And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. -Ephesians 2:1-7
Thank You, Father, for making me alive with Christ. Though I once walked in the darkness and depravity of my sin, I can now walk in the light and power of Jesus. This is all because of Your great mercy, love, and grace. Thank You for seating me in the heavenlies and showing me the immeasurable riches of Your grace and kindness. This grace which You lavish on Your children, gives me the power to turn away from the passions of my flesh and live a life worthy of Your calling.
Additional Prayer Questions & Points to Pray Through
- Does my flesh reign over my spirit? Have I died to my flesh, so that my spirit can be in control?
Ask the Lord to show you the areas in your life that are sinful, places where you are walking in your flesh, rather than in the Spirit.
- Are there past things in my life that I can’t seem to forgive myself for? Am I walking in the fullness of God’s grace, living out the forgiveness that is mine in Christ?
Ask the Lord to give you the ability to walk in the fullness of His grace.