Prayer In Weakness

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Father,

Thank You that You are the unmovable rock of my salvation (Psalm 18:2), far more significant than my anxious and quavering heart (1 John 3:20). You tell me over and again in Your Word, “Do not fear,” but I forget quickly, allowing worry to weigh down my heart (Luke 21:34). I’m tired of this cycle.

My emotions can be like the storms of the sea, tossing this way and that. Yet I remember that you are greater no matter what is within my own heart (Isaiah 55:9). In the very depths of my own weakness, I bow before You, knowing that somehow my frailty is the very thing that initiates Your power (2 Corinthians 12:9). My feebleness launches Your ability to descend in strength (2 Corinthians 12:10). You tell me that You must increase and I must decrease (John 3:30), so getting comfortable in my weakness must be a prerequisite for seeing Your power (2 Corinthians 11:30). Selah.

Spirit of fear, you have no place in my life because anxiety never originates in God (2 Timothy 1:7). Jesus has given me all authority over the spirit of fear and your henchmen of despair, hopelessness, and worry (Luke 10:19; Mark 16:17–18).

Father, bind up the evil one as he calls the rulers of darkness onto the court of my mind and emotions (Mathew 16:19). Thank You, Lord, for giving Your angels charge concerning me, to guard me in all my ways (Psalm 91:11). Thank You for sending out Your heavenly warriors as ministering spirits to help me in this area (Hebrews 1:14). Your invisible messengers bear me up every time I am about to trip (Psalm 91:12). Grant me boldness in prayer to tread upon the lion of doubt and the serpent of anxiety, treading them down until they are dust under my feet (Psalm 91:13; Psalm 18:37–42).

Grant me a glimpse of You every day, Lord (Psalm 17:15; 1 John 3:3). As You reveal Yourself, my focus will be riveted to Your splendor and fixed upon Your glory (2 Corinthians 3:18). May my eyes become so accustomed to seeing You that all else is undecipherable. Seeing the God of all peace is the best way to know peace (2 Thessalonians 3:16). In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.