God’s Word contains many promises, and those promises reveal His will for us. When we agree with His Word and pray those promises back to Him, we will see more radical blessings than we’ve ever imagined. God’s Word is true, so pray it aggressively! He longs to hear your prayers and longs to answer them. So often, we miss out on rich spiritual blessings because we simply do not ask. Asking for rich blessings may not feel natural to us at first, but the more we spend time in the Word and praying through Scripture, the more natural it will become to pray for the rich blessings that we find throughout all of God’s Word.
Are you hungry to experience the radical blessings that Father God promises us in His Word? If so, begin praying into these 10 Bible promises and ask God to move powerfully in your life!
1. Pray for God to deliver you and honor you.
Psalm 91:15 says, “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.”
Psalm 91 contains promise after promise for safety, protection, immunity to the enemy’s attack, and radical blessing. However, Psalm 91:15 is a particular favorite of mine. Why? Because people who are in trouble—even through no fault of their own—often experience shame and dishonor.
Nevertheless, if you’re in trouble today, God promises not only to be with you, but also:
– To deliver you from your trouble;
– To wipe the shame and dishonor off your life; and
– To honor you.
God will heal you from the havoc the enemy tries to wreak in your life. It may not happen as you think it will, or on your timeline, but he promises healing for us. And after He does, He’ll elevate you higher than ever with His honor. So pray this promise back to the Lord today!
2. Ask God to send you His angel with a flaming sword!
In Genesis 3:22-24, God stationed an angel and a flaming sword at the entrance to the Garden of Eden. He did this to keep Adam and Eve from going back in and eating from the tree of life, which would have preserved them forever in their fallen, sinful state. Putting a guard in front of the Garden may have seemed harsh, but He did it for their own good.
Have you ever wished you could have such an angel standing between you and every wrong thing—just to keep you from going down the wrong path? I have! So, awhile back, I began to pray for that very thing, both for myself and for others. My prayer went something like this:
“Lord, please send an angel with a flaming sword to guard me and keep me from going down any path that is not from You!”
After I began praying that simple prayer, I noticed that it was easier to make good decisions. I also saw God turn other people around who had been headed down the wrong path. I believe He answered my prayer! So if you need that extra help, ask the Lord to send an angel with a flaming sword to stand in your path to keep you from going down any wrong way!
3. Pray that God Himself would disciple your children.
Isaiah 54:13 says, “All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.” In Hebrew, the words from that verse translated “taught by” mean “personally discipled by,” and the word “peace” is “shalom”—meaning “nothing missing, nothing broken.” What a beautiful promise!
I want God Himself to personally disciple my children; don’t you? Even though I’ll still do my best, I know the Holy Spirit can do a much better job at drawing them to Jesus than I can. Plus, I want my children to be so blessed that nothing is missing from their lives, and nothing broken!
If you feel the same way, ask the Lord to personally disciple your children and bring them into a state of “shalom.” His personal mentoring is a radical blessing that can shape your family for generations
4. Ask the Lord to enlarge your heart!
Psalm 119:32 says, “I will run the course of Your commandments, for You shall enlarge my heart.” When I read this verse, I think of Secretariat, the great American racehorse who won the Triple Crown in 1973. After Secretariat died, veterinarians determined that his heart was approximately 2.5 times the size of a normal horse’s heart. He was able to run—and win—because the Creator had given him an enlarged heart!
Do you want to fight the good fight and finish the race of your life in victory? If so, ask the Lord to enlarge your heart! This doesn’t necessarily mean that your heart will physically get bigger, but it does mean He will increase your capacity to run with Him. When the Lord enlarges your heart, you will be able to win by finishing His upward call in Christ Jesus.