Daily Prayer for Today 24 May 2022 | Tuesday Prayers | A Prayer to Begin Using the Sword of The Spirit to Our Advantage
Your Daily Prayer for Today 24 May 2022
Scripture: “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intention of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
Daily Prayer for Today 24 May 2022 | Tuesday MESSAGE
The Word of God is a book that is readily available at our fingertips and yet some of us don’t realize the power behind it. Perhaps we read it as a duty off our checklist each day, or maybe you don’t read it at all, and it accrues dust on your bookshelf. Yet, for some of us, we have seen the living and powerful tool work miracles in our lives providing freedom and direction, and we have learned that it’s a weapon we don’t leave home without.
We have a choice to pick up the sword that was freely given to us, or we have the choice to allow the enemy to continue to wreak havoc in our lives. We have a tool at our fingertips to begin using to our advantage breaking the enemy’s plan down along with all His strategies He has ready to fire at us as He plots against us daily. He wakes up every day with the agenda to come for us as he comes to “steal, kill and destroy.” (John 10:10) anything and everything in our lives in an effort to take us further away from the Lord and His purpose for us.
What a gift and tool the Lord left us with while we walk this earth!
We need to use our sword as the true weapon it is, just as Jesus did. He used the sword of the spirit as His weapon against Satan. Luke 4 shares the story where Satan came to tempt Jesus while He was in the wilderness for 40 days, and the way Jesus overcame the enemy was with the Sword of the Spirit.
Every time Satan tempted Jesus, Jesus fought Him back and ultimately won the battle with the weapon of Scripture – the weapon of the living and powerful Sword of the Spirit. Let’s begin to navigate the enemy in this dark world too with the greatest weapon at our fingertips and dive into the Word so we can use it to our advantage.
Our Father, we thank you. We thank you for not leaving us stranded and empty-handed in this world pulling us in so many directions with an enemy of this world trying to lure us away from you. Thank you for leaving us with the greatest gift and the most powerful weapon with the Sword of the Spirit – the Word of God.
Thank you for all the treasures hidden within the pages, and for all the direction it gives us. Thank you for the freedom it provides and thank you for having a resource that allows you to always speak to us as Scripture is “God breathed” directly by you as 2 Timothy 3:16 says.
We ask that you would give us wisdom every time we open up the Word. We ask that the next time the enemy comes to battle with us, you would bring to memory the Scripture we read so that we can combat the enemy and use our powerful weapon to discern our thoughts as we come against the enemy’s attacks.
Give us a passion to read your Word daily by giving us “our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11) filling us up each day on your Word first before the world. Prompt us to spend time in your Word and give us the desire to feed on it daily so we can be ready for combat with an arsenal of Scripture ready to battle when the next time comes.
Thank you that we are already victors in this life as you defeated the enemy that day on Calvary that you sent your son to die for us (Colossians 2:15).
But while we still live on this earth with an enemy who roams the earth along with us, you’ve given us the greatest tool and weapon to defeat him each day in our lives until you come back to free us from the enemy forever. Until then, we ask that you give us the power of the Holy Spirit and the strength to begin using the Sword of the Spirit to our advantage today.
In Jesus’ name, we pray, amen.