Lord, Deliver Me from Me (Prayer)

sea-gull-765490_1280 Destructive habits. Fear. Pride. Selfishness. Self-pity. Feeling like a victim. I have struggled with all of that and get sick of it. When I feel that way, I just want to cry out, “Lord, deliver me from me!”

Here is a recent example. I was meditating on Psalm 131 in which King David says that his heart is not haughty (prideful). But pride is a struggle for me at times.

I like that feeling of being strong, independent, and self sufficient. So when I come face-to-face with my weaknesses, I get reminded for the 1,000th time that without the Lord, I can do nothing!

I wrote this prayer to help when I need the Lord to give me a reality check. I pray it helps you too:

Gracious Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus,

You are my God. You are He who was, who is, and who is to come. There is none like You, none who can compare to your Beauty, your Strength, and your Holiness. You are worthy to be praised and so praise You I do!

I am thankful that you have called me out of darkness into Your marvelous light. You did not have to do it, but you did. I am eternally grateful and look forward to the day when I will be with You forever.

However until that day I need your help, Lord. I want reflect your glory to a world who needs to see the hope that I have in You. But I feel hopeless at the moment. I see the perfection in Your word, compare it to my weakness, and think “How will I ever live up to His standard?” I just want to be what You want me to be.

Ah, thank You Lord. I see the problem now! I am making this issue about me, not about You. I am thinking that it is a work I have to do. However, according to 2 Corinthians 5:21, it is a work that You have already done.

Your word says “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

I come to You on the basis of Jesus’ righteousness, which He has given to me. As He is, so am I in this world. So I yield myself to Your Holy Spirit so that He can work out the righteousness that is within me.

Open up my Spiritual eyes so that I may see Your righteousness revealed from faith to faith. Help me to believe Your word even when my flesh insists that I must feel it before I believe it!

Lord, I believe Your word even if my feelings are contrary. I can’t trust them when they originate from lying thoughts. I exalt Your word above my feelings. Your thoughts are higher than my thoughts and your ways are higher than my ways.

Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. I want my daily relationship with You to be as if I am a little child at peace in my Father’s arms.

Thank you Lord that you are my Jehovah Shammah – you are always there. I praise you Lord that you are my Jehovah Shalom – you are my peace. So whenever my heart is overwhelmed, let me seek the shelter of your arms. I receive Your peace and contentment. Let me be still and know that You are God. Everything I have or ever need is found in You.

Be blessed in health, healing, and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor
Creator of the ‘Take Back Your Temple’ program

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About the author 

Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly Taylor is a certified Christian life coach and has a heart to help others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds as a result of implementing techniques to overcome emotional eating and binge eating disorder.

Kim is the author of "The Take Back Your Temple Program," which teaches Christians how to take control of their weight God's way and the books "The Weight Loss Scriptures" and "The Weight Loss Prayers."

Kim has been featured in Prevention Magazine, Charisma Magazine and on CBN’s 'The 700 Club' television program.

  • I prayed that prayer from my heart. What a blessing for this prayer. God did touch me Thank you sister For you for sharing Keep looking to Jesus. God Bless You Abudantly Darlene

  • HI Sister Kimberly that Prayer has blessed me so in a time when I am walking through the valley.. this prayer has lifted my spirits… I thank you Praising my Jesus.. God is so Good Darlene keep them coming God Bless you..

  • Thank you so much Kimberly,
    I needed that prayer. God blessed you and may God continue to used you to bless others.

  • Thank you for this beautiful prayer..I needed to declare this over myself today. God’s timing Is always beautiful. Thank you again!

  • Thank you Kimberly, your are my blessed mentor! It’s funny how you might have heard or even said something. But when God reveals it to your heart it is miraculous! I’ve known that the battle is won, but while reading your prayer God revealed to me that MY battle is won! You see, everyday I wake up, start eating properly and worry if I’ll make it through the day. Some days I do some days I don’t. Today God revealed that I am already victorious! I’ll start my day praising God and living in the victory and not worry about “what if’s”!

  • Wow! Kimberly, the Lord’s timing is perfect! We must be twins because you wrote what is going on with me. I appreciate the Scriptures in the prayer. I feel that we can’t go wrong praying God’s word back to Him. Thanks again for being obedient to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. I hope you take this as confirmation that you DO hear from God and He DOES use your obedience to speak to others. All the best, Diane K

  • Thank you for sharing. I intently prayed this prayer as I continue to struggle in overcoming some things in my life. God is so faithful

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