“As a child of God, you ought to expect God to answer your prayers. Do you ask God to do something without adjusting your life to what you are praying? If you are praying for revival, how are you preparing for its coming? If you are praying for forgiveness, are you still living with guilt? If you have asked God to provide for your needs, do you remain worried and anxious? Ask God to increase your faith, and then begin living a life that reflects absolute trust in Him.” Henry Blackaby
We all want God to answer our prayers. We believe in the power of prayer, but when it comes down to our own individual lives and our own problems, we often don’t have the faith to believe God will answer. The times we are living in are difficult. We are often trapped by our unbelief and fear, but God is preparing us for the end-time harvest. He wants to enlarge our territory. He wants to bless us with increase, because His nature is to care and bestow divine favor on us.
We are the ones who limit Him because of our lack of trust and our fear of stepping out in faith. The truth is that the things we do for God should be outside of our own ability and should be trusting in His supernatural ability. When we back away from dependence and trust in God, we are not living by faith. He wants us to trust and obey His Word. He wants us to be strong and courageous. We need to be willing to attempt things big enough that unless God’s steps in, we are sure to fail. This is the kind of trust and dependence He is looking for in our life. We need not be shaken. He can break through every obstacle. He is the God of the impossible!
A Prayer for Trusting God in Hard Times
Lord, I thank You that You are the God of the impossible. You can do anything. I want to trust in Your ability and not my own. Teach me to see difficulties in my life from Your perspective. Help me to focus on You and Your power. I want to be like Joshua and Caleb who believed in a good report and focused on You even in hard circumstances (Numbers 14:7-9). My responsibility is to carefully read, trust, and obey Your Word. Today I bring before You this difficulty in my life . Help me not to fear but to trust You in this situation. I declare my faith in Your ability to fulfill Your promises to me. You will fight for me and win the battles in my life. You are mighty, powerful, righteous and true.
I have nothing to fear with You on my side. I will be strong and courageous even in hard times. I will not be terrified or discouraged, for the Lord my God will be with me wherever I go (Joshua 1:9). You will never leave me or forsake me (Joshua 1:5). I do not need to figure everything out. You already know the best plan for my life. I will not try any man-made method to do only what You can do. Show me Your supernatural power. Teach me how to walk by faith and pray breakthrough prayers. I choose to have faith in Your ability to break through every obstacle in my life. Just like Joshua, You will give me the land and every place where my feet step (Joshua 1:3). “Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes. I do not trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever” (Psalm 44:5-8).
“Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay. You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand” (Psalm 16:5-11). In Jesus name, amen.“Faith does the impossible because it lets God undertake for us, and nothing is impossible for God. How great – without qualification or limitation – the power of faith is! If doubt can be banished from the heart and unbelief is made a stranger there, what we ask from God will surely come to pass. Prayer throws faith on God and God on the world. Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer move God.”
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Jehovah Rapha, I approach Your throne of grace and mercy, thanking You, the author and finisher of my faith, for all You have done. Father, sometimes my life does not go according to plan. There are twists, turns, valleys, mountains and bridges along the way that may sometimes leave me feeling discouraged. Help me to trust in You, Oh God, for You know the plans You have for me. You alone truly knows what I’m going through.
Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
Confident in the storm
When the waters get rough, Lord and the storm rages on and the rain pours down, this is all a part of Your great plan for my life. Teach me to rest assured, confident that You are in control. Confident that only You know what the future holds. You make all things happen for a reason, turning them all together for my good.
Luke 17:5 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
My life is in your hands
I will not question my destiny. Everything that happens to me is to shape and mold me into who You want me to be. It will only make me a stronger, better, wiser person. So I give You thanks.
I give You praise for my past and for my future. But, most importantly, I praise You in the present situation, whether good or bad. For I put my faith and trust in You always to work every situation out for me, for it is all a part of my destiny, in Jesus mighty name, Amen!
Psalm 138:7–8 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me. The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands.
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For you faithful examples in the Bible. Prayer of faith is prayer we say with absolute confidence in God that He is not only can to answer but that he also wants to answer us, and hear what we ask of Him. Pray!
Prayer of faith examples
Heavenly Father, I thank you that you are the almighty God. Help me to trust you absolutely with my life. Help me by your Spirit to have faith in you even when what I see does not agree with your word.
I decree and declare today that no matter what happens around me, I will only stand on your word. God, I choose to believe you, I choose to trust you, and I choose to have faith in your word.
God, I decree and declare today that no matter what the doctors says, I choose to believe your word. I arise in faith today, above my challenges and circumstances in Jesus name.
Prayer faithful examples in the Bible – trust God
To have faith in prayers is to trust God absolutely and believe that what He promised in His word, He is able to do.
“Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church and let them pray over him anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him” (James 5:14-15).
To pray a prayer of faith, we must firstly know that what we ask of the Lord is provided in His word. If God says it, that settles it. The Bibles says: “And this is the confidence which we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us” (1 John 5:14). So our prayers must align with his promises. For example, if one prays to God for healing, healing is a promise in God’s word. He said “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree…” (1 Peter 2:24).
Secondly, we need to confess what we believe in His word when we prayer. The more we confess God’s word from our heart, the more our faith becomes strengthened to receive from God. In Matthew 17:20 the word “say” or “confess” used 3 times. The word “believe” or “faith” mentioned once.
It does not matter how little your faith is, all you need is just that little faith, as little as a mustard seed and God will take it from there. However, our faith can grow as we learn to receive God’s word and pray in the Holy Spirit (Jude 20).
Thirdly, we should know that a prayer of faith honours God. To doubt God when we pray is something that completely dishonours God. God does not take it likely when we doubt him. James 1:5-6 says: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind”.
A prayer of faith is absolutely crucial to our receiving from God as well as our growing in God. “…without faith it is impossible to please God…” (Hebrews 11:6).
When your faith says yes, God will not say no
Even a gentile woman once exercised faith in the Bible (Matthew 15:22-28), by simply believing that Jesus can heal her child. She honoured Jesus and He granted her request, how much more when a believer prays a prayer of faith.
Finally, how do I have faith? Faith comes by hearing them, and hearing the word of God. Romans 10:17 says: “So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ”.
God is not asking you for some gymnastics and theatrics when you pray. All He asks is just to believe Him from your heart that he is more than enough for you. Have faith in Him. What would you believe God for?
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Over at Mitt Romney Central, Victor Lundquist shares a reflection and prayer from Dan Olsen who exhorts us to appeal to God for the challenges facing our country and specifically lift up Governor Romney as tonight’s debate approaches.
Olsen’s prayer is as follows: “We ask that God extend his grace for the protection and safety of our troops, to strengthen Governor Romney, that he will benefit fully from his preparation, that he will have clarity of mind, that he will recall the facts needed to make his case, that he will clearly make his arguments and rebut unfair criticism, that his audience will understand, and that those hearing Governor Romney will listen with an open mind and be willing to hear.”
Read the post here!