Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Spiritual Warrior’s Prayer

As we prepare for intercessory prayer this evening at 6:30 at North Raleigh Church of the Nazarene I am moved by Warrior's Prayer that I recently read. It is part of a battle plan for prayer I am developing since seeing the film: War Room.  I commend it to you today.

Good morning Lord. Thank you for assuring me of victory
today. By faith I choose to follow your battle plan and to
prepare myself according to your instruction.

To prepare for the battle ahead, by faith I put on the belt of
truth. Renew my mind to what is true. Fill me with truth.
Expose in my heart the lies that I am tempted to believe. The
truth is that You are a sovereign God who loves me and cares
for me. The truth about me is that I am Your child - bought
and paid for. Nothing can separate me from Your love.
 By faith I put on the breastplate of righteousness.

Today I am committed to do what is right regardless of what it costs me. 
Allow the righteousness of Christ to shine through me today.

 By faith I put on the sandals of the gospel. I am available to
You. Use me in the lives of others. I pray that in my conduct
and speech I would accurately represent you. Make me a
calming presence everywhere I go.

 I now take up the shield of faith. My faith is in You and You
alone. Apart from You I can do nothing. In You I can do all
things. Everything that comes against me must come
through You for I am in you. As you walked without sin on
this earth, live without sin through me today.

By faith I claim victory over _____________ (list some of the temptations I know I will face today). When I face these temptations, remind me that the victory has already been won.

 By faith I put on the helmet of salvation. Thank You for saving me. Thank You for forgiving me. Thank You for sending the Holy Spirit to live inside me. Holy Spirit, I
surrender my will to You today. I surrender my thoughts to You. I choose to take every thought captive to the obedience
of Christ.

And last, I take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. (Claim several promises from scripture.) So Lord, I go now rejoicing that You have chosen me to represent
you to this lost world. May others see Jesus in me. May Satan and his hosts shudder as Your power is manifest through me.

In Jesus name I pray,


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