Posts tagged ‘idolatry’

April 28, 2016

Idolatry

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I got this quote below from a good article about Idolatry. I felt the need to post this because of the power and essence of what it said. The way it was worded so eloquently I had to share it with you. Excerpt taken  from this link: http://www.christianunion.org/publications/christian-union-the-magazine/past-issues/fall-2015/1245-idolatry-and-sexual-immorality

Richard Keyes provides a useful psychological description of how idolatry actually functions in our lives:

“At the most basic level, idols are what we make out of the evidence for God within ourselves and in the world—if we do not want to face the face of God Himself in His majesty and holiness.  Rather than look to the Creator and have to deal with His lordship, we orient our lives toward the creation, where we can be more free to control and shape our lives in our desired directions…since we were made to relate to God, but do not want to face Him, we forever inflate things in this world to religious proportions to fill the vacuum left by God’s exclusion…An idol is something within creation that is inflated to function as a substitute for God.”

 

July 2, 2009

Forgiveness of Sin Prayer

Heavenly Father, I (we) pray for myself (ourselves) _____, _____, _____, and _____. I (we) ask You to forgive me (us) for all of my (our) sins, iniquities, trespasses, transgressions, sins of commission, sins of omission, unknown sins or hidden sins according to Psalms 19:12 and specifically any sins of doubt, unbelief, distrust, not abiding in You Lord Jesus and not letting Your Word abide in each of us at all times. Any strife, bitterness and anger. Forgive us for having other gods before you, making or buying images, bowing down or serving images. For taking your Name in vain, for not observing and keeping Holy the Sabbath Day, for not honoring our fathers and mothers, murder, adultry, stealing, bearing false witness, coveting our neighbor’s spouse, house, land, donkeys, or anything else that is our neighbors, for not loving you with all of our heart, strength, mind, soul, love, and obedience, for not loving our neighbor as ourselves, for not loving ourselves, for entering into unrighteous agreements, hypocrisy, intolerance, intentional sin, willful sin, unforgiveness, ungratefulness, deception, desires of this world, disbelief, disdain, disobedience, dissension, division, egoism, envy, false burdens, fantasy lust, fears, fornication, fretting, giving offense, gossip, greed, guilt, hard heartedness, heaviness, hate, haughtiness, idolatry, impatience, indifferences, intimidation, irritation, jealousy, judgmental, laboring, lasciviousness, legalism, lust, lust of the eye, lust of the flesh, lust of the mind, lying, manipulation, misbelieve, plotting, presumption, pride, provoking, railing, rebellion, resentment, restlessness, rigidity, rudeness, sexual idolatry, sexual immorality, sexual impurity, sexual perversion, selfishness, self-centeredness, self-righteousness, self-criticalness, self-analysis, self-pity, shame, slander, stiff necked, struggling, taking offense, tension, uncleanness, undermining, un-submissiveness, vanity, worry, worldly, wickedness, witchcraft, mischief, perfectionism, frustrations, addictions, dependencies, murmuring, complaining, petulance, all unrighteousness, etc, etc, etc. (Please see the “Sin List” on page 42 and ask God’s forgiveness for any other sins that may apply to you). Heavenly Father, I ask You to forgive me (us) and each person that I (we) pray for; for all my (our) sins, iniquities, trespasses, and transgressions and to cover each of our sins, transgressions, iniquities, and trespasses with the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, I (we) repent for all my (our) sins. I (we) ask You to cleanse each of us of all unrighteousness according to 1 John 1:9. I (we) ask You to do this according to John 14:14 in the Name of the Lord Christ Jesus of Nazareth. Heavenly Father I receive my forgiveness now. To God be the Glory. Amen!

Heavenly Father, I (we) worship You and give You praise and glory and honor. I (we) recognize that You are worthy to receive all glory and honor and praise. I (we) renew my (our) allegiance to You and pray that Your Holy Spirit would help me (us) in my (our) time of prayer. I am (we are) thankful, Heavenly Father that You have loved me (us) from past eternity and that You sent the Lord Christ Jesus into the world to die as my (our) substitute. I am (we are) thankful that the Lord Christ Jesus came as my (our) Savior and through Him You have completely forgiven me (us) and You have assumed all responsibility for me (us). You have given me (us) the perfect righteousness of the Lord Christ Jesus. Heavenly Father, I (we) thank You that I am (we are) justified, sanctified, redeemed, delivered, and healed through the precious Blood of Your Son, the Lord Christ Jesus of Nazareth. I am (we are) thankful that my (our) sins have been cleansed through the precious Blood of Christ Jesus. Amen!

taken from: christian word ministries