For many years, it never occurred to me that a number of my experiences were as a result of negative words and confessions that I myself spoke. Being ignorant of the word of God, it was easy for me to cast the blame on others, even more so to blame our adversary, the devil. But once I learned differently, I had to repent and now make it a part of my everyday life to quickly counteract any negative confessions that I spoke with prayer and scripture.
Although repentance prayer for speaking negative words over our own life is not a prayer that most matured Christians may feel they need to pray, I feel that it is a very important prayer and one that needs to be prayed from time to time.
The Bible declares that the prayers of the righteous are powerful, effective and unstoppable by Satan. However, Satan is very shrewd in an attempt to hinder our prayers. He knows that there is nothing that blocks our prayers, stunts our spiritual growth and denies our intimacy with God like the sins we commit with our mouth.
This is something we take for granted, and we can go countless days, weeks and months without repenting of the contrary words we spoke, because it seems like the ‘norm’ and ‘everyone one else does it.’ But know that our mouths are our weapons of war against Satan and prayer is the cannon by which he can be destroyed. However, if he can be successful in stopping our weapons through the negative things that we speak, he can prevail against us.
THOSE WHO SUFFERED
Many of the children of Israel that came out of Egypt, spent their entire lives in the wilderness because they could not control their tongues, and, for the constant murmuring and complaining against God, and their leader, Moses some even died in the wilderness. We can also spend much time in the wilderness journey of life, rather than reaping the blessings of the spiritual promised land when we allow the devil to manifest himself in our lives through negative speaking.
My encouragement today is whether you have knowingly or willfully sinned with your mouth or not, I suggest that you pray this prayer at least one per week, thereby keeping your weapon clean and highly effective against the works of darkness.
Father your word says we must give an account of every idle word that we have spoken from our mouth. I ask therefore that you would forgive me for speaking lies, for gossiping, backbiting, murmuring and for complaining. Forgive me for every idle word that I have spoken against my pastor, my church, family, relatives, friends, co-workers, associates, others around me now and those in times past.
I also ask for your forgiveness for every word that I’ve spoken of doubt, fear and unbelief regarding your word and your ability to manifest what you have promised in my life. Your word says that if I would confess my sins, that you are faithful and just to forgive me and the blood of Christ shall cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I confess and repent of them now. Cleanse me with the blood of Jesus. Cleanse my heart and keep me from allowing them to take root in me.
I ask from this day forth that you would help me – that the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart would be acceptable in your sight. Let the words I speak have your approval. I also pray that you let the thoughts that I receive and conceive in my heart be approved by our Spirit. I thank you for your mercy and grace, amen.