“This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.” 1 John 5:14-15
Have you ever received a prayer request from a friend asking you to pray specifically for certain things? I have, and when I do, I hesitate to go before the Lord with an itemized list when I have no idea whether or not what I’m asking for is according to His will.
Our prayers should fit into what we know is consistent with God’s character and His will for our lives.
You never have to doubt if you’re praying according to God’s character and plan when you pray His Word back to Him.
Praying God’s Word is praying the heart ❤️ of God!
Praying the heart of God eliminates all selfishness and bias because we want God’s will over our own.
I’ll share a few examples of scripture I’ve been praying this week for family, friends, the lost, America, the Church, and persecuted Christians.
Family🙏II Thessalonians 3:16 “Lord of Peace, please bless my family with Your peace in every situation.”
Friends🙏Psalm 40:2-3, ”Lord, please lift my friend out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. Set her feet on solid ground and steady her as she walks with You. Please give her a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to You so that many will see what You have done and be amazed and put their trust in You.”
America🙏Proverbs 28:2 ”Lord, please remove the moral rot within America and raise wise and knowledgeable leaders to bring stability.”
The Lost🙏2 Corinthians 4:4 ”Lord, please remove the blinders, put there by the enemy, from the minds of those who don’t believe so they can see the glorious light of the Good News and understand the message about the glory of Christ who is the likeness of God.”
The Church🙏Psalm 2:4, 80:19 ”Please forgive us for not loving You or each other as we did at first. Turn us again to Yourself, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Make Your face to shine down on us and save us.”
Persecuted Christians🙏 Psalm 57:1 ”Lord, have mercy on those being persecuted for their faith. I pray they look to you for their protection. Hide them beneath the shadow of your wings until the danger passes by.”
Praying God’s Word for yourself and others will strengthen your prayer life. Your prayers will come from a heart of confidence and trust, knowing you have prayed God’s will.
Arm yourself with the Word of God before entering your War Room to pray.
Great is God’s Faithfulness~Deb❤️