Psalm 96, Isaiah 53:4-5
Reflections of the Heart:
Although the world has declared that this is the cold and flu season, as children of the Most High God, our expectation is to walk in health and wholeness!
Righteous Father, we thank You for being Jehovah Rapha, the Lord God who heals. Thank You for keeping our bodies healthy. Thank You for strengthening our immune systems and helping us to ward off infections and viruses. We sing praises to You and Your Name. We will sing loud praises to You, the One who rides the clouds. Your Name is the Lord, we rejoice in Your presence. We praise You Lord, our Savior. Each day You carry us in Your arms. Sovereign God, You save us and rescue us from death. Lord, we are like olive trees, thriving in Your house. We will always trust in Your unfailing love. We will praise You forever for what You have done for us. We will trust in Your Name in the presence of Your faithful people.
Eternal Father, it is Your will that all will be well with us and that we are as healthy in our bodies as we are strong in our spirits. As we make You, our refuge and our shelter, no evil will conquer us, nor will any plague come near our homes. According to Your Word, when we call on You, You will answer us; You will be with us in trouble and will rescue and honor us. With long life You will satisfy us, and show us Your salvation. Father, we expect this Word to operate in our lives during the cold and flu season. We declare that our immune systems are healthy and strong. We confess that we will do the practical things in the natural to protect ourselves including eating properly, getting the proper amount of rest and drinking plenty of water. We declare that we will take our vitamins and exercise so that our immune systems will not be compromised. We will wash our hands and teach our children good hygiene practices. For those who have a cold or the flu, we command healing to manifest in their bodies and confess a quick recovery time for them.
Holy Spirit, help me to continue to pray effectually for those who have been affected by the cold and flu season:
Holy Spirit, please strengthen the bodies of those whose immune systems have been compromised due to previous health challenges. Show them the necessary steps they need to take to protect themselves and their loved ones. Please protect our children and elderly and keep them safe from sickness and disease. Please show school teachers, day care center workers and parents how they can cut down on the transfer of cold and flu germs among their students.
Beloved Father, forgive us for not taking better care of our bodies. Forgive us for poor eating habits and lack of exercise which has resulted in compromised or diminished immune systems. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Lord of Heaven’s Armies, You are the great God and the great King above all gods. We worship, bow down and kneel before You, Lord, our Maker. You are great and greatly to be praised. You are to be feared above all gods. All the gods of the peoples are idols, but You made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before You. Strength and beauty are in Your sanctuary. We recognize that You are glorious and strong. We give You the glory that You deserve! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Exodus 15:26, Psalm 68:4,19-20, Psalm 52:8-9, III John 2, Psalm 91:9-10, Psalm 91-15-16, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 95:3, 6, Psalm 96:4-8
Today, I will trust God to: