Monday, July 18, 2011

A Prayer for Monday, July 18, 2011

“Tying Up the Strong Man”

Empower us, Lord, to join in your work of tying up the strong man, of limiting the influence and actions of the Evil One. Help us to live in the ways of Jesus—the ways of love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness—rather than in the ways of the Evil One—the ways of hate, legalism, revenge, and unforgiveness.

Empower us, Lord, to join in your work of plundering the strong man’s property, of helping people to find their way to the expansive and eternal life that can be theirs in you and away from the limiting and limited life that is theirs in him.

Empower us, Lord, to join in your good work of overcoming evil with good.


“Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property, without first tying up the strong man? Then indeed the house can be plundered.”(Matthew 12:29)

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