Prayer of Empowerment
Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank you for your Word! It is alive and full of power! It is active, operative, energizing and effective! It goes to the deepest part of my nature! (Heb 4:12) It does not return to You void, but will accomplish that which you please and purpose. (Isa 55:11)
When I pray according to your Word, my tongue becomes “like a pen of a ready writer”, writing on the tablet of my heart (Ps45:1) Lord, you actively watch over your Word to perform it (Jer 1:12) You have given your angels special charge over me to keep me in all my ways (Ps 91:11) I thank you Lord, that your angels harken to the voice of your Word on my lips (Ps 103:20,21) to do your pleasure!
Father, according to your Word, I cry out in travail and break into singing for new birth! As a widow (or from coming from a desolate place) I abound in spiritual children! My territory is enlarged as I spread abroad to the right hand and to the left to possess the nations (Isa 54:1,3) I thank you Lord, that you establish the borders, boundaries (or territory) of the widow and you keep them secure. (Pro 15:25) Thank you for the harvest of souls reserved for the widow. (Ruth 2, Deut 24:19) Your Word says that you certainly hear the cry of the widow (Ex22:23)
I do not fear, neither am I confounded or depressed. I forget the shame of my youth and I remember no more the reproach of my widowhood; for you Oh Lord, are my Maker and my Husband! (Isa 54:5,6)
I thank you that you provide for me and bless all the works of the hands of those who feed me and make sure that I am satisfied. (Deut 14:29) You defend the cause of the widow and call others to plead my case! (Deut 10:18,Ps 68:4,5 Isa 1:17) You sustain the widow! (Sustain means to heal, fortify and bolster.) Thank you for that strength in my life! Thank you that you send people around me that “make the widow’s heart sing” (Job 29:13)
You have declared that pure religion (or worship) that you accept includes caring for or visiting the widow in her distress. Thank you that you place that kind of value on my life! (James 1:27)
You have commanded the church to honor the widow. This includes to prize, revere and to respect. (1Tim5:3) Lord I am humbled by your love. I thank you for the spiritual leaders you have placed over me, and that as I submit to them, they keep watch over my soul and guard my spiritual welfare. (Heb 13:17 amp) I praise you that I have a call and a purpose! That your thoughts and plans are for my welfare and peace, and not for evil; but to give me a hope in my final outcome. I praise you Lord, that when I called upon you, you heard me; and when I searched for you with all of my heart, I found you (Jer 29:11-13).