Pray This Every Day, Out Loud, As It's Based on Scripture and will NOT Return Void!
"I come before you, Lord, to petition you in Prayer and ask your blessing on me and my (Wife/Husband) to come together in harmony with sympathy, compassion and humility, faithfulness, honesty, respect and most of all, love.
Lord, You have made us one in flesh and spirit and You are a witness to our marriage covenant. I believe that the Holy Spirit will come upon (Spouse's Name) so that (She/He) never forgets your teachings and that (She/He) keeps your commands in (her/his) heart.
I believe that the Holy Spirit is working in our marriage, that my (Wife/Husband) will not be deceived by the persuasive words of anyone who would lead him astray or attempt to seduce (her/him).
I give You praise and honor, Lord, and I thank you that no weapon formed against our marriage has prospered and I believe that You, Lord, will silence anyone who is attempting to come between us, telling my spouse that reconciliation is wrong. With the spiritual authority given to me in Jesus name, I rebuke anyone who would attempt to put a wedge between myself and my spouse - through ungodly advice, use of banned spiritual arts as mentioned in the Bible for direction, or through false teachings or words.
Lord, I believe the Holy Spirit is working in my spouse's life right now, ministering to (Her/His) heart, and I believe the Holy Spirit will righteously convict and correct (Spouse's Name)'s thoughts, words and actions and place in (Her/His) heart the burning desire to rebuild our marriage because (She/He) knows life is better with me and the grass is NOT greener in other pastures as the deception of the world leads us to believe.
I petition you, dear Lord, that (Name of Husband or Wife) would humbly accept Your conviction and correction and seek your direction. In Your loving name, Amen."
2 prayers from Pastor Tony Evans' book, Prayers for Victory in Spiritual Warfare:
LORD, You have said that even mustard-seed sized faith can move mountains. When my spouse and I face mountains that threaten our unity, I pray You will honor our faith, no matter how small, and use it to bring about great results. Praying to You right now is an act of faith, so I pray in faith that You will bring my spouse's heart and mind in line under Yours. I know that whatever I ask according to Your will, You hear me and will give me what I ask, so I thank You for this ahead of time (1 John 5:14-15). In faith, I thank You for removing every obstacle that blocks our way to fully maximizing the purpose You have brought us together to fulfill. LORD, I believe You will do this. Where necessary, help my spouse and I overcome our unbelief (Mark 9:24). In Christ's Name, amen.
Father, You have saved us for Yourself. You have given us new life by Your Spirit, so we will no longer follow the desires of our flesh. I trust in Your Salvation to keep my spouse and I together to the end of our days. I put on Your helmet of salvation, which guards my mind from jealousy, anger, and bitterness. I reject the enemy's whispered thoughts and accusations against my mate, and I fully accept my spouse as he/she is, knowing that neither of us is perfect and never will be. Help me continually align my thoughts with Yours. Grant me a love like Yours that is forever secure no matter what either my spouse or I do. For You have said, "I will betroth you to Me forever. I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy" (Hosea 2:19). In Christ's Name, amen.
Some prayer direction......especially if you have kids and your spouse is avoiding them. GO to war over that wall of avoidance!
Attack it, tear it apart!
Father, we ask that You come and tear apart the walls of avoidance that spouses have allowed the enemy to build. We come against fear, anxiety, and the enemy's guilt and condemnation. Help them to overcome this evil so they may reach out and connect to their children and responsibilities without FEAR, without enemy's SHAME or influence. WE want them to FEEL YOUR CONVICTION which is not the same as condemnation. We know that conviction draws them, but the enemy keeps them away, bound. We rebuke the enemy off them in the name of JESUS. We rip, tear, destroy the plots and plans of the enemy. We pray You come and bring a heart -to-heart healing touch to them. This is YOUR season Father, touch them!
WE thank You for restoring communications, healing and restoring parents to their children. Healing and restoring their hearts BACK TO YOU!!!!
Let LOVE ABOUND! Touch their hearts!!! We speak HEART ENCOUNTERS IN JESUS NAME!!!!
Prayer for our Spouses, all Prodigals and Standers
"Abba Father ,
I come before you right now on my knees on the behalf of my covenant marriage and for all standers here right now...
You are the creator of the universe. You who created all things in the Universe, You who created Each of us from our Mother's womb. Father God, you created the first marriage covenant between Adam and Eve. You are our 3rd cord in every Christian marriage!
This year 2017 SHALL BE the year that Your promises will come to pass. The wait shall end this year! Have mercy on us all and hear our cries, prayers and pleas Abba Father!!! Hear the cries of the fatherless and motherless children within these families! Feel their hearts of their longings for their spouses, fathers and mothers. It is Your Will to end their long suffering and bring Glory to Your Name.
The Victory is ours so let the victory be now and let Your Will Be Done! Let us focus our hearts on doing Your Kingdom work instead of calling out for the salvation and return of our spouses, Father God! Release us this year so that we may do Your work and serve You as your servants in this world and bring Glory to Your Name! Let us each be living testimonies of the goodness of Your Grace and bless us each with the complete restoration of each of our marriages, Father God!
I pray especially for spouses who have withstood the test of time and have been your faithful servant and never lost hope in You, Lord! Repay them for the years the swarming locusts have eaten! Father God, you hear every of our prayers and heart's desire so let YOUR WILL BE DONE. I ask that each of our heart's desire and innumerable prayers shall manifest this year Lord for this is the year of Your Restoration on a big scale!
Holy Spirit, I ask you for anointing in the atmosphere for Major Marriage Revival for all marriages and that Your hand shall reunite all families by bringing all Prodigals home back to their covenant marriage in 2017.
I place a hedge of thorns around all wayward spouses including my (Wife or Husband), that from this day forth they shall no longer be tempted into sin against their spouse from their covenant marriage, while the Lord's hand moves upon their lives and changes their hearts to love all that is of God and hate all that is of the enemy.
I ask that healing and restoration take place from this day forth in all marriages that have been attacked by the evil one right now, Father God. Do not leave these relationships vulnerable, Lord God. You shall remove the scales from their eyes and they shall regain their spiritual sight, and see the Truth of God. You shall replace their old stubborn stony hearts with a new heart of flesh filled with Your love and obedience for you, Abba Father.
I loose all strongholds, bondages with all things of the old. All things anew shall arise and make anew in the name of Christ Jesus (2 Cor 5:17)!
Anoint each spouse with the life of Christ - centredness as they reunite. I ask that You Lord God, soak them in the Holy Spirit's presence at all times so that they shall understand the peace, love, and joy within You, and also each of their God-given purpose. When they reunite may they continue to put You first everyday of their lives as long as they live, submitting to only You, Lord Jesus Christ as their King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Husbands shall love their wives as Christ love the church and wives shall honor and respect their husbands as how the Lord God has intended for every marriage. Oh Heavenly Father, I call forth the spirit of revival in all Marriages this day forth. May the sacred and anointed Fire of the Holy Spirit be upon each and every family today and may You, Holy Spirit, continue to protect and minister within each marriage relationship daily.
All lost sheep shall be relentlessly pursued until each one is found and led back into Your Kindgom, Christ Jesus! I declare and decree not one will be lost any longer, Lord God. I declare and decree the blessings of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob be upon us all! I decree and declare victory for we are above and not beneath, we are the head and not the tail! I decree and declare that no weapons formed against our marriages shall prosper! I decree and declare that we are prosperous and healthy all the days of our lives!
ALL bondages whether physical ailments, diseases, tumors, cancers, gynaecological issues, reproductive organs, hormones, digestive, adrenal glands, thyroid, heart, kidneys, liver, bones, hair, skin, sight, joints and ligaments, sickness of the mind, personality disorders, wrong thinking, toxic thoughts, depression, suicidal thoughts, slander, and all forms of demonic spirits and soul ties, generational sins and curses, self pity, unworthiness, self condemnation & all other diseases of the human condition in the natural...All that have been mentioned here in the name of Yeshua Christ Jesus, I rebuke, bind and I severe all of you right now from the root of your origin through our bloodlines. Lord Jesus I ask you to set Your hand upon each of them and pull them out from our being right now, and by the power of the Fire of the Holy Spirit come upon every symptom and diseases mentioned here and consume them until they are no more, in the name of Christ Jesus! For we are the temple of the Holy Spirit so nothing unclean and unGodly can dwell within us any longer...in the name of Christ Jesus!
I plead The blood of the Lamb upon all marriages and I seal all covenant marriages right now in the Blood. You not only bought each of us at the price of Your only Son as You also bought every marriage and family with Jesus Christ's Precious Blood.
I praise and exalt Your Mighty Name Yeshua! ALL knees shall bow and ALL tongues shall confess that You Lord Jesus are the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! I give thanks for You Christ Jesus who are fighting this battle right now for us everyday till Your Kingdom Comes. Let Your WILL BE DONE on earth as it is in Heaven!
In The Name of Christ Jesus of Nazareth Amen & Amen"
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is Godʼs will for you in Christ Jesus.
- 1 Thes 5:16-18
Disclaimer:I don't normally advocate "Pay to Play" resources, but I did purchase this prayer list in August 2016 and have used it since, almost daily. I did transcribe all of the verses into NIV from KJV, and personalized many of them (almost weekly, actually...) but I am glad I found this early on in my Stand. Check it out if you want something to bolster what you've found elsewhere online:
PRAYER FOR RELEASE
"Lord, I come to you and stand on behalf of all the Samson's who have fallen, who have been subdued, tied and bound; for all that have fallen asleep in the lap of the enemy and have had their eyesight taken.
First I speak to those who have fallen. GET UP and GET OUT! Don't lie anymore. Let the spirit of truth come and set you free. Flee while you still can! And we speak to those who have been subdued and fallen asleep. WAKE UP, Man of God! Awaken before your identity is stolen, before your sight is taken. Leave the lap of the enemy. Overcome the lusts of the flesh right now! And to those who have lost their 'hair', and lost their sight. We speak right now and say………GROW, HAIR, GROW! May your strength return, may the Lord strengthen you again so you may tear down those pillars! And Father, we ask you put the flesh to death so they may arise in spiritual life and fulfill the plans you have for them. May You return to them and walk with them in all truth and strength and become the Lord of Lords and King of Kings in their lives. Use them mightily in the Kingdom. Use them to help others. Let us join forces with all overcomers to help the body of Christ release the Samsons, wake them up, get their heads out of her lap and destroy the Philistines! In Jesus mighty name!"
Judges 16 Samson had already slept with a prostitute, So he already has something in his heart that opened a door easily to Delilah. He met and fell in love with Delilah and the rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, v 5 “See if you can LURE him into showing you the secret of his great strength and how we can OVERPOWER him so we may TIE HIM UP AND SUBDUE HIM.
Another Spirit, along with Jezebel, Delilah is the Philistine Spirit. To Overpower, Tie and subdue your identity in Christ, to mock. I at first found it odd, that Delilah speaks the truth to him, tell me your secret so you can be bound up and tied, so we can overpower you. He tries to keep "HIS" perspective and conscious clear by lying to her and lying to himself that he is still in control and in NO danger. But her constant nagging day and night until he was sick to death wore him down. And he finally surrendered to her completely.
She put him to sleep. This spoke VOLUMES to me, this past year, I've had many dreams of my husband walking through life in a daze, sleeping. Standing there but not really there. And he was asleep in HER LAP. The lap of the enemy in V19. His head was shaved and that was the separation of God from him. The Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes so he could no longer see. BUT his hair started to grow back!
Samson was brought before them to be mocked. Samson leaned against the pillars that supported the temple and prayed this prayer:
28 Then Samson prayed to the Lord, “Sovereign Lord, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” 29 Then Samson reached toward the two central pillars on which the temple stood. Bracing himself against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other, 30 Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.
THERE IS POWER IN PRAYER - by Charlyne Steinkamp
Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc., Sunday, March 5, 2017 / June 11, 2017
“So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire, and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11
I pray that you will have a very blessed Lord’s Day. I believe the greatest gift you can give your husband or wife is praying for them every day. When I was standing for the restoration of our marriage, I ran out of words to pray for Bob and for our marriage. I felt my prayers had no depth or power. As I was reading the Bible daily, the Lord spoke to my heart to speak and pray God’s Word to Him in my prayers. That is when I started praying scriptures. Never doubt the power of the Word of God when you pray scriptures with you, your husband’s or wife’s and loved ones’ names in them. I pray that you will be faithful to pray different scriptures each week as you pray for a spiritual breakthrough.
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Let me share a prayer you can pray:
"I will exalt You, my God the King; I will praise Your name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom. The LORD is near to me and I call on You, in truth. Hear my prayer, O Lord; let my cry for help come to You. Do not hide Your face from me when I am in distress. Turn Your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly. You will fulfill the desires of those who fear You; You hear my cry and save me and _____ (spouse and loved ones’ names).
I have faith in You Lord and You said, "If anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.” Lord, You know my mountain of circumstances in my marriage. So I am believing You, that whatever I ask for in prayer, I believe I have received it, and it will be mine. And when I stand praying, if I hold anything against anyone, I forgive them, so that my Father in heaven may forgive me of my sins. Lord, with man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.
Lord, I thank You that I am strong in the Lord, and in His mighty power I put the full Armor of God on myself and on _____ so that we can take a stand against the devil's schemes. Lord, thank You that You will block _____'s wrong pathways with thornbushes; You will wall them in so that they cannot find their way. They will chase after their lovers but not catch them; they will look for them but not find them. Then they will say, 'I will go back to _____ as at first, for then I was better off than now.' My prayer is that You will open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to You, so that they may receive forgiveness of their sins and be sanctified by faith in You. Thank You Lord, that You will break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslaved them. You will search for Your lost and bring back the strays. You will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak. My prayer is that _____ will repent and be baptized, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. And _____ will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for _____ and your children and all who are far off — for all whom the LORD our God will call.
You are the Good Shepherd, You know Your sheep and Your sheep know You. I praise You, Father that You will give _____ an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them. Thank You that You will remove _____’s heart of stone and give _____ a heart of flesh. Thank You Lord that _____ will not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of their mind. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give both of us the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that we both may know Him better. I pray also that the eyes of our hearts will be enlightened in order that we may know the hope to which He has called us. You are our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.
I pray that You may strengthen us with power through His Spirit in our inner being, so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith. Lord, I know You are able to do immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine, according to Your power that is at work within me. Lord, remove our sinful natures, and fill us with the fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Lord, I pray that You will turn all the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers. Lord, I hate divorce as You hate divorce. Lord, _____ and I are one flesh, and are no longer two, but one. Therefore what You have joined together, let man not separate. Thank You Lord that it is Your will that we should be sanctified; that we should avoid sexual immorality; that we should learn to control our own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God. For You did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.
Lord, breathe on our dead marriage and it will come to life. Then the nations around us that remain will know that the Lord has rebuilt what was destroyed and has replanted what was desolate. The Lord has spoken, and You will do it. Lord, thank You that You will come to me and fulfill Your gracious promise to bring us back to Your place. For You know the plans You have for us. Plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future. Then I will call upon You and come and pray to You, and I will listen to You. I will seek You and find You when I seek You with all my heart. You will find _____ and will bring them back from captivity. For nothing is impossible with God. I am blessed as I believe what the Lord has said to me will be accomplished! Praise the Lord. Amen."
(Scriptures taken from: Psalm 145:1,3,18; Psalm 102:1-2; Mark 11:22-25; Mark 10:27; Psalm 102:1-2; Ephesians 6:10-11, Hosea 2:6- 7; Acts 26:28; Ezekiel 34:16,27; Acts 2:38-39; John 10:14; Ezekiel 11:9-10; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 1:17-18; Ephesians 2:14; Ephesians 3:16-17,20; Galatians 5:16,22-23; Malachi 4:6; Malachi 2:16; Matthew 19:4-6; I Thessalonians 4:3-5,7; Ezekiel 37:6; Ezekiel 36:36; Jeremiah 29:10-14; Luke 1:37, 45; and Psalm 106:1)
Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc.
Praying for the Other Person - Anonymous:
I just wanted to share something God put on my heart. He has put it on my heart to pray for the other woman. I give praise to God because the other woman has been out of our lives for almost 3 years. But the pain of my husband's betrayal is something I still live with. God gave me the story of Joseph and his brothers (Genesis 49:29 - 50:26). In particular, God gave me the statement Joseph made to his brothers. Joseph said, "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good in order to bring about the present result, to preserve many people alive" (Genesis 50:20).
In that verse, the Holy Spirit revealed that not only should I forgive my husband and the other person, but that God has given me the power to overcome evil with good by praying for those who have mistreated me (i.e., my husband and the other person and anyone else who has mistreated me). The Spirit also revealed that "to preserve many people alive" meant that my prayers for those who have mistreated me may result in salvation for my enemies.
God gave me the understanding that He allowed me to be harmed so that I would have compassion for those in a similar situation, and so that I would pray for my husband's salvation, the other person's salvation, her husband's salvation, and the salvation of many prodigal spouses and children. God has empowered us to overcome evil with good by praying for those who have mistreated us. Our LORD Jesus instructs us, "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, PRAY for those who mistreat you...If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same...but love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be called sons (and daughters) of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men (Luke 6:27-28, 33, 35). It is a high calling, but God has empowered us to overcome evil with good, and a good place to start is praying for those who have mistreated us. I have been doing this, and it is softening my heart, and God is healing me through these prayers.
Wall of Marriage Prayers ·
Genesis 11:7-8 Come, let Us go down and there confound (mix up, confuse) their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from that place upon the face of the whole earth, and they gave up building the city.
"Father, in the name of Jesus, come down into my spouse's _______ relationship with the strange woman/man. Lord, confound, mix up and confuse their language so that they do not understand one another's speech. Cause them to abandon whatever they have started to build together. In the name of Jesus, Lord I ask you to scatter their relationship from wherever they are now upon the face of the whole earth, that they will give up building their relationship and anything attached to it.
I decree and declare that my spouse and the strange man/woman have dispersed, they will never gather together again!
In Jesus name I decree and declare that it is done!
Let's lift up hard hearts to God!
by Sheila Hollinger of Standers United
"Father, we pray for "............." let their heart, have a HEART TO HEART encounter with YOU! Let the scales FALL off their eyes and see that a life apart from YOU is hard, void, meaningless. Like a dog chasing his tail, let them come to revelation and understanding that people don't fill Your shoes!
Help those that are avoiding responsibility be loosed from guilt and shame and make the effort to connect with their kids, spouses, parents, family! We break the hold of guilt and shame off "........." and speak to their inner man to wake up, rise up, and come HOME!
Let no lies, deception or unforgiveness be walls; come Father, and tear them down. Touch their hearts as only You can. Help them to experience Your goodness and help them hunger for Your love.
In Jesus Name,
- Rejoice Marriage Ministries
"Father, in the name of Jesus, I come boldly to Your throne of grace and present _____ before You. I stand in the gap and intercede in behalf of _____, knowing that the Holy Spirit within me takes hold together with me against the evils that would attempt to hold _____ in bondage. I unwrap _____ from the bonds of wickedness with my prayers and take my shield of faith and quench every fiery dart of the adversary that would keep _____ from coming to You, and receiving You as his/her Lord and Savior.
Father, I ask you to commission your ministering spirits of salvation to go forth and provide the necessary help for _____. In the name of Jesus I bind _____'s body, soul and spirit to the will and purposes of God for his/her life. I bind _____'s mind, will and emotions to the will of God. I bind him/her to the truth and to the blood of Jesus. I bind his/her mind to the mind of Christ that the very thoughts, feelings and purposes of His heart would be within _____'s thoughts. I loose every old, wrong, ungodly pattern of thinking, attitude, idea, desire, belief, motivation, habit and behavior from _____. I tear down, crush, smash and destroy, and break every stronghold associated with generational curses, including witchcraft, idolatry and every evil influence from his/her ancestors and associations with ungodly friendships with men and women.
STRONGHOLDS BE BROKEN IN THE NAME OF JESUS! I bind and cancel every stronghold in _____'s life that has been justifying and protecting hard feelings against anyone. I bind and cancel the stronghold of unforgiveness, fear, unbelief and distrust from _____. I bind and cancel these things in Jesus' name. Father, I have laid hold of _____'s salvation and his/her confession of the Lordship of Jesus Christ. I speak of things that are not as though they were, for I choose to look at the unseen, the eternal things of God. I say that Satan shall not get an advantage over _____. I resist Satan, and he has run in terror from _____ in the name of Jesus. I give Satan no place in _____. I plead the blood of the Lamb over _____, for Satan and his cohorts are overcome by that blood and Your Word.
I thank You, Father, that I tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy in _____'s behalf. _____ is delivered from this present evil world. He/she is delivered from the powers of darkness and translated into the Kingdom of Your dear Son! Father, I ask You now to fill those vacant places within _____ with Your redemption, Your Word, Your Holy Spirit, Your love, Your wisdom, Your righteousness and Your revelation and knowledge in the name of Jesus. I thank You, Father, that _____ is redeemed out of the hand of Satan by the precious blood of Jesus, he/she is justified and made righteous by the blood of Jesus and belongs to You spirit, soul and body. I thank You that every enslaving yoke is broken, for _____ will not become the slave of anything or be brought under its power in the name of Jesus. _____ has escaped the snare of the devil that has held him/her captive and henceforth does Your will, Father, which is to glorify You in his/her spirit, soul and body.
Father, I ask you to separate _____ from ___<other person>___ as far as the East is from the West. In the name of Jesus, I bind, break, cancel and destroy the spirit of adultery, lust, fornication, and divorce from off of _____. In the name of Jesus I bind, break, cancel and destroy the spirit of witchcraft, hexes, vexes, mesmerism, and seduction from off of _____. Lord, I ask You to take the pleasure out of _____'s sin of adultery with ___<other person>___. Father, I ask You to reveal to _____ the things that are in ___<other person>___ so that he/she can see her/him for what he/she really is. Father, I pray for ___<other person>___ 's salvation and I ask you to heal __<other person>__. I claim him/her for Your Kingdom. Father, I ask you to give ___<other person>___ a husband/wife that he/she needs. Someone who will make a good difference in his/her life, who will lead him/her to You, Father, and who will give him/her the desires of his/her heart. If he/she has abandoned their own family, Father, I ask that You would restore them for the glory of Your kingdom.
Father, I ask You to change me into the woman/man that you want me to be. Satan's works are destroyed NOW in _____'s life in the name of Jesus. _____ walks in the Kingdom of God, which is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit! Praise the Lord! Amen."
ADULTERY IS A CONDITION OF THE HEART FIRST
Before your spouse ever physically cheated on your marriage, they betrayed you in their heart first. The choice to break a covenant promise starts spiritually as an intention inside an adulterous heart. So that a sexually immoral relationship is the physical manifestation of a spiritually adulterous heart. But adultery of the heart doesn't have to manifest only as a sexually immoral, physical relationship. Adultery at it's core is a double-mindedness with an absence of integrity and is a learned behavior passed from one generation to the next.
A person's lack of integrity can manifest in any number of ways, but is typically demonstrated as rebellion in the interest of self-empowerment along with an absence of faith. Faith requires humility as we submit to the Lord as the One in charge of our entire life. When we surrender to the Lord we are humbled as we give up our rebellious and cheating ways by allowing Him to sit on the throne of our heart. This we do as we work to keep our covenant promise to Him and to our spouse, both physically and spiritually. And be warned; you don't need to act on the intentions of your heart to sin. That's because the Lord knows the truth inside of your heart better than you do.
Philippians 4:6-7, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Are you worried and anxious about something today? Is there something consuming you, just tearing your insides apart, keeping you awake and it is overwhelming you to the point where you can’t seem to think about anything else? Stop it! According to these verses that is a waste of your time when you can take it to God! The creator of all, wants you to bring these things to Him and lay them at His feet!
When you are consumed with worry, you are unable to be as focused on all that you are called to be and do! God doesn’t want you to worry or be anxious, He wants you to trust Him and give it all to Him! Worry is typically a misuse of your imagination! We worry about things that haven’t even happened yet. If it hasn’t happened yet then why not take it to The One who can do something about it before it does and let Him take care of it!
We all have things in life that we are deeply concerned about and we have decisions to make on a regular basis that can be overwhelming, but if we get in the habit of taking them all to God and leaving them there then “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Don’t carry those burdens alone, you were never meant to do that. God wants to be there for you! He wants you to trust Him! He will see you through, He will take care of it and will give you His peace if you will just ask Him to and you give it all to Him! The best is yet to come!
“When there is no hope in the future, there is no power in the present.” John Maxwell
Pull Down that Demonic Stronghold of Adultery and Divorce.
“Today in Jesus name I reclaim my marriage for Christ. No man, no woman, no demon and no stronghold will separate what God has brought together. Satan, I now command you in the name of Jesus to get your hands off of my marriage. Foul spirit of adultery I command that you leave _________’s mind. Your powers were broken two thousand years ago at the cross. You have no right to touch or torment __________’s mind. I now cover my marriage, our home, our family and all that we have under the blood of Jesus Christ. I claim complete restoration for my home, my family and my marriage. I speak healing between me and my spouse and Lord I ask that you would bring your healing touch upon our relationship. I pray all of this in Jesus name.” Amen
PRINT OUT THIS PRAYER. When you pray this prayer it must be done out loud with great authority. Get mad at Satan. Satan knows who truly believes and who doesn’t.
Prayers don’t bother Satan – it is only when we speak them in power and authority that causes his powers to be shaken and broken.
Pray With Me By: Starr Lichty, CKI Executive Board member and CKI Prayer Director. Published June 12, 2017 by Covenant Keepers, Inc. in CKs Speak Out
(with excerpts from the daily prayer calendar of Prayers That Avail Much*)
I recommend that you set aside some quality time alone with the Lord to pray this prayer written below, sincerely, from your heart, maybe while fasting. Pour your heart and soul out to Him, Your Father God, and add your own thoughts from your heart and soul. Some of this prayer includes scriptures. Be aware that some of these thoughts will be prayed in faith – as in calling things forth that are not as though they are! This can be prayed on a regular basis! “….for I am watching over My Word to perform it.” Jeremiah 1:12 NASB
“Father, because I am in covenant with You, Your joy and peace lead me in spite of natural opposition. All Heaven rejoices as I walk in obedience to You.*
Father, You said in Your Word that divorce in marriage results from the hardness of a person’s heart. I am asking You this day to plow up the soil of my heart, Lord, so that my heart does not become hardened in my dealings with my spouse – or so it does not become hardened, causing me to make wrong choices even in business affairs or in friendship relationships. I am asking You to also plow up the hardened soil of my spouse’s heart. What You have joined together, I will protect, in my own life.
I will also stand in the gap to protect the marriage covenant of others.* As a born-again believer, You have called me to the ministry of reconciliation – to bring people into relationship with You, Lord Jesus.* As a Covenant Keeper, You have also called me to the ministry of reconciliation with my spouse. Guide me in ways of speaking and acting out the word of forgiveness and of reconciliation. The word of reconciliation is in my mouth. Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I don’t understand all of this but I will follow Your guidance and I will magnify the Lord, because nothing, absolutely nothing, is impossible with You.*
Father, You said it is high time to awaken out of sleep. In Jesus’ name I will shake off the complacency, procrastination and comfort of my flesh which have sometimes held me in mediocrity. I will surpass man’s standards and accomplishments because I am linked up with You, Lord Jesus.*
Heavenly Father, because I am in covenant with You, all of the promises of Your Word belong to me. All of my children are taught of You, Lord. They are obedient to You. Your peace dominates them in their spirit, body and mind. Because of their great love for You, Lord Jesus, they are sharing You with their friends and teachers.* Lord Jesus, like Paul, I will pray with my spirit and I will pray with my mind. I will sing with my spirit and I will sing with my understanding. You said that praying in the Holy Spirit would cause me to be rested and refreshed, built up and strengthened so that I can be even more productive for You.*
To advance Your Kingdom here on earth, I’ll press through the temporary hindrances and blockages and move forward with the call You have placed upon my life. You have called me to be faithful to my marriage vows and to stand in the gap and pray and fast for my spouse. I will press through with force to seize Your Kingdom and share it with others, just as I would press through opposition and obstacles to seize a precious prize! I will be violent, not with man, but with the devil and his works to advance your Kingdom* and to heal my marriage and my family, Lord, in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
“….The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16 KJV
“….The earnest (heart-felt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].” James 5:16 AMP
*With written permission from the author Germaine Copeland and publisher Harrison House. The above excerpts are quoted from the following dates of the Prayers That Avail Much Daily Calendar: June 29, July 13, June 23, October 15, August 22, March 17, May 14, March 28.
Hedge of Thorns Prayer:
Father God, I present to you this day ___________ and ask that you put the hedge of thorns, according to Hosea 2:6, around them to keep them from falling into sin. Cause them to not find the way of unfaithfulness. Cause these ungodly desires to not be fulfilled. May they return to a covenant relationship first and foremost with you, God, and secondly to the covenant relationship that You have ordained from the foundations of the earth. I pray for grace, patience and peace to guard my heart as I wait on You Lord to bring this prayer to fulfillment. I pray that You would send away all these ungodly desires.
May _______ lose the desire to go that way, reveal to her/him that this way is destruction and against your will. Give him/her dreams and visions to see that the end is of no good. I pray that You will season my speech with grace so that I will know what to say and when to say it. I pray that you will cleanse my heart and root out any seed of bitterness. Give me grace to forgive. Put a guard over my mouth and show me how I can accommodate the reconciliation and restoration of this covenant relationship. If I have any responsibility in driving ______ away from you God and from this covenant relationship, please reveal it to me. Forgive me God and prepare me for their return. Guide them and me with your Holy Spirit, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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