Prayer is the most powerful weapon that we have. There is nothing more powerful then when you pray the promises of God. All that God is – and all that God has – may be received through prayer.

Everything you need to fulfill your purpose on earth is available to you through prayer. Every answer you may have in life, is in prayer.

When you come to God in prayer, it is because you have faith that he will do what he promised.

As you focus on praying the promises of God, you begin to see that God is a big God, and he is bigger and more powerful than any of your problems, are what you are going through, and that understanding will increase your faith because you will begin to believe he can fulfill his promises.

And then, as you see God answer your prayers, your faith will deepen because you can really see that we serve a big God, and he can and will do what he says he can do.

As you learn to pray in faith, a great place to start is by claiming the promises of God found in the Bible.

There are over eight thousand promises in the Bible. These promises provide the answer to everyone of your needs and problems.

Whatever it is that you need, when you are not sure what to pray and how to pray, you can use these promises to help you pray in faith.

Women standing on the balcony looking out at the ocean.

How to Pray the Promises of God?

Praying the promises of God is so vital in a Christian life today. As the world becomes more stressful, dangerous, and challenging, it is time to draw closer to Jesus.

We all face challenges – challenges in relationships, challenges at work, and challenges in our families. But sometimes the most significant challenges are in our minds.

The struggles we have in the physical realm are a manifestation of the challenges we face in the spiritual realm and in our thought lives.

When we decide to pray God’s promises over our situation, our thoughts begin to change. Sadly, many Believers do not know the power of praying the promises of God over their lives.

With everything that happening around us, we need to pray. To believe God for anything, we must believe in faith.

Praying God’s promises will give you the opportunity to dive into the Scriptures using your faith and to pray God’s Word back to Him.

And that is what praying the promises of God are, praying God’s word back to Him. What does it mean to pray God’s promises? 

How can I know which promises to apply to me, how do you pray the promises of God?Does God’s promises still apply to us today? And how do we know if we are taking a promise of God out of context?

Prayer will deepen your relationship and strengthen your faith in God. We are in the beginning of a new year, and if you start the new year, praying the promises of God, your new year will end successful. In the times we live in, prayer is so important. Everything is so uncertain. “What will happen this year if you really start in prayer really believing God?

Chances are, you know how great and precious God’s promises are, but you aren’t sure what to do with them?

For all the promises of God in Him are “yes;” and in Him “amen” unto the glory of God by us. 2 CORINTHIANS 1:20

Have you ever wondered how to pray in a way that your prayers will deepen your relationship with God?

How do you pray the promises of God in a way that aids your daily life and brings about God’s agenda? Praying the promises of God will help you internalize them, make them your own, and usher in God’s presence in your life. 

If you have never prayed the promises of God, I want to invite you to join me in doing so. I am going to share exactly how to pray the promises of God and forty promises of God I recommend you start with.

Praying the promises of God will take you further in your prayer life, in your faith walk than you have ever gone before and will deepen your intimacy with your Father in heaven! 

Here is a way you can use one of God’s promises as a prayer that will strengthen and build your faith, and to build your faith, it must be based on the promises of God.

Isaiah 40:31 says, “But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak” (GNT).

To use this promise of God as a prayer, you might pray, “God, I’m being challenged in every area of my life. I do not want to disappoint you, but I want to give up and quitting.

Yet, in faith, I know that you will renew and strengthen me. You will lift me up and give me new strength, so I can keep going. My hope and trust are in you. Thank you for helping me move forward and keep going. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Prayers like this will help you increase your faith. They remind you of what God has promised; then you see in your own life how God keeps his promises.

How to Pray the Promises of God | A Prayer to Wait on the Lord

Isaiah 40:31 says, “But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak” (GNT).

To use this promise of God as a prayer, you might pray, “God, I’m being challenged in every area of my life. I do not want to disappoint you, but I want to give up and quitting. Yet, in faith, I know that you will renew and strengthen me. You will lift me up and give me new strength, so I can keep going. My hope and trust are in you. Thank you for helping me move forward and keep going. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Prayers like this will help you increase your faith. They remind you of what God has promised; then you see in your own life how God keeps his promises.

As you get used to praying God’s promises, it can be helpful to write your prayers. Talk to God about his promise. Tell him that you are trusting in him to fulfill his promise.

“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking” (James 1:5 NLT).

How to Pray God’s Promises | A Prayer for Wisdom

“Father, you said, “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. There are so many times I forget to ask for what I truly need, and wisdom is on top of the list. I am so grateful for this Scripture and the promise it holds. Thank you for being so generous and willing to give me the wisdom I need in my everyday circumstances. God, I want to live by the promises and principles in your Word—not by the world’s standards. Teach me to boldly ask for wisdom daily so I can navigate life according to your will and for your glory. I ask this in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.”

How to Pray God’s Promises | A Prayer for Purpose

  • “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10
  • “Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statues, and I shall keep it to the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.” – Psalm 119:33-34
  • “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,” – Ephesians 4:11-12

“Father God, in the name of Jesus, I acknowledge that You have created me for Your purpose and for your glory. I dedicate my life, to you. I will do my work as unto the Lord.

“I will purpose to redeem that which has been lost in Kingdom and live in alignment with God’s love and instruction.

“In Jesus name, amen.” 

Be strong and courageous. In times of adversity and distress turn to God in prayer and ask Him to fulfill His promises.

We should be praying the promises of God over our lives, over our families, and over our children every day. Every one of us will face challenges, and hard seasons in life. We must look to God and His word for guidance, help, and healing.

Praying the Promises of God will help you get through the hard days. Start praying for yourself, asking God to forgive you where you fall short and to help you move forward in your day to honor him.

Thank God for His blessings, even the small things are a gift from God. Then humbly ask Him for your needs to be met.

Then move out from there. Pray for your spouse and children, your siblings and parents, your extended family and co-workers, your friends and church, your pastor and the church staff, your community and state, the country and world and so on.

The best prayer is from a humble and sincere heart. God already knows your joys and your scars, so why not be completely open and transparent with him? He is God! He can take your raw thoughts and feelings and is loving enough to promise to be near the brokenhearted (Psalms 34:18).

Do not use prayer to just mindlessly recite the same stuff over and over but be intentional about seeking after the heart of God.

“Whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in synagogues and on street corners so that people can see them. Truly I say to you, they have their reward! But whenever you pray, go into your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you. When you pray, do not babble repetitiously like the Gentiles, because they think that by their many words they will be heard. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Matthew 6:5-8

Your prayers do not have to be super long and filled with complex words. Pray like you are talking to a friend. God already knows your deepest secrets and He still loves you. So just talk to Him.

Remember prayer is a conversation. Prayer is talking to God and listening to His response. 

 Related: How praying the promises of God each morning transforms my day

What Happens When You Pray God’s Promises?

God wants to fulfill his promises for in every area of our lives. But that does not mean we do not have a part to play in the process: we need to believe his promises and claim them.

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God (2 Corinthians 1:20).

There are many examples in Scripture of how God made — and fulfilled — his promises to his people.

Promises of God in the Old Testament.

Abraham

God promised to give Abraham a son through his wife Sarah even though both had passed child-bearing age. It looked impossible, but Abraham chose to believe God; and when he was 100-years-old, his son Isaac was born!

Solomon

When Solomon became the king, he asked for wisdom. The Bible says that God gave Solomon a “breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.”

The Israelites

When they cried out to God to give them rest, he did. In fact, all of the promises God made to the Israelites through Moses were fulfilled.

David

God made a covenant with David to protect his family. And because of that promise, his house was spared from destruction.

Mary

The Lord sent the angel Gabriel to the virgin Mary to tell her that she would conceive and give birth to a son. Even though this was against the laws of nature, she chose to believe the word of the Lord, and it happened exactly as announced!

The Bible tells us that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. If he made promises in the past and fulfilled them, then he will do the same today. He has not changed.

As believer’s we need to believe and trust God, who has made the promise. It might take a while for God to fulfill his promise; that means we must persevere when things do not happen as quickly as we would like.

But that’s where patience comes in. You must allow patience to have her perfect work in your life.

But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:4 (NKJV)

We cannot just sit around and wait; we need to actively hold on to the promises of God, declaring them by faith, regardless of the situation or challenge we are going through.

Benefits of Praying the Promises of God

There are many benefits attached to praying the promise of God every day and committing one’s day into the hands of God. Make a commitment that you are going to pray the promises of God every day. All throughout Scripture we can see the amazing hand of God working through his people– when you pray the promises of God every day!

1.  Praying the promise of God every day will change your life. It gives us direct communication with God and as we develop our relationship with Him and experience His response to our prayers, our faith becomes renewed. It is the prayer of faith that will move the mountains in our lives; “if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20).

2.  Praying the promises of God everyday strengthens you with power and might. When you are weak, praying the promises of God makes you strong. God’s Word will protect our lives when in spiritual battle. It can bring forth life in the darkest of situations. It can save us from those fiery darts from the enemy. 

The Word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. The Word of God is so powerful as to pull down strong holds (2 Corinthians 10:4,5), to raise the dead, to make the deaf to hear, the blind to see, the dumb to speak, and the lame to walk. It is powerful to batter down Satan’s kingdom, and to set up the kingdom of Christ upon the ruins thereof. Hebrews 4:12

3. Praying the promises of God. Brings joy and peace, and power of the Holy Spirit. But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you. John 14:26

The power that the Holy Spirit gives us is something that reflects in the natural as well as the supernatural. He gives us power, love, and self-discipline. It is through everyday prayer that we spend time with the Holy Spirit.

4. Praying the promises of God. It offers us hope in waiting. Wait on the Lord be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. Psalm 27:14 (KJV)

Therefore, daily prayer gives us the supernatural strength and power to avoid temptation as instructed by God’s Word; “watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.” Without daily prayer, the flesh overtakes the spirit. Therefore, we must pray ask God to guide and direct us from our sinful desires; Our prayers, should be centered around dispelling the yielding of temptation over our lives; “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one; For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen” (Matthew 6:13).

6. Our everyday prayer enables our spiritual battery to become fully charged. This is important because, when the Holy Spirit spiritually charge us, we can discern the things of darkness. Acts 16:16-18 is a prime example when Paul was able to discern the evil spirit of the female slave who predicted the future, earning lots of money for her owners by fortune-telling.

Paul’s spiritual battery was fully charged, and the Spirit enabled him to speak to the spirit within her (v18). Paul spoke (prayed) to God, in the name of Jesus Christ that the spirit would come out of her. Immediately the spirit left her. Our spiritual battery remains fully charged, through a life of daily prayer, reading of His Word and fasting.

7. Praying the promises of God. It will help you to make the right decisions even in complex situations. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Psalm 119:105).

Asking God for help in making decisions may sometimes feel challenging, but remember he loves us and wants what’s best for us. Why try to make big decisions on your own when we can receive guidance from Him? His ways are better than ours.

Related: Praying God’s Promises: The Life-Changing Power of Praying the Scriptures

What Does it Mean to Stand on the Promises of God?

Promises are made to be kept. Whether or not we believe a promise depends upon the character and history of the person making it. God has demonstrated his love and shown us his character through the person of Jesus.

God is trustworthy and stands behind every promise that he makes. Knowing that God will never leave or forsake us brings great comfort to my heart and my life.

I have learned that whenever I experience something inconsistent with what I know to be true, I can turn to a promise from God and keep it in my heart.

God is present to help and strengthen us through life’s uncertain paths. I stand on God’s promise to be with me through good times and hard times, and you can too. Prayer helps us experience God’s promises.

Prayer gives us reassurance that God wants to fulfill his promise to us. It is a wonderful feeling to know that the creator of the universe wants to be always near us.

Be strong and courageous. In times of adversity and distress stand on the promises of God. Turn to God in prayer and ask Him to fulfill His promises.

We should be praying and standing on the promises of God over our lives, over our families, and over our children every day.

Every one of us will face challenges, and hard seasons in life. We must look to God and His word for guidance, help, and healing.

Praying and standing on the Promises of God will help you get through the hard days. Start praying and standing for yourself, asking God to forgive you where you fall short and to help you move forward in your day to honor him.

Thank God for His blessings, even the small things are a gift from God. Then humbly ask Him for your needs to be met.

Then move out from there. Pray for your spouse and children, your siblings and parents, your extended family and co-workers, your friends and church, your pastor and the church staff, your community and state, the country and world and so on.

So how do you stand on the promises of God relying on God’s promises to strengthen you? Let me offer you five ways.

#1: Know God’s promises.

Read the Word of God daily—every chance you get. Let it be the soundtrack of your life. When I gave my life to Christ, I read the Word of God every day, taking notes and underlining passages, and I even listened to the Bible on cassette tapes when I worked out and drove in the car. You cannot trust the promises unless you know them and make them the foundation of your life.

#2: Mediate on God’s promises.

“Meditating on the promises of God will strengthen your prayer life and deepen your faith.

“Meditate on the word day and night.” Joshua 1:8

This verse talks about meditating or thinking deeply and focusing on the Word of God. In it, God commands Joshua to meditate on His Word Day and night to become prosperous and successful.

#3: Pray God’s promises.

In Matthew 6:9-13, Jesus offers a model prayer. He says to start our prayers with praise, acknowledging God for who he is, where he is, and what he can do. 

Then we must pray for his will to be done. God promises that his will shall come to pass, but we must be open to his will. Prayer prepares our hearts to carry out his will. Then we will acknowledge and understand it.

Jesus also said we can pray for our daily bread—our sustenance to survive—as well as for forgiveness and protection. 

#4: Trust God’s promises.

Embrace those moments of trial by going out on a limb and trusting God in ways that seem idiotic but demonstrate your faith in him.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says,

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.”

What does that kind of trust look like? Trust is a heart decision, a willful surrender of all your heart. Half-hearted marriages never work, and no husband has ever gotten anywhere by saying, “I love you, honey, with most of my heart.”  No, wives want it all, and so does God.

The greatest threat to trusting God is our own understanding—how we see things or how we have experienced life before. Once “our” mind starts to process and determine our steps, we get distracted, taking exits, and wandering down detours.

Trust is a step-by-step process of submission, following the straightest path to the destination God has determined for us. We would never take the longest route suggested by our GPS; we always prefer the shortest route with the least amount of travel time. And yet, we often find ourselves exhausted when we scrap the straightest paths to satisfy our disoriented desires.

Instead, trust God’s promises to take you where you need to go.

#5: Rest in God’s promises.

Resting in God’s promises is the next step in trusting God’s promises. The opposite of rest is worry. 

God’s promises were meant to allow us to enjoy the best possible life we can have. In heaven, we will experience the full potential of this rest, an eternal Sabbath free of all stress, worry and fear. There will be absolutely nothing causing us any stress or pressure to perform, complete, compete, or meet any deadlines. Everything will be done in view of an eternal timeline ahead.

But for now, we can experience that rest by seeing God’s perspective on today considering the eternal. That is a promise.

God has many promises for us, and we get excited about them (as we should), but as time passes and we don’t see any promises fulfilled in the way we were expecting, we start thinking God is just like those friends or family members that didn’t keep their word. We get discouraged and lose hope for something that was promised to us.      

There is a powerful key we have in order for us to hold onto the promises of God — believe God’s promises and stand on it. There are so many promises God has declared over our lives; the problem is that we forget that God is bound by His word. Whatever He has said in His word, He cannot go back on.

“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken and will He not make it good and fulfill it?” (Numbers 23:19 Amplified Bible Version) 

So will My word be which goes out of My mouth; It will not return to Me void (useless, without result), Without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.”(Isaiah 55:11 Amplified Bible Version)

In order to know God’s promises, we need to know the word of God and stand on it. When we stand on the promises of God, we must:

  1. Believe it.
  2. Confess it.
  3. Declare it until it comes to pass.

Is there anything too difficult for our God? Is there a promise you have been waiting for that seems overdue? Remind God of His promises for your life. Declaring the promises of God is reminding God not because He has forgotten but because we have stopped believing. 

Related: Standing Firm on the Promises of God

What Is the Promises God Made to the Believer’s?

Here is a list of the promises of God promised to every believer. We can take them and stand on them as foundational promises for us to stand on.

●     James 1:5 promises that God will give us wisdom if we ask for it.

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.

●     1 Corinthians 10:13 promises that we will never be tempted beyond what we can bear, and that God will always provide a way out of temptation for us.

No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he will never let you be pushed past your limit; he will always be there to help you come through it.

●     Hebrews 13:5 promises that He will never leave us nor forsake us.

Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote, God is there, ready to help;
I am fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me?

●     Philippians 1:6 promises that He will complete the good works that He begins in us.

There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.

●     2 Peter 1:3 promises that He has given us everything we need for life and godliness.

Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received!

●     Philippians 4:19 promises that He will meet all our needs.

You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceedingly even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus.

●     Romans 8:38-39 promises that nothing can separate us from His love.

 I am absolutely convinced that nothing – nothing living or dead, angelic, or demonic, today, or tomorrow, high, or low, thinkable or unthinkable – absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.

●     Matthew 7:7-8 promises that we will receive what we ask for and find what we seek.

“Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This is not a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we are in.

●     Mark 11:22-24 corroborates this point, adding that we must believe to receive.

Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, ‘Go jump in the lake’ – no shuffling or shillyshallying’s – and it is as good as done. 

That is why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you will get God’s everything.

Promises to Pray, Declare, & Appropriate

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Matthew 6:31-33

You do not have what you want because you do not ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.”

James 4:2-3

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Matthew 7:7-8

Related: The One Year Praying the Promises of God

Prayer

Father, you are good, and your mercy endures forever. Thank You, Lord that You are ever present and always available to listen to my prayers.

You have given us over 5,000  precious promises in Your Word for us to use and be blessed by them. In Psalm 19:14 you say,

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

May Your Word fill my spirit with Your presence and let me walk through life hand in hand with You. For I confess that I am lost without You, and I need You in my life. Therefore, guide my life that I might be all that You have called me to be.

Bless me that I might bless others. I invite you to come and live in the center of my life that You might be glorified and be lifted up. You, O Lord are my everything and I need You to guide my thoughts, words, and steps so that I might honor You with all that I say and do. Psalm 55:17 says,

Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, and He shall hear my voice.

We give you thanks for setting us free from sin, free from bondage, free from temptation, free from evil.

We bask in your glory and your holy presence. Heavenly Father, we look forward to the fulfillment of your promises.  We act and continue to act on the promises, even when it doesn’t seem to make sense.

Thank you for all the promises that have been fulfilled and the ones that are yet to come.

In Jesus Name. Amen

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