Day 25 – Spiritual Warfare – Healing

Our God is a God of miracles. Just as we read about in the Bible, we still see Him perform miraculous healing today. God is our Father and heals for His Glory. So, we can confidently approach Him asking for healing for ourselves or someone we know.
 
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!” – EPHESIANS 3:20-21
 
In faith, ask God for healing. Proclaim His power and goodness, believing and trusting Him to take care of you or those you’re praying to be healed.
 

“Father, in the Name of Jesus, I come before You asking for healing (name yourself or someone you are praying to experience healing). My hope is in You as our healer. I believe You are able to do this. Your name is Jehovah Rapha, the God who heals, and I believe every knee will bow to You including the name of (name disease or disorder). Thank You that the spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us. I stand in faith believing for healing for (yourself or someone you’re praying for). Nothing is impossible for You, God! All glory to you and you alone. Give us peace and direction as You work in our lives. In Jesus Name, Amen.”



Day 24 – Spiritual Warfare – Pride

The Bible tells us that pride comes before the fall. Pride can be a very real issue in our lives, but we have the power to overcome it through Jesus.
 
“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” – PROVERBS 11:2
 
Practicing humility requires overcoming pride in our lives. Just as you confess other sins, regularly confess your pride to God. Submit it to Him, asking Him to help you walk in humility, free of pride and self-absorption. If you feel like pride is an issue that continues to surface in your life, confess it daily and bring it before God. Note: One of the best ways to humble ourselves is to mix prayer with fasting.
 

“Father God, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I know pride only keeps me from You. I put down anything that would cause me to have pride in my heart in dealing with other people. Help me to prioritize others over myself. I ask you God, to remind me daily that true humility is not thinking less of myself, it’s thinking of myself less. I humble myself before You and come to You like a child.”



Day 23 – Spiritual Warfare – Forgiveness

Forgiveness can feel challenging, but God makes it clear in the Bible that He freely forgives us and we are expected to do the same for others.
 
“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” – MATTHEW 6:14-15
 
Come before the Lord with humility, honesty, and sincerity. Share the areas in your life where you need to forgive others. Even if you can’t settle a situation with that person, you can settle it with the Lord, letting them off the hook by forgiving them. As you choose to forgive those who have hurt or offended you, you can also praise and thank God for forgiving you when you didn’t deserve it.
 

“Lord, I have a confession to make. I haven’t loved others well. I have resented certain people and have not forgiven them in my heart. God, I know that You have forgiven me for so much, and I need Your help to follow You and forgive others. In faith, I now forgive (name them). I also forgive and accept myself because You have made me new in the Name of Jesus.”



Day 22 – Spiritual Warfare – Confession

Our sin separates us from God, but Jesus made a way for us to be reunited with God by covering our sin by dying on the cross. When we accept the gift of salvation we confess our sin, and as Christians, confessing and repenting of sin is something we continue to do. By coming clean and repentant before God, He can work in our lives and transform us to be more like Him.
 
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 JOHN 1:9
 
Assume a posture of humility, and without fear of condemnation or punishment, come sincerely to God confessing your sin on a regular basis. Whether your sin feels big or small to you, your sin is still sin and affects your relationship with God. You get His attention when you tell Him your sin and turn from that sin to follow Him. After you confess, remind yourself and claim the power of the blood of Jesus in your life to wash you clean and make you new.
 

“Lord Jesus, I confess all of my sins to You. I repent and turn away from them. I’m sorry for the wrong I have done. I confess the times I should have stepped up to do right and did nothing instead. I lay it all down at Your feet. I submit my thoughts, words, actions, and inactions to You. Thank You, God, for forgiving and making a way for me through Your Son, Jesus. Lord Jesus, I believe that You are the Son of God. You died on the cross for my sins and rose to life again on the third day. I confess all my sins and repent. I receive Your forgiveness and ask You to cleanse me from all sin. Thank You for redeeming me, setting me free, making me holy, and giving my life purpose.”



Day 21 – Spiritual Warfare – Hedge of Protection

We often worry about our safety and protection. When we feel this way, we can immediately come to God in prayer, pouring out our heart to Him, and battling in the heavenlies by asking for and claiming protection for ourselves and our families in Jesus’ Name.
 
“But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.” – 2 THESSALONIANS 3:3
 
YShare your thoughts and concerns with God. Ask Him for His supernatural protection. He says He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways (Psalm 91:11). Claim this promise and lay everything down before Him trusting His good plans and His power to protect you and those you love.
 

“God, I bow in worship to praise You. Thank You for making a way for me through Your Son, Jesus. I surrender myself completely in every area of my life to You. I submit myself to the true and living God and refuse any involvement of the enemy in my life. I choose to be transformed by the renewing of my mind. I reject every thought that tries to compete against the knowledge of Christ. I pray and thank You for a sound mind, the mind of Christ. Today and every day I ask for protection over my family and loved ones; all immediate family members, relatives, friends, acquaintances, and myself. I ask for protection during all our travels. I ask You to watch over our financial security, possessions, health, and safety (be as specific here as you like). All that I have is Yours God, and I declare that Satan cannot touch me or anything You have given me. I rebuke the enemy and tell him to bow to the blood of Jesus that covers me and my family. He will not take what You have given us, and we are protected and provided for by You, God, and You alone.”



Day 20 – Spiritual Warfare – Weapons of Warfare

When we are aware of spiritual warfare, we can be active in praying through it. God has given us victory and power to fight through the blood of Jesus.
 
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” – 2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-54
 
You can command anything that comes against the truth of God and His Word to bow to the Name of Jesus. Take a bold stand, praying specifically and confidently through God’s power and His Spirit.
 

“Father, Your Word says that no weapon formed against me will prosper (Isaiah 54:17), and I declare it in Jesus’ Name. Your Word says that trouble will not arise a second time (Nahum 1:9). So, I declare in Jesus’ Name that Satan cannot make trouble for me again, like he has in the past. I declare in the Name of Jesus that all these prayers are answered and taken care of by trusting You. I stand on Your Word. The enemy is driven out from me; from my home, workplace, church family, children, and loved ones. I declare that he is not able to stand against me. No weapon formed against me will prosper, because the Spirit of the Lord is with me, protecting me. I declare these truths in the Name of Jesus. Anything that comes against me or my family that is not in line with the truth and will of God, I command to bow to the powerful Name of Jesus. Father God, I give You all my thanksgiving, praise, glory, honour, and worship. Thank You for loving me, making me clean, and giving me purpose.”



Day 19 – Spiritual Warfare – Armour of God

Prayer is not only communion with God; it is also confrontation with the enemy. When we are taking ground for the kingdom it is certain that we will face spiritual opposition. Knowing that we are in a spiritual battle, God provides spiritual armour and equips us to take a stand when opposition comes our way.
 
“Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the Gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” – EPHESIANS 6:11-18
 
Acknowledge that you’re in a spiritual battle. Then, claim the protection God has given you by praying through the different pieces of armour described in Ephesians 6.
 

“Thank You, Lord, for my salvation. I receive it in a new and fresh way from You, and I declare that nothing can separate me from the love of Christ and the place I have in Your Kingdom. I wear Your righteousness today against all condemnation and corruption. Cover me with Your holiness and purity—defend me from all attacks against my heart. Lord, I put on the belt of truth. I choose a lifestyle of honesty and integrity. Expose the lies I have believed and show me Your truth today. I choose to live for the Gospel in every moment. Show me where You are working and lead me to it. Give me strength to walk daily with You. I believe that You are powerful against every lie and attack of the enemy and I receive and claim your power in my life. Nothing is coming today that can overcome me because You are with me. Holy Spirit, show me the truths of the Word of God that I will need to counter the traps of the enemy. Please prompt me today to pray in truth as needs, and situations arise. Finally, I pray for all my brothers and sisters who are also facing opposition. I pray that you would grant them the faith to stand against the attacks of the enemy.”



Day 18 – Tabernacle Prayers – The Ark of the Covenant

The final station of the Tabernacle is the Ark of the Covenant. God made a covenant with His people to be their God and to bless them and their children for generations if they obeyed Him and His laws. The Ark of the Covenant was the symbol of this contract. However, because of sin, God’s people regularly disobeyed. The lid of the Ark was called the “mercy seat” where the blood of the sacrifice was sprinkled once a year to cover their sin and renew the covenant commitment. Through Christ our sin is now covered by his sacrifice for all time. In Jesus, God has made a new promise that is not dependant on us. Rather he takes full responsibility for His promise and we are called to faith and trust in his power to fulfil it.
 
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so, through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” – 2 CORINTHIANS 1:20
 
Reflect and pray through the promises of God. Thank him that his promises aren’t dependant on our ability, but rather His power at work in us. “Amen” (Let is be so): Take hold of His promises in faith and claim them over your life and the life of the church.
He will never leave us nor forsake us
He will sanctify us by His Spirit
Lead, guide, and teach us by His Spirit
He will use all things for the good of his people
He will grow His church
 

“Father I thank you for your promises in Jesus. I pray that your promises would prevail in my life and the life of the church. I acknowledge that I don’t always have enough faith and trust in your power, and I thank you that your promises are greater than my small faith. Increase my faith Lord! I claim your provision, your vision, and your transformation over my life and the life of the church. Lead us, guide us, teach us. Grow your church Lord. I claim these promises by your power at work and for your glory alone. AMEN!”



Day 17 – Tabernacle Prayers – The Altar of Incense

A small altar of burning incense stood at the entrance to the Holy of Holies, where God’s presence dwelled. This incense was burned day and night. The smoke from the incense rose as prayer on behalf of the people rising to God in heaven. The incense was very specific according to God’s plan so that their prayers would be made righteous, and that sin wouldn’t hinder those prayers. Jesus sacrifice is a lasting fragrant offering that allows us to approach God in prayer, unhindered, without ritual, as children to a Father. We can now pray on behalf of others knowing that our prayers are heard and answered.
 
“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” – 1 TIMOTHY 2:1-4
 
We can make a difference when we spend time praying for others. Pray for those with whom you interact and connect, including:
Those in authority – leaders in church, government, family, and workplace
Your family – both immediate and extended family members
Your church – pastors, Small Group leaders, members, and missionaries
Your relationships – friends, co-workers, acquaintances
 

“Thank You, God, for creating a way through Jesus for me to have Your presence wherever I go. I want to specifically ask You to watch over those in authority over me – my spiritual leaders, the leaders of our government, the leaders in my family, and my employers (pray for these people by name). I ask that You give them wisdom and grace, watch over and protect them, help them to know and love You more. I ask You, God, to be present with my family. For those in my family who don’t know You, I ask that You meet them where they are and guide their hearts toward You. I ask You to watch over my church, God. Give my pastors wisdom and vision, bless the Life Groups and everyone who steps foot into our buildings. I pray that You will bring the lost into our church, and that they will have a positive experience and come to know You. Keep our vision rooted in who You are and moving toward Your goals. I pray for anyone who comes across my path to see Your light in me. I lift up my friends, neighbours, and co-workers. I thank You for them and pray for Your blessing over them (pray for any specific needs of others).”



Day 16 – Tabernacle Prayers – The Bread

In the Tabernacle, there was a table with twelve loaves of shewbread. Biblically bread consistently represent God’s word. Whilst bread sustains us physically it is God’s word which sustains us spiritually. Jesus as physical embodiment of God’s word declares himself the “bread of life”, a bread that does not decay but keeps us full forever. The bible testifies to Jesus and we need to study it for a greater understanding of Him as our daily sustenance.
 
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. – JOSHUA 1:8
 

God’s Word is an incredible gift and a powerful tool, and it has great relevance and impact in our prayer life. Here is how you can incorporate God’s Word into your prayer time:
Take time to read and think about the Word
Claim God’s many great promises for your life and the world around you
Ask Him for fresh revelation of His Word
Ask Him for a Word to help you as you go throughout your day

 
“Thank You, God, for giving me Your Word. I commit to reading it, and I ask You to reveal Yourself to me through it. I want to know You more. Help me to grow more in love with Your Word and to be more dependent on it. I claim the promises You have for me, and I meditate on the truth of Your Word (pray any Scriptures that are on your heart or that God has given you in your current season). Give me fresh revelation from your Word today and every day! I am hungry to see You more clearly through Your Word.”