CHARISMA DAILY DEVOTIONAL
WEDNESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2020
DISTRACTIONS IN PRAYER
Scriptural Reading: Luke 9:28
Distractions hinder the flow of prayer. They come in different forms. Our environment, the time of prayer, the place of prayer, the things troubling us and the kind of prayers we say are factors that can affect our prayers. Praying in a noisy place or at a time when we have fixed other programs can make us pray poorly. A sister complained that she always fell asleep whenever she is doing her night prayers and each time, she would rebuke the demon of sleep sent to distract her. As we discussed further, I realized that her time for night prayers was always late. When she changed the time, she was able to pray better.
Jesus always went to the hills and lonely places to pray very early in the morning (matt14:23). To avoid distractions in prayer, we too need to go to well-located places to pray. Praying with the scriptures and being focused may also help.
What is majorly the cause of distraction during my prayers?
STRATEGIC PRAYER POINTS:
1. Pray against every spirit of distractions in prayers
2. Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you how best to pray
3. Ask for the grace to always be attentive and focused while praying
4. Pray for the leaders of the Church for the grace of humility in service
5. Pay now against the spread of coronavirus pandemic
6. Say the prayers to St. Michael and St. Jude in pages 101 and 103
7. Present your private intentions to God
8. Say your daily prophetic prayers.
DAILY PROPHETIC PRAYERS
Oh Lord God of power and might we praise and thank you for your goodness and mercy in my life. I acknowledge that you are the only one true God and the Almighty who can do all things, who knows all things and who is everywhere at the same time.
I beseech you, Lord, to show me your mercy and forgiveness, I have sinned against you through my thoughts, words, and actions. Through your sacrificial death on the cross, I receive mercy and boldness to approach your throne of grace.
Let the precious blood of Jesus wash me and make me whiter than snow. Heal me oh Lord by your wounds that I may be restored.
I receive your Grace to rise above every limitation.
I receive your Grace to move from Glory to Glory. I proclaim my total freedom in the mighty name of Jesus.
I shall testify the goodness of God in the land of the living in the most powerful name of Jesus.
I shall not die but live to declare the goodness of God, I shall not be put to shame for the Lord is by my side. I shall glorify the Lord all the days of my life.
PRAYER TO ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL AGAINST THE FORCES BEHIND COVID - 19.
Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebukes him, we humbly pray, and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
WE PRAY WITH ST JUDE THE PATRON OF DIFFICULT CASES AGAINST THE SPREAD OF CORONA VIRUS
O most holy apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honoureth and invoketh thee universally, as the patron of hopeless cases and things almost despaired of.
Pray for me, who am so miserable. Make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded to thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of.
Come to mine assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolation and succour of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly...
(insert your prayer request here, especially the menace of COVID - 19 Pandemic)
...and that I may praise God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity.
I promise thee, O blessed Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour, to always honour thee as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to thee. Amen.