Psalm 91, 68, 35, and Zechariah 2:5
Psalm 4:8: I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 91:11: For He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
Psalm 127:1: Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
Ephesians 6:12: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
God I ask in Jesus’s name today and for always place a hedge of protection and a wall of fire all around me. Give your angels charge over me to guard, protect, and rescue me from the terror that stalks by night, the weapons that fly by day, and the destruction that devastates at noon. Let no evil or any afflictions come near me or my dwelling place. Be my refuge, fortress, my ever present help in the time of trouble. Cover me under Your wings. Cause me to lie down in peace and sleep. O Lord make me to dwell in safety. Lord You be the watchman over my life, family, and home.
God cause me to be victorious. Honor me with excellent health, and a long healthy prosperous, productive life in Christ Jesus. Let the mind that is in Christ Jesus be in me. Bless me with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding when it comes to spiritual warfare. Teach me how to war in the Holy Spirit using the Word of God, through faith and trust in You, obedience, prayer, fasting, praise and worship unto You. Let me adopt the “God Only” Strategy of Warfare. Bless me Lord Jesus to dress for success daily (The Whole Armor of God/ Ephesians 6:10-18).
God You arise in my life and cause my enemies to be scattered (psychologically, spiritually, and physically)that come to fight, torment, steal, kill, and discourage me. Fight against all those who fight against me. Take hold of Your weapons Lord Jesus. Draw out Your sword and wound the head of my enemies. Say to my soul, I am your salvation. I will protect you.
God vindicate me according to Your righteousness. Do not let my enemies rejoice over me. Let no weapon form against me ever prosper. Utterly destroy all the evil plans of my enemies. Disappoint, humiliate, and cause my enemies to be greatly ashamed. Distract, frustrate, and confuse their minds. Cause them to turn on themselves. Into the very destruction that they planned for me, let them fall. Trouble my enemies in their sleep and during the day. Let them say, I will have nothing to do with this just person: for I have suffered many things in dreams because of them.
God save, deliver, and cause my enemies to come to know You, love You, and walk in obedience to Your Word and Will for their lives. Let their lifestyle be shaped by the Word of God. Cause them to walk in the love and integrity of Christ Jesus. God all that I have asked of You in this prayer, please do the same for the writer of this prayer, all those I love, care about, and those who love and care about me. Thank You Lord Jesus for answering this prayer with a yes, so be it, and it is so. Amen.
by Encourager Linda Flagg, M.A., B.S., BCPLC
Board Certified Professional Life Coach
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“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland.” (NIV)
Don’t be afraid to keep moving on,
For what was before, now has gone,
God wants to accomplish so much more,
But we need to move forward in the Lord.
© By M.S. Lowndes, Based on Isaiah 43:18-19
Pressing Toward the Goal
“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (NKJV)
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (KJV)
2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (KJV)
“The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger.” (NLT)
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (KJV)
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (KJV)
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (KJV)
1 Peter 2:1-2
“Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, and all guile, insincerity, envy, and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and like living stones, let yourselves be built* into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (NRSV)
1 Peter 2:2
“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” (KJV)
“Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.” (NASB)
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (KJV)
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (KJV)
“but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.” (NIV)
“There is surely a future hope for you,
and your hope will not be cut off.” (NIV)
“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.” (KJV)
“Commit your works to the LORD
And your plans will be established.” (NASB)
Romans 12:1 -2
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (KJV)
“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” (KJV)
“Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.” (KJV)
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (KJV)
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” (KJV)
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (NLT)
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (KJV)
A prayer for deliverance and guidance
“Hear my prayer, O Lord,
Give ear to my supplications!
Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness!
And do not enter into judgment with Your servant,
For in Your sight no man living is righteous.
For the enemy has persecuted my soul;
He has crushed my life to the ground;
He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead.
Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me;
My heart is appalled within me. I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all Your doings;
I muse on the work of Your hands.
I stretch out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah.
Answer me quickly, O Lord, my spirit fails;
Do not hide Your face from me,
Or I will become like those who go down to the pit.
Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning;
For I trust in You;
Teach me the way in which I should walk;
For to You I lift up my soul.
Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies;
I take refuge in You.
Teach me to do Your will,
For You are my God;
Let Your good Spirit lead me on level [f]ground.
For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me.
In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
And in Your lovingkindness, cut off my enemies
And destroy all those who afflict my soul,
For I am Your servant.”
This prayer is a bold declaration if you are praying for yourself. It can be used in every day prayer time or if you are like me a programme of prayer for a special period. You can also pray for your ones or interces for bothers/sisters, friends in need.
You can use this, also, with the prayer from Ephesians 6, just changing the last part after prayer with this one.
Declaration prayer from Ephesians 6:12-18
“Therefore i’m/________ puting on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, i/____ may be able to stand my/_____ ground, and after i/_____ have done everything, to stand.
I/______ stand firm now, with the belt of truth buckled around my/_____ waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with my/____ feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
In addition to all this, i/_____ take the shield of faith, with which i/_____ extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
I/______ take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
I’m/______ praying in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, i’m/_____ alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
by Doar urme
Father, I plead that we would speak the truth in love to each other, honestly and openly sharing our feelings with each other (Ephesians 4:15, 25).
Lord, I pray that our marriage will glorify You and be an example of Your intention for marriage (1 Corinthians 10:31).
God, I plead that You would give us wisdom and compassion in dealing with our in-laws (Matthew 5:7).
Father, bless and strengthen our marriage in the midst of the pressure and problems of our lives (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Father, I ask You to protect our marriage from the attacks of Satan. Deliver us from his evil, destructive plans (1 Peter 5:8).
Father, grant that we might find great delight and joy in each other (Proverbs 5:18).
Lord God, I pray that You would deepen and strengthen our friendship to each other (Proverbs 17:17).
Father, I plead that Your power would sustain and give stability to this marriage (Jeremiah 32:17).
Father, help us to discern and deal with those things that hinder and hurt our relationship (Psalm 139:23-24).
Father, I ask that our strengths would match and overcome our weaknesses (Genesis 2:20-23).
I pray that we would be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving one another even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven us (Ephesians 4:32).
I plead that we would be sensitive to the needs and hurts of each other. Enable us to minister to each other in these areas (Matthew 20:28).
God, create within us a hunger for each other. Let us be satisfied with one another (Proverbs 5:19-20).
I plead that You would give us a heart to seek after You and serve You all the days of our lives (Psalm 63:1).
Father, I pray that You would grant us the wisdom and power to gain and use our finances wisely (Proverbs 3:9-10).
Lord, I ask that You would deliver us from pettiness and unforgiveness in our relationship (Matthew 18:20-21).
Father, I plead that we will surrender all that we are and all that we have to each other (Genesis 2:24-25).
I pray that we would love You with all our being and our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-40).
Lord God, I ask that we would love and obey Your Word, building our lives, marriage, and family on its truth (Psalm 119:97).
Father, I plead that we would be patient with each other in all the circumstances of life (1 Corinthians 13:4).
Father, I pray that we will be kind and gentle to each other through the ups and downs of our life together (1 Corinthians 13:4).
Father, I ask that we would not let any jealousy or envy gain ground in our relationship (1 Corinthians 13:4).
God, I plead that we will always seek what is best for our relationship (1 Corinthians 13:5).
Lord, I pray that we will share each other’s burdens and hurts (1 Corinthians 13:5).
Father, enable us to overcome the pride in our lives. Set us free from the pride that will hinder and hurt our marriage (1 Corinthians 13:5).
Lord, I ask that we would not be rude or thoughtless concerning each other (1 Corinthians 13:5).
God, deliver us from the selfishness that would hinder and hurt our relationship (1 Corinthians 13:5).
Lord, I ask that we would rejoice in each other’s strengths and gifts and would pray concerning our weaknesses and sins (1 Corinthians 13:6).
Father, I pray that You would give us a love that bears all things, believes all things, and hopes all things (1 Corinthians 13:7).
Lord, I plead that You would create in us a love that will endure the stress and problems that we will face (1 Corinthians 13:7).
Father, I ask that our love for one another will never fail (1 Corinthians 13:8).
Father, I plead that we would be faithful to attend and serve in the church of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 10:25).
Job 33:4 The Spirit of God has made _______, the breath of the Almighty gives him life.
Psalm 51: 10 Create in _______ a pure heart, Oh God, and renew a steadfast Spirit within him.
Psalm 139: 7 Where can _______ go from Your Spirit? Where can he flee from Your presence?
Ezekiel 11: 19-20 I will give _______ an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them. I will remove from _______ his heart of stone and give him a heart of flesh. Then _______ will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. He will be my people, and I will be his God.
Ezekiel 36: 24 – 27
For I will take _______ out of the nations; I will gather him from all the countries and bring _______ back into his own land. I will sprinkle clean water on _______, and _______ will be clean. I will cleanse _______ form all his impurities and from all his idols. I will give _______ a new heart, and put a new Spirit in _______; I will remove from _______ his heart of stone and give _______ a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit in _______ and move _______ to follow My decrees and be careful to keep My laws.
Joel 2: 12 – 14
“Even now”, declares the Lord, return to me _______ with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning”. Rend your heart _______ and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and He relents from sending calamity. Who knows? He may turn and have pity and leave behind a blessing – grain offerings and drink offering for the Lord your God.
Zecharia 4: 6
Then he answered and spake unto _______, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Matthew 3: 11
I indeed baptize _______ with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize _______ with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
John 7: 38
_______, He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
John 14: 26
But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach _______ all things, and bring all things to _______’s remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto _______.
John 16: 13
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide _______ into all truth. He will not speak only what He hears, and He will tell _______ what is yet to come.
Acts 1: 5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye _______ shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
Acts 2: 38 Then it is said unto _______, Repent, and be baptized _______ in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
John 20: 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on _______ and saith unto _______, Receive ye the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2: 4 And _______ was filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Romans 8: 9 But ye _______ are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Romans 8: 26 – 27
In the same way, the Spirit also helps _______ in his weakness, for we do not know how to pray as we should. But the Spirit himself intercedes with groans too deep for words, and the one who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, for the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to God’s will.
1 Co 2: 10 – 13
But God has revealed those things to _______ by his Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the deep things of God. Is there anyone who can understand his own thoughts except by his own inner spirit? In the same way, no one can know the thoughts of God except God’s Spirit. Now, _______ has not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who comes from God, so that he can understand the things that were freely given to him by God. We don’t speak about these things in words taught us by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, as we explain spiritual things to spiritual people.
1 Co 6: 19 – 20
_______, you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God, don’t you? You do not belong to yourself, because you were bought for a price. Therefore, glorify God with your bodies.
2 Co 3: 8
_______, will not the Spirit’s ministry have even more glory?
2 Co 5: 4-5
So while _______ are still in this tent, he sighs under his burdens, because he does not want to put it off but to put it on, so that his dying bodie may be swallowed up by life. God has prepared _______ for this and has given _______ his Spirit as a guarantee.
Gal 5: 16 – 18
So I say, live by the Spirit _______, and you will never fulfill the desires of the flesh. For what the flesh wants is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit wants is opposed to the flesh. They are opposed to each other, and so _______ you do not do what you want to do. But if you are being led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Gal 5: 22 -25
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. Now _______ who belongs to Christ Jesus has crucified his flesh with its passions and desires. If _______ live by the Spirit, let _______ also be guided by the Spirit.
Eph 1: 13 – 14
_______, You too, have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed in him you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of your inheritance until the redemption of God’s own possession, to his praise and glory.
Eph 5: 17 – 21
Therefore _______, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Stop getting drunk with wine, which leads to wild living, but keep on being filled with the Spirit. Then you will recite to one another psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. _______ will sing and make music to the Lord with his heart. _______ will always give thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. And _______, you will submit yourselves to one another out of reverence for Christ.
2 Th 2: 13 – 14
At all times we are obligated to thank God for you _______, brothers who are loved by the Lord, because God chose you to be the first fruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through faith in the truth. With this purpose in mind, he called you _______ through our proclamation of the gospel so that you would obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Th 5: 19
_______, Do not put out the Spirit’s fire.