PRAYER GUIDE, “WALKING IN THE WORD,” 26.11.18
Teach us, Lord, and make us to remember, by Your Spirit, that we “do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matt.4:4).
May we get it into our hearts that we can respond, by the power of Your Spirit, just as Jesus/Yeshua did (Matt.4:1-10), whenever fearful situations and temptations confront us. Give us that same confidence and boldness that Yeshua/Jesus had, to rebuke the Enemy when he tries to take us off-guard, coercing, bullying, intimidating us into submitting to him through our fears. Make us to put Your Word into our hearts, so we are always ready to speak Your Word, taking charge/taking authority.
Forgive us for arguing, tried to convince, or make a case, when all we need to do is speak Your Word. Forgive us for rationalizing, making excuses, analyzing, justifying, and defending ourselves by fleshly means, when all we need is to know who we are in Christ/Yeshua; and thus; speak the Word of God, picking it up like a sword, and wielding it against the Enemy, “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword—piercing right through to a separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Heb.4:12). Thank-You, Heavenly Father, for this most powerful tool and weapon that we are so privileged to have.
May we follow Your example, Yeshua, and not get tricked into attempting to manipulate You into doing something because others are challenging us to prove You/Your power. Cause Your Holy Spirit to remind us that, “it is written, ‘You shall not put Adonai your God to the test”” (Matt.4:7). At the same time, let us not be passive and/or timid. But make us confident, and bold, so we can speak Your truth in the face of challenge, adversity, and persecution. When the Devil tries to trick us, intimidating us to give in to his challenges, give us the boldness to speak Your Word and rebuke the Devil, just like Yeshua did, saying “Go away, satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship Adonai your God . .. . . Then the devil leaves Him. And behold, angels came and began to take care of Him” (Matt.4:10,11); and we will chase him away just as You did. Father, send Your angels to minister to us in these times, also, just as they did for Yeshua, for “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out for service to those about to inherit salvation?”(Heb.1:14); and we know that “The angel of Adonai encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers them”(Ps. 34:8).
Thank-You, Holy Father that You send Your angels to deliver us from threatening situations; for “Behold, I am sending an angel before you, to guard you on the way and to bring you into the place that I have prepared” (Ex. 23:20).
Let us walk in Your Word,“ And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Eph.6:17), applying it in every area of our lives, as needed. Thank-You that Your Word “is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart”(Heb.4:12), and we have this amazing privilege of walking in it (1 John 2:6), and wielding it. We are so grateful; and we pray these things by Your Word, and in the Name of Jesus/Yeshua. Amen.
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