Revised by Thomas
The following is a prayer that some use to work against demonic oppression and strengthen themselves.
PRAYER OF TOTAL SUBMISSION
Father, I thank you for the facts of your forgiveness, that you took me out of the life of Adam, and placed me into the life of Christ. Also, thank you for clearly showing me that I am now in Christ and He is in me for the duration of my life on earth. I was crucified with Him, buried with Him, raised with Him and I am presently seated in Him in the heavenlies beside you.
I thank you Lord Jesus that you came into my life to be my total means for living the Christian life. I agree that I am absolutely powerless to do this in and of myself. Beginning now, I gladly choose for you to live your life in me and through me.
I reckon (count) myself to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus (Romans 6:11). It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me and the life I now live in this body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me (Galatians 2:20).
Lord Jesus, I joyfully receive your strong, overcoming life (in me) in exchange for my life of weakness and failure. Depending upon your ability working in me, I humbly submit each of my problems, anxieties, worries and fears to you (speak them as they come to mind). Read: I Peter 5:7; Matthew 11:28-30; Ephesians 3: 20-21; Phil. 2:13.
I am counting on the Holy Spirit to cause me to know when I attempt to depend upon my own human resources to live the Christian life.
I choose to yield unconditionally my total being to you as an instrument for you to use any way you want - to me, in me, with me, or through me. I choose to deny myself, and take up my cross daily (death to all that is not of God), and follow you (Luke 9:23).
Lord, I praise and thank you for making "Christ as my life" real to me in experience.
In the Name of Jesus, Amen
Free In Christ Jesus our Lord & Savior, as the Father would have it.