Prayers and Confessions Based on the Word

"His divine power HAS GIVEN to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."
(2 Peter 1:3,4).

 

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What shall we make of these Scriptural declarations? Sometimes we are like children with a check for a million dollars who haven't yet learned how to go to the bank and cash it. Ignorance of God's promises, and ignorance concerning the principles of faith which must be applied to receive them, have cost us dearly. This ignorance exists because of a deficient personal knowledge of Jesus Christ in our lives. If we drew near to Him and sought to please Him through a life of active faith, the results would be amazing. It would change the way we talk, the way we think, the way we act, and the way God would move in and through our lives. God wants us to talk, think and act like He means what He says!

Too many Christians struggle along, desperately begging God for things He has already promised, or already declared that He has given to us. Emotionally tormenting oneself does not impress God or move Him to respond. God responds to faith. Without faith it is impossible to please Him (Hebrews 11:6).

Verbal thanksgiving is a major key to releasing faith. We thank God for his promises, we praise God for His promises and His declarations to us, before we see the manifestation of the answer we need. We talk as if it is already done. This pleases God, who wants us to "walk by faith, not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7).

The Promises are For Us

"For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us."
(2 Corinthians 1:20)

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ".
(Ephesians 1:3)

If we are in Christ, then all the promises in the Bible can be found, claimed and received by us. Any Bible teacher who declares "this biblical promise is no longer for today" is a deceiver. Such a teacher places his own theology above the plain declarations of Scripture.

Satan used to whisper to me that the promises were for another time, another person, that they were not worth having, and later, that I would not receive. All these kind of lies can be overcome by immersing ourselves in the Word of God – by pondering it, speaking it, and hearing people of faith preach it. Like anything worthwhile though, it takes some effort and diligence to renew our minds according to the Word of God. Satan is out to promote unbelief. Unbelief is sin, and we do well to make war on the unbelief in our own hearts, so that the new man in Christ can start to live and move through us.

This most important promise, apart from the promise of justification and the new birth to those who believe, is the promise of the Spirit. It helps a great deal to receive the Spirit as the disciples did on the day of Pentecost, and on other occasions throughout the book of Acts. We need the power of the Spirit. It is the Spirit of God who then leads us through the Word and teaches us how to pray so that God is glorified through the fact that His promises come to pass in OUR lives.

The prayers belong are based on Scriptural promises. By thanking God for making them a reality in our lives, we please God who told us "in everything give thanks" (1 Thessalonians 5:18) and to offer thanks when we pray (Philippians 4:6,7).

We who have entered into a covenant with God through the blood of Jesus Christ are partakers in the promises of God, found in His Word, the Bible. We have given our life to God and promised to obey His Word. He in turn not only gives us the power to obey His commandments, but also is ready to pour His blessings upon us because we are now His children. Everything His Word promises is for us to receive. We must appropriate these blessings by faith.

Speaking the Word of God with a first person application is one way of expressing the kind of faith which pleases God. By confessing our obedience to a commandment of God we are boldly declaring our allegiance to God. We are trusting God for the power to walk in obedience to what He told us to do. It is important to confess like this because our verbal commitments steer the direction of our life. It is also important because many of God's promises to us are conditional upon the kind of faith which leads to obedience.

By confessing a promise in the first person we are boldly stating that we are the ones that it applies to. We definitely express faith that we are the ones who are going to receive the blessing.

Praying the Word for the church is one way of expressing the kind of faith which pleases God. We can be sure we are praying God's will when we pray His word, and we have confidence that He does what we ask. (1 John 5:14,15)

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  1. Struggling Singer says:

    Greetings in behalf of our Lord Jesus Christ…

    I am a Christian who has been struggling to stop and break free from my bondage of sin. I have been downloading and collecting pornographic videos which I use to physically gratify myself.

    I have been struggling with this for years now and I really want to stop. There were times that I thought I was able to stop. I prayed hard to the Lord. I destroyed all my DVD collections but before knowing it I was already back in the habit downloading and collecting again.

    I am not new to the faith and have been a Christian for years now. To make things worse I am a front liner of my church. I am a singer who sings often in my church. People had been telling me how blessed they were listening to me and how God has used me with my talent but deep inside it’s tearing me apart. I know and He knows I don’t deserve what people had been telling me. If only they knew the truth about my deep struggle.

    Please believe me that when I sing I really do pour out my love for the Lord. I do love Him with all my heart but I’m really having a hard time letting go of my bondage. I really want to stop hurting God and deceiving people in my church. I know because of my sins I have been missing the joy, peace, and blessings God has intended for my life.

    I chose this venue to express and come to the open because I’m so ashamed and embarrassed to say anything to anyone in my church. I need all the help I can get. I am desperately in need of a miracle. I don’t want my sin to rule over my life. Please pray for me.

    Sincerely Yours,

    Struggling Singer

    • Anonymous says:

      Stumbled across your message.
      I hear you. And encourage you in your struggle.
      M.

    • Clayton777 says:

      HELLLLO strugling sinner… What a blessing to find you!!! Guess what!!! i was in the same condition till about a week back. do u wanna no since when!!! Since the age of 8…and now im 18/ can u beliv ten years is terible bondage.. i was on the verge of gettin retarded…no jokes!!!

      So what did i do to get out??? hmmm….nothin in fact…But this awesome person called JESUS OF NAZARETh helped me miraculously get out of bondage…all i did was pray and fast…Then My GOD told me this:
      “Child ur are my son and a heir to heaven./..do you realise the devil’s authority is far below mine..I created him…and since you are my son in JESUS CHRIST the devil is just a loser whose trying to fool you.You hav far greater power in the name of JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH than the devil.”

      So what i did was i belived that i had greater power and that i was a heir of heaven in JESUS CHRIST,,…all by his grace.. and definitly not my work…I am a sinner and a loser widout him….

      So i renounced all the past evils and sins in the name of JESUS and realised my place in heaven…

      Imediately i was out of bondage… but what i’ve realised is that whenever i testify the devil tempts me so much to even bear…sooo pls pray for me…GOD LOVES US MAN>>>>IM saved by the blood of Jesus the christ of Nazareth. AMEN>

    • Yearningfor Redemption says:

      Ei struggling sinner, I am in the same condition…it’s like i was reading my own post. 100 percent the same. I will pray for you, please pray for me too, that Jesus of Nazareth will deliver us completely from the power of the devil, because pornography and self-gratification develop selfishness in us and hinder us from loving others rightly. Let’s help one another by constant prayer.

  2. pray with me that I get a decent job wich i will feel happy about it & doing it couse at presnt I am asked to live my present job by my boss and (I feel we are not treaded the same because of race) I need to work because we need the money at home I want apermanant job with benifits . I have applied in several places.

    please pray with me

  3. pray with me that I get a decent job wich i will feel happy about it & doing it couse at presnt I am asked to live my present job by my boss and (I feel we are not treaded the same because of race) I need to work because we need the money at home I want apermanant job with benifits . I have applied in several places.

    please pray with me

  4. pray with me that I get a decent job wich i will feel happy about it & doing it couse at presnt I am asked to live my present job by my boss and (I feel we are not treaded the same because of race) I need to work because we need the money at home I want apermanant job with benifits . I have applied in several places.

    please pray with me

  5. pray with me that I get a decent job wich i will feel happy about it & doing it couse at presnt I am asked to live my present job by my boss and (I feel we are not treaded the same because of race) I need to work because we need the money at home I want apermanant job with benifits . I have applied in several places.

    please pray with me

    • I am praying right now in the name of Jesus, that you not only get a decent job, but that you are given the tools to get a job that makes you happy! I pray that doors are open for you and He give you favor to anyone you interview with! I am sorry you feel that people don’t treat you equally because of race, that is true because we live in a sinful, fallen world! I know that bible says that people of all nations will be in heaven! Praise the Lord! I pray that God lift your spirits and that He bless your household with prosperity. God Bless you!

      • Walter From Bronx NY says:

        I just wanted to say thank you lord for HHUNT to give a wonderful prayer! I also myself is going to rough time right now to find a job. It been since 4 months I didn’t get a offer…and right now I’m trying my best for not losing my hope and faith my lord…Please lord help me for getting a wonderful job my lord please my lord help me my lord please my lord help me…..Thank you my lord..Amen!!!

    • IneedJesusso says:

      Ahh God bless you, I have prayed for you dear soul, I have prayed that you get a job where someone will really appreciate you for who you are, somewhere you can really flourish and be happy, meeting the needs for your home and soul. My heart is with you, This world might be wicked, but there is no injustice in the Lord, he loves you and so do your Brothers and Sisters through Christ, Amen.

  6. Debra,

    I would like to share with you how the Lord removed my addiction to tobacco from me. When I had returned to the Lord, I brought a lot of worldly habits with me which included smoking. I wanted to quit so bad for the Lord that I tried several suggestions from friends. I tried, I tried and I tried but it was getting me nowhere. After 2 years I had gotten down to one cigarette a day and I began to say to myself I done it,I’VE QUIT. But when I tried to go a day without a cigarette, I like you, would feel this compulsion, urge and craving that would scream out in my body. So I would stop and buy another pack of cigarettes and become disgusted with myself for having no will power, crumble the pack and throw it away and commit to myself not to buy another pack. For about three weeks this scenario was played over and over again. I would cry out to God, help me with this, I trying but its not working. Then one night on the way home from work I stopped and bought another pack of cigarettes, after smoking a cigarette, I offered this prayer to the Lord.

    “Lord you know it is my desire to quit and I have tried everything I can think of, but I just can’t do it. Lord I am going to continue to smoke and I am not going to try and quit anymore. Lord only You can take this away, so I am leaving it in your hands.”

    I put the cigarettes in the glove compartment of my truck and went inside and went to sleep. Long story short about two months later I felt the Lord tap me on the shoulder and ask me, “When was the last time you had a cigarette?” I immediately broke down and began to weep and praise the Lord when I realized how long it had been. It wasn’t until I was honest with the Lord that I had no desire of my own to quit and that “I” couldn’t do it that Lord took it completely away. I went out to my truck, took the pack of cigarettes with one missing and threw them away for good.
    I hope you find encouragement and hope from my story. God is able when we let go.

    May God bless you
    Pastor Steve

    • KingsKid07 says:

      Pastor Steve,
      Thank you so much for sharing your story, I do appreciate it. I will do exactly the same thing, because what I have been doing, is knowing I NEED to quit, know I don’t want to dirty the temple God gave me anymore, know that I can’t afford this dirty habit, but I haven’t truely WANTED to give it up. I do, but I don’t, I do but I don’t, it’s sick! Even as I type this, I’m sick with bronchitis and still I continue to smoke and cough and my lungs are killing me, I really do hate the control this addiction has over me. I haven’t even arrived at the place where even stop buying the cigarettes.
      Thank you so much again, “letting go” is such an important lesson to learn, thank you for the refresher. Sincerely, Debra

  7. KingsKid07 says:

    Goodmorning everyone, my friend is sitting here with me and has asked for your prayers, I am typing out his request as he speaks it. His name is Wade.
    “The two main concerns that I have at this moment, is my lack of ability to strengthen my belief in God and release myself of the doubts that satan continueously tries to instill in me.
    I humbly request, your help in this matter. It is very serious to me and pertinent that I feel the release of unbelief and doubt. I want to whole heartedly, by the grace of God, give myself to Him and ride along side Jesus on a white horse backing him up in battle.”
    Thank you for time and consideration into my prayer request.
    I’d like to add to this, of a newspaper article that I read not too long ago. It pertains to the new Bible version (can’t remember which translation that they referenced) but it is surpassing all records of bible sales todate and has become a very popular bible among Christians. I pray that the word gets out there and request humbly, that we all check out, investigate, the scriptures in this new version to see whether this version holds true. From what I’ve seen this far, I don’t think it will.
    As an end result, I am beginning to believe that satan will and does not have a chance. It only is be proven to me that how narrow minded and small he really is.
    Thank you sincerely, your baby brother, in Christ, Wade

  8. KingsKid07 says:

    Tim,
    I so very much appreciate your reply to my prayer request, I am very very greatful! Thank you so much for being honest and sharing your knowledge of addictions, it is simple and yet so very truthful and extremely helpful. Bless you brother!
    Thank you for your prayer, and I am overcome with tears right now, I’m going to go have a heart to heart with my Heavenly Father now. I am honored to be apart of this family!
    Sincerely, in Christ, Debra

    (I will keep you posted as to how this process unfolds)

    • Pastor_Tim says:

      Debra,

      How has your heart been after your heart to heart with our Father? I trust He has taken you a step closer to Himself and I await hearing from you when you are ready to give an update. If you are still in the fire, let us know so we can pray accordingly.

      Shalom and blessings,

      Tim

  9. Pastor_Tim says:

    Debra,

    I will freely share my understanding of addictions and you can see if it fits or not.

    Our mouths are often the focal point of self nurturing. When we do not feel loved, we put something in the old ‘pie hole’ as we say down south. That is, we self comfort with food, or drink or tobacco as a grown up substitute for a pacifier.

    To get to the root of the addiction, we must cast down every thought and vain imagination that comes against the knowledge of Christ. In this case the knowledge is that you are TOTAlLY LOVED by your heavenly Father and Jesus Christ your husband in waiting. I take it your family life was rough or non-existant in the formative years.

    The addictive realities came in as a way to offer you comfort, but their real assignment was and is your destruction. Some things to repent of if you haven’t are:

    Idolatry – for placing the negative opinions of others above the only true opinion which is that of God.

    Rejection, and Fear of Rejection.

    Unloving Spirit – that voice that tells you you are unlovable and you are on our own in this battle, or in this world.

    Self hatred. God loves you and you do not have the right to be in disagreement with him. You have to love yourself internally, from the heart. [God will help you grow into that as you press in]

    There are a number of other related areas that open us to addictive spirits. When God delivers you from the spirit of addiction, you will not have the craving, or the temptation even for some, to pick up that nasty smelling stick of weeds.

    “Father, I pray for Debra that you would grant her the release from the power of this addiction. In the name of Jesus I pray the power of the principalities of addiction and its allies be broken. I tell them they have no power over her because she has confessed her sin and is forgiven. Father, I pray that my sister be granted liberty to bask in your love and approval for who she is, not what she does or doesn’t do. Amen.”

    Blessings sister, you will prevail if you press in. That’s God’s guarantee! “You shall seek me and YOU SHALL find me WHEN you seek me with all your heart.”

    “Its not by might or power, but by my spirit says the Lord.”

    “I CAN do ALL things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me.”

    “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, wicked spirits in high places.”

    There are a number of articles here that can help. Perhaps someone more familiar with the site can point you to them, if need be.

    In brotherly love,
    Tim

  10. KingsKid07 says:

    Hello Everyone,
    I am in need of assistance. I NEED to quit smoking! I am really struggling with this addiction. I know what the withdrawls are like for me, and I can’t seem to just surrender this one. I have smoked since I was 10 years old, and managed to quit when I was expecting my second child and quit for 14 years, however I was over 200lbs by the end of that 14 years (compulsive addictive personality, just switched addictions).
    I have been discussing this with God and asking for strength to do the work that is my part in quitting, but the cravings just take over. It’s a physical and emotional addiction.
    Please lift me up in prayer, I really need a miracle here.
    I need deliverance from the compulsion, the cravings that screem out in my body, in my blood stream, and the “hand to mouth” habit. Thank you for considering this request. Sincerely, Debra

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