Anointing of God


Praise be to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. (2Corinthians 1:3-7)

Holy Spirit I come to You with the faith of what James wrote (5:14) when he tells us to anoint the sick with prayer by the elders of the church. I pray and anoint Greyson Woods, that he would be fully healed and become a testimony to the world that You still reign and do miracles in our midst. I pray for an anointing to be placed on Jim and Kayla who both are suffering from life-threatening issues. I pray for their complete healing. I also pray that Your will be done in all of this. I, and those who pray with me, pray with faith that nothing is impossible for You and that we are to ask for what is good and right. We leave the how, the when and the why in Your hands.

Holy Spirit, Your word says, “Whatever You have promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus. IN Him, this is what we proclaim and pray, the great Amen, Your yes and our yes together, gloriously evident. You affirm us, making us a sure thing in Christ, putting His Yes within us. By His Spirit He has stamped us a sure thing in eternal pledge—a sure beginning of what he is destined to complete. [2 Corinthians 1:20-22, The Message version] Now it is God who makes us to stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. [2Corinthians 1:21&22, NIV]

We have been given God’s anointing when we said yes to the gift of salvation, and we have taken it up a notch when we desire to be fully anointed in sanctification that brings our hearts into an agreement with God’s. I pray that I will learn to understand this anointing and to be covered in a way that will help me to stay in agreement with You, the Holy Spirit as I walk my journey here on the earth. Help me to understand the full strength of being under the mantle of God while I rely fully on Him to direct my path, supply my needs, and to listen to my requests. Help me to grasp that His thoughts are far above mine so when I may not appreciate the response to my prayers I will comprehend that God has my best interest in why he does what he does, or allows what he allows.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love, he predestined us to be adopted as his sons and daughters through Jesus, in accordance with His pleasure and will—to the praise of His glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment—to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ. In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. Amen, Amen! [Ephesians 1:3-14]