HOW TO PRAY THE WORD OF GOD WHEN YOU STRUGGLE TO KEEP GOD FIRST

Lord, You are good and your mercy endures forever. One day in your house is better than a thousand elsewhere.

You saw us in our foolishness, burdened down with the weight of sin and shame.

And though we deserved punishment, to be cut off from You forever, You came and shed your blood, Jesus, to cover all our sin and forgive our iniquity.

You came, so we may have life and have it more abundantly while seen as right in the Father’s eyes—by faith.

So, Jesus, why aren’t You enough for us?

Why do we still satisfy our selfish desires at others’ expense, as if You don’t faithfully provide?
Why do we look to make ourselves known instead of making You known?

Why do we put our trust in the fallen people and things of this world despite your great love and faithfulness?

How many times will we need to be disappointed?
And how many times will we need to suffer the consequences of idolatry before we know that You are the Lord?

So, we turn away from the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.

And we turn to You, the only true and living God, the Great I Am, full of grace and truth. We acknowledge our faith begins and ends with You, our lives hidden in You.

We commit ourselves to the truth of who You are and all we are in You, to guard against the enemy’s temptations.

There is no one greater than You. And true to your name and the covenant signed in your blood, You will withhold no good thing from those who walk uprightly.

And because of this, it’s in your perfect and glorious name, Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Inspired by Ezekiel 16:62


Here at Vine Life Faith, we pray God’s Word to experience God’s will because His words are the only ones He’s obligated to keep. While we pray inspired by a particular verse, the prayer references multiple verses as the Lord leads. You’re welcome to share this prayer and if it blesses you or someone you know—say so in the comments below. God bless you!


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HOW TO PRAY THE WORD OF GOD TO GUARD AGAINST THE SPIRIT OF FEAR

Father, You call us to live by the spirit of faith because it’s by faith You bring your plans to pass in our lives.

But there is another spirit at work—the spirit of fear.

Not the kind of situational fears common to us all like checking your rear-view mirror when backing out of a parking space, but the kind of consistent fear that torments day and night, consuming our thoughts.

That spirit of fear is the strategy through which the enemy tries to enforce his plans for our lives.

We remember Job, a righteous man in your sight. You bragged how he honored You in his worship and shunned evil.

And yet Job said the terror he dreaded had come to pass. Because he focused on that fear, Satan dared request he could attack Job in that area.

And while You ultimately preserved Job, even blessing him with double for his trouble, He still endured great suffering.

In this world we will have trouble, but Father keep us from opening the door to trouble by entertaining a spirit of fear.

So, we thank you for the antidote.

We’re grateful we have something else to meditate on instead of the diet of fear the enemy serves us.

We savor your love instead—perfect and unfailing—because it’s for the sense we are unloved that we‘re gripped by fear and invite the enemy to wreak havoc in our lives.

And since You are love, we fix our focus on You to experience perfect love drive out fear.  

And we receive the grace to do so, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Inspired by Job 3:25.
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Here at Vine Life Faith, we pray God’s Word to experience God’s will because His words are the only ones He’s obligated to keep. While we pray inspired by a particular verse, the prayer references multiple verses as the Lord leads. You’re welcome to share this prayer and if it blesses you or someone you know—say so in the comments below. God bless you!


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On the Motherhood Unmasked podcast.

Compassion, candor, and clarity for the mom craving real talk.

Ready to raise your kids unapologetic and unmasked?