Dear prayer partner,
There are different ways to lift your requests up to the Lord in prayer. This month, we’re focusing on prayers of transformation.
We know that when we are in Christ, we are a new creation. The old has gone, and the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17). Yet, being transformed by the Holy Spirit is not a one-time event. It’s a life-long journey. Our hearts, minds and lives grow closer to Christ each time we come before the Lord in prayer.
I know you’ve heard the example of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. At birth, a caterpillar already has the ability for this transformation. It never pretends to be a butterfly. It doesn’t have to earn it. The caterpillar simply eats. And as it gets nutrition, it grows … until the time is right.
Our transformation to the likeness of Christ is similar. It’s not something we do on our own. We simply consume his Word and spend time in prayer and wait for the work of the Holy Spirit.
So with that in mind, let us pray this prayer of transformation from Psalm 51:10:
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado
President and CEO