pray that may I be the best that I can be and ask You to endow me with whatever spiritual gifts You see fit, but keep me from envy, when I see a brother or sister functioning in their God-given spiritual gift or demonstrating the beautiful fruit of the spirit in their lives, but rather may I live and walk humbly before You, all the days of my life, to Your praise and glory,
Father God, You alone are worthy to receive all honour and might and majesty and power and glory and honour and blessing, for you have created all things and You have made us for Your pleasure and to Your honour – and so I come today to offer myself to be used of You. Thank You Father, for the spiritual gifts that You have given me and Lord I know that today there are many evidences all around us that the spiritual gifts that You have graciously given to many in the Church, seem to be abused in the same way that they were misapplied in the church at Corinth.
Lord I pray that You would use my spiritual gifts as well as my natural abilities to Your praise and glory and not for my own personal use or pride – and Lord I accept that spiritual gifts are not necessarily an evidence of spirituality - nevertheless Lord I pray that I may grow in grace and in a knowledge of Jesus – that I may grow spiritually and become mature in the faith, so that my spiritual gifts may be used as befitting a mature man or woman of God.
Humble me if necessary Lord, for I do not want to become puffed up with pride, knowing that You have been bestowed so gracious and generous with the spiritual gifts that you have given to me. Help me to rightly use all that You have given me wisely and appropriately and keep me ever low at the cross and broken before You.
Father I praise and thank You for every spiritual gift I have – and I prayerful dedicate each one back to You, so that they may be used as You would have me use them.. to help and encourage other believers in these difficult times and to lift up Your name – for I desire that You increase in every area of my life and that I decrease, until it is not I, but Christ that lives in me and works through me.
Help me I pray to discover the proper way to use my spiritual giftings and I pray that You would teach me how exercise all my spiritual gifts, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name,