• “Father, create in me a clean & pure heart.”
  • “Father, may my spirit be steady and strong.”
  • “Father, I choose to be a living sacrifice for Your purposes. Strengthen my resolve so that I do not fashion myself after the ways of the world’s culture.”
  • “Father, lead me in the renewing of my mind.”
  • “Father, sustain me that I may persevere in the repetitive conditioning of being renewed for Your kingdom.”
  • “Father, I ask for wisdom as I cast aside my old way of thinking and move forward, abiding in Christ. May I have holy thinking as I move forward with steadiness and may my flesh & soul conform to my spirit that I may be in Your will.”
  • “Father, I ask for clear, spiritual vision that I may be renewed with the full knowledge of You and be able to walk with discernment.”
  • “Father, I ask for continual reminders of my rebirth and regeneration through the Holy Spirit, so that I may keep my mind set upon You.”

Scriptures of Renewal

Colossians 3:10 - And have put on the new self which is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him.

2 Corinthians 4:16 - Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.

Ephesians 4:22-24 - And put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

Hebrews 6:4-8 - For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame. For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.

Psalm 51:10 - Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Proverbs 4:23 - Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.

Romans 12:1-2 - And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.  3 keys for knowing God’s will:  A yielded body, a separated life, a transformed mind.  *This flows well into 2 Corinthians 5:17:

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

Titus 3:5 - He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.   Revival in the inner man by the Spirit so we may develop in our lives.


--- In Ephesians 4:24, I’d like you to take special consideration in understanding how our new selves are created in the truth of righteousness.  It is important to grasp the practical application of this scripture in the renewal process of our daily lives.  Our new selves are created in the likeness of God.  This means the nature and ways of God now become our ways.  Romans 10:10 says that it is with the heart that a person believes, and that believing results in righteousness.  The origin of the word heart conveys the idea of thoughts and feelings.  Since we now live according to our new nature in God, we also share in the wonderful life of His thoughts and feelings!  So, rest in the realization that living a righteous life is not by your efforts.  This means, you surrender and submit your emotions, the things of the flesh, all the thoughts and feelings and lay them at the feet of the Father as a way of life from here forward.  You begin practicing this through getting quiet in His presence, listening to what He wants to say to you, worshipping and lifting up whatever he lays upon your spirit in prayer.  Learn to let the Holy Spirit lead you in all areas of time, focus, priorities, energies spent, activities planned and everything else.  Most importantly, learn that your inner peace only comes from Him.  Circumstances cannot take away the true peace we have in Him.  The peace that comes from a life practicing abiding in Him as He abides in us.  It is like a gentle flowing stream through the innermost places in your spirit even though there may be a storm raging all around you.   Pray and ask your Father to direct all your thoughts and feelings toward the fulfillment of His plans that He has laid before you in this time.  ---