1.Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto You
will I pray.
3. My voice shall You hear in the morning, O LORD;
in the morning will I direct my prayer unto You, and will look
There are no "magical" formulas to prayer. I have seen
non-vocal and vocal prayers answered. Moses cried out to God a
one-liner "Lord heal my sister". From the Word of God, we know
His Word does not return to Him void when spoken and prayed in faith. Anyone can quote scripture, but if it is not mixed with
faith, it will profit him nothing. I have seen sociologists who
studied religion know more Word than a lot of Christians and quote
many scriptures, straight on their way to Hell because they do not
believe in Jesus Christ. Prayer should have a scriptural
basis, although, certainly one can pray in their own wording.
Praying "O Lord, help me with my bills" is scriptural because His
Word says He supply us with our needs, and that the Father knows our
needs even before we ask Him. It is from the Word of God that we
know what the will of God is.
Looking at prayer in the
Bible, we see many occasions of people interceeding for each other.
Something I noticed recently, and it is rather troubling;
certain ministries and individuals make people feel guilty for
requesting prayer. This is not right. Yes, we must all learn to pray
for ourselves, and no person should rely only on others to do all
their praying for them. God will yank your false security blanket
right from under your feet if you expect others to do all your
praying. But this should not be an excuse to not pray for other
people. In fact, the Word commands us to make supplication for all
the saints and those in authority. (Ephesians 6:18, I Timothy 2:1-2). In the book of Ezekiel the Lord speaks of the need for an intercessor for Israel:
28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered mortar , seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.
29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
And at no
time, should prayer cost money. If it does, take out running the other direction. Would you believe I know of a charismatic prophetic church which suggests $1000.00 donation to attend healing services? I kid you not! I am inclined to believe that most people will donate something to a healing ministry anyway, but suggesting such creates doubt and fear in the minds of those who cant afford it, and it deters some people from seeking help! Yes, our help is in the Lord, but He has set different administrations in His Church, including the gifts of healing.
There is so much which can
be said about prayer. There are times when you may need to fast
along with prayer for specific needs or situations. There may be
times you will need to pray and take authority through your position
in Christ over demonic spirits. Demonic spirits can hinder finances,
cause physical and most definitely mental illness, cause "mental
blindness" regarding a person's thought life, and so on.
Below you will find some "sample type"
prayers for various situations, including a prayer for
salvation. Again, using your own wording is best and when you
do so, align yourself to the scriptures. Prayer does not have
to be some long flowery exercise. But there are times when we may
need a little help in how to pray over a situation. And, as it is
written, the Holy Spirit will come to our aid when we don't know how
to pray. This is why Baptism in the Holy Ghost is relevant and
essential today. Praying in tongues should be a routine in the
believer's life. As Jesus is our mediator, and ever lives to make
intercession for us, ask in His name. He is the High Priest of our
profession (Hebrews 3:1).
*Coming soon...more on prayer and spiritual warfare.
Prayer For Salvation
come to you and ask for salvation through Jesus Christ. Lord change
me, and put Your Spirit in me. Thank You for making me a child of
God and for eternal life through Your Son Jesus. Amen.
Prayer For Physical Healing
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ I confess
Your Word concerning physical healing. It is written in Matthew
8:17, Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses. According to
Isaiah 53:5, I was healed by His stripes. Sickness does not belong
in my body. Lord, I call my/other person's body to align
with the Word of God, it is healed, whole, free and delivered. Lord
bring forth Your healing power, and restore my health back to
normal. Thank You, it is done, in the name of Jesus.
(also refer to "Healing" on the navigation
Prayer For Good
according to Your Word, you give your beloved sleep. Psalms 4.8
states "I will lay down and sleep in peace, for You alone O' Lord
make me dwell in safety. Proverbs 3:24 says "When I lie down,
I will not be afraid, yes, I will lie down and my sleep will
be sweet." Thank You Lord, in Jesus name, I ask and receive.
Prayer For Mental
the name of Jesus, Your Word states that we believers have the mind
of Christ (1Corinthians 2:16). You have not given us a spirit of
fear, but of power, lover, and a sound mind (II Timothy 1:7). Lord,
I stand on this Word, and confess that I/other person have a sound mind. Mental illness has
no place in me, and I command any mental spirits to go
me/other in Jesus name. Thank You Lord for soundness of mind,
in Jesus name.
Lord, for the men and women of our armed forces. Protect them as
they protect us. Defend them as they defend us. Encourage and
strengthen their spirit, soul, and body in the execution of their
duties and responsibilities. May they be mentally and physically
strong when required to fact the challenges of combat. Under gird
them with your spirit and might when they are called upon to endure
the hardships of battle.
that nothing would take them by surprise but that they would be
aware of all potential aggression. Enable them to curtail hostile
actions before they start.
to military leaders the strategies and plots that enemies would
wage. Give leaders wisdom and insight in all decisions. May response
to any aggression by enemies of this nation be swift, accurate and
our military favor with the governmental agencies of this country. I
pray that our Congress would appropriate sufficient funds to keep
our nationís military preeminent in the world.
you Lord, for providing America with the best trained, equipped and
lead military force in the world today. Fill them with Your saving
grace and the gospel of peace that they may be shining witnesses of
Our Nation (Tulsa: Harrison
House, © 1999)
Prayer For Protection--Personalize Psalms 91
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall
abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD,
He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver me
from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover me with his
feathers, and under his wings shalt I trust: his truth shall be my shield and buckler.
5 I shalt not be afraid for the
terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for
the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction
that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand; but it shall not
come nigh me.
8 Only with
my eyes shalt I behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because I hast made the
LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, my habitation;
10 There shall
no evil befall me, neither
shall any plague come nigh my dwelling.
11 For he shall
give his angels charge over me, to keep me in all my ways.
12 They shall bear
me up in their hands, lest
I dash thy foot against a
13 I shalt tread
upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt I trample under
14 Because he hath set
his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on
high, because he hath known My Name.
15 He shall call upon me,
and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver
him, and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and
show him my
Prayer For Spiritual Growth and Closeness To
Personalize yourself (as with Psalms 91 above) into these
16 Cease not to give thanks for you,
making mention of you in my prayers,
the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto
you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of
18 The eyes of your understanding being
enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and
what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his
power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised
him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly
21 Far above all principality, and power, and
might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this
world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath
put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all
things to the church,
23 Which is
his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto
the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
whom the whole family in heaven and earth is
16 That he would grant you, according to the
riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in
the inner man;
Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and
grounded in love,
be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and
length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the
love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled
with all the fullness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do
exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to
the power that worketh in