Praying the Word of God
I have found that when we get strategic and pull out the word of the Father to pray it over our different situations that we face then that, supernaturally helps us to remove the different emotions we many of times have about…
And you see, it’s all those different emotions that can possibly prevent the effectiveness of our prayers from going forth and accomplishing.
So what I’ve found is that when I pull out the word on those different situations and pray the word, I then enter into a realm of praying the Father’s thoughts and will vs. mine. And we know when we pray His will, that produces results. For the Father has told us His ways and thoughts are higher than ours.
Isaiah 55:9-11“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
If you’re like me, there have been many times I desired to pray about XYZ but because of my own emotional attachment etc. I felt like I didn’t even know what to pray therefore, I stayed stuck, left to deal with the same stuff and weighed down.
But praise be unto the Father! I have seen victory when I allow His word and thoughts to replace mine. In truth, sometimes the words we pray out of our good intentions just aren’t even enough. Thus, the critical need to pray the word.
Romans 8:26-27 AMP reads: In the same way the Spirit [comes to us and] helps us in our weakness. We do not know what prayer to offer or how to offer it as we should, but the Spirit Himself [knows our need and at the right time] intercedes on our behalf with sighs and groaning’s too deep for words. 27 And He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because the Spirit intercedes [before God] on behalf of God’s people in accordance with God’s will.
You see the more and more I grow in the Father, the more and more I see my weakness and inability to really pray in a way that really hits the target. Now though, I know Romans 8:26-27 is a scripture that’s been used to point out our need to pray in the Spirit being, in tongues which I do believe in yet, I also believe this is true concerning His very word.
For the word tells us in John 6:63: It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
Now how can we apply praying the word of God?
Let me do share some of the things I have done. As I go through the word and the Father allows scriptures to leap off the page, one thing I’m becoming more and more diligent to do once again, is to write them down on flashcards. Such, when I pray concerning certain things, I can pray the word of the Father, because in praying His word, that transcends my emotions and also causes there to be an impact that I DO see, not only concerning the situations but also concerning me.
Now granted, I know that in order to soak in the word, write the word and to pray it, it is a sacrifice, but in doing so the gemstones from the Father’s heart is released and the empowerment to intercede is given.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Another effective thing I’ve seen work is, I use books written by authors who pray the word, and so, in praying what’s in the book, it’s not only helped me to pray but how to pray in more specific ways concerning other areas in my life.
I personally have used books written by the author Stormie Omartian. I have used her books to pray for both my children and husband.
1 John 5:14-15 reads: Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
I look forward to hearing about all the praise reports we each will have in applying the word of the Father.
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