Father, into your hands, I commit my spirit.
Luke 23:46

We are all looking for something that will satisfy our needs and desires. We all need and want something that will give us a sense of satisfaction, security, and significance. This is why we struggle with idolatry. Our tendency is often to elevate people and/or things to the role of “functional gods.” We believe that they will provide and fulfill us. But if we are honest with ourselves, we should be able to recognize that nothing or no one has satisfied, nor can satisfy, our needs and desires. The only person who can truly satisfy our search for satisfaction, security, and significance is Jesus. At the cross, He took upon Himself the punishment we deserve in order to make us right with God and to satisfy so much of what we want and desire. In and through Jesus, God is for us, and in Him we will find the satisfaction, security, and significance we seek.

Spiritual Discipline: PRAYER

Action Steps

1. Read and meditate on this prayer and these verses
2. Pray through it so that you may more fully comprehend your identity in Christ.

A Prayer for Knowing your Identity in Christ
I thank You that I am Your child. (John 1:12)
I have been justified. (Romans 5:1)
I am Your friend. (John 15:15)
I belong to You. (1 Corinthians 6:20)
I am a member of Your body. (1 Corinthians 12:27)
I have been established, anointed, and sealed by You. (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)
I am a citizen of heaven. (Philippians 3:20)
I am blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing. (Ephesians 1:3)
I am chosen before the creation of the world. (Ephesians 1:4, 1 1)
I am holy and blameless. (Ephesians 1:4)
I am forgiven. (Ephesians 1:8; Colossians 1:14)
I am adopted as Your child. (Ephesians 1:5)
I have purpose. (Ephesians 1:9; 3:11)
I have hope. (Ephesians 1:12)
I am included. (Ephesians 1:13)
I am an overcomer. (1 John 4:4)
I am protected. (John 10:28)
I am a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
I am qualified to share in Your inheritance. (Colossians 1:12)
I am the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
I am safe. (1 John 5:18)
I am part of Your Kingdom. (Revelation 1:6)
I can understand what Your will is. (Ephesians 5:17)
I have God’s power. (Ephesians 6:10)
I am victorious. (1 Corinthians 15:57)
Thank You for this new identity I have in You.
Help me to live out this truth in my life every day. In Jesus’ name, amen.
“A Prayer for Knowing your Identity in Christ,” Crosswalk.com, June 4, 2019, crosswalk.com/faith/prayer/a-prayer-for-knowing- your-identity-in-christ.html


is a time of consecration—a time used for reflection, repentance and spiritual growth. This year we will focus on spiritual disciplines such as prayer, fasting, meditation, gratitude, and more.


Lent is the 40 days prior to Easter (excluding Sundays). It represents the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert where he fasted and was tempted by the devil. Jesus started his public ministry at the end of these 40 days.

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