I shared with you last week Part 1 of a prayer that I heard from Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Pastor Emeritus of Moody Church.
Here is the second part of the prayer. If you’d like the full prayer in one document, email me and I will send it to you:
A Prayer to Renounce Fear (Part 2)
I renounce the fear of intimidation, for Jesus said, “If the world hates you, know that it has hated Me before it hated you. In the world you will have tribulation, but take heart; I have overcome the world.”
I renounce the fear of false accusations. I accept this promise, “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on My account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
I renounce the fear of being treated unjustly, for of Jesus we read that, “When He was reviled, He did not revile in return, when He suffered, He did not threaten but continued entrusting Himself to Him who judges justly.”
I renounce the fear of radical Islam and its desire to intimidate us.
I renounce the fear of political correctness.
I declare that “The truth shall set me free,” and I choose to live as a free person in Christ Jesus. I shall speak and not be silent.
I renounce the fear of curses, either known or unknown, spoken against me and my family.
I renounce the fear of manipulation and control.
I renounce the fear of being involved in public or political activity.
I declare that Jesus Christ is Lord of all.
I submit to Jesus as Lord of every area of my life. Jesus Christ is Lord of my home. Jesus Christ is Lord of my relationships. Jesus Christ is Lord of my city. Jesus Christ is Lord of my nation. Jesus Christ is Lord above all false gods and religions. Jesus Christ is Lord over all the nations of the Earth.
I commit myself to be a living witness to Jesus Christ as Lord. I am not ashamed of His cross. “God forbid that I should glory except in the cross of Christ.”
I ask now that You will fill me with Your Holy Spirit, and pour upon me all the blessings of the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Grant me the grace to understand the truth of Your Word clearly, and to apply it in every area of my life. Give me words of hope and life, as You promised. Open and bless my lips so that I can speak to others with authority and power in Jesus’ name.
Give me the boldness to be a faithful witness for Christ. Give me a love for all people, and a passion to share the love of Christ with them.
Grant that I shall carry Your cross as a badge of honor.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Are you battling fear? If so, talk the Lord about it. He’s the ONE who can help you with your fear!!!
Undivided – By Christ, For Christ, With 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.
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