Today’s Prayer

Gracious, holy God, King of the universe, let the stars of sweet grace shine brightly upon Your beloved. Permeate the dark cavern of my soul with the luminescent light of the gospel of Christ so that my life glimmers with hope that draws others to the cross. Father, as You have molded me through the tools of suffering and affliction, expose the beauty of the treasure of my heart in order to glorify Your great Name. With tender, merciful hands remove the splinters of condemnation sent by the enemy so that they do not fester in my soul. Banish the evil one from tarnishing the magnificent gem You have created in Your beloved child. Trip him up when he attempts to shackle me with bodily affliction. Take him down when he holds my thoughts captive to his bidding. For I am the treasured child of the Most High God. No weapons forged against my soul shall prevail. No storm raging around me shall under-gird my foundation in Christ. I am a forgiven, redeemed, glimmering jewel fashioned by the love of Christ Jesus, unique in its reflection of the glory of my Maker. Dazzle all who look upon the testimony of the life of Your precious one. Under the promised word in Isaiah 54:17 and the authority of Christ Jesus, these prayers are a daily offering to the Lord of all love.

No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed,
    and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord
    and their vindication  from me, declares the Lord.
Isaiah 54:17, ESV

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