Confessions on Joy and Rejoicing

Jesus told me to abide in Him so that His joy may be in me and that my joy may be full. Jn 15.11

My sorrow will be turned into joy. Jn 16.20

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Ps 30.5

My heart will rejoice, and my joy no one will take from me. Jn 16.22

I ask and I shall receive, that my joy may be full. Jn 16.24

For Yah, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he also has become my salvation. Therefore with joy I will draw water from the wells of salvation. The joy of the Lord is my strength. Therefore God is my joy and my strength.

Humbling Oneself and Walking in Humility

THE NEED TO HUMBLE MYSELF

He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to humble yourself to walk with your God. Mic 6.8

Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, SHOWING ALL HUMILITY TO ALL MEN. Titus 3.1 3.2

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time, casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you.

Confessions on Strength

It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect. Ps 18.32

The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless his people with peace. Ps 29.11

In quietness and confidence shall be my strength. Is 30.15

I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Eph 6.10

I have put on the complete armour of God. Eph 6.11

God gives power to the weak. And to those who have no might, He increases strength. Is 40.29

I shall renew my strength. I shall receive God’s strength as I wait upon Him. I shall mount up with wings like eagles.

Confessions on Faith

I have the faith of God. Mk 11.22

I am a believer in Jesus Christ. Whoever believes in Jesus Christ shall not perish, but have everlasting life. Out of my belly shall flow rivers of living water. The works that Christ did I shall do also, and greater works shall I do, because Christ has gone to the Father. (John 3:16; John 7:37; John 14:12)

I do not doubt in my heart, but believe that those things I say will come to pass, and I will have whatever I say. Mk 11.23

Whatever things I ask when I pray, I believe that I receive them, and I will have them.

Endurance

I am strengthened with all might, according to the Lord’s glorious power, for all patient endurance and longsuffering with joy! (Colossians 1:11)

I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. (Ephesians 6:10)

I put on the whole armor of God, that I may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11)

I always carry about in my body the dying of the Lord Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in my mortal body. (2 Corinthians 4:10,11)

As a servant of God I commend myself in every way – through great endurance.

Prayers to Abide in Christ

Lord Jesus, you have commanded us and given us grace to love one another as you loved us. As we do this, we will abide in You, and You in us. Otherwise we cannot bear fruit. Apart from you we can do nothing. You have made a way for us. You have poured out your love in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, and we can remain in your love. We thank You that through You we will bear much fruit. (Romans 5:5; John 15:4,5)

Lord, we pray for all those not abiding in You. We pray that they will repent, and not be thrown away as worthless branches. We pray that those in the church will never dry up.

Who Am I In Christ

I am a child of God now. (1 John 3:2)

Christ lives in me. (Galatians 2:20)

I am in Christ, a new creation. Old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in me, whom I have from God.
(1 Corinthians 6:19)

Christ is my life. (Colossians 3:4)

I have been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the Word of God which lives and abides forever.
(1 Peter 1:23)

I reckon myself to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Jesus Christ my Lord.
(Romans 6:11)

In Jesus Christ

I am not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, because the Spirit of Christ dwells in me. (Romans 8)

In Him I have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. (Ephesians 1:7)

God has blessed me with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)

I am chosen in Him to be holy and without blame before Him in love. (Ephesians 1:4)

In Him I have also obtained an inheritance. (Ephesians 1:11)

The Way of Praise

PRAISE

Through Jesus I continually offer to God the sacrifice of praise, the fruit of lips which confess His name.
(Hebrews 13:15)

I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
(Psalm 34:1)

My tongue shall speak of God’s righteousness and of His praise all the day long.
(Psalm 35:28)

I enter into God’s gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.
(Psalm 100:4)

I make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
(Psalm 100:11)

I sing unto the Lord a new song.
(Psalm 98:1)

I am singing with grace in my heart to the Lord.
(Colossians 3:

Prayers asking for Grace to be Thankful

A note on this: honestly, the best thing is to start training yourself to say “Thank you Father” for various things regularly throughout the day. Good habits have power! It will make a BIG DIFFERENCE in your life. Grateful people CANNOT be unhappy.

Dear Holy Spirit, help me:

– in everything to give thanks, for this is the will of God for me in Christ Jesus. I don’t want to grieve You through ingratitude.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18,19)

– to let the peace of God rule in my heart, to which I was also called in one body; and to be thankful. (Colossians 3:15)

 

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