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Lord, I come to You in Jesus’s name to give You all the praise! You are the God of the impossible! The God of peace that defies all understanding! The God of healing and renewal! The God of mercy and miracles! The God that breaks every chain with Your amazing grace! Master, I pray for your forgiveness of our sins. I pray for the pricking of conviction to our spirits when we lose our ways and take paths that take us farther away from the shelter of Your arms. Reveal our transgressions to us and correct them as any loving parent would to their own children.
Father, we’ve become addicted to what others think and see in us. We’ve become obsessed with criticizing others and ourselves on how You fearfully and wonderfully created our outward appearances. Your perfected pigments are the sources of strife, bigotry, disdain, and murderous hatred when Your Word has taught us to search the hearts of individuals to see who they really are. Yet in our quests in obtaining a secular acceptance and a loving embrace from an imperfect and misguided world, we have pushed aside what YOUR WORD SAYS ON WHO WE ARE. We have willingly surrendered our love of how You see us and have handed it over to the enemy and his never ending lies. The devil has tricked us into caring more about what strangers think of us when seeing the pigments of our skin and basing that as a reason to judge our hearts. Lord, so much of our power comes through You and in knowing who we are in Your eyes. Instead of finding contentment in who You say we are and seeing ourselves as You see us, we’ve blindly surrendered the truth of WHO YOU SAY WE ARE and have allowed the highly distorted lenses and shallow opinions of this world to manipulate, possess, and determine WHO THEY SAY WE ARE.
We are choosing to seek the approvals, and acceptances of a world that is not our forever home. We are choosing to base our worth on what others say of us. We allow the insults, the lies, the accusations, the derogatory labels to pierce our spirits as if the enemy determines WHO WE ARE AND NOT YOU.
Father God, I kneel at Your feet and pray for Your healing touch over our nation. Remind us WHO YOU SAY WE ARE and to recognize when the enemy attacks us by using the evils of this world to lie about us based on how You have fearfully and wonderfully woven us together in our mother’s wombs. Heal our hearts Lord. Heal our lands. Remove the scales from our eyes and from our spirits so we can better discern the devil’s schemes to turn our focus away from You.
In Jesus’s name I pray, AMEN!
Barbara Johnson, “I am who You say I am,”.
Thank you to author Barbara Blue Johnson for this heartfelt prayer.