How to use the powerful sword of the Spirit in prayer?
Today’s Prayer: Praying through the Bible -using 1 Corinthians 1 (NKJV)
Dear heavenly Father, in the name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I give thanks that you have given Me every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
That I am sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: that I have received grace and peace from You, God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God always concerning me for the grace of God which was given to me by Christ Jesus, that I was enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in Me, so that I come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm me to the end, that I may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. You are faithful, by whom I was called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
To us who are being saved the message of the cross is the power of God. For it is written:
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
For since, in the wisdom of You, God, the world through wisdom did not know You, it pleased You through the foolishness of the message preached to save us who believe. For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to us who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of You, God and the wisdom of You, God. Because the foolishness of You, God is wiser than men, and the weakness of You, God is stronger than men.
For we see our calling, Father, my brethren and I , that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But You has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and You have chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised You have chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in Your presence. But of Him we are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.”
Father, it is really wonderful to be predestined, called, justified and sanctified by You, in Christ Jesus, and to know that You have made us into more than conquerors in Him who loved us. Indeed You will supply us with all we need according to the riches of Your glory in Him. We can do all things in Him who strengthens us.
We bless You and praise You.
“Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever.
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness,
The power and the glory,
The victory and the majesty;
For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours;
Yours is the kingdom, O Lord,
And You are exalted as head over all.
Both riches and honor come from You,
And You reign over all.
In Your hand is power and might;
In Your hand it is to make great
And to give strength to all.
“Now therefore, our God,
We thank You
And praise Your glorious name.”
(1 Chronicles 29:10-13)