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Turn God’s Promises into Prayer—Part 2

October 30, 2018

“O Lord God…do as you have spoken.” 2 Samuel 7:25

If you pray with an open Bible, you will be able to pray with confidence, because you are saying to God, “Do as you have spoken!” Here are some examples that you could turn into prayer.

  • Psalm 20: “May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!” (20:4). This might prompt you to pray for a person who has a deep longing for something good and it has not yet come to pass.
  • Psalm 21: “You make him glad with the joy of your presence” (21:6). You might pray that someone you love will be deeply aware of the presence of God with them today and that this will give them great joy.
  • Psalm 22: “From you comes my praise in the great congregation” (22:25). This might lead you to pray for someone who suffers, that the outcome of their suffering will bring praise to God and strength to others.
  • Psalm 23: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down beside green pastures” (23:1-2). Here is a promise you could pray for someone who is hard-pressed, hungry, thirsty, and needs to be renewed, nourished, and fed.
  • Psalm 24: “Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? … He who has clean hands and a pure heart… He will receive blessing from the Lord” (24:3, 4, 5). You might pray for the cleansing of someone’s heart and hands, so that they might be guarded by God, in order that they might know his blessing.

Use one of the psalms above and turn it into prayer for someone else.

The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the president and teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.

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