PRAYING THE PRAYERS OF PAUL
We have been given a great confidence booster in 1 John 5:14-15 where we are assured that if we pray according to God’s will, He hears us. If He hears us, He will answer our prayers:
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”
We can be assured of answered prayers even before we begin to lift our voices. I took this idea and coupled it with the prayers that Paul wrote out in his letters, knowing that each prayer reveals what the will of God is for us today. I have often prayed theses prayers for myself and over those I care about. I have done this on and off for years and have seen a real benefit from doing so. Try praying them over your friends, family, and for your own church for the next thirty days and see what happens. Keep in mind, God does not want us to pray by rote, but from the heart, filled with faith, otherwise it will not profit us much at all (Hebrews 4:2).
I took these prayers from the New King James Bible but noticed there were key lines from other translations that helped me gain additional insights into what to pray for. In time, I also personalized each prayer, which I included here to help inspire you to do the same.
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