a devotional prayer to strengthen your inner being

drawn from Mike Bickle's Website & Prayers to Strengthen Your Inner Man (PDF Book)

Ten Prayers To Strengthen Your Inner Being

The acronym F-E-L-L-O-W-S-H-I-P combines the three main prayer themes of gifts (power), fruit (character), and wisdom (insight) for our inner man (mind, emotions and will), into one prayer list with 10 specific prayer requests. Using this acronym, pray for yourself, your family and loved ones, and over people you disciple, oversee, and/or care about. These prayers are to be prayed over believers. Each prayer focus has a link for Bible verses related to that theme.

"That according to the riches of his glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith..." (Ephesians 3:16-17a)

F ➪ Fear of the Lord

SAMPLE PRAYER: Father, release the spirit of the fear of God into my heart. Release the lightning and thunder from Your Throne to strike my heart (Rev. 4:5) with Your majesty, that I might live in awe before You. Release Your presence and holy dread that makes me tremble before You. Unite my heart to your heart and Word and cause me to delight in the fear of God.

  • Fear of the Lord: Flashcards & Bible verses collection
  • And he said to the human race, “The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.” (Job 28:28)

E ➪ Endurance (Patience)

SAMPLE PRAYER: Father, strengthen my spirit with endurance that I may do Your will with zeal and diligence and that I not quit pursuing the deep things of God. Impart endurance for fasting. Direct my heart into the endurance in which Jesus walked. This is a prayer for strength to follow through in my commitments to God and to fulfill my ministry calling when it is difficult.

  • Endurance: Flashcards & Bible verses collection
  • "being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience." (Colossians 1:11)

L ➪ Love of God

SAMPLE PRAYER: Father, pour out Your love into my heart by releasing the influences of the Spirit to give me revelation of Your love for me, that it may overflow in love back to You and to others.

L ➪ Light of Glory

SAMPLE PRAYER: Father, let me see the light of Your glory or to encounter the “glory realm”. Give me Holy Spirit encounters (dreams, visions, angelic visitations, manifestations of light, fire, wind) as You gave to Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel and John (Ex. 33; 34:29-30; Isa. 6; Ezek. 1; Rev. 1).

  • Light of Glory: Flashcards & Bible verses collection
  • "Then Moses said, 'Now show me your glory.' And the Lords aid, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence." (Exodus 33:18-19)

O ➪ One Thing Focus

SAMPLE PRAYER: Father, strengthen me to maintain a life in Your word with desire for it. When I lose this focus, send Your word to deliver me as You did for the saints at Ephesus, Sardis and Laodicea (Rev. 2:4-5; 3:1-3; 3:15-20). Alert me when I need to recommit my schedule and priorities to live as a person of one thing who regularly sits at Your feet, as Mary of Bethany did. Busyness, guilt and despair cause fervent believers to drift from their fervency.

  • One Thing Focus: Flashcards & Bible verses collection
  • "One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. (Psalm 27:4)

W ➪ Worthy of the Call (Faithfulness)

SAMPLE PRAYER: Father, strengthen me to walk in a way that You would consider me worthy to walk in my highest calling and escape all compromise that I might stand before You victorious in full obedience.

  • Worthy of the Call: Flashcards & Bible verses collection
  • "...we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith." (2 Thessalonians 1:11)

S ➪ Speech

SAMPLE PRAYER: Father, set a guard over my lips. Free me from defensive, angry, and foolish speech (Eph. 4:29; 5:4).

H ➪ Humility

SAMPLE PRAYER: Jesus, I want to learn from You how to walk in lowliness. I commit to take Your yoke of humility (lowliness of heart) on my life in my attitudes, speech, and actions. Give me wisdom on how to carry my heart in humility.

  • Humility: Flashcards & Bible verses collection
  • "...These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word." (Isaiah 66:2b)

I ➪ Insight Unto Intimacy (Wisdom)

SAMPLE PRAYER: Father give me insight into Your Word, will, and ways. Give me wisdom on how to live before You that I may walk in intimacy (union) with You.

  • Insight unto Intimacy: Flashcards & Bible verses collection
  • "But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. (John 16:13a)
  • "But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." (John 14:26)
  • "Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long." (Psalm 25:4-5)

P ➪ Peace & Joy

SAMPLE PRAYER: Father, strengthen my heart with supernatural peace and joy that overpowers fear and anxiety that I would not sin. Sin grows fastest when fear or anxiety works strongly in us.

  • Peace: Flashcards & Bible verses collection + Joy: Flashcards & Bible verses collection
  • "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you." (John 26:3)
  • "You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." (Psalm 16:11)