Praying the Word

Praying the word of God is the most effective form of prayer. 1st John 5:14-15 tells us that if we pray anything according to God’s will, which is His word, then He will hear us and we can have whatsoever petitions we desire of the Father. In other words, whatsoever we desire, whether it be revival, healing, protection, provision, deliverance, salvation, any thing, if we can find it in His word, we can ask Him to provide it. For all promises are yes and amen in Christ Jesus! (2nd Corinthians 1:20) The reason the Bible tells us this, is because when we petition God based on what His word says, we are making request to God that are based on unbreakable covenant promises. Psalms 89:34 tells us that God will not break His covenant promises, nor change a thing that has gone forth from His lips! In Mark 16:15-18 we see that as the disciples went forth preaching His word, that the Lord worked with them confirming His word! The Lord watches over His word to perform it! Therefore when we pray, our prayers should be word based. That is how we live, for man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God! (Matthew 4:4) A good example of this is found in Daniel 9:2. Daniel observed in the word that God promised through the prophet Jeremiah that after 70 years of captivity in Babylon, He would allow them to start going back to Israel. When Daniel saw that in the word, he began seeking God about it through prayer and fasting, reminding Him of what His word said. Beloved, I encourage you, no matter what your present situation is, apply the Word of God to it through prayer. He is willing and able to perform His word in your life, in your unique situation, for God is able to make all grace abound towards you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound in every good work. (2nd Corinthians 9:8)

Step one: Find whatever you need or are believing God to do in your life in His word. Look at our topics page for help getting started.

Step two: Start praying based on the covenant promise you find in God’s word. For example, if you are in need of healing, find out what the word says about God healing. In 1st Peter 2:24 and Isaiah 53:5 we find out that “by the stripes of Jesus we are healed.” In other words, our healing is purchased, bought and paid for through the blood of Jesus. Therefore, if you are in need of healing, you simply form a prayer based on this covenant promise, reminding God of what His word says and what was done at the cross.

Step three: Continue to stand until God performs His word answering your prayer. (Luke 18:1 says that, “men ought to always pray and never give up.”) Matthew 7:7, says, “ask and keep on asking, seek and keep on seeking, knock and keep on knocking for everyone that ask receives, everyone who seeks finds and to everyone who knocks, the door is opened.”

Step four: Find someone to agree with you in prayer. Matthew 18:19 tells us that “if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.”

Finally and most importantly:

Keep speaking the confessing the Word of God about your situation because:

  • Hebrews 4:12 – “For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner, of the thoughts and the intents of the hearth.”
  • Psalms 138:2 – He has magnified His Word even above His name!
  • Psalms 89:34 – “My covenant, (which is His Word) will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.”
  • Isaiah 55:11 – “So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of My mouth; it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
  • Matthew 4:4 – “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
  • 1st John 5:14-15 – “And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His Will, which is His Word, He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.”
  • Psalms 107:20 – “He sent His Word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction’s.”
  • Psalms 105:8 – “He hath remembered His covenant forever, the Word which He commanded to a thousand generations.”
  • Psalms 103:20 – “Bless the Lord, ye His angels, that excel in strength, that do His commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His Word.”
  • Jeremiah 1:12 – “Then the Lord said unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten, I will watch over My Word to perform it.”
  • Psalms 119:160 – “Thy Word is true, in its entirety, from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.”
  • Psalms 119:105 – “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
  • Psalms 119:130 – “The entrance of Thy Words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”
  • John 17:17 – “Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy Word is truth.”
  • Psalms 119:25 – “I am laid low in the dust;  preserve my life according to Your Word.”
  • John 6:63 – “It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the Words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.”
  • Proverbs 3:1-2 – “My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: for length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add unto thee.”
  • Joshua 1:8 – “This book of the law, God’s instructions, shall not depart out of your mouth; but thou shalt meditate by confessing My Word, thinking about My Word, and using your imagination to see and observe My Word coming to pass in your life. Also that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
  • 2nd Corinthians 1:20 – “For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”

Recommended books that can help you get started:

  • Any of the “Prayers that Avail Much” books by Germaine Copeland

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