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 15 | CONFESSION PRAYER
Based on Romans 10:10; James 5:16; 1 John 1:7-9, 3:8
Our sin separates us from God, but Jesus made a way for us to connect with God by covering our sin when He died on the cross. When we accept the gift of salvation, we confess our sins. As Christians, confessing and repenting of sin is something we continue to do. By confessing our sin and laying it at the feet of Jesus, He is able to work in our lives and transform us to be more like Him.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 JOHN 1:9
Assume a posture of humility, and without fear of condemnation or punishment, come sincerely to God confessing your sin on a regular basis. Whether your sin feels big or small to you, your sin is still sin and affects your relationship with God. Your sin is not hidden from God, but turning and running from sin gives Him Glory. After you confess, remind yourself and rest in the power of the blood of Jesus that was shed to wash you clean and make you new.
“Lord Jesus, I confess all of my sins to you. I repent and turn away from them. I’m sorry for the wrong I have done. I confess the times I should have stepped up to do right and did nothing instead. I lay it all down at your feet. I submit my thoughts, words, actions, and inactions to you. Thank you, God, for forgiving and making a way for me through your Son, Jesus.
Lord Jesus, I believe that you are the Son of God. You died on the cross for my sins and rose to life again on the third day. I confess all my sins and repent. I hold fast to your forgiveness and ask you to cleanse me from all sin by Christ’s actions alone. Thank you for redeeming me, setting me free, making me whole, and giving my life purpose.”
Today pray for our Journey church staff. Pray for protection and guidance from the Lord. Pray that God’s will and purpose for all of our ministries are clearly revealed.