Carol Rucci in her book “Fight the Good Fight” gave us this powerful way to come into understanding and belief of our identity in Christ and it is a good practice to read and re-read scriptures as prayers on a daily basis:
Father God, in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, I speak and I believe that as You say in Isaiah 55:11,, Your Word is truth and shall not return void but shall prosper where it is sent. I praise and thank You that You say in 2Corinthians 5:7 that I can walk by faith and not by sight. Therefore I boldly and confidently speak Your Word now.
TAKING YOUR STAND IN JESUS
I praise and thank you Father that You say in 1John 4:2 that Jesus Christ is Lord and is come in the flesh and is alive in me. I praise and thank You Father that Your Word says in Psalms 107:2, I am redeemed out of the hand of the enemy and I say so. I praise and thank You that in 1John 4:4 it says that greater is He Who is in me than he who is in the world.
RECOGNIZING THE ENEMY
I praise and thank You Father, that 2Corinthians 10:3-4 says that though we walk in the flesh we do not war after the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but they are mighty though God to the pulling down of strongholds. I praise and thank You Father, that in John 10:10 it says that though the thief has come to steal, to kill and to destroy, Jesus is come that we might have life and that we might have it more abundantly.
KNOWING YOUR POWER IN JESUS
I praise and thank You Father, that Ephesians 6:10 teaches us to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. I praise and thank You Father that Luke 10:19 says that You have given us the power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and that nothing shall by any means hurt us. I praise and thank You Father that Psalms 144:1 says that You are our strength, that You have taught our hands to war and our fingers to fight; that Your are our goodness, our fortress, our high tower, our deliverer, and our shield and His in Whom we trust.
KNOWING YOUR HEAVENLY WEAPONRY
I praise and thank You Father that Isaiah 54:17 says no weapon that is formed against us shall prosper. Father, in Ephesians 6:11-17 You have instructed us to put on the whole armor of God that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil Therefore, in Jesus’ Name we gird our loins with Truth, put on the breastplate of righteousness, shod our feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace, put on the shield of faith and the helmet of salvation and finally that we take the Sword fo the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and pray with all supplication in the Spirit for all saints so that we are prepared to go forth in the mighty name of Jesus to tread on and slay the enemy.
KNOWING YOUR POSITION IN JESUS
I praise and thank You Father that Ephesians 1:20-22 says that we are seated ihn heavenly places through Christ Jesus, far above all principalities, powers, might, dominion and every name that is named both in the world and that which is to come and that You have put all things underneath our feet through Jesus.
I praise and thank You Father that Psalms 60:12 says through our God we shall do valiantly, it is He that shall tread down our enemies. I praise and thank You Father that Romans 8:37 says in all things we are more than conquerors, through Christ Jesus. I praise and thank You Father, that 2Corinthians 10:5 tells us to bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. I praise and thank You Father that James 4:7 says we are to submit ourselves unto God and resist the devil and he will flee from us. I praise and thank You Father that in Romans 8:28 You say all things work together for good for those who love the Lord and who are call according to His purposes. I praise and thank You Father that 1Corinthians 15:57 says You have given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
BELIEVING GOD’S PROMISES AND AGREEING WITH HIS WORD
Father, Romans 4:17 teaches us to call things that be not as though they were, I praise and thank you Father that 2Corinthians 5:7 says that we walk by faith and not by sight. Therefore, I praise and thank you Father and I SPEAK AND AGREE WITH YOUR WORD in 1Corinthians 7:14 says that my family is sanctified and made holy because of my belief in You. I praise and thank You that 1Timothy 2:4 says my family is saved and has come into the knowledge of the truth. I praise and thank You Father, that Ephesians 1:17-18 tells me that my family has the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus, that the eyes of their understanding are enlightened, that they know the hope of their calling through Christ Jesus. I praise and thank You that 2Timothy 1:7 teaches us that we have not been given the spirit of fear but we have been given a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. I praise and thank You father that Colossians 1:13 says my family has been delivered from the power of darkness and has been translated into the kingdom of Your dear Son, Jesus. I praise and thank You Father, that Acts 16:31 tells us that because of our belief in the Lord Jesus Christ, we and our house shall be saved. I praise and thank You Father, that in Isaiah 44:3b says that You promise to pour out Your Spirit upon our seed and Your blessing upon our offspring and that Acts 2:39 says that this promise is unto us and to our children and to all that are afar off.
I praise and thank You Father, that Ephesians 3:16 says we have been strengthened with might by Your Spirit in our inner man. I praise and thank You Father God, that 2 Corinthians 9:8 says You are abler to make all grace abound towards us that we always having all sufficiency in all things nay abound to every good work. I praise and thank You Father that Psalms 84:11 says no good thing will you withhold from them that walk uprightly. I thank You the Ephesians 3:20 says You are able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we could ever ask or think.
I praise and thank You Father that Hebrews 13:8 says Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever and that it says in Philippians 2:9-11 You have given Your beloved Son, Jesus, a Name above all names and that at the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the Glory of God the Father. Amen.