So, I have a court hearing tomorrow. In exactly 24 hours, to be precise. And the events of this past year will finally come to a close so I can move on. I’ve had Exodus 14:13-14 on repeat in my head, along with several other verses, as I try to focus on what God has done for me in the past year so I can trust in what He will do now and going forward.
When I got to work this morning, a dear friend and co-worker had left this prayer in my mailbox. It was exactly what I needed to hear today. It is from Kenneth Copeland Ministries and can be printed out here.
Father, I ask You to help me as I face this legal battle. I thank You for being a very present help in time of trouble. I open my heart to the Holy Spirit to reveal any of my own disobedience in this matter so that I may repent and receive Your forgiveness. Deliver me from hate and revenge.
In the Name of Jesus, I ask You to cause truth to prevail. I pray that You will protect me from lying tongues and deceitful lips. I believe and declare that no weapon formed against me will prosper, and any tongue unjustly rising against me will be shown to be wrong. I will dwell in Your secret place, which hides me from the strife of tongues. I pray that You will stop false witnesses that speak against me and cause them to be caught in their own trap. Help me as I reply in defense. Let Your Spirit give me the words to say when I need them.
By an act of my will, I refuse to fear, and I cast down any imagination that tries to exalt itself above the knowledge of You and Your love.
In the Name of Jesus, I now cast the care of this court case upon You. I resist anxiety, and I receive calmness and peace. I believe that Your Favor and the favor of man will surround me like a shield.
Your Word says You will perfect that which concerns me, so I make a conscious decision to receive Your perfected end. I give You all the glory for all that will be accomplished, and I will testify of Your goodness. Amen.