A Prayer for Hope, Spiritual Discernment and Peace – Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Hope, Spiritual Discernment and Peace

A Prayer for Hope, Spiritual Discernment and Peace

Heavenly Father, I thank You greatly for our Lord Jesus Christ, our light of Hope. I, Your humble servant, come before You today in need of hope. There are times when I feel so weak, helpless and uncertain. Sometimes I feel hopeless because I have sinned.

I pray to be strengthened. Fill me with confidence that in You, there is hope for a better future and a better life. Build my faith in You. May I wholly trust in Your unfailing providence and everlasting mercy and love.

1 Peter 1 : 3 – 6 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living Hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Romans 15 : 13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Praying for Discernment

Lord Jesus, I pray to be always filled in Your love and your Holy Spirit. Give me discernment between right and wrong, between good and evil and between what is of You and the world. In you, I will prosper and rejoice. Through you, I can conquer anything that is coming from the world.

I pray for the same hope to continue in my life as i strive to love my neighbour as You have taught me to. Help me follow Your great examples and be better in life so that reflect your light to those around me. Help me, Lord Jesus, to always extend my warmth and kindness.

May I set a good example in Your ways for my young ones. Help me to be the example of what it means to be called a Christian, so that they may be in awe of You, our Lord and Saviour.

John 5 : 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, He asked him, “Do you want to get well?”

Praying for healing

Lord Jesus, I lift up all those who hope to recover from their illnesses. You know their deepest desires and the pain they go through.

May Your light of Hope never grow dim in them, as they hold steadfast to fervent prayer and ask You for healing in all they undergo, to get well in health, mind and soul.

Matthew 12 : 21 In His name the nations will put their hope.

Peace and Unity in my life

I hope for peace and unity around me, in my home, my relationships, my work and my country. May this peace begin with me so that I can contribute wholeheartedly towards a better, long-lasting relationship in my family. May it progress towards to a better society and a better world around me.

Psalm 62 : 5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone, my hope comes from Him.

Steadfast Daily Prayer

Last but not least, Lord Jesus, I hope that I hold steadfast to prayer everyday of my life. May I rely on the word of God for the eternal nourishment of my soul.

I pray to put on the armor of the word of God, as I give Him all the glory. In Your blessed name, Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!

 

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5 Powerful Spiritual Warfare Prayers to Start Your Day – Declaration of Victory of GOD JESUS CHRIST

5 Powerful Spiritual Warfare Prayers to Start Your Day

5 Powerful Spiritual Warfare Prayers to Start Your Day

– Declaration of Victory of GOD JESUS CHRIST

 

Intro: Heading off into our day with prayer

It happens to all of us. We are in a hurry, or distracted, running late and we forget to start off our day with prayer. Heading off into our day without a solid foundation of prayer is like skipping breakfast.

Soon, we are feeling weak and confused. It becomes difficult to cope with the spiritual trials of our day.

We make mistakes, get angry, and say things we wish we hadn’t. We offend our Lord by sinning.

Spiritual warfare prayers  help strengthen us for whatever we will face in the day to come. They are like putting on armor to keep us strong and safe. Warfare prayers are preemptive strikes against the enemy of our souls.

By praying these spiritual warfare prayers before you start your day, you will prepare yourself for any difficulties or trials that will come and you will be spiritually strong and able to resist temptation and remain at peace. Start your day breaking barriers to your financial breakthrough and blessings.

You will be armored against the darts and barbs of the enemy and will be able to stand on the word and not fall. Prayer is powerful and effective. The Bible says, “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16).

These prayers will put you in the right frame of mind and prepare you for your day. Choose one and pray it in the morning before you even get out of bed, or as you enjoy your breakfast and you’ll be prepared for whatever comes your way.

 

A Prayer of Protection and Covering

Lord, as I begin my day, I pray that You would fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Cover me with your protecting wings and keep me safe from harm and spiritual attacks.

Help me to speak only the words you would have me speak, do only the things you would have me do, and think only the thoughts you would have me think that I may please you.

Help me to be a reflection of you so others will seek you as well. In Jesus name, Amen!

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord.

A Prayer for Putting on Spiritual Armor

Father God, I ask you to help me put on the spiritual armor that will protect me from harm and help me stand before the enemy. Help me to tie the belt of truth around my waist, and protect my heart with the breastplate of righteousness.

Ephesians 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

A Prayer of Gratitude to Bring Joy

Thank you, Lord, for another day. Help me to have a spirit of gratitude for all that you do for me. Thank you for health, a home, food on my table and friends and family. Thank you for salvation, for freedom from sin.

I give you thanks and praise for sending your son to die on the cross so I could live in you and have eternal life. The joy of the Lord is my strength; help me to walk in that strength.

Help me to share the joy of the Lord with others around me so they will draw near to you. Amen!

A Prayer of Spiritual Identity

Thank you, Jesus, for dying for me. As a blood-bought child of God, I am a co-heir with Christ. My Father is the King and I am an adopted son/daughter of God.

Philippians 1:6  Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

As a child of God, I am strong, holy and redeemed. The enemy no longer has any rights to me, he cannot touch me.

The blood of Jesus has cleansed me from all my sin, and I am no longer living under condemnation.

Thank you for my identity in Christ, I am a sinner saved by grace.

A Prayer for the Blessings of the Lord

Lord help me to obey your will and listen to your voice so that I can live in your blessing, for your word says that you will bless those who are obedient and listen to you.

Give me an obedient heart so that you may bless me wherever I go. As I obey you, bless my children, my home, my food and my finances.

Bless all that I put my hand to and bless the very land on which I walk. May all the peoples of the world learn that you bless those who seek you. Help me to be a blessing to everyone around me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!

Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Conclusion: Starting Your Day Right with Prayer.

None of these prayers takes very long to pray, and they will help you start your day off right. By spending just a few minutes you will set a positive tone to your day and help yourself grow spiritually.

You will have the protection, strength and peace to face whatever the day will bring your way. You will shine spiritually and others will be drawn to the light of God in you.

The Lord wants to protect you and bless you, he loves you and thinks of you constantly and wants to give you peace and hope for the future, and by praying in this way you will give Him permission.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

May God bless you as you declare His goodness in the morning.

Prayer: Program your mind for Victory…not Defeat!

You oh Lord JESUS, are exalted high above the earth! I lift Your name on high, for You are awesome. I stand in complete submission to Your Will. Heavenly Father, my hope, joy, strength and confidence comes from You.

So today I thank You for the price Jesus paid for me. I know that my victory depends on knowing that, yet at times, I am unable to program my mind for victory.

3 John 1:2 – Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul prospers.

John 10:10 – The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.

Feeling Defeated

Occasionally, I feel so burdened by what life throws at me. Holy Spirit, when I feel defeated, and when the reality of my earthly walk becomes difficult, I pray for guidance as I program my mind for victory, not defeat.

Lord, help me when I falter, to believe that I walk in faith and in complete obedience to You. Lord, I want to always remember that when I read and meditate on Your Word, it is absorbed into my heart. I will believe in all that You have predestined for me.

And now I stand on the promises You have declared, graciously receiving them and speaking them into my life. I pray that the Holy Spirit will restore and revive me completely.

1 Peter 1:17-19 – If you call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judges according to each man’s work, pass the time of your living as foreigners here in reverent fear: knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers, but with precious blood, as of a faultless and pure lamb, the blood of Christ;

Declaration of Victory

Almighty God, today I declare that I will not submit to my circumstances. I will overcome every situation because You gave me the same power that raised Christ from the dead.

That dynamite power is within me so I claim my healing, restoration and redemption. My mind is programmed for victory therefore I will not be defeated!

In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, SO BE IT… AMEN and AMEN!

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Ephesians 2:10 – For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.

2 Corinthians 4:15-16 – For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. 

 

 

 

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The Warfare Prayer – Engaging the Battle – Deliverance Prayer through Warfare

The Warfare Prayer - Engaging the Battle - Deliverance Prayer through Warfare

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the victor’s crown, the life God has promised to those who love him.” – James 1:12

Engaging in the Battle

We need tools in spiritual warfare as well. It has been the underlying purpose of this book to provide practical, usable information and insight into the waging of a winning warfare.

The world, the flesh, and the devil will be continuously defeated if we use the weapons of our warfare. The Lord has provided all the tools we need. The Lord Jesus Christ has provided all of our victory. He used the same tools He has provided us in winning the battle. His victory is our victory.

It remains our responsibility to use these weapons so graciously provided in His grace. Every time you use them you’ll thank God for the tools of victory He has provided. Just as I think with fond remembrance of the man who gave me the tool box when I use my carpenter’s tools, so your heart will reach out in an ever deepening gratitude to your Lord.

In previous chapters, importance of doctrinal truth and doctrinal praying was intended to be lifted high. Doctrine, God’s unchanging truth, is mighty in defeating our enemies. This truth must get deep into our souls. This can only come about as we gain understanding of the Holy Word of God and then use that Word aggressively in our lives.

With the permission and approval of Dr. Victor Matthews, professor of theology at the Grand Rapids Baptist Bible College and Seminary, I include here some very fine helps in keeping doctrinal truth in the forefront of your warfare.

“The Daily Affirmation of Faith” was written by Dr. Matthews to provide a concise, clear statement of the truth of the Word of God as it applies to our victory. I commend this affirmation for daily reading aloud on the part of those who are experiencing intense warfare. It will do much to build spiritual foundation into your soul. It will keep the ground of your victory aggressively in action against your enemies. Study the texts of Scripture for your own enlightenment and edification.

The Daily Affirmation of Faith

“Today I deliberately choose to submit myself fully to God as He has made Himself known to me through the Holy Scripture which I honestly accept as the only inspired, infallible, authoritative standard for all life and practice. In this day I will not judge God, His work, myself, or others on the basis of feelings or circumstances.

  1. I recognize by faith that the triune God is worthy of all honor, praise, and worship as the Creator, Sustainer, and End of all things. I confess that God, as my Creator, made me for Himself. In this day I therefore choose to live for Him (Rev 5:9,10; Is 43:1,7,21; Rev 4:11).

  2. I recognize by faith that God loved me and chose me in Jesus Christ before time began (Eph 1:1-7).

  3. I recognize by faith that God has proven His love to me in sending His Son to die in my place, in whom every provision has already been made for my past, present, and future needs through His representative work, and that I have been quickened, raised, seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenlies, and anointed with the Holy Spirit (Ro 5:6-11; 8:28; Phil 1:6; 4:6,7,13,19; Eph 1:3; 2:5,6; Ac 2:1-4,33).

  4. I recognize by faith that God has accepted me, since I have received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior (Jn 1:12; Eph 1:6); that He has forgiven me (Eph 1:7); adopted me into His family, assuming every responsibility for me (Jn 17:11,17; Eph 1:5; Phil 1:6); given me eternal life (Jn 3:36; I Jn 5:9-13); applied the perfect righteousness of Christ to me so that I am now justified (Ro 5:1; 8:3,4; 10:4); made me complete in Christ (Col 2:10); and offers Himself to me as my daily sufficiency through prayer and the decisions of faith (I Co 1:30; Col 1:27; Gal 2:20; Jn 14:13,14; Mt 21:22; Ro 6:1-19; Heb 4:1-3,11).

  5. I recognize by faith that the Holy Spirit has baptized me into the Body of Christ (I Co 12:13); sealed me (Eph 1:13,14); anointed me for life and service (Ac 1:8; Jn 7:37-39); seeks to lead me into a deeper walk with Jesus Christ (Jn 14:16-18; 15:26,27; 16:13-15; Ro 8:11-16); and to fill my life with Himself (Eph 5:18).

  6. I recognize by faith that only God can deal with sin and only God can produce holiness of life. I confess that in my salvation my part was only to receive Him and that He dealt with my sin and saved me. Now I confess that in order to live a holy life, I can only surrender to His will and receive Him as my sanctification; trusting Him to do whatever may be necessary in my life, without and within, so I may be enabled to live today in purity, freedom, rest and power for His glory (Jn 1:12; I Co 1:30; II Co 9:8; Gal 2:20; Heb 4:9; I Jn 5:4; Jude 24).

Having confessed that God is worthy of all praise, that the Scriptures are the only authoritative standard, that only God can deal with sin and produce holiness of life, I again recognize my total dependence upon Him and submission to Him. I accept the truth that praying in faith is absolutely necessary for the realization of the will and grace of God in my daily life.

Recognizing that faith is a total response to God by which the daily provisions the Lord has furnished in Himself are appropriated, I therefore make the following decisions of faith:

  1. For this day (Heb 3:6,13,15; 4:7) I make the decision of faith to surrender wholly to the authority of God as He has revealed Himself in the Scripture to obey Him. I confess my sin, face the sinful reality of my old nature, and deliberately choose to walk in the light, in step with Christ, throughout the hours of this day (Ro 6:16-20; Phil 2:12,13; I Jn 1:7,9).

  2. For this day I make the decision of faith to surrender wholly to the authority of God as revealed in the Scripture–to believe Him. I accept only His Word as final authority. I now believe that since I have confessed my sin He has forgiven and cleansed me (I Jn 1:9). I accept at full value His Word of promise to be my sufficiency and rest, and will conduct myself accordingly (Ex 33:1; I Co 1:30; II Co 9:8; Phil 4:19).

  3. For this day I make the decision of faith to recognize that God has made every provision so that I may fulfill His will and calling. Therefore, I will not make any excuse for my sin and failure (I Th 5:24).

  4. For this day I make the decision of faith deliberately to receive from God that provision which He has made for me. I renounce all self-effort to live the Christian life and to perform God’s service; renounce all sinful praying which asks God to change circumstances and people so that I may be more spiritual; renounce all drawing back from the work of the Holy Spirit within and the call of God without; and renounce all nonbiblical motives, goals, and activities which serve my sinful pride.

— I now sincerely receive Jesus Christ as my sanctification, particularly as my cleansing from the old nature, and ask the Holy Spirit to apply to me the work of Christ accomplished for me in the crucifixion. In cooperation with and dependence upon Him, I obey the command to “put off the old man” (Ro 6:1-14; I Co 1:30; Gal 6:14; Eph 4:22).

— I now sincerely receive Jesus Christ as my sanctification, particularly as my enablement moment by moment to live above sin, and ask the Holy Spirit to apply to me the work of the resurrection so that I may walk in newness of life. I confess that only God can deal with my sin and only God can produce holiness and the fruit of the Spirit in my life. In cooperation with and dependence upon Him, I obey the command to “put on the new man” (Ro 6:1-4; Eph 4:24).

— I now sincerely receive Jesus Christ as my deliverance from Satan and take my position with Him in the heavenlies, asking the Holy Spirit to apply to me the work of the ascension. In His Name I submit myself to God and stand against all of Satan’s influence and subtlety. In cooperation with and dependence upon God, I obey the command to “resist the devil” (Eph 1:20- 23; 2:5; 4:27; 6:10-18; Col 1:13; Ja 4:7; I Pe 3:22; 5:89).

— I now sincerely receive the Holy Spirit as my anointing for every aspect of life and service for today. I fully open my life to Him to fill me afresh in obedience to the command to “be filled with the Holy Spirit” (Eph 5:18; Jn 7:37-39; 14:16,17; 15:26,27; 16:7-15; Ac 1:8).

“Having made this confession and these decisions of faith, I now receive God’s promised rest for this day (Heb 4:1-13). Therefore, I relax in the trust of faith, knowing that in the moment of temptation, trial, or need, the Lord Himself will be there as my strength and sufficiency (I Co 10:13).”

The Warfare Prayer

Another doctrinal tool that has proved of great benefit to me and to many others is the “Warfare Prayer” composed by Dr. Matthews. As a theologian, his unique and thorough way of including sound doctrine in this prayer is most helpful. I would urge anyone facing obvious spiritual warfare to use this prayer daily. It is good to read it aloud as a prayer unto the Lord. Eventually one will be able to incorporate the doctrinal truths expressed into his own prayer life without reading it.

The devil hates this prayer. Usually before working with anyone who has deep demonic affliction, I will request that we read this prayer in unison. Many times the oppressed one can read only with great difficulty. Sometimes sight problems, voice problems, or mind confusion become so intense that the afflicted person can continue only with great effort.

It is the truth of God that Satan cannot resist, and he vigorously fights it being applied against him. Those serious about warfare should daily use a prayer of this type along with other prayer examples shared in this book.


THE WARFARE PRAYER

Heavenly Father, I bow in worship and praise before You. I cover myself with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ as my protection during this time of prayer. I surrender myself completely and unreservedly in every area of my life to Yourself. I do take a stand against all the workings of Satan that would hinder me in this time of prayer, and I address myself only to the true and living God and refuse any involvement of Satan in my prayer.

[Satan, I command you, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to leave my presence with all your demons, and I bring the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ between us.]

Heavenly Father, I worship You, and I give You praise. I recognize that You are worthy to receive all glory and honor and praise. I renew my allegiance to You and pray that the blessed Holy Spirit would enable me in this time of prayer.

I am thankful, heavenly Father, that You have loved me from past eternity, that You sent the Lord Jesus Christ into the world to die as my substitute that I would be redeemed. I am thankful that the Lord Jesus Christ came as my representative, and that through Him You have completely forgiven me; You have given me eternal life; You have given me the perfect righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ so I am now justified. I am thankful that in Him You have made me complete, and that You have offered Yourself to me to be my daily help and strength.

Heavenly Father, come and open my eyes that I might see how great You are and how complete Your provision is for this new day. I do, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, take my place with Christ in the heavenlies with all principalities and powers (powers of darkness and wicked spirits) under my feet.

I am thankful that the victory the Lord Jesus Christ won for me on the cross and in His resurrection has been given to me and that I am seated with the Lord Jesus Christ in the heavenlies; therefore, I declare that all principalities and powers and all wicked spirits are subject to me in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I am thankful for the armor You have provided, and I put on the girdle of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the sandals of peace, the helmet of salvation. I lift up the shield of faith against all the fiery darts of the enemy, and take in my hand the sword of the spirit, the Word of God, and use Your Word against all the forces of evil in my life; and I put on this armor and live and pray in complete dependence upon You, blessed Holy Spirit.

I am grateful, heavenly Father, that the Lord Jesus Christ spoiled all principalities and powers and made a show of them openly and triumphed over them in Himself. I claim all that victory for my life today. I reject out of my life all the insinuations, the accusations, and the temptations of Satan.

I affirm that the Word of God is true, and I choose to live today in the light of God’s Word. I choose, heavenly Father, to live in obedience to You and in fellowship with Yourself. Open my eyes and show me the areas of my life that would not please You. Work in my life that there be no ground to give Satan a foothold against me.

Show me any area of weakness. Show me any area of my life that I must deal with so that I would please You. I do in every way today stand for You and the ministry of the Holy Spirit in my life.

By faith and in dependence upon You, I put off the old man and stand into all the victory of the crucifixion where the Lord Jesus Christ provided cleansing from the old nature. I put on the new man and stand into all the victory of the resurrection and the provision He has made for me there to live above sin.

Therefore, in this day, I put off the old nature with its selfishness, and I put on the new nature with its love. I put off the old nature with its fear and I put on the new nature with its courage. I put off the old nature with its weakness and I put on the new nature with its strength. I put off today the old nature with all its deceitful lusts and I put on the new nature with all its righteousness and purity.

I do in every way stand into the victory of the ascension and the glorification of the Son of God where all principalities and powers were made subject to Him, and I claim my place in Christ victorious with Him over all the enemies of my soul. Blessed Holy Spirit, I pray that You would fill me. Come into my life, break down every idol and cast out every foe.

I am thankful, heavenly Father, for the expression of Your will for my daily life as You have shown me in Your Word. I therefore claim all the will of God for today.

I am thankful that You have blessed me with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. I am thankful that You have begotten me unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. I am thankful that You have made a provision so that today I can live filled with the Spirit of God with love and joy and self-control in my life. And I recognize that this is Your will for me, and I therefore reject and resist all the endeavors of Satan and of his demons to rob me of the will of God.

I refuse in this day to believe my feelings, and I hold up the shield of faith against all the accusations and against all the insinuations that Satan would put in my mind. I claim the fullness of the will of God for today.

I do, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, completely surrender myself to You, heavenly Father, as a living sacrifice. I choose not to be conformed to this world. I choose to be transformed by the renewing of my mind, and I pray that You would show me Your will and enable me to walk in all the fullness of the will of God today.

I am thankful, heavenly Father, that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, to the casting down of imaginations and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and to bring every thought into obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore in my own life today I tear down the strongholds of Satan, and I smash the plans of Satan that have been formed against me. I tear down the strongholds of Satan against my mind, and I surrender my mind to You, blessed Holy Spirit.

I affirm, heavenly Father, that You have not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. I break and smash the strongholds of Satan formed against my emotions today, and I give my emotions to You. I smash the strongholds of Satan formed against my will today, and I give my will to You, and choose to make the right decisions of faith. I smash the strongholds of Satan formed against my body today, and I give my body to You, recognizing that I am Your temple; and I rejoice in Your mercy and Your goodness.

Heavenly Father, I pray that now through this day You would quicken me; show me the way that Satan is hindering and tempting and lying and counterfeiting and distorting the truth in my life. Enable me to be the kind of person that would please You. Enable me to be aggressive in prayer. Enable me to be aggressive mentally and to think Your thoughts after You, and to give You Your rightful place in my life.

Again, I now cover myself with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and pray that You, blessed Holy Spirit, would bring all the work of the crucifixion, all the work of the resurrection, all the work of the glorification, and all the work of Pentecost into my life today. I surrender myself to You.

I refuse to be discouraged. You are the God of all hope. You have proven Your power by resurrecting Jesus Christ from the dead, and I claim in every way Your victory over all satanic forces active in my life, and I reject these forces; and I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ with thanksgiving. Amen.

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TOP Prayer for money – Prayer For Finances – Prayer for Financial Breakthrough – Prayer for Blessing of Abraham

TOP Prayer for money - Prayer For Finances - Prayer for Financial Breakthrough - Prayer for Blessing of Abraham

Father, I come to Your Holy Throne in the name of Jesus Christ. The Prince of Peace. The Son of God. The Everlasting Father. Lord of Lords and Kings of Kings. Lion from the Tribe of Judah. I bow in Your Holy Presence and Anointing. I worship you for all the things in my life and because who You ARE. Thank you. Jesus. Blessed Be Your Holy Name. Blessed be the Father in Heaven. Blessed be the Holy Spirit – The Spirit of God.

I Now release and loose upon me the Receiveness of Blessing of Moses 5:28. I have given and Lod shall give to me wheater I am a slave or free. This is the Word of God. I have promised to live in this blessing. I release abundance, financial freedom over myself and all my friends and family. I declare into the spiritual sphere the Blood of Jesus to cover all my bank accounts and all my money that is clean. If its not clean I repent and wash myself in the Blood of Jesus. For I have received the Promice, freedom from Sin on the cross. That shall not mean I walk in the sin, but I have been forgiven for my purification of the heart by the Holy Spirit and confessing my sins to the Father. I receive the Tithe Blessing and over all the thing in the Tithe and offering. Therefore I pray Blessing and Favor over myself over this ministry, over the writer, over the Prayer Intercessor who prays for me right now. I release all Blessing by the Blood of Jesus over my Family, to my work, to my Business, to my Healt and the Spirit of Blessing of Abraham breathes over me as I pray and declare my Spiritual posessions. I take them back from the satan. And I rebuke you satan. I break and loose myself from any dark spirit, from any evil influence, from any satanic bondage. I realise I shall and must be free to walk in the Finances of God and in the Blessing of God. Blessing of Abraham breathes over me as I pray.

This ministy has prayed for all the people visiting this site and I shall receive the blessing and Financial Breakthrough by blessing my fathers and ministry. I declare to the Third heaven angels to surround me in this place I am. I take the Shield of Faith and command satan to take his dirty hands from my posession right now, that is in the Heaven and that is in the Earth. I break any yoke that keeps me from receiving the Blessing of Favor and Blessing of Finances and every sin that is on me that I do not know about. Demons flee when I pray in the Words and Tongues of the Holy Spirit. God fill me with your Spirit of Godlyness, of Power, Wisdom and Might. Knowledge and Provision and Power.

I release Financial Breakthrough over me, this ministry and the Intercessor who Prays with me.

I ask You to forgive me for all my sins and the sins of my forefathers. Let all transgressions and iniquities be cleansed by the blood of Jesus Right now, I break every spirit of poverty on my life in the name of Jesus. No devourer will destroy the fruit of my or my Intercessor labor. I break every curse of failure and lack of my life in the name of Jesus
I repent for any breaking of covenant with Your tithe and offerings, Lord Jesus Christ. I ask and receive forgiveness for disobedience and touching anything that is holy to You in the name of Jesus. I specially bless and devote myself for the Prayer for Financial breakthrough.

Let the rod of iron fall on any strange money that has passed through me in the name of Jesus. I respect the Lord will lack nothing. (Psalm 34:9) I Honor the Lord with my posessions and with the fruits of all I shall increase, I will have plenty and I overflow with blessings ( Proverbs 3:9-10 ). I seek the kingdom of God. I seek the Lord and His righteousness then all things I need and desire will be added into me. ( Matthew 6:33 )

I break myself loose from the bondage of stagnancy and lack in the mighty name of Jesus. IPPFoundation is created to be fruitful and to multiply, to fill the earth and subdue it. I have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth. I take dominionn right now over my health over my posession over my family over my incomes over my outcomes and I speak to you lack of poverty GO in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Every curse of poverty, barrenness, unproductiveness, and ineffectiveness is broken off me in the name of Jesus! I am fruitful. The blessing of the Lord overtakes me!
I decree and declare, I am blessed of God! I am sanctified by The Holy Spirit. Perfected forever in the Blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus has redeemed me and opened the door so that the blessing of Abraham can come to me by faith I receive the promise of God, lack of nothing and eternal life.

By the Holy Name of Jesus Christ and in the Everlasting Blood Covenant I Pray. And I Bless my enermies for in it there is a Promice of God. I bless my Intercessor with financial freedom. In Jesus Name.
Amen

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Warfare Prayer – Cleaning and Routing Demons – Jesus Christ Name – Prayer against Satan

Warfare Prayer – Cleaning and Routing Demons – Jesus Christ Name – Prayer

Warfare Prayer – Cleaning and Routing Demons – Jesus Christ Name – Prayer against Satan

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33

Are you in a battle today, and it’s taking more than just a physical toll on you? Are you finding it difficult to find the words to tell the devil to be gone? Spiritual warfare is crippling, real, and troublesome, but Jesus has already won us the victory! Pray along with these words now and let the Lord break the chains of fear and bondage!

Jesus, sometimes I can almost sense the heaviness of pressure mounting and the ominous presence of darkness around me. I recognize my enemy is at work again. Whether he’s trying to discourage me to get sidetracked, to fall into temptation, to give up, or to take my eyes off you, he’s always hanging around.

I need your supernatural power, Lord, to stand strong and not surrender. Physical force won’t help, because you’ve said the weapons of our warfare are different from those in this world. As believers, ours are powerful and can demolish strongholds and lies. These supernatural weapons originate from you. By your precious name and blood, Jesus, I’m asking you to confuse Satan and cancel his attempts to shut me and my influence down. Help me not to become discouraged or to give in when heavy times of testing come.

When I’m tired and weak, you are strong, Lord, and you are my only source of help. I cannot fight without you. Teach me how to pray and to trust you to pull down those strongholds that keep me or others helpless. Guard me from isolation that leaves me exposed and vulnerable. I believe you destroyed the power of my enemy by your death and resurrection. But like a bad penny, my enemy keeps showing up, whispering lies, twisting truth, and attempting to inflate my selfish pride. He never gives up.

I am declaring the devil and his demons liars today, Lord. Through the power of your precious name and blood, I agree with your Word and the truth that you are in me and that you are greater than my enemy who wants to rule the world. You, your Word, and prayer, Lord, are my secret weapons. I belong to you, and that fills me with a powerful God-confidence. I want to constantly dress in the spiritual armor you give me. Help me use it to defend others from Satan’s fiery darts as well. No one and nothing can snatch me away from your hand.

Strengthen my faith, Lord. Forgive my sins, so that I may be clean in your righteousness. Make me brave, so I can stand and fight the spiritual battles in my life and in our world. Give me your wisdom and discernment so I won’t be caught off guard. Together, Lord, we’ll win, because in truth, you already have.

Spirit of Heaviness GO in Jesus Name

Say this Prayer out loud and this is the first step to break the hold of demons and coming against satan in this way

I renounce all things that I know about and remember, and also any that I do not know about. Satan I rebuke you in Jesus Name. Im closing all the doors that I have opened to you. Through contact with the following occult things. _________________. Now run your list by the devil for his benefit

 

I now rebuke. Break and loose myself from all demonic subjection, to my mother, father, grandparents or any living person or dead, who has ever dominated or controlled me in any way, wich is contrary to the Will of God and God’s Word.

I now rebuke. Break and loose my šelf, from all psychic heredity, demonic holds and holes, satanic powers, bondages, bonds of physical or mental illness, all curses wich may be in my family line as result of sins. Gained or inherited curses. I command all such curses to break on me now. I loose them right now. I loose the curses and heredity to the third heaven and its angels, wherever Lord Jesus wants them tos end them. I am God’s beloved and I declare I am free by the Word of God.

I consider my ways as saieth the Lord of Hosts. Hahaiah I put my special order to this angel to watch on me now. Hahaiah heteso medero no combre. I speak now the Words of the Spirit as the Spirit of God falleth on me.

Father, we break and cancel all agreements, contracts confessions concerning the beast, satan, man, and the systems provision…I know i cant get out of this by my own strength but by your strength only.  Not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord! Lord I break the curse of the bag of holes according to Haggai 1:6…

Lord I repent for not building on your provision and repent for not building on your foundation. Put my feet on solid ground. Help me to sow into the good ground. I repent for looking after my own house and not looking after your house. Help me to die to self. Lord I repent for self deception. I repent for building a false foundation on self and not according to Christ.

Lord I ask you to bless my hands and I break every curse of poverty, lack, leech, canker worm,  caterpillar, locust,  slavery, bondage, and Ahab. I cover all these curses with the blood of Jesus! I Command all demons behind the curses to go from myself and my bloodline and never return, in the name of Jesus.

Lord, bless me to be able to give into your kingdom with a correct heart. I come out of  trusting the worlds economy, social welfare & social security in Jesus name. I renounce fear of lack, trusting in mammon, and the dependency on the worlds provision. I repent for fear and not trusting in you Father.  Lord, I repent for double-mindedness, evil heart of unbelief, false comfort, false security, the waster spirit, wormwood, sloth, sluggard, and Nomad.

The way out is the way through. press into the Lord!

We break the curse of vagabond and the curse of Cain!

Lord we break all pacts, treaties and covenants with the Gibeonites and Hivites like Joshua did… we refuse to be tricked any longer.

And now I break any hexes, vexes, spells, incses, psychic powers, bewitchments in the mighty name of Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank you Jesus for Setting me Free. I also repent I ask you to forgive me. If I have ever dominated or controlled some ohter person in the wrong way.

As I pray the Demons FLEE.

Glory goes to you Father God! We love you and proclaim not my will but yours Father! All Glory to the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God!

 

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Prayers – The Lord’s Prayer – Jesus Teaching on Prayer – The High Priestly Prayer – Jesus Prays for All Believers

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The Lord’s Prayer

This, then, is how you should pray:“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

—Matthew 6:9-13

When you pray, say: “Father hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.”
—Luke 11:2-4

Jesus Teaching on Prayer

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

—Matthew 6:5-8

Prayer of Praise
At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.”

—Matthew 11:25-26

Prayers During the Raising of Lazarus

So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing
here, that they may believe that you sent me.”

—John 11:41-42

Prayer in Gethsemane

“Abba, Father,” Jesus said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

—Mark 14:36

Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”

—Matthew 26:39, 42

The High Priestly Prayer

After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.”

—John 17:1-5

Jesus Prays for His Disciples

“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you.”

—John 17:6-11

“Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.”

—John 17:11-12

“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.”

—John 17:13-19

Jesus Prays for All Believers

“My prayer is not for them alone. I prayalso for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”

—John 17:20-21

“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”

—John 17:22-23

“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.”

—John 17:24

“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and
will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

—John 17:25-26

Prayers from the Cross
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they aredoing.”

—Luke 23:34

About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?”(which means “My God, my God, why have you for saken me?”).

—Matthew 27:46

Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.
—Luke 23:46

The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

—James 5:16

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Derek Prince Holiness – Partakers of His Holiness How God Makes Us Holy Derek Prince

Derek Prince Ministries - Partakers of His Holiness How God Makes Us Holy

Holiness is a unique attribute of God. God has many other attributes—such as love, wisdom and power—which we can understand to some extent by reference to people or things in the natural realm that display these attributes. But holiness has no parallel in the natural; it is unique. John Wesley defined holiness as “perfect love.” However, I prefer to define holiness as a combination of God’s righteousness and God’s love. Love invites you to come; righteous­ness says that you are unfit to come. There is this built-in tension in holiness.

A Characteristic of God’s People

God’s Word tells us that holiness is to be a character­istic of the people of God. Consider Hebrews 12:9–10:
Furthermore, we have had human fathers who cor­rected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He [God] for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness.
God’s desire is that we may partake of His holiness.
Verse 14 of Hebrews 12 adds, “Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.” First, we are to pursue holiness—we are to make it an objective. Second, in order to achieve holiness, we must pursue peace with all people. We are to attempt to live peaceably, not allowing quarrelling or disagree­ment that is within our power to avoid. The writer of Hebrews here also issues a very solemn warning. He says we will not see the Lord unless we become partak­ers of His holiness.
A second Scripture that expresses God’s desire for holiness in His people is 1 Thessalonians 4:3: “For this is the will of God, your sanctification.” What, precisely, is sanctification?
To some extent the English language obscures the true meaning of this word. Any verb ending in -ify means “to cause to become” that which comes before it. For example, purify means “to make pure,” clarify means “to make clear,” rectify means “to make right.” By anal­ogy, then, sanctify means “to make sanct.” By derivation, sanct is the same as saint; and saint, in turn, is the same as holy. All three words—sanctify, saint, holy—are de­rived from one basic Greek word hagios, meaning holy. Very simply, therefore, sanctification is “the process of making holy.”
Thus, we can accurately translate 1 Thessalonians 4:3, “For this is the will of God, that you be made holy.” Verse 4 continues, “That each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification [a condition of holiness] and
honor.” Appropriately, this verse con­tains a phrase that has become familiar in modern English: “know how.” It takes scriptural know-how to achieve a condition of holiness.
A person’s vessel is his body—the earthen vessel of the human spirit. Many Christians speak as if the body were something evil—something to be ashamed of. The body is not evil, it is good. It is one of the supreme achievements of God’s creative genius. Speaking of his own body, King David said, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). David viewed the marvels of his body with awe and wonder.

Why should believers know how to keep their bodies in a condition of ho­liness? We may answer this by combin­ing two Scriptures: “The Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands” (Acts 7:48); and “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you?” (1 Corinthians 6:19). God has ordained one temple on earth to dwell in. It is not a temple made with hands, but the body of the sancti­fied believer. Therefore, each one of us needs to know how to keep his body in a condition fit for God to dwell in.

The Agents of Sanctification

How does Scripture picture the pro­cess of sanctification, and what part do we play in it? As I understand it, there are five agents of sanctification.

The Holy Spirit

Without the Holy Spirit—or the Spirit of Holiness as He is called in Hebrew—there is no hope of our be­coming holy.
But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
(2 Thessalonians 2:13)
In sanctification, as in every redemp­tive process, the initiative is with God. It begins with God’s choice of us, made in eternity. Thereafter, the sequence of events in time is as follows.
• The Holy Spirit begins to influ­ence us
• He draws us aside from the broad way that leads to destruction (Matt. 7:13)
• He brings us face to face with the truth (in the last resort Jesus Himself is the Truth)
• He imparts to us faith to believe the truth
• Through believing the truth we enter into salvation
In Ephesians 2:8 Paul tells us that we are “saved through faith,” and then reminds us that this faith does not come of ourselves, but is imparted to us as a gift by God.
In this sense, we could define sanc­tify as “set apart to God.” In many cases the process of sanctification be­gins long before we personally come to know God. The apostle Paul said he was separated from his mother’s womb (Galatians 1:15); and God told Jeremiah that He had sanctified him in his mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5). God begins to set us apart to Himself long before we have any knowledge of it.
First Peter 1:2 presents a similar picture of the process:
To the…elect [chosen] according to the foreknowledge of God the Fa­ther, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ.
God’s choice, made in eternity, is based on His foreknowledge—it is never arbitrary, never random. Sanc­tification is the process by which the Holy Spirit draws us aside to a place of confrontation with the claims of Christ. The Holy Spirit gives us grace to obey the Gospel and, when we obey, the blood of Jesus is sprinkled upon us.
In both of these above passages —2Thessalonians and 1 Peter—the initiative in the process of sanctifica­tion is with God, not man, and the first agent in the process is the Holy Spirit.

The Word

In Ephesians 5:25–26, we find the second agent of sanctification: “Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word.”

In the Old Testament, after the blood was shed, every sacrifice had to be washed in pure water. In the New Testament 1 John 5:6 says that Jesus came “by water and blood.” The blood is the redeeming blood of Christ shed on the cross, and the water is the pure water of the Word. Christ redeems us by His blood; then He sanctifies and cleanses us by the washing of water by the Word.

Jesus prayed to the Father for His disciples: “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth” (John 17:17). One of the main ways in which the Word of God sanctifies us is that it changes our way of thinking. Sanctification proceeds from the inside, outward; not from the outside, inward. The religious way to sanctification is to lengthen the dress, cut the hair, and wipe off the lipstick. But Paul says, “Be transformed

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y the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and accept­able and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2) and, “Be renewed in the spirit of your mind” (Ephesians 4:23). It is the Holy Spirit that renews our mind. He does it through the truth, which is the Word of God.
We often use the term “brainwash” in a bad sense. However, that word would be appropriate to describe the way in which the Holy Spirit renews our minds, washing them clean with the pure water of God’s Word.

Faith

This is Paul’s great commission from the Lord Jesus Christ as he is being sent to the Gentiles: “To open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanc­tified by faith in Me” (Acts 26:18). An indispensable element in being sancti­fied is our faith. God’s Spirit and God’s Word never vary, but it is our faith that enables us to receive what God offers through these agents. The process of sanctification will only be as effective as our faith allows it to be.

Furthermore, there is a direct con­nection between the Word of God and our faith, because “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). The more we give heed to God’s Word, the more our faith expands, enabling us to appropri­ate the total provision God has made for our holiness.

The Blood of Jesus

Hebrews 13:12 says: “Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.” Jesus shed His blood for many purposes. One was to redeem us. An­other was to sanctify or set us apart to God and make us holy.
It is possible to live in a place where sin and Satan cannot touch us because we are protected and sanctified by the blood of Jesus. “If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7). The tense used in this Scripture is the continuous present tense: If we continually walk in the light, we con­tinually have fellowship, and the blood of Jesus continually keeps us clean. We are kept pure and undefiled, for we live in a different element. We do not live in the contamination and vileness of this evil world. We are separated unto God, sanctified, set apart by the blood of Jesus.
This leads us to another important Scripture: “We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him” (1 John 5:18).

This is challenging—almost fright­ening. Does John mean that a person who has been born again never sins thereafter? Other passages of Scrip­ture, together with our own experi­ence, make this interpretation un­likely. The key to understanding this verse, I believe, is to see that John is not here talking about an individual person, but about a nature. It is not Brother David or Sister Mary who cannot sin; but it is the new nature that each believer receives through rebirth that cannot sin.
First Peter 1:23 tells us that this new nature is “born…not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.” In all forms of life there is one principle that never changes. The nature of the seed determines the nature of the life that comes from the seed. An apple seed produces an apple, not an orange. The incorruptible seed of God’s Word produces a nature that is, like the seed, incorruptible. This nature is the “new man.” He is incorruptible. He does not sin. This is not true of any individual believer, viewed as a total personality, but it is true of the “new man” in every believer.

This agrees with 1 John 3:9: “Who­ever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he can­not sin, because he has been born of God.” John’s language here is even stronger. He says not merely that such a person does not sin, but that he cannot sin. Why not? Because the incorruptible seed of God’s Word, abiding in him, has produced a nature like the seed—incorruptible. The new man cannot be corrupted by sin.
This interpretation is confirmed by comparing three different passages in the writings of John. First John 3:9 says, “Whoever has been born of God does not sin.” John 3:6 says, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” Finally, 1 John 5:4 says, “Whatever is born of God overcomes the world.” Putting these three Scriptures together, we have a who, a that, and a what. It is not an individual person that is spoken of, but the nature produced by rebirth in every believer. This new nature is in­corruptible and undefeatable. It does not sin and it cannot sin.

Once I am born again, the course that my life takes depends upon which nature controls me—the new man or the old man. If I am defeated, it is because I am not meeting my problem with the new nature. The new nature
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is undefeatable. An old lady who had conspicuous victory in her life was once asked how she overcame temptation. She replied, “When the devil knocks at the door, I just let Jesus answer.” This is the new man—Christ in me.
Satan can only touch the old man. God created man’s fleshly nature out of the dust, and when man sinned, God told the serpent that thenceforth he would feed on dust. The carnal nature is the legitimate prey of Satan, but he cannot touch the new nature. The new man cannot sin, cannot be corrupted, cannot be defeated, cannot be touched by Satan.
Let us turn back briefly to 1 John 5:18, “We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.” This places a responsibility upon each one of us who is born again. We are required to keep ourselves. How? Under the blood. And we do this by walking in the light, for 1 John 1:7 says, “If we [continually] walk in the light…the blood of Jesus Christ [continually] cleanses us.” Walking in the light, keeping ourselves under the blood, the new man lives in a realm where Satan cannot reach him. He is incorruptible, undefeatable, separated from all the power and contamination of evil by the blood of Christ.

The Altar

The fifth agent of sanctification is in one sense the practical key—the place of sanctification. In Matthew 23:16–17, Jesus rebukes the teaching of the scribes, “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obliged to perform it.’ Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold?” Jesus is saying that the gold is not holy in itself; it is just metal. But when it is built into God’s temple it be­comes holy. The temple makes it holy.
In verses 18 and 19 He continues, “And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obliged to perform it.’ Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?” The gift does not sanctify the altar, but the altar sanctifies the gift that is placed upon it.
In the Old Testament, until the sac­rifice was placed on the altar it was just the body of a beast. But when it was placed on the altar and bound to it, it became holy, set apart to God. This is just as true for the New Testament be­liever. Paul says, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reason­able service” (Romans 12:1). I believe the only difference between the Old Testament sacrifice and the New Tes­tament sacrifice is that our bodies re­main alive when we place them on the altar. But in each case the principle of sanctification is the same. It is the altar that sanctifies the gift placed upon it.
Notice how closely this act of sur­rendering our bodies to God goes along with the inner process of sanc­tification in our mind. In verse 2 Paul goes on, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renew­ing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” The inward change in our thoughts and motives cannot be achieved until we have renounced all rights over our own bodies and placed them without reservation upon God’s altar, to be used as God desires.
Let us briefly review the part each of these five agents plays in our sanctifi­cation. The Holy Spirit draws us apart and brings us to the place of believing and obeying the Gospel. The Word of God, like pure water, washes our minds, changing our thoughts and at­titudes, bringing them into conformity with God’s standards. Our faith, which comes through hearing God’s Word, enables us to appropriate God’s full provision for us. As we then continue to walk in obedience, the blood of Je­sus keeps us in a place of separation to God, where sin and Satan cannot defile or defeat us. Finally, the altar of service sanctifies the living sacrifice of our bodies, as we place them unreserv­edly at God’s disposal.
With our minds thus renewed, we perceive and appropriate God’s perfect will for us—that we be a holy people, sanctified, set apart to God—partakers of His holiness.
Taken from a New Wine article,

March 1975 –

Derek Prince Ministries. Copyright Derek Prince E-Book.

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Christian – Messianic Jewelry/’Grafted In’ Messianic Pendants Grafted In Messianic Pendants from the Holy Land

'GRAFTED IN' MESSIANIC PENDANTS These beautifully hand-crafted pendants, some of which are straight from the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City.

Christian – Messianic Jewelry/’Grafted In’ Messianic Pendants

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Grafted In Messianic Pendants from the Holy Land
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Our shop, located in Jerusalem, the heart of the Holy Land, has a huge inventory of unique gifts that we have provided for you, our valued customers. We’re happy to be your connection to Israel!
We were established in 2004 with a desire to build a bridge between the nations and Israel through our gift shop and News from Jerusalem service. We have expanded greatly since then, both in terms of the range of gifts that we provide as well in the huge number of customers that comprise our loyal support base. We appreciate you so much and are constantly on the lookout for new items to add to our inventory for you. To our new customers, we look forward to extending the same heartfelt service and appreciation to you as well! We hope that you will be as blessed to receive our carefully selected products as we are blessed to be able to serve you. We’ve recently added blogs about life in Israel to our website to make your connection to this land even closer. Shalom, shalom!

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Shop in Jerusalem for anointing oil made in the Galilee and Jerusalem from Frankincense, Lily of the Valley, Rose of Sharon, Myrrh and Spikenard and other biblical scents mixed with oils from the Galilee region where Jesus walked

Anointing Oil – Anointing oil from Jerusalem

Shop in Jerusalem for anointing oil made in the Galilee and Jerusalem from Frankincense, Lily of the Valley, Rose of Sharon, Myrrh and Spikenard and other biblical scents mixed with oils from the Galilee region where Jesus walked

Christian and Messianic Gifts from the Centre of Jerusalem

Thank you for visiting us here at the Jerusalem Gift Shop!

Our shop, located in Jerusalem, the heart of the Holy Land, has a huge inventory of unique gifts that we have provided for you, our valued customers. We’re happy to be your connection to Israel!
We were established in 2004 with a desire to build a bridge between the nations and Israel through our gift shop and News from Jerusalem service. We have expanded greatly since then, both in terms of the range of gifts that we provide as well in the huge number of customers that comprise our loyal support base. We appreciate you so much and are constantly on the lookout for new items to add to our inventory for you. To our new customers, we look forward to extending the same heartfelt service and appreciation to you as well! We hope that you will be as blessed to receive our carefully selected products as we are blessed to be able to serve you. We’ve recently added blogs about life in Israel to our website to make your connection to this land even closer. Shalom, shalom!

“I will bless those who bless you…”
Genesis 12:3

 
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Holy Land Olive Wood – Hand made by Christians we stock an enormous range of Olive Wood products from Bethlehem

Hand made by Christians we stock an enormous range of Olive Wood products from Bethlehem

Holy Land Olive Wood

Hand made by Christians we stock an enormous range of Olive Wood products from Bethlehem – the place where Jesus was born make the perfect Christian gift from the Holy Land – Something for everyone and shipped to you direct from Jerusalem

Christian and Messianic Gifts from the Centre of Jerusalem

Thank you for visiting us here at the Jerusalem Gift Shop!

Our shop, located in Jerusalem, the heart of the Holy Land, has a huge inventory of unique gifts that we have provided for you, our valued customers. We’re happy to be your connection to Israel!
We were established in 2004 with a desire to build a bridge between the nations and Israel through our gift shop and News from Jerusalem service.  We have expanded greatly since then, both in terms of the range of gifts that we provide as well in the huge number of customers that comprise our loyal support base.  We appreciate you so much and are constantly on the lookout for new items to add to our inventory for you. To our new customers, we look forward to extending the same heartfelt service and appreciation to you as well! We hope that you will be as blessed to receive our carefully selected products as we are blessed to be able to serve you. We’ve recently added blogs about life in Israel to our website to make your connection to this land even closer. Shalom, shalom!

“I will bless those who bless you…”
Genesis 12:3

 
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Billy Graham Christian Lifestyle – 10 Guidelines for Christian Living

Billy Graham Christian Lifestyle - 10 Guidelines for Christian Living

Christian Lifestyle – 10 Guidelines for Christian Living

Billy Graham

Over the last seven decades, Billy Graham has written 32 books which are an extension of his continued ministry and burden to reach as many people as possible with the Good News of the Gospel. In “Peace with God,” Mr. Graham outlines ten guidelines for Christian living. This classic volume by Billy Graham points to the fact that God is the only way to find authentic personal peace in a world in crisis.


Whether we are playing a game, driving a car, or baking a cake, there are certain rules that must be followed for our safety as well as our success.

The Bible teaches that the Christian life is one of constant growth. When you were born again, you were born into God’s family. It is God’s purpose that you will grow into fill stature and become mature in Christ. It would be against the law of God and nature if you were to remain a baby and thus become a spiritual dwarf. In 2 Peter 3:18, the Bible says that we are to grow. It implies steady development, constant enlargement, increasing wisdom.

For one to grow properly certain rules must be observed for good spiritual health.

  1. Read your Bible daily. Do not be content to skim through a chapter merely to satisfy your conscience. Hide the Word of God in your heart. It comforts, guides, corrects, encourages – all we need is there.
  2. Learn the secret of prayer. Prayer is communicating. Every prayer that you pray will be answered. Sometimes that answer may be “Yes” and sometimes “No,” and sometimes it is “Wait,” but nevertheless it will be answered.
  3. Rely constantly on the Holy Spirit. We know that the Holy Spirit prays for us (Romans 8), and what a comfort that should be to the weakest of us. Stand aside and let Him take over all the choices and decisions of your life.
  4. Attend church regularly. The visible church is Christ’s organization upon earth. Christians need one another, we need to gather together to worship God and nothing can take the place of church attendance.
  5. Be a witnessing Christian. We witness in two ways: by life and by word – and the two, where possible, should go hand in hand.
  6. Let love be the ruling principle of your life. Jesus said to those who followed Him, “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:25). The greatest demonstration of the fact that we are Christians is that we love one another.
  7. Be an obedient Christian. Let Christ have first place in all the choices of your life.
  8. Learn how to meet temptation. Temptation is not sin. It is yielding that is sin. Let Christ through the Holy Spirit do the fighting for you.
  9. Be a wholesome Christian. Our lives and appearance should commend the Gospel and make it attractive to others.
  10. Live above your circumstances. Don’t let your circumstances get you down. Learn to live graciously within them, realizing the Lord Himself is with you.
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5 Motivations to Pray Christian Life / Prayer / 5 Motivations to Pray

1. Longing

“You have made us for yourself and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” Augustine’s famous prayer is my biography in a sentence. I first felt the sharp stab of desire as a child. I remember hearing a beautiful song that made me feel I hardly know what. It made me both happy and sad. It evoked longings I didn’t know I had and had no labels for. As I grew older, the longings became more acute.

We all feel this existential ache one way or another. C. S. Lewis wrote about this longing, calling it “the truest index of our real situation. The problem, of course, is that we usually mistake the object of our true desire. We try to slake our thirst with personal success, sexual fulfillment, meaningful relationships, the accumulation of cool stuff, and the approval of others. We forsake the fountain of living waters and try to drink from broken cisterns that can hold no water. But the ache remains. And that ache is one of the key triggers for prayer. In the words of the Psalmist, 

Whom have I in heaven but you?

   And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.

My flesh and my heart may fail,

   but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

2. Guilt

The second trigger that drives me to prayer is guilt. I don’t mean feeling guilty if I don’t pray. I mean the conviction I feel for having sinned against God and others. To echo a confession that Robert Murray M’Cheyne made in one of his letters, “None but God knows what an abyss of corruption is in my heart.” Anyone who truly knows their own heart can say the same. I suppose I’ve prayed more prayers of confession than anything else. I’m so grateful for Psalm 51 and the other penitential psalms. These psalms, along with the promises of divine forgiveness, remind us that we don’t have to wallow in guilt or stay in our sins. With the tax-collector in Luke 18:13, we can pray, “God, be merciful to me a sinner!”

3. Stress

Perhaps nothing has helped my prayer life more than the pressure of difficult and painful circumstances. We call it stress, but the biblical word is “trial.” Sometimes our circumstances are almost unbearable. We feel like we’re about to sink. That’s why one of my favorite prayers in Scripture comes from the lips of Peter as he sinks beneath the waves: “Lord, save me!”  It’s short, simple, and to the point. But for someone desperate for help, it’s enough.

On one level, trials are – well – stressful! But when we can embrace our trials as instruments in our Father’s hands, intended for our good, they can lead us into a deeper dependence on him. In the words of an old hymn,

Trials make the promise sweet

Trials give new life to prayer

Trials bring me at his feet

Lay me low and keep me there.

4. Love

Another motivation that triggers prayer is love. I especially have in mind love and compassion for others. When Paul asked the believers in Rome to pray for him, he appealed to their love, a fruit of the Spirit’s work in their hearts. Love is the most effective spur to intercessory prayer.

As a pastor, I get a front row seat to people’s deepest needs and problems. More often than not, I feel inadequate to meet those needs. But I’m learning that the best way to love them is to pray for them, to ask the One whose sufficiency knows no bounds to meet their needs according to his riches in Christ.

5. Gratitude  

One more trigger for prayer is gratitude. I should feel much more gratitude than I do. As M’Cheyne, whom I quoted above, said in a wonderful poem:

When I stand before the throne,

Dressed in beauty not my own,

When I see thee as thou art,

Love thee with unsinning heart,

Then, Lord, shall I fully know –

Not till then – how much I owe.

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Prayers Christian Living 17 Prayers of Gratitude for the Holiday Season

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How healthy are you going into this holiday season?

While you can try to steer clear of germs, pump up the antioxidants, and even get your flu shots, one of the healthiest habits you can cultivate is to express a grateful heart. That’s right. Numerous studies exist showing a direct relationship between a positive attitude and improved health (and even a longer life!). To be positive, in short, means to be grateful. To find the good in the bad. To be thankful in all things.

I’m sure God had our physical, as well as spiritual, health in mind when he inspired the Apostle Paul to write: “In everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Did you catch that? In everything give thanks. In the good times, as well as the bad. In the pleasantries of life, as well as in the pain. During difficult times, trying times, and frustrating times, too. When we’re thanking God, we’re focused on our blessings, rather than the bitterness of whatever else might be going on.

With the holidays coming, it’s easy to get stressed, so all the more reason to be a person of gratitude rather than bad attitude. I’ve found in my own life, that when I’m praising God in the pain – or just thanking him during the mundane – it helps me become a person of gratitude in any circumstance. And that keeps me healthier and happier, over all.

Here are some simple prayers you can begin saying now to practice gratitude when the bad attitude starts seeping in to steal your joy, harm your relationships, and attack your health: 

Thank you, God for the times You have said “no.” They have helped me depend on You so much more.

Thank you, God, for unanswered prayer. It reminds me that You know what’s best for me, even when my opinion differs from Yours.

Thank You, Lord, for the things you have withheld from me. You have protected me from what I may never realize.

Thank You, God, for the doors You have closed. They have prevented me from going where You would rather not have me go.

Thank you, Lord, for the physical pain You’ve allowed in my life. It has helped me more closely relate to Your sufferings on my behalf.

Thank you, Lord, for the alone times in my life. Those times have forced me to lean in closer to You.

Thank you, God, for the uncertainties I’ve experienced. They have deepened my trust in You.

Thank You, Lord, for the times You came through for me when I didn’t even know I needed a rescue.

Thank You, Lord, for the losses I have experienced. They have been a reminder that You are my greatest gain.

Thank You, God, for the tears I have shed. They have kept my heart soft and mold-able.

Thank You, God, for the times I haven’t been able to control my circumstances. They have reminded me that You are sovereign and on the throne.

Thank You, God, for those people in my life whom You have called home to be with You. Their absence from this earth keeps my heart longing for heaven.  

Thank You, God, that I have an inheritance in the heavenly places…something that this world can never steal from me and I could never selfishly squander.

Thank You, God, for the greatest gift You could ever give me: forgiveness through Your perfect Son’s death on the cross on my behalf.

Thank You, God, for the righteousness You credited toward me, through the death and resurrection of Jesus. It’s a righteousness I could never earn or attain on my own.

Thank You, Father, that You know me, You hear me, and You see my tears. Remind me through difficult times that You are God, You are on the throne, and You are eternally good.

And thank You, Lord, not only for my eternal salvation, but for the salvation You afford every day of my life as You save me from myself, my foolishness, my own limited insights, and my frailties in light of Your power and strength.

Can you begin saying “thank You” a few more time throughout your day? You may find it lightens your load and makes you feel better, physically, as well.

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The Limitless Nature of God’s Grace – God’s grace is limitless and sufficient for all things.

Perhaps the hardest word in the entire New Testament to wrap our minds around is the infinitely wide one-syllable word grace. Defining it is not the problem. Succinctly put, grace is unmerited favor. Confining it is where we get into trouble. The truth is, we who are in Christ Jesus do not have a single challenge, need, temptation, desire, craving, conflict, sacrifice, gifting, relationship, or task where grace is limited. Further, there is no opportunity, opposition, action, or occupation where grace is ineffective. No category exists where grace is ill fit. No tank is big enough to leave grace in short supply. 
 
Grace is the divine means by which God makes Himself everything we need to utterly abound (2 Cor. 9:8). It is the medicine that heals our bitterness (Hebrews 12:15). It is the floor where fallen people can come to their feet and stand (Rom. 5:2). It is substance. It is sufficiency. It is joy and felicity. And here, in 2 Timothy 2:1, grace is strength. 
 
Paul used a vigorous word to express his command. To “be strong,” a present passive imperative, implies that Timothy was to keep on being empowered by God (2 Timothy 4:17; Eph 6:10; Phil 4:13; 1 Tim 1:12, where the same Greek word is used). The command demanded Timothy’s continuous active cooperation with God.
 
The quarry from which Timothy was to mine such strength was God’s grace made available in Christ Jesus.

Our tendency is to treat grace like an antibiotic. The moment we feel better, we twist the cap on tight and close the medicine cabinet on the divine supply. Soon we’re just getting by instead of abounding, and soon after that we’re drowning.

Our tendency is to treat grace like an antibiotic. The moment we feel better, we twist the cap on tight and close the medicine cabinet on the divine supply. Soon we’re just getting by instead of abounding, and soon after that we’re drowning. We can’t live like overcomers if we act under-graced. God’s astonishing favor is meant to run like a river through every artery of our lives, but, by His sovereign plan, His unhindered access requires a cooperative process. Life is hard. Trying to be strong apart from the grace that is in Christ Jesus can be as great a tragedy as the catalyst of our need. 
 
God specializes in granting strength in that exact area of weakness. Pause long enough to ask Him for a gush of grace from the endless spring of His provision. You have a provider who wants you to be more than a survivor. You’ve been entrusted with inexhaustible truth and supernatural gifting but all within the confines of borrowed time. Our days are short. Our lists are long. We need divine supply.

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Prayers to Pray – Bible study – Bible Prayers – Pray These Powerful Decrees Over Your Unsaved Loved Ones

Pray These Powerful Decrees Over Your Unsaved Loved Ones

One of the most profound truths presented in Scripture is that Jesus Christ is a groom. His bride is the church. This is very good news as it suggests that the degree of intimacy, dedication, care and commitment Jesus offers His followers is that of a faithful husband to His beloved wife.

Although some passages display this marital imagery explicitly, like Ephesians 5:31-32 and Revelation 21:2-3, in other verses it often goes unnoticed. Here are six such examples:

  • “[The Magi] saw the young Child with Mary, His mother … they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Matt. 2:11).
  • “I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom” (Matt. 26:29).
  • “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, you may be also” (John 14:3).
  • “Concerning that day and hour no one knows … but My Father only” (Matt. 24:36).
  • “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water” (John 4:10).
  • “Fill the water pots with water … Now draw some out, and take it to the master of the feast” (John 2:7-8).

Betrothal During Biblical Times

To see how these verses might relate to marriage, we have to understand how couples got betrothed during biblical times.

As I outline in my book In Love: The Larger Story of Sex and Marriage, a young Jewish man would propose betrothal by offering a young woman a cup of wine. He would say, “This cup represents a covenant in blood,” and she would accept the offer by taking a sip. They would not drink from that same cup again until their wedding night. At this point, the groom would typically give the bride a betrothal gift, perhaps in the form of a ring.

The two would then depart and not see each other for up to a year. He would return to his father’s homestead and build a room, or huppah, that would become the residence for the new couple. The father had to approve the completion of the huppah before the wedding took place. Thus, during this time, whenever he was asked about his exact wedding day, the young man would respond, “Only my father knows.”

When the room was ready, the groom and his family and friends would travel to the young woman’s house to claim her as his bride. The groom typically would dress in the same manner as a priest, wearing a seamless tunic that was sprinkled with frankincense and myrrh and, if he could afford it, a gold crown upon his head.

Once back at the groom’s father’s house, the couple would once again sip from that same cup of wine, and they would consummate the marriage. Wedding guests, if dressed appropriately, were invited to take part in a seven-day celebration, culminating in a grand feast. The groom was responsible for providing his guests with food and wine during this time.

Several New Testament passages refer explicitly to this betrothal tradition. For example, the parable of the 10 virgins describes the bridesmaids who watch for the arrival of the groom as he comes to claim his bride (Matt. 25:1-13) and Matthew 22:11-12 mentions the necessity of wedding guests to wear the appropriate clothes.

Reading in a New Light

With this Jewish betrothal tradition in mind, we can perhaps also read the six verses mentioned above in a new light.

  • Upon Jesus’ birth, wise men bring Him gold, frankincense and myrrh, which are items that would have been worn by a Jewish groom on his wedding day.
  • During the Last Supper, Jesus offers his disciples a cup of wine, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood” (1 Cor. 11:25b). He tells them He will not drink again from that same cup until He does so with them in His Father’s kingdom (Matt. 26:29).
  • Jesus then declares that He is about to depart from them; He is returning to His Father’s house, which has “many dwelling places,” where He will “prepare a place for you” (John 14:2-3).
  • When His disciples ask Jesus when his second coming will take place, he responds, “No one knows … but my Father only” (Matt. 24:36b). This is the response a groom would give when asked about the timing of his wedding day.
  • Also like a new groom, Jesus gives His bride a betrothal gift, although His gift comes in the form of living water. He approaches a woman at Jacob’s well—which, in ancient Israel, was a common setting for finding a bride as Jacob himself did with Rachel—and talks to her about husbands. He then offers this Samaritan woman “living water” as “the gift of God,” indicating that God wants to betroth not only Jews but also Gentiles (John 4:6-26).
  • At the wedding in Cana, when Jesus tells a servant to take water He’d turned into wine to the master of the feast, He exercises the role of a groom, who was responsible for providing the guests wine (John 2:1-11).

Each of these verses can bear multiple layers of meaning. Noting their connection with the Jewish betrothal tradition helps illumine the intimate, covenantal relationship Jesus has formed with His people. By understanding this ancient process of entering marriage, we can see with fresh eyes the kind of commitment and care that Christ offers to us. In short, the larger story of Scripture can be read as a love story with marital form.

“Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb” (Rev 19:9b).

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Jesus came to restore things on earth to God’s plan. He talked about this in Matthew 16 where he said, “I will build my church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it (Matt. 16:18b). When He said, “build,” he used the Greek word for “family.” It’s not the word for “building a structure.” It’s the word for “building a family.” It means “to create a lineage or household or a family”. When Jesus chose that word, He was basically saying, “I’ve come to get the family back!” He was saying, “I’ve come to reverse the fall (of man recorded in Genesis) and, so that Satan won’t have the last word; I have come to redeem. The plan that I established from the beginning will be fulfilled! I’m here to get the family back!”

“This is why I have called you Peter (rock): for on this rock I will build My church. The church will reign triumphant even at the gates of hell.” (Matt. 16:18; VOICE).

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • God wants a family, and the church is His delegated family in the earth today. Let this sink in a minute. Think about everything Jesus has done in the power of the Holy Spirit to begin restoring God’s family to the Father.
  • Agree with Holy Spirit and tell the enemy, “God wants His family back! God’s getting His family back! Every single individual who will receive Him is coming into His Family!”
  • Call out every person by name that you know that needs to come into the family of God.
  • Ask God to use you to be an instrument of reconciliation of future family members with their Holy Father.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, this is a powerful revelation Of course You want Your family back—every single person Satan has tried to keep from you since the fall of man. Jesus, give me fresh revelation as I ponder the tremendous cost You paid to restore us to that heavenly family. This is what the church is in the earth—the restored family. Satan, God wants His family back. He’s going to get every single one who will receive Jesus as Savior back into His family. Lord, I call ____ (name everyone you know who needs to be saved) into Your family. Make me an instrument of reconciliation, Jesus. I want my whole family together with me, fulfilling the heart of the Father to have His family back. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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Spiritutual Warfare – Why Jeremiah 18 Is the Key to Overcoming the Spirit of Double-Mindedness

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I have often heard pastors and teachers, teach on the subject of double-mindedness, but what if I told you it was much deeper than what we think?

The Bible says, “A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8). There are two words to consider in this passage: the first is “double-minded,” which comes from the Greek word dipsychos, which means “wavering or divided interest.” The root of this word literally means to have two psychologies or dual consciousness. The double-minded person literally has two agendas operating inside them. Another translation is “two souls.”

Often, the double-minded person is unaware that they are working against their own vision or assignment because of a division in their soul. This division is usually a result of trauma. This trauma can range from molestation, abandonment, rejection, divorce, betrayal or church hurt. A woman praying for a husband while sabotaging relationships. A man praying to be in a position of authority while actively dishonoring leadership. Or a person saying they are looking for a good church but failing to commit when they find one. These are all examples of double-mindedness.

The other word to consider is the word “unstable.” This word comes from the Greek word akatastatos, which means unable to stand or unable to be set. The friction between the two personalities of the double-minded person creates an atmosphere of spiritual and emotional instability. They are never “settled” in their purpose, and ultimately, they never fulfill their destiny in God.

This is more than a deliverance issue. The double-minded person needs to be healed and made whole from the self-inflicted damage they have undergone. They must kill the other ungodly (false) personality that has been given influence over their thinking. Then and only then will they experience real stability and lasting change.

It is like a clay pot that is broken into pieces; the fragments are dispersed in different directions. That vessel is no longer capable of holding any water. God spoke to the children of Israel through the Prophet Jeremiah say, “For my people have committed two evils; They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water: (Jer. 2:13).

Many people in the church are like those broken cisterns. They are incapable of containing the living water. They go from conference to conference, from church to church, looking for a move from God, and they are unaware that until they allow the Holy Spirit to mend their broken pieces; nothing God does in their life will be sustainable.

The good news is found in Jeremiah 18:3-6:

Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was making something on the wheel. Yet the vessel that he made of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:  O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter? says the Lord. As the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.

The God that we serve is in the business of restoration. He (and He alone) is more than capable of bringing us to the place called wholeness. As the psalmist wrote, “He restores my soul” (Ps. 23:3a). It is time for the body of Christ to allow the Holy Spirit to produce in us the single-mindedness necessary to release revival to this generation.

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Breaking Christian News – Anointed Articles – Seeing the Miraculous in the Mundane – Miracles – Christianity

What qualifies as miraculous in our everyday, mundane lives? It is one thing to encounter a great injustice and stay true to God and glorify Him through it as others see our godly character. But what about praying for a coworker's salvation or the success of the place where we work? What about the wife who works and takes care of a home with three kids and a husband and prays for the ability to keep it all together? Are answers to prayer in these situations any less than miraculous? No, they are not.

What qualifies as miraculous in our everyday, mundane lives? It is one thing to encounter a great injustice and stay true to God and glorify Him through it as others see our godly character. But what about praying for a coworker’s salvation or the success of the place where we work? What about the wife who works and takes care of a home with three kids and a husband and prays for the ability to keep it all together? Are answers to prayer in these situations any less than miraculous? No, they are not.

Flashes of lightening, visions, dreams, revelations and what we typically view as miraculous aren’t daily occurrences for most of us. I believe the Lord does want us to have huge answers to prayer every day and see miracles. That is what I am contending for in my prayer life. Truthfully, I am not there. But I am holding on, and I am putting into proper perspective the miraculous events in my daily life that aren’t lightning bolts from heaven.

When we go to work every day, we are plunged into toil and worldly things. The everyday sameness, dreariness or lack of spirituality at work could cause us to miss what the Lord is doing. The same is true for those who care for children and the home or an elderly parent. But the Holy Spirit has planned a great breakthrough for us. He wants us to experience His miraculous power in the dailiness of life. Prayer is the key to this experience. Prayer can reach beyond what we can see. We can indeed live in an attitude of prayer the entire day, in every conversation and through every task we undertake. And it is through this that the mundane is truly transformed into the miraculous.

But the transformation of prayer can go much deeper. As we face the world each day, we face temptations, and this is where we need the Lord to purify us. Prayer is that act that aligns us with God’s purposes in our day. Prayer is the vehicle that frees us from the bondage of flesh. Prayer is our road to transformation. “As he was praying, the appearance of countenance was altered, and His clothing was white and glistening” (Luke 9:29).

Peter, James and John were with Him on the Mount of Transfiguration. The three of them experienced a simultaneous vision. The whole scene is far beyond our human understanding, frames of reference or perhaps even imaginations. The truth is we may not even be comfortable with the way God chose to communicate at the Transfiguration. We may unknowingly try to limit God in how He can speak to us. However, I can promise you that the Lord speaks how He chooses to speak.

I was in the throes of physical failure. The result: daily pain crises that put me in and out of a wheelchair, an opiate addiction, three total knee replacements and a couple of back surgeries. I sensed the Lord wanted me to quit working. However, I couldn’t afford to quit and couldn’t really hear that anyway. Work was all I knew to do; it was the one thing I learned from my dad. If something isn’t going well or you need to get ahead, just work harder. That may have been sort of true in the work world, but it did not produce life and peace in me. Worst of all, I was deceived into thinking I could gain God’s approval by working harder at being a Christian.

The board of trustees at the Christian academy where I worked was telling me I needed to take a rest, my friends were encouraging me to take a sabbatical and my wife was encouraging me to use the months of sick leave I had accumulated. Finally, I wrote to the Lord in my journal, “Lord, if You want me to stop working, You will have to write on the wall, ‘You need to quit working,'” I figured if the hand of God wrote it for King Belshazzar (Dan. 5), He could do it for me. Of course, I really didn’t believe He would do it. I felt I was safe to keep pressing on. Surely things would improve. But they didn’t.

In my desperate physical state, I went halfway across the United States for a week of treatment a second time. There I met with a team of doctors and a therapist. They had all my medical files, which at the time were a few inches thick. A new therapist I had never seen before came in. She had evaluated my files and thought she had the answer to my problems. She headed to a huge white board on the wall, wiped it clean and wrote in big black letters: “YOU NEED TO QUIT WORKING.”

Let me ask you a question. Will you open up the realm of possibilities with God through prayer? He wants to dynamite your control, expectations, professionalism and spiritual dignity. He is on the lookout for a peculiar people. He is inviting you today in prayer to experience this marvelous transformation. “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may declare the goodness of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (1 Pet. 2:9).

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What is praying in tongues? Is praying in tongues a prayer language between a believer and God?

What is praying in tongues Is praying in tongues a prayer language between a believer and God

Answer: As a background, please read our article on the gift of speaking in tongues. There are four primary Scripture passages that are cited as evidence for praying in tongues: Romans 8:26; 1 Corinthians 14:4-17; Ephesians 6:18; and Jude verse 20. Ephesians 6:18 and Jude 20 mention “praying in the Spirit.” However, tongues as a prayer language is not a likely interpretation of “praying in the Spirit.”

Romans 8:26 teaches us, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” Two key points make it highly unlikely that Romans 8:26 is referring to tongues as a prayer language. First, Romans 8:26 states that it is the Spirit who “groans,” not believers. Second, Romans 8:26 states that the “groans” of the Spirit “cannot be expressed.” The very essence of speaking in tongues is uttering words.

That leaves us with 1 Corinthians 14:4-17 and verse 14 especially: “For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.” First Corinthians 14:14 distinctly mentions “praying in tongues.” What does this mean? First, studying the context is immensely valuable. First Corinthians chapter 14 is primarily a comparison/contrast of the gift of speaking in tongues and the gift of prophecy. Verses 2-5 make it clear that Paul views prophecy as a gift superior to tongues. At the same time, Paul exclaims the value of tongues and declares that he is glad that he speaks in tongues more than anyone (verse 18).

Acts chapter 2 describes the first occurrence of the gift of tongues. On the day of Pentecost, the apostles spoke in tongues. Acts chapter 2 makes it clear that the apostles were speaking in a human language (Acts 2:6-8). The word translated “tongues” in both Acts chapter 2 and 1 Corinthians chapter 14 is glossa which means “language.” It is the word from which we get our modern English word “glossary.” Speaking in tongues was the ability to speak in a language the speaker does not know, in order to communicate the gospel to someone who does speak that language. In the multicultural area of Corinth, it seems that the gift of tongues was especially valuable and prominent. The Corinthian believers were able to better communicate the gospel and God’s Word as a result of the gift of tongues. However, Paul made it abundantly clear that even in this usage of tongues, it was to be interpreted or “translated” (1 Corinthians 14:13, 27). A Corinthian believer would speak in tongues, proclaiming God’s truth to someone who spoke that language, and then that believer, or another believer in the church, was to interpret what was spoken so that the entire assembly could understand what was said.

What, then, is praying in tongues, and how is it different than speaking in tongues? First Corinthians 14:13-17 indicates that praying in tongues is also to be interpreted. As a result, it seems that praying in tongues was offering a prayer to God. This prayer would minister to someone who spoke that language, but would also need to be interpreted so that the entire body could be edified.

This interpretation does not agree with those who view praying in tongues as a prayer language. This alternate understanding can be summarized as follows: praying in tongues is a personal prayer language between a believer and God (1 Corinthians 13:1) that a believer uses to edify himself (1 Corinthians 14:4). This interpretation is unbiblical for the following reasons: 1) How could praying in tongues be a private prayer language if it is to be interpreted (1 Corinthians 14:13-17)? 2) How could praying in tongues be for self-edification when Scripture says that the spiritual gifts are for the edification of the church, not the self (1 Corinthians 12:7)? 3) How can praying in tongues be a private prayer language if the gift of tongues is a “sign to unbelievers” (1 Corinthians 14:22)? 4) The Bible makes it clear that not everyone possesses the gift of tongues (1 Corinthians 12:11, 28-30). How could tongues be a gift for self-edification if not every believer can possess it? Do we not all need to be edified?

Some understand praying in tongues to be a “secret code language” that prevents Satan and his demons from understanding our prayers and thereby gaining an advantage over us. This interpretation is unbiblical for the following reasons: 1) The New Testament consistently describes tongues as a human language, and Satan and his demons are well able to understand human languages. 2) The Bible records countless believers praying in their own language, out loud, with no concern of Satan intercepting the prayer. Even if Satan and/or his demons hear and understand the prayers we pray, they have absolutely no power to prevent God from answering the prayers according to His will. We know that God hears our prayers, and that fact makes it irrelevant whether Satan and his demons hear and understand our prayers.

What do we say, then, about the many Christians who have experienced praying in tongues and find it to be very personally edifying? First, we must base our faith and practice on Scripture, not experience. We must view our experiences in light of Scripture, not interpret Scripture in light of our experiences. Second, many of the cults and world religions also report occurrences of speaking in tongues/praying in tongues. Obviously the Holy Spirit is not gifting these unbelieving individuals. So, it seems that the demons are able to counterfeit the gift of speaking in tongues. This should cause us to compare even more carefully our experiences with Scripture. Third, studies have shown how speaking/praying in tongues can be a learned behavior. Through hearing and observing others speak in tongues, a person can learn the procedure, even subconsciously. This is the most likely explanation for the vast majority of instances of speaking/praying in tongues among Christians. Fourth, the feeling of “self-edification” is natural. The human body produces adrenaline and endorphins when it experiences something new, exciting, emotional, and/or disconnected from rational thought.

Praying in tongues is most definitely an issue on which Christians can respectfully and lovingly agree to disagree. Praying in tongues is not what determines salvation. Praying in tongues is not what separates a mature Christian from an immature Christian. Whether or not there is such a thing as praying in tongues as a personal prayer language is not a fundamental of the Christian faith. So, while we believe the biblical interpretation of praying in tongues leads away from the idea of a private prayer language for personal edification, we also recognize that many who practice such are our brothers and sisters in Christ and are worthy of our love and respect.

What is praying in tongues? “Is there a heavenly language? will we communicate in a different Language in Heaven What does the Bible say?

These are questions that many born again Christians have yet they are to afraid to bring it to the front for the fear of being called “less of Christian” I do not see it that way we are to equip ourselves with Gods loving word so we will not fall, So we will know how to confront the enemy when he brings that little bit of doubting Thomas our way. As I have stated in other post similar to this one I am a God fearing believer of Gods Holy Word I have been in the church nearly 50 years and I have been blessed with the gift of tongues and interpreting them. But I do have some questions and these questions do not make me less a christian nor do they make me unexperienced in the gifts of tongues. There are four primary Scripture passages that are cited as evidence for praying in tongues: Romans 8:26; 1 Corinthians 14:4-17; Ephesians 6:18; and Jude verse 20. Ephesians 6:18 and Jude 20 mention “praying in the Spirit.” However, tongues as a prayer language is not a likely interpretation of “praying in the Spirit.”

Romans 8:26 teaches us, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” Two key points make it highly unlikely that Romans 8:26 is referring to tongues as a prayer language. First, Romans 8:26 states that it is the Spirit who “groans,” not believers. Second, Romans 8:26 states that the “groans” of the Spirit “cannot be expressed.” The very essence of speaking in tongues is uttering words.

That leaves us with 1 Corinthians 14:4-17 and verse 14 especially: “For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.” First Corinthians 14:14 distinctly mentions “praying in tongues.” What does this mean? First, studying the context is immensely valuable. First Corinthians chapter 14 is primarily a comparison/contrast of the gift of speaking in tongues and the gift of prophecy. Verses 2-5 make it clear that Paul views prophecy as a gift superior to tongues. At the same time, Paul exclaims the value of tongues and declares that he is glad that he speaks in tongues more than anyone (verse 18).

Acts chapter 2 describes the first occurrence of the gift of tongues. On the day of Pentecost, the apostles spoke in tongues. Acts chapter 2 makes it clear that the apostles were speaking in a human language (Acts 2:6-8). The word translated “tongues” in both Acts chapter 2 and 1 Corinthians chapter 14 is glossa which means “language.” It is the word from which we get our modern English word “glossary.” Speaking in tongues was the ability to speak in a language the speaker does not know, in order to communicate the gospel to someone who does speak that language. In the multicultural area of Corinth, it seems that the gift of tongues was especially valuable and prominent. The Corinthian believers were able to better communicate the gospel and God’s Word as a result of the gift of tongues. However, Paul made it abundantly clear that even in this usage of tongues, it was to be interpreted or “translated” (1 Corinthians 14:13, 27). A Corinthian believer would speak in tongues, proclaiming God’s truth to someone who spoke that language, and then that believer, or another believer in the church, was to interpret what was spoken so that the entire assembly could understand what was said.

What, then, is praying in tongues, and how is it different than speaking in tongues? First Corinthians 14:13-17 indicates that praying in tongues is also to be interpreted. As a result, it seems that praying in tongues was offering a prayer to God. This prayer would minister to someone who spoke that language, but would also need to be interpreted so that the entire body could be edified.

This interpretation does not agree with those who view praying in tongues as a prayer language. This alternate understanding can be summarized as follows: praying in tongues is a personal prayer language between a believer and God (1 Corinthians 13:1) that a believer uses to edify himself (1 Corinthians 14:4). This interpretation is unbiblical for the following reasons: 1) How could praying in tongues be a private prayer language if it is to be interpreted (1 Corinthians 14:13-17)? 2) How could praying in tongues be for self-edification when Scripture says that the spiritual gifts are for the edification of the church, not the self (1 Corinthians 12:7)? 3) How can praying in tongues be a private prayer language if the gift of tongues is a “sign to unbelievers” (1 Corinthians 14:22)? 4) The Bible makes it clear that not everyone possesses the gift of tongues (1 Corinthians 12:11, 28-30). How could tongues be a gift for self-edification if not every believer can possess it? Do we not all need to be edified?

Some understand praying in tongues to be a “secret code language” that prevents Satan and his demons from understanding our prayers and thereby gaining an advantage over us. This interpretation is unbiblical for the following reasons: 1) The New Testament consistently describes tongues as a human language, and Satan and his demons are well able to understand human languages. 2) The Bible records countless believers praying in their own language, out loud, with no concern of Satan intercepting the prayer. Even if Satan and/or his demons hear and understand the prayers we pray, they have absolutely no power to prevent God from answering the prayers according to His will. We know that God hears our prayers, and that fact makes it irrelevant whether Satan and his demons hear and understand our prayers.

What do we say, then, about the many Christians who have experienced praying in tongues and find it to be very personally edifying? First, we must base our faith and practice on Scripture, not experience. We must view our experiences in light of Scripture, not interpret Scripture in light of our experiences. Second, many of the cults and world religions also report occurrences of speaking in tongues/praying in tongues. Obviously the Holy Spirit is not gifting these unbelieving individuals. So, it seems that the demons are able to counterfeit the gift of speaking in tongues. This should cause us to compare even more carefully our experiences with Scripture. Third, studies have shown how speaking/praying in tongues can be a learned behavior. Through hearing and observing others speak in tongues, a person can learn the procedure, even subconsciously. This is the most likely explanation for the vast majority of instances of speaking/praying in tongues among Christians. Fourth, the feeling of “self-edification” is natural. The human body produces adrenaline and endorphins when it experiences something new, exciting, emotional, and/or disconnected from rational thought.

Praying in tongues is most definitely an issue on which Christians can respectfully and lovingly agree to disagree. Praying in tongues is not what determines salvation. Praying in tongues is not what separates a mature Christian from an immature Christian. Whether or not there is such a thing as praying in tongues as a personal prayer language is not a fundamental of the Christian faith. So, while we believe the biblical interpretation of praying in tongues leads away from the idea of a private prayer language for personal edification, we also recognize that many who practice such are our brothers and sisters in Christ and are worthy of our love and respect.
“Is there a heavenly language?
There is some conjecture as to whether there is such a thing as a “heavenly language.” Is there a language unknown on earth but spoken fluently in heaven? If so, is it possible for someone to learn to speak this esoteric language? Is it possibly a gift of the Holy Spirit?

First, we should point out that the expression “heavenly language” is nowhere found in Scripture. Also, the phrase “tongues of angels” is used only once, in 1 Corinthians 13:1, “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.”

Some have suggested that Paul’s reference to “tongues of angels” is proof that there is a heavenly language that only angels—and certain Spirit-filled believers—can speak. Let’s take a closer look at the verse and its context.

When Paul speaks of “tongues of men,” he is most likely referring to the gift given on the Day of Pentecost when the apostles were imbued by the Holy Spirit to speak languages virtually unknown to them (Acts 2:4-12). “Tongues of men” is a reference to the various human languages in use at the time. The Corinthian brethren so prized this miraculous gift that it became severely abused and counterfeited. Paul addressed this problem in his epistle. The Corinthians needed to know that God gave the ability to speak a foreign language as a sign, and the gift had some restrictions (1 Corinthians 14:1-33).

When Paul speaks of the “tongues of angels,” he isn’t speaking literally of a “heavenly language,” as some want to believe, but is using a hyperbolic expression. Hyperbole is an exaggeration to make a point. Paul is saying that, no matter how gifted one may be, whether in his own language, in foreign languages, or even in the hypothetical speech of angels, it’s all moot without love. In fact, without love, one’s speech is no better than the useless babble of the pagan religions. The pagan culture of Corinth honored their gods in ritualistic ceremonies accompanied by loud musical instruments such as gongs, cymbals, and trumpets. Their worship was a chaotic cacophony.

Speaking in “tongues of angels” is probably best understood as having the ability to speak with “divine eloquence.” As one well-known Bible scholar put it, “Paul is simply saying that, were he to have the ability to speak with the skill and eloquence of the greatest men, even with angelic eloquence, he would only become a noisy gong . . .”

The fact is that Paul used hyperbolic language elsewhere, including in the very next verse, with his mention of faith “to remove mountains.” His exaggerations serve to emphasize the necessity of love. Showing love is more important than the grandest, most miraculous action imaginable.

To suggest that Paul implies that “tongues of angels” is a kind of “heavenly language” is to go beyond what Scripture actually teaches. It is taking the expression completely out of context in an attempt to teach something other than what Paul actually said.

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Did you know that joy is the hallmark, the sign of a true believer?

Did you know that joy is the hallmark, the sign of a true believer? This is not to negate the fact that we all experience sadness, anger, grief, or other negative emotions, but these negative emotions should be temporary, not our normal state of being.

Paul writes:

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17).

As my friend and pastor, Kris Vallotton, says, “Two thirds of the kingdom is felt.” If we truly live in the Kingdom, under the domain of King Jesus, then we reside under the ruling atmosphere of our king. Jesus is full of joy, peace, love, faith, mercy, kindness, and everything that is good. All that is in Him is available to us. Joy and peace are the inheritance of the believer, and not for just our future state in Heaven but for our current state as well.

Fear, depression, anxiety, bitterness, anger, hatred, envy, etc. are not rooted in the Kingdom of God. These negative emotions originate and flow from the ruler of another kingdom, a kingdom that we have authority over through Jesus Christ. These negative emotions should be foreign to us, not familiar, normal, or frequent. When these negative thoughts and emotions arise in our soul, we need to realize quickly which kingdom is trying to influence us. It is our responsibility to use the weapons and armor given to us by our Father. We always, and I mean always, have access to a greater Kingdom, and we have authority over these negative thoughts. That is why John could write:

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world (1 John 4:4).

The king we serve is the King of kings and the Lord of lords and in Him is great joy. Jesus Himself said:

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain   in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete (John 15:9-11).

Joy is truly the normal state of the believer. If you do not arise each morning with a sense of joy and peace in your heart, then something is wrong in your spirit. I liken fear or depression to fever, which is a symptom of an underlying disease. When you develop a fever, you know your body is fighting an infection. You may treat the fever with aspirin for         a few days, but if it persists you will probably go see your medical provider to find the cause. In other words, you understand that even though you can bring the fever down with medication, the fever is a symptom of something more serious that needs attention.

Yet how often do we experience feelings of fear, anxiety, dread, sad- ness, and other negative emotions and just assume that this is normal or okay? We don’t see these negative emotions as symptoms of an underlying disease in our body, mind, or spirit. Some of us have become so familiar with these negative thought patterns that they have become normal. Joy and peace have become feelings that are infrequent and fleeting, instead   of the other way around.

Do you expect to awaken each day with a sense of peace and joy? You should because joy is normal. Anything else indicates underlying illness in your being.

Not swayed by circumstances in life or the world around us, we know that Christ lives in us and that He loves us beyond all measure and reason. Joy is not an occasional feeling or a promise for the future but our core, the place we live from daily. This is the reason Paul said:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Philip- pians 4:4)

Do you understand that the joy of the Lord is your strength? Joy can be a stronghold in your life if you learn how to cultivate joy as a lifestyle. 

Being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks   to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light (Colossians 1:11-12 ESV).

I want to give you permission to be joyful. Many people feel guilty when they experience joy. It is true that there is sorrow and tragedy in   our world, and sometimes we feel guilty for feeling joyful when we know others are sad. Yet it is healthy to focus on what is good and right in the world around us, to train our mind to meditate on all that Christ has accomplished for us. Not only is it our right, but is is our duty to live a life of joy. Anything else inaccurately displays the Kingdom.

Think about it. Don’t you enjoy being around people who are cheerful and joyful? I have numerous patients who, no matter their illness, always have a joyful, hopeful spirit. I can think of one particular patient who always comes in with a smile and a kind word. Tracy is the caretaker of her disabled husband, and she has several serious medical conditions herself. As her husband is unable to work, she works full time to provide for her family. This woman has every reason in the world to be depressed and worried, but she is always so cheerful, hopeful, and thankful to God. She looks at her world and purposefully finds what is good, then focuses her attention there.

In comparison, Norman, an older gentleman, lives in a constant state of anxiety. Peace and joy are rare experiences for him. The physical and psychological effects of anxiety drive people to seek medical care more often than people who are not anxious or depressed, so I’ve gotten to know Norman quite well. He has a wonderful wife and children, good health, and stable finances. But instead of being thankful for what he has, he focuses on what is wrong in the world around him. He has not mastered the instructions given to us by Paul:

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things…. And the God of peace will be with you (Philippians 4:8-9).

Joy awaits this man. It is there for the taking because joy is a choice that is not dependent on circumstances. Norman is in better health and financially more stable than Tracy. If anyone had a right to worry, it would be Tracy. The difference is that she has set her mind to trust in God. She is thankful and looks for the good around her. You do find what you are looking for. If you look for good things, you will find them. If you look for bad things, you will find them. What are you looking for?

Be joyful always? Really? Can you be joyful when your children are not living for God or when you are facing bankruptcy? Can you be joyful when you look at what is happening in our government, the economy, or the world around us? What about a diagnosis of cancer or loss of a job? Is there a place of joy for you there? The answer is a resounding yes!

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer (Romans 12:12).

I am not saying to pretend that everything is wonderful or to ignore evil. But these things do not have the power to rob us of our internal joy. Even when we face an impossible situation, we can consider it joy, as James said:

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds (James 1:2).

Jesus, our model for life, had quite a bit to say about joy.

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full (John 15:11 ESV). 

What would it look like to have the joy of Jesus filling your spirit, mind, and body in fullness? Do you comprehend the fullness of the joy of Christ dwelling in you?

The only way we can lose our joy is if we lose sight of our identity. Seriously. Can you even grasp how much you have in Christ right now? When I read the first two chapters of Ephesians, my heart explodes with joy, even though I am unable to comprehend fully the immensity of what Paul is trying to convey in this letter. My spirit understands, even though my mind is unable to grasp what it means to have every spiritual blessing, to be chosen before the creation of the world, to be holy and blameless, to be lavished with the riches of God’s grace, to be made alive in Christ and seated with Him in heavenly places (currently, not just in the age to come). The only way I cannot respond with great joy is to refuse to believe this is true for me.

Joy and peace are also fruits of the spirit. Paul states:

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kind- ness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).

Paul then goes on to say that if we live by the Spirit, we need to walk in step with the Spirit. Because the Kingdom of God is our inheritance, joy, along with righteousness and peace, belongs to us. The people in the world around us should know us for our joy. Do you exhibit enough peace and joy to convince the people around you who are from another kingdom?

I see so many anxious, fretful, and unhappy Christians in the world today. How can this be? This negative fruit comes from another tree and is foreign to the Holy Spirit. When we are robbed of our joy and peace, we are also robbed of our witness.

We owe the world joy because it speaks of another kingdom within us, more powerful than our current circumstances. Jesus is the good news, the “tidings of great joy, to all people” and He lives in us (see Luke 2:10).

The peace and joy we carry is both superior and transferable. Joy sets us apart, marking us and making us an attractive fragrance to the world around us. We carry within us the ability to change the atmosphere of our surrounding environment. For many, the only God people will ever see is the God who lives in us. Paul states:

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles   the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).

How big is Christ in you? Does the peace of God that surpasses all understanding reside in you? It must. Not only is it your right and your inheritance, but you owe the people around you a model of our glorious and loving Savior, who is the Prince of Peace.

If you are in a difficult situation and put your trust in God, then you have a right to be full of joy in spite of your circumstances. Joy in the Lord protects you. You have the favor of the Lord as a shield.

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing     for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield (Psalm 5:11-12).

Joy and peace are your rightful inheritance now and in the age to come. Make sure you do not let the enemy rob you of what belongs to you every day.

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5 Powerful Prayers for Protection – Prayers for Protection from the Bible – “Priestly Blessings” prayer from Scripture

Our world is filled with events and situations that can cause great fear and anxiety. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and live imprisoned by fear.  We are promised in God’s Word that he is faithful and will protect us (2 Thessalonians 3:3).  God wants us to let go of fear and to live life to the fullest! (John 10:10) When you are overcome by worry, use these prayers for protection to remember who God is and the protection he has promised you.

 

5 Powerful Prayers for Protection

 

  1. Prayer for protection – personal:
    Father, I come to You today, bowing in my heart, asking for protection from the evil one. Lord, we are assailed moment by moment with images on television, the internet, books and newspapers that leave us vulnerable to sin of every kind. Surround us with Your divine hedge of protection. Encompass us round about with Your strength and Your might. Let all who take refuge in You be glad, let them ever sing for joy. And may You shelter us, that those who love Your name may exult in You. For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him favor as with a shield. (Psalm 5:11-12)

Lord, I ask that You protect our minds. Father, the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:6) O God, set our minds on You. Let us not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds that we may prove what Your will is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2) Help us by the power of Your Spirit to think on whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, let our minds dwell on these things. (Philippians 4:8)

Strengthen us in the power of Your might, O God. Dress us in Your armor so that we can stand firm against the schemes of the devil. We know that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.(Ephesians 6:10-12)

 

You are our keeper, O Lord, the shade on our right hand. Protect us from all evil and keep our soul. Guard our going out and our coming in. From this time and forever. In Jesus’ name, Amen. – by Lynn Cooke

 

  1. Prayer for protection – family:
    Lord, I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my kids (grandkids). Keep evil far from them, and help them to trust You as their refuge and strength. I pray You will guard their minds from harmful instruction, and grant them discernment to recognize truth. I pray You will make them strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong one day. Help them to find rest in Your shadow, as they live in the spiritual shelter You provide for them. Let them know that the only safe place is in Jesus, and that their home on earth is only temporary.  – Ryan Duncan, Culture Editor at Crosswalk.com
  2. Prayer for protection – family:
    Lord, I pray that my kids (grandkids) will develop an eternal perspective and purpose, not an earthly one.  Help them to see life–and every challenge–through Your eyes, eager and unafraid to share with others the good news of Jesus wherever they go. I pray that they will set their minds on things above, not just what’s going on here, and that they will be rooted and grounded in Your love. I pray they will come to understand the extent of Your own love for them–that it surpasses all the head knowledge they will acquire in school. I pray they will be filled up with You from morning ’til night. – Rebecca Barlow Jordan

 

  1. “St. Patrick’s Breastplate” protective prayer:
    Celtic monks used it to start their day.The hymn was several stanzas long, and the last two stanzas were especially memorable and moving:

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same.
The Three in One, and One in Three,
Of Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.

  1. “Priestly Blessings” prayer from Scripture:
    Numbers 6:22-27is known as the “Priestly Blessing” or sometimes the “Aaronic Benediction.” There are seven requests made in this prayer.

The LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: “’The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”‘ “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”

  1. The Lord bless you…
    The word “bless” means to “provide favor or benefit.” Father, we pray that for our children. You are the Eternal God. Please place Your great kindness and advantage on those we love. May they be approved and favored by You.
  2. and keep you… 
    The Hebrew word “keep” means to “watch, guard, defend.” This is a prayer for protection. Father, my children are not perfect. They are going to make mistakes. But please watch over them and guard them again mistakes of youth that are unalterable. Please defend them against temptation. Protect them against Satan who desires to devour them.
  3. the LORD make his face shine upon you…
    This is a request for God’s presence.Father, as a parent I know that I can’t be with my children all the time, but You can. Just like they feel the warmth of the sun shining on them, please allow them to experience Your presence. Thank You for being with them wherever they go.
  4. and be gracious to you… 
    Grace is God’s undeserved favor. He gives us what we don’t deserve. Father, thank You for Your gift of grace. I pray that gift to be poured out on my children. Following that great gift of salvation, please show them your kindness and love in all the endeavors of their lives.
  5. the Lord turn his face toward you… 
    Here is a request for God’s fellowship.Father, thank You, that because of their trust in Jesus, the Holy Spirit lives in my children. Please walk with them in a powerful way. Enable them to submit to the Spirit’s control day by day and moment by moment.
  6. and give you peace. 
    The Hebrew word for peace used here is “shalom.” It means “completeness, wholeness, and contentment.” Lord, please calm my children’s fears; soothe their anxious souls. Keep them complete and whole in their thinking, emotions, desires, and actions.
  7. So they will put my name on ___________ (the name of your child/children).
    This is a request of identification. Lord, please place Your holy mark on my children. Set them apart to be used by You. I love them but You love them more. You love them with an everlasting love. May they represent You well on their earthly journey. And when their journey is completed, welcome them home to live forever with You.
    (notes by Ron Moore, The Journey)

Prayers for Protection from the Bible

“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:3

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1 

“My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.” – John 17:15

‘And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” – Matthew 6:13

“Because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” – Psalm 16:10-11

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Thoughts on Praise – Praise the Lord – Nehemiah 12 – The Sacrifice of Praise

THOUGHTS ON PRAISE
We have found that true praise and worship to the Lord is particularly abhorrent and debilitating to the demons. Spontaneous outbursts of gospel songs and choruses (particularly Scripture set to music) by workers in deliverance brings pain and pressure on manifesting spirits. The themes on the blood, eternal life, Jesus’ resurrection, and the name of Jesus often produce strong torment to the enemy.
It is significant, too, that demons bitterly hate the practice of lifting the hands in prayer and worship to the Lord. Many times in deliverance they will struggle angrily and even violently to prevent the lifting of a person’s hands who is being prayed for. How strange that many staunch and fundamental Christians also find this expression of worship distasteful and refuse topractice it! Stranger still, this attitude persists in spite of strong scriptural injunction and exhortation to do this (Psalm 134:2, 141:2; I Timothy2:8). We should not allow spirits of traditional forms to handicap us in worship of our wonderful Lord. Someone has compiled a list of words used in connection with worship:
1. YADAH: the extended hand; literally to throw up the hands(Psalm 134:2, 141:2; I Timothy 2:8).
2. TOWAH: the extended sacrifice of hands in adoration (thanksgiving) for blessings received and those to come (Psalm 50:23). Must correspond with an attitude of heart, and relies on God’s Word (Psalm 100; Jeremiah(17:26; 33:11).
3. HALAL: (root of Halalujah) to shout, to shine, to be clamorously foolish.
4. BARAK: to kneel, to bless God as an act of adoration, expecting to receive (Psalm 72:12-15; Judges 5:2).
5. SHABACH: to address in a loud tone, to command (Psalm 117:1;163:1, 3, 4).
6. ZAMAR: to touch the stings – used in connection with instruments of worship.
7. TEHILLA: to sing and to & laud (Psalm 22:33).

Goal Today: Read Nehemiah 12

Scripture:
Nehemiah 12:43
“Many sacrifices were offered on that joyous day, for God had given the people cause for great joy. The women and children also participated in the celebration, and the joy of the people of Jerusalem could be heard far away.”

Observation:
Just like it was all hands on deck to rebuild the wall of the city, it was all hands on deck in the wall dedication celebration. For 52 days straight, the people had worked and worked and worked. They all overcame fear, worry, death threats, rumors of attack, and good ol’ weariness. The day had finally arrived where they could stop and take it all in.

Which leads me to this personal question: Do I praise God for all of my achievements in life?

In Nehemiah, the people had every right to toot their own horn and take pride in their craftsmanship. They had every right to take it all in for themselves, right? But they didn’t. They let Godly praise precede their personal pride. I believe that is a great formula to follow in all of our lives. They all praised God because God had given the people cause for great joy and their joy could be heard far away. (v.43)

Nehemiah personally understands that unless the Lord keeps Jerusalem then the walls, and all his efforts, were built in vain. Nehemiah dedicates all his efforts to God because, as we’ve seen time and time again in this book, Nehemiah recognizes God’s hand in hope building and therefore sets apart his efforts to whom credit is truly due, namely God.

Take time today to praise God and dedicate to Him all past, present, and potential future achievements.

Application:
Dedicate all my efforts to God and praise Him at all times.

Prayer:
Thanksgiving
• God, thank you for the achievements I’ve receive in my life.
• God, thank you for being my source of strength and protection.

Asking:
• Remove all sinful pride and arrogance from my life.
• Place in me a right spirit of praise.
• Bless me with protection and covering as I dedicate all my past, present, and future achievements to you, God.

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Prayer for Healing – Times of Healing and Spiritual Renewal – Prayer For Healing And Wholeness

Prayer For Christian Brothers And Sisters

Dear God – the only source of healing and hope and the one fountain of peace and hope – look down in pity and mercy on Your many children who are facing adversity and afflicted by the miseries that this world system is imposing.

Provide for the needs for all those that are called by Your name, who are facing financial hardships and health problems. Enrich them with Your heavenly hope; nourish them with all Your goodness and bring each of them safely into their promised home ,

In Jesus name I pray,

Amen

“And we have this command from Him: the one who loves God must also love his brother.”

(1 John 4:21)
Prayers For Good Health

Prayer of Thankfulness For Health And Strength Loving Father,

I just want to thanks You for the wonderful way that You have kept me in such good health, for so many years, and protected me from so many troublesome diseases.

You have lifted me up when I have been down; supported me through times of weakness and You have also healed me, when I have succumbed to a bed of sickness.

Keep me I pray in good health and strength – let me run and not grow weary and may I be used as a comfort and support to those that are not so fortunate as I.

Amen

“Dear friend, I pray that you may prosper in every way and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.”

(3 John 1:2)
Prayer For Healing And Wholeness

Dear Lord, I know that You are a God Who heals all manner of sickness and illness through the power of Your Holy Spirit. I ask that by His power You would send healing and wholeness to all who are afflicted at this time with illnesses and diseases.

Send comfort and strength at this time of difficulty – in Jesus’ precious name,

Amen

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will exist no longer; grief, crying, and pain will exist no longer, because the previous things have passed away.”

(Revelation 21:4)

Healing for a Friend in Pain

Look down with compassion on our friend, who has been confined to a bed of sickness and is in such great physical pain. Send comfort and healing I pray and in Your gracious kindness please strengthen and heal, whatever the problem is, that has caused this illness in their body.

In Jesus name I pray,

Amen.

“For He crushes but also binds up; He strikes, but His hands also heal.”

(Job 5:18)
Prayer for Personal Healing

Dear God, I know that my times are in Your hands and I also believe that You care about everything in my life – and are not surprised by anything that happens to any of Your children. I believe that You make all things work together, for the good of us that love You – and I believe that You care for each one of us with a prefect and holy love.

I come to You today because my health has been deteriorating with some ailment that has not been diagnosed -I am not sure what to do, but I know that You understand everything about me. I believe that You know exactly what I need to bring me back to full health and strength and I am trusting You in this time of illness in my life.

Please God, I ask for Your healing touch on my life – and pray that You would bring to my attention the treatment that is best suited for my condition. Please direct me in the way that I should go at this difficult time in my life, Thank You dear God,

Amen.

“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me, and I will be saved, for You are my praise.”

(Jeremiah 17:14)

Prayer Of Protection Those With Dementia

Look down in pity and mercy on all that are suffering with the illness of dementia. Father we know that although our loved ones may not recognise the family and friends who love them dearly – Your Holy Spirit can commune with their human spirit in a unique and Godly way – which must be very precious to Your heart.

Father I ask Your protection on those that are suffering with this debilitating mental disease and pray that You will minister to the emotional and spiritual of those we love, with all forms of this mental illness.

Thank You Father that in the power of Your Holy Spirit, You can touch the heart of those that have lost the memories of those that are their nearest and dearest. Comfort those that feel excluded from a loved one with dementia, in the knowledge that Your grace is sufficient.

Thank you,

Amen.

“”I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”

(John 10:11)
Prayer Of Provision For All God’s Children

Spirit of the living God – fall afresh on me and sustain me with Your goodness – so that I may be a vessel that is fit to do Your bidding, Break me of my self-will and mould me into the person that You desire me to be – that I may be a witness to Your grace and speak boldly of Your great salvation – and help me to be ready always to give an answer for the hope that I have in Christ Jesus, my Lord,

In whose name I pray.

AMEN

“and if children, also heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ-seeing that we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.”

(Romans 8:17)
Refreshment for Body, Soul and Spirit

Dear Lord Jesus, You were the One who healed all manner of sickness and diseases when You walked on the shores of Galilee.

I come to You today to ask for Your healing touch in every area of my life, for I am weary in body, mind and spirit. My health is failing and I am not even sure what is wrong with me – except that I need Your touch on my life more that I have ever needed before. Strengthen me in spirit,

I pray that You renew my heart with Your healing touch and refresh me in body, soul and spirit – Thanks You Jesus
AMEN

“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

(1 Thessalonians 5:23)

Prayers For Those That Are In Need

Dear God, I know that it is Your will to help those that are afflicted – to support the weak; to provide for the widows and orphans – and to help those that are in need.Use my hands to be of service to those in need and use my voice to speak words of healing and encouragement to those that are afflicted and in distress.

Thank You for hearing my prayer,

Amen

“For the oppressed will not always be forgotten; the hope of the afflicted will not perish forever.”

(Psalm 9:18)
Times of Healing and Spiritual Renewal

Loving Father, I know that You often halt us in our tracks and remove us from the business of life, through an illness or a time of ill-health – so that we are forced take our eyes off the hurly-burly of life, and lie on an enforced bed of sickness – in order to rediscover what are our true priorities are in life.

Father, I know that I have not spent quality time with You, as I have allowed the daily duties of life and less-important issues to crowd out my special time alone in Your presence.

Forgive me I pray. I want to use this time of ill-health as an opportunity to get closer to You. Lead me and guide me in this time of illness – and may it become a time of spiritual as well as a period of physical rest.

Heal me Father I pray, not only in my body but also in my relationship with You,

Thank you,

Amen

“you are being renewed in the spirit of your minds;”

(Ephesians 4:23)

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Prayer For Depression To Lift – To Recall God’s Promises In Time Of Depression – Prayer For Help In Times Of Despair

Prayer For Depression To Lift

O Lord God, Life has become such a struggle and I find that my faith in You is being seriously challenged – but Lord I know that Your Word says that You are there for me all the time and that You would never leave me to struggle alone. Please help me to turn my thoughts to You every single time this black depression tries to descend upon me and bring to mind those Scripture that tell the truth of Your love and grace.

Be with me Lord at those times when doubts of Your love for me rise up in my mind – and help me to reaffirm in my heart all that You have done for me, throughout my life. When my faith is threatened by those negative thoughts that say that You could never love me – let me remember that You loved me so much that You died to save me and have clothed me in Your perfect righteousness.

When assurance in my salvation and eternal security starts to waver– help me to recall that You loved me so much that You sent Your only begotten Son to die for me and pay the price for all my sins – for which I thank You Lord, and help me to reaffirm the truth in my heart.

When I find myself wandering far from You and little murmurings rise in my heart…that You cant love me as much as other people because things are so difficult in my life – prevent me from dwelling on such lies – for You alone are good and gracious and faithful and true.

And Lord when depression is set to invade my peace help me to claim the promise that Your grace is sufficient for me and trust You in all things – thank You Lord in Jesus name I pray,

Amen

For A Christian Friend Going Through Depression

Loving Lord I come to You on behalf of a friend and colleague that I care about but who is going through such deep depression, and sadly he seems to have given up on life and does not want to speak to me or anyone else – causing him to sink lower in the cess-pit of doubting Your love, despairing of life and sinking into an ever deepening depression.

Lord I pray that You would meet this man at his point of need and give Him the reassurance of Your love in his spirit and Your hope in his heart. I ask You Lord, to lift the curtain of doubt that has played such havoc with his assurance of salvation in Y0u and which has caused him to walk away from the joy he once knew in You.

Give me wisdom as I lift my friend up in prayer show me the way that I can be a support to him in his time of trouble. Meet him Lord at his point of need I pray, and restore to him the joy of Your salvation and peace that only comes from You. I ask this in Jesus name,

Amen

Prayer For Help In Times Of Despair

O Lord God I feel weak and weary, helpless and hopeless and darkness seems to have invaded my very being… Give me a sense of Your presence and Your closeness, and pour into my heart that peace You promised to all Your children, that passes understanding, I pray.

Lord God at time I just want to give up in despair as a black depression slowly descends on me and there seems little that I can do to stop it…and yet I know that this is not Your will for my life – for You came from heaven to give us light and hope and You have said that Your strength is made perfect in my weakness.

Be my strength I pray in my weakness. Be my light in my darkness. Be my hope in this deep depression and be that perfect love that casts out the fear and pain that I have in my heart – which so often tries to put its icy fingers around my throat.

Lord God I cry to You at this time of depression in my life for in my heart I know that You alone are my only hope. Lift me Lord from this crippling depression and draw me back into close fellowship with Yourself…I truly believe that when my mind is thinking about You, that depression has little opportunity to invade my peace – help me to keep my mind on You and Your many precious promises, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen

Mercy For Those Struggling With Their Faith

Heavenly Father You are our refuge and strength in the bad times as well as the good times – and although the difficulties of life so often cause us to tighten our grip, on the hope we have in You, there are some dear believers that struggle with depression and who fall into despair when times of trouble hit their lives.

Lord we grieve when this causes men and women to question their hope in You and even walk away from the trust they had in the Lord Jesus Christ. But You are a God of great grace and loving-kindness, and we bring before You all believers who are going through the testing of their faith in the form of despair or depression today.

Look down in pity and mercy on all who are struggling in this way. Bring peace and comfort I pray, to all who are facing the pain that depression brings, and reach down in Your love to touch each life and to draw them back into Your loving arms of forgiveness and grace. We ask this if the lovely name of Jesus,

Amen

To Recall God’s Promises In Time Of Depression

Lord Jesus I have proved in my life that when I am weighed down with sin and cares and the worries of life, that an evil depression invariably descends on me and drags me down into greater despair.

Lord I don’t want to succumb to this act of unbelief in my life – for I have learned that depression and despair are the fruit of unbelief while the fruit of the spirit are the treasures You give to those that hope in the Lord – no matter what problems life may throw at us.

Help me not to be afraid or discouraged when things go wrong… not to dwell on the problem, but when evil thoughts arise in my heart, bring to my mind Your word of truth I pray, for Your word is health and healing and strength to my soul.

Help me to remember that the eternal God is my refuge and strength, and underneath are Your everlasting arms to support and carry me. Help Me Lord to cast all my cares on You for You have promised to sustain me and never to let me fall. Help me to remember that You are the one that can heal my broken-heart and bind up all my wounds and help me not to be anxious for anything…

Lord I lift this prayer to You – with thanksgiving knowing that You are a God Who hears and answers all that cry out to You.. so guard my heart and mind I pray, in Christ Jesus .

Amen

 

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Prayers for Courage – Prayer for The Precious Promises of God – An Encouragement To Others – Joy, Peace And Comfort In Christ

Prayer To The Father Who Is My Courage

How I thank and praise You my Father, that You are my light and my salvation.. my courage and the strength of my life, and that there is nothing to fear, when You are nearby. Lord my hope is in You for I know that no enemy can penetrate the spiritual wall of protection that surrounds me in Christ.. and that nothing can touch my life that You do not permit.. if I remain in Him, Who is my light and the upholder of my life.

Help me to study Your word with all diligence, knowing that all I need to live godly in Christ Jesus is contained within its pages – and as I progress along my Christian walk, may I be ready to give an answer to all who ask about my eternal hope in Christ. Give me I pray, the courage to speak boldly, but in love – in Jesus name I pray,

Amen

Help Me To Be An Encouragement To Others

Lord help me to be an encouragement to others in the same way that, You have sent many little encouragements me along the way. There have been times of weariness and times of fear – and times when I have felt ready to give up – but always at the right time there was a short note or a simple call or a little token of Your love for me, which You sent by means of the many people that You have lovingly placed in my life.

Thank You also Lord that You are our God of encouragement – and that we have Your indwelling Holy Spirit to help and to comfort in times of need. Teach me Your way and Your will and help me to always heed the gentle promptings of the Spirit of Comfort within my heart, so that I may not miss an opportunity to be a minister of Your encouragement to others in times of need.

Oh Lord more and more I long to breathe You into my very being and be saturated with Your love and grace – so that I may be equipped to breathe out Your love and joy and help and support and encouragement to all with whom I come in contact.

Show me Lord how I can best be an encouragement to others – and may life point others to You and never to myself – May I decrease as You increase more and more in my life – I pray in Jesus name,

Amen

Thank You For The Promise of Joy in the Morning

Lord I thank You that there is nothing that happens to me or to my loved ones that You do not know about, and that no matter what takes place in our lives – You are with us all of the time.

Lord we know that this world is not our home and that You have prepared a place in glory for all who have trusted Jesus Christ as Saviour. Thank You that however hard or difficult this life becomes and whatever befalls us – we know that the weeping that we endure through the trials of life and the blackness and pain we may feel along the way will one day be lifted forever – when You come to take us to be with Yourself… when we will be with You in Your glorious heavenly home, for evermore.

Thank You that the weeping of the night that we are going through, during our sojourn on earth, really will end in the most joyous morning – which You have promised to all who have trusted You – and we praise Your name that God has kept all our tears in a bottle for He knows our sadness and has promised to wipe away all the tears and pain that we have endured.

Lord, I do thank You that You have promised that Your grace is sufficient for all the hard times and trials that we may meet in this world. Praise Your holy name and thank You that You have promised the sufficiency of your wonderful grace to support us through this wilderness walk on earth. Thank You Father, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen

Thank You For Your Eternal Faithfulness to Me

Dear heavenly Father, I do trust You but at times I wonder if my faith in You is sufficient – but praise God that my hope does not reply on MY sufficiency but on YOURS… My hope of eternal life in heaven with You does not depend on MY righteousness or good works but on YOU and on Your everlasting faithfulness, Your omnipotent strength and Your finished work of Calvary’s cross.

What I wonderful God we have – and I am beginning to understand what it means that I must nor rely on my own strength – for my strength will fail – but I am to rely on Your everlasting Strength and Your eternal faithfulness to finish the good work that You started in me – the moment that I trusted You as Saviour.

Help me to abide in You and to trust in the promises that You have given to all Your children in the Bible – for Your word is truth and cannot be broken. Oh thank You Lord that You chose to save all who trust in Jesus Christ and have promised that even if my faith grows weak or fails – YOU will not forsake us but have promised to remain faithful to finish the good work that You have started in me – Thank You Father,

Amen

The Joy, Peace And Comfort Of Abiding In Christ

Loving heavenly Father I thank You for all the things that I am learning through the indwelling Holy Spirit – and that the more I abide in You and rest in Your love – the more I find that the fears and disappointments of life seem to fall into their proper perspective.

What a comfort to know that – although we do have troubles and trials in this life – that the Lord Jesus has overcome every single one of them – and that all we have to do, to access His strength and sufficiency, is to rest in You and to abide in Your love.

It is funny Lord, but for so long I thought that I needed to do lots of good things so that You would give me Your love and Your peace and Your joy….I thought that I had to earn Your love and joy – but You have taught me that it is the other way around – and all I have to do is to simply rest in Your love, to receive the peace and joy that only comes from You – What a comfort to understand that it is Your responsibility to carry out the good works that You have already prepared for me to do! – And then You do it, through me – in the power of Your Holy Spirit! WOW! Thank You Lord.

Oh how it rejoices my heart and comforts my soul, that You do not have to rely on ME – but that all I have to do is to rely on YOU. Praise Your holy name.

Amen

The Precious Promises of God

Dear Lord Jesus Thank You for dying for me and for Your wonderful Word of God that gives me such encouragement in my Christian life. As I read though the many precious promises that you have sprinkled throughout its pages, I am reminded again and again that all that I need is to be found in You and that there is nothing that I lack – indeed my cup is full and running over.

Oh Lord I do understand that this world is a place where evil abounds and that for a short time we will all have to endure many difficulties and trials – but even that knowledge has a wonderful silver lining – for You have promised that the trials and tribulations of life are so short-lived and yet will produce in each of Your children a glory that vastly outweighs them – and which will last forever! What a wonderful encouragement we have in so many of Your precious promises and I thank You Lord, that I am Your child.

Thank You that nothing in heaven or earth or under the earth can separate me from You and nothing is powerful enough to snatch away the eternal life that You have promised me simply through trusting in Jesus as my Saviour – Thanks You Lord Jesus,

Amen

 

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Prayers for Peace from Inner Turmoil – Prayer For God’s Peace Within – Prayer For God’s Promise Of Peace

Prayer for Peace from Inner Turmoil

Dear God, so much in going on in my life that I don’t know which way to turn and I come to you – broken in spirit to ask You to calm my inner turmoil. I have tried to sort things out in my own way, but it is all futile – and in my poverty I come before You Lord and submit to You – asking You to grant me peace of mind and a quieting to my soul.

Please give me Your peace and Your strength. I know that without You I can do nothing but I also know that Your peace is poured into the hearts of those that trust in You with all their hearts – Lord I trust You now and give my life and future into Your hands,

Thank You God

Amen

Go Before Me Today

Thank You for Your calming peace, Lord, in the midst of what often are troubled seas. Go before me today, I pray.

Amen.

Prayer For God’s Peace Within

Father You have called me to be still before You, to rest in Your love and to patiently bear the cross that is set before me, knowing that You are not only at my side every moment of the day – but dwelling deep within my heart.

Help me to depend on You in all things, knowing that nights of sadness will soon be turned into mornings of joy – when You are by my side. Keep me from fretful thoughts and foolish imaginings, knowing that You are my best and heavenly Friend, my Shepherd, my Provider, my Defender – and the Rock of my salvation.

Draw me every closer to Your heart of love.. quiet my spirit, still my soul and instil in my inner being Your perfect peace that passes all understanding and help me I pray, to be still and know that You are God – my God in Whom I trust, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen

Prayer For God’s Promise Of Peace

Times are hard Lord Jesus and my soul is getting troubled and afraid – and yet I know You told us NEVER to be dismayed or troubled. Keep me I pray from thoughts that vex my mind, for I know Lord that they are destructive to my soul and serve so positive purpose.

Lord Jesus I know that only You can bring true peace to our troubles hearts. Thank You for the precious gift of peace that You have promised to Your children. Your peace is so different from what the world has to offer – You have promised that You will keep all in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You.. Keep the eyes of my heart firmly fixed on my Lord Jesus.

I ask this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, my Saviour

Amen

Prayer For Inner Peace In A Time Of Trouble

Heavenly Father as we read the newspapers and watch the breaking news headlines on our TV screens, we recognise that troublesome times are here and men’s hearts are failing for fear of what is taking place in the world.

Lord I know that unless my hope is in You I too will find that worldwide events that are currently taking place will cause me to faint from fear. Keep my heart fixed on You I pray and keep me looking to You each moment of the day and help me to trust implicitly in Your Word.

Overshadow me and all those I love with Your love and grace and draw each one of us into an ever deepening relationship with Yourself and a ever deepening desire to know You more and to serve You better with each passing day – This I ask in the preious name of Jesus,

Amen

Prayer For Peace In A Hurting World

Heavenly Father, as turmoil and terror throughout the globe seems to increase with every passing day, as the world’s hatred of You increases and as man’s animosity towards Your children continues to grow, we long for that promised time of peace on earth ..that will only come when the Prince of peace Himself sets up His millennial rule in Jerusalem.

Forgive us Lord, for we have strayed so far from Your righteous laws and have discredited Your perfect statutes and glorious commandments, in a world that is calling evil good and good evil – and there is no health in us.

Help us to continue to demonstrate Your love and grace towards all with whom we come in contact, and look down in pity on all who are lost and blinded by the lies and deceit of the evil one.

Give wisdom and discernment to all Your children as we travel through this hurting world, and may Your peace that passes understanding flood the hearts and minds of all Christians – and equip us all to share the good news of the glorious gospel of grace.. to all who are searching for a ‘peace’ that only comes from You, in Jesus name we pray,

Amen

Prayer For Peace Into Old Age

Father, You are great and mighty and worthy to be praised for You have promised to carry me, to sustain me and to hold me steady even into my old age. Thank You that in You there is nothing in life for about which I need be concerned – for I am safe in Your hands.. knowing that You will uphold me with Your righteous right hand.

Speak Your perfect peace into my heart, I pray, in the midst of the troublesome circumstances in which I find myself, and keep me resting in Your love and abiding in Your precious peace – in the strong assurance that You are mighty to save in every season of life.

Thank You for the thrill of childhood, the experience of youth and the lessons of adulthood – and now as I face the twilight years of my life, I thank You Father for Your never failing promises and Your ever present sustaining power.

Flood my mind with Your peace I pray and enable me to sleep at night in tranquillity of heart, knowing that the angel of Your presence is with me throughout the hours of darkness. Praise the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen

Peaceful Meditation

Lord, it is difficult to find that “closet” where I can commune with You in unhurried, uncluttered quiet. Calm me now as I seek that peaceful meditation.

Amen.

Prayer To The Prince of Peace

Dear Lord Jesus, thank You that You are the Prince of Peace. Thanks You that You not only calmed the raging storms on the sea, two thousand years ago, but that You are still able to calm the stresses and distresses within my heart, and I praise and thank You that You have taken up residency within my life, in the person of the Holy Spirit.

Thank You that my life has been exchanged for Your life, and that my sinful unrighteousness has been replaced with Your perfect righteousness. Thank You that I not only have peace with God through the forgiveness of sins through the blood of Jesus Christ, but that I have Your promise of an abiding peace, within my heart.. when my mind is stayed upon You.

Keep me I pray from being overwhelmed by the ragings of the world and the tempestuous storms of life, and help me at all times to abide in Your love and to cast all my problems and cares upon You.

Thank You that You have overcome the world and that I may rest securely in You, knowing I have not been given the spirit of fear but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. May Your name be glorified in my life – in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

Thank you for Your Peace

Lord, help me to really know Your love for me, that any fear I may have will disappear. Thank You for Your peace which surpasses comprehension.

Amen

Trusting You Today

O God, today I begin an experiment in seeking peace. You have so much to say about peace in the Bible that I know it is your will for all men to be at peace.
In knowing Your will, O God, I am encouraged to press through all opposition that your will might be fulfilled in me.
Help me, I pray, to stop excusing my attitudes and actions I alone am responsible for what I do today.

Help me to discount the contrary influences of yesterday while I live to the fullest measure the today Thou hast given. Help me not to be anxious about tomorrow but to be assured that by living my today within the will of God, tomorrow shall be even better than today.

I do now commit myself to Thee, trusting Thee for the needs of today.

Amen.

You Give Peace

Father, I’m thankful that You always act like Yourself—with grace and justice. Your constancy produces great peace within me.

Amen.

 

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The Glorious Gospel

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Full Gospel

How important it is that we realise the truth of the full gospel of God. If I asked 10 people to profess the Gospel.. I would receive 10 different answers. Each is likely to be correct up to a point and yet each one is likely to miss out some vital, important, glorious, eternal element.

Sparkling Gemstone

God is one and yet God is three persons.. yet God is multifaceted in His beauty. The gospel is one, yet its truths are like so many cut faces on a sparkling gemstone. John 3:16 is a most loved and precious passage to all believers, and this verse is likely to be the most inclusive proclamation on the Gospel.

Gospel of God

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.. was the gospel reality to the Philippian jailer, and John the Baptist and Jesus both proclaimed the gospel of the coming Kingdom. I am the Resurrection and the Life.. was the great gospel the two sisters discovered – while Paul proclaimed ‘my gospel’ – which is the gospel of the grace and glory of Christ

Multi-Dimensional

Each wonderful truth is a constituent part of a multi-dimensional gospel, yet the full gospel in all its splendour has deeper depths than this and fuller truths – a gospel that we are likely to spend an eternity considering its astonishing wonders.

Profound Words

Austin Sparks’ proclamation of the gospel is so simple and yet so profound:- It is that the Son of God, Who is Son of Man, has come, and His coming, has expressed to the world (before times eternal...) the divine type of what God intended..His race to be – what His creation should be….that is God, contracted to the span of human life; God manifest in the flesh; combining His Own essential nature with another kind of creation called ‘man’. And in that combination producing out of Himself a type – a kind – a species – a new creation in Christ, which never occupied the world before.

Christ in You

A species which was in God’s thought and God’s heart and God’s conception before the foundation of the world. A creature, in which God is resident Himself by His Divine nature. And in the coming of the Lord Jesus, Who is the anointed One – the Christ of God, we have a species represented, (in Christ) – we have that type manifested, (in Christ) – we have God’s nature displayed in human flesh, (in Christ) And some are destined to be conformed into the image of the Son of God – those who become identified with Him, in oneness of the Divine Life. Those destined to be the instruments for the manifestation of God – that manifestation to be demonstrated by God – indwelling man.

Hope of Glory

Oh yes… The full, multi-dimensional yet single Gospel is indeed a glorious mystery.. a mystery which has been hid from all ages and generations, which is Christ in you the hope of glory. Colossians 1:26

Member of His Body

The Gospel mystery is great and it is amazingly awe-inspiring  and we are very members of His body: bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh. Ephesians 5:30 both a personal and corporate reality. The Gospel is both a manifestation and revelation of the heart of God, before the foundation of the earth in the distant, eternal past.

New Creation

A people for Himself – a new creation… A peculiar people through whom He manifests Himself to creation. Living souls made in His image and likeness… A new race in whom He is revealed. Beings out of His creation who are partakers of His divine nature. And all this resulting from the representative Man, achieving His work at Calvary. All this the consequence of Jesus Christ – Who is Son of God and Son of Man.

The God-Man

Have we even started to scratch the surface of this God-Man Who loves us so dearly that He did this for you ?— as He did this for me too.. Have we the audacity to doubt His Word or question His Love for us ? Let us fall on our face and tremble – when we recognise who we are In Christ Jesus. And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen John 21:25

 

Related Readings

  • Ephesians 1:17
  • Ephesians 2:6
  • Romans 6:2
  • Romans 12:12
  • Isaiah 40:31

 

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What is Grace? Self-Realisation – To Know Christ – Absolute Surrender

Master of Israel

SAUL of Tarsus – what a guy! He would describe himself a ‘Master of Israel’, Saul of Tarsus – one well-learned in the Torah, the Scripture, the Oracles of God: Circumcised the eighth day – of the stock of Israel – of the tribe of Benjamin. Concerning the righteousness which the Law of Moses demanded, blameless. A Hebrew of the Hebrews. Concerning the Law, a Pharisee. Wow.. what a GUY!!! Oh what tremendous strength of character, what wonderful self-assurance. What magnetism was in Paul. This was a ‘must-be-seen-with’ type o’ guy. What self-confidence – what self-sufficiency – what self-reliance – what a MAN!!! This was a man after mens’ own heart !

Tough Lessons

But Saul of Tarsus met Jesus and had to be taught some of life’s toughest lessons. He learned that his own wisdom; knowledge; charisma and ability counted as nothing. He learned about faith: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 1Cor.2:5. Paul came to the point of absolute surrender, full submission – a totally broken man.

Self-Realisation

Paul realised he was utterly blind; utterly ignorant; utterly helpless; utterly pathetic. Paul discovered his great learning and stunning personality had its roots in evil self,  and that he, of all men needed God’s tremendous, wonderful amazing grace.

Death to Self

Paul was led of the Spirit to realise that he needed to be brought very low. He was led to understand that he had to be brought to the place of death to self. He had to come to grasp what God’s actual plan and dear desire for him was – now that is grace… God’s tremendous; wonderful; amazing grace.

Life of Trial

It was not when that dazzling light, blinded his eye on the road to Damascus, but through years of isolation and a life-journey of trial – he came to understand. Through Paul’s wilderness walk – he received an ever-growing conception of Christ. Through Paul’s rich, full, unusual, astonishing life – his vision of his Lord grew.

To Know Christ

God unfolded to Paul – the truth that God desires that we all come to apprehend.. and so at the end of his earthly life Paul cried out – That I may know Him.. That I may know Him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; Phil.3:10. At the start of his journey Paul knew what God’s good pleasure was.. We read in Galatians 1 verse 6 that it was God’s good pleasure.. to reveal His Son in me” Gal.1:6 But at the end of his life it was as if he knew nothing of his Lord and King.

Beyond Conception

He had to come to an understanding that his Christ was immeasurable. He slowly grasped that his dear, sweet, precious Jesus was beyond conception,  and Paul launched into eternity with the deepest desire of his heart expressed:- That I may know Him…Phil.3:10

Discovering Christ

It is Paul’s comprehension of Christ that individually and collectively we should seek – an ever growing understanding of Christ; a discovery of Christ; exploring of Christ. This was the thing that maintained Paul in his life and throughout his ministry.

Temporal Plane

Paul’s own, Jewish conception began on a temporal plane, with an earthly kingdom, but after it pleased God to reveal His Son in me – Paul’s conception enlarged. All through his life was an ever-growing unveiling of what God was maturing in him.

Cosmic Redemption

It was not just earthly blessings and temporal power that Paul discovered.. it was a cosmic redemption, – not merely a delivery from Rome’s tyranny. Paul discovered that God truly has delivered us …. God has delivered us from the power of darkness- and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love. Col.1:13

Absolute Surrender

And as his life advanced so his conception of his Lord developed and increased, until Saul of Tarsus, that master of Israel, that magnetic, self-sufficient guy… Saul of Tarsus.. one well-learned in the Torah, the Scripture, the Oracles of God: Saul of Tarsus.. that self-confident; self-sufficient man after mens’ own heart, became simply Paul. Paul.. a little man abandoned in absolute surrender to his Lord. Paul…  a man fully submitted in total brokenness to his Christ – Paul a bond-slave of Jesus.

Unparalleled Purpose

The work in Paul’s life is the work that the Lord seeks to do in each of us, but we have to willingly submit to His challenging examination of self. God has an eternal purpose in all of life’s trial and troubles – an unbroken, uninterrupted, unparalleled purpose from eternity to eternity:-  that in the ages to come God might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:7 !! WHAT GRACE !!

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What is Faith? Faith in Jesus | Faith in God | Word of God – Son of God – Son of Man – In Christ Jesus – Knowing Jesus – Revelation of God

Word of God

What an astonishing few years the twelve disciples had as they walked with Christ. Twelve men, chosen of God to walk the path to the cross – with God incarnate. God Who at sundry times and in diverse manners spoke through the prophets. For three and a half years spoke through His own human voice – God spoke through the Man Christ Jesus.

Son of God

God in His justice cannot look upon sin – for the wages of sin is death. God in His love discovered a way to have those sins forgiven, forever. God is His wisdom sent His only begotten Son that we could have life – His Life.

Son of Man

God – the invisible God, can not look upon sin and hid His pure face from sinful man. God in the His mercy, sought to manifest Himself fully in the last days, through Christ, God in His grace towards us opened our understanding of Himself, through Jesus. All the fullness of the knowledge of God is only and exclusively – through Christ, All the secret things of God – the mystery of Godliness was summed up in Him, And in the fullness of time God sent His Son, born of a woman to walk this earth.

In Christ Jesus

All God ‘s works were performed through the Word – the Word Who became flesh. All God’s blessings and healings – flow through faith in the Man, Christ Jesus, for in Him all things were made and by Him all things hold together. All the blessings of God are poured through the cleansing blood of the Saviour.. so that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and on earth—in Him.” Ephesians 1:10

Knowing Jesus

What an astonishing few years the twelve disciples had as they walked with Jesus. They thought they knew their Lord as they walked with Him and listened to Him.. yet only hours before his death He had to ask, “have I been with you so long – and yet you have not known Me, Philip?” John 14:9

Revelation of God

We are told that no one knows the Son, save the Father. All that the Son was and is and is to be – was locked up in the heart of God, and yet- it was in the heart of the Father to give revelation of His truth.. For without God’s revelation we cannot know Him.. for no one knows the Father except the Son – and the ones to whom the Son will reveal Him. Matthew 11:27 Yet He was despised – rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.

Faith in Jesus

For 3½ years the very revelation of God walked this earth, but He was not accepted. He came unto His own creation and His own people did not receive Him, but as many as did receive Him to them He gave the power to become sons of God, even to them that believe on Him name. Romans 8:14 God has made His position very clear, yet very few truly receive His truth. There is one way and one way alone to come to the Father, and that is through faith – Faith in what? Faith in the Son.

Faith in God

His own people believed in God – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Many more believe in a distant creator God, Who rules from the heavens.. but belief in God, faith in God, trust in God…. must be translated into faith in Christ Jesus the Lord. In his own home-town – the little Jewish town of Nazareth, they believed in God, Neighbours travelled to Jerusalem thrice yearly to worship God as the law instructed,

Blessing of God

Yet they didn’t receive the blessing of God… like the blessing given to the leper… the blessing given to the blind… blessing given to the lame –  the blessing given to woman with an issue of blood…”For he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” Mark 6:5

Offended in Christ

It was not their unbelief in God. It was not their unbelief in the coming expected Messiah. They believed in God and they believed in the expected Messiah, but they were offended in Him –in Jesus –in God’s revelation of Himself.

Access Through Christ

For it is only through the faith in the Son of God, Who loves me … that I live : Faith in the Son of Man – Who gave Himself for me…. that I am forgiven : Faith in the Servant King – Who broke the power of sin and death in me – that I have access to the throne room of the Father, and I am permitted to call Him Abba, Father. Romans 8:15

God Incarnate

What an astonishing few years the twelve disciples had as they walked with Jesus. Twelve men chosen by God to walk the path to the cross, with God incarnate, yet even after His resurrection some did not believe – some of His own hand-picked apostles doubted Him.

In The Faith

Do you trust in the Lord, Christ Jesus and in Him alone…? Do you have faith in the Son of God – the Son of Man… God incarnate ? “According to your faith (in the One Revelation of God Himself) be it unto you.” “According to your faith (in the Lord Jesus Christ) let it be to you.” “Be of good cheer, your faith (in the Son of Man) has made you well.” “Go your way; your faith (in the Son of God) has made you whole.” “Great is thy faith (in Me) …Be it unto thee even as thou wilt”. Let us examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith (in Christ alone)

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The Greatest Blessing – Jesus | A Channel Of Blessing To Others | Blessed Be The God | Blessing And Honour Unto The Lord | Prayer for Spiritual Blessings

A Channel Of Blessing To Others

Dear Lord Jesus – every good and perfect gift is a blessing from You and You have blessed me with so much and I ask that You would use me to be a blessing to others who are in need or facing difficulties.

Make me a channel of Your blessing – a channel through who You love and peace and joy and love flow out from You through me to others. May I be Your hands to bless others – may You guide my feet to places where I can go and be a blessing… May my speech be seasoned with salt so that I may speak words of comfort and encouragement – and speak the truth in love, and give me the grace to be available when others are in need.

Lord that You may increase in my life and I may decrease – so that the blessings that You pour through me to others may draw each one closer into the arms of the Lord Jesus, in Whose name I pray,

Amen

Blessed Be The God

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus… Father how can we thank You enough for the amazing grace and unconditional love that has been showered down on all Your children without measure and without cost.

We bless and thank You for choosing us before the foundation of the world to become Your children and joint-heirs with Christ Jesus our Lord – and have set us apart to be holy and blameless before You all the days of our lives. You have even adopted us as Your sons and daughters and seated us together with Christ in heavenly places – Your goodness in unfathomable and Your loving-kindness rejoices our hearts and humbles our spirit.

We are not worthy to stoop down and tie Your shoe latchet and yet You have lifted us up and seated us together with Christ in heavenly places. We worship and adore You and we bless Your holy name for ever and ever and ever,

AMEN

 

Blessing And Honour Unto The Lord

How blessed is everyone that trusts in You – to You and You alone be all blessing and honour, glory, might, majesty and power – for Your loving-kindness is better than life itself.

How

blessed I am Father to be Your child. How blessed I am to have all my sins forgiven and to be imputed with the righteousness of the Lord Jesus. How blessed I am that You are my Shepherd and You my Provider – You are my Defender; You are my Healer and You are my all in all. How blessed that I have been given eternal life as a free gift of grace and that You have crowned me with Your steadfast love and mercy – satisfying me with all good things and renewing my strength like that of an eagle. May I come to know You better with every passing day and I pray that Your abundant blessings will pour down on all that trust Your name and abide in Your love, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ Who has indeed blessed us with EVERY spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus.

Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me BLESS His holy name.

AMEN

New Blessings Every Morning

Precious Lord Jesus – how great You are and I just want to kneel before You today to say thank You- thank You that Your blessings and mercies are new every morning. You are a great and wonderful God and I love You.

Thank You that each day I wake up to a new day that Your love and grace towards me is new every morning and waiting for me as I open my eyes to a new day. Thank You that at the end of the day Your love continues to support me to guard and protect during the dark hours of the night.

Thank You that as I go about my daily business and the duties of the day You are there to lead and guide to help and to support. And thank You that no matter where I go Your blessings hover above my head – for my hope is in You.

Thank You for Your great many precious blessings and thank You that You pour them out on me day by day- Great is Your faithfulness O God my Saviour – all I have needed You have provided – Bless Your holy name for ever and ever,

AMEN

Our Abba Father

Dear heavenly Father I bless You and praise Your name that I sould be called Your child and that I can come before Your throne of grace ABBA – my Father.

Thank You that I have been born into Your family and have been made a joint-heir with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank You that I have been given the indwelling Holy Spirit to lead and guide and have not been given the spirit of fear.

Lead me Father in the way that You would have me go and may all glory and blessing be given to You – for only You are worthy of our praise and worship.

AMEN

Showers of Blessings

Dear Lord, You have poured water on a dry and thirsty land – You have poured out rivers of living water into my heart and streams in the desert of my soul and I praise and bless Your holy name.

Loving Lord my Country has forgotten You and has turned her back on You Who are the only source of blessings – and we have sown the bitter winds of wrath and are beginning to reap the whirlwind – for we have turned aside from the truth of the gospel and have tried to drink the brackish waters in the broken cisterns of our lives.

Look down in pity on my country and may Your eyes search to and fro and seek out those that know and love the truth – and Father in Your grace and pity, pour out blessings on our land and those that love You – for the sake of Your only beloved Son, who died to rescue us all.

Bless my land and bless my people and bless me I pray in Jesus name,

AMEN

Prayer for Spiritual Blessings

Dear Lord You have told us that the man that does not walk in the ways of the world and refuses to be influenced by the trinkets that this world offers and puts their trust in You is blessed indeed.

Bless me Lord, I pray with love in times of hatred; goodness in times of hostility; peace in times of strife; hope in the midst of despair – faith in the times of testings and joy in the times of pain – for my hope is in You alone.

You also told us that the one who delights in You and meditates on Your word is like a fruitful tree that is planted by the rivers of water.

Bless me Lord, I pray, with those blessings that only come from You.

Amen

 

Thank you for more blessings than I can count

I thank Thee for blessings, more than I can count. Forgive my ingratitude. Strengthen my faith with a fuller revelation of Thyself.

Father God, I like to think of You as Jesus taught us to pray, saying “When ye pray, say, OUR Father”.

In Christ’s name, I pray.

Amen.

 

Thanks For Blessings ReceivedLoving Father how we praise and thank You for Your many and great blessings that You have showered over us all, despite our foolish rebelling and sinful pride. How great You are and what a gracious God that You should care for such as me.

Thank You Father for Your unconditional and everlasting love towards me. May I grow more and more to be like You and guide and teach me in all that I say and do that I may do all according to Your will.

I ask You to continue to pour our Your bountiful blessings and mercy on me and my whole family – and I ask this in the name of the lovely Lord Jesus,

Amen

The Blessing Of Our New Baby

Praise Your holy name for the blessing of our precious baby that You have so graciously given to us. You told us to be fruitful and multiply and I thank You that You have blessed me by making me fruitful – truly, children are a blessed blessing from the Lord.

I remember reading that You blessed Sarah with Isaac and Hannah with her Samuel and now in Your grace You have blessed me with my own precious blessing.

I bless Your name for ever and ever and pray that my little one in turn may be a blessing to You. Give me wisdom to bring up this little one to love and to trust You as their Saviour – Guard and guide – keep and protect us all in the days that lie ahead and bring us all into Your everlasting kingdom of Your dear Son – as we wait for that Blessed hope – the glorious appearing of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray.

Amen

The Greatest Blessing – Jesus

Our dear heavenly Father, may Your name be glorified for You alone are worthy, for You looked down on our pitiful race and chose to give Your only Beloved Son to be the perfect sacrifice to pay the price for my sins and those of the whole world.

There are no words that are sufficient enough to praise and bless You for all that You have poured over the heads of Your children and into the hearts of those that love and trust You.

Thank You for the riches of the glory of the manifold blessings that by YOUR GRACE You have give to us all – not only in this world but in the ages to come and for everlasting… You alone are worthy of our thanks and praise and we bless Your name for ever and ever,

AMEN

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7 Steps to Forgiveness – Prayer for Forgiveness – Prayers to Pray

Forgiveness can be gut-wrenching, hard work. It’s also a process that can take time, especially if the wounds are deep. But forgiveness opens the way for you to be healed. Sometimes, it even restores the broken relationship.If you know you need to forgive, but you also know that your heart is not ready, start with step one and go from there.

1. Name the offense as clearly as possible. It’s hard for us to forgive something that isn’t clear to us.**

2. Find someone trustworthy and non-judgmental to listen to your story. Having someone listen and understand is a powerful part of healing. Journaling prayers to God, crying with a trusted friend, or seeking help from a qualified counselor are all effective ways to open up about your story.

3. Let yourself feel the pain. We all want to skip this part. Even Jesus prayed to the Father, asking to skip the cross (Matthew 26:39). Yet the pain Jesus endured because of our sin was part of God’s plan. Often, we’d prefer to be angry because we think it will hurt less. However, forgiveness requires allowing ourselves to feel and express the pain caused by others’ actions.

4. Know that some of your feelings will be ugly. It doesn’t help to tell yourself that you “shouldn’t feel that way.” The fact is you do feel that way. Facing the truth before God is the beginning of freedom (John 8:32).

5. Make an honest assessment of your reaction to the harm done to you. Often our reactions are as sinful as the offense against us. This awareness will help you keep a realistic perspective as you wade through your feelings and take responsibility for how you may have hurt others.

6. Decide whether you want to confront the offender. The rule of thumb I use is simple. If it’s a relationship I want to preserve, I make the effort. If not, I let it go. We all have finite amounts of emotional energy. It isn’t wise to spend it in unprofitable places. Prayer will help clarify your decision.

7. Understand that forgiveness takes time. Sometimes it takes years. Starting out, it may be a daily battle not to accuse the other person over and over in your mind, but as you persevere and seek God’s help, forgiveness will become easier and you will find joy and freedom.

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Prayer for Strength and Guidance – God will guide you always – Receive strength and guidance

Prayer for Strength and Guidance

“The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” Isaiah 58:11These amazing words show the heart of our Father God toward us when we turn from shallow worship to true, heartfelt worship of God. Then we can rest upon His wonderful promise.“He will guide you always.” 
If confusion confronts your way and you don’t know what to do, set your heart firmly upon trusting Him one step, one day at a time. He promises to go before you. Thank Him that He sees the road ahead and will never leave you as He guides you through the maze. If shallow worship has become familiar to you, anchor yourself afresh to His steadfast love and care, and trust Him through the challenges. 

“He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.”
As you realign your heart with God’s and determine to trust His love, even when all around you is desert sand, He will meet your needs. It may look different than you are used to, but watch for His hand and thank Him for every morsel and every evidence of provision. Look to Him to dissipate the stress in your body and the tension in your mind as you feel Him strengthen your frame.

“You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”
When your eyes look first to God with gratitude that He is walking close beside you, guiding your steps and guarding your soul, you will feel His peace. This peace will keep you anchored, steady, and strengthened to walk through each day, step by step. This peace will settle you, and will be enough to share with others.

Here is a suggested prayer to receive strength and guidance:

Father God, thank You that You have promised to guide me always, not just when I am up and on track, but always. Today I lean hard on that promise. I ask You to continue to show me the way to walk, step by step.  Father, sometimes I feel like a sun-scorched land… yet You promise to meet my needs even there. Today I acknowledge I need You. My worship of You has been shallow and I ask Your forgiveness. I am parched and I look to You to give me emotional strength, spiritual insight, and physical stamina when things around me seem to be drying up. Thank You Father that Your tender care encompasses all of me. Help me to draw on that care today and to praise You for it! Thank You that You are my anchor. Help me to worship You with awe and wonder as I trust in Your love for me. I pray this in the strong name of Jesus, amen.

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Praying the Promises of God

The challenges of life can be overwhelming and we often don’t know the way out. In the face of heartbreak and disappointment, what do we do?We need to look up beyond our situation onto the One from whom our help comes. We need to search the Scriptures, and find promises that relate to our situation and start praying them, trusting God to bring them to pass in our lives. We need to learn how to pray God’s promises.

In order to see fulfillment of the promises of God, we need to first come to terms with the fact that these promises are available specifically to us! He wants to fulfill His promises in our lives. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a part to play in their fulfillment: we need to believe His promises and confess them. 

“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God” (2 Corinthians 1:20).

There are many examples in Scripture of how God made — and fulfilled — His promises to His people. Here are just a few.

Abraham
God promised to give Abraham a son through his wife Sarah, even though both of them had passed child-bearing age. It looked impossible, but Abraham chose to believe God; and when he was 100-years-old, his son Isaac was born!

Solomon
When Solomon became the king, he asked for wisdom. The Bible says that God gave Solomon a “breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.”

The Israelites
When they cried out to God to give them rest, He did. In fact, all of the promises God made to the Israelites through Moses were fulfilled.

David
God made a covenant with David to protect his family. And because of that promise, his house was spared from destruction.

Mary
The Lord sent the angel Gabriel to the virgin Mary to tell her that she would conceive and give birth to a son. Even though this was against the laws of nature, she chose to believe the word of the Lord, and it happened exactly like she was told!

The Bible tells us Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. If He made promises in the past and fulfilled them, then He will do the same today. He hasn’t changed.

Why should we rely on His promises?

  • He cannot lie: “…in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time” (Titus 1:2).
  • He is faithful: “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).
  • He is able to bring it to pass: “…being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised” (Romans 4:21).

What’s our part?

We need to believe and trust Him who has made the promise. It might take a while for God to fulfill His promise (and in fact He may choose to not to fulfill it until we get to heaven), so that means we have to persevere when things don’t happen as quickly as we would like. But that’s where patience comes in. It’s not just sitting around waiting, but actively holding onto the promises of God, declaring them by faith, regardless of the situation or challenge we are going through.

There are promises that cover whatever area of challenge you may currently be facing. Do you need healing? Wisdom? The ability to pay the bills? Whatever it is, you can pray one of God’s promises that relates to your issue, and hold onto it.

How to Pray God’s Promises

1. Search the Bible to find God’s promises and thank Him for each one of them
“At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws” (Psalm 119:62).

Some of the promises you can believe God for are healing, provision, protection, salvation, and His unfailing love.

2. Meditate on them
“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Joshua 1:8).

To mediate means to think deeply and carefully about something for a period of time. Focus your mind on the promise that you are trusting God for, and think about how great a God you serve!

3. Personalize them
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29).

Personalizing God’s promises simply means to make the promises yours. For example, if you are believing God for healing, use a verse like Isaiah 53:5 to shape your prayer: He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”

4. Speak them daily in faith
“It is written: ‘I believed; therefore, I have spoken.’ Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak” (2 Corinthians 4:13).

Our words are like seeds. What we speak determines what we eventually see as harvest.

5. Exercise patience
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay. But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back. (Hebrews 10:36-39).

Why do we need to have patience? Because some these promises might take some time before they manifest. There can be various reasons why, either known or unknown. God may choose to keep His promise in heaven rather than here on earth.

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Effective Prayer – Prayers to pray – Prayer

It’s one thing to pray, but quite another to pray effectively. You can learn to pray with confidence, knowing that God is listening and will act for your good according to His will.

“…but the people who know their God will display strength and take action.” Daniel 11:32

One of the greatest needs in the Christian community is for Christians to discover and experience the privilege and power of effective prayer. Dr. Bill Bright wrote, “History records no significant movement of the Spirit of God that has not been preceded by a very strong prayer emphasis. And understandably so, because the omnipotent God has chosen to communicate with individuals through prayer as well as through His inspired Word.” Dr. Bright went on to say, “Our Savior Himself, to whom all authority in heaven and earth was given, spent much time praying while here on earth. Now seated at the right hand of God the Father, He intercedes on our behalf. Since He is our example, we can rightly conclude that the ministry of prayer is the highest calling a Christian can have. A vast reservoir of power, wisdom, and grace becomes available to us through prayer.”

I invite you to join me in praying that God will continue to use fasting and prayer to help set ablaze the Body of Christ and send revival in this critical moment of history for our beloved nations and for the Church. I urge you to join others who have committed themselves to fasting and prayer and to teaching these disciplines to other Christians, inspiring believers to trust our sovereign God to send revival to our needy nation and world.

God’s power is released mightily as we commit ourselves to praying effectively. In Acts 4 we read how the Christians prayed together with one heart, mind, and spirit. All the believers were united as they lifted their voices in prayer (Acts 4:24). The result was a great boldness in sharing God’s message (Acts 4:31).

It is our earnest prayer that you will be directed and enabled by the Holy Spirit to become personally involved in praying for a worldwide revival and spiritual awakening. Also, that you will be actively involved in boldly sharing God’s good news with people in your sphere of influence.

To be effective in our prayers, first of all, we must be open to God’s will and direction for our lives as revealed through His Word.

As we read and study the scripture, we will learn what the will of God the Father is, and as we know His will, we can pray and ask according to it. 2 Peter 3:9 tells us that it is not the will of the Lord that any perish and that He desires all to come to repentance.  Therefore, when I pray for those around me who do not know Christ, I can be sure that I am praying according to God’s will.

The Word of God also tells me that I am the Lord’s witness. “You are my witnesses,’ declares the Lord'” (Isaiah 43:10). This means that I do not only pray for the lost, but I also go and tell them what I have seen, heard, and experienced of the Lord. I go and share the good news of God’s love and forgiveness with them. 

Hearing and knowing God’s Word and then going and doing according to His Word will result in many answers to our prayers.

“”I love the Lord because He hears my prayers and answers them. Because He bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I breathe!”” Psalm 116:1-2 (Living Bible).

Spending time developing our own personal relationship with the Lord is a valuable investment of our time. God has made it possible for us to communicate with Him through our prayers. He speaks to us through His Word, the Bible. Therefore, the more we pray and read His Word, the deeper our relationship with Him will be.

A simple guide to help us be more effective in our communication with God can be remembered by the acronymn ACTS.

  • Adoration. This means we worship God for Who He is rather than just for what He does. In adoration we verbalize our worship, praise, honor, and exaltation of God. Many of the Psalms help us focus on the attributes of God, such as His loving kindness, His mercy, His majesty, and many other attributes. Adoration is expressing our love for Him through our words.
  • Confession. As we begin our prayer with worshipful adoration of God, the Holy Spirit will often reveal any sin in our life that needs to be confessed. To confess means “to agree with.” In other words, I agree with God concerning my sin — that it is sin. I also agree with God that the blood of Jesus Christ has paid for that sin. This leads me to thank Him for His forgiveness.
  • Thanksgiving. Giving thanks expresses faith, and faith pleases God. In giving thanks we are verbally expressing our gratefulness and appreciation for what God does. Thanksgiving is a way of telling God, “I trust You.” It is the opposite of whining and becoming bitter.
  • Supplication. Supplication is telling God our requests. We can pray for everything that concerns our lives, as well as for the needs of others. ACTS helps our prayers stay focussed on God’s priorities for us.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6.

“When I make a request to God, how can I pray with confidence?” 

Four key words answer this question.

  1. Abide. Abiding is the key to successful praying. In John 15:7 Jesus states, “If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, ask whatever you will and it shall be done for you.” Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the Word of Christ richly dwell within you.”
  2. Ask. Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:7, 8, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened.” Someone has said, when we get to heaven we’ll find a lot of unopened packages with our name on them because we did not claim them through prayer.
  3. Believe. In Matthew 21:22 we read, “Everything you ask in prayer, believing you shall receive.” Faith, which is an attitude of believing, pleases God.
  4. Receive. If you are abiding in Christ, and if you have asked, believing, get ready to receive the answer. In other words, when you pray for rain, carry an umbrella. John 16:24 says, “Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.”
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Prayers You Can Pray!

Like in any relationship, it can be a little hard at first to know what to say. Praying is no different! It might start off a bit rocky, but the more you talk to God, the more natural it will feel. Pretty soon praying will become a regular part of your life. 

No matter what situation you’re in, God wants to hear from you. He wants to lead and guide you, give you wisdom, provide for you, and protect you. Though He doesn’t always answer in the way we would like, He does always answer.

Here are a few prayers for when you’re at a loss for words. So go ahead, and start the conversation!

When you want to commit your life to God for the first time:

Lord Jesus, I want to know You personally. Thank You for dying on the cross for me. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be. Amen.

When you want Him to be the center of your life:

Dear Jesus, I want you in the center of my life and I commit, through your power, to serve and obey you anytime, anywhere, at any cost, to do anything. Amen.

If you just prayed one of these prayers, we’d love for you to talk to us.

When you renew your commitment to God:

Father, into Your hands I commit my spirit. For it is Your business, not mine. You will know every shade of my suffering; You will care for me with Your perfect Fatherhood. (George MacDonald)

When you first wake up:

Dear Lord, I give You my hands to do Your work, my feet to go Your way, my eyes to see as You see, my tongue to speak Your words, my mind that You may think in me, my spirit that You may pray in me. Above all, I give You my heart so that You may love through me. Amen.

When you are scared:

Father God, I am feeling fearful today. Life seems uncertain and out of control. I know that the Bible says, “Perfect love casts out fear.” You alone are perfect love; would You please remove this fear I feel and replace it with confidence in You? I trust that You will take care of me — moment by moment, day by day. In Jesus’ name, amen.

When you want to be in God’s will:

Lord Jesus, keep me in Your will. Don’t let me go mad by poking about outside it. (Corrie Ten Boom)

When you need wisdom and direction:

Father God, there are so many decisions to make, and I don’t know what to do. You said if we lack wisdom, all we need to do ask. So I humbly ask that You would pour wisdom into my mind today, and may the right choices be clear as I discern Your will. Thank You!

When you are sick:

Father, I am feeling lousy today. I ache all over and feel very weak. You said that Your grace is sufficient for me. Please strengthen me and give me joy, no matter how I feel physically. Amen

For your children and/or grandchildren:

Lord, I am so glad that You know each of our children and grandchildren by name. I forget about that, sometimes. Thank You for sending Your angels to surround each one of them and for protecting them today. Father, please turn their minds and hearts toward You. Help them to want to please You in everything they think, say, and do. Thank You!

When you are moving:

Lord, I have such mixed feelings about moving. There are so many memories here in this house, but I know it’s time to go. Thank You that despite all the changes going on in my life right now, You never change. You are and always will be a constant in my life. Help me to remember that when I am packing and unpacking. Amen.

When you want to be reflecting Christ:

Lord, make my life a window for Your light to shine through, and a mirror to reflect Your love to all I meet. Amen.

When you’re in conflict:

Dear God, when Your son Jesus died and rose from the dead, He broke down walls of hostility. Father, You know the conflict I am having right now. I don’t know how to resolve it. Thank You that You are my Savior. Please save and restore this relationship. Amen

For others:

Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give Your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend Your sick ones, O Lord Christ. Rest Your weary ones. Bless Your dying ones. Soothe Your suffering ones. Pity Your afflicted ones. Shield Your joyous ones. And all for Your love’s sake. Amen. (Prayed by Father Timothy Kavanagh)

For thanksgiving:

For health and strength and daily food, we praise Your name, O God. Amen.

When you need more faith:

Teach me to treat all that comes to me with peace of soul and with firm conviction that Your will govern all. Amen. (Prayed by Elisabeth Elliot)

When your marriage seems to be falling apart:

Dear God, our marriage is really shaky right now. I really don’t want it to break-up. Show me ways I could show (name) I love and care for her/him. You are merciful. Please show Your mercy by helping us love each other more. Thank You! Amen.

For protection:

Father God, I need Your protection. My family needs protection. Help me to love and respect You more. Amen.

For being an instrument for God:

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.

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