“Let my teachings become part of you.” Jn 15:7 CEV
According to one count, there are 3,573 promises in the Bible. That’s almost ten promises for each day of the year. When you know which of those promises apply to you, and you fulfill the conditions that go with them, you can literally begin to pray God’s promises into existence in your life (See Jn 15:7 AMPC). Will your prayers be answered overnight? Some will, others won’t. “Be…followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Heb 6:12). The most powerful prayer you can pray is, “Lord, you promised in your Word that you would…and today I am praying and believing you for it.” Here is how to pray: (1) When you need guidance and direction. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye” (Ps 32:8 NKJV). (2) When you need deliverance from a situation, or to be set free from a habit. “Call upon Me in the day of trouble, I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me” (Ps 50:15 NKJV). (3) When you need the strength to stand. “Fear not; for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isa 41:10 NKJV). (4) When you don’t have enough to meet your needs. “My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Php 4:19). If you meditate in God’s Word every day, each time a need arises, you will know which of His promises to claim in prayer (See 2Pe 1:4 NIV).