“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
Perhaps the greatest need of our day is for praying Christians. When we look at the warfare, both in the world and in the church, the clear-minded, self-controlled Christian will drop to his or her knees in fervent, Spirit-led prayer. The church triumphant is a church connected with her Head through prayer and moving boldly through the current warfare with her eyes fixed firmly on Jesus.. . . take heart! I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)
“Lord Jesus, I give You thanks for Your victory over the enemy. I choose today to walk in Your victory. Through You Lord, I push back my enemy, through Your name, I trample my foe. Help me to always keep my eyes fixed on You. I take heart this day that You have overcome the world!”
–Adapted from The Devil Goes to Church (Prayer as Spiritual Warfare) by David Butts
Praise God as the constant and loving provider for all your needs. Give thanks to the Lord that his grace is sufficient for you (2 Cor. 12:9). Confess any times you have questioned the Lord’s dealing with you and others. Commit yourself to “be content whatever the circumstances” (Phil. 4:11). Ask that daily you may confidently say, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength” (Phil. 4:13).
Pray that specific “Christ-less” individuals whom you know will be discontented with life without Christ, and seek life in him. Ask for the privilege of being involved in their conversion.
–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend
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