Praying The Word: P.1 (9.26.18)

There is a right way to pray according to Scripture.

There are different types of prayers: legal petitions, supplications and prayers of faith.

You can pray with your eyes open or closed, lying down or standing up. The posture of your body isn’t important. The posture of your heart is.

Luke 11:1
And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

Effective prayers incorporate the Word of God.

Think about a check. It represents what is in your account. And your signature/your name is the authorization that you give to make the transfer. God’s Word is like the account. It’s promises accurately represent what you have available. And when you pray His Word, its like cashing the check.  Praying in the name of Jesus is the name/signature that makes it good and authorizes the spiritual transfer. When you pray the Word of God in the name of Jesus, angels move to bring it to pass.

Go from praying about something/someone to praying for something/someone.

Pray prayers that intimidate the enemy and summon angels.

Matthew 6:5-8
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are : for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do : for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Psalm 119:13 
With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.

Psalm 119:16
I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

Isaiah 34:16 
Seek ye out of the book of the Lord , and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

John 6:63
Hebrews 4:12
Isaiah 55:11
John 15:7
1 John 5:14

God’s Word is His will and His will is His Word. He will always make his Word good.

In Acts 4:24 they were praying the scriptures from Psalm 2.

There is not a more powerful position that a born again believer can be in than to declare the Word of God in the authority of the name of Jesus.

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it ? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Psalm 50:15-17 
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

God is glorified when His Word manifests in your life.

Begin to make God’s Word the foundation of your life, because that foundation will never be moved.

Whatever you’re going through, find a scripture that relates and stand on it.  God’s Word will never fail

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