Today I am sharing a “writing” which I call “a confession sheet” because it is full of the word of God …… It came to me early one morning as an answer to something I had prayed the day before – when I had asked the Lord to show me how to pray for a Christian friend who was struggling with some bondages in their life.
Before I get into the post – I’m going to share a few strong reasons for learning to spend some time worshiping God and confessing His word as you pray…..
- Mark 16:20 – informs us that “the Lord works with and confirms His Word with signs following.“
- II Timothy 2:9 – says that “the word of God is not bound!”….. It can go into places and reach into situations where we ourselves are not able to go or get into – to affect a situation – (including people’s hearts and minds!) + Psalm 107:20 “God sent His Word and He healed them and delivered them”….. And remember the centurion (in Matthew 8) telling Jesus “You don’t even have to come to my house to heal my servant – but just speak the Word – and he shall be healed.“
- In the same way, the Spirit of God will quicken/send a word to us….. with the expectation that we will receive that word and keep it – in our heart and in our mouth!!!….. speaking the life that is in that word into our own life – or even into someone else’s life. In this way, you can cover someone’s life with the word of God – as you spend time thanking Him that His word is true!
CONFESSING God’s WORD IN PRAYER AND WORSHIP
I worship You, Father – You are the one true God, the Great Creator, Our Healer and Deliverer…. Provider and Keeper…….. Great and mighty God You are …. I worship and adore You! ……(Personal worship touches God’s heart deeply because He wants to be close to each one of us – So I urge you to use your own words of worship here – expressing what is in your heart to God.).
Father, I thank You that You ARE a rewarder of those that diligently seek You. I believe that You “are” – and I am a diligent seeker!…. Father, I am seeking You now for (name of person)….. and I thank You that You ARE perfecting the things that concern them…..
I thank You that You are:……..
Pulling down strongholds of error in their thinking – so they can recognize the truth when they hear it…… And for leading and guiding them into all truth, I thank You.
For enlightening the eyes of their understanding – that they may know the hope of their calling, and the riches of their inheritance in Christ Jesus our Lord. Thank You that He is their Savior and Lord – and any place they are lacking in that – You are perfecting that part or place in them. Hallelujah!
I thank You for causing them to see and understand the greatness of Your power towards all who believe. And for helping them to see that even with a child like faith they can do all things that they need to do – and do those things well!….. because in Jesus, they are overcomers and conquerors!
Thank You for helping them to understand that they can live a life of overcoming and victory – because Jesus is Lord over every need that they have! Oh Father, for redeeming their lives from destruction – even wrong things that they’ve bowed down to – I thank You. I give You thanks and I give You praise for this – for nothing is too hard for You!
Thank You Father for helping them to see how much You love them…..and that nothing can separate them from that love! … And for helping them to see the good plan You have for their lives.
Thank You now for causing Your wonderful grace to flow to them – redeeming and restoring every good thing in their lives……. even the years that the enemy has stolen! And Father, thank You for taking and weaving in Your good into all those destructive things and bringing them back on line with that good plan You have for them……. Glory be to God – our Healer and Deliverer! Thank You Jesus – You ARE the Redeemer and Restorer of every good thing!
NOTE: That is just an example of a time of confessing God’s Word as you worship and thank Him for supplying what you (or some other person) needs. And I can tell you that – as you focus on God as the provider of all of our needs, the Spirit of God will likely drop some other things into your spirit to pray – making this more personally yours in the time that you spend with Him worshiping and confessing His word – acknowledging that you have asked – and He is doing these things to perfect the lives of those for whom you pray!