I thank you for removing the veil from my eyes to allow me to see through Satan's deception and lies. Thank you for showing me that the debt for all my sins (past, present, and future) has been paid by Christ's death on the cross for me.
Lord, I know that Satan still comes before Your throne accusing me of my sins and failures. That being so, I pray that the only valid accusations he can make against me are these:
If I am accused of GLUTTONY, let it be because I can't get enough of feeding on Your Word.
If I am accused of GREED, let it be because I have an insatiable desire for more opportunities to serve You.
If I am accused of PRIDE, let it be because I continually boast about Your Son and the difference He has made in my life.
If I am accused of STEALING, let it be because I steal every precious moment I can to be alone with You.
If I am accused of FEARFULNESS, let it be because I'm afraid I haven't been faithful enough in sharing the Good News of the gospel with those around me.
If I am accused of STUBBORNNESS, let it be because my feet are firmly planted in the center of Your will.
If I am accused of ANGER, let it be because of my rage against Satan and the evil he causes in this world.
If I am accused of STRIFE, let it be because I'm guilty of doing everything I can, through prayer and the power of Your Holy Spirit, to thwart Satan's schemes here on earth.
If I am accused of ENVY, let it be because I long to be like those who have already been called to Your side in heaven.
But, Lord, may Satan never, ever have good reason to stand before You and accuse me of being unfaithful to You. Help me stand firm in my faith, always seeking to do Your will here on earth...'til your Kingdom come.
©1999 J M McIntosh
Last updated on 12/25/12.