Our Pattern in Practice
This morning, Pastor Dallas said that one key to a powerful prayer life is to base our prayers on the promises of God.
1 John 5:15-15 says, “This is the confidence we have before him: If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears whatever we ask, we know that we have what we have asked of him.”
Every promise is part of His will, which means we can ask with complete confidence for Him to bring these things into fruition in our lives.
These promises are revealed exclusively in His Word, so we must spend time in the Scriptures if we are to pray in this way.
Below, you’ll see a passage (Psalm 138:8) and prayer that’s based on the promises contained within. Lean on this example to help you this week as you seek to pray the promises of God!
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me. Lord, your faithful love endures forever; do not abandon the work of your hands.
Psalms 138:8 (CSB)
Promise #1: The Lord has a purpose for my life.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, that you’ve given me purpose and potential. The fact that I’m breathing today means you’re not done with me yet. Help me to live today according to your purpose.
Promise #2: God’s love endures forever.
Prayer: WOW! Thank you, Father, that your love for me endures forever. Help me to remember that no matter what may happen in my life today, nothing I do could make you love me any more or any less. Help me to rest in your love, knowing that it’s not something I can earn, but rather something I receive freely from you!
Promise #3: He will finish what He begins.
Prayer: I may not be where I want to be, but I’m not where I was! Thank you, Jesus, for being the author and perfector of my faith. Holy Spirit, make me more like Jesus today. I yield all that I have and all that I am to you.
There you have it!
It’s our hope that this post helps you see the power that comes from praying the promises of God. Turn to the Word and watch your prayer life leap to a whole new level!