Here in Our Midst – Janet Eriksson

A prayer inspired by the woman at the well.

Lord Jesus, thank You for coming to meet me. You don’t hide from me or avoid me. You make Yourself known to me, and You have come to live among us. You want to live in my heart if I will just invite You … even in those dark, messy corners of my heart where I may be afraid to let You in. You are willing to meet me in the messiest parts of my life.

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Photo by Janet Eriksson, Adventures with God

Help me open my heart to You fully. I welcome You! Come into every corner of my heart. Show me what I need to let go of, things that block me from You. Change my heart from the inside out, so I can be more like You.

Christian Prayer
Photo by Janet Eriksson, Adventures with God

Even as You are working on changing my heart, Lord, lead me to places where I can share Your love with others. Help me to expect those opportunities. I want to be fully present in those places where You have arranged a divine encounter with another person. I don’t want to miss it. Help me always to follow Your lead.

I pray in Your name, Jesus. Amen

Copyright © 2019 by Janet Eriksson

From Prayers at the Well: A Month of Prayers Inspired by John 4:1-42 (Janet Eriksson, author)


Janet Eriksson is an intercessor, writer, and teacher in Dahlonega, Georgia. She loves conversation with friends, front porch swings, sweet tea, and spending time on lakes and rivers. The author of nine books and editor of many more, Janet blogs and teaches at She enjoys volunteering with Transformations. Janet received her M. Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary.

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