Christ The Light Of The World In You Prayer Of Supplication And Declaration
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life (John 8:12)
Lord, my heart is Your home…Your abiding place. Everything I have ever been, everything I am and everything I will ever be and do is known by You. My past, present and future are precious to You. Not one moment of my life has gone unnoticed by You. Everything I need to do, know or be is in You. All my fountains are in You, Lord.
Please forgive me for not recognizing the depth of what You have given me…for not recognizing how You see me as a sanctuary of Your presence…as an abiding place…as your home. I am no longer of this world but I am a new creation…a new species…a temple of your presence and so much more. I have been redeemed from the curse and my past has been forgiven.
Lord, I press on toward my high calling and do not give ear or due to the lies of the enemy. My ears are open to the voice of the Lord and the eyes of my heart are being opened moment by moment that I might know Him in the fullness of His resurrection. I reject the enemy’s lies and I embrace the truth. I declare by faith that my past is restored and made new. I declare my present is a place of abiding in Him and is alive and filled with His presence. I declare my future is abounding with hope and expectation for I walk by faith and not by sight. The Word of God in me is performing all it is meant to do and I am seeing and will see in a whole new way.
Lord, though my sins were once scarlet, they are now white as snow…they are separated from me for you were made to be sin on my behalf. I was once dead in my sin and without hope until I found You. I found you and now I am a new, beautiful expression of your heart…a beautiful expression created in the image of God for His glory. All the Lord is dwells in me. I am His abiding place. Everything I can do or ever be is contained within the glorious presence of the Lord in me, the hope of glory. The thoughts and intents of His heart speak to me and show me His desires and purpose for my life. He withholds nothing from me for I am one who walks uprightly. Destiny and purpose are in me because He is in me and I am in Him.
Therefore, I pray for my heart to be soft and pliable in His hands. I ask you Lord to shape my heart till it is a fountain poured out in compete surrender to Your will and ways. Restore every area of my past…invigorate my present with refreshing and revelatory knowledge and lay more groundwork for a future of hope and expectation according to Your Word. Hope in You will never disappoint for You are faithful to the end. I come into agreement with Your Word already within me and I choose to feast on Your Word that I might grow in discerning Your will on a daily basis. Your living Word is life to me…good medicine to me and is even now changing me from glory to glory. I am made new.
Lord, Your Word says Holy Spirit will bring to remembrance all things when they are needed. I ask for every bit of the Word in me related to the struggles I have to come to the forefront of my thinking and I will agree accordingly. I will mediate on the Words and absorb them into all the troubled places in my soul where the enemy has a foothold…into all the areas where I do not believe about myself as you do. I will take every Word seriously and in the process the living Word will have its way…will have Your way be done in me.
I will come into agreement with the words of my mouth. I will be verbal and not shrink back. I will dare to say what You say no matter if my situation says otherwise. I may feel unlovely but will declare I am lovely. I may feel I can do nothing right sometimes but will declare I can do all things in Christ Jesus. I may feel as if I cannot forgive myself or another but I will choose to forgive with the words of my mouth until the light of Your presence arises in me like eagle’s wings. I do not have a poverty of spirit, for I am rich in the Lord, seated in heavenly places and have the mind of Christ. The spiritual bank account given to me will not be left untouched. Instead, I choose to make a withdrawal right now. I withdraw from all that has been given to me and I deposit the riches in my spirit to create agreement with the Lord.
Lord, let the light of Your presence explode in me until I am a fully expressed example and demonstration of Your grace, mercy, love and power.
Lord, I have never really thought about having control over my own destiny but when you relate it to the words I speak I can understand. Yes, You are sovereign; but, I do have control over what and how I speak. I can choose to agree with You which makes the process of walking out my destiny easier and quicker or I can disagree to my own dismay. I do not want to be one who kicks against the goad or fights you at every turn because I do not choose my words with careful wisdom.
Your framed the worlds with Your words and made all things out of that which was invisible. Please help me to see this…to have a revelation of the truth and not be dismayed because I cannot see what I am hoping for. I dare to speak the Words You have given me, both spoken and written. I will not base my diligence on how I feel or what I see. I will simply trust in You and believe if You said it You mean it. Your Word is my Word.
Holy Spirit, please reveal to me any destructive, ungodly word seeds I have planted. Show me the hidden seed in my heart with the potential to produce a harvest with the power to destroy and hold back the purposes of God in my life. I rise up now and speak death to the ones I know…to any anger expressed…any thoughts I have had of people who believe they can never change. I break convent with words of judgment of others and my own self. I choose to make an oasis in my heart so the Word of God can bloom and break forth in light. I rest in the knowledge of who You are in me and I in You. Today I delight in the Lord and take the good medicine of His Word even it if brings correction. I receive the whole Lamb…the whole Word.
Lord, You are the redeemer of all things. You are the light of my present life and the one to come. In you there is neither darkness nor shadow of turning. Steadfastness and goodness cover me like a warm blanket on a cold day. I am secure in You and the promises You have made in Your Word. Therefore, I will choose to keep a guard over my lips that they might speak only kindness. If my lips for a moment cannot speak kindness, I will keep myself silent, least I speak death. I only want to eat the fruit of life born out of righteous and upright speech.
Please show me any blind spots…any place where I repetitively fall into the same trap of negative speaking. Heal any soul wounds which make me defensive and unkind in order to protect myself. Heal me and I will be healed. Speak words of restoration to any bitter place in me and my fountain will be sweet. I forgive all who have spoken death over me…over the way my personality expresses itself…over how I handle things like mothering, fathering, career, or any other task given to me.
Lord, I choose to change my speech no matter what the speech of others may be. I am responsible before You and You alone. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight at all times. If this is so, then I will have walked uprightly with others regardless of what they think or how they perceive me. I rejoice in Your restorative work in my life as I experience Your ever-present love and grace each and every moment. I anticipate my future with great delight for the Spirit of the Lord is upon me to share the good news…to share life and not death with the words I speak. Because You are in me, I am indeed a light in this world and do let my light shine to glorify Your name. Amen…Read Accompanying Love Letter