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Saturday Prayer 31

Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7)

Lord, You are greater than any human power. You created all human power and stand behind it all, sustaining all creation. My trust is not in human power. It comes and it goes. It is strong compared to some but weak compared to others. Human armies and governments have no power against the spiritual powers for “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 6:1-2).

But, Lord, You are greater than all these. Before You, Lord, who can stand? “Now, this I know: the Lord gives victory to His anointed” (Psalm 20:6).”

Thank You that in Jesus Christ the victory has been already won. “Having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross” (Colossians 2:15). And “thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 7:25). You gave victory to Your anointed, Jesus Christ.

We stand now in His victory: free from sin, raised to life, and seated in the heavenly places in Jesus Christ.

[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2012 in prayers

 

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Saturday Prayer 14

Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7)

Lord, You are greater than any human power. You created all human power and stand behind it all, sustaining all creation. My trust is not in human power. It comes and it goes. It is strong compared to some, but weak compared to others. Human armies and governments have no power against the spiritual powers for “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 6:1-2).

But, Lord, You are greater than all these. Before You, Lord, who can stand? “Now, this I know: the Lord gives victory to His anointed” (Psalm 20:6).

Thank You that in Jesus Christ the victory has already been won. “Having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross” (Colossians 2:15). And “thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 7:25). You gave victory to Your anointed, Jesus Christ.

We stand now in His victory: free from sin, raised to life, and seated in the heavenly places in Jesus Christ.

[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2012 in prayers

 

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Saturday Prayer 8

I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me. (John 10:14, NIV)

Jesus, You are the good shepherd of the sheep. Thank You that You lead us and speak to us. Thank You that Your voice speaks our names, and that You allow us to know You.

I long to hear Your voice more and more clearly each day. Today, help me to hear You amidst the clamor of voices and sounds around me. Open my ears so that I might more clearly discern what You are saying, and then follow You.

And give me strength, Lord, to truly follow. At times the push and pull of dreams and longings wash over me and pull me off Your pathway. When that happens, Jesus, please correct me and set me back on the path. Help me to work with You and not against You.

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21, NIV)

[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in prayers

 

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Saturday Prayer 7

The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the distant shores rejoice. Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. (Psalm 97:1-2, NIV)

Lord Father, this morning I rejoice in You. Thank You for sleep. Thank You for a bed to sleep in. Thank You for the  relationships You have provided for us that enable me to thrive, feel encouraged, and grow.

Thank You for Your grace and encouragement through the day yesterday. Thank You for space now to think, pray, and talk with You.

Lord Father, I pray for my family and friends today. Please give them strength and extra grace today. Pour out the power of Your presence on them.

[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2012 in prayers

 

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Saturday Prayer 5

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7, NIV)

Lord, You are greater than any human power. You created all human power and stand behind it all, sustaining all creation. My trust is not in human power. That power comes and it goes. It is strong compared to some but weak compared to others. Human armies and defenses have no power against the spiritual powers, for ‘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). But, Lord, You are greater than all these. Before You, Lord, who can stand? “Now, this I know: the Lord gives victory to His anointed” (Psalm 20:6).

Thank You that in Jesus Christ the victory has already been won. “Having disarmed the powers and authorities, He mad a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross” (Colossians 2:15). And “thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (Romans 7:25). You gave victory to Your anointed, Jesus Christ. We stand now in His victory: free from sin, raised to life, and seated in the heavenly places in Christ, even as the nations and people rage around us.

[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2012 in prayers

 

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