Daily Prayer

Remember to set your mind on the things of the spirit, not on the flesh. This prayer card is quite helpful and it’s pretty simple using this card – and effective for the tearing down of strongholds, for turning your spirit to the victory in Christ, to aligning your heart, mind, spirit to the Word of God.

  • Daily prayer of submission to Jesus as Lord, to God’s will for your life, is required for growth and to experience the victory of Grace
    • Read Daily Prayer of Submission
    • Read Daily Prayer to put on the Armor of God
    • Read Daily Binding and loosing
  • Daily Exam (Submit / Confess / Repent)
    • Prayer of confession and repentance
    • Rebuke the enemy: Declaration
    • Prayer of consecration: Cleansing
  • Remember: You are not fighting a power struggle, you are seeking a truth encounter
  • Pray the verses to declare the scriptures in your life
    • It is written in Christ that I am…
  • Sing a song of worship
  • Sing a song of praise
Remember to set your mind on the things of the spirit, not on the flesh. This prayer card is quite helpful and it's pretty simple using this card - and effective for the tearing down of strongholds, for turning your spirit to the victory in Christ, to aligning your heart, mind, spirit to the Word of God.

Submit Therefore to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7

Daily Prayer of Submission:  Heavenly Father, I surrender to You control of my intellect, emotions, will, and body.  I invite You to be the Lord of my life in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Psalm 143:8

Daily Prayer to put on the armor of God: Lord, I put on your provision of Armor; the belt of truth; the breastplate of righteousness, feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit. Ephesians 6:10-17

Daily Keys of binding and loosing: Thank you, Lord, that right now I can bind the Blood of Jesus over me, bind myself to the truth of your Word, bind my heart and mind to You, Jesus, and bind my will and purposes to You, Father God, for this day and all eternity.

Isaiah 11:2 (7-Fold Spirit; Mind of Christ) Revelation 5:6

Thank you that I can loose Satan’s influence over every part of my body, soul and spirit.  I loose, crush, smash and destroy every evil device Satan may try to bring into my sphere of influence during this day.  I bind and loose these things in the precious name of Jesus Christ, who has given me the keys to do so. Matthew 16:16-19

Daily Exam: Psalm 139:23,24

If you have given ground to the enemy, submit/confess/repent of the sin.

Prayer of confession and repentance: Father, I come to You in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.  I have given place to the spirits of _________.  They are not from you and I do not want them in my life.  I confess and repent of this sin I have committed in this area of my life.  I choose to forgive myself for allowing these spirits to have control of my life.  Thank You for forgiving me in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ

Speak this to the enemy in resistance and rebuke.

Declaration: Spirits of __________, I take authority over you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.  I have submitted myself to God and you cannot stay.  I command you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to leave me now.  You will not have my mind or my body.  I loose myself from all your bondage.  I rebuke you and command you to leave right now and go to the feet of my Lord Jesus Christ and go where he tells you to go.        Ephesians 1:20-23

Pray and invite the Holy Spirit to occupy all areas of your life.

Prayer of consecration: Heavenly Father, I ask You to fill all of these cleansed areas of my life with Your Holy Spirit in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

It is Written In ChristI Am Accepted
John 1:12I am God’s Child
John 15:15I am Christ’s Friend
Romans 5:1I have been justified
1 Cor. 6:17I am united with the Lord, and I am one spirit with Him
1 Cor. 6:19,20I have been bought with a price
1 Cor. 12:27I am a member of Christ’s body
Ephesians 1:1I am a saint
Ephesians 1:5I have been adopted as God’s child
Ephesians 2:18I have direct access to God through the Holy Spirit
Colossians 1:14I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins
Colossians 2:10I am complete in Christ
It is Written In ChristI Am Secure
Romans 8:1,2I am free forever from condemnation
Romans 8:28I am assured that all things work together for good
Romans 8:1I am free from any condemning charges against me
Romans 8:35I cannot be separated from the love of God
II Cor 1:21,22I Have been established, anointed, and sealed by God
Colossians 3:3I am hidden with Christ in God
Philippians 1:6I am confident that the good work that God has begun in me will be perfected
Philippians 3:20I am a citizen of Heaven
II Timothy 1:7I have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind
Hebrews 4:16I can find grace and mercy in time of need
I John 5:18I am born of God, and the evil one cannot touch me
It is Written In ChristI Am Significant
Matthew 5:13,14I am the salt and light of the Earth
John 15:1,5I am the branch of the true Vine, a channel of His life
John 15:16I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit
Acts 1:8I am Christ’s personal witness
I Cor. 3:16I am God’s temple
II Cor 5:17I am a minister of reconciliation for God
II Cor 6:1I am God’s co-worker (1 Cor 3:9)
Ephesians 2:6I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realm
Ephesians 2:10I am God’s workmanship
Ephesians 3:12I may approach God with freedom and confidence
Philippians 4:13I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
I Cor 2:16I have the mind of Christ

Wisdom, Grace, Strength, Will, Humility, Identity Prayer

This prayer was used during a specific chapter of my life and prayed every day. 1/27/2014

Lord, I submit myself to you today. I need your strength; I need your wisdom and your grace. Please protect me and watch over me. Keep me from temptation: guard my heart, my mind, and my eyes‐I submit these to you. Walk with me today. Speak to me and let your presence go with me directing my steps. I want to do your will today, Father. Help me act and think like the overcomer you have made me. Empower me to make the right choices, and give me strength to follow through. Let me see divine solutions, and give me the discernment to have laser focus on your best today. Fill my heart with a spirit of joy and love which overflows on others around me. Give me the wisdom to lead capably, and to serve others. I am yours.

I will not agree with Satan’s opinions of me, or identify with my old self who is selfish and controlled by evil desires. I agree with Colossians 3:9 10 and choose to embrace my identity in You and walk in the freedom you’ve given me.

Daren Mehl interviewed by Lee Michaels on Crosswalk, AM 980 The Mission

Crosswalks are essential for pedestrians to safely navigate the chaos of a busy intersection. They provide a safe route to follow through a potentially dangerous situation. Similarly, when we keep our eyes on Christ and the cross, and walk in his word, we are given a clear, narrow path to guide us through life. Join us on “crosswalk” here on AM 980 The Mission.


Daren Mehl, President of Voice of the Voiceless, and Associate Director of Agape First Ministries, is interviewed by Lee Michaels of Crosswalk on AM 980 The Mission. On 4/25 Daren shares his testimony of coming out of a gay Christian lifestyle to live faithfully in marriage with his wife Rhoda. On 5/25 the follow up discussion covers the four major doctrines around the LGBTQ issue and Daren speaks of freedom in Christ, the testimony of how Jesus set him free from same sex desires.


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Episode 3 – Making Jesus Famous

Agape First Podcast host Daren Mehl is joined by Nate Oyle and Luca Groppoli. All formerly identifying as gay, Jesus set them free and they are now full of joy and life abundantly. They talk about how awesome Jesus is as they make His name famous. #JesusTransforms #AgapeFirst #FreedomUnited #AgapeFirstMinistries #MakeJesusFamous
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Hope for Fatherhood

For this Father’s day, I have a message for some of the guys out there who identify as gay.

If you are living as a gay man and once had a hope of being married to a woman and having kids and living the best life but you had to give it up when you came out as gay, I want you to know there is still hope in Jesus Christ! Please stick with me through the rest of this article.

I was there once, like you are, living as a gay man. I too also had believed there was no chance of being married to a woman and having kids so. Once I believed it was never going to happen it became much easier to come out as gay and so I sought love in men. I wasn’t fulfilled to the dreams I once had, but I at least had someone to do life with. Or so I thought.

By God’s grace I was convicted that I was not living in God’s will for me, yet I didn’t know what to do to find His will, to do what was pleasing to God. I felt a conviction the whole time I was in a gay relationship. Can you relate? There’s that tickle of truth shoved way down to your toes, a very soft voice in your ear reminding you God wants you to repent. The prick of truth knowing the messy, often hurtful, humiliating act of sodomy is not the best for you?

That’s where I was. I clung to my boyfriend because I wanted to know and love SOMEONE. I wanted to be known and loved by SOMEONE. I had a great capacity for intimacy and wanted to engage it. The desire for intimacy burned inside. Does this feel similar?

I willingly exchanged the hope of intimacy with a woman, something that seemed as unlikely as the dead rising from the grave, for what I felt was a consolation, a last ditch effort to find love, I turned to men. I found men, unlike women, wanted me and showed interest in me. And since so many people said I was gay, I decided that was who I was to be.

But God showed himself to be true, and faithful, and loving. He brought me to a place where He gave me hope once again, that maybe, just maybe, God didn’t want me to live as a gay man and He had something else for me. With the faith of a mustard seed, I prayed that God would reveal his will to me, that if I was not supposed to live as a gay man, that He would make it happen that my boyfriend would break up with me. You see, there wasn’t ANY chance I wanted to break off an intimate relationship. I put out this fleece to see if God would answer. He did. The next day after that prayer my boyfriend broke up with me! I had also prayed that if God didn’t want me to live as gay, that He would make it possible for me to marry the most unlikely diamond of a woman, Rhoda, who knew I was gay and dating a guy I had once dated!

I found out that God was able to forgive a humble man who has a broken and contrite heart before Him. He worked to restore what was stolen from me. I ended up getting married to Rhoda, even when I was still gay identified, on the belief that God was true and would work out the specifics. And by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ, I found God is a miracle worker! He raised what was dead in my life and brought me to life again.

Now I’m transformed by the power of Jesus Christ. I’m no longer desiring men for sodomy as a means of intimacy. God has given me intimacy with Him, my Father, through reconciliation power of Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior. I have intimacy with my wife unlike I could have ever experienced or hoped for in a gay relationship. I also have the intimacy with brothers in the faith who are able to connect deeply in brotherhood – something I all the time had the capacity for but didn’t have the knowledge of what Christ brings between men for strong relationships.

Please let me pray with you and share with you the power of Jesus to bring abundant life to you, a hope for a future that you had dreamed of long ago. It may seem impossible, but with God, all things are possible. He brought me out of the gay life and into His life 17 years ago. It began with humility, an act of repentance, and a prayer of faith, a confession of trust. And He is so gentle, faithful, and true to respond in love. A great God who isn’t going to give us a rock when we ask for bread. But life abundantly, in this and the next. A joy that goes beyond understanding, a peace that gives us rest, and a hope for a tomorrow.

Being a father has been the most wonderful gift I could have asked for from the Lord. He is a miracle worker. He completes the work He starts in us. He does wash us clean, he DOES give us a new heart and a new mind. He DOES transform and change us into the men God wills for us to be. Fruitful and life abundant in Him!

On this Father’s day, please exhange the sorrow you feel for the dream lost for a hope that doesn’t disappoint, and put your trust in Jesus. Lets pray together and seek Jesus who restores what satan tries to steal and destroy. Let’s pray for the faith, hope, and freedom to seek Jesus and your desire for a family. Jesus is a great counselor and friend, and He is so good. Be blessed in Jesus today. May God bring you peace and fulfil your hope for fatherhood.


Daren Mehl is the Associate Director with Agape First Ministries, a self funded missionary to the lost who identify as LGBTQ. His heart is to continue to give testimony of Jesus and His wonderful working grace to bring life where there was no hope, to bring us from death to life. Jesus is better than the sweetest honey, better than the purest gold, and a better friend than anyone we can imagine. He gives good things, including the hope of a future, even to giving the gift of a spouse and children to us.
To support Daren’s work, please visit his support page to sign up for his newsletter, his prayer support team, and to help financially. Ministry is his calling and passion and he desires to continue to call the prodigals home and equip the church to reap this great harvest waiting in the LGBTQ community.

Episode 1 – Introductions

Agape First Ministries presents AGAPE FIRST PODCAST, with Nate, Daren, and Luca discuss the ministry and the hope we have in Jesus Christ for transformation.

Nate, Daren, and Luca give brief introductions and discuss some of the hallmarks of Agape First Ministries, including a testimony.

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