Earlier this week we talked about truths to speak over our homes and our officers. Those were easy. I always pray for my officer and his safety and the protection of first responders everywhere, especially in this trying climate.
But it’s also important for us to speak truths over ourselves. I know that personally I find these prayers the hardest. It’s easy for me to pray for my officer and my family, but harder to pray for myself, especially when proclaiming God’s truths and promises. Why? Why is it so hard to say out loud “I am set apart. I am strong and courageous. I am clothed in strength and dignity”? In my heart I know that these things are true, because God made me that way, but sometimes I struggle with proclaiming them over myself.
This is an area I know I need to grow in, and I have a feeling I might not be alone! These are some of the things I pray:
“I will not become weary of doing good. In God’s timing, I will reap a harvest. I will not give up.” [Galatians 6:9]
“I cling to what is good.” [Romans 12:9]
“Before I was formed, God knew me. Before I was born, I was set apart.” [Jeremiah 1:5]
“I am broken hearted, but God is with me. Although my spirits are crushed, God is with me. He will not forsake me. I am saved by Him.” [Psalm 34:18]
“God is within me. I will not fall.” [Psalm 46:5]
“God has started good work in me, and it WILL be completed.” [Philippians 1:6]
“God knows the plans for me. These plans are for me to be prosperous. They are for me to be unharmed. They are for me to be hopeful. My future is written.” [Jeremiah 29:11]
“I am always loved, even at my darkest.” [Romans 5:8]
“I believe that the Lord will fulfill His promises to me.” [Luke 1:45]