A Prayer For Knowing Your Identity in Christ

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“The heart thinks! Therefore, if the enemy can bombard you with thoughts that produce fear and anxiety, he can then remove your ability to manifest the will of God in your life.” Chuck Pierce

Most people struggle with who they are in Christ. Our identity as humans is relentlessly under fire. If you look into the secret lives of people in all walks of life, you find individuals who try to look big on the outside but who are crying deeply for love on the inside. A worldwide problem is not being able to love ourselves the way that God loves us. Most of us do not do this well.

God desires that each one of us knows Him as a loving Father. It seems that every one of us needs to grow in understanding this wonderful reality on a deep heart level. We all know this in our heads, but when it comes to being truly confident in the love that God our Father has towards us personally, we often fall short. Our lives are often filled with anxiety, worry, and depression because we listen to the lies of the enemy instead of God’s truth. So many have lost their identity and do not know who they really are.

There was a well-known man who stepped onto a platform to speak at a convention. As he looked at the large crowd of people, he asked, “Can anybody tell me who I am?” He had lost his memory and had no record of his past or his identity. In his deep desperation he was really asking, “Does anybody know who I am?”

If we want to fulfill our calling and purpose in life, we must know who we are in Christ. Knowing our Father’s love and care is absolutely essential. We must have the firm assurance of His love in ourselves because we are called to spread the good news of the Father’s love through Christ to a lost and dying world. What do the people of other religions miss? They miss the reality of knowing the love of God. They believe in numerous gods who cannot love, care and truly help them in their daily lives. To successfully fulfill God’s will in our lives without fear and anxiety, we must have a right view of ourselves and know our true identity in Christ.

We all need to hold a loving hand that is bigger and stronger than our own.

 A Prayer For Knowing Your Identity in Christ

Lord, I pray that You would unlock my heart that I might be fully alive to my true identity in You. Give me clear revelation to see myself the way You see me. Help me to stand in Your truth against all enemy attacks and guard my heart with all vigilance (Proverbs 4:23). Help me to identify the lies, and reveal to me any places where I am chained to the past in a negative way. I repent of any lies of the past. [Name those lies and ask God to forgive you.] Teach me to hear Your voice and not believe the enemy’s destructive lies about who I am. I thank You for my uniqueness and that I am made in Your image (Genesis 1:27). I want to understand and feel the deep things in Your heart for me (1 Corinthians 2:10-12). I choose to believe the truth about how You see me. I thank You that I can hope in the future and believe in the good destiny that You have for me. You have vision for my future. Help me to live a fruitful life now and overflow with Your love to others. Give me greater authority in my prayer life. I want to know You on a deeper level, and I don’t want anything to hinder my relationship with You.

I thank You that [Say your name instead of “I”]: I am Your child (John 1:12), I have been justified (Romans 5:1), I am Your friend (John 15:15), I belong to You (1 Corinthians 6:20), I am a member of Your body (1 Corinthians 12:27), I have been established, anointed, and sealed by You (2 Corinthians 1:21-22), I am a citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20), I am blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3), I am chosen before the creation of the world (Ephesians 1:4, 11), I am holy and blameless (Ephesians 1:4), I am forgiven (Ephesians 1:8; Colossians 1:14) I am adopted as Your child (Ephesians 1:5), I have purpose (Ephesians 1:9; 3:11), I have hope (Ephesians 1:12), I am included (Ephesians 1:13), I am an overcomer (1 John 4:4), I am protected (John 10:28), I am a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17), I am qualified to share in Your inheritance (Colossians 1:12), I am the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21), I am safe (1 John 5:18), I am part of Your Kingdom (Revelation 1:6), I can understand what Your will is (Ephesians 5:17), I have God’s power (Ephesians 6:10), and I am victorious (1 Corinthians 15:57).

Thank You for this new identity I have in You. Help me to live out this truth in my life every day. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Here is a 6-minute teaching and prayer for you called: A Prayer for Taking Thoughts Captive. This is part of the Intercessors Arise International School of Prayer.

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)
deb@intercessorsarise.org
www.intercessorsarise.org

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How You Can Be God’s History-Maker for Your City

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“God seeks intercessors. He longs to dispense larger blessings. He longs to reveal His power and glory as God, His saving love, and more abundantly. He seeks intercessors in larger numbers, in greater power, to prepare the way of the Lord.” Andrew Murray

Did you realize that if you are involved in intercession, you are working with God to determine the future? Certain things in history will happen through our intercession if we pray the way God wants us to pray. We have authority in prayer to actually see our cities changed and to prepare the way of the Lord. In many ways history belongs to the intercessors. When we pray, things happen in the spirit realm.

I revisited a particular city in Turkey and remembered a prayer I had prayed in that very city several years before. It was as if at that moment God showed me that He had remembered my prayers, and that it was important and would have a powerful effect in that city one day.

God remembers every prayer you pray, and every one of them prayed through the power of the Holy Spirit has effect on earth. Not one prayer is forgotten. Your prayers matter to God.

How can you be the history-maker for God’s purposes in your city?

“Prayer is power and strength, a power and strength that influences God, and is most salutary, widespread, and marvelous in its gracious benefits to man. Prayer influences God. The ability of God to do for man is the measure of the possibility of prayer.” E. M. Bounds

Here are some ways you can pray for your city and make a difference. You may want to pray these prayers for your nation, church or neighborhood as well. Know the areas where God wants you to intercede because He will give you authority in those areas. God is seeking for intercessors. He will accomplish His will through the prayers of His people on earth.

  • Pray that a spirit of intercession falls on your city – If intercessors cry out for a spirit of intercession to invade their city, people will change and prayer will increase. Christians who had never felt like praying before will begin to pray. Prayer can be activated in your city.
  • Pray for corporate worship and prayer to arise in your city – Pray that the Church begins to come together in corporate worship and prayer. United worship tears down the powers of darkness in your city. Pray for state gatherings of worship and Houses of Prayer to be raised up.
  • Pray for the key authority structures and spiritual leaders in your city – Pray for all pastors and government leaders. Pray for faith, wisdom and holiness in the leaders in your city. Pray that God will help them to lead His people into holy living in difficult times.
  • Pray for God to reveal the lawless structures in your city – Pray that all terrorist plans and evil hidden plans will be exposed in your city and nation. Pray that unjust laws will be overturned. Pray for Godly rulers in your nation to be elected and put into place.
  • Pray for the church in your city to be empowered by God – Pray for the churches to arise in prayer, godliness and spiritual strength. Pray that the Church becomes a light to the lost in your city.
  • Pray for God to remove complacency in your city – Pray that the churches in your city becomes fervent and on fire for God and His ways. Pray that complacency stops and that the Church awakens to its destiny and calling in the last days.

History belongs to the intercessors. Your city needs intercessors that will cry out to Him day and night with great boldness and expectation. God is seeking for intercessors. Will you be one?

The hope for the nations is an anointed prayer movement. It is God’s people knowing the strength and the power of prayer and enforcing God’s will on earth through it. God has given us breakthrough authority to change nations. Through our prayers we can change the atmosphere over cities. Through our prayers God releases deliverance and transforms society. Let’s learn to take hold of the strength and power of prayer and pray down God’s blessings on our world.

Here is a 4-minute teaching and prayer for you called: My Petition for Strength and Power in Prayer. This is part of the Intercessors Arise International School of Prayer.

“Millions of feeble, sickly Christians, thousands of wearied workers, could be blessed by intercession. Churches and missions sacrificing life and labor with little result often lack the power of intercession. Souls, each one worth more than worlds – worth nothing less than the price paid for them in Christ’s blood – are within reach of the power that can be won by intercession. We surely have no conception of the magnitude of the work to be done by God’s intercessors, or we would cry to God above everything to give us a spirit of intercession.” Andrew Murray

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
deb@intercessorsarise.org
www.intercessorsarise.org

How to Grow Deeper in Intimacy with God

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If this is the desire of your heart, then this course is designed for you. Included are 95 bite-site learning experiences with the goal to bring personal transformation in your intimacy with God. This comprehensive course is creatively designed in a practical format in order to help bring you into a vibrant and intimate relationship with God. You will have life-time access to the entire course including all the updates and new material.

How to Grow Deeper in Intimacy with God is filled with over 95 bite-size learning segments skillfully fashioned in a step-by-step format in order to give you the highest learning experience possible. It includes:

  • Motivational articles for you to read and download that relate to each teaching to help you grow in intimacy with God.
  • Checklists at the end of each module to help you in the practical application of each module.
  • Worship music to help you experience deeper intimacy with God on a heart level as you study and apply each teaching.
  • Two prayer manual starter kits to keep you organized spiritually for a lifetime of intimacy with God.
  • Colorful power point presentations to help visualize this entire training experience in depth.
  • Biblically-based course material that is filled with Scripture to provide a solid foundation to all that you will learn.
  • Video prayer training that will help to bring life and truth into your heart in a deeper measure.
  • Free downloadable prayer giveaways to enhance these learning experiences and to help you grow in intimacy with God.
  • Practical, bite-size inspirational teachings to enable you to go at your own pace and easily apply each lesson.
  • Motivational prayers for you dispersed throughout the course to empower you to greater depths in intimacy with God.
  • A personal flavor from our mission’s base here at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City with interviews from intercessory missionaries seeking a deeper relationship with God.
  • Discovery assignments to help you learn in bite-size pieces that are easy to apply, especially for those with a busy schedule.
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Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International

My Petition for Strength and Power in Prayer

This petition will help you pray for strength and power in prayer.

The hope for the nations is an anointed prayer movement. It is God’s people knowing the strength and the power of prayer and enforcing God’s will on earth through it. God has given us breakthrough authority to change nations. Through our prayers we can change the atmosphere over cities. Through our prayers, we can bring into subjection demonic powers and principalities and disciple the nations. Through our prayers God releases deliverance and transforms society. Let’s learn to take hold of the strength and power of prayer and pray down God’s blessings on our world.

 

A Prayer for Taking Thoughts Captive

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“Thinking about what you’re thinking about is very valuable because Satan usually deceives people into thinking the source of their misery or trouble is something other than what it really is. He wants them to think they are unhappy due to what is going on around them (their circumstances), but the misery is actually due to what is going on inside them (their thoughts).” Joyce Meyer

Everyday we are bombarded by lies and false beliefs. It starts when we get up in the morning. Our mind is a battleground. We can think that the problems we face are external and because of the things that are happening around us, but often the battles are internal-in our thoughts and attitudes. Satan knows that if he can control our thoughts, then he can control our actions. We cannot have a positive life with a negative mind. Taking negative thoughts captive is not easy. The lies of the enemy are vicious. Destructive strongholds try to invade our minds every day, and it takes commitment and discipline to control them.

Think about your own thought life. What are you thinking inside, especially when you feel negative, discouraged, or emotionally down? Watch for patterns. Over time you will begin to see patterns, and you will start to identify false beliefs in your thinking that are contrary to God’s Word. You will begin to understand the enemy’s strongholds in your life.

Let’s learn to listen to God rather than the enemy. Let us realize that we don’t have to let Satan outwit us because we are not unaware of his schemes (2 Corinthians 2:11). God’s truth is there to set us free. This prayer and the 6-minute video afterwards can help you take thoughts captive.

My Prayer for Taking Thoughts Captive

Lord, I pray that You would help me take every thought captive and think about whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8). I want to have a positive mind and life, honoring You in my thoughts. Help me to discipline my thought life with all my heart. Help me to believe Your truth on a daily basis. I want Your truth to be my final authority. I give You permission to show me the strongholds in my life. I need Your Spirit’s help and ask You to break these destructive strongholds by Your divine power (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). I cannot do it myself, and I acknowledge my dependence on You. I need You to show me the lies I believe. You can break the power of the lies in my life.

Your Word is truth (John 17:17). It has power, and it judges my thoughts and attitudes (Hebrews 4:12). Expose the lies and show me where my thinking is not lining up with Your divine truth. [If there is a specific lie you have believed that you are aware of, confess it by name to the Lord: i.e. “Lord, forgive me for believing that I am a failure. Forgive me for believing You don’t love me or care about me.”] I repent of ways of seeing my life that are contrary to Your Word. Help me to be disciplined like the Apostle Paul who lived in such a way as not to be disqualified (1 Corinthians 9:24-27). He went into strict training for You because he wanted to win. Help me to learn to say, “No” to the attacks and fiery darts of the enemy and say, “Yes” to Your way of victory, peace, and joy.

“I love you, LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold… Praise be to the LORD, my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me… Part your heavens, LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke. Send forth lightning and scatter the enemies; shoot your arrows and rout them. Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me 
from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful. I will sing a new song to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you, to the One who gives victory to kings… Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the LORD” (Psalm 18:1-2, 144:1-2, 5-10, 15). In Jesus’ name, amen.

Here is a short 6-minute motivational teaching and this prayer that can help you to take negative, defeating thoughts captive. This is part of a course I am developing called: Facing Life’s Difficulties Victoriously. It’s called: A Prayer for Taking Thoughts Captive.

“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ”
(2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
http://www.intercessorsarise.org

 

Cultivating a Lifestyle of Worship in 2018

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“Whatever the issue in your life is, the key is to worship a holy God who created you and knows everything about you – your failures, shortcomings, insecurities, besetting sins and fears. He sits on His throne, omniscient, and says something like this: ‘I know your final destination, and I know how to get you from where you are now to where I want you to be. I know why I created you. If you’ll worship Me, I will visit with you. I can tell you how to get untangled from the snares in your path and how to move forward. I can even reveal to you things to come that are pertinent to your life and world.’” Chuck Pierce and John Dickson

As we go through this year, we need to enter into deeper levels of worship both personally and corporately. It is only as we ascend to the throne room in worship, that we can descend back into the harvest field here on earth and pray for victory in every area of life. When you and I come boldly to God’s throne in worship, He gives us His plans and strategies for our lives here on earth. There is no way that we can walk in His peace, power and perfect plan without a lifestyle of worship.

God wants us to rise up. To ascend is to arise, come up, increase, recover and restore. He knows what He is doing here on earth. He can make sense of things that are happening and can show us the way through challenges. He can give us keys during our seasons of worship that unlock the path before us, and bring glory into our situations here on earth. It’s time to devote ourselves to a greater worship of God in 2018.

Worship changes our lives and how we see our circumstances. It is truly amazing to see life from God’s point of view instead of our own. I remember living as a missionary on a mission’s ship. At sea I would feel seasick, and some voyages from country to country could be quite long or very stormy. My solution was to walk out on deck and begin to worship God as I gazed at the ocean. After an hour on deck worshipping God, my situation would seem very different, and I would even feel better physically.

Worship is the key to life. We are entering turbulent waters that are becoming stronger all over the world. We must lay hold of this reality so that each one of us may stand firm, hold steady, and pray fervently as the days unfold before us. There is no storm that Jesus will not be able to conquer. In the midst of resistance, if we worship Him, we shall see His victory. He can break through any obstacle when we make worship our lifestyle.

“Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples” (Psalm 96:1-3)
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God Loves Persevering Worship

“The heart of God loves a persevering worshipper, who though overwhelmed by many troubles, is overwhelmed even more by the beauty of God.” Matt Redman

God does amazing things when we learn to persevere in prayer. Here is a wonderful testimony by a man named John Dickson who operated a Christian bookstore that went through a financial crisis:

“Sometimes we just have to tell our soul what to do. Our soul does not always feel like praising God. As I praised Him as an act of my will, my spirit began to awaken inside me. As my soul began to line up with my proclamations, a flow of anointing began to be released. The oppressive cloud would lift, and the presence of God would come into my store. Over time my business turned around, and I knew it was not because of my keen business… It was the Lord. He turned my business around because I praised Him in the hard place.”

Are you overwhelmed by the troubles of life and your circumstances? Then worship God with all your heart. Be radical in praise and watch the enemy flee. As you press through the heaviness, a transformation will take place. You will begin to see the beauty and greatness of God. Your faith will rise up. Your spirit will begin to sing. But you must take the first step. Open your mouth and begin. He can turn any darkness into light. Notice the transformation that took place as John began to praise God right in the midst of a crisis. God brought victory.

“When things are wonderful, we praise Him. When things are horrible, we praise Him. Whether we are happy or sad or terrified or bored, we are determined to offer to God our sacrifice of praise. Everything in us should give praise to the Lord.” Chuck Pierce and John Dickson

A Prayer for a Lifestyle of Worship

Lord, I choose to praise and worship You today. You know how to break through the difficulties in my life. I choose not to be overwhelmed with circumstances, but instead I choose to behold your beauty and greatness. You are my victorious God. I will praise Your name and proclaim Your salvation day after day. I will declare Your glory among the nations, Your marvelous deeds among all peoples (Psalm 96:1-3). I will sing to the Lord a new song in 2018.

Teach me to ascend to Your throne room in worship and then descend back into the harvest field here on earth, praying and warring for victory in every area of life. Help me to have a lifestyle of worship, thanking You in every situation. I believe that worshipping You is a key to breakthrough in every area of my life. I believe in the power of worshipping You. I know that Your truth dwells in a worshipping heart. I offer You a sacrifice of praise right now. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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By Debbie Przybylski,
Intercessors Arise International,
www.intercessorsarise.org