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?
Also read: PRAYER FOR HOPE
Psalm 17:12-13 – Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. Arise, O Lord, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:
Psalm 126:1-3 – When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
Colossians 1:13 – WWho hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Colossians 2:15 – And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
All powerful El Shaddai, Holy Righteous Father, Yiu are the Grand Merciful Deliverer of Souls, the Ruler atop the Heavens, the Mighty One Surrounded By His Own Shining Brilliance of Glory. We pray that all our thoughts be from You, so there will be no guile manifest in the church. We thank You for the healing and the anointing You have given us through salvation and life eternal through Christ Jesus.
As we walk through the valley of the shadow of death we cannot be overcome with evil because of Your goodness surrounding us and protecting us because the shadow of death cannot withstand the shadow of Your wings where we abide when You rescue us.
In the face of darkness it is Your Spirit who opens our eyes to the glory and splendor of Jehovah-Tsidkenu. In You we seek liberation from fear and doubt and so our manifold authority over the enemy will manifest itself in our now to glorify Your Kingdom.
It is Your Goodness and Mercy that follows us all the days of our lives as we dwell in the House of the Lord for You are great in counsel and mighty in works, there is none comparable to You. We pray that the independence You have gven us is realized by the entire body by the openning of the eyes, by a great spiritual awakening, for we once were blind but thanks to God Almighty now we see beyond the veil and we witness the King on his throne.
We proclaim 2013 as a year of the miraculous in the church. To thoughts of fear, doubt and worry, we lift up the name of JESUS. To thoughts of limitation, bondage and lack, we lift up the name of JESUS. For You have crossed us over the Jordan time and time again, and as testifying witnesses to the wonderous works of Your Hand we look upon You the Most High who will elevate us beyond the powers of darkness You have made public show of.
In the name of the Father, El-Elyon, we reverse all curses directed at Christ’s beloved church. We reverse all curses and imaginations standing in contention with God’s order. For the God we serve has translated us from victims to the victorious Sons of God and no weapon formed against us shall prosper.
We give thanks to Jehovah-Raah for being our protector, our Savior who has shared the Way, the Truth and the Life with us all, and as we abide in Him and His Word abides in us we cannot walk in error and the enemy can have NO part in us.
Father we receive more of Your blessings and promises today and we yearn with a greater yearning for Your wisdom and truth. We thank You for guiding us up out of darkness, and lowering Your Mighty Finger to raise us up out of the enemy’s pits, rendering us from slaves of death and darkness to children of Light and Life. For thine is the Kingdom, The Power and The Glory, for ever.
It’s true – it’s been nearly a year since I last wrote in this blog. It’s not like anyone has been breaking down the door and asking me to “please get on and blog.” I can use the excuse that I was busy, but perhaps it would be more truthful to say that I just didn’t have anything to say.
Which can be a good reason not to write. Plato said “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.”
This is not to assume in any way that I am perhaps a wise man, or that I perceive myself as being wise! Any wisdom that I have gained has usually come from my many failures. Many. Sometimes the same failure more than once. So in spite of the fact that I am attracted to wisdom, I usually find myself frolicking on the outskirts rather than diving into its depths.
Last week the Prayers of Faith quotes were all centered around wisdom. It was my way of reminding myself that if wisdom comes with age, perhaps I had better be focusing on it, as my age continues to change with each passing year.
Today I spent some time reading (or rather re-reading) some books that have always held a special place in my heart – mostly because they speak of what I can anticipate in the future. To be more specific, they deal with the events immediately prior to the coming of Jesus Christ. I’m not ashamed to say that the tears poured down my eyes as I read (for those of you who know me, that statement should come as no surprise!). When I finished I stepped outside and watched the clouds and prayed that I might stay faithful and gain the wisdom that God wants me to have.
Because, friends, I truly believe that it won’t be long until we see our Savior coming in the clouds. Can you imagine what it will feel like to look up and know that our “salvation draws nigh?” Can you feel yourself being drawn up into the Father’s presence, and “so shall we ever be with the Lord?”
I think it is good to reflect on these things. It’s good to look forward and be reminded of the work God has given us. It’s good to make “our calling and elections sure.”
I pray that you will also experience that blessing in your life today and throughout this week!
God bless you abundantly!
There is no such thing in the Bible as a prayer of hope. Hope is a step before faith. Hope considers the answer a possibility, faith knows that the answer is a reality. Hope expects it someday, faith has it now. Hope is in the future, faith is in the now. Faith possesses the reality of the answer in the spirit, and knows that it will come to pass. Hope is a belief in the general promises of God, faith is a belief in the specific will and promise of God.
Hope considers the answer a possibility, faith knows that the answer is a reality.
Prayer is based on faith and not hope. We are told to believe when we pray, not hope.
Jesus replied to them, “Have faith in God. I assure you: If anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore, I tell you, all the things you pray and ask for -believe that you have received them, and you will have them. Mark 11:22, 23, 24 Holman Christian Standard Bible
We are told that the prayer of faith will save and heal us.
The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. James 5:15 Holman Christian Standard Bible
Hope gives us an expectation of God’s will and motivates us on to seek Him in the process of faith. Prayer is the spoken release of faith and not hope.
Hope is the mind’s expectation of God’s will
Faith is the heart’s reality of God’s will
Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Holman Christian Standard Bible
Additional Reading: The Timeline of Faith – Hope Is Still Hope – Mental Assent