A Prayer of Freedom
Exodus 15:1-20, Exodus 6:1-13
Reflections of the Heart:
“The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my victory. He is my God, and I will priaise Him. He is my father’s God, and I will exalt Him! The Lord is a warrior; yes, the Lord is His name!” Exodus 15:2-3
Heavenly Father, hallowed be Your name. You are our hiding place. You protect us from trouble and surround us with songs of deliverance. We give thanks to You, Lord of lords. Your mercy endures forever. To You, who alone does great wonders; Your mercy endures forever. To You, who by wisdom made the heavens; Your mercy endures forever. O Lord, our Lord, Your majestic Name fills the earth. Lord, we thank You for hearing from heaven and blessing us. Thank You for Your loving-kindness and tender mercies towards us.
Father, we declare that the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus makes us free from the law of sin and death. Therefore, we confess that our Church Family members, relatives, friends, and co-workers who were held captive by the bondage of sin will be set free through Jesus Christ. We declare that we will strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily hinder our progress. We will run with endurance the race that God has set before us. We declare that we will throw off our old evil natures and our former ways of life, which is rotten through and through, full of lust and deception. We confess that there will be a spiritual renewal of our thoughts and attitudes through Christ Jesus which displays our new nature. Lord, we choose to put away all falsehood and tell our neighbor the truth. As we do this, we will give no place to the devil. Lord, we decree that we do not wage war as humans do, but we will use Your mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and false arguments in our minds. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps us from knowing You and we declare that our thoughts are held captive to the obedience of Christ. We command addictions, ungodly habits and strongholds to be broken, in Jesus’ Name.
Father, touch our hearts to trust completely in You and Your word. Lord, heal every emotional and psychological wound and restore our self-confidence and self-worth. Give us the desires of our hearts, as we delight in You. Help us to fulfill Your purpose for our lives. Blot out our transgressions. Wash us thoroughly from our iniquities, and cleanse us from our sins. Holy Spirit, create in us clean hearts, and renew a steadfast spirit within each of us.
Sin has a foothold in my life in the following areas (list them). I will take the following action steps to break sins hold on my life (list those actions).
Father, please forgive us for all acts of sinfulness including: idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, homosexuality, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness and revelries. Forgive us for lying, cheating, stealing, slander, strife, malice, envy, jealousy, gossip and backbiting. Forgive us for selfishness, disobedience and rebellion. Father, forgive us for relying on ourselves instead of You. Lord, remind us to forgive others and help us to be quick to forgive.
Lead us not into temptation; but, deliver us from the evil one.
Lord, You reign. You dwell between the cherubim; let the earth be moved. You are great in Zion and high above all people. Your name is so great and awesome. You are Holy. Yours is the kingdom, the power and glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text (NKJV & NLT): Matthew 6:9, Psalm 32:7, Psalm 136:3-5, Psalm 8:2, Hebrews 12:1, Ephesians 4:22-25, II Corinthians 10:4-5, Psalm 51:1-2,10, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 99:1-3
Today, I will trust God to: