February 6-12, 2022
Morning Prayer — Pride vs Humility
You have said that pride goes before destruction and an arrogant spirit before stumbling. I confess that I have not denied myself, picked up my cross daily, and followed You. In so doing, I have given ground to the enemy in my life. I have believed that I could be successful and live victoriously by my own strength and wisdom. I now confess that I have sinned against You by placing my will before Yours and by centering my life around self — instead of You. I now renounce the self-life and, by so doing, cancel all the ground that has been gained in my life by the enemies of the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that You will guide me so that I will do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit but that, with humility of mind, I will regard others as more important than myself. Help me to serve others through love and to seek their best. I ask this in the name of Jesus, my Lord. Amen.
Mid-Day Prayer — Rebellion vs Submission
You have said that rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and insubordination is as idolatry. I know that, in action and attitude, I have sinned against You with a rebellious heart. I ask Your forgiveness for my rebellion and pray that, by the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, all ground gained by evil spirits because of my rebelliousness would be canceled. I pray that You will shed light on all my ways. I choose to adopt a submissive spirit and a servant’s heart. In the name of Jesus, my Lord, amen.
1 Samuel 15:23 (NASB95®)
“For rebellion is as the sin of divination, And insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because You have rejected the word of the Lord, He has also rejected You from being king.”
Psalm 15:1-5 (NIV)
1 LORD, who may dwell in Your sanctuary? Who may live on Your holy hill?
2 He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart 3 and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman, 4 who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps his oath even when it hurts, 5 who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.