Do you not know that you are a temple of God
and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 3:16
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This week, here on the Seeking Him devotional blog, Ann, Ahmee, Cynda and Tina have reminded us that we ARE a temple, a sanctuary that God chooses to dwell in. In light of the importance of this subject, and the fact that we desperately need God’s help to do this, I would like to repost the humble prayers that our sisters included in their devotionals this week. May each of us be drawn into a closer relationship with Almighty God recognizing the privilege of living as a sanctuary and a temple for Him.
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Cynda‘s prayer in Living Sanctuary…
Father, gently remind me that Your Spirit permanently dwells in me. Let my actions reflect that I am a sacred and holy place. Taking care of Your temple, Your sanctuary is in itself an act of worship and gratitude. Thank You for being there…a proven help when I struggle. I am so thankful Your mercies are new each day and that I do not have to do this on my own. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen – It is so!
In Spiritual Temple, Ann prayed….
Dear Lord, thank You for giving us this insight that our bodies are Your temple and the Holy Spirit dwells in it. We feel honored to be loved in such a way! However we confess our sins of not doing the right things at the right time with our bodies. Cleanse us with hyssop; let us be whiter than snow. We pray for new beginnings in Jesus’ name. Amen.
In Sanctuary, Tina prayed…
Father, I thank You again for Your wonderful example of how to trust You and how to seek You in all things. Forgive us when we forget to seek You first. Holy Spirit, come back to us! Do not grow weary with our stubbornness to not seek You first. We need you—like a headstrong child needs a patient, loving, and caring parent—be there with us. We want to have solid food from our Father. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
And Ahmee asked in We Are Stewards of Our Bodies…
Lord, help us to be good stewards of the body that you have provided in whatever fashion that looks like in your eyes for us. Help us to have open minds and to seek your guidance in how you would have us care for this gift you have given us. Thank you, amen.