Illustration: Place hand weights (dumbbells) of various sizes on a table. Allow participants to pick them up and gauge the heaviest they can lift.
Now imagine all these weight connected at the ends, draped over your shoulder and trailing about three feet behind you when you walk. This is how many people live — weighed down by the cares of this world.
This is the reason for a “Casting Prayer” meeting, to cast the weight onto the Lord. The Lord led me to conduct this kind of prayer meeting recently and it was a powerful lesson learned. Here are the six prayer focuses.
#1: Cast off snares — Mark 9:45 — Cast onto the Lord the weight of your offending part.
If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into hell…
#2: Cast your life into God’s treasury — Luke 21:1-4 — Be all in! No more straddling. No more halting between two opinions. But invest all of who you are to the Father. Give Him your ALL.
And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury. And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins. And He said, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them; for they all out of their surplus put into the offering; but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on.”
#3: Cast down the stones you might throw at another — John 8:7 — Cast off the weight of unrighteous judgment by actions and intent. Cast down the stones you’re tempted to throw at another.
But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
#4: Cast (& keep casting) down imaginations — 2 Corinthians 10:5 — Cast the weight of your own mind onto the Lord. Cast reasonings and human logic.
We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ…
#5: Cast your cares — 1 Peter 5:7 — Receive the Lord’s attentions and care. He can handle the weight of anxiety.
…casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
#6: Cast your fear & terror — 1 John 4:18 — Allow God’s perfect love to complete what’s lacking in your life. Receive His love and let go of fear and terror.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
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Selah, and love to all!
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