Week 29 - The Daily Prayer Devotional

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. - Galatians 2:20

Lucy buried her head in his mane to hide from his face. But there must have been some magic in his mane. She could feel lion-strength going into her. Quite suddenly she sat up. "I'm sorry, Aslan," she said. "I'm ready now." "Now you are a lioness," said Aslan. "And now all Narnia will be renewed.” - C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian

Christ in me and me in Christ.

Maybe the greatest mystery and greatest glory of what it means to be loved by Jesus and to believe in Jesus' love is He lives in me and I have my Life in Him. As I consider it, stretch to write something about it, attempt to make more sense out of it or give it some helpful explanation … I confess, I’m at a loss.

Maybe you have them in your family too.  Those little phrases that your kids said one time and they became part of your family's language.  One daughter said, “every here and then” instead of here-and-there, so now we say, “here and then.”  Another daughter once said to her grandpa when she was little, “You're not the boss of me.”  So now we will say when someone gets a little bossy in our family, “You're not the boss of me.”   I’m not really sure when the phrase started or which daughter coined it, but it stuck.

I said, “I love you”. And she responded, “I love you back.”

God loves us most and He loves us first.  "Thank you Jesus for loving me so much that you would die for me that I might live with you … for saying, I LOVE YOU."


I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me. - Galatians 2:20 (AMP)

Jesus, I also embrace you as my new life,[25] my holiness and sanctification, and I receive all the work and triumph of your Resurrection, whereby I have been raised with you to a new life, to walk in newness of life, dead to sin and alive to God.[26] I am crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me.[27] I now take my place in your Resurrection, whereby I have been made alive with you,[28] I reign in life through you.[29] I now put on the new man[30] in all holiness and humility, in all righteousness and purity and truth. Christ is now my life,[31] the one who strengthens me.[32] Holy Spirit, apply to me the fullness of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ for me. I receive it with thanks and give it total claim to my life.

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The Daily Prayer, is a prayer passed along and taught to us by John Eldredge and our allies at Wild at Heart. We have learned over the years that we used to pray for many things that we already possessed and truths that God has already given us. Therefore, instead of asking, we align our hearts with God and declare what is true.

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