Beginning the Journey
Lord, thank You for the wonderful plan You have for my life and that includes healing and restoration. Help me to never settle for less than all You have for me. Enable me to not lose heart if things happen more slowly than I would like. If my expectations are lower than Your will for me, I surrender them to You.
I commit to walking step by step with you so that I can become all You created me to be. Help me to lay the offense and sin of sexual violence committed against me at the foot of the cross. Please give me the strength to endure as I learn from the past and watch as You redeem it and bring good out of it. Guide my thoughts, words and actions so that I walk Your path of peace and love.
Father, in Jesus name, I ask You to heal my wounded soul. You have started a good work in me and You are faithful to complete it. I have a great deal to learn and I ask You to teach me and help me face truth in every area in which my thinking is distorted and wrong. I commit my life entirely to You and choose to open my heart to You in every area of my past.
Lord, restore my soul and break the chains of anxiety and panic that bind me. When worry, fear or anxiety threaten to overtake me, help me remember Your promises. Please touch my body and heal me physically, mentally and emotionally.
Trauma has shaken me to the core of my being and I ask that you heal every emotional and spiritual wound left in my life with Your love. The enemy wanted to destroy me through these vile acts of assault, but he didn't win! Restore trust and the grace to believe in You and receive Your promises, and to learn to trust others who are trustworthy. Thank you for equipping me to begin a healing process to address the root issues which will bring me a clear sense of my identity as Your child.
I bind all hurt, pain, sickness, negative thinking, doubt, confusion and anything connected to past traumatic events that I have carried with me since childhood and that You did not create to be a part of my life. Please bring everything within me in agreement with Your original design and plan for me. I bring all traumatic experiences and memories to Calvary where You suffered and died for me. Thank you for healing me of the effects of sexual trauma as only You can do.
I speak restoration, recovery, refreshment, peace, healing and wholeness over my life. Help me to relax, to be at peace and to focus my mind on You. Help me and strengthen me through the power of the Holy Spirit and empower me to have a Spirit filled personality. Thank You for making me whole, thank You for turning my sorrow into joy and my mourning into dancing. I receive my healing by faith in Jesus Name, I will walk in newness of life in Jesus Name, Amen!
Jeremiah 6:14 You can't heal a wound by saying it's not there!
Isaiah 54:17 (NLT) No weapon formed against me shall prosper.
Philippians 1:6 (NLT) And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Jesus Christ returns.
John 10:10 (TLB) The thief's (Satan) purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.
Jeremiah 29:11 (TLB) For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Romans 11:29 (NLT) For God's gifts and his call can never be withdrawn.
John 15:16 (TLB) You didn’t choose me! I chose you!
Jeremiah 31:3 (TLB) I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
John 8:44 (NLT) Satan is the father of lies and there is no truth in him
Psalm 34:18 (NLT) The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
Psalm 139:13-16 (TLB) You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it. You were there while I was being formed in utter seclusion! You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your book!
Jeremiah 30:17 For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds.
Ephesians 3:16 (NLT) that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that you may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man
Psalm 147:3 (NLT) He heals the brokenhearted (soul) and bandages their wounds.
Renewing My Mind
Father, in the Name of Jesus, I pray for Your protection on my mind. Help me to identify the lies of the enemy and capture every thought that contradicts the Word of God. Shield me from the lies of the enemy. Help me to clearly discern between Your voice and any other, and show me how to take every thought captive as You have instructed me to do. May I thirst for Your Word and hunger for Your truth so that I can recognize wrong thinking. Reveal to me the stronghold and false beliefs I believe about myself, about any and all sexual offenses I've experienced and any distortions about You so that I can tear them down with Your Word.
Give me strength to resist lying thoughts. Remind me that I have the mind of Christ. Where the enemy's lies have already invaded my thoughts, I push them back by inviting the power of the Holy Spirit to cleanse my mind . Lord, You have given me authority over all the power of the enemy. By that authority given to me in Jesus Christ, I command all lying spirits to leave my mind. I proclaim that God has given me a sound mind. I will not entertain confusion but live in clarity and peace.
I ask You to heal me from bound and blocked memories that have impacted me by the sexual offenses that I have gone through and I ask You to deliver me from any and all spiritual bondage that came in through it. I ask You Father to heal my damaged emotions. I cast out spirits of guilt, condemnation and accusations tormenting my mind. Deliver me from self-hatred and shame. Set me free so that I can have my whole spirit, soul and body back. I command self hatred and shame to loose me now and get out of my emotions and I thank You in advance for delivering me from all these feelings.
I will not be tormented with impure, evil, negative, or sinful thoughts but will be transformed by the renewing of my mind that I may prove what is that good, acceptable and perfect will of God. Enable me to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Help me to be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let my requests be made known to You and may Your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guard my heart and mind through Christ Jesus.
Father, Your Word says the mind is the battlefield and this is where the enemy will attack. I agree with Your Word that the enemy is a liar and the father of lies. I submit myself to God, resist him and he has to flee. I have been made right with God by the precious blood of Jesus and I stand firm in my position in Christ. I choose as an act of my will to think on whatever things are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, having virtue or anything praiseworthy, let me think on these things. AMEN.
Taking Control Of My Mind
Lord, help me to never exchange Your truth for a lie. Where I have accepted a lie as truth, reveal that to me. Help me to clearly discern when it is the enemy who is speaking. I don't want to think futile and foolish thoughts or give place to thoughts that are not glorifying to You. I don't want to walk according to my own thinking. I want to bring every thought captive and control my mind.
Your Word is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. As I read Your Word, may it reveal any wrong thinking in me. May Your Word be so etched in my mind that I will be able to identify a lie of the enemy the minute I hear it. Spirit of Truth, keep me undeceived. I know You have given me authority over all the power of the enemy and so I command the enemy to get away from my mind. I refuse to listen to lies.
Thank you Lord, that I have the mind of Christ. I want Your thoughts to be my thoughts. Show me where I have filled my mind with anything that is ungodly. Help me to resist doing that and instead fill my mind with thoughts, words, music and images that are glorifying to You. Help me to think upon what is true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous and praiseworthy. I lay claim to the sound mind that You have given me. (Courtesy of Stormie Omartian)
Romans 12:2 (ESV) Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
2 Corinthians 10:5 (NLT) We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.
John 8:31-32 (ESV) If you continue in my Word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.
Romans 1:21 (ESV) For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Isaiah 65:2 (ESV) I spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, following their own devices.
Hebrews 4:12 (ESV) For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it pierces even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Luke 10:19 (ESV) Behold, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you.
1 Corinthians 2:16 (ESV) "For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
Philippians 4:8 (ESV) Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV) God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your Word. I ask forgiveness for the times I have rejected Your Word in favor of my own self-pity. Help me to reject my stinking thinking and acknowledge that Your Word is truth.
Please comfort me as I seek to overcome my victim mentality by the renewing of my mind. I surrender to the truth of Your Word. I ask that You work everything together for my good and Your glory. Thank You for Your unfailing love and care for me. AMEN!
Psalm 10:14 But You, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.
Father, in the Name of Jesus, thank You for my identity in You. Help me to understand my worth and value through Your eyes and by Your standards. May I come to recognize the unique qualities You have placed in me and be able to appreciate them. Enable me to see myself the way You see me. Quiet the voices that tell me otherwise and give me ears to hear Your voice telling me that it will not be my perfection that gets me through life successfully, it will be by Your Holy Spirit.
Reveal to me that I am the image and glory of God and I am complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. Give me the peace and security of knowing that I am accepted and not rejected by You. Free me from the self-focus and self-consciousness that can imprison my soul. Help me to see who You really are so I will know who I am. May my true self-image be the image of Christ stamped upon my soul. AMEN!
2 Corinthians 5:21 - For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Genesis 1:27 (ESV) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.