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Prayer Strategy #9 – Hurts

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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Salem United Methodist
1200 S Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

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Unforgiveness is a strategy designed to cripple your prayers and your power to stand against the enemy. By dealing with our past hurts, we can turn bitterness into forgiveness.

Key Scriptures: Matthew 6:12-14; 18:21-35, Ezekiel 36:26, Galatians 5:1 (MSG) 

Forgiveness is so much easier to say than do.

“If I were your enemy, I’d use every opportunity to bring old wounds to mind, as well as the people, events, and circumstances that caused them. I’d try to ensure that your heart was hardened with anger and bitterness. Shackled through unforgiveness. ”

— Fervent By Priscilla Shirer

Key Points:

“When galvanized with the living truth of God’s Word, fervent prayer is the bucket that can dip down  into the reserves of God’s strength and pull up all the resolve you need for releasing other people  from what they owe you. ”

— Fervent By Priscilla Shirer

Forgiveness can be hard. Really hard. Especially when the hurt runs so deep. But forgiveness is God’s command. 

God wants us to be FREE. Free from the anger and bitterness that comes with being hurt. He wants our hearts to be overflowing with love, grace, and forgiveness.  We can truly forgive with God’s help.

 

Group Discussion Questions:

  • Is there pain in your life that you need to be free of?
  • When it comes to your life, are there areas where God is calling you to forgive?
  • Make a list of all the hurts & un-forgiveness you have in your heart.

 

Prayer Strategy

Write Your Prayer: Use your prayer cards and write a prayer asking God to heal you of your hurts!

Here are some scriptures you might consider adding into your prayer strategy for your hurts:    

  • Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. Mark 11:25
  • Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. Eph. 4:31-32
  • Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. “But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Rom. 12:19-21
  • As those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Col. 3:12-13

What’s on your heart?

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