Not one of us has arrived at this stage of life without somehow being negatively impacted by something.
Maybe a playground bully or snobbish “Nellie Oleson” in our neighborhood who constantly reminded us that we were lower class.
Maybe it was our dad, for whom nothing would ever be good enough and we’d never amount to anything.
Or maybe it was a mean 3rd grade teacher who openly made fun our wrong answers.
For some it happens in adulthood: a spouse who cheats on us, leaving us vulnerable to voices that say that we didn’t measure up.
We were not a good enough wife or mother….or lover. There was someone else who was better and deserved our husband’s attention.
Maybe a husband who abused us physically, psychologically or sexually. The negative voices from abuse go deep and take years to untangle from our minds.
Not only do these voices have powerfully negative affect on how we perceive ourselves and how God perceives us, but they will eventually take toll on our physical and spiritual well being.
God never meant for us to live as victims, but as victors!
And God’s Word can do what no shrink can do.
One practice that I’m working on improving in my own prayer life is praying scripture.
The Word of God has great power; but somehow I think that if we would choose to pair prayer up with scripture and actually pray scripture in situations and circumstances of our lives that it would be like a shot of nitro to our prayers!
Praying the Word of God is an exciting and effective way to pray!
Hi, my name is Rosilind and I am a Bible study leader and author.
I am a student of the Bible and hold an Associates degree in theology. I love God’s Word and I enjoy teaching others how to have an effective quiet time, even as busy moms and homemakers.
As I have prepared for these prayer challenges I have found exciting scriptures to target specific areas of our Christian walk.
In this 30 Day Prayer Challenge for Renewing the Mind you will find a Bible verse or passage for each day that will teach you about renewing the mind and inspire you to begin discovering a new ability to walk in total freedom.
To use this workbook, you will read the given verse or passage from the day and write out an observation about that verse or passage.
Then you will write out a prayer to the Lord, using the verse or passage for that day as a guide.
Using God’s Word as a guide for our prayers is such a powerful tool.
It is also a powerful weapon, combining the sword of the Spirit and the weapon of prayer into one atomic weapon against the enemy who seeks to destroy us.
You can find the 30 Day Prayer Challenge for Renewing the Mind by clicking on the image below!
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