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“Armor of God” Responsive Prayer: Ephesians 6:10-17

Pastor/Leader/One: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

People/All: We will put on the full armor of God, so that we can stand against the devil’s schemes.

Pastor/Leader/One: Know that 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.

People/All: We will put on the full armor of God, so that we can stand against the devil’s schemes.

Pastor/Leader/One: Yes, put on the full armor of God then, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

People/All: We will put on the full armor of God, so that we can stand against the devil’s schemes. 

Pastor/Leader/One: Stand firm, with the belt of truth buckled round your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

People/All: We will put on the full armor of God, so that we can stand against the devil’s schemes.

Pastor/Leader/One: 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.

People/All: We will put on the full armor of God, so that we can stand against the devil’s schemes.

Pastor/Leader/One: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Amen.

People/All: Amen.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2016 in Scripture prayer

 

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Prayer of Samson (Judges 16)

I shall get what I want by playing the game; I shall get what I want for I am strong.

I grow weary of the game, but I shall get what I want. I want and I shall satisfy.

I am tired to death, the game is over, I have lost the heart for it, I’ll tell her my truth.

“I will go out as in others times and set myself free!”  I am strong! I shall be free!

BUT, I did not know that the LORD had LEFT me! 

Why should I have discerned such a thing, have I ever been aware of Your presence Lord?  I have been doing and working and playing and fighting and winning with the strength of my might.  Yet, now I lament as I feel the gouge, the pain, and the limits of my might and my strength. I am alone; the sport of the woman and the men who surround me. I am weak and lost and all alone.

“Lord God, remember me and strengthen me this once more…I am man, not mighty, not god…Come back for I can only find strength and help in the One from who all might is to be found. So remember me and strengthen me this once more O Lord.” Hear my prayer.

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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A short prayer for a friend in need

Lord, have mercy.

Give strength where strength is needed,

peace in the midst of storm,

and rest for all who love well and serve from an open and honest heart.

Amen.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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A Prayer for Four Voices (adapted from Lorica of St. Patrick, ca. 377)

The prayer was prepared for a Chapel Worship Service at Roberts Wesleyan College on 10-23-13 in which our speaker, Billy Swann, from Dublin, Ireland spoke on “Faith Mountains Move” from Matthew 21:18-22.

Prayer Voice 1:        I arise today

Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,

Through a belief in the Threeness,

Through confession of the Oneness Of the Creator of creation.

Prayer Voice 2:        I arise today

Through the strength of Christ’s birth and His baptism,

Through the strength of His crucifixion and His burial,

Through the strength of His resurrection and His ascension,

 Prayer Voice 3:        I arise today

Through God’s strength to pilot me;

God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me,

God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me,

God’s word to speak for me, God’s hand to guard me,

God’s way to lie before me, God’s shield to protect me,

Prayer Voice 4:        God’s hosts to save me From snares of the devil,

From temptations of vices,

From every one who desires me ill,

Afar and anear, Alone or in a mulitude.

Prayer Voice 1:         Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,

Prayer Voice 2:         Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Prayer Voice 3:         Christ on my right, Christ on my left,

Prayer Voice 4:         Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,

Prayer Voice 1 & 3:   Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,

Prayer Voice 2 & 4:   Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,

Prayer Voice 1 & 3:   Christ in the eye that sees me,

Prayer Voice 2 & 4:   Christ in the ear that hears me.

Prayer Voice 1:         We arise today

Prayer Voice 2:         Through a mighty strength,

Prayer Voice 3:         the invocation of the Trinity,

Prayer Voice 4:         Through a belief in the Threeness,

Prayer Voice 1:         Through a confession of the Oneness

Prayer Voice 2:         Of the Creator of creation

All Voices:                 Amen.

 

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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