Monday, April 16, 2012

His Fears

Lord, You've said in Your Word that "there is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear  involves torment.  But he who fears has not been made perfect in love" (1 John 4:18).  I pray You will perfect my husband in Your love so that tormenting fear finds no place in him.  I know You have not given him a spirit  of fear.  You've given him power, love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:17). I pray in the name of Jesus that fear will not rule over my husband.  Instead, may Your Word penetrate every fiber of his being, convincing him that Your love for him is far greater that anything he faces and nothing can separate him from it.  I pray that he will acknowledge You as a Father whose love is unfailing, whose strength is without equal, and in whose presence there is nothing to fear.  Deliver him this day from fear that destroys and replace it with godly fear (Jeremiah 32:40).  Teach him Your way, O Lord.  Help him to walk in Your truth.  Unite his heart to fear Your name (Psalm 86:11).  May he have no fear of men, but rise up and boldly say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear.  What can man do to me?" (Hebrew 13:6) "How great is Your goodness, which you have laid up for those who fear You" (Psalm 31:19).

I say to you (husband's name), "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; he will come and save you" (Isaiah 35:4).  "In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear" (Isaiah 54:14).  "You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday" (Psalm 91:5,6).  May the Spirit of the Lord rest upon you, "the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord" (Isaiah 11:2).

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