Monday, September 18, 2017

Prayers of Warriors

"Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses."
I Timothy 6:12
(KJV)

As Christians, it is no secret that we are involved in ongoing spiritual warfare.
Sometimes, it feels like we barely catch our breath in between battles.
We think we are in a lull of reprieve, then, all at once, out of nowhere,
the enemy attacks from a new direction using a tactical angle we haven't yet seen,
and, once again, we find ourselves needing to pick up our Sword and fight with all our might.
We can never afford the "luxury" of removing our armor.

As long as we stay armed, we are guaranteed overcomers...more than conquerors through Jesus Christ, our Captain.  Romans 8:37
He leads our collective army onward, marching ever forward, towards the final victory we 
will individually meet at the end of life or His coming, whichever comes first.

Our Captain has never lost a battle.
This gives us assurance and courage that it is possible for us to never lose one either.
The main thing we have to remember is that the battle is HIS, not ours.
We are fighting for HIM and for His truth and cause.
So no matter what we are facing or what strategic slant satan decides to use against us,
we can and will overcome him, if we always approach the warfare with the understanding that each and every battle belongs to the Lord, our Captain.

I've mentioned before that Mom and Dad began early in life to teach me how to wield the weapon of prayer.
They taught me that battles are fought on our knees in earnest petition to our Father in Heaven,
and prayer is a long-range weapon.

I have an utter obsession with the specific prayers that are mentioned in the Bible.
I love to read how those spiritual warriors cried out to God from places of total despair,
and I am enthralled as I read how God rose up in their defense in answer to those prayers 
and fought those battles for His children.
While it would be impossible to include all of the Biblical prayers that have come to mean so much to me in a single blog post, I wanted to share just a few.
Perhaps you may want to print them out and tape them in places you frequent throughout the day.
I would highly recommend memorizing them.
I have found that I often quote from these prayers in my own private praying,
and there is an amazing measure of faith that accompanies them.
If God moved so mightily on behalf of these prayer warriors and fought for them,
He will absolutely do the same thing for us.
We serve the same God they did.
He still reigns.
He still has full control.
We are His children every bit as much as the prayer warriors of old.
He is our Father.
He bids us come to His throne when we need help and mercy.  Hebrews 4:16



Here are some of my favorite Biblical prayers.

The Lord's Prayer
We make it a practice in our home to pray this prayer aloud together on a regular basis.
I don't think its importance could ever be emphasized enough.
To have recorded the exact words Jesus taught His disciples to pray is an invaluable gift.
If He wanted them to pray this way, shouldn't we?
Matthew 6:9-13,
"Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."

Jesus' Prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane
This prayer is the most anguished prayer ever uttered from human lips.
The soul of Jesus, our Savior, was consumed with a sorrow unknown to man.
He prayed so hard during this prayer that He suffered a rare, but very real physical phenomenon called hematohidrosis, in which the sweat released from His body was as "great drops of blood falling down to the ground."  (Luke 22:44)

Matthew 26:38-39,42,44,
"Then saith He unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with Me.  And He went a little further, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt.  
He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me, except I drink it, Thy will be done.  And He left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words."

Jesus could face Calvary, the ultimate spiritual warfare battle of ALL time,
because He prayed the prayer of surrender first in the Garden of Gethsemane.
The battle was won when He said, "Thy will be done."
It was a cup that could not be passed, and the only way to conquer was through surrender.
Sometimes, you and I will face unpassable cups in our spiritual lives.
Sometimes, the only way around is through.
Sometimes, God chooses not to move the mountain, but to move us instead.
When God closes a door that no man can open, it is futile to stand and continue to pound on that door.
These are places in life, where the only way to conquer...the only way to overcome...the only path to peace...is through total surrender.
It is then that the words of our Lord in the Garden of Gethsemane need to be prayed.

The Prayer of Jabez
Perhaps you have read the book by Bruce Wilkinson.
I highly, highly recommend it.
You can buy it here.
My family and I read it together several years ago, and we have been collectively praying this prayer together ever since.
It has been life-transforming for us.
Jabez's prayer is found in 1 Chronicles 4:10,
"And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested."

Pray this prayer on a regular basis, and watch how your life changes for the better!

The Prayer of Jehoshaphat
2 Chronicles 20:5-12
"And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court, And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not Thou God in heaven? And rulest not Thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in Thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand Thee?  Art not Thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before Thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham Thy friend forever?  And they dwelt therein, and have built Thee a sanctuary therein for Thy name, saying,
If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in Thy presence, (for Thy name is in this house,) and cry unto Thee in our affliction, then
Thou wilt hear and help.  And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom Thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not; Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of Thy possession, which Thou hast given us to inherit.  O our God, wilt Thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon Thee."

If you cannot memorize all seven verses of this prayer, perhaps you can more easily memorize this condensed version,
"O LORD God of our fathers, art not Thou God in heaven?  
And rulest not Thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? 
And in Thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand Thee?
O our God, wilt Thou not judge them?  For we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon Thee."

Pray this prayer when you are feel surrounded by the enemy, when you feel that you are outnumbered and have no hope of overcoming.
Pray these words when your battle is with another person.
Let God fight for you, and you won't need to lift a finger.
God sent ambushments against Jehoshaphat's enemies, and when he awoke the next morning,
he found that God had already fought and killed every one of his enemies!
He prayed, and God did the rest!

The Prayer of Hezekiah
 2 Kings 19:14-19
"And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, Thou art the God, even Thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; Thou hast made heaven and earth.  LORD, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, LORD, Thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.
Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,
And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.  Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech Thee, save Thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that Thou art the LORD God, even Thou only."

Again, here is a condensed version for memorization purposes,
"O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, Thou art the God, even Thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; Thou hast made heaven and earth.  LORD, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, LORD, Thine eyes, and see: and hear...O LORD our God, I beseech Thee, save Thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that Thou art the LORD God, even Thou only."

The Prayer of Jesus' Apostles
Acts 4:24-31
"And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:  Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?
The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.  For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.  And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.  And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness."

Condensed version for memorization,
"Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:  
And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus."

Five Prayers of David

"LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.
But Thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God..."
Psalm 3:1,3,7

"Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer."
Psalm 4:1

"Unto Thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.
O my God, I trust in Thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
Shew me Thy ways, O LORD; teach me Thy paths.
Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art the God of my salvation; 
on Thee do I wait all the day.
Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to Thy mercy remember Thou me for Thy goodness' sake, O LORD."
Psalm 25:1,2,4,5,7

"Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in Thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of Thy wings."
Psalm 61:1-4

"Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty...but as for me, my prayer is unto Thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of Thy mercy hear me, in the truth of Thy salvation.
Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
Hear me, O LORD; for Thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies.  And hide not Thy face from Thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.
Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies."
Psalm 69:1-4a,13-14,16-18

God bless you, dear readers!
I so appreciate you taking time to stop by and read what He places on my heart.
May He meet any needs you have, as you continue to place your trust in Him.

In closing, I want to share a few songs that are really ministering to my family and me right now,
in the midst of some very fiery trials and difficulties.
If you think of us, please keep us in your prayers!
We appreciate it so very much and love each one of you.


















56 comments:

  1. My friend, thank you so much for providing these prayers for us. I will be printing them out to keep at hand. Each of these songs has spoken to my heart at various times in the past. I'm glad that they are helping in your trials. I'm praying dear Sister.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Dear Betsy! Your prayers, kind words, support, friendship, and encouragement truly mean SO much to me! Thank you ever so much, and may God bless you. I pray for you often! Much love to you today.

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  2. Good morning, dearest Cheryl! Oh, what a sweet blessing to visit with you this morning while I enjoy my morning cup of coffee. Reading your words is almost like visiting with you in person {{smiles}}

    I so enjoyed this post and reading the prayers of many in the Bible. Thank you for sharing, dear one.

    Thinking of you and lifting you and your loved ones up in prayer! Love and hugs to you!

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    1. Oh, bless your dear heart, Stephanie! I am so very thankful for your precious words and encouragement this morning! And thank you ever so much for your prayers for us in our trials. Surely God is still on the throne and all that we each one need. I am sending much love and many hugs back to you, also, sweet friend. God bless you!

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  3. Cheryl, I love all these wonderful prayer references you give us in this post. Here is an anointed paraphrase of the Prayer of Jabez that has really blessed my life...

    Lord Jesus, bless me indeed. Do something so big in my life that it will be obvious it is from You. Increase my influence and opportunities to make a difference for You. Give me a continual awareness of Your presence and direction as I make decisions. Protect me spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and relationally and keep me from falling into satan's evil traps. In Jesus name I pray, amen.

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    1. Thank you, Beth! I LOVE the paraphrase of the prayer of Jabez! So beautiful and comforting! Thank you ever so much for sharing, sweet friend, and may Jesus bless you today!

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  4. What a wonderful collection of prayers to have on hand to print out or reference dear Cheryl! Such an encouragement this post is... prayer is our connection with the Almighty God, and you are so right, sometimes he doesn't move the mountain, He gives us strength to go through it. I know you are going through it right now, and our prayers are standing with you, believing and knowing that the Lord Jesus will give you all that you need during this time. With love, hugs, and many prayers!

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    1. Oh, how wonderful it was to visit with you this morning and to read your kind words! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, dear friend! Your prayers and precious friendship are a sustaining force for us right now, and I cannot thank you enough. May God bless you abundantly for every prayer and everything you do so selflessly for others. Sending much love and many blessings to you today!

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  5. Hi Cheryl! I LOVE the Prayer of Jabez, and I say it daily. What a powerful plea to the Lord, asking that we not harm anyone, but be given the territory he wants to give.
    The other prayers here are so good...from the Lord's Prayer all the way to the prayer of the Apostles. I can see why you are such a huge prayer warrior, your quiver is full of the arrows that will pierce the soul. God bless!
    Ceil

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    1. YES, it is SO very powerful, isn't it? Oh, how thankful I am for those recorded prayers of the warriors and heroes we have come to know and love and respect from the pages of our Bibles! Thank you ever so much for your precious, kind words! I love the way you worded that about the quiver being full of the arrows that will pierce the soul...so encouraging to me right now. May the dear Lord bless you and reward you, dear friend. :)

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  6. Bless you Cheryl. I have your name on my prayer board in my "war room".

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    1. Dear Regina! How it touches my heart to know that my name is in your war room! Oh, that just brings me to tears! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. God bless you abundantly, sweet friend!

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  7. I sent that comment to quickly. I wanted to say I pray for you because I remember awhile back you were experiencing attacks from the enemy. I will continue to pray for you.

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    1. Oh, how true your words! The battle still rages, and I am weary. So your prayers are appreciated more than I can ever express to you, my friend. God bless you and keep you and reward you for interceding on my behalf...I cannot tell you how much that touches my heart.

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  8. Thank you for sharing the prayers.. I appreciate it.

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    1. Thank you for reading and visiting, dear Judy! God bless you, my friend.

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  9. Oh I have enjoyed this post this morning with coffee in hand. The many, many prayers in the Bible should inspire us to keep on praying, seeking, knocking and listening. I love the Prayer of Jabez. A friend of mine gave me that tiny little book years ago and it became such a big part of my life. Praying for you and your family Cheryl and asking our Lord to hold you so very close. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Dear, sweet Cindy! God bless you for your support and encouragement! I cherish your prayers. I know you go to war in prayer and are one of God's most faithful intercessors. I am SO sorry to know of all you are going through, and I do trust Jesus to hold you close, too, and to give you strength in all you are dealing with. Much love to you, sweet friend.

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  10. Hi Cheryl,
    I love how you've taken the time to write out the prayers for us in this post -- I have always loved Jehoshaphat's prayer in Chronicles, too! Prayer is such a powerful implement for our lives, especially during the storms in our lives and particularly during the lulls, when we might let our guard down. Sending lots of love to you! xo

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    1. Dear Valerie! Oh, you are so right...prayer is such a powerful implement. I know you have had more than your share of storms lately, and I am so thankful God is sustaining you. I am believing He is getting ready to do something huge in your life...I feel it each time I pray for you ever since that one, particular post you shared. I can't wait to see what all He is going to do in and through you and your life for Him! Sending lots of love and hugs back to you, sweet friend! :)

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  11. Dear Cheryl,
    Thank you for compiling such a great list of Scripture Prayers for us! I will be bookmarking this page because the references here are so good. Your list of prayers from the Psalms reminded me of the great choruses that we used to sing in the 70s and 80s that were built directly upon those prayers. Those have stayed with me, and I find myself singing them when the Holy Spirit knows I need to be reminded of them! You and your dear family are in my prayers today. May you know the power and might of our Holy Lord filling you with HIS strength! Hugs and Love to you! xoxo

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    1. Oh, how sweet you are, dear Bettie! I remember those choruses we used to sing, too. We had one particular teacher who played the guitar, and I can still see him sitting there teaching us those precious words from Psalms that had been turned into songs. It is wonderful how they do stay with us and how the dear Lord brings them back to our remembrance when we need them the most. Your words and prayers and friendship are so precious to me! Thank you ever so much, and may God bless you and heal you and give you a much better day today, sweet friend. I am praying for you.

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    2. Thank you for your prayers too Cheryl! I tried to find your email here, but couldn't find it, so I guess I will just send my note here. Yesterday afternoon, I listened to the sweetest version of "His Eye is on the Sparrow," by the Youtube Channel "Sounds Like Reign." You came to my mind so deeply, so I prayed and offered the song to the Lord on your behalf. I pray that He is blessing you sweetly, my friend!

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    3. Dear Bettie! I am SO sorry I am just now responding to this! I am so touched and moved by your precious words and thoughts of me. You didn't know it, but we are really going through some very hard trials right now. God surely laid us upon your dear, tender heart. I cannot thank you enough. May He bless you in so many wonderful ways for your obedience to Him on our behalf.

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  12. Those are great prayers! I too know a few of them and speed say the 23rd Psalm in tight places!

    What a blessing to have had your mom and dad be so well used by our Father. It doesn't get any better than that. And you're doing the same. God is smiling.

    I really like that "He's a Chain Breaker"!

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    1. Oh, how could I ever forget Psalm 23? YES, that is a wonderful, precious prayer that is SO powerful! It blesses me and touches my heart to read your words...I do so want to carry on and instill in Zach what God used Mom and Dad to instill into my life. I love that song, "Chain Breaker", too. For some reason, for the past several weeks, we keep hearing it over and over at various times...Zach keeps telling me that God is trying to tell us something! Thank you for your support, prayers, and friendship, Floyd. You are such a dear blessing to my family and me. God bless you and your family and reward you abundantly for your faithfulness to us!

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  13. What a beautiful post with so much to think about and digest! I appreciate the time you took to post all of those prayers which are such a good reminder of the power of prayer and it's importance. I love music so I'm also enjoying the music videos!

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    1. Oh, how wonderful, Lauren! I am so thankful for your words of encouragement and to know that this post blessed you. I love the music..it ministers so deeply to my soul, and those writers have written from places of deep despair. I love hearing the stories behind the songs. Much love and many blessings to you, my friend!

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  14. What a great resource to have all these gathered so easily together to read one after the other. Thanks for compiling them for us. Interesting to compare them together.

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    1. Yes, Gretchen! I found it so interesting to compare them, too! I found it so neat that as the warriors came before the throne room, they exalted God first. It reminded me of how we are to come into His presence with praise. SO much could be said about this subject...God's Word is fathomless! SO very thankful for your sweet visit and kind words. God bless you!

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  15. Thank you, dear Cheryl, for taking so much time to share these special prayers and songs for us to. They certainly spoke to my heart this morning. Yes, Jesus is our Captain and I need to always remember this, and to place my struggles in His hands. Bless you!

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    1. And, thank you, dear Kitty, for always being such an encourager to me! I am so thankful the prayers and songs spoke to your precious heart. Praying for you!

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  16. I forgot to mention that I love Chainbreaker, that you mentioned to me awhile ago!

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    1. Oh, praise the Lord! I had forgotten mentioning that to you, but I tell you, it has become one of my family's and my favorite songs! God is using it to minister to us in a special way.

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  17. Sweet friend, your post ministered to me in a very powerful way. Ever since I committed to lead a small group at our church, the enemy has not stopped attacking. I have suffered from one health affliction to the next, and I am growing weary and I confess resentful. But your words here that the Lord laid on your heart have revived and refocused my heart to remember that the battle is the Lords. These great prayers of the Saints indeed offer wonderful encouragement.

    Thank you for your obedience to the Lord to always share what He has placed upon your precious heart.

    Sending you much gratitude dear friend,

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    1. Oh, dear friend! I am SO thankful this post ministered to you! And, SO sorry for the way you are under attack. I tell you this...satan sees you as a threat, and this is why he is so intent on stopping you. I am so saddened to hear of your health issues, and I can surely relate to feeling resentful. Thank you ever so much for your dear encouragement...I have no words to tell you how much you uplift my spirits and are such a blessing to me. Love and appreciate you dearly and praying for you right now, my friend. :)

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  18. We can never afford the "luxury" of removing our armor.
    You had my attention from the first sentence...because I am reminded of what happens when we use our freedom to take off our armor. It's a naked feel at first then before we know it we become comfortable in our nakedness and think we have been the odds. Then the devil has us..right then, when we are comfortable. The battle rages ALL THE TIME, the devil hates us when we have our armor on, loves it when we lay it aside. Good thoughts sister, good thoughts.

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    1. Praise God, sweet sister. I am so uplifted by your dear encouragement and words. You are SO right...I say, amen, and amen to it all! God bless you and keep your heart encouraged in Him!

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  19. Thank you for the review of these prayers from God's Holy Word. I have found comfort in praying many of them for myself. It is good to remind our-self of 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh: for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty in God for the tearing down of strongholds, arguments and rebellious fortresses. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ - -
    This is the importance of praying in the Spirit which is not what we consider our average prayer, but is intercession much deeper in God.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for sharing your thoughts, Hazel. I love the verses you shared...I often think about how God enables us to tear down those strongholds. Praise God for those mighty spiritual weapons!

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  20. These are all wonderful prayers for an intercessor's arsenal. I loved reading this chock-full of strength in the Lord post, Cheryl. You are a powerful intercessor and I'm always willing to learn from what you share. I especially like David's prayers right now. When I feel overwhelmed with all the physical "stretching" these days, I'll remember to rest in these verses! They are for me. I love you and send big hugs!

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    1. Sweet Mary! It is so good to see that you are able to blog and comment again. I pray for you so often and trust Jesus to heal you completely. Sending much love and many hugs to you tonight!

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  21. Love love your Blog :-)

    Renee @ https://thereisbeautyingrace.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Renee! God bless you for your kind words and encouragement!

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  22. Seems like we are always at war but in our patience we do not lose HOPE and are expectantly waiting for the answers. Thank you for your comments at my recent post.

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    1. Amen, Hazel! God bless you, sister.

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  23. Yes to praying because God hears the prayers of a righteous people. Some decades back, Billy Graham "took apart" the Lord's Prayer and it was wonderful. Almost word by word, he brought it home to the heart and it was mighty.

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    1. I imagine that was one, incredible Bible study. I dearly love and respect that man. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  24. Thank you for sharing these prayers. I probably think of the Lord's prayer most, but I do especially love Jehoshaphat's prayer where he said, "Neither know we what to do, but our eyes are on you." It's wonderful that when we are weak, He is strong.

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    1. Yes, I love that so much, too, Bethany! Thanks so much for your sweet visit. God bless you!

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  25. Cheryl, thank you so much for stopping by my post this morning to leave such an encouraging comment. I am praying without ceasing for you this prayer of Jabez paraphrase... Lord Jesus, bless Cheryl and her family indeed. Do something so big in their lives that it will be obvious it is from You. Increase their influence and opportunities to make a difference for You. Give them a continual awareness of Your Presence and direction as they make decisions. Protect them and keep them from falling into satan's traps. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.

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    1. Oh, Beth! Thank you so much. That prayer means SO much to me today. Love and appreciate you so much. God bless you.

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  26. What a power filled post girl. So full of great tools! I shared in my Pinterest today this so other can see. I will Tweet it too!

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    1. Suzie! Bless your dear heart. Thank you ever so much. Sending love and hugs your way!

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