Prayer Strategy #3 – Identity
Step 1. Watch This Week’s Video by Priscilla
Step 2. Review the Lesson Below
Step 3. Join the Group Discussion
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As Priscilla says in the book, “Fervent prayer keeps your true identity in focus. It reminds us of who we really are and taps into the power we really have in Christ.” This helps us to see just how important it is to pray for our identity.
When we start to believe the lies of the enemy, we stop believing who we are in Christ.
“If I were your enemy, I’d devalue your strength and magnify your insecurities until they dominate how you see yourself, disabling and disarming you from fighting back, from being free, from being who God has created you to be. I’d work hard to ensure that you never realize what God has given you so you’ll doubt the power of God within you. ”
— Fervent By Priscilla Shirer
Key Scriptures: Ephesians 1:1-23, 2:1-10
“The farther he can separate your practical reality from your true, living reality, he can wedge himself into the space between the two and short circuit the free-flowing effectiveness of your influence as a wife, mom, a friend, a daughter, a sister — all the relationships where God has placed you to be a light of His grace, His power, His love, His well-placed confidence. ”
— Fervent By Priscilla Shirer
Our Identity in Christ
Through prayer we are able to gain clarity and the ability to have clear eyes to see situations as they really are rather than how it seems to appear. Equipped with prayer, we are able to see ourselves as we really are as opposed to the lie the enemy has convinced us is our identity.
When we meditate on God’s promises of who we are from scripture and combine it with prayer, we will begin to see our thoughts about ourselves transform and align with God’s thoughts about us.
Then enemy tricks us into focusing on our flaws and weaknesses, making it difficult for us to see the whole picture of who we are. He uses this tactic to blind us to our true identity. Prayer opens our eyes so we can see the entire picture of who God created us to be.
Group Discussion Questions:
We all have times where we doubt our value or importance. We struggle with our identity of who we are and what is our purpose.
- What are some of the attributes of who we are in Christ?
- What lies you have allowed yourself to believe about who you are?
Write Your Prayer: Use your prayer cards and write a prayer asking God to give you clarity regarding your identity!
Here are some scriptures you might consider adding into your prayer strategy for your identity:
- I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ unto good works. Ephesians 2:10
- I am a joint heir with Christ. Romans 8:17
- I am part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people. 1 Peter 2:9
- I am forgiven of all my sins and washed in the Blood. Ephesians 1:7
- I am firmly rooted, built up, established in my faith and overflowing with gratitude. Colossians 2:7
- I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved. Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4
- I am loved. 1 John 4:10
- Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me. Isaiah 49:16
- You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possessions, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9
What’s on your heart?
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