Praying the Promises of God

This post is totally copied from some guy I heard on the radio. And I only heard about three and a half minutes, so that makes it worse. But anyways, to paraphrase someone unknown for 1/15 of his lecture, here goes:
The best way to pray is to pray God’s promises. We can of course always ask for specifics in our life, but we’re not always promised that outcome. The best prayers come when we open up God’s word and ask Him to do what He has said he would. Here are a few promises I could think of:
– That he would give us wisdom for a situation (James 1:5)
– That he would be with us (matt 28)
– That he would give us peace. (Phillippians 4:7)
– That he would work all things in our life for good (Rom 8:28)
– That he would comfort us in our suffering (2 Cor. 1:1)
– That he would give us power, love, and self-discipline instead of fear (2 tim 1:7)
– That if we seek Him, he will give us what we need (matt 6:33)
– That no one can snatch us out of God’s hand (John 10:29)
– That we can be content, with his strength. (Phil. 4:13)
– That he will complete the work he started in us (phil. 1:6)

There are many more! But that’s a good start!

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One thought on “Praying the Promises of God

  1. Thanks Jessica! I needed to read this today. We're contemplating some big stuff, and this was a great reminder about what I can do to assure myself that God is in control (cuz let's face it, I'd better not be!)

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