Praying God’s Promises: The Why and How Behind the Practice
In the midst of heartbreak and disappointment, we must look beyond our circumstances to the One who provides our help: God wants to keep his promises to us, so we must search the Scriptures for promises that apply to our situation and begin praying for them.
Why should we rely on his promises?
Let us hold unwaveringly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful (Hebrews 10:23). God is not human, so he cannot lie, and God is able to fulfill his promises (Romans 4:21).
What’s our part?
We can’t just sit around and wait for God to fulfill his promises; we must believe and trust God, who has made the promise. There are promises that cover any issue you may be facing; whatever it is, you can pray one of God’s promises that pertains to your problem.
1. Search the Bible to find God’s promises and thank him for each promise.
Healing, provision, protection, and salvation are some of the promises you can trust God for, according to Psalm 119:62: “At midnight I rise to give thanks to God for your righteous laws.”
2. Meditate on God’s promises.
Focus your mind on the promise you’re trusting God for, and consider what a great God you serve!
3. Personalize God’s promises.
Personalizing God’s promises simply means making them your own. For example, if you’re praying for healing, consider Isaiah 53:5: He was crushed for our transgressions; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and we are healed by his wounds.
4. Speak God’s promises daily in faith.
Our words are like seeds, and what we say determines what we eventually see as harvest; we believe and thus speak (2 Corinthians 4:13) because we share the same spirit of faith.
5. Exercise patience.
“You must persevere so that, when you have done God’s will, you will receive what he has promised” (Hebrews 10:36-39). What are you trusting God for today? We’d love to walk alongside you on your faith journey toward your best possible future.
What does God promise when we pray?
Because God has promised to answer our prayers, we must remember that we will not be able to persuade him to change his mind and grant our requests: u201cThen you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to youu201d (Jeremiah 29:12).
What are the 5 promises of God?
Summary of Chapters
- Let’s Get Started (Introduction)
- Promise #1: God Is Always with Me (I Will Not Fear)
- Promise #2: God Is Always in Command (I Will Not Doubt)
- Promise #3: God Is Always Good (I Will Not Despair)
- Promise #4: God Is Always Watching (I Will Not Falter)
- Promise #5: God Is Always Victorious 131 (I Will Not Fail)
What are the 7 promises of God?
Every day, God reminds us,
- I am your strength. I will never abandon you. I have plans for your success. I hear your prayers. I will fight for you. I will give you peace.
What are God’s promises to me?
God’s 10 Promises
- God promises to strengthen you.
- God promises to give you rest.
- God promises to provide for all of your needs.
- God promises to listen to your prayers.
- God promises to work everything out for your good.
- God promises to be with you.
- God promises to keep you safe.
What are the unconditional promises of God?
In terms of unconditional promises, God has promised to never again destroy man from the earth by flood (Gen. 9:11), regardless of whether man is obedient to God or in complete rebellion to Him.
Is God obligated to answer prayers?
The truth is that God is under no obligation to respond to any man’s prayer; however, because believers don’t always know how to pray, the Holy Spirit prays u201cfor the saints according to God’s willu201d (Romans 8:26-27).
What are the three promises of God?
Promise #1: I am your strength (Phil 4:13). Promise #2: I will never abandon you. Promise #3: I have plans to prosper you.
What is God’s first name?
Yahweh is the biblical name for the God of the Israelites, representing the biblical pronunciation of ” YHWH,” the Hebrew name revealed to Moses in the book of Exodus. The name YHWH is made up of the consonants Yod, Heh, Waw, and Heh.
How many promises of God are there?
Storms came up with a total of 8,810 promises (7,487 of which were promises made by God to humankind) after reading the Bible for a year and a half.
What is the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
How do we study God’s promises?
Spend as much time in prayer as you want before beginning your week’s study; use the prayer given, pray other prayers, sit with God in silence, and begin your time in study just being with God; you can do this as many times as you want and however you want!
What are God’s promises for marriage?
Using God’s Mighty Promises to Strengthen Your Marriage
- U201cDo not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
- U201cAnd my God will supply all of your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.u201d
What is God’s promise to Abraham?
The promise of blessing and redemption is found in Genesis 12:1-3, where God promises to bless Abraham and all of his descendants, and God asks Abraham to remove his foreskin, as well as the foreskin of all Jewish boys after him, as part of this last covenant.
What does it mean to stand on the promises of God?
Standing on God’s promises means not only knowing that they will be fulfilled, but also living one’s life in faithful service to the One who made them. God has already fulfilled many of the promises He has made to mankind in the past.