In the area of "heart allegiance", as Joshua said in his generation, "choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve... But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord."(Josh 24:15 niv) We pray and intercede now in our generation for the diverting of our heart allegiances fully unto you. We confess that more often than not, this is not the case and are asking for a remedy. Help us then to have a whole hearted, fixed and unchangable, continual and enduring commitment to you, above all else.
In the area of "love for you", as Jesus taught his disciples, "Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, all of your soul, all of your mind."(Matt 22:37 niv) Help us to love you more than all other things in this world. Which includes the areas of money, power, position, advancement, businesses, sports, recreation, hobbies, or other distractions.
In the area of "seeking you first", again as Jesus taught us to "seek first your kingdom and your righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."(Matt 6:33 niv) Help us Lord, to seek your Kingdom, your will, your ways and your timing before we seek our ways or the ways of the world's systems. Help us to put your holy word and the wisdom that comes from it, ahead of all other forms of counsel.
In the area of "faith and trust", help us to trust in you to provide our provision and protection daily. Help us also to trust in your system of doing things over the world's systems we formerly trusted in. Help us as well to have the faith to believe that your ways are best and last for eternity.
In conclusion, as the Psalmist reminds us, "The earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world and all those who live in it."(Ps. 24:1 niv) Help us to realize and understand that you alone have abundance and own everything. And further, that you have given it to us as part of your command for the stewardship and care of your creation. In addition Lord, help us to know that there are no economic downturns in your Kingdom. As a result, we will work to bring our heart allegiances fully back to you. Once accomplished, we ask then, that you would inspire us with a ready and willing attitude to move on to greater Kingdom stewardship and responsibilities as you direct.
We love you Lord,
Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers,
It is in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, we pray.