INTRO TO SECTIONS // WARFARE PRAYERS
Prayer is not the only communion with God; it is also a confrontation with the enemy. When Jesus was on the earth, He came face-to-face with the devil when He was tempted in the wilderness (see Matthew 4 and Luke 4), and every time the enemy tried to tempt Him, Jesus responded with a reference from the Bible. He used the Sword of Truth to defend Himself from the enemy’s attacks. In these exchanges, Jesus didn’t confront the devil as God. He confronted the devil as a man with the Word of God. We should do the same thing. These spiritual warfare prayers and verses are examples we can use and adapt to our specific situations when we or someone we know is under attack from the devil.
“Lord, prepare my heart for warfare. Make me aware of what I am battling against. Place me firmly in Your spirit of Truth and grant me boldness to wage war. Bind any spirit of fear within me.”
Day 14 | PROTECTION PRAYER
2 THESSALONIANS 3:3; 2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-5; ROMANS 12:1-2
We often worry about our safety and protection. When we feel this way, we can immediately come to God in prayer, pouring out our heart to Him, and battling in the heavenly by asking for and believing in Christ’s protection for ourselves and our families in His power and provision.
“But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” 2 THESSALONIANS 3:3
Share your thoughts and concerns with God. Ask Him for His supernatural protection. He says He will command His angels to guard you in all your ways (Psalm 91:11). Believe in this promise and lay everything down before Him trusting His good plans and His power to protect you and those you love.
“God, I bow in worship to praise you. Thank you for making a way for me through your Son, Jesus. I surrender myself completely in every area of my life to you. I submit myself to the true and living God and stand firm against the enemy in my life. I choose to be transformed by the renewing of my mind. I reject every thought that tries to compete against the knowledge of Christ. I pray and thank you for a sound mind, the mind of Christ. Today and every day I ask for protection over my family and loved ones; all immediate family members, relatives, friends, acquaintances, and myself. I ask for protection during all of our travels. I ask you to watch over our needs physically and spiritually. All that I have is yours God, and I declare that Satan cannot touch me or anything you have given me. I rebuke the enemy and tell him to bow to the blood of Jesus that covers me and my family. He will not take what you have given us and we are protected and provided for by you, God, and you alone.”
Today, pray for our Journey Students Ministry. Pray for the group leaders. Pray for the students. Pray for God’s glory to shine through them and radically change every middle school and high school student in Deland, Deltona, Sanford, and Orange City