And Forgive Us Our Sins
Lord, you are light, and there is no darkness in you at all. Your Word says that if we claim to have fellowship with you, but walk in the darkness, then we lie and do not live by your truth. But if we walk in the light, as you are in the light, then we do have fellowship with you, and with your Body, and then the blood of Jesus, your Son, will purify us from all sin.
If I say that I am not a sinner, I am only fooling myself, and therefore prove that your truth is not in me. However, if I confess my sins, then you are faithful and just and will forgive me of those sins and will purify me from all unrighteousness. (1st John 1:5-9)
Lord, I confess that I am a sinner. I was born into sin when I came into this world, and there are temptations and sins that clutch at me to pull me down, and in truth, sometimes I am caught by them, and I fall.
I ask that when I do fall, that you would not leave me there, but would lift me up and set my feet on a firm foundation, and forgive me from the sin that bound me, washing away my transgressions in the blood of Jesus Christ.
(List your weaknesses, and ask the Lord to forgive you of giving in to them, and to strengthen you so that you would be able to stand against them.)
Lord God, you know my weakness with (Weakness #1), and how it reaches for me and entices me to do evil in your sight. I pray that you would give me the strength to stand against this spirit, and to overcome, for my flesh is weak and unable to resist it by myself.
You promised us in your Word that when we are weak, that is when you are made strong, and that prayer will bring us into your perfection. (2nd Corinthians 13:9)
I bind the spirit of (Weakness #1), and I rebuke you in the name of Jesus Christ. You have no hold on me! You have no right to my life, for I have been bought by the blood of Jesus! Let me go! My body and my spirit are His, and you have no claim to them! (1st Corinthians 6:20)
I do not serve you any longer, for I am now the Lord's servant! (1st Corinthians 7:22,23)
Lord, I loose the spirit of (spirit that can aid you) into my life, so that my house will not just be swept and cleaned of unrighteousness, but that it would be filled with holiness, so that unrighteousness would not be able to return and take up residence in me again. (Luke 11:24-26)
I pray, father, that you would send (mighty/guardian/ministering) angels to come and build a protective wall around me and protect me from these spirits of (Weakness #1). I pray that you would send them with your blessing, that they may have the power to defeat these spirits of unrighteousness in my life.
I thank you, father, for your care and your protection, and by faith I thank you for the victory over this (Weakness #1) in my life.
I desire to live for you, and to serve you, and for you to be pleased with me, father. Lead and guide me in the paths of righteousness for the sake of your name and your kingdom, (Psalms 23:3) that I may be found worthy of a crown of righteousness, (2nd Timothy 4:8), and live in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalms 23:6)
(Repeat this for the rest of your weaknesses.)
Lead Us Not Into Temptation, But Deliver Us
Lord, that I might be able to stand against temptation and the deception of the evil one, I ask that you would protect my mind from evil thoughts of temptation and unrighteousness, for to be worldly-minded is to die in my sins, but to be spiritually-minded is to receive life and peace. (Romans 8:6)
I ask that you would place the mind that was in Christ Jesus, also in me, (Philippians 2:5) for if my mind is on you, you have promised to keep me in perfect peace. (Isaiah 26:3)
Please keep my mind focussed only on you, and let me think righteously. Allow me to see things through your eyes, father, to see things the way that you see them.
I also pray that you would keep my heart right. Help me to plant myself in righteousness, and to receive your mercy as a harvest. Mold me after your pattern of holiness, and use me for your kingdom. Draw my heart close to you, that I would seek your face until you come and rain righteousness upon me, dear Lord. (Hosea 10:12)
Please filter everything that comes into or out of my heart, through your righteousness. I know that there is no one righteous but you, my father. Let me be easily influenced by your Spirit, and to be able to quickly recognize your voice when you speak to my heart.
Wrap your truth around me like a sash, and through your truth, keep me from lies and from errors.
Keep me from loving you in word, only, but rather help me to love you through my actions and with my life. (1st John 3:18)
Please guide my feet into the paths that you would have me to go, and guard them as they travel. Place them on the firm rock of your salvation, far from the pit of mud and clay.
Help me to deliver your light to those who are wandering in darkness, and in the shadow of death, and guide me in the way of peace.
Help me to always be prepared to testify of your gospel, and your love and power to everyone who asks me about you, and help me to speak with kindness and gentleness. (1st Peter 3:15)
Give me the words to say, so that my message and my preaching will cause people to put their faith in your power, based on the demonstration of your Holy Spirit, and not in any wise or persuasive words that I might use. (1st Corinthians 2:4,5)
Increase my faith so that all of the fiery arrows of the enemy would be doused and deflected, and help me when I do not understand. Teach me to obey your words, even when I do not understand the reason for them.
Lord, you are the author and the finisher of my faith, (Hebrews 12:2) which means you not only began a good work in me, but that you are faithful to complete it, as well. (Philippians 1:6)
Let my faith come from you, for you are faithful, and help me to correctly use the mustard seed of faith that I do have, for you have given to every person a measure of faith, as your Word says. (Romans 12:3)
I pray that you would place your Holy Spirit within me, that you would live inside me, and cause your laws to be written onto my heart and your name onto my forehead.
Anoint your Word in my hands and in my heart. Let your Spirit work through me, and use me for your kingdom, Lord. Let me be a vessel that you can use, and a channel that your Word can flow through.
Use me however you want to, father, for I am willing to be used of you.
Fortify my mind and heart against evil, clothe me in faith and truth, supply me with boldness to preach your Word, and place within me the power of your Spirit, so that strengthened in this way, I may be able to resist temptation and order the devil to flee by the authority of your name.
Forgive Others So That We May Find Forgiveness
Forgive me of my sins, father, and help me to always forgive others when they do wrong to me.
Help me to bear persecution gladly for your name, for as you were persecuted and hated, so also will I be.
Help me to love my enemies, to do good to those who maliciously use me, and to pray for those who curse me and intend to do me harm. (Luke 6:27,28)
Help me to be joyful and thankful in all circumstances, whether they be good or whether they be bad, (1st Thessalonians 5:16,18) and I thank you for the other Christian believers that minister to me and bring me before your throne in prayer. I thank you for the love that they have for all the believers, and for the faith and love that they have which comes from their hope of eternal life in heaven. I thank you for the truth they have heard, and for the gospel that has come to them.
I pray that they would bear fruit and grow strong in your Spirit, just as your gospel is also bearing fruit and growing. I pray that they would understand your grace in all it's truth. (Colossians 1:5,6)
I pray that your saints would be counted worthy of your calling, and that you will equip them to do good works. I pray that you would fulfill every good purpose and act of faith that they make in your name, father. (2nd Thessalonians 1:11)
I pray that your Church will glorify the name of Jesus, and that they in turn, will be glorified by you. (2nd Thessalonians 1:12)
I pray that your gospel will spread, (2nd Thessalonians 3:1) and that your saints who have been taken from us and placed in prisons throughout this earth would soon be restored to us. (Hebrews 13:19)
Deliver us from evil and help us in our time of need, father. (James 5:13)
Give us good health and the blessings of heaven, (3rd John 2) and I pray for the sick among us to be healed. (James 5:14)
Give us wisdom (Ephesians 1:18) and strength and power, and let us always be filled with your love. (Ephesians 3:16-19)
Give us your words to speak to others on your behalf, and help us not to be ashamed of you. (Ephesians 6:19,20)
Bring your saints to full maturity (Colossians 1:9-12) and open doors for us to minister to others and to declare the saving power of your blood to the world. (Romans 1:9,10; Colossians 4:3)
Keep your people from falling, Lord, and send your angels to keep them from shattering upon the stones of the chasm. (2nd Corinthians 13:7; Psalms 91:11,12)
Help us to raise up our children in the way of truth, so that when they are older they will not leave the paths of righteousness. (Proverbs 22:6)
Protect the little children in this world, Lord, and keep them from harm and destruction. You love the little children, Lord, and have told us that we can learn from them; that we need to have a heart that is as pure and trusting as these little ones. Send your angels to guard them in the nations of military unrest, and to keep them from those who would seek to destroy these little ones. (Matthew 19:13)
Keep falsehood and lies far from me, and give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, 'Who is the Lord?' Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor your name. (Proverbs 30:8,9)
I pray that when the day of persecution comes, father, that it does not come in winter, nor on the Sabbath, so that our brothers in Israel may be able to flee.
Finally, my father, I pray that your Spirit would be alive and at work in me, and that you would use me to speak to your Church. Allow me to speak with the language of angels, and also provide me with the interpretation, dear Lord, that your saints may be instructed, and encouraged, and restored. (1st Corinthians 14:13)
Help us to be clear-minded and self-controlled when we pray, (1st Peter 4:7) and to pray in the power of your Spirit. (Jude 20)
Put your blessing upon my life, and instruct me even more excellently in the way of righteousness. Go with me as I travel along the road, and while I am at work, and in my home, and cause others to see you through me, that your name would receive much honor, and much glory, and that salvation may come to the house of another, through your humble servant, whom you have seen fit to call a Son/Daughter.
I love you, Lord.
In the Matchless Name of Jesus Christ, I ask for these things.
I pray that this Prayer Manual has been a blessing to you! Pray without ceasing, for this is the will of God! (1st Thessalonians 5:17)
Chad J. McCoy
Dark Savant Ministries
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