Month: September 2014

Legal Claims – A Scripture Prayer

Father in Heaven,

Your kingdom come. May your rule and reign be manifest among us here. We come today asking for our daily bread. You know our claims. Just as Your son promised us the Holy spirit, he said that we will no longer ask You anything. “Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete” (John 16:22-24).

So, I come now boldly and freely into your presence, freely asking these things according to your will, sure that you’re listening, confident that what I’ve asked for is as good as mine. So, I pray for our prodigals and ask that you give them life (1 John 5:13-16). Lord, open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in You (Acts 26:18).

Heavenly Father, we are at war. Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12). You have given us authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm us (Luke 10:19). Whatever we bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever we loose on earth will be loosed in heaven (Matthew 18:18). If we make You, the Most High, our dwelling, then no harm will befall us, no disaster will come near to our tents. For You will command Your angels concerning us to guard us in all our ways (Psalm 91:9-11). The bolts of our gates will be iron and bronze, and our strength will equal our days. “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides across the heavens to help us and on the clouds in His majesty. The eternal God is our refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out our enemies before us, saying, ‘Destroy them!’ (Deuteronomy 33:25-27 NIV).

Many are the plans in our spouses’ hearts, but it is YOUR purpose that prevails (Proverbs 19:21). So we are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate (Matthew 19:6). I call upon that promise tonight, right now, in Jesus name! May they have Godly sorrow that brings repentance, leads to salvation and leaves no regret (2 Corinthians 7:10). Lord, we know that their lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps (Jeremiah 10:23).

Whatever we ask for in prayer, and believe that we have received it, then it will be ours (Mark 11:22, 24). Jesus has told us that whoever believes in Him will do the works He had been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because He is with You. And You will do whatever we ask in Jesus’ name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. We may ask You for anything in Jesus’ name, and YOU will do it (John 14:12-14 NIV).

We will not be afraid; we will not be put to shame. We shall not fear disgrace; we will not be humiliated. we will forget the shame of our youth and remember no more the reproach of our widowhood. For our Maker is our spouse— the Lord Almighty is His name— the Holy One of Israel is our Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth. The Lord will call us back as if we were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit— a wife who married young, only to be rejected,” says our God. (Isaiah 54:4-6 NIV) Since You are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of YOUR NAME lead and guide us. Keep us free from the trap that is set for us, for You are our refuge. (Psalm 31:3, 4 NIV)

Forgive us our trespasses. If we confess our sins, You are faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness (‭1 John‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬ NIV). Help us also to forgive our spouses, their non-covenant partners, and those around us who support the sin and persecute us in our stand.

As temptations come our way, strengthen us. We know that no temptation has overtaken us except what is common to mankind. And You are faithful; You will not let us be tempted beyond what we can bear. But when we are tempted, You will also provide a way out so that we can endure it (1 Corinthians 10:13). I claim that promise tonight for myself and my fellow standers and even for our prodigals.

I ask all these things, knowing that you will fulfill them, For no matter how many promises You have made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to Your glory (2 Corinthians 1:20). That is why it is said that Your Word that goes out from Your mouth: It will not return to You empty, but will accomplish what YOU desire and achieve the purpose for which You sent it (Isaiah 55:11). In the name and by the precious blood of Jesus,

Amen.

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