Archive for September, 2013

Daily Prayer for September 30

September 30, 2013

Overcoming Compulsive Behavior

Father, by the grace You have imparted to me, I will test my own actions, and then I will have reason for boasting in regard to myself alone, not comparing myself to anyone else.  My importance and approval comes from You.  I humble myself in Your sight and You will raise me up and cause my life to be significant in the name of Jesus.  I am complete in You.  Amen.

Scripture Reading Galatians 6:4-5 James 4:10 1 Peter 5:6

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Daily Prayer for September 29

September 29, 2013

Releasing Cares

In the name of Jesus, I cast all my anxiety on God, my Father, because He cares for me.  I am self-controlled and alert. The devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  By the power of the Holy Spirit, I resist him, standing firm in the faith…And the God of all grace, who called me to His eternal glory in Christ, after I have suffered a little while, will Himself restore me and make me strong, firm and steadfast.  Thank you, Father, in the name that is above all names—JESUS!  Amen.

Scripture Reading 1 Peter 5:7-10

Daily Prayer for September 28

September 28, 2013

Overcoming Fear of Rejection

Father, even though others may reject me, I am totally accepted by You.  Once I was alienated from You, my God, and I was an enemy in my mind because of my evil behavior. But now You have reconciled me by Christ’s physical body through death to present me holy…without blemish and free from accusation.  You are awesome and altogether lovely.  In the name of Jesus, I resist the temptation to receive the rejection of others by remembering that You have accepted and approved of me. Amen.

Scripture Reading Colossians 1 Ephesians 1

Daily Prayer for September 27

September 27, 2013

Delivered

Today, I give thanks unto the Father…who has delivered me from the power of darkness, and has translated me into the kingdom of His dear Son.  You brought me forth with joy and gladness. I live in the kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  Once I was darkness, but now I am shining light in the Lord, and my goal is to live as a child of light in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Scripture Reading Col. 1:12-13 Psalm 105:43 Romans 14:17 Ephesians 5:8

Daily Prayer for September 26

September 26, 2013

In A Time of Trouble

When I call, give me answers. God, take my side!  Once, in a tight place, You gave me room; now I’m in trouble again: grace me! Hear me!  In my anger I will not sin; when I’m on my bed, I will search my heart and be silent.  My trust is in You, Jehovah, my LORD.   Let the light of Your face shine upon me.  Thank You for filling my heart with great joy.  I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.  Amen.

Scripture Reading Psalm 4

Questions From A Prayer Partner

September 25, 2013

Three questions: 1) Is it scriptural to pray “take back everything Satan has stolen” from a person?  2) If I’m praying in third person or interceding for someone do I put the armor on them?  3) Do I take off my armor and reapply it? 

My Answers

Thank you for your questions.  This is another opportunity to do more prayer research.

First, let me assure you that you are not violating the Word of God when you pray Scriptural Prayers. The subject of prayer is inexhaustible and, I believe, we will be continually learning. When you ask for wisdom in prayer, God gives you the wisdom without finding any fault in you!

The prayer, “Deliverance from Mental Disorder,” is a prayer of intercession.  The sentence, “Jesus, You defeated the devil for ____________, and we take back everything Satan has stolen from him/her,” is based on several scriptures. Paul tells us in Colossians 2:15 that Jesus disarmed principalities and powers….in Ephesians we read that Jesus is the head of the church; we are the church. We are seated in heavenly places together with Jesus who is seated far above all principality, power, might and dominion not only in this age, but also in that which is to come. In Matthew 28 Jesus says that all authority has been given to him. In Matthew 18 Jesus tells us that whatever we bind on earth is bound in heaven…whatever we loose on earth is loosed in heaven…in John 10:10 Jesus said that He had come to give us life more abundantly…it is the thief that comes to steal, kill and destroy.  In the Name of Jesus, our prayers prepare the way for sinners to believe, and come out of the authority of darkness into the kingdom of God’s dear Son.  We place ourselves in agreement with Jesus by praying as He would pray if He were here on earth!!!

Second, when anyone challenges you about praying Scriptural prayers, ask the individual, even your pastor, how you can be praying wrong?  Don’t accept opinions, ask for scripture and verse. Putting the full armor of God on a person you are praying for is far better than praying your opinion. You don’t have to be afraid that “you are protecting any demons that are on people.”

The armor of God, that Jesus wore when He was here on earth, has been provided by God to every believer. No, you do not ever take off your armor, but you can reinforce the “armor” with the prayer any time you desire.  

Let’s look here at the prayer, “To Put on the Armor of God,” which is found in Prayers That Avail Much under the heading of “Personal Prayers of Commitment.”  It is true that I cannot make a commitment for others, but I can pray that the Holy Spirit will give them an understanding of putting on the armor God.  I haven’t hurt them in any way even if I apply the armor of God to them.  The Holy Spirit may be leading you to pray this prayer for them until they see the need to dress themselves in the armor of God. This could be called a “prophetic prayer for the individual.”   The Holy Spirit knows the will of God!!! (Please read Romans 8)

Prayer is not about rules and regulations or formulas, but relationship. The Holy Spirit who is your constant Companion, is also your Prayer Partner! You do not violate God’s will for His children by praying the powerful Scriptural Prayers!

Rise up, O Church!  We are the enforcers of the triumphant victory of our Lord and Jesus Christ!  I encourage all followers of Jesus to study the book of Ephesians…only six (6) chapters. God has given us the power that raised Jesus from the dead.  Because of what God has done for us in Christ Jesus, we can be STRONG IN THE LORD and the POWER OF HIS MIGHT!!!

United in Prayer we Stand!

Germaine Copeland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Prayer for September 25

September 25, 2013

Saved By Grace

My performance and the opinion of others did not save me. It is by grace that I am saved through faith; and that not of myself: it is the gift of God. Not by works of righteousness, which I have done, but according to Your mercy You saved me, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which You shed on me abundantly through Jesus Christ my Savior; that being justified by grace, I should be made an heir according to the hope of eternal life.  Thank You Father-God for Your tender mercies and lovingkindness.  Amen.

Scripture Reading Titus 3:5-7 Ephesians 2:8-9

Daily Prayer for September 24

September 24, 2013

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.

Scripture Reading Proverbs 29:25 (NIV)  Galatians 1:10 (NIV)  Psalm 139:23 (KJV)

Daily Prayer for September 23

September 23, 2013

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.

Scripture Reading 1 John 3:1-2 Hebrews 4:12

Daily Prayer for September 22

September 22, 2013

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.

Scripture Reading Romans 8:1 (KJV)  Romans 4:7-8 (KJV)  Psalm 32:1-2 (KJV)