Trench prayer – excerpt from John Eckhardt’s book   “Prayers That Bring Change”
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Father, in the name of Jesus, I am at the brink of my Red Sea, But I thank You for the miracles that come as I face impossible situations.

I thank You for Your saving grace. Your strong right hand, and Your outstretched arm.  No one has an arm like Yours !  Even as You brought the children of Israel through the Red Sea, I know You are doing the same for me.  I depend upon YOU to see me through. There is absolutely nothing impossible for You, Jesus.

I take courage and comfort knowing that You are my strength when I am weak. I call You FAITHFUL in the midst of what seems so horrible and unexplainable. My trust is in YOU, God.  I take You at Your Word, for Your word will not return void unto You. I expect Your word to bring back all that was lost or stolen from me, in the name of Jesus. I pronounce proverbs 6:31 over my life – all that was taken will be returned seven times.  I decree that no weapon formed against me will be able to prosper, and every tongue that rises against me I will show to be wrong.

Lord, I thank you for being a SHIELD all around me.  You are my exceeding great reward, and my shelter is in YOU.  You are my refuge and my fortress.

There is absolutely nothing that can separate me from Your love.  I am fully persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate me from the love of God.

I declare that You will perfect that which concerns me.  I cast all my care upon You because I know that You care FOR me.  Lord, as I submit to You, I rejoice.  I know that all things work together for the good of those who love you are  the called according to YOUR purpose; therefore, I know that this too shall pass.  It will bring a great testimony and glory unto You.  Lord, thank you for trusting me with this tribulation.  I know that You would not put more on me than I can bear. This challenge in my life is working patience in me. The patience I am receiving is giving me experience, and the experience is giving me hope.  Because of the hope that I am receiving out of this experience, I will not be disappointed in the end.

No spirits of fear, anxiety, hopelessness, depression, or worry will plague my soul.  The spirit of defeat is displaced by victory.  I do not have a spirit of fear; therefore I boldly say that I have the spirit of power, love and a sound mind.  Lord I take authority over every opposing spirit that comes to contend with Your divine purpose for my life.  I declare that I WILL FULFILL the destiny YOU have ordained for my life.  I declare that I will fulfill the destiny You have ordained for me, and I will not be distracted.  I bind the spirit of distraction that comes to confuse and discourage me.  I am not moved by what I see !  I walk by faith and not by sight !  I release the voice of FAITH over my situation and say that Jehovah JIRAH is my provider. Every need is already met concerning the matter.

There is no WANT in my life. Doors are opening on my behalf.  I rejoice to know that You have never left or forsaken me.  You promised to be with me in trouble and to deliver me because I have known Your name. Thank YOU for delivering me from my strong enemy.

Jesus, Your name is a strong tower. I run into it and I am safe.  All adversities, attacks, catastrophes, calamities, emergencies, storms, disasters, dangers, slander, defamation, accusation, sudden arrows, traumas, and any other thing that comes to hurt my family or me are covered with the blood of JESUS. I BIND THE ARROWS that come by day and th terrors that come by night.  I put on the whole armor of God so that I may be able to stand against the wiles of the evil one.  I gird my loins with TRUTH and sever every lie of the enemy.  I put on the breastplate of the righteousness of God.  My feet are shod with the gospel of peace.  I take the shield of FAITH and quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.  I put on the helmet of salvation. The Sword of the Spirit is in my hand, and I am praying in the Spirit consistently.

I am MORE THAN A CONQUEROR. Lord I thank YOU for the prevailing anointing that causes me to triumph in the face of adversity.  I grab hold of the horns of the altar and refuse to let go !  I commit to bless YOU in the midst of trouble.  Your divine will for this time of my life will be accomplished.  What the devil has meant for my demise will cause my PROMOTION and PROSPERITY. [ pris- no matter what is going on around me.]  The greater ONE is on the inside of me.  I command the resurrection power of Jesus to come forth on my behalf in [ the name and blood ] of JESUS !

[Pris – adds:

I bless those who curse me, I forgive those who curse me and use me, and misunderstand me, or hate me.  I release the love You have given me to them in the name and blood of JESUS.  Thank You Lord that YOU give me GRACE to help in the time of need. Thank You that YOU give me the GRACE to sow good in the face of evil.  YOU help me to love my enemies despite the circumstances and their hatred towards me and YOU.   Lord I lay down my life and in FAITH I pick up YOUR LIFE and GOODNESS, and ask for YOU HOLY SPIRIT to OVERCOME ME. TAKE OVER LORD.  Make of me what You will. DO what YOU WANT. 

You alone know what is best.  I put the whole of my trust in YOU.  GRANT me the GRACE to love in the midst of evil and hatred.  Lord give me grace to overcome anything in me that wars against You, against belief in your love & goodness towards me.  RIP OUT OF ME anything that is displeasing to You.  I yield to Your wisdom, and mercy, and ask for You to give me the discernment and wisdom from Your heart that I might see as You see, and hear as You hear.

I give you all my judgments, and ask you to forgive my heart for anything that is NOT in YOUR PERFECT WILL in my life.  Pluck out any deceptions, or lies I’ve believed.  DESTROY opinions that don’t line up with YOURS.  Forgive me for believing any lies or distortions that have come from the enemy to blind me, and remove the scales from my eyes.  In the name and blood of Jesus, help me to overcome everything that would offend you that I may receive the fullness of YOU.  Would You release revelations of Your love that I would be FULL of the depth, breadth, width and length of the knowledge of YOUR LOVE, that I may be filled with the fullness of YOU.

Help me to know that love, and peace that is YOURS, that all men might know how much YOU love them.  Help me to walk like You Jesus, to talk like you, to see like You, to respond as You would respond.  I will not be satisfied till I awake in YOUR LIKENESS.  I will not be satisfied, till people are healed and delivered by Your presence in and around me.  Let my words be like apples of gold in settings of silver.  Forgive oh Lord, all my self condemnation, and doubts, or self pity. Forgive any discontentment with where I am, and anger at You for putting me here.  I renounce any anger Lord against anyone.  I pray YOU will destroy every yoke of bitterness or anger that is displaced including towards myself.  I renounce resentment, and defeatism, and ask that YOU forgive all this and remove it from my life, and ask that YOU would release YOUR JOY, inexpressible and overflowing in my life, regardless of circumstances.  Grant to me the GIFT OF FAITH to get through these times victoriously. In the name and blood of Jesus, AMEN.  ]

Trench prayer - excerpt , inexpressible and overflowing in my life, regardless of circumstances.  Grant to me the GIFT OF FAITH to get through these times victoriously.  In the name and blood of Jesus, AMEN.  ]

Ps 90:14-17  NKJV   Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!  15 . Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us, The years in which we have seen evil
16 Let Your work appear to Your servants, And Your glory to their children. 17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.  

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