benM - - i’m so sorry beyond words that you’re going through so much at the moment. i have been enduring similar experiences over the past year, especially recently, but tonight i found my hope, faith and trust in God restored, and i am so grateful beyond words to Him and to this community for that. this is such an incredible place to find support, hope and encouragement, and i hope and pray that it will help you as it has helped me. please know that i will definitely keep you in my constant thoughts and deepest prayers, beginning with this one - -
i lift up BenM to You now, Lord, asking that You would bless him, strengthen him against Satan and pour out Your Love upon him to encourage and comfort him through this difficult time. i pray, Lord, that he would find his strength and hope completely and forever in You alone – i pray that You would help him to find hope through the darkness he is experiencing, hope in You alone, and that You would strengthen him to overcome the lies, doubts and temptations of the devil. i pray, Lord, that You would rebuke the devil so that he lets BenM grow and mature in peace and hope and encouragement without being plagued by lies and doubts and temptations. i pray that You would strengthen BenM to completely overcome his doubts, and trust and hope in You once more in a faith stronger than ever before. i pray that You would strengthen BenM to completely overcome all temptations, to resist them completely and to grow and learn from them, growing in grace and in strength. i pray that You would protect BenM as he sleeps and dreams, that You would send Your angels to watch over him and fight the devil away from his dreams. i pray that You would lead and guide BenM closer to You, to know You more and love You even more each day, and that he would grow in his spiritual life each moment, each day, through Your incredible mercy, grace and Love. help BenM to stay strong, Lord – be his Strength and his Hope, and never let him lose faith. encourage him, comfort him, strengthen him. i pray all this, Lord, thanking You from the bottom of my heart for all the ways You have protected me from the devil as well, and strengthened me when i called out to You, and also have protected all other believers. Blessed Mother, angels and saints, i ask for your intercession as well, as i pray this completely and forever in Jesus’ mighty Name – Amen.
here is a psalm as well, BenM, that i hope and pray will help and encourage you to stay strong and remember the hope You have completely and forever in God alone:
[Psalm 91: Security Under God’s Protection]
*You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,
who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in Whom I trust.”
For He will rescue you from the snare of the fowler,
from the destroying pestilence.
With His pinions He will cover you,
and under His wings you shall take refuge;
His faithfulness is a buckler and a shield.
You shall not fear the terror of the night
nor the arrow that flies by day;
Not the pestilence that roams in darkness
nor the devastating plague at noon.
Though a thousand fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right side,
near you it shall not come.
Rather with your eyes shall you behold
and see the requittal of the wicked,
Because you have made the Lord for your refuge;
you have made the Most High your stronghold.
No evil shall befall you,
nor shall affliction come near your tent,
For to His angels He has given command about you,
that they guard you in all your ways.
Upon their hands they shall bear you up,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You shall tread upon the asp and the viper;
you shall trample down the lion and the dragon.
Because he clings to Me, I will deliver him;
I will set him on high because he acknowledges My Name.
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in distress;
I will deliver him and glorify him;
with length of days I will gratify him
and will show him My salvation.*
i would suggest praying this psalm every night before you fall asleep, to protect yourself against the dreams, and every morning when you wake up, to protect yourself against that day’s temptations and attacks. i have fought many of my own intense spiritual battles, and i know how draining, discouraging and incredibly painful they can be – but please stay strong, please take care of yourself and please don’t lose faith. i hope and pray that this psalm will help you, and that i have helped you in at least some small way. please update us and let us know how you’re doing, okay? God bless you.
in the peace and love of Christ,