Week Nineteen: Warfare

Preparation

  • Recite Psalms 130 & 131
  • Moment of silence

Presence through the word

  • Psalm reading (selected from below)
    • Morning:         Psalm 2
    • Noon:               Psalm 35
    • Vespers:          Psalm 108
    • Night:               Psalm 129
  • Moment of Silence
  • Scripture readings:
    • Monday:          Joshua 1
    • Tuesday:         Joshua 3
    • Wednesday:    Joshua 8:30-35
    • Thursday:       Joshua 10:1-15
    • Friday:            Joshua 14:6-15
  • Moment of Silence

Practicing the presence

What battles are you fighting in your life? List on a sheet of paper the struggles you face with sin, discouragement, frustration–whatever overwhelms you. Circle the ones which are sins, underline the ones which are natural (health problems), put a star by the ones which are the result of injustice.

First, pray over each item. As you pray look fully at the item, acknowledge its source, ask for God’s deliverance. Ask for wisdom, insight, and God’s strength in dealing with sin. Admit the sin for the evil it is and apologize to God. For things outside of your control (health, natural disaster, etc.) ask for God’s deliverance and ability to trust even if the problems persist. Ask for strength and courage to remain faithful even in the middle of problems.

On a second sheet of paper write out a strategy for dealing with the sins you struggle with. Before you write, ask for wisdom.

Take the first list. Pray over it. Thank God for hearing your prayer. Tear up the list, put in a pan, and burn it. Take the second page and pray over it and review it each day to remind you of your commitment to fight against the sin that seeks to control you.

Prayers

  • Prayers of thanksgiving and petition
  • Journaling or silent reflection
  • “The Lord’s Prayer”
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About Darryl Willis

Darryl has been working for non-profits for over 36 years. His current work takes him to Ukraine several times a year. He has fallen in love with the country and the people. Darryl writes poetry and his work has appeared in several online and print journals.
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