Thursday, 23 April 2009

A season of prayer; Day 39

A prayer when it seems all of hell is breaking loose in my life

O Lord, my God how excellent is your name in all the earth. You are God and there is none like you. You are God and no one can stand in your place, no one can boast of your resume. Is it your contact details, you reside in the heavens and the earth is your footstool, you are a God who is ever accessible, we boldly approach your presence through the blood of the lamb that was shed for us, we never get a busy signal when we call for your word has already told us that when we draw close to you, you will draw close to us.

Your qualifications as the Almighty God speaks for itself. You are the one who created the heavens and the earth, you decree a thing and watch it come to pass. You, who are not a man to lie, willing and able to do of your good pleasure, the teacher who was never taught, the Father who was never born. O Lord indeed, there is no one and there is nothing that can be compared to you. Unchanging Changer, Multibreasted God, ElShaddai, covenant keeping God, there is no one like you.

Father, your word says that men always ought to pray and not faint. You said we should pray without ceasing, that if we humble ourselves to pray (for prayer involves admitting that I don't have what it takes)and seek your face, you will hear from heaven and answer us. O Lord, I see the devil trying to wreak havoc in my life, you already warned me not to be ignorant of the devil's devices for he goes around like a roaring lion seeking whom he can devour, you also told me that i do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, rulers of darkness and evil imaginations and that if I resist the devil he will flee from me.

Today I stand in the authority of your word, I choose to fight this battle spiritually for I know the devil's hand is in this. You have given me authority to trample upon snakes and scorpions and to overcome ALL the power of the enemy. I boldly declare peace to the storm that is brewing. You said that even though we go through fire it won't harm us and when we go through the waters, there you will be with us. I CHOOSE PEACE and LIFE. Devil, you are a liar, you have always been and will continue to be. My family is covered with the blood of Jesus which speaks better things than the blood of Abel. From this moment, I declare that as it is the will of God in heaven concerning my family so shall it be here on earth.

Every evil force must bow because I have mentioned the name of Jesus. Expose the enemy for what he is. You are the most High God, the one who sees all. Father, take total control, as I pick up the phone, speak through me, empower me with boldness to say the right things, give me divine insight and go before me to work on the hearts of the listeners that they may heed to the right path and open their eyes to see the truth. Father, enable us to do what is right not what people expect but what you expect from us in Jesus name. Thank you Father for I know that I am guaranteed an answer. I can sense your presence, working good in our lives. Thank you Father, thank you Lord. In Jesus name I have prayed. Amen.

May God arise, may his enemies be scattered;may his foes flee before him. As smoke is blown away by the wind, may you blow them away;as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God. But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful....The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary...Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Selah.Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death. Selected verses from Psalm 68

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

A season of prayer: Day 38

A Prayer when I feel inadequate

O Lord you are my God
And I will ALWAYS praise you
I will seek you in the morning
I will praise you all of my days
And step by step
you'll lead me
And I will follow you all of my days
(Author, you are acknowledged, couldn't find you on Google, sorry)

As we worship in your presence
there is healing
the Holy Spirit's gentle touch
is flowing
BELIEVER believes
there is healing in your name
Almighty Father
We lift our hands to you
We receive the power
to heal as you would do
(Bob Fitts, capitals mine)

You're all I want
You're all I've ever needed
You're all I want
(Kelly Carpenter, 1994)

Dear Daddy, the songwriters portray the feelings in my heart. Like P-Square will sing, no one be like you, even though I've searched many places and seen many faces, who can take the place of my God. The Omnipotent (omni-potential, Thanks Bishop Bismark!), Omniscient, all seeing and all knowing God. The One who sees the real Believer and loves her anyway. Loves her with her weaknesses and frailties, loves her through her doubts, loves her to a place where she is ready to take up her cross daily to follow the Lover of her soul. There is no one like you who can give us grace, that unmerited favour that enables us to receive birthday presents when it is not our birthday! Daddy, I bless your name. Thank you for everything. Thank you for the little things and thank you for the big things. Thank you for the words of prophecy we received at FOL, give me the grace to keep running with them until the prophecy becomes a testimony. Thank you for this season in Jesus name.

Daddy, you know me as in you really know me. Beyond all the layers, you see me naked and you have never been ashamed. These days, I have been struggling so much with feeling inadequate. I look at the tasks, I look at myself, I look back at the task again and wonder how shall these things be? I hear the word and I encourage myself in it but today you showed me that I haven't meditated on it enough therefore the cares of this life and all I need to do keep choking it before it can take root in my life. Daddy, remind me that it has never been about me. It is the Spirit that gives life, you said to me;

"If you are willing, I will speak through you, heal through you, encourage through you, strengthen through you, love through you. Therefore you do not need to worry, what you need to do is FOCUS and spend more time in my presence".

Daddy, I realise that these feelings come when I look at myself and not at you so now I'm looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith and like him for the joy that has been set before me will endure the cross and despise the shame for I know I will reap in my due season if I faint not. I of myself am inadequate but you are Christ in me, my hope of glory. With your help, I will bend my bow (sort out this wonky PCR!) and I will leap over a wall (successfully finish my degree). Your word says I will hear a voice behind me telling me which way to go. Today I choose to have the right attitude about the obstacles on my way. They are opportunities to show yourself strong and mighty. Greater are you O lord in me, than the fears in the world. Your power is astounding and I know you will make a way for me and for us. I am nothing but you are the I AM THAT I AM including I AM THE ANSWER.

I speak light into the darkness, order into disorder. You said speak TO the mountain and not about it, speak TO the darkness and not about it. Life and death are in my tongue and I create my world with my words because I'm your baby and it's in my DNA. Thank you Father, thank you because everytime I pour out my heart unto you, I feel better, I feel stronger, I feel ready to conquer, overcome and take territory. I love you O lord my God for you are good and your mercies endureth forever. Thank you Jesus. Help me to continue to take you at your word for your word is good.

Amen and Amen.

N.B Father please forgive Vera for playing an April fool's trick on me but it was sure funny!!! Hahaha..

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.He alone is my rock and my salvation;he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Selah (Selected verses from Psalm 62)