Monday, August 23, 2010

Praying the Word

There's such power in praying, confessing & decreeing the promises from God's Word. Not only speaking them out loud, but personalizing them. I wanted to share some of my favorite Scriptures out of Ephesians to pray:

Ephesians 1:17-19
I pray "that the God of MY Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give ME the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I pray that the eyes of MY understanding will be enlightened; that I will know what is the hope of His calling (for ME), what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance (for ME), and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward ME, who believes, according to the working of His mighty power."
Ephesians 3:16-19
I pray "that He will grant ME, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in MY inner man, and that Christ may dwell in MY heart through faith; that I, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width, length, depth & height to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; and that I may be filled with all the fullness of God."
Ephesians 6:10-17
"I will be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. I will put on the whole armor of God, that I may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For I do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, I will take up the whole armor of God, that I may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand, I will stand therefore, having girded My waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod My feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, I will take up the shield of faith with which I will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And I take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God..."

Let's pray these prayers & confess this over our lives this week and see what awesome things God does & reveals to us.

I'd love to hear some of your favorite Scriptures to pray & confess as well.


  1. Excellent and just what I need to be reminded of.

  2. I like adding my name in scripture to personalize it as well. Wonderful scriptures you've shared today.

  3. Hey Chickie. I love those scriptures too. I am always praying the protection of Psalm 91 over us. I also quote Isaiah 54, "NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US SHALL PROSPER." Though the enemy come at me in one direction, he must FLEE from me in seven.

    God has given me authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and overcome ALL the power of the enemy and NOTHING by any means shall harm me.

    I could go on and on, but I guess I'll stop.

    I pray someone who needs all of these scriptures will stumble upon your blog!

    Love you!

  4. Good stuff--praying Scriptures. Only learned how to do this a few years ago.