A Prayer for Victory
By Emma Danzey
Have you ever felt stuck? Have you been feeling like you cannot come out on top lately? The Lord does not want us to walk in defeat day after day. He did not come to this earth to save us so that we would continue to live in fear and frustration. However, the enemy loves to remind us daily that we are fallen, weak, and defeated. These are quite honestly lies in our heads that we need to be not only taken captive to Christ but prayed for regularly.
Is the enemy telling you that you will never amount to anything? Is he reminding you of your history of past failures? Do you feel unable to move forward because of so much defeat? Today, we are going to pray boldly for the Holy Spirit to renew us and reveal victory in our lives. We do not have this by anything that we can do, but because of what Jesus has already done for us.
You are my victory. I claim You today over every area of my life. For the places I feel confident in, thank You for giving me that confidence. For the places where I feel absolutely defeated, thank You for the future victories that I am going to have in You. I cannot do this on my own. I cannot defeat the enemy or sin. I cannot live a perfect life. This is why You have already done this for me.
You say in Deuteronomy 20:4 that You are the one who goes with me to fight for me against my enemies to give me victory. You say in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that no temptation has overtaken me except what is common to mankind. And You are faithful; You will not let me be tempted beyond what I can bear. But when I am tempted, You will also provide a way out so that I can endure it. You have told me in Ephesians 6:13 to put on your full armor so that when the day of evil comes, I may be able to stand my ground, and after I have done everything, to stand.
These are not just words of encouragement; these are living and active, they are powerful, they have great meaning, and by Your Word, lives are changed. Change my situation today. Move the mountains that stand in my way, or give me the endurance to climb them with You. When I feel hard-pressed on every side, remind me that I am not crushed. When I am perplexed, remind me I am not in despair. When I am persecuted, remind me that I am not abandoned. When I am struck down, remind me that I am not destroyed. (2 Corinthians 4:8-9)
Lord, I lift up my specific situation to you today. I pray for victory in my own life. I pray for the specific areas needing victory in the lives of my family and friends. I pray over my local church to live in victory where we have felt defeated. I pray for those who I love who have been in cycles of feeling conquered to know the power of Jesus in their lives and not to give up. You can get them to new places. I pray for those in my life who have felt defeated because they are defeated and in need of Jesus as their Savior. Help their trials open their eyes to the gospel and reveal to them the confidence and peace that they can have in Christ when they put their faith in You. Help them to stop trying to win in this life on their own but to surrender to the greater purpose of being wholly Yours.
Thank You in advance, God, for the way that You are going to move and change my situation. Thank You for the guaranteed victory through Jesus I already have right now. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for being in my life and for helping me to live out this victory. Amen.
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Emma Danzey's mission in life stems from Ephesians 3:20-21, inspiring young women to embrace the extraordinary. One of her greatest joys is to journey with the Lord in His Scriptures. She is wife to Drew for over two years and mom to baby Graham. Drew and Emma serve with Upstate CRU college ministry in South Carolina. Emma is an avid writer for Salem Web Network and provides articles on the Bible, life questions, and on the Christian lifestyle. Her article on Interracial Marriage was the number 1 viewed article on Crosswalk for the year 2021. All the glory to the Lord! She had the joy of hosting Her Many Hats podcast where she explored the many roles that women play while serving One God. Most recently, Emma has released her first Bible Study Book, Wildflower: Blooming Through Singleness.
Emma enjoys singing/songwriting, fitness classes, trying new recipes, home makeover shows, and drinking tea! During her ministry career, Emma recorded two worship EP albums, founded and led Polished Conference Ministries, ran the Refined Magazine, and served in music education for early childhood. Emma also had the privilege of having been a national spokesperson for Mukti Mission based out of India. Mukti has been working to restore shattered lives in India for over 120 years. You can view her articles through her blog at emmadanzey.wordpress.com
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