Mothers for Prodigals

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Conquering Worldly Woes

Below is a prayer about overcoming and conquering worldly woes in Jesus’ name. Previously posted as “Overcome With Christ”, I have revised it to be a more personal prayer.  As you read it, use the Scripture references with the prayer, fully anticipating God’s victory in your life. Worship Him with gladness as He fills you with His Holy Spirit and a wonderful sense of overcoming in His Name! 

Lord Jesus Christ, we come before you right now, proclaiming your honor, glory, and power. We give you praise for who you are. We love you, Lord God, and we cry out for your peace. Come, Lord Jesus!

Father God, your example of parenthood demonstrates a beautiful model for us earthly parents. You desire our obedience because you love and care for us. We as parents long for our own children to obey us because we love and care for them. Yet just as our own children break our hearts from time to time, so we too at times break your heart with our disobedience. Forgive us; forgive me!

Lord God, you have called me into righteousness. You offered to take my hand and daily walk with me, but I would not. Instead I turned away and chose idols, looking to satisfy my hunger through other means (Isaiah 42-43:1-7). After much seeking and many mistakes, I desire to return to you. Forgive me, Lord, and grant me your mercy and grace. Holy Father, I offer my repentant heart to you. Wash away my sin of disobedience. As you deliver me from my sin and guilt, I will give you praise and thanks (Psalm 86:16, Psalm 51). Help me, Father, to be a godly example to my own children.

God, you said you had plans for me and my children, plans that would prosper us and give us hope. I am crying out to you, Father God, for me and my children. You promised to listen, Lord; hear me, I pray, and answer my call. I turn to you and seek you with my whole heart. I want to know you more and learn from you (Jeremiah 29:11-14). And Father God, I yearn for my children to follow you as well.

Jesus Christ, remind me and my children that You are who You say You are—the Great I AM. Your path leads to the Heavenly Father as you are the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). Through the cross, you defeated sin and death and with your resurrection, you gained life eternal for all who would believe on your mighty name—JESUS. Forgive us, Lord Jesus, and free us from the things that bind us. Your Word says when you set us free, we are free indeed. We trust you as we hold tightly to your teachings (John 8:31-36).

Holy Spirit, comfort us in our distress with your peace. Help us when we doubt your presence and your word (“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:24). Remind us of the price you paid for our sins; your victory covers us! When we repent, seek with our whole heart, and believe on your name, we will walk as overcomers in Christ Jesus. You’ve given us authority to overcome evil and we take authority over our life situations in Your name. Assist us, Lord God, in overcoming evil with good (Luke 10:19, John 1:5, John 16:33, Romans 12:21, 1 Corinthians 15:57, 1 John 5:4-5).   

We stand firm on your holy Word, mighty Savior, and cling to your promises for us and our children. All your promises are “Yes” in the name of Jesus. And now in Jesus’ name, we give you thanks and praise, with a loud “AMEN” (2 Corinthians 1:20). 

Come, Holy Spirit, and let it be so!


They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 1:19 (NIV)

I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 15:20 (NIV)

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. Matthew 16:18 (NIV)

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 (NIV)

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV)

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV)

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV)

I write to you, dear children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one. 1 John 2:14 (NIV)

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4 (NIV)

....for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4 (NIV)

Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:5 (NIV)

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:31-39 (NIV)

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