Three Prayers that God Will AnswerSunday, February 28, 2010
Foundation Scripture: Hebrews 10:23
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering (for he is faithful that promised).
“Profession” is another word for “confession.” God’s word never fails. God’s word never returns to Him void—without producing or prospering (Isaiah 55:11). If you want to see God’s blessing on your life and your family, you need to pray God’s word over them.
When you pray and speak God’s word over yourself, His word will fill your heart, your thinking will be changed, your mind will be renewed and you will build up your faith (Ephesians 4:23). When you pray God’s word—instead of praying the problem out loud and magnifying it—you will be praying the solution! The Lord will hear your prayer and grant your petition. He honors His Word—He watches over His Word. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but His Word shall never pass away (Mark 13:31)!
These are some of the prayers from the Bible that you can speak over yourself. Paul prayed these powerful prayers —they are the will of God for you and they will change your life. Beyond all doubt, you can know that Heaven will answer these prayers, because they are God’s word and His word is His will and He always answers prayers that are prayed in line with His will (1 John 5:14-15)!
Start now to pray these prayers over yourself every day for the next 31 days—and then make it a way of life. I want you to make these prayers the foundation of the 31 days of prayer in March and watch what God does in 2010!
Prayer # 1
Father, I pray that You would grant me a spirit of wisdom and revelation—of insight into mysteries and secrets in the deep and intimate knowledge of You. Flood the eyes of my heart with light so that I can know and understand the hope to which You have called me and how rich is your glorious inheritance in the saints—Your set-apart ones. And so that I can know and understand what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of Your power in and for me, who believes, as demonstrated in the working of Your mighty strength which You exerted in Christ when You raised Him from the dead and seated Him at your own right hand in heavenly places.
Prayer # 2
I bow my knees before You, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. May You grant me out of the rich treasury of Your glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the Holy Spirit, Himself indwelling my inner most being and personality. May Christ, through faith, actually dwell—settle down, abide, make—His permanent home in my heart. May I be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love. That I may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints— God’s devoted people—the experience of that love—what is the breadth and length and height and depth of it. That I may really come to know—practically, through experience for myself—the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge without experience—that I may be filled through all my being unto all the fullness of God—that I may have the richest measure of the divine Presence and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself!
Prayer # 3
Father, I pray and make special request asking that I may be filled with the full, deep and clear knowledge of Your will in all spiritual wisdom—in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God—and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things. That I may walk, live and conduct myself in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to You and desiring to please You in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God—with fuller, deeper and clearer insight, acquaintance and recognition. I pray that I may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of Your glory, to exercise every kind of endurance and patience—perseverance and forbearance with joy. I give thanks to You, Father, Who has qualified and made me fit to share the portion, which is the inheritance of the saints—God’s holy people in the Light.
Let’s do this as a Church, let’s do this as individuals, and let’s do this as families. I believe that by the time April comes, what a difference there will be in our lives! We know that God is ready to answer these prayers!