Getting My Fight Back

It feels like I've been holding up my battle shield a long time, deflecting incessant attacks on our family's health.

We're definitely in a season of intense war. I've always taken this as a sort of back-handed compliment from the devil. We must be doing something right if he's coming after us so hard. But recently the exhaustion I've experienced is enough to make even the strongest warrior retreat.

That's when I sensed God telling me He was giving me my fight back. And people, that's a mighty good thing. Jesus is enabling me to continue standing. He is supernaturally strengthening me.

Since I know I'm not the only one going through it, and I strongly believe in the power of prayer, I'd like to pray for other battle-weary people. Like you.
Because God wants you to get your fight back, too.

You may be fighting physical issues, like our family. You might be facing serious financial trouble, difficult relationships, an addiction, depression, or marriage problems. Whatever the situation, I believe that God wants to supernaturally strengthen and equip you to fight the good fight.

Father God,

I lift up the person reading this prayer. You know their situation, you know their heart, and you know the level of fatigue wearing them down.

I'm asking You to strengthen them by the power of Your Holy Spirit. God, when the journey was too much for Elijah, you provided supernatural sustenance. Equip Your people with this same divine provision as well, Lord. Apart from you, we are feeble, helpless and tired. But strengthened by Your might, we can do all things.

If they need a job, please order their steps and open the door for a good job. Bring healing to those suffering physically. Heal emotions, hearts and minds. Bring miracles in marriages and relationships. Give wisdom, clarity, direction, strength, freedom, joy, protection and peace to the person reading these words. Surround them with Your presence. Assure them. And most of all, give them back their fight.

In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.


15 comments:

Lori said...

Thank you.

Ariel Allison Lawhon said...

Beautiful post, Julie! And thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind words about my novel. You put wind in my sails today and it means the world!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Thank you for your prayer.

Yes, Lord, give us our fight back. And be with Julie and her family as they come to You daily for strength. Heal their bodies. Give them the JOY of Your salvation. Bring songs of victory to mind again. Help us all remember where we stand. In Your winners' circle. We know who wins in the end. In Jesus name, Amen.

Terri Tiffany said...

Thank you for saying this. I pray you will have a really strong week for your family!

Melanie said...

Keep fighting the good fight of faith! I'm adding you and your family to my personal prayer journal. I'll be praying for you tonight.
Melanie

Kelly Combs said...

Thank you for praying for me. I will return the blessing.

Sande said...

When I was sitting in the ICU with my baby, God gave me a picture of a time where Moses had his arms raised and Caleb and Joshua holding them up during the battle.

I sensed that even though I was emotionally battling, like Moses,others were supporting me, holding me up to Jesus.

B His Girl said...

I agree and receive that prayer. Thank you Lord.

K. Frangeskos said...

Hi,
You have a beautiful blog site...with very deep hearted love for Our Lord.

May HE Bless you and your loving family through all things...and give you all the strength you need to fulfill his will in your life.

Sincerely,
K. Frangeskos at
Jesus Knows You Best

Lelia Chealey said...

AMEN! Thank you, I really needed this prayer this morning.

Cheryl Barker said...

Praise Him for the supernatural strength He gives us!

Tracy Alicia Vinson said...

Julie,

What a blessing to stop by here today! Illness in my family has taken me out of all communication: blogging, FB, email, phone...and then, I started enjoying the nice peaceful serenity of home. Just being home. In a nice clean home. But now, as the family is healing I must reengage the battle. Thank you so much for your prayer...it was just for me!!!

KelliGirl said...

Julie,
You're writing some powerful stuff here. The enemy wants nothing more than for you to quit. THank you for example of faithfulness and perseverance.

This time will not be for naught. The Lord will glorify it...and your family as well.

Praying for you, my friend,
Kelli

Diane said...

Just found your prayer today and needed it. Praise God for His strength! :O)

Deb said...

I so needed that prayer.

I love this verse:

He ransoms me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me (Psalm 55:16).

Abba, we are being attacked from many different directions. Ransom us. Ransom us unharmed. Keep us strong. Keep us true to You. We face tremendous opposition. Ransom us, Almighty. All powerful. Always present. God. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Precious name. Powerful name. Name above all names. Amen.

Sweet dreams.

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