(by Linda Schubert, from her book “Miracle Hour – A Method of Prayer that Will Change Your Life”)
Loving Father, I surrender to You today with all my heart and soul. Please come into my heart in a deeper way. I say “Yes,” to You today. I open all the secret places of my heart to You and say, “Come on in.” Jesus, You are Lord of my whole life. I believe in You and receive You as my Lord and Savior. I hold nothing back. Holy Spirit, bring me to deeper conversion to the person of Jesus Christ. I surrender all to You: my health, my family, my resources, occupation, skills, relationships, time management, successes, and failures. I release it, and let it go.
I surrender my understanding of how things ought to be, my choices, and my will. I surrender to You the promises I have kept and the promises I have failed to keep. I surrender my weaknesses and strengths to You. I surrender my emotions, my fears, my insecurities, my sexuality. I especially surrender ____________. (Continue to surrender other areas as the Holy Spirit reveals them to you.) Lord, I surrender my entire life to You, the past, the present, and the future. In sickness and in health, in life and in death, I belong to You.
(If you know a song of surrender, you might close your eyes and sing it now. You could even make up a song spontaneously and sing it to Him.)