I am part of an intercessory prayer group at my church and yesterday we talked about this concept. We decided to take out our swords, the Word of God according to Ephesians 6:17, and we searched the scriptures for answers to our needs. As a group, we would helped one another. It’s always great to have others to help you in your time of need [Ecclesiastes 4:9, Proverbs 27:17].
Because I currently have several of my girls in need of a good job that pays a livable wage, I wanted scriptures on provision.
Psalm 23:1 says,
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
If you read further to verse five it says,
…my cup overflows.”
Philippians 4:19 says,
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”
There were others, but you get the idea. This morning, I pulled out the list of scriptures and turned them into prayers, personalizing them by putting the names of my Hopes that have the need of provision today. I also asked Him to reveal if there are any choices or actions on their part that have created stumbling blocks to finding quality employment and if so to reveal it to them. I felt a sense of peace settle over me as I prayed scripture over them. I know the Lord’s heart is to fulfill His word, so there is power in praying scripture.
What needs do you have in your life? You can find promises you can pray through between Genesis and Revelation. Part of the blessing is in the search. You’ll come across all kinds of treasures in the process. Why not start digging today.