Today’s post goes along with my last post and is a collection of prayer outlines. I hope that you find these as useful as I do!
The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)
Our Father in Heaven
God loves for us to worship Him as a Father. Begin your prayer time by establishing your intimate relationship with God the Father and thank Him for making a way to know Him through His Son, Jesus.
Hallowed be Your Name
The power of prayer comes through the names of God. Worship Him as our Righteousness, our Sanctifier, our Healer, our Banner of Victory over the enemy, our Shepherd, our Peace, our Counselor, and our Provider.
Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven
The focus here is His agenda over ours. God’s Kingdom coming means the establishment of His rule and His will in every area of our lives. Pray for His Kingdom and will to be done on earth.
Give us today our daily bread
Now the focus is on our needs. Thank Him for His daily provision in your life and offer to Him your personal prayer needs.
Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors
Take time for the Holy Spirit to bring to mind anyone you need to forgive and then forgive them and release them to the Lord. Thank God for His continuous forgiveness in your life which empowers you to forgive others.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one
Now the focus of prayer is on spiritual warfare. Pray for protection for you and your family and put on the whole armor of God. (Ephesians 6:14-17)
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Return to worship and exalt God as Ruler and King. Thank Him in advance for answered prayer.
A Covenant of Forgiveness Prayer
Dear Heavenly Father,
It is my choice today before God and man to affirm my covenant to forgive _________. I forgive him/her for the offense which he/she brought against me and thus caused in my life. I forgive him/her unconditionally for the things he/she did which produced such hut. I drop every charge which I have brought against him/her and every way that I have applied that judgment against God and man. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I release him/her from all responsibility for the hurt which his/her behavior provoked in me leaving him/her totally accountable to God, instead I assume all responsibility for my choice to be offended and unforgiving. Heavenly Father, I drop every charge I’ve had against You for permitting this to happen to me and please forgive me for any way that I have blamed You in this offense. I drop every charge I’ve brought against myself for every wrong attitude, action and reaction associated with my offense. Heavenly Father, as I have forgiven _____________ for the hurt I have experienced, please forgive me of my bitterness, anger and unforgivesness. Holy Spirit, please come and heal my thoughts, my emotions, and my memories from all the damage and defilement caused by my offense. Thank you, Father, for my healing.
Action Guide for Healing
I realize that if I am to walk in close fellowship with the Lord and have a pure heart before men, every hurt with it’s resulting defilement must be thoroughly healed. Because I choose healing for my life, I will……
- admit to myself and to God that there are unresolved hurts in my heart.
- give up the right to blame those who have provoked offense in me, choosing instead to assume ownership of my offense.
- confess to a responsible and spiritually wise person the presence of these hurts and my intention to address them by the healing power of God.
- pray the prayer of forgiveness for each person who has hurt me, specifically addressing each harmful memory of this experience.
- begin to immediately implement the following steps to cement healing and to restore fellowship with my offender:
Renounce all negative feelings toward him/her.
Receive him/her as he/she is.
Restore him/her to my personal favor.
Rejoice about him/her in and out of his/her presence.
Respond to him/her in a loving and Godly fashion.
Resist the devil in behalf of our relationship
Rest in the Lord.
Tomorrow….more prayer outlines…..