A prayer of hope, a prayer of praise, a prayer for direction, a prayer for strength in troubled times

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O Lord God of Heaven and Earth,

In danger, I will hide beneath your wings
In fear, I will trust in you
In despair, I give my burdens to you.
In my sins, you purify me
In brokenness, you restore my joy.
In troubles, you rescue me each time.
In hard times, you give me more than enough
I will not be disgraced.
In discouragement, I will hope in You
I will praise You again.
If I stumble, you keep me from falling
You hold me by my hand.
If I have gone astray, you show me the right way
You point in the direction in which I am to go.

   O God, I praise you. You are my King and my God. You knew me before the foundation of the the earth, you know me by name. How beautiful are your laws. Your unfailing love covers me as a shield. You alone are Holy and Righteous. Let all the earth praise your Great name. For in my distress you heard me, You lifted me out of raging waters. You are my refuge and my High tower of safety. I will shout to you with joyful praise. You are my refuge and my strength, my ever-present help in times of trouble.

Lord, my troubles overwhelm me, my enemies surround me and bring trouble. Confuse my enemies O Lord. Confuse and frustrate the plans of the wicked, for wickedness has filled my land, truth and righteousness are no longer found and everything is falling apart. But I will call on my God- The Lord who rescues me- The God who has ruled forever will rescue me. Lord, look upon the threats and those who speak against you and your laws. I will no longer worry about the wicked, I remember that they will soon fade away. Grant your servants with all boldness to speak your Word by stretching out your hand to heal and that signs and wonders may be done through your name of your Holy Servant Jesus.

Lord, may your face shine upon your people. Arise O lord and rescue us. Slap all our enemies in the face for victory comes from you O God, Bless your people. You are my light and my Salvation, why should I be afraid? I will remain confident in You. Teach me how to live O God. Lead me along the right paths. I will wait patiently for the Lord. I will be brave and courageous for you O God. Yes, I will wait patiently for You. You are my Rock and my Safety, my Strength and my Shield. I trust in you with all my heart. You strengthen me and fill me with joy.

Lord, answer my cries in my times of trouble. Strengthen me according to your word. May your name keep me from all harm , send your help from the sanctuary to rescue me and strengthen me from your Holy Mountain. May you grant us our hearts desires and make all our plans succeed. Lord, answer the people’s prayers. Lead me in the right path, O Lord, and make your way plain for me to follow. Bless me, indeed, and enlarge my territory that your hand would be with me and that you would keep me from evil that I may not cause pain to anyone.

Thank you Father for your Holy Spirit, for saving me and dwelling in me. Thank you for your unconditional love, your tender mercies and for faithfully keeping your promises. I know that with you, O God, I can overcome every obstacle, with you, O God, I can do all things through Christ Jesus. I can face each day with joy and victory no matter what comes my way. I stand unshakable because you are with me. No matter what trials may come my way, I stand unshakable because You are My God and in You I trust. I give my burdens to you, O Lord and I know you will take care of me. I trust in you to save me, so why should I be afraid?

Your promises are true and trustworthy, standing forever. You help those who trust in You. You will grant the desires of those hearts who delight in You. You causes those who trust in you to live in safety and prosper.  You give all those who fear your name all their needs.  Who are we that you should consider us? Your grace and love over us is too infinite for us to understand. Thank you for your unfailing love.

If I have gone astray or drifted from your laws, show me the right path. Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a loyal spirit within in me. Do not banish me from your presence. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and make me willing to obey you. For your instructions are my joy, they are perfect and revive my soul. Cleanse me from my hidden faults and keep me from sin and don’t let them control me. I put my hope in you.

I will not fear when troubles come.  I will not fear when earthquakes come or when mountains crumble into the sea. I will wait patiently for You, my God, I will stand still before Your presence, for You, My God will be honored in every nation and throughout the world. The Lord of Heavens armies is here among us, praise His name, and the God of Israel is our Fortress forever. In you O God, I trust,

In the name of Jesus, the Holy Son of God, I pray  Amen
Psalms  3, 4, 5,6,7,19, 20, 27,28,35, 51,56, Acts 4, 1 Cor 3

 

The Prayer of Transformation

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          Last weekend I felt really stressed out. I felt like I had so much to do and not enough time to get everything done.  I don’t get this way often, but on this particular day I felt overloaded with everything that was ahead of me in the next week.  I stopped to read scripture,  renew myself and I opened up a newsletter I had just received from Sid Roth’s Mishochah (May 2012). In it there was an article and prayer by Dr. Jim Richards, founder of Impact Ministries in Huntsville,Alabama.

    The prayer was interesting and I did question a few things I was unfamiliar with, but decided to pray the prayer. It seemed so simple and so short, but as soon as I had finished, a supernatural peace came over me. I had been instantly freed from this feeling of stress that had a hold of me. Not only was I calm, but I realized what was stressing me- which I didn’t know before. I just felt stressed, but didn’t know why.  The article goes into detail of the prayer and I will condense it a bit below because the article is too long to write here. –and to make this even stranger- after I had prayed this prayer about 2-3x, I had a really interesting dream that I share below.

The Prayer of Transformation (by Dr. Jim Richards)         

Heavenly Father search my heart and discover the origin of this ( thought or feeling) of ____________________________.
Go to the very root of my being and resolve this origin in order to bring every aspect of my spirit, soul, and body into harmony with your truth and my true identity in Christ.
Search through every generation, every cellular memory, every action and every expression of this (thought/feeling) of______________________________.
Heal me completely according to the finished work of Jesus until Your life, light, love, truth, righteousness, peace, and joy empower me to completely forgive myself for every inappropriate expression, distorted perception, and destructive behavior, and forgive every person, place or circumstance that has contributed to this (thought or feeling) of___________________________
I choose to express my love for myself and my right as a child of God by allowing every mental, emotional, spiritual and physical dis-ease and inappropriate behavior based on this root problem recorded in my DNA to be transformed.
I choose being ______________________________________________.
I choose feeling _____________________________________________.
I am ______________________________________________________.

It is done! It is finished; it is mine by the resurrection of Jesus!
Thank you, Holy Spirit for the grace to live in the fullness of my identity as a child of God and a new creation in Christ.
I give you thanks, Jehovah my Healer, Who is good and only good. You are my God, my strength, my hope and my salvation!
(Now Express your personal love and appreciation to Him!)

  Prayer in detail: (condensed from article)

Heavenly Father, search my heart and discover this origin of this feeling of being overwhelmed:

 Why do I want the Lord to discover the origin? Because I don’t know if this feeling of being overwhelmed is really about how much work I have to do. I don’t know if it’s because this situation reminds me of a negative experience from my past, I just want to give God permission to go to the very root of it.

Go to the very root of my being, and resolve this origin in order to bring every aspect of my spirit, soul and body into harmony with “Your truth, and my true identity in Messiah”

 We’re not trying to get God to do something that hasn’t already been paid for. We’re briging this thought or feeling captive to the obedience of Messiah. Jesus has already paid for my deliverance from feeling overwhelmed. Jesus has already paid for me to have the power to accomplish things, to have peace and to have the mind of the Messiah.

Search through every generation

 Why every generation? Because we have learned that through cellular memories we pick up traits from our relatives going back several generations.

Search every generation, every cellular memory, and every action
 because I’ve probably done things that have contributed to this.

-and every expression of this feeling of being overwhelmed. And heal me completely; according to the finished work of Jesus, until Your life, light, love, truth, righteousness, peace and joy empower me to completely forgive myself for every inappropriate expression… 
…for every distorted perception and every destructive behavior
( and here’s the clincher) and forgive every person, place or circumstance that has contributed to this feeling of being overwhelmed.
       “I choose to express my love for myself and my right, as a child of God, by allowing every mental, emotional, spiritual and physical disease, and inappropriate behavior based on this root problem recorded in my DNA, to be transformed”
   It is my right as a child of God to exercise this authority. And I have to love myself enough to do this. I want to transform every inappropriate aspect of how this has been expressed in my life, and I really want this thing rooted out in my DNA, rooted out of who I am.

   And then I’m going to make a positive declaration: “I choose being at peace and confident. I choose feeling at peace and confident. I am at peace and confident. It’s done, It’s finished, it’s mine, by the resurrection of Jesus! And I thank you Holy Spirit for the grace to live in the fullness of my identity as a child of God, a new creation in Messiah. And I thank you Jehovah my Healer, Who is good and only good. You’re my God and my strength, my hope, and my Salvation” 

    After you have prayed, express your personal love and appreciation to Him!

(“The article continues on but ends with these words) Don’t let your past rob you of your future. 

My Dream  
      
Yesterday, early morning, I was waking up out of a very different dream. It seemed there had been an innumerable amount of time and hours spend searching through my entire life- and exhaustive study- you could say of me. Things were being taken out of my life- every bad thing I had ever done and said and every wrong or bad thing that had happened to me was being taken out of me and put in a canister that was being held. There was much- intense study- searching back to my early childhood. As I was waking up, yet still in dream, the exhaustive study of me was almost over. They were taking out all the times I had been hurt or hard times I had suffered- back to my toddler and childhood days. It was amazing. I looked at the canister and it was almost full and I turned to see myself. I could see myself standing up with my arms out as my life was searched and cleaned out. I looked- and in amazement I had turned this brilliant white light. My arms, my clothes. I could see myself on a brilliant white step and there I was brilliant shining white light. I was changed and transformed. I wonder if this is what will happen when the Lord changes us! It was amazing.

        Peace Everyone! Hey- I was reading in Ruth and noticed that every time they saw each other they greeted each other with a blessing. They didn’t say- hi, how are you. When they saw each other, they said “The Lord be with you”. I think we should do this! I noticed when Boaz came to his workers, he said “The Lord be with you” and they replied; “May the Lord bless you”  My sister and I already started this, we love it!

            May the Lord bless you today! May His face shine upon You!
                 The Lord is good and His mercy endures forever! Amen.

More information on Jim Richards: 
His site: http://impactministries.com/ (wordpress isn’t working for me, so I hope the links works) and http://jbrichards.wordpress.com/. Sid Roth’s site: http://www.sidroth.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=11265&news_iv_ctrl=0&abbr=rad_

What is a Spiritual Stonghold?

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  A few years ago, the Lord showed me a vivid vision as I was awake in the early morning. He showed me our hearts, the spiritual battles we face, much scripture was explained and here I want to share with  you what the Lord showed me was a stronghold.

    A spiritual stronghold is a pair of demonic hands on a certain part of people’s life that flows out from your heart. Remember King Solomon wrote:

Above all else, guard your heart,
   for everything you do flows from it.

Keep your mouth free of perversity;
   keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Let your eyes look straight ahead;
   fix your gaze directly before you.
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
   and be steadfast in all your ways.
 Do not turn to the right or the left;
   keep your foot from evil.

    These words are true, and oh how I wish everyone could understand the depth of this. What we put in our hearts flows out in four ways- very similar to the physical heart we have within us. The junk or the good we see, hear, do, go …goes straight into our heart. It is like a well within us- it can be flowing with the waters of life through Jesus or we can unknowingly be polluting it with the tv shows, music, words, books we allow to get dumped in.

    There are different outflows to our spiritual heart and each one specifically flows to a certain part of each person’s life. On top of the outflow I could see the name written on it.- Each of the outflows of the heart were for a different part of the person’s life. For instance, one was home and family, another was “looking for God” another was “happiness”, another was work, another “different paths” and “ventures”

      What you put in to your heart can allow the devil to try to control your life- this is the pair of demonic hands that tries to cut you off- ultimately destroying your life. These rivers- for lack of a better word to describe-that flow from your heart actually connect you to the Lord- as if on a vine. The devils grip tries to cut you off. The main goal of a demonic stronghold is to cut off your connector to the Lord- it would be like you tying a tight rubber band on a branch of a vine. It would eventually fall off and die. Well that is what happens here.

       To understand the working of our enemy here- is to describe it as breaking a branch from a vine off- or cutting off it’s source- to kill the vine so the life is no longer in it.

     I saw the Lord holding on to His people- some even by a small strand that was left with the strongholds breaking them off.  The Lord loves His people so much- as if you were his only son. He has His arms outstretched to you and guards you – but you must, you must, you must Guard and Protect your heart- it’s the wellspring within you- and if you do not protect it and live the way you want to- instead of by the Lord’s way- you will deeply regret the choices you made in your life.

             Listen to the words Jesus said:

 John 15:1I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  

      He is the vine- Jesus is explaining what it is like in the spiritual world. This is how we are connected to Jesus- that is how Jesus, the Holy Spirit and our Father God are always with us.

“Wake up, sleeper,
   rise from the dead,
   and Christ will shine on you.”

       In the case I saw, it was a man who had alcohol and gambling addiction. The man had no idea he was being controlled by the demons who had a stronghold on him. He thought to himself “I can beat this, I can overcome this on my own” and the devils laughed and laughed because they knew it would be impossible.  This man had at one time been wiped clean and freed from his addictions, but returned to his ways. I finally understood what Jesus said when he said the demons come back and find the place (heart) wiped clean and bring even more back. I could see so many demons there waiting to grab him and break him off, waiting for him to break free-only so the next one in line could put there hands on it next. Behind this man and the demonic stronghold…I could see the man fight and break free and then another demon would grab hold and so it went on and on..the man never freeing himself.  Only the blood of Jesus can free us, we in ourselves are powerless to the demonic forces that try to kill us, destroy us, and cut us off from our Heavenly Father. On top of each of the hands I saw the word “stronghold” written. I also so a demonic chokehold around the neck that would choke out the word of God. Everytime this person would go to church or try to hear God’s word the demonic chokehold would grab him around the neck so the Word of God could not go into the heart.

Proof:

    “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’  When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order.  Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first.” Luke 11:24-26

    “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it.  Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.” Matthew 12”43-45

 YOU CAN HAVE THIS LIVING WATER FLOWING THROUGH YOU– you need it for your salvation. Call out to your Savior- the spring of Living Water. It is a gift for you. Ask for it. Jesus said, “Whoever believes in me, rivers of living water will flow from within them.

Jeremiah 2:13 “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.
(can your heart hold this living water or is your heart polluted?
Jeremiah 17:13 LORD, you are the hope of Israel; all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the LORD, the spring of living water.
John 4:10  Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?
John 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ ”

       Don’t be deceived! Be set free in Jesus name! you very soul is at stake. If you could only see the workings of the enemy- stand strong soldier Put on your warfare! And for goodness sake- Above all- GUARD YOUR HEARTS

           Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Demonic Stronghold on a vine of heart

I’m not an artist, but this is part of what I saw- one entrance and 4 outflows throught the heart and on this specific heart I saw one set of demonic hands trying to strangle or cut off the outflow of the heart and behind it were legions ready to jump in just in case the person was freed.