A Prayer for Breakthrough (and a Brake)

Do you ever feel like shouting at God “Give me a break!” when life throws yet one more problem at you?  I know I have. And I’ve got a prayer just for that!

My fiance’ Mike belongs to a prayer group at work and he wrote the prayer below for its members. It blessed me so much that I wanted to share it with you. I hope it helps you starts your week off right and prepare you for the breakthrough that God will surely send your way!


Once more and again we come before you a humble people because we recognize your awesome power and loving nature.

We are asking for you to continue to bear us up and help us to glorify you in our natural body so that others may come to recognize how magnificent you are.  Help us to not sin against you and most certainly we ask that you forgive us of our sins.

We have read in Genesis 32 where Jacob wrestled with the Angel for a blessing and protection as he believed his brother was hot on his heel and wanted to kill him for the evil he did against his brother.

You knew he could not prevent you from leaving but it appeared as though you wanted to see if he really wanted you and the blessing so you touched the hollow of his thigh and knocked it out of joint since Jacob was so persistent.

In other words Father, you gave Jacob a “BREAK”!  We are persistent and we are asking for a break from you Father.  We know that we shall heal stronger from your break. We are asking for a break from our labor but for a moment just so that we can exhale.  We are asking for a break-through our obstacles.

We ask for a “Brake” for our loved ones to help them “STOP” the downward spiral.  To aid them in stopping the train wreck in which they may be heading for.  Help and strengthen us to be the “Brakeman” in our family and at our jobs.  We need a break Father, yes we need a brake.

You know what type of break/brake we need.

  • Break-up (the evil plans the enemy have for us)
  • Break-out (of our slump and funk)
  • Break-down (from pride)
  • Break-through (barriers)
  • Break-away (from our problems)
  • Break-in to praise unto you O’Lord
  • Brake hard long enough to see your salvation.

And when it is all said and done we shall Break-Dance unto your goodness for you are Good all the time and all the time you are good!

We do trust and love you Father!


–Mike Taylor


Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Creator of the Take Back Your Temple program

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About the author 

Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly Taylor is a certified Christian life coach and has a heart to help others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds as a result of implementing techniques to overcome emotional eating and binge eating disorder.

Kim is the author of "The Take Back Your Temple Program," which teaches Christians how to take control of their weight God's way and the books "The Weight Loss Scriptures" and "The Weight Loss Prayers."

Kim has been featured in Prevention Magazine, Charisma Magazine and on CBN’s 'The 700 Club' television program.

  • Hi Kim- I am stuck on Day 16 . I get in front of the mirror and all these old nasty emotions come up around all sorts of things. What do I do ? How do I go thru these nasty feelings? For Example, I was a small child, when my dad walked in the door ,my mother would start screaming and the screaming continued thru dinner and sometimes beyond. If somebody spilled their milk , the screaming got worse. She screamed and screamed clean your plate. As a child ,I thought if I cleaned my plate then she will stop screaming and she would like me.Now this comes up !! Help, how do I make this go away ? What can I do ,pray and say ? I have forgiven her umpteen times but not to her face she wouldn’t understand.

    • Hi Catherine,

      Repeat this scripture out loud because it is your prescription to overcome your past negative programming: “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).

      Right now, those negative emotions are still coming up because you have a stronghold in your mind that is still controlled by the way your mother taught you to view yourself and deal with life. It was understandable as a child because that was all you knew. But now that you are an adult, you have a choice. You can choose to reject your mother’s way of thinking and renew your mind to what God says about you and ordering your life in a way that glorifies and honors him. What will you choose?

      In the scripture, it tells you to bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. So here is how you can make this practical. Let’s say that right now you are faced with a plate of food and the thought “If I clean my plate, my mother will like me” comes up. Think about it. Is that true?

      You take that thought captive immediately because you don’t want to live a life based on lies.

      Cast that lie down by challenging it: “No, that is a lie. My cleaning my plate has nothing to do with whether my mother likes me or not. I can’t control what she does. I can only control myself. I choose to elevate God’s influence in my life so that I can live in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control (Galatians 5:22-23). I choose to glorify God in my body and spirit because they belong to him (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)”.

      The only way to renew your mind is with the Word of God – every day. Many people think that when they give their life to Christ, their minds are automatically renewed. But they aren’t – we have to consciously do that work.

      So keep showing up in front of the mirror and confront those negative emotions. I suggest studying Matthew 4:1-11 also and you will see how Jesus used the word to defeat the enemy. The same power that raised Christ from the dead lives in you as well. But it is up to you to develop it and use it.

      God bless you!

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