Spiritual exercises

Create your own Affirmations or Schussgebete.

Affirmation or Schussgebete are short prayers that are easy to remember. You may pray them whenever and in all circumstances. The name Schussgebet comes from German, and means shooting, comparing prayer with the shooting of an arrow towards its target.

Your exercise is to find a verse from the Bible, and change it into a short prayer or affirmation.

An example:

You read Romans 8.38-39:

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

You ponder on the verse and its promise for your life, and may end up with this affirmation:

No power on earth
can separate me from the love of God
that is in Christ Jesus.
God, I thank you!

Here are some suggestions for some relevant verses, but you may find your own:

Matthew 11.28

Matthew 28.18,20

John 3.16-17

John 8.12

John 14.1-2

Philippians 4.6-7

1. John 1.9
1. John 4.9-10
1. Peter 1.3