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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Day 19: His Past

Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen trouble.
- Psalm 90:15
Lord, I pray that You would enable my husband to let go of his past completely. Deliver him from any hold it has on him. Help him to put off his former conduct and habitual ways of thinking about it and be renewed in his mind (Ephesians 4:22-23). Enlarge his understanding to know that You make all things new (Revelation 21:5). Show him a fresh, Holy Spirit-inspired way of relating to negative things that have happened. Give him the mind of Christ so that he can clearly discern Your voice from the voices of the past. When he hears those old voices, enable him to rise up and shut them down with the truth of Your Word. Where he has formerly experienced rejection or pain, I pray he not allow them to color what he sees and hears now. Pour forgiveness into his heart so that bitterness, resentment, revenge, and unforgiveness will have no place there. May he regard the past as only a history lesson and not a guide for his daily life. Wherever his past has become an unpleasant memory, I pray You would redeem it and bring life out of it. Bind up his wounds (Psalm 147:3). Restore his soul (Psalm 23:3). Help him to release the past so that he will not live in it, but learn from it, break out of it, and move into the future You have for him.* In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Do not remember for former things,
nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth;
shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
- Isaiah 43:18-19
If anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creation;
old things have passed away;
behold, all things have become new.
- II Corinthians 5:17
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life,
to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;
to be made new in the attitude of your minds;
and to put on the new self,
created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Ephesians 4:22-24
*Make this prayer your own! From the book, The Power of a Praying Wife. Ordering information is at the bottom of the page. Watch for a giveaway next week!
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