This post will give the reader an opportunity to see how one week of praying the promises of God will improve their life. Praying God’s promises from the Bible is a powerful way to become more effective in prayer. Accept this one-week prayer challenge and expect a deeper relationship with God by the end of this challenge.
What Benefits are there to Praying the Promises of God?
God loves us extravagantly. He has provided wonderful promises in His word for us to take hold of as beloved children of God. His Word is full of promises of love, protection, help, guidance, strength, provision, freedom and more.
There are several benefits of praying God’s promises:
1. Stronger faith from reminding yourself of what God says about you and your situation
2. More effective prayer by praying in line with the will of God as outlined in the Bible
3. Joy from being reminded of God’s faithfulness
4. Perseverance in difficult situations knowing God has you covered as He speaks directly to you from His word
5. Renewed intimacy with God as His promises remind you of God’s character
How to Do The Praying the Promises of God Challenge
Each day, you will be given two scriptures to pray back to God during the day. You will notice a double portion of scriptures on God’s help. This is by design, since for me I need to focus on God’s offer of help very intentionally. I have been very independent most of my life and learning to depend on God is a growth area for me.
When you read the scripture for the day, first, think and meditate on the scripture for at least five minutes. If you are a visual person, it is sometimes helpful to close your eyes and imagine seeing God doing what He promises in the Bible for you. Have a quiet place to do this. For more reading on Biblical meditation please read this related post.
Read the scripture out loud.
Turn the scripture into a prayer to God. Tell Him that you are standing on this promise and receiving His goodness as promised in the scripture you are covering for the day.
Throughout the day, keep the scripture visible to yourself on your phone, a small card, or a sticky.
You can do what are call breath prayers during the day to keep that scripture as a short prayer throughout the day. For example, during the day for the scripture below in Romans 8:28 you could do a breath prayer during the day to say “thank You God for I know You are working all things out for me since I love You and I am called according to Your purpose.”
There is a beautiful series of numbered prayer cards available for this challenge here. See below for a sample of how the cards look. You will get an emailed printable file which you can print (on cardstock is best) and cut for this challenge. There is a sign up form below for the prayer cards.
DAY 1 GOD’S PROMISES ON HIS LOVE
” Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28-29
DAY 2 GOD’S PROMISES ON PROTECTION
“But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.”
2 Thessalonians 3:2-3
“I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.” Psalms 91:2-6
DAY 3 GOD’S PROMISES ON HELP
“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13
“I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. ” Psalms 121:1-2
DAY 4 GOD’S PROMISES ON PROVISION
“The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” Psalms 34:10
“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
DAY 5 GOD’S PROMISES ON HEALING
“Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal My people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. ” Jeremiah 33:6-7
“He sent forth His word and healed them; He rescued them from the grave.” Psalms 107:20
DAY 6 GOD’S PROMISES ON HELP (God’s help again!)
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1
“I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalms 121:1-2
DAY 7 GOD’S PROMISES ON HIS GUIDANCE
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Psalms 32:8
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a Voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21
This article has provided a 7-day challenge on praying the promises of God. It provided a step-by-step breakdown of how to do this, as well as some free printable scripture cards to help (sign up below to grab the free cards!). It further described the expected benefits of doing this challenge.
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