Saturday, May 9, 2009

Battle Prayer

I've been looking for this particular prayer for months, not even realizing it was in my posession the entire time.

so here itis:

Battle Prayer

Lord, our God, at the beginning of this day I offer you praise and thanks, for you are so good to me. I recognize that ‘all is gift’ today, and I freely choose to live my life for you today.

I surrender every area of my life completely and unreservedly to you, and offer my body as a living sacrifice, so it is no longer I who live, but you in me. I renew my allegiance to You in prayer. I thank you that you have loved me from the beginning of time and have sent the Lord Jesus to die as my substitute. I bring the blood of Jesus between Satan and myself and reject all works of evil in my life today.

I choose today to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. I receive all spiritual blessings of heaven in Christ. I recognize that I cannot stand by my own strength nor might, but only by the spirit of God. I, therefore, resist the devil and watch him flee as I begin this day by fighting the good fight against evil in my life.  As a soldier of Jesus Christ, I confidently stand my ground as I put on the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the sandals of eagerness to spread the Good News and the helmet of salvation. I lift high the shield of faith against all the fiery arrows of the enemy, and I take in my hand the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God. I choose to use your word against all the forces of evil in my life today.

By faith and in complete dependence upon you, I forsake the fleshly works of my old self and stand in the victory of the crucifixion where the Lord Jesus cleansed me from my old self. I forsake all forms of selfishness and put on love. I forsake fear and take up your courage. I put off weakness, and put on strength. I resist all lust, and receive your righteousness and purity.

I recognize that my battle today is not with any earthly being, but against the rulers, the authorities and the powers of this dark world which are opposed to the Lord and His anointed, Jesus Christ. Therefore, I tear down the strongholds of Satan and smash the plans he has formed against me today. I tear down the strongholds of Satan formed against my mind today and I surrender my mind to you, Holy Spirit. I break and smash the strongholds of Satan formed against my will today and give my will to you. I wreck the plans of Satan formed against my body today and give my body to you, recognizing that I am your temple.

Lord, our God, enable me today to be aggressive in prayer and diligent in my work, that I might practice your word today and place you first in my life. May all the work of the crucifixion, the resurrection, the glorification and the Pentecost be released in my life today. You have proven your magnificent power by resurrecting Jesus Christ from the dead, and I claim this victory over all Satanic forces in my life. I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ with thanksgiving. Amen.

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