6:42 am, I walk into the kitchen for my first cup of coffee. As I prepare for my COFFEE AND JESUS time, I ask Him “Who shall I pray for this morning?” I immediately hear “Pray for your enemies. The window of opportunity is getting small.”
I immediately know who He is talking about. And I feel great concern for Her. Why, you ask? Why would you pray for someone who has hurt you? Because Jesus said so. In Matthew 5:43-44, Jesus tells us “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…”
I pray for Her because Jesus Christ is in me. I have the mind of Christ. And whatsoever, concerns my Savior, concerns me, too. And this morning, His eyes are on Her.
I am reminded of 2Peter 3:9 NIV “…He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” This morning, the Lord has poured into me a great love for Her. And I, also, do not want Her to perish.
But first, Lord, I confess my sin of anger toward Her and the damage she has done. Father, I repent and I thank You for forgiving me. Thank you for trusting me with this assignment.
So I pray over Her. I beseech Her to turn from Her ways and confess Her sins to You and repent. The window of opportunity is getting smaller/shorter/narrower. I do not judge Her. That is God’s job, not mine. By the authority that Jesus has given me, I bind that satanic spirit that has attached itself to you, and break it off in the name of Jesus. And in its place, Father, I speak a renewed relationship with the Godhead: Father, Son, Holy Spirit, as she turns back to You.
In Your name, Jesus, I speak a holy boldness and courage onto Her to step into being the woman that You have created Her to be. I speak a renewed thirst for You over Her; a renewed hope, in her, for the plan that YOU have for Her. Pappa, I stand in the gap for Her. And I ask You to remove the scales from her eyes so that she may see You. Renew her mind, Lord. Holy Spirit draw Her near to You.
It is in Your name, Jesus, that I pray. Amen