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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 minds and personalities 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 accepted into our identity.

We are diving deep into the negative emotions that hold us back from our destinies. Today we will pray about hopelessness. The devil tries–and often succeeds–in shoving lies down our throats that tell us nothing ever changes, I will never have what I want, my life is meaningless, nothing to live for…

God has the antidote for hopelessness: it is hope and faith and expectancy in prayer!

When we encounter the love of our Father and receive His love into our hearts through faith, we can uproot the lies that have deposited hopelessness into our souls.

Jesus paid the ultimate price so we could be delivered from hopelessness. Just as He raised the dead, restored withered hands, and strengthened lame legs, He is able and willing to deliver you from the pain of hopelessness. Our sin killed Him, so we can live free. Pray this plain and simple prayer today…

Father,

I thank You that through Jesus You have made a way for me to be free from hopelessness and to learn to live as Your child. Because of the price You paid for me and the promises you have made in Your Word, I speak these declarations in faith. I believe that Your Word is at work in me as I agree with You now.

I believe and declare that Your Word is true for me personally: that You are the anchor for my soul. I am not adrift in some sea of hopelessness, but I am grounded in a sure and steadfast place: Your love and care.

I believe and declare that You are recycling the wreckage of my life into something new, useful, and beautiful. I can completely depend and lean on this promise. Your Word declares that You make all things new; this includes me!

I believe and declare that I am becoming a new and improved creation, a new and improved me.

I believe and declare that even if I have worked in vain all my life with little to show for it, one simple Word from You can change everything! In the meantime I will not lose hope but will listen closely for Your commands, to follow them wholeheartedly.

I believe and declare that I am not afraid of setting my hopes too high, for the hope that You give me is accessible and will not lead to disappointment.

I believe and declare that I am not stuck or stagnant, but that I am being changed little by little, from glory to glory, into the likeness of Jesus Himself.

I believe and declare that just as Jesus has begun His work in my life, He won’t quit until it is completed! I am making progress day by day as Jesus moulds me on His potter’s wheel, fashioning me after Himself.

I believe and declare that all these prayers are being heard, and now I wait expectantly for the fulfillment of all You have promised.

I believe and declare that I will not be tormented and ruled by hopelessness any longer, for I have been set free from bondage through the love of my Father God, the redeeming power of Jesus Christ, and the constant presence of the Holy Spirit in my life. I am a child of God! I have all the rights and privileges of a child of God – namely, my life has meaning, I have much to look forward to, and I can access a beautiful life today.

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. (Psalm 42:5)

In Jesus’ Name
Amen

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast… (Hebrews 6:19)

Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” (Revelation 21:5)

At dawn Jesus was standing on the beach, but the disciples couldn’t see who he was. He called out, “Fellows, have you caught any fish?”
“No,” they replied.
Then he said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!” So they did, and they couldn’t haul in the net because there were so many fish in it. (John 21:4-6)

And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. (Romans 5:5)

So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. (2 Corinthians 3:18)

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. (Philippians 1:6)

Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly. (Psalm 5:3b)

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