Hope in Praying for Myself

I believe there are times when we need to pray for ourselves, specifically for protection from our enemies.

This has been hard for me, at times, because I think to myself,

"But I don't have any enemies! I can't think of anyone that I hate, or that hates me (that I know of anyway!), and I don't know of anyone who is trying to harm me."

How easily we forget that we all have a common enemy, Satan.

We do have to guard against him and his minions!

You may feel that you are
just not important enough for Satan to bother with you.

Oh, but you are very wrong!

As a child of God, you bear the likeness of Christ.
You will always be a target of the enemy.

May we be bold in praying protection for ourselves, as David was in the following Psalm:

Psalm 140~

1 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.

7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

There is hope in praying for deliverance from the enemy!