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Prayer, Plain and Simple

…The devil… was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)

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We all have voices in our heads, and often these voices are echoing lies that we believe and incorporate into our lives. Lies often become embedded into our minds through trauma, things that have happened that should not have happened. They worm their way into our minds and personality and become a part of us; but with the truth, coupled with the blood of Jesus, we can reject and conquer each lie we have adopted into our identity.

We are diving deep into the negative emotions that hold us back from our destinies. Today we will pray about shame. The emotion of shame is the most difficult to manage, not to mention overcome. Many are plagued with shame, an emotion that condemns us of being bad, worthless, perverted, dumb, and dirty. And without the forgiveness of Jesus through His blood, that is what we all deserve. But upon receiving His forgiveness, the guilt of shame is done away with, totally and completely.

Are you plagued with shame for your past or current sins? If you have made Jesus the Lord of your life, you can rest in the fact that He has it covered! He has your back, by taking the punishment of your sin on His back.

“By His stripes you were healed.”

You’ve been healed of your shame.

Just as Jesus opened blind eyes, restored withered hands, and strengthened lame legs, He is able and willing to heal you of your shame. Our sin killed Him, so we can go free. Pray this plain and simple prayer today.

Father,

I have made You the Lord of my life by giving myself to You and committing to walk with You through my life. Because of the sacrifice of Your Son Jesus, I freely accept the forgiveness He died to give me. I have committed sins that deserve shame, yet I have repented, and I choose to receive the gift that cost Jesus His life: forgiveness and freedom.

I believe and declare that shame shall no longer be a part of my life. Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith, endured the cross, despising the shame so that I too, can reject and despise shame. I reject it now and despise it from this day forward by avoiding every thought of my past sin and simply thanking Jesus for His great love and sacrifice.

I believe and declare that my past sins are inaccessible to me and to Jesus, for He has removed them from me as far as the East is from the West. I could get on an airplane and travel for thousands of years, circling the globe, and never access my sin any longer, for God has placed it out of my reach. I thank You, Lord, for the freedom that gives me today.

I believe and declare that I have nothing to fear. I will not be ashamed or disgraced any longer. I will not dwell on my past sins, but will throw them into the sea of forgetfulness. I will not ruminate on my former reproachful life, but will focus on the Truth – that Christ has set me free from shame!

I believe and declare that in place of the shame that has plagued my life to this day, God will give me honor, and not just honor, but double honor, according to His promise!

I renounce the hidden shameful acts I have committed; I have brought them into light through confession to Jesus and to trusted leaders and friends. I am walking now in complete transparency, nothing hidden. I commend myself to anyone’s conscience that I am cleansed and made whole.

I believe and declare that there is therefore now no condemnation for me! I reject the thought that I am condemn-able, for Christ has made me acceptable to Himself!

I believe and declare that I am acceptable to God, to others, and to myself!

I take off the clothes and countenance of shame and put on the garments of righteousness and the countenance of joy and purity. No shame shall cover my face any longer. No spirit of shame shall dull my joy or hold me back. Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.

That’s me! I’m free indeed!

In Jesus’ Name
Amen

Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2)

As far as the East is from the West, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. (Psalm 103:12)

“Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore. (Isaiah 54:4)

Instead of your shame you shall have double honor. (Isaiah 61:7)

But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. (2 Corinthians 4:2)

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1)

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