Matthew 22: 37-39 NLT
37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]
LORD, I love You with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind, and my neighbor as I love myself because You first loved me.
1 Corinthians 1:30 NLT
30 God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.
Philippians 4:13 NLT
13 For I can do everything through Christ,[a] who gives me strength.
I am God’s child. He sent Christ Jesus to save me, to make me wise, acceptable to God, and holy. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Psalm 23 NLT
1The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. 2He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. 3He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. 4Even when I walk through the darkest valley,[a]
I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. 5You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. 6Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
The Lord is my Shepherd. I have all that I need. God supplies all my needs from His glorious riches, given to me in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6 NLT
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
I do not worry or have anxiety about anything, instead I pray about everything. God cares for me so I turn all my worries over to him.
RENEWING YOUR MIND
3 John 1:2
2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
Father, in Jesus’ name, thank You that I shall prosper in all things and be in health, just as my soul prospers. You have given me Christ’s way of thinking. I trust in You, Lord, with all my heart; I do not depend on my own understanding. I seek Your will in all I do and You show me which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Today I surrender myself to Your Word, for it exposes and sifts and analyzes and judges the very thoughts and purposes of my heart. Help me to use Your mighty weapons to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and destroy false arguments—every pretension (intimidation, fears, doubts, unbelief, and failure) that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. I take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Romans 12:2 NASB
2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
I refuse to be conformed to this age. I am being transformed by the renewing of my mind, so that I may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. I never stop reciting Your words, Lord. I think about them night and day so that I will faithfully do everything written in them. It is then I prosper and succeed.
Philippians 4:6-7 NLT
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your he
My thoughts are the thoughts of the diligent, which tend only to plenteousness. So I don’t worry about anything; instead, I pray about everything. I tell You, Father, what I need and thank You for all You have done.3 The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:8 NLT
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
I fix my thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. I think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. You cause my thoughts to become agreeable to Your will, and so my plans are established and succeed. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Psalm 139 1-7
1 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. 2 You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. 3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. 4You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. 5You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! 7I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence!
I come before you thanking you for another day. Psalm 139:2 tells me that you know when I sit and when I rise. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. If we’re just being honest, God, I need you. Right now. I need for you to take control of my thoughts and help me to see myself and my situation through your eyes.
Proverbs 3:5 NLT
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Lord, I am frustrated, I am overwhelmed, I’m tired, and I am confused. I know you are not a God of chaos, so please give me clarity of thought. Help me to take my focus off myself and my situation and keep my eyes firmly planted on you so I don’t sink. In those moments where I feel like I can’t take another step, carry me.
Psalm 46:1 AMP
God is our refuge and strength [mighty and impenetrable], A very present and well-proved help in trouble.
Lord, show me what to do in my present situation. Help me to know you have not forgotten about me and that you haven’t forsaken me. Open my eyes to signs that even in what feels like my darkest moment, you are still here just as you have always been. Give me courage to take one more step and to hang on one more day. During those moments where it feels too hard to get through the next day, help me to focus on the next hour. I know you are present and with me.
1 Chronicles 29:11 ERV
11 Greatness, power, glory, victory, and honor belong to you, because everything in heaven and on earth belongs to you! The kingdom belongs to you, Lord! You are the head, the Ruler over everything.
Lord, help me to recall all the times in the past when you have brought me through tough situations. Help me when this season is over to not fail to give you all the honor and the glory for bringing me through and to use this test as a testimony. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High. 2 It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening
Father, I come into Your presence with songs of thanksgiving and praise to Your name. Lord, You are good, Your love is forever, and Your faithfulness goes on and on. It is good to give thanks to You, Lord, and sing praises to You, the Most High.
1 Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth 2 Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. 3 Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his.[a] We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.
I shout my praise to You, Lord, with all the earth! I serve You with joy and come before You with singing. I know that You are God. It is You who made me and I belong to You. I am of Your people and the sheep You tend. Thank you Lord that You will finish the work You started in me. I am the work of Your hands and Your loving-kindness lasts forever. You will never leave me or forsake me.
HEARING GOD’S VOICE
HEBREWS 4:16 NLT
16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Father, in the Name of Jesus, I thank You that You desire to speak to me every day—guiding me in spirit and in truth to obey Your Word and enjoy an abundant life. I thank You that You have called me Your friend and that I may come boldly to the throne of grace to find help whenever I have a need in my life.
John 10: 27-28 NLT
27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me,
Lord, Your Word says that when we draw near to You, You will draw near to us. So, I draw near to You today. I seek Your face, Your truth and Your word for my life. I want to know You more, hear You more and obey You more.
Your Word says Your sheep know Your voice and we will not follow the voice of a stranger. Help me to know Your voice and not be deceived by any other voice. Help me to guard my heart from the influences of this world and the people around me. Help me not to be deceived by the devil and his lies, but to view all thoughts and decisions through the lens of righteousness.
5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.
As I seek to hear You today for instruction, correction and guidance, help me to confirm Your voice through Your Word. You said if I ask for wisdom, You will give it to me liberally, so I am asking for wisdom in the Name of Jesus to hear You clearly and consistently today and every day. In Jesus Name – Amen
PRAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN
Proverbs 22:8 NLT
6 Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
FATHER, we come before You to repair the wall and stand in the gap on behalf of our children. We love You and desire to assume the responsibility of teaching them sound biblical doctrine. Day by day, we choose to instruct our children to keep the “way of the Lord” by doing what is right and just. Create in the heart of each child the desire to listen and learn.
Together, as we memorize Your precepts, You will write them on our hearts to keep us from committing sin’s treason against You. Holy Spirit, I ask You to give me creative ways for our family devotions. Help me teach my children the meaning of true repentance leading to salvation. We are here to take our children by the hand in wisdom’s way, pointing them to the path of integrity.
You are faithful, and we pray their progress will have no limits when they walk in paths of righteousness. We ask You to give them the courage to receive correction no matter how hard it is to swallow, for wisdom will snap them back into place.
When they are older, may each one be victorious when they face those who oppose them. I pray they will have influence and honor to prevail on our behalf and for Your glory! No greater joy do I have than hearing that my children are living according to the truth.
We surround our children with faith in You and the power of Your Word. You will rescue them from every hidden trap of the enemy and protect them from false accusations and any deadly curse. Your massive arms are wrapped around them, protecting them wherever they may be.
Wherever they go, Your hand will guide them; Your strength will empower them. We are in awe of Your majesty! We are in awe of such great power and might! The enemy is turned back from my children in the name of Jesus! They increase in wisdom and in favor with God and man. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Hebrews 4:14-16 NLT
14 So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. 15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Lord, Your Son, Jesus, is my High Priest. He understands and sympathizes with my weaknesses and this excruciating pain of rejection. In His name I approach Your throne of grace with confidence, so I may receive mercy and find grace to help me in my time of need. I expect Your healing grace to dispel the agony of rejection I have suffered because of the false accusations and demeaning actions of another.
2 Corinthians 4:18 NLT
18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
Father, I choose to look at the things that are eternal—Your justice and mercy shall last forever, and Your salvation from generation to generation. Your eyes are upon me, for I have right standing with You, and Your ears are attentive to my prayer. You spoke to me and asked, “Now who is going to hurt you if you are a zealous follower of that which is good?” In Jesus’ name, I will refuse to give the opposition a second thought. Through thick and thin, I will keep my heart at attention, in adoration before Christ, my Master. Amen
SETTING PROPER PRIORITIES
Ephesians 5:15-16 AMPC
15 Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), 16 Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.
FATHER, too often I allow urgency to dictate my schedule, and I am asking You to help me establish priorities in my work. I confess my weakness of procrastination and lack of organization. My desire is to live purposefully and worthily and accurately as a wise, sensible, intelligent person.
Genesis 2:2 NIV
2 By the seventh day(A) God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.(B)
You have given me a seven-day week—six days to work and the seventh day to rest. I desire to make the most of the time, buying up each opportunity. Help me plan my day and stay focused on my assignments.
Proverbs 16: 3, 9 AMP
3[a]Commit your works to the Lord [submit and trust them to Him], And your plans will succeed [if you respond to His will and guidance]. 9 A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them.(C)
In the name of Jesus, I demolish and smash warped philosophies concerning time management. I clear my mind of every obstruction and build a life of obedience into maturity. Father, You are in charge of my work and my plans. I plan the way I want to live, but You alone make me able to live it. Help me organize my efforts, schedule my activities, and budget my time. Jesus, You want me to relax.
1 Peter 5: 7-8 ESV
7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
By the grace given me, I will not worry about missing out, and my everyday human concerns will be met. I cast all my cares, worries, and concerns over on You, that I might be well-balanced, temperate, sober of mind, vigilant, and cautious at all times. I tune my ears to the word of wisdom and set my heart on a life of understanding. Father, help me remember that my relationships with You and with others are more important than anything else. Amen.
John 8:31-32 AMPC
31 So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples. 32 And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.
Lord, I choose to abide in Your Word and hold fast to Your teachings. As I align my mind with Your thoughts, I will live in accordance with them. I desire to be Your true disciple, vitally united to the Vine—Jesus. I cannot bear fruit unless I abide in You. Lord, because You are the Vine and I am a branch living in You, I bear much (abundant) fruit. Apart from You, cut off from vital union with You, I can do nothing.
1 John 3:9 AMP
9 No one who is born of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, because [a]God’s seed [His principle of life, the essence of His righteous character] remains [permanently] in him [who is born again—who is reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose]; and he [who is born again] cannot habitually [live a life characterized by] sin, because he is born of God and longs to please Him.
Father, thank You for Your Word—it is the truth that makes me free. I am born (begotten) of You, Lord, and I do not deliberately, knowingly, and habitually practice sin. Your nature abides in me, and Your principle of life remains permanently within me. I cannot practice sinning because I am born (begotten) of You. I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You.
John 15: 7-12 NLT
7 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! 8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father. 9 “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. 10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! 12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.
I pray, in the name of Jesus, that I may know this love that surpasses knowledge—that I may be filled to the measure of all Your fullness. Now to You who is able to do immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine, according to Your power that is at work within me, to You be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.
OVERCOMING A NEGATIVE MIND
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
Heavenly Father, I praise Your Holy name. Give me strength today dear Lord. Strength to withstand the works of the devil, as he tries to seep into my mind. I rebuke his negativity out, in Jesus’ mighty name! Cover me under the precious blood of the Lamb, Oh Lord. Infiltrate my mind, my body and my soul.
“The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.”
Father, shield me so that the enemy has no way to enter in. Lord, I need the Holy Spirit’s presence upon my life. May He guide my thoughts in the direction of positivity. I pray that today, you give me the strength to control my thoughts. Lead me in a plain path and restore my soul.
2 Timothy 1:7
I declare that I’m released from the spirit of fear, from the negativity of the world and from the spirit of disappointment. I declare the word of God upon my life wherever I go!
Oh Prince of Peace, embrace me with your tranquility and love so that my mind can be at ease. Break every chain of negative thoughts, as I speak prosperity and positivity into my life, for life and death are in the power of the tongue. Therefore, I declare and decree that every stronghold in my life, produced by negative thought patterns, is broken, in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen!
Hebrews 4:16 NIV
16 Let us then approach(A) God’s throne of grace with confidence,(B) so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Father, I come asking You to hear my prayer. Listen, O God, and answer me, for I am overwhelmed by my troubles. I am scared and shaking and terror grips me. I call out to You God, and I know You will rescue me. You redeem my life in peace from this battle of hopelessness that has come against me. I pile my troubles on Your shoulders and thank You for carrying my load and helping me out.
Psalm 56:8 NLT
8 You keep track of all my sorrows.[a] You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.
Hopelessness lies in wait to swallow me up or trample me all day long. Whenever I am afraid, I choose to have confidence and put my trust and reliance in You. By Your help, God, I praise Your Word. On You I lean, put my trust; I do not entertain fear. You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book.
Psalm 56:13 NLT
13 For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.
Now I’m thanking You with all my heart. You pulled me from the brink of death, my feet from the cliff edge of doom. Now I stroll at leisure with You in the sunlit fields of life. I am confident I will see Your goodness while I am here in the land of the living. I wait patiently for You, Lord. I am brave and courageous. Yes, I am waiting patiently. In the name of Jesus, I gain the victory by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of my witness. Amen.
Mark 11:24 NCV
24 So I tell you to believe that you have received the things you ask for in prayer, and God will give them to you.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank You for calling me to be a fellow worker in Your field. I will always pray and never lose hope.
Romans 8:28 NIV
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good(A) of those who love him, who[a] have been called(B) according to his purpose.(C)
Jesus, You are the Son of God and I will never stop trusting You. You help me in my weaknesses. There are times that I do not know how to pray as I should. But Your Spirit prays for me with deep feelings that words cannot explain. You see what is in my heart and Your Spirit prays for me in harmony with Your own will. This is why I can be so sure that every detail in my life is worked into something good.
Philippians 4:6 NLT
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
I will not worry about anything but will pray and ask You for everything that I need, always giving thanks. I believe that I have received the things that I ask for in prayer because You will give them to me. Father God, You made Jesus who had no sin to be sin for me, so that in Him I might become righteous.
John 15:7-8 NLT
7 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! 8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.
Thank You that I have right standing with You, Father. When I pray, You hear and answer prayer so that You are glorified. I will produce much fruit and show that I am Your follower and this will bring glory to You. Amen.
INTERCESSION FOR MARRIAGE
Ephesians 4:2-3 NLT
2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. 3 Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.
PRAYER FOR BLESSING YOUR MARRIAGE
We thank you, O God, for the Love You have implanted in our hearts. May it always inspire us to be kind in our words, considerate of feeling, and concerned for each other’s needs and wishes. Help us to be understanding and forgiving of human weaknesses and failings. Increase our faith and trust in You and may Your Prudence guide our life and love. Bless our Marriage O God, with Peace and Happiness, and make our love fruitful for Your glory and our Joy both here and in eternity.
1 Peter 4:8 NLT
8 Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.
PRAYER FOR HEALING IN A MARRIAGE
I offer you this prayer, to help me with my current relationship situation. Please take away all the pain and hurt in my heart. Fill it with love, joy, patience, and understanding. Bless me and my spouse, so that we may never surrender to whatever challenges that come our way. Fill our hearts with love for each other, and may you make each one of us realize each other’s worth. Please touch the heart of my spouse, fill it with much love for me. Make our complicated relationship become uncomplicated. I seek for your mercy and blessing that you may allow us to spend the rest of our lives with each other. Please make this feeling mutual for both of us. Lead us not into temptations. Guide us wherever we go. Always put us in each other’s heart and mind. Thank you Lord for hearing my prayer. I love you. Amen.
LETTING GO OF THE PAST
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
FATHER, I realize my helplessness in saving myself, and I glory in what Christ Jesus has done for me. I let go—put aside all past sources of my confidence—counting them worth less than nothing, in order that I may experience Jesus and become one with Him.
John 1:12 AMP
12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the right [the authority, the privilege] to become children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name—(A)
Lord, I have received Your Son, and He has given me the authority (power, privilege, and right) to become Your child. I unfold my past and put into proper perspective those things that are behind. I have been crucified with Christ and no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
Philippians 3:10-11 NIV
10 I want to know(A) Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings,(B) becoming like him in his death,(C) 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection(D) from the dead.
I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Romans 6:4 NIV
4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
Father, I am made in Your image. I haven’t learned all I should, but inwardly I am being transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how I think. This empowers me to discern God’s will as I live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in Your eyes. I’m leaving my old life behind, putting everything on the line. I am sprinting toward the only goal that counts—to cross the line, to win the prize, and to hear God’s call to resurrection life found exclusively in Jesus. In His name I pray, amen.
BLESSING THE HOUSEHOLD
Joshua 24:15 AMP
15 If it is unacceptable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Father, as the head of this household, I declare and decree, “Me and my family are going to worship and serve the Lord!”
3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.
All praise to You, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed my family and me with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. I am led by the Spirit to worship You according to the truth. I know that You seek out those who want to worship You.
1 Peter 1:3 NCV
3 Jesus has the power of God, by which he has given us everything we need to live and to serve God. We have these things because we know him. Jesus called us by his glory and goodness.
Lord, I acknowledge and welcome the presence of Your Holy Spirit here in our home. We thank You, Father, that Your Son, Jesus, is here with us because we have come together in His name and the Holy Spirit is ever present with us.
Psalm 112:2-3 NIV
2Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed. 3 They themselves will be wealthy, and their good deeds will last forever.
As spiritual leader of this home, I declare on the authority of Your Word that my family will be powerful in the land; my children will be honest people who will be blessed. Their houses will be full of wealth and riches and their goodness will continue forever. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen
HEALTH AND HEALING
James 5:15 CEV
15 Prayer that comes from faith will heal the sick, for the Lord will restore them to health. And if they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
Father, Your Word promises healing for Your children and I come before You asking You to remember Your promise in my life. It is written that prayer that comes from faith will heal the sick, for You will restore them to health. And if they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Right now, I let go of all unforgiveness, resentment, anger, and bad feelings toward anyone.
4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows[a] that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins!
5 But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.
My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who lives in me and I desire to be in good health. I seek truth that will make me free—both spiritually and naturally (good eating habits, medications if necessary, and appropriate rest and exercise). You bought me with a high price, and I desire to honor You with my body and spirit—they both belong to You.
Romans 8:11 NLT
11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead(A) is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies(B) because of[a] his Spirit who lives in you.
Thank You, Father, for sending Your Word to heal me and deliver me from all my destructions. Jesus, You are the Word who became human and lived among us. You took on Yourself my troubles (sickness, weakness, and distresses) and carried my sorrows and pains. You were hurt for my wrong-doing. You were crushed for my sins. You were punished so I would have peace. You were beaten so I would be healed and made whole.
Proverbs 4:20-22 NLT
20 My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. 21 Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart,
22 for they bring life to those who find them,
and healing to their whole body.
Father, I pay attention to what You say and listen carefully to Your words. I will not lose site of them. I let them penetrate deep into my heart, for they bring life and healing to my whole body. You forgive my sins, heal all my diseases, redeem me from death, crown me with love and tender mercies, and fill my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagles!
3 John 2 NLT
2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in me. And just as God raised Christ from the dead, He will give life to my mortal body by this same Spirit living within me. Thank You that I will prosper in all things and be in health, even as my soul prospers. In the name of Jesus, amen.