Friday, September 17, 2010

Sweet P's: Praise God for the Victory

Sweet P's are: Prayers, Petition, Praise!, Courtesy of

Each Friday, Tiffany (Tea With Tiffany) hosts a meme requesting that other bloggers join her in a round of sweet P's (Prayers, Petition, Praise!)

I offer praise to God for victory. Sometimes when contending against doubt, worry, concern and fear, the best thing to do is to give God praise for the victory. The bible says that we contend against unseen powers of darkness, spiritual forces of wickedness whose sole purpose is to rob, kill and destroy our faith, hope and trust in the Lord. Many times, when I was on the verge of obtaining victory in Christ, I allowed the lies of doubt to make me afraid; causing me to cower and run away in fear. I now see that God reigns supreme over all creation and that I have nothing to fear, I will not doubt the Lord. I have come to the realization that even if I am placed in my very own fiery trial, I will not lose faith in the Living God. I can lose everything in this world but I will not lose the foundation upon which I stand. Today, I stand in victory, I stand on the solid Rock whose name I praise, Jesus Christ!

Almighty God, Father and Creator,

I bless Your name because I see you as the One, True God, Holy, Magnificient and Faithful. Through Your infinite love, You shower my life with blessings beyond measure; You are my Jehovah Jireh. Why do You bless me Lord? Why do You shower my life with joy? Who am I that You constantly encourage? I am Your child! Adopted and loved by You!

How I want to worship You! To come before Your courts with praise, thanksgiving and adoration! You are higher than the heavens and yet You live in me. How wonderful You are!

"What shall I render to the Lord For all His benefits toward me? I shall lift up the cup of salvation, And call upon the name of the Lord."

I am free because of You Lord, loosed from the shackles of my sins. Like a young colt, I romp in the pasture of Your grace. The fragrance of Your love consumes me. I am altogether a sight of perplexity to those who don't know You; my joy is unrestrained. You have become all things to me.

Your name roll off my lips with unspeakable joy, I cannot be silent; You fill me with passion and love. How I seek to please You with my life.

You have shown me that which was hidden from my eyes but stood plainly before me; the revelation of my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. I have placed my hope and trust in the Lord my Savior.

I stand now in victory. My enemy defeated, flees to safety; there is no escape. The stronghold is vanquished!

Shelter, food, clothing are my provisions from You. My debts are paid. You employ my hands and I find work. In sickness, You healed me. In sorrow and grief, You comfort me. Even when I behaved as a wild dog, You fed me crumbs. You withheld no good thing from me. You give visions and dreams revealing that, "...with God all things are possible." You command what is possible into reality. You declare from Your throne, "...I am making all things new." From the foundation of Your word, You call into being the things which are unseen. Revealing them to those who walk by faith and not by sight.

You are Jehovah Nissi, the banner I hold waving Your victory over my life. You take away my fears, I am strengthened with courage and conviction. Who is there that can contend with the Almighty God? There is none like You, O Lord.

I am ready for battle! I stand on the ground of victory, I will not fear the enemy, "...the battle is the Lord's..." I stand firm in the measure of faith You've given to me. My covering is Your truth. My heart is protected by Your righteousness. My feet wear the "...preparation of the Gospel of peace..." In one hand, I have, "the shield of faith", holding it in a manner that extinguishes the flaming missles hurled at me by the evil one. I wear the "helmet of salvation" which constantly guards my thoughts. In my other hand, I firmly hold, "the sword of the spirit", this is the word of God which I use to proclaim my testimony.

I shout in victory before the battle begins. I already know the outcome, You share with me Your strategy. Your plan unfolds and I know it is not my fight nor my battle. It is You Lord that the enemy of my faith shouts and taunts against; You bring them to shame and embarrassment. You will show Yourself and scatter the enemy as food for the birds of the air. Your truth reigns supreme, I will praise You always.

Thank You Lord God that I have been given the opportunity to declare Your righteousness. You are holy, faithful and true. Look on those in need and quicken their hearts; let Your joy leap inside them as a woman with child. Let them know, You are always near. Take away their fears and concerns; give them peace and contentment.

Thank You for just being You, the God of all creation. Amen.

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Nicole said...

What a powerful post! I am right there with you praising Him!! The way you wrote this had me sitting on edge saying Amen!! Love it and so thankful that God is always there for us, always provides for us no matter what! He is the with us through the good and the bad we are the ones that just have to be willing to let Him help us and guide us. To give our life to Him like Jesus did for us! Thank you again for this wonderful post!!

sorry for rambling on...

Marta Belas Artes said...

Legal seu blog, blog seguí-lo.Adorei os posts. Bom fim de semana e fica o convite para que me visite tb.

Tea with Tiffany said...

Well if this isn't a mighty shout of victory, I don't know what is! AMEN!!!

Thank you, thank you.

Fuel for my prayer life today.

Bless you and yours.

Mari said...

Wonderful prayer. You are blessed.

Thank you for sharing. God Bless

Wanda said...

Couldn't help but praise Him as I read your prayer. In the heat of battle, sometimes I loose sight that the end has already been declared to be VICTORY for me through Christ Jesus.


Amen! and Amen! I agree in the name of Jesus. Amen! What a wonderful God centered prayer. :-) ~Ron

Angela said...

the best thing to do is to give God praise for the victory.

I am ready for battle! I stand on the ground of victory, I will not fear the enemy, "...the battle is the Lord's..."

amen amen amen..

Thank you dear sister for this powerful prayer that I have joined with you before our Father's throne..Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth..Lord God Lamb of God You take away the sins of the earth, have mercy on us!

Thank you so much for linking up with me this Fearless Friday also..((hugs))

Stuff could always be worse said...

You have a wonderful prayer and yes we are fighting a war

Charlotte said...

I'm glad you chose to share this encouraging post with us on Spiritual Sundays. Thank you for the nice comment you made there. I hope you will be able to visit Arizona in the future. Be sure to visit Sedona. That's where the chapel in the header is located.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I love the song Solid Rock I stand. Your post made me think of it. Thank-you for a awesome post today and a beautiful prayer.

Whidbey Woman said...

Such a great post! Thanks for sharing your "P"s with us for Spiritual Sundays :)

Peggy said...

WOOO HOOO! The Victory is Yours, O Lord! Praise be the King of Kings!
Thank You Father for the many victories that You have covered!
Halleluia! The battle does belong to the Lord! And He has won the victory!

What a great exaltation and victory prayer indeed! Thank you MTJ!

Blessings & praying with you!

Sharon Kirby said...

MTJ - Oh wow! I just let this prayer wash over me, letting your words cover me. And I just kept whispering, and then shouting, "AMEN!"

I really liked your paragraphs about the battle, and about the armor of God. Favorite line - "In one hand, I have "the shield of faith" holding it in a manner that EXTINGUISHES the flaming missiles hurled at me by the evil one." Oh, that was INSPIRING!! Made me say out loud, "Yeah...take that, enemy!"

I would add this to Sweet P's - pretty powerful prayer partner...thanks for your words (for letting the Holy Spirit speak to me through you!)

BLESSINGS TO YOU, my friend!

Denise said...

Awesome post, bless you.

sarah said...

this is so true...I think praise is a way of trusting...not giving into the fears.. Thanks MTJ and thanks so much for your kindness in your comments to me. You're the best. Sarah

Renee said...

I love knowing the victory is the Lord's. On Christ the solid rock I stand...all other ground is sinking sand....On Monday Phil.1:28 came up in a devotional for my husband and I in our battle with Lyme disease about the enemy not winning and that the victory is our Lord's. This post is an affirmation of that promise from God. Isn't God awesome! Beautiful prayer....thank you for sharing...

Debbie said...

Your prayer was so soothing to my soul today. Thank you!

Joan said...

Awesome post. During times of trials, it is easy to lose focus and forget that the victory has already been won.

Thank you for sharing this encouraging message.


Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Great post. It is already Sunday, and I don't write new blogs on Sundays for 't is the Sabbath (at least, in Western culture). I will try to remember to come back and add some sweet peas next Saturday, inshallah.

Lily said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I am late this weekend following up with everyone, but I have to say WOW, you really touched my heart with your powerful prayer. God bless you.


A Gracious Home said...

I enjoyed your post. I do believe the battle is always God's. He will defend those who love Him. God bless, Doylene

Nicole said...

Hi there! I just wanted you to know that on Monday you should check out my other blog... My Mad World

I have something for you! =)

B. Niles said...

I enjoyed your post. Thanks for the time of praise!

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

This is a powerful prayer. I have read it twice (I have stopped by a few times). I truly enjoy your post, and also the comments you have left on other bloggers. Your words are kind and touching. Always.


B. Niles said...

MTJ, Thank you for visiting my blog. Did you get a chance to read my post from Sept. 13th titled, "Walking by Faith or in Fear" when you visited yesterday? Your post on Sept 17th mirrored some of my thoughts, even down to similarity of verbage! God is incredible! Check it out when you get a chance.

God Bless.

Wanda said...

Stopping by to say hello. I thought I'd missed out our your post since I've been rather busy lately but I see you're on a bit of break. Hope you're doing well.

Wanda said...

Stopping by to say hello. I thought I'd missed out our your post since I've been rather busy lately but I see you're on a bit of a break. Hope you're doing well.

Faith Imagined said...

What POWERFUL and ENCOURAGING words!!! I almost started shouting, "hallelujah!" until I remembered that my kids are taking a nap.

Thank you for this! I needed a little boost!!!