“Always pray and never give up”
Native Indian and Tribal People Prayer Focus
June 19th through the 25th, 2017
Day 5: Breaking Lies
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
“Believing the truth breaks the lies”
Breaking lies is the core of Prayer For Freedom and the work we do in fighting slavery. This is where real and lasting change happens in a person’s life. Receiving Jesus is the beginning but knowing what that means in our thoughts and lives is another story. Becoming who we are called to be through understanding we are Children.
I believe the lies are what keep so many victims of slavery enslaved. They have been deceived into believing they wanted this life, or somehow deserved it because of one small choice. Does that sound familiar? Believing a lie about yourself? I know for me it was very familiar.
This is also true of children who grow up in abuse. The abuse becomes so familiar to them they don’t even realize that it’s abuse. Then generation after generation the lie becomes the reality and a stronghold of abuse becomes the family history.
Good news though, “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.”
Through Jesus the power of lies is broken off then we know who we are in Christ Jesus. In the Bible we find out our identity and inheritance. All we have to do is receive the truth.
Reflection: Holy Spirit show me any lie that I believe about myself?
Personal Prayer: Father, forgive me for agreeing with the lie of ___________. I ask your Holy Spirit to show me the truth. I choose to believe this truth about myself.
Practical Change: Find two scriptures in the Bible you can declare over your life. Write them down somewhere and take time to proclaim them daily. And whenever your mind or the enemy starts speaking those lies over you, say the scriptures.
Prayers for Change:Father, help those who have fallen victim to slavery to recognize the lies of their traffickers. Establish in their hearts the truth about who they are in Christ Jesus. Holy Spirit reveal the truth through visions and dreams to Native Indian and Tribal people about Jesus Christ being their Savior. We proclaim John 17:17 over their lives, In Jesus Name.
(The lies that survivors believe about themselves become the invisible chains of slavery. I remember hearing one pimp say he could walk into the mail and see the girls he knew he could trick into slavery. “They were look’in down. They didn’t think noth’in bout themselves. When I saw that I knew she was gonna be my (bad name-girl).”