“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.”
Together in the Harvest,
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)
Why trust? You trust without thinking. You trust that any form of transportation will get you where you need to go. You trust the lights will come on when you flip the switch.
But trust is broken, even shattered when something happens that rocks your world: a senseless act of violence, a natural disaster, an unexpected diagnosis, a betrayal.
When you lose trust, you can lose faith and hope.
May this prayer renew your trust, to trust yourself, trust others, and trust God.
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Prayer for Trust:
Most Gracious and Loving God,
I trust in your peace that surpasses all understanding.
Because I have peace, I am not anxious.
I know and trust that I am completely loved and supported by you.
I am wonderfully made!
You have given me instincts, intuition and feelings.
I trust my instincts.
I trust my intuition.
I trust my feelings.
I trust in the still small voice inside of me.
It is the voice of truth.
It is the voice of my soul.
Your Spirit dwells within me.
God, you are the Source of my peace and power.
I listen for guidance with heightened awareness.
I trust you.
I don’t have to worry or know what happens.
You are all-knowing.
You are all loving.
I trust you to provide all that I need.
You are my refuge and fortress.
I trust you for safety.
I trust that I am where I am supposed to be.
I trust that I will be led where I am supposed to go.
I trust that you will lead me and guide me.
I trust that you will never leave me.
I trust the present moment and let go of the past.
Trusting in this moment will direct my future.
Help me to trust others.
I know that I cannot live life to the fullest without the help of others.
When I’m afraid, I will trust you more.
When I am weak, I will trust in your strength.
When I have doubts, I will trust in your promises to love me and direct my steps.
God, in you I trust.
Trust is the third in a trilogy of recorded meditations to help you: Be Still, Let it Go and Trust. Learning to be still, to let go and to trust are the three keys to living your life with peace, power and purpose. This prayer is the foundation of the Trust Meditation CD and MP3 downloads.
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May you live life with peace, power and purpose when you learn to be still, let go and trust.
by Jeanne (USA)
Dear Father, I have been searching for work for over a year now, help me to find employment so that I can take care of myself. God I do not ask for much. You know my heart , my mind and my needs. I trust you Jesus you said you would never leave me and I know this through other seasons that have come my way. I ask that you bring me out of this season as well. Bless all others who are unemployed and touch them as well. Pull them close Jesus so they TOO can know that you are with them every step of the way, through good times and bad. I trust you Jesus and know that you walk with me eveyday and that your love is with me.
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