May 13 Praying Your Word

Lord Jesus Christ, thank You that You hear and answer my prayers.  Thank You that You have and will continue to deliver me from trouble and tragedies I will never even know about because of Your divine protection.

sword-790815_640You tell me that my struggle is not with flesh and blood.  So I pray this psalm against the rulers, powers, and world forces of this present darkness.  I claim these verses against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 

I ask for Your victory as they exert their strength against my health, my relationships, my emotions, my faith and the work of my hands as I seek to honor and glorify You.

Lord Jesus Christ, these forces are wicked and deceitful.  They open their mouths against me and speak against me with lying tongues.  With words of hatred they surround me and attack me without cause.  They accuse me and repay evil for good.

They love to pronounce a curse – so let curses come upon them; they find no pleasure in blessings, so let blessing be far from them.  They wear cursing as a garment so let it enter into their body like water and into their bones like oil.  May their curses be like a cloak wrapped around them with a belt constantly tied around them.

Appoint an evil man to oppose them; let an accuser stand at their right hand.  When they are tried, let them be found guilty, and may their prayers condemn them.

Lord Jesus Christ, let these forces be clothed with disgrace and wrapped in shame.  Let them know that it is Your hand that has vanquished them!

They may curse me, but You, O Lord, bless meI will lift Your name up in praise!   I will make known that You save according to Your love.  And that You stand ready to save us from those powers who would condemn.

I praise You that Your powers are greater than any other, in heaven or on the earth.  You are Supreme!  Amen

Psalm 109:1-31; Ephesians 6:12

2 thoughts on “May 13 Praying Your Word

  1. Is praying for or wishing harm on those we consider “enemies” a Christian thing to do? I’ve often wondered about this. I know in many of the Psalms, David was happy to wish his enemies to be harmed or killed and prayed for such an outcome. But does Jesus ever do that? It seems to me he just warns those who do evil that their comeuppance is at hand. Even on the cross, He was compassionate toward those who did him the ultimate harm. Something to think about…

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  2. this prayer is prayed “So I pray this psalm against the rulers, powers, and world forces of this present darkness.” not against other people who you may view as your enemies. Does that make sense? I agree that Jesus “turned the other cheek” and forgave, as we are called to do. But Paul is telling us that our enemies are not flesh and blood, but the powers of evil. And we do pray for their defeat.

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