Breakthrough 2023 Prayer Guide
Each morning you will find a new Prayer Guide that will help facilitate a time of prayer and meditation. We encourage you to reflect, be still, and listen as you pray and read through the guides. Each guide is structured around the acronym P.R.A.Y. For more information check out this post.
May the next 14 days be marked by transformation and depth of intimacy with the Lord.
Jehovah Rapha // The Lord is My Healer
As we enter into a time of prayer and meditation, take a moment to quiet your soul. The Psalmist invites us to be still and know that He is God. Be still. Take a deep breath. Clear your mind and ask the Lord to protect your thoughts.
Pray the following prayer:
Jehovah Rapha, the Lord who is my healer, I might not have much but what I do have is a heart that beats for you. Stir up a hunger in my soul to sit in Your presence, and to taste and see that You are indeed good. Come, Holy Spirit.
In Exodus 17, this is the first time God identifies Himself as a healer. Throughout scripture God reveals Himself as a healer, and when Jesus begins His ministry, we see in the Bible that He heals many. Read the following scriptures about the death of Jesus, keeping in mind what He went through on the cross, physically and mentally.
25 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. 26 The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews. 27 They crucified two rebels with him, one on his right and one on his left.  [a] 29 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, 30 come down from the cross and save yourself!”
Matthew 27: 45
45 From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. 46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,[c] lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”)
50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split
The death of Jesus allows us to be reconnected to God. Jesus gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit so that we can dwell and encounter the Creator of all things. Jesus died on the cross, for our sins, so that we didn’t have to. He broke his body, so we didn’t have to. He offered Himself up as the ultimate sacrifice so that we might find fullness and healing in Him.
As sons and daughters, we are given permission to ask the Lord for what we need.
You are invited to ask the Lord for healing – whether that be of the body, mind, or soul. Jesus desires our healing even more than we do.
Pray the following prayer of confession:
Lord I open up my heart to you. I recognize and acknowledge my need for You to heal the hurting places of my life, whether from the past or the present. Jesus, I need you. Holy Spirit would you come? Will you heal in me any wounds I might have (whether physical or emotional)? I offer my life up to You, and welcome You to come and enter into the rooms of my heart that need Your healing hand.
It can be uncomfortable to feel the pain and hurt of sadness, anger, or even the feeling of being scared. Life, naturally, will cause us to feel these emotions. Jesus was not void of emotions, and had the full human experience of feeling emotions, without losing his connection to God. Jesus is not unfamiliar with the tension of healing that is not yet complete. His body was beaten, bruised, and bloody before God, with holes in His hands and a pierced side. He paid the price so that we might be healed and have full access to the Father.
End your time by praying the following prayer:
May the peace of the Lord Christ go with me: wherever He may send me.
May He guide me through the wilderness: protect me through the storm.
May He bring me home rejoicing at the wonders he has shown.