The Word of God contains many promises about the circumstances and situations we face. Reading, proclaiming, declaring, and meditating on these promises found throughout Scripture will increase your faith. Faith comes from hearing the Word (Romans 10:17). We actually pray the Holy Spirit’s inspired words back to God. He is faithful to His Word. His promises are consistent with His character.
You will be able to pray with wisdom and authority as you pray God’s promises. Here are some from the New Testament, but I have heard that there are as many promises in Scriptures as there are days in the year!
- Luke 3:16 – Promise to baptize us with the fullness of the Holy Spirit and God’s fire.
- Luke 24:49 – Father’s promise to cloth the church with power from on high. See also Luke 11:13.
- Acts 1:8 – Promise to receive power through encounters with the Holy Spirit and to be witnesses, even to the ends of the earth.
- Acts 2:17-21 – Promise to pour out the Spirit that all may prophesy and see visions in the last days.
- John 14:12 – Promise that those who have faith in Jesus will do even greater works than those of Jesus because He goes to the Father.
- John 14:13-14 – Promise of answered prayer when asked in Jesus’ name so that He may bring glory to the Father.
- John 14:27 – Promise of peace and encouragement so as not to be afraid or troubled.
- Matthew 10:1, 8 – Promise of having authority to heal the sick and cast out demons. See also Mark 16:17; Luke 10:19; and
1 John 3:8.
- Ephesians 6:11-18 – Promise for the ability to stand against the devil’s schemes and his flaming arrows.
As we pray God’s promises out loud, we begin to understand God’s plans and agenda. Our desires fall in line with His. In his book, Bridal Intercession, Gary Wiens stresses how praying the Biblical prayers help us come into agreement with the Spirit of God and other believers. He says:
“As a result of praying these biblical prayers, we find it increasingly easy to come in agreement with the Spirit of God concerning His nature and His agenda. We begin to desire what He desires, confident in His ability to bring it all to pass. Also, as we pray the prayers of the Scriptures, we find it easy to come to unity and agreement with other believers. We are not praying for our own agenda or the success of our own programs. We are not praying for our political convictions to be established as the norm. Rather, we are focused on the establishment of His rule and reign, and that is an agenda with which all believers are in agreement.” Gary Wiens
By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International