We have been talking about anxiety for the past several weeks, and I provided you verses to help you combat it.
Our world is filled with fear, and it seems to be increasing daily. I could list all the ways this is true, but you know what I am talking about. On Sunday, we were away, and I heard a message from Dr. Erwin Lutzer.
At the conclusion, he had the congregation pray a prayer to renounce fear. It was very timely and powerful. I will give it to you in two parts. If you want the prayer in full, email me, and I will send it to you.
A Prayer to Renounce Fear (Part 1)
Father, help me to agree with You that I am not subject to fear but am a child of Your love.
I reject the fear of the future, for I believe that the future is in Your hands.
I reject the fear of evildoers, for Your Word says, “Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident…For He will hide me in His shelter in the day of trouble; He will conceal me under the cover of His tent; He will lift me high upon a rock.”
I renounce the fear of rejection, for David wrote in Your holy Word, “For my father and mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.”
I renounce the fear of witnessing about Christ, because as Your Word warns, “The fear of man brings a snare.”
Therefore, I choose to fear You more than I do any human being. I affirm, “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
I renounce the fear of losing my property and possessions, for Your Word says, “I have learned in whatever situation I am, to be content…I know the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need; I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
I renounce the fear of Satan, for Your Word says he has already been conquered “by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.”
I renounce the fear of saying “goodbye” to a terminally ill loved one, for Jesus promised, “Let not your heart be troubled…In My Father’s house are many rooms; I go and prepare a place for you and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also.”
I renounce the fear of death, for I affirm with the Apostle Paul, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Thank You for the promise, “death is swallowed up in victory.”
I renounce the fear of martyrdom, for Your Word declares, “Do not fear those who are able to kill the body, but fear Him rather who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
I renounce the fear of loneliness, for we are promised, “Our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.” And also, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” And again, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
Watch for Part 2 next week. I will be praying for you.
Undivided – By Christ, In Christ, For Christ,
Bill Welte, President/CEO
Written by Bill Welte,President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Think About This: “the evidence of Christ’s mercy toward you is not your life. The evidence of his mercy toward you is his—mistreated, misunderstood, betrayed, abandoned. Eternally. In your place.” ―