Overcoming a Compulsion to Please People
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. In the name of Jesus I cast down the compulsion to please people. Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: see if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Amen.
Overcoming a Compulsion to Please People
The Father’s Love
Father, I thank You for the great love You have bestowed upon me, that I should be called a child of God! I submit to Your Word that is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of my heart. In the name of Jesus I repent and renounce anger, bitterness and depression. In the name of Jesus, I look inside that I might experience Your love that is imparted to me. Amen.
Free From Condemnation
Thank You for releasing me from guilt and shame. I am in Christ Jesus, walking not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, and I am no longer under condemnation. I am blessed; my iniquities are forgiven, and my sins covered. The Lord is not bringing any charge against me. You are not counting my sin against me, and in my spirit is no deceit. Thank You for giving me the grace to accept and forgive myself for I am wonderfully made. In the name of Jesus, You are my Creator. Amen.
Identified with Christ (continued)
Father, I thank You for sending Your Son to redeem me from the curse of the law. In him I have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of my trespasses, according to the riches of Your grace. I was included in Christ when I heard the word of truth, the gospel of my salvation. Having believed, I was marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, a deposit guaranteeing my inheritance until the redemption of those who are Your possession–to the praise of Your glory. It is Christ in me the hope of glory! Amen.
Identified with Christ
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed me with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. You chose me before the foundation of the world, that I should be holy and blameless before You. In love You predestined me to adoption as a son/daughter through Jesus Christ to Yourself, according to the good intention of Your will, and to the praise of the glory of Your grace, which You freely bestowed on me in the Beloved. In the name of Jesus, I thank You for loving me. Amen.
Overcoming Fear and Shame
Father, fear and shame have energized my compulsive behavior, and I ask forgiveness for allowing my heart to be troubled and afraid. I trusted in earthly, sensual wisdom for protection and I was turned back in utter shame. But, You, Lord with an everlasting salvation have saved me; I will never be put to shame or disgraced. Because my Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Father, You are my source of love, forgiveness and acceptance. All other sources have left me emotionally wounded and confused. I built my walls of self-protection, turned my back on You and the spring of living water; I dug my own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water. I repent of my transgressions. In the name of Jesus, I ask You to cleanse me and take away my guilt. Jesus, I drink from the living water; I believe on You, and out of my innermost being shall flow rivers of living water. Amen.
Father, I thank You for delivering me out of the dominion of darkness and translating me into the kingdom of Your dear Son. You are at work in me, helping me work out my own salvation. I yield to the ministry of transformation as You energize and create in me the desire and will to face the problematic issues in my life. In the name of Jesus, I crush, smash and dissolve the stronghold of denial. Then I shall know the truth and the truth will set me free. Amen.
Prayer for the Nations
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…. There is a river whose streams shall make glad the people of God. God is in our midst and we shall not be moved; God will help us. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. We proclaim that God will be exalted among the nations; He will be exalted in the earth. Amen