Prayer to Cover It All

Parts of this prayer are taken from John and Staci Eldredge Wild at Heart Extended Daily Prayer.

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Dear God, my Father in Heaven, I pray in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ, praying w/ the Holy Spirit in my spirit, in the power of the Holy Spirit. I ask you, Holy Spirit, ​​please pray w/ me, through me, & lead me in the power of God to pray. My spirit is joined w/ You.

Holy & victorious Trinity, Father, Son (Jesus Christ), & Holy Spirit, I praise You as holy, to be honored and worshipped as my God. Glorify Yourself in my life. I love, trust, & worship You. I give myself over to You, to be one w/ You. You alone are worthy of all my worship, heart’s devotion, praise, trust, & glory of my life. You alone are Life, & You have become my life. I renounce all other gods, every idol, & I give to You, God, the place in my heart & my life You truly deserve.

Father God, I praise Your name as holy, to be honored. I worship You as my God & ask You to glorify Yourself in my life. You are my true Father—my creator, redeemer, sustainer, & the true end of all things. I love, trust, & worship You. I give myself over to You, Father, to be one w/ You as Jesus is one w/ You.

I love You, O Lord, my strength. (Ps 18:1) You have put gladness in my heart, more than in the season their wine & grain increased. (Ps. 4:7) I praise You, O Lord, w/ all my heart; I declare Your wonders. I am glad & rejoice in You. I praise Your name, O Most High. (Ps. 9:1-2) I trust in Your steadfast love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation. (Ps 13:6) You show me the path of life; in Your presence, there is fullness of joy, in Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Ps 16:11) How great is Your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You, which You bestow in the sight of men, on those who take refuge in You! (Ps 31:19) O Lord, You have been our refuge through all generations. Before the mountains were begotten & the earth & the world were brought forth, from everlasting to everlasting You are God. (Ps 90:1-2) It is good to give thanks to You, Lord, to sing praise to Your name, Most High, to proclaim Your kindness at dawn & Your faithfulness throughout the night, for You make me glad, O Lord, by Your deeds; at the works of Your hands, I rejoice. How great are Your works, O Lord! How very deep are Your thoughts! (Ps 92:2-6) Your throne stands firm from of old; from everlasting to everlasting You are, O Lord. (Ps 93:2) O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth! (Ps 8:1)

I declare & decree God’s Kingdom has come. I declare & decree God’s will shall be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.

I pray I would have opportunities to increase Jesus’s Kingdom & the wisdom to recognize them.

I pray You would bless & empower Your church. Strengthen the Body of Christ against all enemies. Especially strengthen & guide all pastors, teachers, missionaries, evangelists, & disciplers. Help especially the leaders of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, & all the bishops.

Taken from Crosswalk.com A Prayer for the Salvation of Others By Debbie Przybylski of Intercessors Arise Copyright © 2020, Salem Web Network

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Lord, I pray You would teach me to yield myself to Your Spirit as I pray for the salvation of those who do not know You. Holy Spirit, teach me to trust You as a living person who leads my life & my prayers. I long to see Your power in my life just as the Apostle Paul did as he reached out to the lost (1 Corinthians 2:2-5). I thank You because You indwell, seal, sanctify, & empower me. You guide me, teach me, & pray through me. Help me to partner w/ You as I use Your Word in praying for the salvation of my family, & friends. Make me sensitive to Your promptings & teach me to partner w/ You in praying Your Word over those who are searching for You.

Jesus, I want to prioritize prayer for others just as You did. You withdrew to lonely places to pray (Mark 1:35, Luke 5:16). You were faithful in intercession & even prayed whole nights. Teach me to be faithful in prayer. Help me to remember the lost when I pray [Bring before the Lord five unsaved people]. Show them the gift of eternal life is in You alone (Romans 6:23, John 3:16). Help me to be Your witness & love them. Help me to show warm-hearted acts of kindness towards them. I know love comes from You (1 John 4:7). Help me to show love towards everyone I meet. Love always hopes & believes (Pray all of 1 Corinthians 13). Help me to be active in sharing my faith (Philemon 6). I thank You I can be Your witness everywhere I go (Acts 1:8).

I thank You the darkness vanishes as I pray for the lost. Thank You for convicting the world of sin, righteousness, & judgment (John 16:8). I pray You will soften the hearts of [Name one-by-one others who do not know Christ]. Remove the spiritual blindness from their eyes, & help them to understand the truth about You. Bring them to repentance & salvation (Acts 3:19). I believe You are working in their hearts even as I pray. Help me to let my light shine before men, they may see my good deeds & glorify my Father in heaven (Mathew 5:16). Help me to be Your light in their lives.

For atheists, agnostics, & skeptics, I pray You will open their eyes to see the universe is Yours & You are the infinitely most holy, perfect, all-knowing, ever-present, all-powerful God in Three Persons. I pray they would understand. I pray all these, plus those who have never heard of Your plan for their life, & those who have rejected or ignored You, would repent, convert, & come to You. I pray for people who are struggling to embrace what it means to be an adopted son or daughter of Christ. I pray all my friends, neighbors, family members, acquaintances, & contacts will know the fullness of Your love & care for them, even if I need to explain it to them. I pray people, who have drifted away from your ecclesia & are inactive, would somehow re-encounter Jesus in His ecclesia, even if it needs to be through my witness & testimony. I pray Your blessing on all organizations & strategies designed to reach the spiritually lost, such as Alpha, Young Life, CRU, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, IVCF, the Navigators, Youth For Christ, & all others striving reach people w/ the Gospel. I pray I will be an authentic & humble witness to the joy of the Gospel, confident not in my abilities but in Your Power & the power of the Message Itself.

Most of this prayer is taken from a version of a prayer for those affected by the new coronavirus on the World Vision website

I pray for the coronavirus pandemic &  all other sicknesses & diseases to end.

Jesus, during Your ministry on earth You showed Your power & caring by healing people of all ages & stations of life from physical, mental, & spiritual ailments. Be present now to people who need Your loving touch because of COVID-19. May they feel Your power of healing through the care of doctors & nurses.

Take away the fear, anxiety, & feelings of isolation from people receiving treatment or under quarantine. Give them a sense of purpose in pursuing health & protecting others from exposure to the disease. Protect their families & friends & bring peace to all who love them.

Dear Lord, I lift to You my concern for people who are more likely than others to become severely ill from COVID-19 — the elderly & people w/ chronic health conditions. Protect them from harm & be their comfort in this time of uncertainty and, for many, preventive isolation from loved ones.

God, as more people get sick, healthcare workers & first responders are working longer hours w/ fewer supplies & w/ more risk of contracting the new coronavirus themselves. Renew their energy & sustain them on long shifts. Bring Your protection upon them as they work w/ patients. Multiply their supplies so they have the protective items needed to stay safe on the job.

Inspire & invigorate the research doctors developing better tests to diagnose the virus, create vaccines to prevent it, & identify protocols to eliminate the disease’s spread.

Father, we seek Your wisdom daily. Be w/ people making decisions that affect the lives & futures of our families, communities, countries, & the wider world. I pray they communicate clearly, truthfully, & calmly — w/ each other & w/ the public — & their messages are received & heeded as long as there are no hidden agendas. May truth & empathy be the touchstones of people setting policies for our protection.

You have delivered us from similar deadly perils, for on You we have set our hope You will continue to deliver us, as we get help from the prayers of others. — 2 Corinthians 1:10-11 (NIV)

Holy Spirit, as families adjust to everyone being home as businesses & schools close, I ask You to guide people in their new realities. Give spouses grace for each other. Prompt worn-out parents to speak words of kindness & encouragement to their children. Help children find creative ways to experience the beauty of all You have created & continue learning.

Jesus, I thank You for Your faithfulness in how You have guided & equipped people in their jobs & have provided in the past. Please deal with the fear and the overwhelming feelings of those not knowing how bills & obligations will be met or how it will be possible to continue to provide for the family. As people feel financial strain during the uncertainty, bring them comfort & peace, reminding them You are there for them. I am confident you will provide in this time of need.

Lord, I am so grateful for all the people who continue to work each day so people have food. I ask You to bless & protect them as they serve. Give them the grace to handle disgruntled customers. Keep their bodies healthy and keep cars & trucks running smoothly to deliver needed supplies & food. And please protect them all from contracting COVID-19.

Almighty God, I know everything is in Your sovereign control. I ask You to keep this coronavirus from continuing to spread. Give government officials the ability to safely handle people who need to travel. Guide people in decisions about whether to stay home instead of traveling or going out needlessly. May people be reminded to do all the things they should do to help prevent the virus from spreading. And while it may be heartbreaking, comfort families as they decide to keep their distance from the elderly or other high-risk family members.

I pray we would have what we need and would take on our responsibility to correct the messes we have made on this planet. I ask for your help. Would you please instill in us more wisdom, compassion, determination, and all the other character traits we humans need to get the job done.

I pray everyone would be properly fed, sheltered, clothed, & have access to clean water.

I pray for the end of all evil, including all forms of injustice, war, murder, abortion, crime, pornography, lust, terrorism, violence, & all forms of hate.

I pray for the Middle East, especially Israel, & especially Jerusalem.

I pray reasonable, balanced approaches would be taken to correct the environmental issues the earth is enduring. I pray non-polluting, inexpensive, renewable energy sources would be revealed and disseminated to all. I pray for an end to all pollution of the air, water, & ground, & for the end of noise & light pollution.

“O God who avenges, shine forth. Rise up, Judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve. How long, Lord, will the wicked…be jubilant? They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers are full of boasting. They crush Your people, Lord; they oppress Your inheritance. (Psalm 94:2-5 NIV)

I offer this day to You, all my prayers, works, joys, & sufferings, I pray I would be sure to unite all my sufferings, disappointments, frustrations, & inconveniences to the suffering of Jesus. I pray I would be close to You in all I think, do, & say. Bless me indeed.

May the words of my mouth & the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength & my Redeemer. (Ps. 19:14)  Bless me indeed, as Jabez prayed.

Holy Spirit, I ask You to lead this time of prayer. In all I now pray, I include everyone for whom You want me to pray, especially my family. I include all whom You’ve placed under the influence of prayer. I dedicate them to God & place us all under God’s authority, care & protection. I name each one  in the natural realm to the spirit realm [Name them] By power from third Heaven & piercing through the spiritual realms I ask, Lord Jesus, please cover them w/ Your blood—their spirits, souls, bodies, hearts, minds, & will. I ask You, Holy Spirit, to restore them in Jesus & include them in all I now pray. I stand in total agreement w/ You, Holy Spirit, & w/ all those praying for us by the spirit of God & by the Spirit of God alone.

Thank You, Father God, for Your steadfast love, for all the wonderful works You have done & are doing for us, for answering our prayers & being  our salvation. (Ps 118:21) Thank You for loving me & choosing me before You made the world. Thank You for granting to me every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus. Thank You for proving Your love for me by sending Jesus. I receive Him & all His life & all His work which You ordained for me. Thank You for including me in Christ, forgiving my sins, granting me His righteousness, making me complete in Him. Thank You for making me alive w/ Christ, raising me w/ Him, seating me w/ Him at Your right hand, establishing me in His authority, & anointing me w/ Your love & Your Spirit & Your favor. I receive it all w/ thanks & give it total claim to my life.

Thank You for my family, for keeping us safe, for our health, & for healing us. Thank You for our commitment to one another, for Your provision, protection, & faithfulness in our lives. Thank You for inviting me into Your presence. I thank You w/ a humble heart. I pray this for myself & for all those for whom you want me to pray. All to Your Glory! I dedicate my family to You. I place each member of my family into Your care & protection. I pray You would release Your power of God to put a barrier of protection around all of us, to protect all of us from all danger, temptation, evil, bad influences, illness, & injury. I pray for Your blessing on my family. I pray we would treat each other w/ love, respect, affection, & appreciation. Please bless all our relationships. I pray we are the godly people You want us to be in all our relationships. I pray we would be the best possible spiritual influences for all whom we encounter & through all the things we encounter.

I pray Your hand would be w/ me. I pray I would joyfully worship You. I pray I would crave to spend time w/ You more than I crave spending time any other way. I pray I would trust You & increase my confidence in You. I pray I would be Your good & faithful servant, the instrument in Your hands of Your choosing, humble or great. I need You to set my priorities in the light of eternity. I have little confidence in my ability to set my own priorities.

My Heavenly Father, I ask You to apply the riches in Christ Jesus over my life & my family. I bring the blood of Christ once more over each one of us. Armor each of us w/ Your armor.

I pray I would be kept from evil, hard testing, & temptation. When I turn from You & allow myself to be tempted, draw me back, & give me the strength, grace, & wisdom to resist the temptation.

Father, Jesus, & Holy Spirit, I pray I would relate to each of You in the ways appropriate to each person of Trinity.

My dear Lord Jesus, I come to You now to be restored in You, renewed in You, to receive Your life & Your love & all the grace & mercy I so desperately need this day. I honor You as my Lord, & I surrender every aspect & dimension of my life to You. I give You my spirit, soul, body, heart, mind, & will. I cover myself w/ Your blood. I need You. Give me the grace today to keep open the door of my life to You. I surrender to You as Savior & submit to You as Lord. Continue to take control of my life & remain on the throne of my life. I love, worship, & trust You. I give myself over to You, to be one w/ You in all things. I receive all the work & triumph of Your cross, death, blood, & sacrifice, through which my every sin is atoned, I am ransomed, delivered from the kingdom of darkness, & transferred to Your kingdom, my sin nature is removed, my heart circumcised unto God, & every claim being made against me is canceled & disarmed. With all of my family, I take my place now in Your cross & death, dying w/ You to sin, to my flesh, to this world, to the evil one & his kingdom. I take up the cross & crucify my flesh w/ all its pride, arrogance, unbelief, & idolatry [and anything else I am currently struggling with]. I put off the old man. Apply to me & my family all the work & triumph in Your cross, death, blood, & sacrifice; I receive it w/ thanks & give it total claim to my life.

I receive You as my life, & receive all the work & triumph in Your resurrection, through which You have conquered sin, death, judgment, & the evil one. Death has no power over You, nor does any foul thing. I have been raised w/ You to a new life, to live Your life—dead to sin & alive to God. With my family, I take my place now in Your resurrection & Your life, & I give my life to You to live Your life. I am saved by Your life. I reign in life through Your life. I receive Your hope, love, faith, joy, goodness, truth, wisdom, power, & strength. Apply to me & my family, all the work & triumph in Your resurrection; I receive it w/ thanks, & I give it total claim over me.

I sincerely receive You as my authority, rule, & dominion, my everlasting victory against the satan & the adversarial kingdom, & my ability to bring Your Kingdom at all times & in every way. I receive all the work & triumph in Your ascension, through which the satan has been judged & cast down. All authority in heaven & on earth has been given to You, & You are worthy to receive all glory & honor, power & dominion, now & forever. With my family, I take my place now in Your authority & in Your throne, through which I have been raised w/ You to the right hand of the Father & established in Your authority. I give myself to You, to reign w/ You always. Apply to me & my family all the work & triumph in Your authority & Your throne; I receive it w/ thanks & I give it total claim to my spirit, soul, body, heart, mind, & will.

I now pray You would bring Your authority, rule, & dominion & Your full work over my life today, over my family, home, my household, my work, & over all my domain. I ask You, Lord Jesus, to bring all Your authority & Your full work against every evil power coming against me or against anyone in my family, against every foul spirit, every foul power, & device. [I might need to name them—what has been attacking me?] Lord Jesus, cut them off in Your Name; bind & banish them from me & my household & Your kingdom now, in Your mighty name, Jesus Christ. Also, bring Your full work between each of us & every person, & allow only the love of God & only the Spirit of God between every person & us.

Thank You for the Spirits in Your service. I ask You to summon them in Your name, Lord Jesus, & instruct them to destroy all raised against me or against anyone in my family, to establish Your Kingdom over us, to guard us day & night. I ask You to send forth the Spirits who serve You to raise prayer & intercession for me & my household. I pray You would call forth the kingdom of God throughout my home, family, household, & domain in Your authority, Lord Jesus Christ, giving all glory & honor & thanks to You.

Dear Holy Spirit, thank You for coming. I love You, worship, & trust You. I receive all the work & triumph in Pentecost, through which You have come, You have clothed me w/ power from on high, sealed me in Christ, become my union w/ the Father & the Son, the Spirit of truth in me, the life of God in me, my counselor, comforter, strength, & guide. I honor You as Lord, & w/ my family, I fully give to You every aspect & dimension of my life—to be filled w/ You, to walk in step w/ You in all things. Fill me afresh, Holy Spirit. Restore my union w/ the Father & the Son. Lead me into all truth, anoint me for all of my life & walk & calling, & lead me deeper into Jesus today. I receive You w/ thanks, & I give You total claim to my life.

I ask You, Holy Spirit, to bring about inner conversion, repentance, & revival. I pray for repentance & revival all over the world, for some great, good, thing to bring universal turning to God, & moral awakening. I pray for everyone to worship Jesus as Lord, Savior, & God. With Jesus, I pray all Christians would be one w/ Him as He is one w/ the Father, so in peace & a united voice we may carry to the world the Gospel message.

I pray You would speak to me & guide me, I would hear when You speak, & I would have the mind of Christ. I pray You would fill me, have complete control over me, empower me totally, & give me the strength & grace to be holy. I pray You would give me the wisdom to desire the right things. Show me all You want to show me about myself, what should change, how to change, & You would give me all I need to make the changes, like wisdom, strength, determination, & so on. I pray You would have control over my temperament, anger, tone of voice, motives, thoughts, words, deeds, soul, spirit, & strength. I would seek God in every way w/ all my heart, soul, mind, & strength, & You would come into every area of my life & each of my actions. I abandon myself without reserve to You, would be totally available to You, & You would transform me into the image of Jesus Christ. I pray the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit would be obvious in my life. I pray You would produce in me love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, meekness, temperance, largeness of heart, singleness of purpose. I pray I would have discipline, wisdom, & strength. I pray I would walk in the Spirit, walk by faith, not by sight, would have patience which can endure irritation, frustration, inconvenience, & delays, & I would deal w/ anger properly. I pray You would give me creative ideas. I pray You would reveal to me any sin areas in my life, & make me the kind of person You want me to be.

I pray I would learn to & want to pray for others & myself, & want to worship God at all times. Draw me to worship God. I pray I would have the strength & determination to continue to do the praying I need to do each day, make progress in prayer every day, I would step out in faith to take the time to pray as the priority of each day & trust You everything else in the day will be taken care of, including sleep. I pray I would have perseverance in all things but especially in prayer. I pray I would experience the power of prayer. I ask I would appreciate praying, worshiping, & studying the Bible alone, w/ my family, & w/ others.

I pray I would open my mind & heart to You, correctly understand what I read in the Bible, obey it, & let it direct my life. I pray I would soak in Your Word, be excited about it, & would become very familiar w/ it, enough to get others excited about it.

I pray I would learn to articulate the Gospel straightforwardly & share w/ others my relationship w/ Jesus. I ask You, God, for all Your Power to bring all to conversion, repentance, & a true, living, salvation faith in Jesus Christ. I believe You honor free will. You cannot force belief & faith, but You can influence, just as Your enemy can influence. You may need to allow things to happen to get my attention. I ask You to protect all, through all those kinds of things & all other kinds of dangers & circumstances, but especially I ask You to protect those whom I know & hope my prayers will cover.

I pray I will deepen my relationship w/ Jesus Christ.

God, I pray I would know & experience Your love, joy, & contentment, have confidence in Your leading, draw closer to You, maintain a right relationship w/ You, & have confidence in my salvation.

I pray all my needs would be met in godly & positive ways, & I would have opportunities to grow spiritually & socially through fellowship, worship, & whatever other resources You have for me. I pray I would get along w/ everyone, as much as possible, without compromising anything You would not want me to compromise. I pray I would be quick to listen & slow to speak, I would offer my ears to others so I might truly listen, would give up my agenda in conversations, & join the conversation You have been having w/ others. I pray I would have the courage & wisdom to resist peer pressure, especially negative peer pressure.

I pray I & everyone will recognize our vocations & live them out gratefully & fully. I pray I would have the faith to listen to You, the courage to heed You, the strength to serve You, & the willingness to respond to Your call. I pray I & all believers follow You in whatever capacity You call us. I pray for Your wisdom & strength to handle more responsibilities & the resources to do what You have me do. I pray I would be guided to what You want me to do, the future would be opened for me, & I would be shown my next step. I pray I would take on the roles You want me to have in my family, I would move into the proper positions to serve others as You would have me serve, take on the battles You have for me, & respond to the needs around me.

I pray I would submit my gifts, strengths, & even weaknesses to line up w/ Your design for my life & I would use them to serve You. I pray I would have the wisdom & discipline to use wealth effectively for the sake of Your Kingdom. I pray I would not worry, especially I pray I would not worry about finances. I pray I would have a servant’s heart. I pray I would have the wisdom to discern Your will, to take advantage of opportunities to study subjects that will give me the skills needed to do Your will & to make decisions according to Your will. I pray I would do my best in all things.

I pray I would learn to live by the principles You have set in place. For instance, I will reap what I sow, I need to sow to the Spirit & not to the flesh, & need to sow to good soil.

I pray I would dwell on what is true, honorable, just, pure, pleasing, commendable, excellent, of good report, & worthy of praise. I pray You would protect my mind & I would feed my mind on godly meditations. I pray I would have emotional stability, & spiritual strength, especially in times of attack. I pray I would have the wisdom to learn from hard times, suffering, & mistakes. I pray I would learn from & handle both success & failure. I pray I would have what I need to deal w/ the pressures of life. I pray I would reject ungodly, negative, & discouraging thoughts. I pray I would be discerning in my use of all media, use leisure time wisely, & have the wisdom to use all time wisely, prioritizing in the light of eternity.

I pray I would strive to acquire godly character. I pray I would grow to become loving, joyful, peaceful, a peace-maker, patient, kind, gentle, disciplined, pure of heart, sensitive of other’s feelings, humble, courageous, friendly, loyal, considerate, wise, resourceful, full of faith, trustworthy, persistent, honest, open, observant, strong, single-minded, positive, understanding, generous, healthy, intelligent, knowledgeable, compassionate, & teachable.

I pray I would be protected from illness, physical harm, & all forms of abuse. I pray I & everyone  would not misuse alcohol or any other drugs. I pray we all will accept our bodies You have given us, & treat those bodies wisely, as temples of the Holy Spirit. I pray all of us would have healing for wounds of all kinds. I pray all of us would have wisdom & skill in driving. I pray all of us would be protected as we travel, no matter how we travel.

I pray a foundation for godly marriage would be built in our children’s lives. I pray we would be examples of a godly marriage in action. I pray we could help others grow in godliness. I pray we would be models of godliness & purity.

I pray I would be spiritually sensitive, speaking words of encouragement & sincere praise to those around me, & humbly accept encouragement & well earned praise. I pray I would have the strength, courage, & insight to be a friend to the friendless & a positive influence in my neighborhood. I pray I would have a heart of compassion for the less fortunate, the downcast, the marginalized, & anyone perceived as an adversary. I pray I would see Jesus fleshed out consistently in people I encounter, in those I minister to, & in any who minister to me. I pray I would recognize all my relationships as blessings. I pray I would have enjoyment, peace, & contentment in my work, in my family, in new as well as established relationships, in each new day, in healthy, physical recreation, in my thoughts, in my prayers, in my meditations, & the beauty of life.

I pray I would have the wisdom to appropriately respect & obey You & all others who have legitimate authority in my life. I pray those others would also respond to me w/ respect & love. I pray I would have wise counsel from people I trust. I pray I would properly respond to criticism. I pray I would have confidence from the knowledge of Your love so I can communicate my thoughts & feelings effectively. I pray I would be understood by caring people & yet remember to seek to understand rather than seek to be understood.

Teach me to freely confess any & all sin. Search me & cleanse me of anything displeasing to You. Forgive me as I forgive others. I ask Your forgiveness for my every sin. Search me, know, & reveal to me where You are working in my life, & grant to me the grace of Your healing & deliverance & deep & true repentance. Forgive my unhealthy attachments to the world & I pray I would look to You as my source. I pray I would continue to experience inner conversion, repentance, & step up to meet the world as the new creation in Christ I am. I pray I would recognize Your forgiveness, acknowledge it, & live in it. I pray I would relate to the opposite sex in godly ways, & flee from all forms of sexual temptation.

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your loving-kindness: according to the multitude of Your tender mercies blot out all my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquities, & cleanse me from my sins. For I acknowledge my transgressions: & my sin is ever before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, & done evil in Your sight: so You will be justified when You speak, & be clear when You judge. Behold, I was shaped in iniquity, & in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts: & in the hidden parts You shall make me know wisdom. Purge me w/ hyssop, & I shall be clean: wash me, & I shall be whiter than snow. Make me hear joy & gladness; so the bones which You have created may rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins, & blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; & renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Your presence, & take not Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of Your salvation, & uphold me w/ Your free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors Your ways; & sinners shall be converted unto You. Deliver me from guiltiness, O God, my God of my salvation: & my tongue shall declare aloud Your righteousness. O Lord, open my lips; & my mouth shall show forth Your praise. For You desire not sacrifice else would I give it: You delight not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken & a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. Do good in Your good pleasure unto Zion: build the walls of Jerusalem. Then shall You be pleased w/ the sacrifices of righteousness, w/ burnt offering & whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon Your altar. (Psalm 51)

Dear God, please help me to submit to You, & help me to resist the devil so he will flee from me.  (From James 4:7) St. John wrote to those he referred to as “little children”. Assuming he meant to address people like me, I would like to claim the verse & accept I have overcome because You are in me & are greater than he who is in the world. (From I John 4:4) I live in the world, but St. Paul the Apostle wrote I do not wage war as the world does. The weapons I fight w/ are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, my weapons have divine power to demolish strongholds. Please help me use these weapons to  demolish arguments & every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, & help me to take captive every thought & make each obedient to Christ.” (From 2 Cor 10:3-5) Please help me to be self-controlled & alert. St. Peter wrote my enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Please help me resist him, & stand firm in the faith.” (From 1 Peter 5:8-9) Thank You no weapon formed against me will prosper; & every tongue accusing me in judgment I will condemn. You have declared “This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, & their vindication is from You,” (From Isaiah 54:17) “I put on the full armor of God, so I can take my stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh & blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world & the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore I put on the full armor of God, so when the day of evil comes, I may be able to stand my ground, & after I have done everything, to stand.  I stand firm then, w/ the belt of truth buckled around my waist, w/ the breastplate of righteousness in place, & w/ my feet fitted w/ the readiness coming from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, I take up the shield of faith, w/ which I can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. I take the helmet of salvation & the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. I choose to be strong in the Lord & the strength of Your might, and to pray at all times in the Spirit.” (Eph. 6:11-17) Thank You because, in all these things, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loved me.” (Rom. 8:37) Thanks be to God, who gives me the victory through my Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. 15:57) You have said, “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit.” (Zech. 4:6) “But You, Lord, are faithful, & You will strengthen me & protect me from the evil one.” 92 Thess. 3:3) Jesus, You have told me, “Behold, I have given You authority to tread on serpents & scorpions, & over all the power of the enemy, & nothing shall hurt You.” (Luke 10:19) “The thief comes only to steal & kill & destroy. I came that they may have life & have it abundantly.” (John 10:10) “Truly I tell You, whatever You bind on earth will be bound in heaven, & whatever You loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell You if two of You on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” (Matt. 18:18-19) “The Lord will cause Your enemies who rise against You to be defeated before You. They shall come out against You one way & flee before You seven ways.” (Deut. 28:7) “I have told You these things, so in me, You may have peace. In this world, You will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) “No temptation has overtaken You except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let You be tempted beyond what You can bear. But when You are tempted, he will also provide a way out so You can endure it.” (1 Cor. 10:13) “And You will know the truth, & the truth will set You free.” (John 8:32) “Do not be overcome w/ evil, but overcome evil w/ good.” (Rom. 12:21) “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb & by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.” (Rev.12:11) “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which You were called when You made Your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” (1 Tim. 6:12) “On this rock I will build my church, & the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matt. 16:18) “…the reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.” (1 John 3:8) “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up w/ wings like eagles; they shall run & not be weary; they shall walk & not faint.” (Is. 40:31) “One of Your men puts to flight a thousand, for the Lord Your God is He who fights for You, just as He promised You.” (Josh. 23:10) “Do not fear them, for the Lord Your God is the one fighting for You.” (Deut. 3:22) “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?” (Rom. 8:31) “Through You, we will push back our adversaries, through Your name we will trample down those who rise against us.” (Ps. 44:5) “Have I not commanded You? Be strong & courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord Your God is w/ You wherever You go.” (Josh. 1:9) “For You have girded me w/ strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose against me.” (Ps. 18:39) “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge & my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Surely he will save You from the fowler’s snare & the deadly pestilence. He will cover You w/ His feathers, & under His wings, You will find refuge; His faithfulness will be Your shield & rampart…” (Ps. 91:1-4) “This is what the Lord says to You: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not Yours, but God’s.” (2 Chron. 20:15)

In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray for Your power to go out into the world to destroy the works of all those who oppose You.