Committing to a Life of Purity
Father, I come before Your throne of grace in the name of Jesus. At one time I walked [habitually] following the course and fashion of this world [under the sway of the tendency of this present age]. I lived and conducted myself in the passions of my flesh [my behavior governed by my corrupt and sensual nature], obeying the impulses of the flesh and the thoughts of my mind [my cravings dictated by my senses and my dark imaginings].
But, God — You are so rich in Your mercy! Even when I was dead (slain) by [my own] shortcomings and trespasses, You made me alive together in union with Christ, and it is by Your grace (Your favor and mercy that I did not deserve) that I am saved (delivered from judgment and made a partaker of Christ’s salvation). You raised me up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving me joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
You are my Father; I am Your child. Since I am in Christ, I am a new creature; old things have passed away, and behold, all things have become new.
In accordance with Your Word, I rid myself of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like a newborn baby, I crave pure spiritual milk so that by it I may grow up in my salvation, now that I have tasted that You, Lord, are good.
Father, forgive me for the years of watching, reading, and listening to vile things. I submit to Jesus Christ, Who loves me and gave Himself up for me, so that He might sanctify me, having cleansed me by the washing of water with the Word, that He might present me to Himself in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such things [that I might be holy and faultless].
Thank You for the blood of Christ, Who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to You, which cleanses my conscience from acts that lead to death, so that I may serve You, the living God! Thank You for the Holy Spirit Who indwells me. He is holy (chaste, pure).
I ask for and receive an impartation of the wisdom that comes from heaven — it is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere.
May my words issue from a pure heart, and may they be pleasing to You.
Lord, Your Holy Spirit is my Counselor — [change my impure language] and give to me a clear and pure speech from pure lips, that I may call upon Your name, to serve You.
I am transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of my mind, and I bring my thoughts into obedience to Your Word. I fix my thoughts on what is true and good and right. I determine to think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. I think about all I can praise You for, and I am glad. I keep and guard my heart with all vigilance and above all that I guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.
What [an incredible] quality of love You have given (shown, bestowed upon) me, that I should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted a child of God! I am [even here and] now Your child; it is not yet disclosed (made clear) what I shall be [hereafter], but I know that when Jesus comes and is manifested, I shall [as Your child] resemble and be like Him, for I shall see Him just as He [really] is. I have this hope [resting] on Him, and I cleanse (purify) myself just as He is pure (chaste, undefiled, guiltless).
Through the power of the Holy Spirit given to me, I am an overcomer by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of my testimony!
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
A Man of Purity
Father, I attend to Your Word. I hide it in my heart that I might not sin against You. It is not wrong to have sexual desires. You made me, You know me, and You bought me — I belong to You. I commit myself and all my natural affections to You, Father, and acknowledge the power of the Holy Spirit in my life. I give Him control and submit to Your will.
Forgive me for sinning against You, against myself, and against others. Thank You for Your grace that enables me to leave my gift at the altar when I remember that someone has a grievance against me. I will go and make peace with that person whenever possible and then come back and present my gift to You.
In the name of Jesus, I thank You for the power to shun immorality and all sexual looseness. I [flee from impurity in thought, word, or deed]. My body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within me, Whom I have received [as a gift] from You. I am not my own. I was bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made Your own]. So then, I will honor You, Father, and bring glory to You in my body.
When I read Your Word, I receive the truth that makes me free. I have won my battle with Satan. I have learned to know You as my Father. I am strong with Your Word in my heart. I no longer love this evil world and all that it offers me, for when I love these things, I show that I do not really love You, Lord; for all these worldly things, these evil desires — the craze for sex, the ambition to buy everything that appeals to me, and the pride that comes from wealth and importance — are not from You, Father. They are from this evil world itself. This world is fading away, and these evil, forbidden things will go with it; but whoever keeps doing Your will, Lord, will live forever.
Thank You, Father, that I have been anointed by [I hold a sacred appointment from, and I have been given an unction from] the Holy One, and I know [the truth]. I have received the Holy Spirit, and He lives within me, in my heart, so that I don’t need anyone to teach me what is right. For He teaches me all things, and He is the Truth and no liar; and so, just as He has said, I must live in Christ, never to depart from Him.
O Father, I stay in happy fellowship with You, so that when Your Son, Jesus, comes, I will be sure that all is well and will not have to be ashamed and shrink back from meeting Him. I know that You are always good and do only right, and I seek to be an imitator of You and do what is good and right.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
A Woman of Purity
Father, on the authority of Your Word, I declare and decree that I am a new creation in Christ. I repent of my former sins, receive Your forgiveness, and renew my mind — replacing old thought patterns and habits with Your thoughts and plans for me.
I was a sinner, separated, (living apart) from Christ. But now in Christ Jesus, my Lord, I have been brought near through the blood of Christ. I confess that Jesus is my Lord and believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead. Therefore, I am engrafted in Christ (the Messiah). Now, today, I am a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!
Since I have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for me through the curtain, that is, His body, and since I have a great Priest over the house of God, I draw near to You, Lord, with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having my heart sprinkled to cleanse me from a guilty conscience and having my body washed with pure water. I hold unswervingly to the hope I profess, for He Who promised is faithful. And I consider how I may spur others on toward love and good deeds. I will not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing; but I will encourage others, and all the more as I see the Day approaching.
Father, I am Your daughter (Your handmaiden), and You have poured out Your Spirit upon me, and I shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to Your Kingdom]. I seek (aim at and strive after) first of all Your Kingdom and Your righteousness (Your way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given me besides. I will not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.
As Your daughter, I thank You for enduing me with Your grace (free, spontaneous, absolute favor and loving-kindness). With You, Father, nothing is ever impossible, and no word from You shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.
Father, I submit to Your will for my life. Your ways are higher than my ways; Your thoughts higher than my thoughts. I commit my way to You, and You will cause my thoughts to become agreeable to Your will, and so shall my plans be established and succeed. I am Your handmaid; let it be done to me according to Your Word.
Since I have such a huge crowd of men and women of faith watching me from the grandstands, I strip off anything that slows me down or holds me back, and especially those sins that wrap themselves so tightly around my feet and trip me up; and I run with patience the particular race that You have set before me. I keep my eyes on Jesus, my Leader and Instructor.
Father, to the pure You show Yourself pure, and to the willful You show Yourself willful. The afflicted people You will deliver, but Your eyes are upon the haughty, whom You will bring down. For You, O Lord, are my Lamp; You, Lord lighten my darkness. For by You I run through a troop; by You I leap over a wall. As for You, Lord, Your way is perfect; Your Word is tried. You are my Shield, for I trust and take refuge in You.
O Father, that I might ascend the hill of the Lord and stand in Your Holy Place. I come with clean hands and a pure heart, refusing to lift up my soul to an idol or swear by what is false, that I may receive blessing and vindication from You, my God and my Savior. Surely, Lord God, You are good to those who are pure in heart.
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2 Corinthians 5:17 Zephaniah 3:9 AMP
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