We all face challenges – challenges in relationships, challenges at work, and challenges in our families. But sometimes the most significant challenges are in our minds. The struggles we have in the physical realm are largely a manifestation of the challenges we face in the spiritual realm and in our thought lives.
When we decide to pray God's promises over our situations, our thoughts begin to change. Sadly, many Believers do not know the power of praying God's promises over their lives.
Hosea 4:6 tells us that we are destroyed from a lack of knowledge. God's will is not for our destruction from a lack of knowledge but that we each live an abundant life empowered by the Holy Spirit.
To do that, we have to invite His way of thinking into our mindsets. Then we will have the peace that surpasses all understanding (see Philippians 4:7) and be transformed by the Holy Spirit (see Romans 12:2).
“Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.” – Philippians 4:8-9 (emphasis added)
How to Pray God's Promises | A Prayer of Petition
- “‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'” – Jeremiah 33:3
- “‘And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.'” – Matthew 21:22
- “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” – 1 John 5:14-15
“Father God, thank you for giving me the confidence to boldly approach you in prayer. I am grateful for your guidance and your love for me. In Yeshua's name, I believe your plans for me are good. I decree your promise that you will answer and show me great and mighty things through the Holy Spirit.
“Lord, I acknowledge that your ways are higher than mine. I believe you will impart to me the way in which I should go and give me the answer I need to fulfill my destiny.
“Lord, I pray that you heal my mind so that my petition is in alignment with your will. Lord, your Word says that you hear my cries and answer them. Lord, I pray those answers are manifested and you empower me with your strength to walk by faith and not by sight.
“I seal this prayer now in the name of Yeshua, amen.”
How to Pray God's Promises | A Prayer of Identity
- “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,” – Ephesians 1:7-8
- “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” – John 1:12-13
- “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;” – 1 Peter 2:9
“Father God, thank you for making me a new creation in Christ. You have called me out of the darkness and into the light, and I praise your name for that. you have given me an identity and a purpose that will further your Kingdom.
“Lord, I repent that there are times I have spoken words over my life that are lies about who you say I am. Because your Word speaks life, I will renounce the false identity I have believed. Forgive me for not believing that you have created me for a purpose and that I am a son/daughter of the seed of Abraham.
“Lord, I am your child, covered by the blood of Yeshua. I am a royal priest and have been chosen. Through Yeshua, I am more than a conqueror. I decree and declare that I am forgiven. I come out of agreement with thought patterns that have stolen my identity and I renew my mind with your promises.
“I seal this prayer now in the name of Yeshua, amen.”
How to Pray God's Promises | A Prayer for Purpose
- “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10
- “Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statues, and I shall keep it to the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.” – Psalm 119:33-34
- “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,” – Ephesians 4:11-12
“Father God, in the name of Yeshua, I acknowledge that You have created me for Your purpose. I dedicate my time, tasks, and activities for the equipping and discipleship of all nations. I will do my work as unto the Lord.
“Let my habits and patterns reflect that of a true disciple. I will teach my family and friends to observe all things according to biblical instruction.
“I will purpose to redeem that which has been lost in Kingdom and live in alignment with God's love and instruction.
“In Yeshua's name, amen.” *
Why Should We Pray God's Promises?
We should pray God's promises because His Word is trustworthy. What He says will come to pass. It pleases Him when we pray His promises because it shows we believe what He says and meditate on His Word.
Praying God's Promises Reminds Us That…
1. God cannot lie.
“in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,” – Titus 1:2
“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” – Numbers 23:19
2. God is faithful.
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” – Hebrews 10:23
3. God has power to do what He says.
“and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.” – Romans 4:21
“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” – Isaiah 55:11
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*Landry, Curt. Reclaiming Our Forgotten Heritage: How Understanding the Jewish Roots of Christianity Can Transform Your Faith. Nelson Books, 2019, p238.