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Prayer of Agreement Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by my Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 18:19) ________________________________ A Prayer To Overcome Fatigue Father, in the name of Jesus, I come before Your throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace to help in time of need. May blessing be to You, the God and Father of my Lord Jesus Christ for You have blessed me in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm! Father, fatigue is a curse, not a blessing. Jesus became a curse, and at the same time dissolved the curse. I am able to receive Your life, Your Spirit, and Your healing. Christ purchased my freedom with His very own blood, and the law of the Spirit of life which is in Christ Jesus has freed me from the law of sin and of death. Christ lives in me. Your Spirit who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in me. You, Father, are restoring to life my mortal body through Your Spirit who dwells in me. I have strength for all things in Christ who empowers me. I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses inner strength into me…I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency. You are my Light and my Salvation…whom shall I fear or dread? You are the Refuge and Stronghold of my life…of whom shall I be afraid? You, Lord, are my Shield, my Glory, and the Lifter of my head. With my voice I cry to You, and You hear and answer me out of Your holy hill. I lie down and sleep; I awaken again, and You sustain me. Father, I put on Your whole armor; and, having done all, I stand, knowing that You are watching over Your Word to perform it. Your Word will not return to You void, without producing any effect, useless, but it shall accomplish that which You please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which You sent it. Lord, You used Your servant body to carry my sins to the cross so I could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. Your wounds became my healing. I throw off the spirit of heaviness and fatigue and exchange it for a garment of praise. Thank You for the supernatural energy which You so mightily enkindle and work within me. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen. i
What is a mantle in the Bible? Although there are variations of the meaning of mantle in the Bible, the main idea is that of a covering such as a cloak or other article of clothing. In biblical times, a mantle was typically a large, loosely fitting garment made of animal skin, probably sheepskin. Several people are mentioned as wearing a mantle, including Job and Ezra. Prophets were known for wearing mantles as a sign of their calling from God (1 Kings 19:13). The prophet Samuel wore a mantle. The prophet Elijah “threw his cloak around Elisha” as a symbol of Elijah’s ministry being passed on to Elisha. The prophet’s mantle was an indication of his authority and responsibility as God’s chosen spokesman. Elisha was not confused as to what Elijah was doing; the putting on of his mantle made his election clear. Some theologians see the mantle as a symbol of the Holy Spirit. For example, in 2 Kings 2:14 Elisha takes the mantle that had “fallen” from Elijah, similar to how Jesus received the Spirit “descending” on Him at His baptism (Matt.3:16). The audible voice of God in Matthew 3:17 confirms Jesus as God’s chosen servant (Is.42:1). We see a similar “falling” of the Spirit in Acts 8:15–16 and Acts 10:44. It’s only after Elisha takes the fallen mantle that he performs miraculous works (2 Kin.2:14, 21, 24). The Holy Spirit is the Person who empowers God’s people to do God’s work. The mantle served the practical purpose of keeping people warm and protecting them from the elements. It also served a symbolic purpose, in the case of the prophets, showing they were wrapped in God’s authority. Like all imagery in the Old Testament, the mantle presents a visible representation of a New Testament principle. The mantle can be seen as a symbol of the anointing of the Holy Spirit whom God so graciously gives to all Christians, the people of His choosing.