The Bible is packed with powerful, life-transforming promises. God has given us this vault of infinite riches to be an instruction book for life. Why, then, do we often feel drained and powerless?
Imagine a house on a pretty lot, surrounded by shrubs and flowers. A state-of-the-art power plant stands next door. That plant can produce enough energy to power the entire city, but the family inside the house will live in darkness until their home is connected to the plant by electrical wires. Before power can be transmitted to the house, a connection must be made between the power station and the house.
God’s promises are the electrical wires that conduct His power into our lives. Through His promises, we receive the power we need to stand against sin and live abundantly. Second Peter 1:2-4 says,
Are God’s promises powering your life? Or are you living off the grid?
One of the most practical ways to be powered by God’s promises is to pray them. When we pray God’s promises, we are telling Him we trust Him to keep His word. The book of Psalms records many sermons King David preached to himself during difficult times; these sermons focused his thoughts on truth and positioned him to experience God’s power.
Like David, we remind ourselves of the truths that power our lives by committing to pray God’s promises. Here are ten prayers of promise:
1. A Prayer for Peace
Even when I can’t feel Your presence, I know you are near. Your promises are true. Thank You for Your faithfulness. Lord, teach my heart to rest in Your presence and not to be afraid or anxious. I will trust in You. (Deuteronomy 31:6; Hebrews 13:5)
2. A Prayer for Blessing
I know that You are at work in my life. No matter how I feel or what troubles I face, You are working things out for my good. Thank You for being a sovereign God who sees the end from the beginning and uses even painful things to bring about good. (Romans 8:28)
3. A Prayer for Hope
I can’t wait to be there, Lord! Thank You for my future hope. Thank You that I can rejoice despite the circumstances in this world. Because I know it is just the beginning, I can look beyond this life. Thank You for trusting me with these momentary afflictions on earth, which are preparing for me an eternal weight of glory. Thank You for the hope I have in Jesus. (Revelation 21:4; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18)
4. A Prayer for Forgiveness
You are always faithful to forgive—no matter what I’ve done. Thank You for accepting my repentance. I confess my sins and I trust You to forgive them. Thank You for allowing me to walk in the freedom of Your forgiveness. (John 1:12; Psalm 51:17)
5. A Prayer for Help
I stand still before you, acknowledging that You are God, You are in control, and You are all powerful. Thank You for Your protection. Thank You for Your peace that guards my heart and mind as I trust in You. Thank You for upholding Your promises. (Exodus 14:14; Philippians 4:7)
6. A Prayer for Wisdom
So now, Lord, I ask for Your wisdom, knowing that You will provide it. Thank You for giving out of Your abundance, and not according to what I deserve. Thank You, Lord, for Your unfailing promises! (James 1:5; John 14:13-14)
7. A Prayer for Renewal
As I pray for [a specific person or circumstance], I trust that Your Word will perform its renewing work. Your Word is powerful! It teaches what is true and exposes errors. Lord, help me to understand Your truth and equip me for every good work. (Isaiah 55:11; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
8. A Prayer for Justice
One day, Your truth will be proclaimed throughout the world. When the time is right, You will destroy evil forever. I cry out to You as the great Judge who upholds justice and mercy. God, I trust You to avenge the evil that has touched my life. Thank You that final justice is not my responsibility. I will strive to live at peace with everyone, knowing vengeance is Yours. Lord, I trust Your timing, Your power, and Your promises. (Psalm 37:8-9; Romans 12:19)
9. A Prayer for Clarity
You know the number of hairs on my head. You hold each of my tears in a jar. You know my secrets. You know me better than anyone—better than I know myself! I trust You with all that I am. Lord, will You help me to understand truth? Guide me. Remind me who I am. Give me rest in the knowledge that I am Your child. (Matthew 10:30; Psalm 56:8; Psalm 44:21)
10. A Prayer for Strength
You supply limitless power to the weak, and You increase the strength of those who need it. Thank You for renewing my strength each day as I trust in You. Lord, teach me to wait on You. Lift me up on the wings of eagles so that I can soar above my circumstances. My to-do list is long, and my trials are great. But You give me strength. You have no rival, no equal. You are the Creator of heaven and earth. Nothing is too much for You! (Isaiah 40:28-31)
God will keep every promise He has ever made. His Word cannot be broken. The Bible says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). May we live each day of our lives in the power of His promises! Amen.
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It’s time to unpack all that God has given you! In Everything You Need, Dr. Jeremiah explores 2 Peter 1:3-11 to highlight eight critical tools God provides to each of His people: diligence, virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love. When we use the equipment God provides, we can live confidently in His promise that we will never stumble.