Praying with Paul: 'Christ Living in Me'

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Romans 8:9-15

Dear Father, who indwells me,

Show me that I do not really live in the flesh, since your Spirit really dwells in me, else I would not belong to you. So with Christ living in me, my spirit is alive because of righteousness, even though my body is dead (doomed for decay!) because of sin.

May the same Spirit which dwelled in Jesus continue to dwell in me and give life to my mortal body. Enable me by the Spirit to put to death the deeds of the sinful body, and thus find life. Help me cast off the spirit of slavery, and be a true son of yours.

Thank you that I can call you "Abba, Father," as a fearless testimony of my sonship. Thank you, God, for condescending to be my Father and for making me an heir of your glory.

It is in the name of Jesus and by his authority that I have such boldness to come to you, asking these things according to his will. Amen.

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Christ Living in Me — Romans 8:9-15

About This Devotional

Eldon Degge turns the apostle Paul's writings into daily, powerful prayers.

Heartlight appreciates Eldon Degge and Meridian Publishing for permission to make this available on our website. Praying with Paul is also available as a book.