Praying for the Inner Man

Prayer in India at National Vineyard Conference in Shillong, May, 2019

We have really been enjoying the book by Mike Bickle called Growing in Prayer.

One thing we have incorporated into our everyday lives is praying for people in our family as well as the leaders we are training in South Asia with this acronym for strength in their inner man.


F— Fear of God: Father, release the spirit of the fear of God into my heart (Ps. 86:11).

E — Endurance: Strengthen my spirit with endurance to do Your will (Col. 1:11).

L — Love: Father, pour out Your love in my heart in a greater measure (Phil. 1:9).

L — Light of glory: Father, let me see more of the light of Your glory (Acts 22:6–11; Exod. 33:18; Ps. 4:6).

O — One thing: In my life focus, I choose to be a person of one thing who sits at Your feet (Ps. 27:4).

W — Count me worthy: Strengthen me to have a worthy response to God in my life (2 Thess. 1:11).

S — Speech: Father, set a guard over my lips that I may walk free from unclean speech (Eph. 4:29; Ps. 141:3).

H — Humility: Jesus, I want to learn from You how to walk with a lowly heart (Matt. 11:29).

I — Insight (wisdom): Give me insight into Your Word, will, and ways (Col. 1:9–10).

P — Peace and joy: Strengthen my heart with peace and joy that overpower fear (Phil. 4:7).

We pray for all of you to have more richness in your prayers.

This song has also really strrengthened us this week from Nicole Mullen:

I Know My Redeemer Lives:

Have a good week and we would love to hear from you!

Thinking of doing a zoom meeting soon. What do you think? We have people from many countries reading this blog and we can pray for one another!


  1. Thanks Ellen and Rick. So blessed by your faithful prayer and support of our sisters and brothers in India and Sri Lanka. Praying for you, too! Love, Jerry and Val


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