Updated: Mar 29, 2022
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
For I am weak, but You are strong. I thank You for blessing me through my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. That’s why for Christ’s sake I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties, for when I am weak then I am strong.
I pray that You fill me with Your strength by putting the full armor of God on me so that I may stand strong against the schemes of the devil. For I know my struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of the evil one in the heavenly realms.
When it is hard to pray, I know that is when I must pray to You the most. Help me pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests, including prayers for all of Your people. Help me pray when it is hard; when the evil one is lurking and scheming to lead me astray from You.
Lord, please help me to always distinguish Your voice from the evil one. For I know Your voice stills me, leads me, reassures me, encourages me, enlightens me, comforts me, calms me, and convicts me. The devil’s voice rushes me, pushes me, frightens me, confuses me, discourages me, worries me, obsesses me, and condemns me. Without You I cannot beat the devil and his trickery, nor resist my own entices and desires that lead me into sin. But with You, I am safe as You lead me into paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake. Your rod and Your staff; they comfort me, and I thank You for protecting me.
I know that prayer is an open door that no one can shut. Even if the devil surrounds me on all sides, the way upward to You is always open. Help me submit myself to you and resist the devil so that he will flee from me. I know if I draw near to You, You will always draw near to me. You are closer than the air I breathe.
Lastly, I pray that You help me to confidently spread the light of the gospel, which is the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. I pray that when I go to speak, the Truth of God and the glory of the gospel comes out boldly for others to hear. And I know the rest is up to You; whoever is meant to receive the light of the gospel, You will softened their hearts and give them ears to hear. Let the light of Jesus Christ and the glorious hope that You have given to us through His death and resurrection - make the devil shrink away. Thank You for Your mighty protection and careful watch over me, Lord. You bless me with Your strength through Your grace. All glory belongs to You, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.