Prayer Focus - Recital of God's Promises
Romans 10:17 “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”
Hearing the preached Word demands a positive response or a call to action. The recital of God’s Word can change what seems impossible into a possibility. It changes sadness and sorrow into joy, hopelessness into hope, gloome into brightness because it produces a greater level of faith. In essence, speaking God’s word in response to hearing it makes change happen.
Application and Prayer Journal Entry:
Write a list of your current needs. Then search the Scriptures for God’s promises of healing, deliverance, provision, comfort, guidance and blessings concerning those needs, matching them together.
John 13:17 “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”
Isaiah 65:24 “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”
1st Kings 3:5 “In Gibeon, the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, ‘Ask what I shall give thee’”
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God’s Word is the truth that we believe stabilizes our lives. This is why we should recite and make declarations of the Scriptures when we pray. Doing this gives us strength to endure, brings us peace, increases our trust in God and helps us to visualize His promises.
Pray that the Lord will give you revelation and insight into His Word, guiding you to His promises to empower your prayer life and increase your faith. During the day, quote the Scriptures that correlate with your needs declaring them fulfilled by God.
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