Prayer is making the will of God known upon the earth. It is also the primary way for the believer in Jesus Christ to communicate his or her desires with God and to fellowship with Him. God expects us to pray. Mark 11:24 says, Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Prayer is one of the means that God has appointed for the carrying into effect His promises. Matthew Henry says, “We must turn God’s promises into prayer, and then they shall be turned into performances.” Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. – Jeremiah 33:3.
We are to use His Word in prayer; If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. – John 15:7
Prayer and the Promises of God go together. We must use the promises of God in our prayer, then speak the promises of God. We are to say what we believe and our belief must be in alignment with the Word of God.
Words are spiritual containers that carry faith or fear. When we speak the Word of God, we release the faith and power of God into the atmosphere of this earth and create an avenue through which the grace of God can flow into our circumstances and situations. That’s why Proverbs 18:21 (MSG) says, Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit – you choose. There is power in your words!
Words are not just for the purpose of communicating with others, although they do serve as a means of communication between people. The primary purpose for words is to create things.
God is the originator of all creation, and the Word of God says that this world was created through His Word. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. – Hebrews 11:3.
As believers, we are supposed to be using our words to call those things that be not as though they were and pull unseen things out of the spiritual realm into the natural realm. For example, Abraham in the Bible:
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. – Romans 4:17
When we pray, we are basing our prayer and declarations on the finished works of Jesus Christ.
He has paid for everything in full; whether it’s concerning our families, our relationships, our finances, our ministry or our business. We have the authority to command into existence peace in our marriages, happiness in our children, tranquility in our households, and stability in our finances.
In this book you will see how parents can pray for their children’s safety, character development, relationship with God, and so much more.