Prayer Topic #8:
A Prayer of Hope
Loving Father, we thank You for Your love. Thank You for the plans that You have for each of our lives; plans for good and not for disaster so that we may each have a future and a hope. Thank You that all of Your promises in Christ are “Yes” and in Him, “Amen,” to Your glory through us. Lord, we are joyful because we trust in You. You have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If we tried to recite all Your wonderful deeds, we would never come to the end of them. Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. You rule with a scepter of justice.
Glorious Father, You send Your Word out and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all that You want it to and it prospers everywhere that You send it. Father, we will continue to circle the promises that You have made in Your Word and confess them daily, trusting that Your Word will produce fruit in our lives. We will remain persistent in prayer and expect the Jericho Walls in our lives to come down in Jesus’ Name. We will not grow weary while we wait for the manifestation of Your promises. We know that endurance develops strength of character which strengthens our confident hope of salvation; and we know that this hope will not lead to disappointment. We decree that we will rejoice in our confident hope, be patient in trouble and keep on praying. We confess that we walk by faith and not by sight. We refuse to give up on You. We refuse to give in to small goals and we refuse to give out to fatigue, disappointment or despair. Overwhelming victory is ours through Christ Jesus who loved us.
What promises of God are you still waiting for? Find those promises in His Word, and confess them over your life daily:
Holy Spirit, help us to remember daily that our hope rests in our heavenly Father who loves us. Father, some of us have experienced so many disappointments that we have a hard time believing Your promises. Please help us to get the help we need to process our past so we will not cripple our present or future through unbelief. Holy Spirit, please help each of us to identify those God-given dreams and visions that we have put on the shelf and to start praying, praising and believing that in due season, those dreams and visions will become earthly realities.
Gracious Father, forgive us for trusting people and things instead of You. Forgive us for not praying emphatic, passionate prayers. Forgive us for doubting You and the promises You have given us. Forgive those for growing weary while waiting on the manifestation of promises and visions. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us of those they need to forgive and help them to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
All glory, majesty, power and authority are Yours, King Most High, before all time, in the present and beyond all time. You are the One who is and always was. You have assumed Your great power and have begun to reign! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Jeremiah 29:11, II Corinthians 1:20 NKJV, Psalm 40:4-5, Psalm 45:6, Isaiah 55:11, Hebrews 11:30, Romans 5:4, Romans 12:12, II Corinthians 5:7, Romans 8:37, Matthew 6:13, Jude 1:25, Revelation 11:17
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