Abba Father, I enter Your presence giving You only glory, honour and praise. I thank You that I have another day before me and I ask that You are constantly the gatekeeper to my mind, spirit and soul. Forgive me of all sins, so that I can come before You clean and unhindered.
Today, as David inquired in Your temple, to know You more, I wish to know You more. As David was considered to be a man after Your own heart I desire to be the same. I will inquire of the Holy Spirit and Your Word, the Holy Bible, right where I am, because my body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit. As I read, I pray You will speak to my spirit and I will be open to receive what You want me to. I need to know of Your compassion; Your goodness; Your saving grace; Your greatness; Your Might; the hope available to me because of Your salvation; Your patience; Your unconditional love; the way, when there doesn’t seem to be one; and so much more. Help me as I put my full faith in You and not in anything or person in this world. There are many giants and battles I face in life, but I know I will be able to face them head on with You by my side. You are my buckler and shield; clothe me with Your holy armour, from head to toe: mentally, physically and spiritually. Close all gateways open to attacks of the enemy. I pray for Your guidance, so that I make myself available to You and live a life pleasing to You; let not my will, but Your will be done.
12 For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood [by God].
13 And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:12-13 (AMPC)
8 But we belong to the day; therefore, let us be sober and put on the breastplate (corslet) of faith and love and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
9 For God has not appointed us to [incur His] wrath [He did not select us to condemn us], but [that we might] obtain [His] salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)
10 Who died for us so that whether we are still alive or are dead [at Christ’s appearing], we might live together with Him and share His life.1 Thessalonians 5:8 (AMPC)
12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
13 And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open and exposed, naked and defenceless to the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do.Hebrews 4:13 (AMPC)
20 Now may the God of peace [Who is the Author and the Giver of peace], Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood [that sealed, ratified] the everlasting agreement (covenant, testament),
21 Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages).
Amen (So be it)Hebrews 13:20-21 (AMPC)