The Word of God, which is the Bible, is one of the tools that we use in spiritual warfare. So now we will look at how to pray God’s word so we can have success in the battlefield. The battlefield is my mind. When we engage in spiritual warfare, we speak the Word of God. Speaking is another tool that we use in spiritual warfare; therefore, speaking God’s word, out loud, in prayer is one of the ways in which we do spiritual warfare. What comes next is to believe that it has already been done and last, but not least, we have to walk out our faith and our belief that it has already been done.
All Saints have a past. Sometimes our past clouds our ability to believe that God has freed us of our sins so we have a low opinion of ourselves which inhibits us from contributing to God’s kingdom. We must all believe and know that God loves us and has set us free from all of our sins. If we feel insecure about whether or not God loves us, we need to pray His word in order for the Lord to fill us up with His love.
Here are some scriptures about how much God loves us and we have modified them so they will be prayers about ourselves but they can also be modified to be prayers about others. Keep in mind that we are not adding to, omitting or changing the Word of God but we are putting ourselves into the scripture, which is what God intended. The scripture is for us (believers) and non-believers. Scripture is to be used for our edification, correction, rebuking, etcetera and parts of the scripture is about us (believers).
One way to pray would be to say, in the midst of prayer: “Lord, your Word says in Romans 8:35 – 39: Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord and Lord, we believe your Word today.
The other way to pray God’s Word is to simply put yourself or those for whom you are praying into the scripture while in prayer. For example:
Lord, Your Word asks Who can separate (us, me, you) from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake (we, I, you) face death all day long; (we, I, you) are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things (we, I, you) (are, am) more than (a) conqueror(s) through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate (us, me, you) from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This prayer lets us know that nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Here are more scriptures that will bring security and comfort for those who want to feel the love of God in their lives. These scriptures will bring you the peace and joy that come with being a follower of Christ.
Psalm 103:8 – 12
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
Matthew 11:28 – 30
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Psalm 86:4 – 5
Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you. You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.
Please share the scriptures that bring you comfort, give you peace and allow you to have rest in Jesus.