Our thoughts are so powerful. They can make or break our days. I think Dr. Caroline Leaf had the example of our thoughts being like the audience in a huge stadium. We can zoom in with binoculars and see a specific thought so closely and overanalyze it and get obsessed about it, and forget about the 60,000 other thoughts that are also there. All it takes is to zoom out and focus on a better thought if that first one wasn’t good.
Here is the prayer for thoughts.
In the name of Jesus, I take authority over my thought life. I refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the (true) knowledge of God; and I lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed One.
With my soul I will bless the Lord with every thought and purpose in life. My mind will not wander out of the presence of God. My life shall glorify the Father – spirit, soul, and body. I take no account of the evil done to me – I pay no attention to a suffered wrong. It holds no place in my thought life. I am ever ready to believe the best of every person. I set my mind and keep it set on what is above – the higher things – not on the things that are on the earth.
Whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, I will fix my mind on them.
I have the mind of Christ, and hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart. In the name of Jesus, I will practice what I have learned and received and heard and seen in Christ and model my way of living on it, and the God of peace – of untroubled wellbeing – will be with me.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Psalm 103:1, ! Corinthians 6:20, 1 Corinthians 13: 5, 7, ! Peter 1:13, Colossians 3:2, Philippians 4:8, 1 Corinthians 2: 16, Philippians 4:9