Entry# 029 Using God’s Word in Prayer
God has elevated His word above His name. He spoke and the worlds came into existence. In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Jesus is the Word of Life. He sent His word and healed us all. God’s word carries power, authority, anointing, life, and grace. His word can empower us to do His will, give us authority over the kingdom of darkness, anoint us to effect positive change on the earth, provide life to dead situations, and give us the grace to live a life of purpose and destiny. God’s word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. God wants us to study His word so that we can rightly divide the word of truth. The word of God is an essential weapon of spiritual warfare. We get results when we pray in faith using God’s word. As we pray declaring what God said, His word will accomplish whatever it was sent it to do. It will come to pass if it is in God’s will. Our God is a speaking God who longs to communicate with and through His people. We are made in God’s image and likeness, and have been given the same power of speech. We can speak life or death to our situations. We can speak encouragement or despair to others. We can speak blessings or curses over our children. The difference between our words and God’s word is that His words are irrevocable. Our words can be changed and manipulated. Someone can speak curses over us that can be reversed simply by tapping into a higher power. We can use God’s word to break generational curses, demonic strongholds, and satanic oppressions. We are operating in our God-given authority when we allow the Holy Spirit to speak through us. We may not know what to pray for, but the Holy Spirit always does. If we let Him have full reign, He can speak through us in an unknown heavenly tongue that speaks to a future and destiny we are not fully aware of. Some people may have the gift of interpreting this unknown tongue, but it is not necessary for us to understand it in order for it to be effective. In the early church, the disciples spoke in known tongues on the day of Pentecost. People from all over the world heard their language spoken by those who could not have known it, and they we saved. If we are willing to give up complete control of out tongue for a moment, we can allow the Holy Spirit to speak through us however He sees fit. But He needs something to work with; we have to study and hide the Holy Scriptures in our hearts. Coming before God with praise invites His presence. For God inhabits the praises of His people. The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous person, who is justified by grace through faith, is a prayer that uses the word of God. So instead of just giving God our complaints and our to-do list in prayer, we can allow the Holy Spirit to pray through us using the word of God, guaranteeing results.
Simple Sample Prayer
Dear Lord, we come to you with praise in our hearts and thanksgiving on our lips. We thank you for all that you have done, praise you for all you are doing now, and bless your name for what you are going to do. We thank you for life, and that more abundantly, for health, for by your stripes we are healed, and strength, for the joy of the Lord is our strength. We praise you for this day. For this is the day that you have made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. We thank you for waking us up this morning, for every morning new mercies we see. And we praise you for laying us down last night, for you give your beloved sleep. We lay down our burdens, needs, flaws and cares at your feet, for we know you care for us. We know that we are deeply loved, highly favored and greatly blessed because the Bible tells us so. Help us to walk in the grace you have provided for us, knowing that you daily make intercession for us. And as we pray in the spirit using your word, we know you will grant us our petitions. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.