According to 1 Peter 3:3-4 NIV, “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight”.
This month, instead of spending hours trying to perfect your outward appearance, work on your inner self and keep in mind that beauty is only skin deep.
We come before you with praise on our lips. Glory to our King. Glory to our redeemer. Glory to our healer. Glory to our savior. Glory to our friend. Glory to our help when we are in need. Glory to our provider. Glory to our protector. Glory to our way maker. We love you God and magnify your Holy name. We praise you because we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14 NIV). Thank you for placing breath within our bodies and blessing us with the opportunity to live another day serving you Lord. Thank you for bringing us through the year thus far and letting us see October Lord. We place your name above all names and acknowledge your power in the mighty name of Jesus. As we pray this prayer God let your Holy Spirit begin to saturate our environments so that we spiritually may connect with you and hear you like never before. Open our ear gates to your word God, open our eyes to your way. Allow us to thoroughly process and understand everything that you may want us to take away from this prayer Lord.
Cleanse us and purify us from within. Forgive us for our sins both known and unknown. Let the crevices of our bodies be filled with your Holy Spirit and may the richness of your love overflow from our hearts. Rejuvenate our spirits so that they are a pure reflection of you Lord. Capture our minds with your divine wisdom and discernment so that we are shielded from wickedness that may come along to hinder us from our purpose. Keep us focused. Keep us sharp. Keep us chasing after you. Keep us humble Lord and never let us become complacent with where we are.
We pray for everlasting beauty the permeates from within us God. May every false depiction of beauty that has been spoken over our lives be released and our inner virtues be revealed. Let our inner beauty be a blessing to others. Let our inner beauty shine bright throughout the world. Continuously bring to our remembrance the importance of imperishable beauty. Let us not easily be tantalized by what our eyes may visually see but instead place a yearning desire within us to identify the underlying beauty within individuals that we may encounter. Strengthen our discernment and strengthen our willpower. Bless us and continue to protect us. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.