PRAYER GUIDE: PART 2, “SELF-ESTEEM, GOD’S WAY,” 14.05.19
FATHER, I pray for each wounded soul, each broken heart to yield their pain and surrender their hurts, rage, shame, fears, and defilements to YOUR HEALING TOUCH, for “Behold, YOU are the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for You?” (Jer.32:27).
May each one offer up their wounds to Your Healing Touch, and be freed from carrying these burdens any longer, for Jesus/Yeshua said,“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest . . . will find rest for your souls. . .” (Matt.11:28-30), verifying what Isaiah the prophet meant when he said: “Surely He has borne our griefs, carried our sorrows . . . wounded for our transgressions . . . bruised for our iniquities; by His stripes we are healed” (Isa.53:4,5). There is no need for any of Your people to keep struggling, living in pain, tormented by past events and memories, You have washed the slate clean.
And we give thanks for that! May we all be grateful each day, that we have a Saviour, Who not only saved us, but offers deliverance, complete freedom; in fact, all are invited to reach out: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened” (Matt.7:7,8). Thank-You, Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus/Yeshua, that You are a God Who cares about all our needs, hurts, and fears, for “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry. The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all” (Ps.34:15,18,19). Thank-You, Holy Father!!!
Thank-You, Holy Father, that each one can take back the ground – can take back what the Enemy has stolen through broken relationships, abusive and unjust treatment of all kinds. Lead each one, by Your Spirit, now, to forgiving whoever needs to be forgiven in their lives, for “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matt.6:14,16). Lead each one, then, by Your Holy Spirit, to that place of surrendering each item of hurt to You, and thus through Your healing Touch enable each hurting soul to take “any root of bitterness” (Heb.12:15) and nail it to the Cross so it can no longer infest, infect, and defile themselves, for just as You gather together the outcasts of Israel and heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds (Ps.147:2,3), so too will You do for each one that is Yours.
I pray, Heavenly Father, that by these very promises and principles each wounded psyche, would now be gifted with the healing needed to retrieve psychological wellness that will reinstate a sense of well-being, a sense of self hidden in You, and thereby the self-esteem, self-concept, and self-worth issues that have so limited and tormented many, will simply dissipate, being replaced by the inner knowing of Your value for themselves, each now able to see the self through Your Eyes, placing a value on self that comes from YOU, not that which comes from the world, through others, regardless of how significant they may be in one’s life.
Make each hurting soul now able to measure their worth through Kingdom purposes, through a new lense, no longer tainted by their wounded filters.
Bring renewed self-esteem, on Your Terms, “For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen” (Matt.6:13).
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