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DELEIVERANCE PRAYER

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A Prayer of Deliverance

A Prayer of Deliverance
Dear heavenly Father, In the name of the Lord Jesus, as Your servant, I come before You right now in behalf of these Your people. Father, these are Your people. Father, these are the people you have taken out of the kingdom of darkness.
You have placed them in the kingdom of Your dear Son. We are Your people. You are not angry with us. You were in Christ reconciling us unto Yourself. Jesus? blood was the propitiation for our sins. It covered our sins. It satisfied all the demands of Your justice and Your holiness. You say in Your word, There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. We are all in Christ Jesus. You do not condemn us, Father. You are not the accuser. You convict us of sins so we will confess our sins to You and reject their influence in our life. You never haunt us with accusations saying we are evil; no good, worthless, unacceptable to You; so bad we are not true Christians. We know that such accusations only come from the enemy-the evil one-the father of lies. You don?t condemn Your children. You don?t accuse Your children. You love us. Oh, God, oh, Lord Jesus, You said in Your Word, If you then been evil (and we are) know how to give good things to Your children, how much more shall Your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask Him? Oh, Father, thank You that You are my Father, that You are our Father. Thank You that Your Spirit in us cries, Abba Father: my own dear Father. Your Spirit within all of my brothers and sisters here in Your presence right now is crying to You on their behalf~Abba, Father. The Spirit Himself within us is making intercession for us right now with groaning that we cannot even utter. We bless You, our Father and our God, that You know the mind of the Spirit. Thus, You answer His cries because He prays according to Your will through us and we bless You for that. Lord Jesus, we thank You right now that by faith, with the eyes of our spirit, we see You enthroned at the right hand of God interceding for all of us. We also see all demons, all evil principalities and powers placed in subjection to You. You alone are Lord. Lord Jesus You say to us in Your Word that all authority has been given to You in heaven and on earth. You alone are Lord! You are our Lord! With our mouth we confess, Jesus, you are my Lord! You are our Lord! Your Father has established You as head over all things pertaining to Your church and we belong to Your church, Lord Jesus. We honor You right now and we bless You as the Lord of our life. Lord Jesus, You have bound satan. You dethroned the enemy. You took upon Yourself human flesh that through death you might render powerless him who had power over death, that is the devil, in order that you might free us who were in bondage to him. We thank You that You have already freed us from that bondage. We thank You that You have already rendered satan powerless against us. Thank You, Father, that when You placed our sins upon Your Son, You nailed the death debt decree, which was against us to the Cross. Thus You disarmed the evil rulers and authorities that had enslaved us. You triumphed over the demonic principalities and powers. The whole kingdom of evil supernaturalism has been humiliated and defeated by You. Lord Jesus, You made a public display of our defeated enemies. Your angels and all of creation joyfully witnessed the defeat of these fallen angelic beings that had rebelled against Your Father. You dethroned them and You defeated them. You tell us in Your Word that since we are born of God the Evil One cannot touch us. You have given us authority over scorpions and serpents and over all the work of the enemy. You have said to us Nothing shall by any means hurt us. You have given to us authority over the kingdom of satan and we thank You for it. In the name of Jesus Christ, I speak to the evil spirit world on behalf of my brothers and sisters who are here before God. Every demonic power, which has been assigned against us to disturb this meeting, get out of here! You have no place here. We, right now, break every demonic curse placed upon us as individuals and as a group. Jesus has borne all curses for us. We send you cursing evil spirits out of this room, away from our lives, back to the one who sent you here. Get out now. God?s angels are now removing you from our presence. Every demonic power, every enemy of Jesus Christ attached to the lives of any of God?s people gathered here, I command you in the name of Jesus, be silent! Any evil spirits hiding within the lives of my brothers and sisters, in the name of Jesus, I command you go into the pit. You are bound there and you cannot whisper to their minds. You cannot touch their bodies. You cannot disturb their emotions nor influence their will. You cannot do anything. You are bound and you are to shut up and when we tell you to go, you will go and not return. You cannot call upon satan or any other demonic powers to assist you. We seal off this entire building by the authority we have in Jesus Christ the Lord. We command every external spirit that has nothing to do with the lives of these, God?s people, get out of this room right now: GET OUT. YOU CANNOT COME RETURN BY ANY MEANS. WE HAVE COVERED OURSELVES AND THIS SPACE WE OCCUPY WITH THE FULL PROTECTING AND FULL HEALING POWER OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. Likewise, we now cover our homes, our vehicles, our places of work with the power of the Blood of Jesus. We now cover each person whose name God alone can read in our hearts be they present here or not.


In the name of Jesus, and by the full protecting power of His Precious Blood, we declare them Anointed Temples of the Holy Spirit ~Souls Redeemed ~ Children of the Living God~ untouched and untouchable by any evil of any kind any where in this world or in the next. Praise you, Jesus! Come, Holy Spirit, and fill the hearts of your faithful~ kindle in them the Fire of Your Love. Saturate them and their household with your power and with every Holy Gift. Father, You said You send Your angels as ministering spirits to minister to us, Your heirs of salvation. You say that the angel of the Lord camps round about those who fear Him and delivers them. We ask You right now that Your angels will camp right around this room and seal us off from all activity of any external evil spirits. They have nothing to do with what?s going on here. Father, may Your angels expel every demonic power that has been sent against us by evil persons. We bless You for that. You are doing so right now. They are being sent back in anger and defeat to those who sent them against us. Now Father, we want to come together before You as the representatives of our family line. We want to confess the ancestral, generational sins we are guilty of as families. Those sins, which we share in as part of a rebellious lineage. We also want to deal with the sins that have resulted from the abuse we experienced as children. We want to forgive those who have hurt us. We want to ask You to forgive and to bless those who have sinned against us. You told us we are to forgive as we have been forgiven. Finally, we are going to confess to You in a general way the sinful choices we have made, the sinful activities that have opened the door to demonic attachment to our life. Thank You that You are going to hear our confession. Father, You said that You forgive us and cleanse us when we confess our sins. We thank You that You are going to forgive us right now. Open the eyes of our souls that we may be flooded with full knowledge of our sins. And with a sincere desire to repent and not to sin again. Brothers and sisters, do not be afraid of what we are going to do now. I want you to speak out loud after me the words, which I speak in your behalf before God. Even if some of the sins I confess on behalf of all of us here you are not personally guilty of, confess them anyway, out loud after me. Thus, we minister in behalf of others in this room who have experienced the curse of those sins.


Dear heavenly Father, I am Your child. (Repeat.) You have redeemed me. (Continue repeating out loud each phrase.) You have taken me out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. You have placed me in the kingdom of Your Son. As far as the east is from the west You have removed my iniquities from me. You promise me in Your Word that my sins and my iniquities, You remember no more. How I bless You for that. Dear Father, I want to come before You as the representative of my ancestral line, of my family line. Hear my confession as I confess to You the sins of my fathers, as the scriptures teach us. Father, we are a rebellious family. We have rebelled against Your Word. We have grieved Your Holy Spirit. We have served other gods. We are guilty of sexual sins. We are guilty of passing judgment. We are guilty of seeking revenge. We are guilty of unforgiveness. We are guilty of bearing false witness. We have abused other people. We have been filled with anger and rage and self-pity, with rejection and bitterness. We have hurt other people. We have ruined their good name and reputation. We have stolen, lied, and committed iniquity. We are a sinful people.


I ask You right now to forgive me . . . forgive my parents, my grandparents . . . all of my family line back to the far distant beginning of this lineage which only You, God, can see. Forgive us each and every one for the sins we have committed. I ask You right now to cancel out the sinful transference that You have pronounced in Your Word. You said that the sins of my father's and my father?s father's would come down through the family line unto the third and fourth generation. Father, I represent a new generation. I want to live in obedience to You and your commandments. I want to serve You. I want my children and their children to serve You. Right now, I ask You to forgive my family members, living and dead . . . those in this world and those in the next. I pray with Jesus when he said, Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing. On behalf of those who are still alive, Father, forgive them. Bring them to repentance. Don?t lay their sin to their charge. Father, for me, as the representative of my family, forgive me for my involvement in the sins of my family line. I thank You that the generational curse is broken in Your eyes right now. I thank you, Lord, that by the full healing power of Your most Precious Blood, you have reached back to an unseen time and ahead into an unknown future. You have covered each soul, each sin, each member of our family lineage with the power of Your Blood. Jesus bore that curse for my family and me. Thank you, precious Lord. Merciful Father, You know I was abused as a child. You know I came from a dysfunctional family. My parents didn?t raise me as I should have been raised. Since my early childhood there were problems in my life, there were sexual problems, there were problems of anger, bitterness, shame, a sense of unworthiness, and rejection. Oh, Father, forgive me for these negative dimensions of my life. Father, You know the people whose very names bring a negative reaction within me. They hurt me. They abused me sexually. They abused me physically. They abuse me religiously. They sinned against me. Right now, I confess to You my reactionary sin against them, my bitterness, anger, even hatred and rage against these people. Let?s take a moment and let God bring some of those names to our minds. Silently choose to forgive those people one by one. Don?t hold back. Remember what Jesus said, If you do not forgive the transgressions committed against you, your heavenly Father will not forgive you. He said when you are standing, praying, Forgive, if you have anything against anyone, that your heavenly Father may forgive you. That?s a principle of the kingdom of God. If the name of someone comes to your mind, someone who did something so awful against you that you have battled for years with anger and unforgiveness, you might not emotionally feel you can forgive as God commands. That is understandable. That results from the serious emotional bruising that you have suffered at the hands of other people. The healing of your emotions will come in time. But you are able now to begin obeying the command of God by choosing to forgive them. It will help you if you can accept the fact that the persons who did you harm were in all probability themselves the victims of somebody else?s abuse. That?s why they acted the way they did against you. That doesn?t absolve them of their accountability, but very often those who have victimized you were themselves first victimized by others. The cycle of sin must be broken and you must make that break right now. The indwelling Holy Spirit will help you right now.


Say after me . . . Father, by your grace, I forgive them. (Mention silently all the names that come to your mind.) They did not know what they were doing. Father, by faith, and in obedience to Your word, I choose to forgive them right now. Perhaps you too have been guilty of the same type of sin against other people. You have been so angry and cruel toward your parents, brothers or sisters, grandparents, relatives and friends. Perhaps you have discriminated against people of a different race, ethnic group, social class. Perhaps you, in turn, have poured out your anger on other people. Perhaps you too have victimized your loved ones, your husband or wife or your children or your parents or others and you want to now ask God to forgive you. Do it, quietly. We will all pray silently for a few moments. Ask the Holy Spirit to bring to your mind those who need your forgiveness. The Lord, by His Spirit, will bring other names to your mind later today, tomorrow and the days ahead. You can continue to choose to forgive.


Now, repeat after me as I pray. Dear Father, I choose to forgive all of these people whose names You have brought to my mind. I choose to forgive everyone whose name You will yet bring to my mind in the days ahead. I have been angry with them. I have hated them. I have been bitter towards them. I have fantasized harm happening to them because they hurt me so much. Father, forgive them. They didn?t know what they were dong. They, themselves, were victims of sins committed against them in their childhood, through their family line or by other sinful people. Father, right now, by faith, I choose to forgive all those who have sinned against me. I forgive all of them without exception, especially that one person who did me so much harm. I have battled for years with my inability and/or unwillingness to forgive him, her, and the others. I do it now, by faith, by the power of Your Spirit. Lord, more than that, by faith I choose to love them with Your love. In myself I don?t find that love. In Your love for me I can extend my love and Your love to them. I want them to be redeemed. I don?t want them to go to hell. May Your grace work in their life if they are still alive and bring them to repentance for the evil that they have done just, Father, as You have done with me. I want them to love You the way I love You. Now, dear Father, I right now claim Your promise that if I confess my sins (and I have done that) You are faithful and just to forgive me my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Thank You, Father, that You have forgiven me and that I am now free to forgive them. Dear Father, I have more confession to make to You. I have willfully sinned against You from my childhood until now. You know those sins that I have committed, willfully. I am ashamed. Lord, I know that You want to forgive me and set me free. Lord, I now confess all my sins to You. I confess and renounce all my sexual sins, both in actual sexual activity as well as those of the mind and imagination. Cleanse me, Father, I confess and reject my sins of anger, pride, stubbornness, bitterness, rejection, shame, wanting my own way, contention, division, worldly ambitions all of this evil, oh, God, I am ashamed of it all. I have sinned against You and ask You to forgive me. Now Lord, I take all of my sins in one group and lay them before You. I renounce them. I confess them. I reject them. I want nothing to do with them. I want to be pure. I want to be a person of God. You have said in Your Word, ?Be ye holy because I am holy. I want to be holy. I claim Your promise that if I confess these sins as I have now done, that You are faithful and just and You are forgiving me right now. The blood of Jesus Christ, Your Son, is being applied to my heart right now. I am being washed clean. I am no longer guilty, I am free. Thank You, Father. I bless Your wonderful name. Now, brothers, and sisters, we are going to break all demonic activity which these sins have drawn to our life. Just relax. Don?t fight anything that takes place inside of you. You are not going to be embarrassed. Nothing is gong to hurt you. I am going to speak out as your representative. Don?t try to analyze what is going on. Just listen and let the Spirit of God do what He does. Jesus said, I cast out demons by the Spirit of God Jesus by His Holy Spirit dwells inside of you. He is going to evict those squatters. He is going to break their attachment to any area of your life. He is going to send them where He wants them to go because there is no longer any grounds for them to be attached to your life. They can only be attached to you because of sin grounds. We have removed those sin grounds. Just listen and relax. Don?t be afraid. Just let the Spirit of God do what He does. If you feel something strange occurring inside of you don?t worry about it. Nothing is going to hurt you. Anything that doesn?t belong inside of you is going to begin to go out. However, don?t depend on any feelings. Just relax in the Presence of God. Let the Spirit of God apply to your life what I am now going to do as your spokesman, what we are going to do together: In the name of Jesus Christ, I stand as the representative of these, my brothers and sisters. I now take my position with these my brethren as reigning with Jesus Christ. I speak and we speak to every enemy of Jesus Christ, every demonic power that has been assigned and attached to the lives of my brothers and sisters here. All of you evil spirits who have come down through the family line, your right to afflict their life has been broken. They have confessed the sins of their fathers. Any of you who have come in as a curse placed upon them as children, that curse has been broken. Any of you demonic powers who have become attached to the lives of my brothers and sisters through the abuse they suffered as children, you no longer have any place in their life. They have forgiven those who have done harm against them. Every demonic power that in any way is attached to the lives of my brothers and sisters because of sins, which they themselves have committed, you must now go. You no longer have any grounds in their life. As a servant of God, I come into the spirit world and right now in the name of Jesus Christ, I draw you away from and out of the life of these my brothers and sisters. I break your attachment to their lives. In the name of Jesus Christ, I command you to go, right now, quietly the same way you came in, and do not return. Go to where Jesus sends you and you cannot come back. My brothers and sisters are being set free. I would like all of you to pray out loud with me.


Thank You, dear Father. (Repeat each phrase.) I bless You that You have forgiven my sins. Spirit of God, I bless You, praise You and thank You that today You have set me free. Anything that was internal in my life that was not of and from YOU has quietly gone the same way it came in. Anything external to my life has been broken away. The bondage that I have been facing is now diminishing and will continue to diminish in the days ahead. Thank You, Lord Jesus that you promised in Your Word, If the Son shall set you free, you shall be free indeed. Lord, I thank You that You have set me free right now. I just want to worship You. I want to draw near to You. I ask You to draw near to me now. Just praise Him, dear brothers and sisters. Thank Him in your own heart. If your practice is to pray out loud, then do so. If you've been given the gift of the Holy Spirit to pray in tongues, please do so. Others, do not be afraid. Praying in tongues is a manifestation of the Holy Spirit. Scripture says we will pray in groanings we ourselves do not understand, but God will understand that prayer. So, let us ask the Spirit of God to lead us as we pray and worship Him for the great work He has done in our souls and lives this day. Thank Him for what He has done for you and for the lives of all of God?s people here. Just in your own way, pray. If you want to stand up and bless Him, do it. If you want to just sit where you are that is perfectly acceptable. Just praise Him. Don?t disturb others, but praise Him out loud. Pray with joy and faith. Pray with song and raised hands and let the Holy Spirit come upon you. Heaven and all the angels there in rejoice with you this day. The souls of your ancestors rejoice with you this day. Pray and praise Him . . .


Now I would like you to follow me in this last united prayer, out loud. Dear heavenly Father, (Repeat.) I lift my heart to You right now. I worship You. Oh, I love You. You are my Father. You don?t judge me. You don?t condemn me. I belong to You. You called me to be Your child. You separated me from this world. You took me out of the kingdom of darkness and placed me into the kingdom of Your Son. I worship You right now. Thank You, Father, that I am free. I bless You! I am free from the bondage that was mine in these areas of my life that I have brought before You this day. Praise you, Jesus! I thank You that within my being I sense as never before the flow of Your Spirit, the freedom to go out into the world and face those former sources of temptation and not be drawn to them because I am free. Your Spirit has made me free. Bless Your wonderful name. Draw near to my life, now. Make me to be the child You want me to be. I pray all of this in the name of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus and for Your glory. Amen.

I Am In Your Midst

Behold, I am the Lord...
hear the word of the Lord.
I am here in your midst.. praise me now.. love me..
enfold me in your love, because I love you my child. I love you!


Don't you let anything or anyone hinder you...
Or take your PRAISE from you.
I have given these thing to you saith the Lord.
I am with you and change not.


Trust me for all your needs.
Trust me for everything that concerns you.
My desire is to BLESS you and give you the promises.


Remember all things work together for your good because you
trust me and depend upon me, saith the Lord.
Stand fast, hold on, for I am with you,
for I am soon to come and my reward is truly in my hands.


I am here for whatever you need.
I am here for whatever confronts you.
I am here because everything you need, I have.
I have PEACE, LOVING KINDNESS,
FORGIVENESS, PATIENCE, MEEKNESS.
I have GENTLENESS and EVERLASTING TRUST...


All this and more everything you need.
Whatever you are seeking, am I not here for you?
Have I not been here for you always..? saith the Lord.


Even when you did not listen or heed me, I was there.
Wake up, open your eyes, open your heart that you may receive.
Open your ears that you may hear my voice speaking to you,
for I alone am the Lord your God.


When I speak, I will open your mouth that you may say and speak to
that which I have commanded you to speak.
I am the Lord... I have spoken... I am the Lord and I change not.
I am the "GREAT I AM" and there is none
beside me nor ever will be, saith the Lord.


I will refresh you.. I will refresh your SPIRIT.
I will refresh and increase your FAITH saith the Lord.
I will refresh your MIND.
I will also restore, regenerate and renew saith the Lord.


I will restore all things which have been taken from you, that the enemy has taken.
Remember, when the thief is found out and caught, he has to give back seven fold
saith the Lord. He will pay and restore.


Have I not told you to be of a good courage?
Have I not told you to stand fast?
Have I not told you to be still and know that I am God?


When it seems that all is gone.. when it seems you can't go on..
when it seems all is darkness, remember I am your EL SHADDI.
I am the all SUFFICIENT one. I am the GREAT JEHOVAH.


In sickness, I am rophi, the healer.
In loneliness I am shammah.
I am there for you no matter what, saith the Lord.
When your strength gives out, I am Tsur, your strength...
Remember I am all that and so much more.


I love you my children. I love you.
I have so much I desire to say to you.
I have so much I want to show you, saith the Lord,
but you must be willing and ready.


Seek me with your whole heart.
Let me change everything in you that is not like me, saith the Lord.
When the seas toss you about, remember I will say "PEACE BE STILL"
and they will obey my command.


I will calm your SPIRIT... I will calm your mind.
I will loose my peace upon you saith the Lord.
I love you my children. I love you.
Will you be ready to answer the call?


Will you be ready to answer me, my child?
I love you beyond your wildest dreams.
I have spoken this day... Will you hear me?
Will you hear what the SPIRIT is saying?



Given to Sister Dorothy from the Lord.
Sister Dorothy was gracious enough to share it with us all.
Thank you dear Sister and may our Heavenly Father bless you
this New year 2003 and always

What A Wonderful Savior

I. Jesus is our Wonderful Counselor
1. He counsels us on how to forgive.
(MATT. 18:21-22 ) "THEN PETER CAME TO HIM AND SAID,
LORD, HOW OFTEN SHALL MY BROTHER SIN AGAINST ME, AND
I FORGIVE HIM? UP TO SEVEN TIMES?' JESUS SAID TO HIM,
I DO NOT SAY TO YOU, UP TO SEVEN TIMES, BUT UP TO
SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN."

2. He counsels us on marriage.
(MATT. 19:5-6,9) "AND SAID, FOR THIS REASON A
MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE
JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME
ONE FLESH. SO THEN, THEY ARE NO LONGER TWO
BUT ONE FLESH. THEREFORE, WHAT GOD HAS JOINED
TOGETHER, LET MAN NOT SEPARATE. AND I SAY TO
YOU, WHO EVER DIVORCES HIS WIFE, EXCEPT FOR
SEXUAL IMMORALITY, AND MARRIES ANOTHER,
COMMITS ADULTERY; AND WHOEVER MARRIES HER
WHO IS DIVORCED COMMITS ADULTERY."

3. He counsels us on how to get to Heaven.
(MATT. 16:24) "THEN JESUS SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES,
IF ANYONE DESIRES TO COME AFTER ME, LET HIM DENY
HIMSELF, AND TAKE UP HIS CROSS, AND FOLLOW ME."
(MATT. 19:21) "JESUS SAID, IF YOU WANT TO BE PERFECT, GO,
SELL WHAT YOU HAVE AND GIVE TO THE POOR, AND YOU WILL
HAVE TREASURE IN HEAVEN, AND COME, FOLLOW ME."

4. Jesus counsels us on how to serve our
fellow man by example.
(JOHN 13:14-17) "IF I THEN, YOUR LORD AND TEACHER, HAVE
WASHED YOUR FEET, YOU ALSO OUGHT TO WASH ONE ANOTHER'S FEET.
FOR I HAVE GIVEN YOU AN EXAMPLE, THAT YOU SHOULD DO AS I
HAVE DONE TO YOU. MOST ASSUREDLY, I SAY TO YOU, A
SERVANT IS NOT GREATER THAN HIS MASTER, NOR IS HE
WHO IS SENT GREATER THAN HE WHO SENT HIM. IF YOU KNOW
THESE THINGS, BLESSED ARE YOU IF YOU DO THEM."

5. Jesus counsels us on Eternal Life.
(MATT. 19:29) AND EVERYONE WHO HAS LEFT HOUSES OR
BROTHERS OR SISTERS OR FATHER OR MOTHER OR WIFE OR
CHILDREN OR LANDS, FOR MY NAME'S SAKE, SHALL RECEIVE
A HUNDREDFOLD, AND INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE."


II. Jesus has given us Joy.
1. As long as we abide in Him, He will bring us joy.
(JOHN 15:11) "THESE THINGS I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU,
THAT MY JOY MAY REMAIN
IN YOU, AND THAT YOUR JOY MAY BE FULL."

2. This is a promise from Jesus for believers.
(JOHN 16:24 "UNTIL NOW YOU HAVE ASKED NOTHING
IN MY NAME. ASK, AND YOU WILL RECEIVE,
THAT YOUR JOY MAY BE FULL."

3. Even the Wise Men had great joy when they knew
of the birth of Jesus.
(MATT. 2:10) "WHEN THEY SAW THE STAR,
THEY REJOICED WITH EXCEEDINGLY GREAT JOY."

4. A promise fulfilled.
Jesus arose from the dead.
(MATT. 28:8) "SO THEY WENT OUT QUICKLY
FROM THE TOMB WITH FEAR AND GREAT JOY,
AND RAN TO BRING HIS DISCIPLES WORD."

5. Jesus has given us Peace.
(JOHN 16:33) "THESE THINGS I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU,
THAT IN ME YOU MAY HAVE PEACE. IN THE WORLD YOU
WILL HAVE TRIBULATION; BUT BE OF GOOD CHEER, I
HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD."


III. Jesus is the peace maker between the
Jew and the Gentile.
(EPH. 2:14,17) "FOR HE HIMSELF IS OUR PEACE, WHO
HAS MADE BOTH ONE, AND HAS BROKEN DOWN THE MIDDLE
WALL OF SEPARATION. AND HE CAME AND PREACHED PEACE
TO YOU WHO WERE AFAR OFF AND TO THOSE WHO WERE NEAR."


IV. We are complete in Him.
(COL. 2:9-10) "FOR IN HIM DWELLS ALL THE FULLNESS
OF THE GODHEAD BODILY; AND YOU ARE COMPLETE IN HIM,
WHO IS THE HEAD OF ALL PRINCIPALITY AND POWER."


V. Jesus gives us Strength.
(NEH. 8:10) "THEN HE SAID TO THEM, GO YOUR WAY, EAT
THE FAT, DRINK THE SWEET, AND SEND PORTIONS TO THOSE
FOR WHOM NOTHING IS PREPARED; FOR THIS DAY IS HOLY
TO OUR LORD. DO NOT SORROW, FOR THE JOY OF THE LORD
IS YOUR STRENGTH."


1. He is present in our daily lives.
(PSALM 46:1-3) "GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH,
A VERY PRESENT HELP IN TROUBLE. THEREFORE WE WILL
NOT FEAR, EVEN THOUGH THE EARTH BE REMOVED, AND
THOUGH THE MOUNTAINS BE CARRIED INTO THE MIDST OF
THE SEA, THOUGH ITS WATERS ROAR AND BE TROUBLED,
THOUGH THE MOUNTAINS SHAKE WITH ITS SWELLING."

2. Paul accepts his weakness (thorn in the flesh)
as an aid rather than a handicap.
(2 COR. 12:9-10) "AND HE SAID TO ME, 'MY GRACE IS
SUFFICIENT FOR YOU, FOR MY STRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT
IN WEAKNESS.' THEREFORE MOST GLADLY I WILL RATHER
BOAST IN MY INFIRMITIES, THAT THE POWER OF CHRIST
MAY REST UPON ME. THEREFORE I TAKE PLEASURE IN
INFIRMITIES, IN REPROACHES, IN NEEDS, IN PERSECUTIONS,
IN DISTRESSES, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE. FOR WHEN I AM WEAK,
THEN I AM STRONG."

3. A prayer for strength for the believers.
(EPH. 3:14-16) "FOR THIS REASON I BOW MY KNEES TO
THE FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, FROM WHOM THE
WHOLE FAMILY IN HEAVEN AND EARTH IS NAMED, THAT HE
WOULD GRANT YOU, ACCORDING TO THE RICHES OF HIS GLORY,
TO BE STRENGTHENED WITH MIGHT THROUGH HIS SPIRIT IN
THE INNER MAN."

4. A positive attitude.
(PHIL. 4:13) "I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST
WHO STRENGTHENS ME."


VI. Jesus is Faithful.
(1 THESS. 5:24a) "HE WHO CALLS YOU IS FAITHFUL."
(2 THESS. 3:3) "BUT THE LORD IS FAITHFUL, WHO WILL
ESTABLISH YOU AND GUARD YOU FROM THE EVIL ONE."


1. Jesus remains true to Himself.
(2 TIM. 2:13) "IF WE ARE FAITHLESS, HE REMAINS
FAITHFUL; HE CANNOT DENY HIMSELF."

2. Jesus keeps His promises.
(HEB. 10:23) "LET US HOLD FAST THE CONFESSION OF OUR
HOPE WITHOUT WAVERING, FOR HE WHO PROMISED IS FAITHFUL."

3. Jesus became human, overcame temptation, and was
sacrificed for our sins on the cross.
(HEB. 2:17) "THEREFORE IN ALL THINGS HE HAD TO BE
MADE LIKE HIS BRETHREN, THAT HE MIGHT BE A MERCIFUL
AND FAITHFUL HIGH PRIEST IN THINGS PERTAINING TO GOD,
TO MAKE PROPITIATION FOR THE SINS OF THE PEOPLE."


VII. Jesus is our Comforter.
(REV. 21:4) "AND GOD WILL WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR FROM
THEIR EYES; THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH, NOR SORROW,
NOR CRYING. THERE SHALL BE NO MORE PAIN, FOR THE
FORMER THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY."


1. Jesus sends a special Comforter to help us.
(The Holy Spirit)
(JOHN 14:15-16) "IF YOU LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.
AND I WILL PRAY THE FATHER, AND HE SHALL GIVE YOU
ANOTHER COMFORTER, THAT HE MAY ABIDE WITH YOU FOR EVER."

2. We receive our comfort through Him.
(JOHN 14:1) "LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED;
YOU BELIEVE IN GOD, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME."


VIII. Jesus died in our place.
(ROMANS 5:8) "BUT GOD DEMONSTRATES HIS OWN LOVE
TOWARD US, IN THAT WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS,
CHRIST DIED FOR US."
(2 COR. 5:21) "FOR HE MADE HIM WHO KNEW NO SIN
TO BE SIN FOR US, THAT WE MIGHT BECOME THE
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM."
(JOHN 10:11) "I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD. THE GOOD
SHEPHERD GIVES HIS LIFE FOR HIS SHEEP."
(2 COR. 5:15) "AND HE DIED FOR ALL, THAT THOSE WHO
LIVE SHOULD LIVE NO LONGER FOR THEMSELVES, BUT FOR
HIM WHO DIED FOR THEM AND ROSE AGAIN."

What A Wonderful Savior

I. Jesus is our Wonderful Counselor
1. He counsels us on how to forgive.
(MATT. 18:21-22 ) "THEN PETER CAME TO HIM AND SAID,
LORD, HOW OFTEN SHALL MY BROTHER SIN AGAINST ME, AND
I FORGIVE HIM? UP TO SEVEN TIMES?' JESUS SAID TO HIM,
I DO NOT SAY TO YOU, UP TO SEVEN TIMES, BUT UP TO
SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN."

2. He counsels us on marriage.
(MATT. 19:5-6,9) "AND SAID, FOR THIS REASON A
MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE
JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME
ONE FLESH. SO THEN, THEY ARE NO LONGER TWO
BUT ONE FLESH. THEREFORE, WHAT GOD HAS JOINED
TOGETHER, LET MAN NOT SEPARATE. AND I SAY TO
YOU, WHO EVER DIVORCES HIS WIFE, EXCEPT FOR
SEXUAL IMMORALITY, AND MARRIES ANOTHER,
COMMITS ADULTERY; AND WHOEVER MARRIES HER
WHO IS DIVORCED COMMITS ADULTERY."

3. He counsels us on how to get to Heaven.
(MATT. 16:24) "THEN JESUS SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES,
IF ANYONE DESIRES TO COME AFTER ME, LET HIM DENY
HIMSELF, AND TAKE UP HIS CROSS, AND FOLLOW ME."
(MATT. 19:21) "JESUS SAID, IF YOU WANT TO BE PERFECT, GO,
SELL WHAT YOU HAVE AND GIVE TO THE POOR, AND YOU WILL
HAVE TREASURE IN HEAVEN, AND COME, FOLLOW ME."

4. Jesus counsels us on how to serve our
fellow man by example.
(JOHN 13:14-17) "IF I THEN, YOUR LORD AND TEACHER, HAVE
WASHED YOUR FEET, YOU ALSO OUGHT TO WASH ONE ANOTHER'S FEET.
FOR I HAVE GIVEN YOU AN EXAMPLE, THAT YOU SHOULD DO AS I
HAVE DONE TO YOU. MOST ASSUREDLY, I SAY TO YOU, A
SERVANT IS NOT GREATER THAN HIS MASTER, NOR IS HE
WHO IS SENT GREATER THAN HE WHO SENT HIM. IF YOU KNOW
THESE THINGS, BLESSED ARE YOU IF YOU DO THEM."

5. Jesus counsels us on Eternal Life.
(MATT. 19:29) AND EVERYONE WHO HAS LEFT HOUSES OR
BROTHERS OR SISTERS OR FATHER OR MOTHER OR WIFE OR
CHILDREN OR LANDS, FOR MY NAME'S SAKE, SHALL RECEIVE
A HUNDREDFOLD, AND INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE."


II. Jesus has given us Joy.
1. As long as we abide in Him, He will bring us joy.
(JOHN 15:11) "THESE THINGS I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU,
THAT MY JOY MAY REMAIN
IN YOU, AND THAT YOUR JOY MAY BE FULL."

2. This is a promise from Jesus for believers.
(JOHN 16:24 "UNTIL NOW YOU HAVE ASKED NOTHING
IN MY NAME. ASK, AND YOU WILL RECEIVE,
THAT YOUR JOY MAY BE FULL."

3. Even the Wise Men had great joy when they knew
of the birth of Jesus.
(MATT. 2:10) "WHEN THEY SAW THE STAR,
THEY REJOICED WITH EXCEEDINGLY GREAT JOY."

4. A promise fulfilled.
Jesus arose from the dead.
(MATT. 28:8) "SO THEY WENT OUT QUICKLY
FROM THE TOMB WITH FEAR AND GREAT JOY,
AND RAN TO BRING HIS DISCIPLES WORD."

5. Jesus has given us Peace.
(JOHN 16:33) "THESE THINGS I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU,
THAT IN ME YOU MAY HAVE PEACE. IN THE WORLD YOU
WILL HAVE TRIBULATION; BUT BE OF GOOD CHEER, I
HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD."


III. Jesus is the peace maker between the
Jew and the Gentile.
(EPH. 2:14,17) "FOR HE HIMSELF IS OUR PEACE, WHO
HAS MADE BOTH ONE, AND HAS BROKEN DOWN THE MIDDLE
WALL OF SEPARATION. AND HE CAME AND PREACHED PEACE
TO YOU WHO WERE AFAR OFF AND TO THOSE WHO WERE NEAR."


IV. We are complete in Him.
(COL. 2:9-10) "FOR IN HIM DWELLS ALL THE FULLNESS
OF THE GODHEAD BODILY; AND YOU ARE COMPLETE IN HIM,
WHO IS THE HEAD OF ALL PRINCIPALITY AND POWER."


V. Jesus gives us Strength.
(NEH. 8:10) "THEN HE SAID TO THEM, GO YOUR WAY, EAT
THE FAT, DRINK THE SWEET, AND SEND PORTIONS TO THOSE
FOR WHOM NOTHING IS PREPARED; FOR THIS DAY IS HOLY
TO OUR LORD. DO NOT SORROW, FOR THE JOY OF THE LORD
IS YOUR STRENGTH."


1. He is present in our daily lives.
(PSALM 46:1-3) "GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH,
A VERY PRESENT HELP IN TROUBLE. THEREFORE WE WILL
NOT FEAR, EVEN THOUGH THE EARTH BE REMOVED, AND
THOUGH THE MOUNTAINS BE CARRIED INTO THE MIDST OF
THE SEA, THOUGH ITS WATERS ROAR AND BE TROUBLED,
THOUGH THE MOUNTAINS SHAKE WITH ITS SWELLING."

2. Paul accepts his weakness (thorn in the flesh)
as an aid rather than a handicap.
(2 COR. 12:9-10) "AND HE SAID TO ME, 'MY GRACE IS
SUFFICIENT FOR YOU, FOR MY STRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT
IN WEAKNESS.' THEREFORE MOST GLADLY I WILL RATHER
BOAST IN MY INFIRMITIES, THAT THE POWER OF CHRIST
MAY REST UPON ME. THEREFORE I TAKE PLEASURE IN
INFIRMITIES, IN REPROACHES, IN NEEDS, IN PERSECUTIONS,
IN DISTRESSES, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE. FOR WHEN I AM WEAK,
THEN I AM STRONG."

3. A prayer for strength for the believers.
(EPH. 3:14-16) "FOR THIS REASON I BOW MY KNEES TO
THE FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, FROM WHOM THE
WHOLE FAMILY IN HEAVEN AND EARTH IS NAMED, THAT HE
WOULD GRANT YOU, ACCORDING TO THE RICHES OF HIS GLORY,
TO BE STRENGTHENED WITH MIGHT THROUGH HIS SPIRIT IN
THE INNER MAN."

4. A positive attitude.
(PHIL. 4:13) "I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST
WHO STRENGTHENS ME."


VI. Jesus is Faithful.
(1 THESS. 5:24a) "HE WHO CALLS YOU IS FAITHFUL."
(2 THESS. 3:3) "BUT THE LORD IS FAITHFUL, WHO WILL
ESTABLISH YOU AND GUARD YOU FROM THE EVIL ONE."


1. Jesus remains true to Himself.
(2 TIM. 2:13) "IF WE ARE FAITHLESS, HE REMAINS
FAITHFUL; HE CANNOT DENY HIMSELF."

2. Jesus keeps His promises.
(HEB. 10:23) "LET US HOLD FAST THE CONFESSION OF OUR
HOPE WITHOUT WAVERING, FOR HE WHO PROMISED IS FAITHFUL."

3. Jesus became human, overcame temptation, and was
sacrificed for our sins on the cross.
(HEB. 2:17) "THEREFORE IN ALL THINGS HE HAD TO BE
MADE LIKE HIS BRETHREN, THAT HE MIGHT BE A MERCIFUL
AND FAITHFUL HIGH PRIEST IN THINGS PERTAINING TO GOD,
TO MAKE PROPITIATION FOR THE SINS OF THE PEOPLE."


VII. Jesus is our Comforter.
(REV. 21:4) "AND GOD WILL WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR FROM
THEIR EYES; THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH, NOR SORROW,
NOR CRYING. THERE SHALL BE NO MORE PAIN, FOR THE
FORMER THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY."


1. Jesus sends a special Comforter to help us.
(The Holy Spirit)
(JOHN 14:15-16) "IF YOU LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.
AND I WILL PRAY THE FATHER, AND HE SHALL GIVE YOU
ANOTHER COMFORTER, THAT HE MAY ABIDE WITH YOU FOR EVER."

2. We receive our comfort through Him.
(JOHN 14:1) "LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED;
YOU BELIEVE IN GOD, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME."


VIII. Jesus died in our place.
(ROMANS 5:8) "BUT GOD DEMONSTRATES HIS OWN LOVE
TOWARD US, IN THAT WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS,
CHRIST DIED FOR US."
(2 COR. 5:21) "FOR HE MADE HIM WHO KNEW NO SIN
TO BE SIN FOR US, THAT WE MIGHT BECOME THE
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM."
(JOHN 10:11) "I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD. THE GOOD
SHEPHERD GIVES HIS LIFE FOR HIS SHEEP."
(2 COR. 5:15) "AND HE DIED FOR ALL, THAT THOSE WHO
LIVE SHOULD LIVE NO LONGER FOR THEMSELVES, BUT FOR
HIM WHO DIED FOR THEM AND ROSE AGAIN."

Forgiveness Prayer

Let us pray...


The following prayer covers most significant areas
of forgiveness. Often, such a prayer will bring to
mind other areas that need forgiveness. Let the Holy
Spirit move freely and guide your mind to persons or
groups that you need to forgive.


Lord Jesus Christ,
I ask today to forgive EVERYONE in my life.
I know that You will give me the strength to
forgive and I thank You that You love me more
than I love myself and want my happiness more than
I desire it for myself. Father, I forgive YOU for
the times death has come into the family, hard times,
financial difficulties, or what I thought were punishments
sent by You and people said, "It?s God?s will," and I
become bitter and resentful toward You.


Purify my heart and mind today.
Lord, I forgive MYSELF for my sins, faults and failings,
for all that is bad in myself or that I think is bad,
I forgive myself; and I accept Your forgiveness. I further
forgive MYSELF for taking Your name in vain, not worshipping
You by attending church, for hurting my parents, getting drunk,
for sins against purity, bad books, bad movies, fornication,
adultery, homosexuality. Also, for abortion, stealing, lying,
defrauding, hurting peoples? reputation.
You have forgiven me today, and I forgive myself.


Thank You, Lord,
for your grace at this moment. I also forgive MYSELF
for any delvings in superstition, using ouija boards,
horoscopes, going to s顮ces, using fortune telling or
wearing lucky charms. I reject all that superstition and
choose You alone as my Lord and Savior. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit.


Lord, I truly forgive my MOTHER.
I forgive her for all the times she hurt me, she resented
me, she was angry with me and for all the times she punished
me. I forgive her for the times she preferred my brothers and
sisters to me. I forgive her for the times she told me I was
dumb, ugly, stupid, the worst of the children or that I cost
the family a lot of money. For the times she told me I was
unwanted, an accident, a mistake or not what she expected, I forgive her.


Lord, I truly forgive my FATHER.
I forgive him for any non-support, any lack of love, affection
or attention. I forgive him for any lack of time, for not giving
me his companionship, for his drinking, arguing and fighting with
my mother or the other children. For his severe punishments, for
desertion, for being away from home, for divorcing my mother or for
any running around, I do forgive him.


Lord, I extend forgiveness
to my SISTERS AND BROTHERS. I forgive those who rejected me,
lied about me, hated me, resented me, competed for my parents?
love, those who hurt me, who physically harmed me. For those
who were too severe on me, punished me or made my life unpleasant
in any way, I do forgive them.


Lord, I forgive my SPOUSE
for lack of love, affection, consideration, support, attention,
communication; for faults, failings, weaknesses and those other
acts or words that hurt or disturb me.


Jesus, I forgive my CHILDREN
for their lack of respect, obedience, love, attention, support,
warmth, understanding; for their bad habits, falling away from the
church, any bad actions which disturb me.


Lord God, I forgive my IN-LAWS,
MY MOTHER-IN-LAW, FATHER-IN-LAW, SON/DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AND
OTHER RELATIVES by marriage, who treat my family with a lack
of love. For all their words, thoughts, actions or omissions
which injure and cause pain, I forgive them.


Please help to forgive my RELATIVES,
my grandmother and grandfather, aunts, uncles, cousins, who
may have interfered in our family, been possessive of my parents,
who may have caused confusion or turned one parent against the other.


Jesus, help me to forgive my CO-WORKERS
who are disagreeable or make life miserable for me. For
those who push their work off on me, gossip about me, won?t
cooperate with me, try to take my job, I do forgive them.


My NEIGHBORS
need to be forgiven, Lord. For all their noise, letting
their property run down, not tying up their dogs who run
through my yard, not taking in their trash barrels, being
prejudiced and running down the neighborhood, I do forgive them.


I do forgive my CLERGYMAN,
my CONGREGATION and my CHURCH for their lack of support,
affirmation, bad sermons, pettiness, lack of friendliness, not
providing me or my family with the inspiration we needed, for
any hurts they have inflicted on me or my family, even in
the distant past, I forgive them today.


Lord, I forgive all
those who are of different PERSUASIONS, those of opposite
political views who have attacked me, ridiculed me, discriminated
against me, made fun of me, economically hurt me.


I forgive those
of different religious DENOMINATIONS AND BELIEFS
who have harassed me, attacked me, argued with me,
forced their view on me or my family.


Those who have harmed me
ETHNICALLY, have discriminated against me, mocked me,
made jokes about my race or nationality, hurt my family
physically, emotionally or economically, I do forgive them today.


Lord, I forgive
all PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE who have hurt me in any way:
doctors, nurses, lawyers, judges, politicians and civil servants.


I forgive all service people:
policemen, firemen, bus drivers, hospital workers and
especially repairmen who have taken advantage of me in their work.


Lord, I forgive my EMPLOYER
for not paying me enough money, for not appreciating my work,
for being unkind and unreasonable with me, for being angry or
unfriendly, for not promoting me, and for not complimenting me on my work.


Lord, I forgive my SCHOOLTEACHERS
AND INSTRUCTORS of the past as well as the present. For those
who punished me, humiliated me, insulted me, treated me unjustly,
made fun of me, called me dumb or stupid, made me stay after
school, I truly forgive them today.


Lord, I forgive my FRIENDS
who have let me down, lost contact with me, do not support me,
were not available when I needed help, borrowed money and did not
return it, gossiped about me.


Lord Jesus,
I especially pray for the grace of forgiveness for the ONE
PERSON in life who has HURT ME THE MOST.


I ask to forgive
anyone who I consider my greatest enemy, the one who is the
hardest to forgive or the one who I said I will never forgive.


Lord,
I beg pardon of all these people for the hurt I have inflicted
on them, especially my mother and father, and my marriage partner.


I am especially sorry
for the three greatest hurts I have inflicted on each of these.


Thank You, Jesus,
that I am being freed of the evil of unforgiveness.
Let Your Holy Spirit fill me with light and
let every dark area of my mind be enlightened.
AMEN.


Forgiveness is an act of the will, not a feeling.
If we pray for a person, we can be assured that we have
forgiven that person. To help accept an individual and
open ourselves to a particular person more, picture
him with the Lord Jesus and say to the Lord,
"I love him because You love him. I forgive him because You forgive him."

Forgiveness is a life-long obligation.
Daily we need to forgive those who hurt or injure us.


From the book by Father Robert DeGrandis S.S.J. and Betty Tapscott:
Forgiveness & Inner Healing; Twenty-fourth Printing September 2001.
Permission to copy is granted by Father DeGrandis.
(copyright info must remain in tact.)


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