My Spiritual Battle Prayer

In you, Lord my God,
    I put my trust.

I trust in you;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one who hopes in you
    will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
    who are treacherous without cause.

-Psalm 25:1-3, NIV


When I was struggling the most, I chose these three verses as my prayer to the Lord. I chose to pray and believe them in faith even while it felt like the treacherous ones were winning. I lifted these three verses up to the Lord as I stared at the printed text posted to my bathroom mirror each morning and evening. The truth gave me strength.

Now, I can look back and see that I indeed was not put to shame but rather those who acted treacherously. They were silenced. And most have slunk back into the darkness unwilling to face the truth of what happened and their shame. The truth won. Even my ex-wife’s more recent attack of me via legal nasty-grams was silenced by the truth of her shameful deed. My point in this: God is more than worthy to be trusted.

Plead to the highest court. Remind God that you are here and trust Him. Tell Him your pain and call for His justice to come to your relief. King David does that here and clearly this is acceptable behavior for God’s children. Appeal to God’s good character. Tell Him your needs.

I say this while understanding that one might be trusting in faith for a much longer time than I. We do not dictate God’s timing.

He is God, after all.

However, I would encourage you if you feel yourself overwhelmed by the injustice and treachery to turn to the Lord. Pray these verses as your own. Memorize them. When you are feeling like injustice is going to win, recite them as a prayer. These words will help to remind you of the truth regarding God’s good character. It may not feel like God is worthy of trust in the moment. But I am here to testify to the truth:

He is!

1 thought on “My Spiritual Battle Prayer”

  1. I wish there were an easier route through this pain, but I know God’s path is best. I was told by a friend to be grateful I don’t bury myself in alcohol.
    Turning to Jesus has been a blessing. I love the light and truth I feel when I pray… And have I ever prayed. First for a reconciliation miracle, then for direction and sanity, now for my little ones and basic survival.
    This might be slightly off topic, but I will share it bc I have five children & I wish that I could handle life like this man (Wild Bill):

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