Praying The Word of God
Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten (watching over) my word to perform it – Jeremiah 1:12
Jeremiah’s work was to warn not only the Jews, but all the nations of the world about God’s judgment on sin. He gave Jeremiah a vision of an almond tree, as the early blossoming of the almond tree gave promise of the later spring fruit, God would watch over His Word to bring it to fruition. Just as God was watching over His Word to perform the Words He gave to Jeremiah, God has left His written Word for us to believe it, speak it and watch it come into manifestation.
God’s Word will never return to Him void, when we speak what God has spoken over our life, we will receive what we have spoken ( For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned – Matthew 12:37) when we speak the opposite of what God has spoken we will also receive what we have spoken (Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth – Proverbs 6:2). Words are action, and they will manifest for our good or against us.
A few examples of praying God’s word:
When praying for your family, pray that God will give them a hunger and thirst after righteousness, His Word says, “He that hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be filled”(Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled – Matthew 5:6.
Ask God to draw your love ones to Him, the Bible says, the only way we can come to Jesus, the Father must draw them (No man can come to me, except the Father which have sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day – John 6:44).
Ask God to deliver your love ones from the chains of sin, because His Word says ( God setteth the solitary in families. He bringeth out those which are bound with chains, but the rebellious dwell in a dry land – Psalm 68:6) .
When praying for yourself, I will delight myself in the Lord for the Word of God says ( Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart – Psalm 37:4).
I will commit my thoughts to the Lord, because the Word of God says (Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established – Proverbs 16:3).
Quoting Scripture in prayer is powerful, it makes Satan and his demons know that we belong to God. Prayer makes them tremble at the Word of God, and it touches the heart and hand of God to move on our behalf. Quoting Scriptures without living according Scripture will not move God, but when we live the best of our ability and the power He has given us to live according to His Word, He will watch over His Words and will perform them.