Among the 3000 promises God made in the Bible, here are 7 you can claim in prayer.
Posted in , Mar 1, 2016
The Bible is full of promises God made to His people, both individually and corporately. (Some have counted as many as 3000 promises in the Bible!) Some promises apply to specific people or situations, such as God’s promise to give Abraham countless descendants (Genesis 15:5).
But many apply to God’s people today and can be prayed and claimed by us in prayer. I asked some of my friends if they regularly prayed any specific promises of God and was blessed by their responses:
1) To Know God’s Heart
Sherrie prays Psalm 25:14 (“The Lord confides in those who fear Him; He makes His covenant known to them”) because, she says, “I want to know the heart of God.”
2) For Healing
Judy says, “Psalm 103:1-5 (‘Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all His benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases’) has been especially meaningful for me. There have been times when I faced major attacks on my health, and this scripture was an anchor during the storms. And yes, He did answer and heal my diseases.”
3) For Strength
Giselle often prays Psalm 125:1-2 (“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore”).
She says those words sustained and strengthened her when doctors said her son was about to die. She prayed those words, and many others prayed with her. Her son was delivered from death.
4) For Perfect Peace
Janyce says she prays Isaiah 26:3, in which God promises to “keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in [Him].”
5) For God’s Word to Bear Fruit
Betty prays Isaiah 55:11 in which God promises that “my word that goes out from my mouth. . . will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” In particular, she prays that promise for her children who were raised in the faith but have since wandered.
6) To Lay Hold of God
Linda’s favorite promise to pray is Jeremiah 19:13-14, which says, “‘You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord.”
7) For Wisdom
Cherrilynn regularly claims God’s promise to supply wisdom: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
Those seven merely scratch the surface of God’s many promises and His continual willingness to answer prayer. There are many, many more—such as the promise of rest (Matthew 11:28), presence (Hebrews 13:5) and forgiveness (1 John 1:9).
What promise of God will you pray and claim today?