Write your legal prayer petitions

Prepare to appear before the Court of Heaven.

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June 20, 2024

Hi All,

Happy you’re in the mix.

Something I’m thinking about … REALITY is tough, unyielding stuff. It really doesn’t care what you think or feel about it. Deny it, and all you can do is lie.

We’re questing to elevate our Christ-following, understand the times, and strongly impact our circles of influence for THE King.

This week:

> Kingdom dynamic: authority of writing our prayer petitions
> Higher thoughts: real love, consecrate details, saner moments
> Word wealth: name
> Health: Magnesium for better thinking
> And more

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Write your legal prayer petitions

This is the 3rd in a 3-part mini-series on Legal Prayer. See part 1 and part 2.

The authority of writing our prayer petitions

There is dynamism in writing. Research is now showing that writing out your goals improves the likelihood you will achieve them. Don’t just keep them in your thoughts.

What if we were to write our Prayer Claims and Affirmations of Faith? Writing anchors things and gives power to our heart desires.

Possibly use index cards. I recently purchased a pack of 4 x 6 index cards of various colors. I will write Prayer Claims with supporting scripture and affirmations of faith on these cards.

I want to become organized and absolute in my prayer life. The approach is to target areas of need and aspiration.

These will be Prayer Claims I’ll consistently bring before the Throne of Grace. Jesus said God the Father will speedily issue justice for those who cry to him night and day.

I believe the Lord will respond to our resolve.

You may want to use a journal for this. You could use an app, but I encourage you to write your Prayer Claims. There’s something about the physical act of writing.

What you could do is snap pics of your cards and drop them into a file in Evernote or another app.

You can then access your Prayer Claims on your phone wherever you are and invest a few moments in prayer — lunch break, waiting for someone, etc.

Prayer is cumulative. It builds, reaching critical mass.

I plan to be serious about it. Even more than if I was preparing to appear before an earthly court. And I’m excited to see what may happen with a new prayer initiative. Prayer is limitless!

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Higher thoughts

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Real love: Theologian Thomas Aquinas (1225-11274) defined love in his 13th century work Summa Theologica. This could make the world go ‘round: “To love is to will the good of another.”

Wall of fire: Pray a “wall of fire” around things. Consecrate the details. Get out in front of things in prayer. You’ll see. Zechariah 2.5

Your saner moments: Make strong decisions. Build momentum. Stay with what you decide in your saner moments. Because it will be contested. (John Eldredge)



In the Old Testament, "Name" (Hebrew: shem) appears over 800 times, meaning character, renown, memorial, fame, and name. Its most significant use is in "The name (shem) of the Lord." Abbreviated as hashem, this term is often used in Judaic tradition for Yahweh.

God values identity, honor, and naming highly. He frequently renamed individuals in Scripture to reflect their true purpose. We are commanded not to take God's name in vain, meaning we should never misrepresent His identity, character, or purpose.

Negative thoughts holding you back? You can put a stop to it.

Bruce Colbert is an insightful friend who reads the Smart Edit. You’ll want to take a look at his new book! Not your typical read on this topic.

  • Tap into the power of Heart Intelligence.

  • Act on a proven six-step process for changing thought patterns.

The most progressive person

C.S. Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He is best known as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, including Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

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Magnesium for better thinking

Did you know that 75% of people worldwide lack enough magnesium? This vital mineral is needed for over 300 biological processes, making it essential for every organ in your body.

From your heart and brain to your nerves, magnesium plays a crucial role.

When you're stressed or struggling to think clearly, you use up more magnesium. Getting enough can improve your sleep and overall health.

There are various ways to take magnesium. If you can only choose one, go for a topical, skin-based magnesium. If you have a second choice, opt for a slow-release magnesium.

Adapted from Bruce Colbert’s new book, “Stop Negative Thoughts.” See above to your copy.

Covenants and prayers never die.

Here’s the concept: we pray and reaffirm the founding covenants and prayers of America. There’s real, legal authority in that. To God, covenants and prayers never die.

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