Praying the Cross of Christ
Used with permission from our friends at Ransomed Heart
“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world” (Gal. 6:14).
The Greek word here for “the world” we are crucified to is kosmos. It is quite an encompassing term, including all the inhabitants of the earth; mankind; the human race. It also refers to the ungodly; the mass of mankind alienated from God. You are crucified to that controlling mother, or angry boss; you are crucified to that church holding to arrogant sin or false humility.
You will therefore find it very helpful to bring the cross of Christ between you and others, especially when you feel their warfare is trying to jump on you, or, in cases of unhealthy emotional and spiritual ties:
I bring the cross of my Lord Jesus Christ between me and ____. I have been crucified to ___ and they have been crucified to me. By the cross I break all unhealthy ties and every unholy bond with ___. I command their sin, warfare, and corruption back to the throne of Christ over their life, and I forbid it to transfer to me, in Jesus’ name. I allow only the love of God, the Spirit of God, and the kingdom of God between us. In Jesus’ mighty name, and by his authority.
The beauty is, the cross never prevents love from passing between us, never prevents the Spirit of God from coming between us. The cross only cuts off unhealthy things, so there is never any fear in bringing it between you and the kosmos.
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