Lazaroo – Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sep 13, 2009 I Lazaroo.

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with burning emotion:

“This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Turn from your evil ways and your evil practices.’”
(Zechariah 1:4)

That’s pretty straightforward, LORD.

You expect me to change.


Just like that.


No hem hawing around.
No procrastination.
No excuses.

Just do it.

The thing is…

I can!

You’ve given me the power to change –

not in my strength –
but in Yours.

Not only do I know it’s the right thing for You and others…

I know it’s what’s best for me.

So why haven’t I up till now?


Peer pressure?

Failure to comprehend the spiritual authority You’ve given me over

my own body
my sinful nature
the devil himself?

LORD, forgive me!

I don’t want to live this far beneath my new birthright.

I long to live in the triumphant freedom only You can give!

In Your holy Name, LORD Jesus –

so be it.

Psalms 25:3; Luke 14:18-19; Romans 1:20; Romans 2:1; Proverbs 29:25; Philippians 4:13; Romans 7:4-6; 1 Corinthians 9:27; Hebrews 10:19-23; John 14:13

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

3 responses so far.

  1. David Zook Says:

    Good thoughts.

    It be really cool to turn this prayer into a poem.


  2. Jeff Says:

    Lord, guide me to surrender! I know that surrender is the key. I know that YOU can do these things and I can’t – without You. Yet, I don’t want to give up my power. Lord, help me see that my power is nothing and only keeps me a step slow in racing to You.

  3. Paul Says:

    So right on.. This is my prayer today ~ everyday as the Spirit urges me and I respond ~ IN Him!

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