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Friday, September 7, 2007

Day Seven: His Mind

Although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God,
nor were they thankful, but became futile in their thoughts,
and their foolish hearts were darkened.
- Romans 1:21
The spiritual man makes judgments about all things,
but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment:
"For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?"
But we have the mind of Christ.
- I Corinthians 2:15-17
Lord, I pray for Your protection on my husband's mind. Shield him from the lies of the enemy. Help him to clearly discern between Your voice and any other, and show him how to take every thought captive as You have instructed us to do. May he thirst for Your Word and hunger for Your truth so that he can recognize wrong thinking. Give him strength to resist lying thoughts. Remind him that he has the mind of Christ. Where the enemy's lies have already invaded his thoughts, I push them back by inviting the power of the Holy Spirit to cleanse his mind. Lord, You have given me authority "over all the power of the enemy" (Luke 10:19). By that authority given to me in Jesus Christ, I command all lying spirits away from my husband's mind. I proclaim that God has given my husband a sound mind. He will not entertain confusion, but live in clarity. He will not be tormented with impure, evil, negative, or sinful thoughts, but be transformed by the renewing of his mind, that he may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2).
Enable him to "be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might" (Ephesians 6:10). Help him to be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let his requests be made known to You; and may Your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guard his heart and mind through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7). And finally, whatever things are pure, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, having virtue, or anything praiseworthy, let him think on these things (Philippians 4:8).* May he love You with his whole heart. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
With the mind I myself serve the law of God,
but with the flesh the law of sin.
- Romans 7:25
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, with all your mind,
and with all your strength.
- Mark 12:30
*Make this prayer your own! From the book, The Power of a Praying Wife. Ordering information is at the bottom of this page.
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