Prayer Topic #20:
A Declaration of Freedom
Hebrews 1:8-12, Isaiah 1:1-20
Reflections of the Heart:
As you count the Omer this evening, say this, “This is the 12th day of the Omer. We praise You, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us by Jesus Christ, our eternal Redeemer and Savior, and commanded us to count the Omer. By faith, we wait with joyful hearts to celebrate the sending of Your Holy Spirit.”
Glorious Father, Lord of Heaven’s Armies, we thank You for being our Great Deliverer. You continue to save us from our enemies and defeated our foes. No matter what the problem, the situation or the stronghold, we can truly say that there is nothing too hard for You. Thank You for our deliverance. You have been our refuge and our strength and we are truly grateful. Thank You for Your Word. We can stand sure-footed on every promise for Your promises are backed by the honor of Your Name. Father, we rejoice and lift our hands to praise You, today. Why look up to the mountains? Does our help come from there? No. Our help comes from You, Lord, who made heaven and earth! You have listened to our prayers and rescued us as You promised. Praise flows from our lips, for You have taught us Your decrees. Our tongues sing about Your Word, for all Your commands are right. We praise You for Your faithfulness and everlasting love.
Abba Father, we live in a time when sin is rampant, even among the Body of Christ. We admit that there are times when we have rebelled against You in favor of our own way. But, as a Church Family, we confess that we will hold to our commitment to live pure and holy lives by the power of the Holy Spirit. We will stay alert and watch out for our great enemy, the devil, for we know that he prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. We will obey the instructions of the Lord Jesus who told us to pray so that we will not give in to temptation. Lord, we know that some who are among us have fallen into traps and have become ensnared by their own flesh. But, we will continue to pray that true conviction will stir their hearts to repent and humble themselves before You at this time. We understand that if we conceal our sins we will not prosper. But, if we confess and turn from them, we will receive mercy. Father, mercy is what we need. We put our trust in You and we know that Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, is faithful to deliver us from every evil attack and bring us safely into His heavenly Kingdom. We declare that no weapon turned against us will succeed and we expect that You will silence every voice that accuses us.
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any areas in your life where there is still bondage and deliverance is needed. List them and earnestly ask the Lord for deliverance from these areas:
Holy Spirit, renew the hope of those who have grown weary waiting on their time of deliverance. Remind us all that Jesus, the Anointed One, came to proclaim the release of those who have been held captive and that He has set free those who have been oppressed. Encourage their hearts to know that the time of the Lord’s favor has come! Show us all how to fully embrace the redemptive freedom we have through Jesus Christ. Strengthen us to let go of old mindsets and destructive habits that have been keeping us in bondage. Let us once again be renewed in our inner man through the hearing and doing of God’s Word. As a Church Family, help us to hold one another accountable, by confessing our sins and praying for one another so that we are healed. Guide us through the process of deliverance and help us to be patient as we are transforming. Teach us to live holy lives that please the Lord.
Faithful Father, please forgive us for all acts of sinfulness. Forgive us for affecting the lives of others through our disobedience. Forgive us for making vows before You and breaking them. Forgive our lack of commitment to studying Your Word. Forgive those of us who keep placing ourselves in compromising positions, giving the enemy entrance into our lives and homes. Forgive us for not always keeping You first in our lives. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveal them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
O Lord Most High, You are awesome. You are the great King of all the earth! Lord, Your strong arm is raised in triumph. Lord, Your strong right arm has done glorious things! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text:
Jeremiah 32:17, Psalm 138:2b, Psalm 121:1-2, Psalm 119:170-172, I Peter 5:8, Luke 22:40, Proverbs 28:13, II Timothy 4:18, Isaiah 54:17, Luke 4:18-19, James 5:16, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 47:2, Psalm 118:16
Today I will trust God to:
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