Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is
the kingdom of heaven.
Heavenly Father, please bless us with an understanding of our poverty
before You. Make us to know how poor, blind, naked and stupid we are
compared to You.
Show us how we cannot protect ourselves, provide for ourselves or guide
ourselves adequately. We renounce all self-sovereignty.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be
Heavenly Father, please bless us with an understanding of the gravity of
our sins. Bless us, Father, with a heart to feel the betrayal our sins
represent. Open our eyes to our sins, that we might confess and renounce
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit
Heavenly Father, please bless us with a heart that trembles at your Word,
that we might obey you in all areas in our lives. We renounce seeing you
as merely a helper and teacher. We confess You as our Lord and master.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for
righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Heavenly Father, bless us with a hunger and thirst for your righteousness
in the world, starting in our own lives. Bless us, Father, with a craving
in our hearts. We renounce all unrighteousness in our hearts.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain
Heavenly Father, bless us with a heart full of mercy and love. Remind us
to forgive. Point out the needs around us. Bless us,
Father, with a heart transplant. We renounce any self-seeking.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall
Heavenly Father, bless us with a heart that sees and feels how Your heart
sees and feels, for You are holy and perfect. Bless us with transparency
before others. We renounce any distrust we have for You in all areas of
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be
called sons of God.
Heavenly Father, bless us with a heart for making peace between You and
the world with Your gospel of peace. Bless us with a heart to make peace
between brethren. We renounce any bitterness, fear or unforgiveness
that would get in Your way.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for
righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Heavenly Father, bless us with a hope and confidence in heaven
that will cause us to persevere in the face of intimidation, threats,
temptations. Bless us with courage to live out your salvation in
this alien world. We renounce timidity and pleasure-seeking.
We ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ of