Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Light On My Path Part 21 - Agreement with God's Word

I often need to let thing steep in my mind and heart much like making a good pot of tea. Lately I’ve been pondering a thought from Dr. Myles Munroe book on “Understanding the Purpose and Power of Prayer”. It is this…

“The backbone of prayer is our agreement with God’s Word…”

As this steeped in my heart I began to see my praying differently. Often I determine what would be the best answer in my situations and then ask God, in faith, to accomplish it. Scripture is sometimes a part of that. Yet God began to challenge my heart to ask Him first what His Word says about what I am praying for. How could I agree with His Word in the things that I felt prompted to pray for?

Here are some prayer nuggets I found as I asked God how to pray according to His word.

When praying for someone who seems oblivious to God’s care for her.

Show her the wonder of Your great love, O Lord. Psalm 1:7

When praying for someone who seems directionless in her work.

Establish the work of her hands, O Lord. Psalm 90:17

When praying for someone who sincerely desires to walk in God’s ways.

Since she lives in the Spirit, help her keep in step with the Spirit. Gal. 5:20

When praying for someone who is tempted to go back into her old ways.

Thank you Lord that it is for freedom that You have set us free. Help her to stand firm and not be entangled again in this slavery. Gal. 5:1

When praying for someone who is confused about how to live.

Lord, help her not to conform to the patterns of the world but to be transformed by the renewing of her mind so she can prove out Your will in her life. Romans 12:2

When praying for someone who is distracted spiritually by acquiring things.

Lord, help her to set her affections on things above and not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:2

When praying for someone who is despondent and brokenhearted.

Lord, restore her soul and lead her in right paths for the sake of Your name. Psalm 23

When praying for someone who needs to give her heart to the Lord.

Thank you Lord, that You are patient and desiring everyone to come to repentance. Help her to choose to turn her life into Your hands. 2 Peter 3:9

When praying for someone who desires a mate, a new job or a change.

Thank you Lord that You will perfect that which concerns her today. Psalm 138:8

When praying for those worn out in ministry.

Lord, may she be energized today as she lives her life on the wavelength of the great commission. Matthew 28:19

prayer & reflection

Heavenly Father,
Thank you that Your word gives us everything we need for life and for godliness.
Teach us to pray according to Your Word and not according to our wishes. Lead us in new paths of prayer as we look to discover first what Your word says about what we are praying for. Teach us to pray, Lord.
In Jesus’ powerful name I ask, amen.