Focus Verse: Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. Matthew 24:35 (NKJV)
Some time ago I started studying individuals in the Bible and their characteristics. As a result of this study, there were characteristics that I came to admire from some individuals; Joshua’s courage, King Solomon’s wisdom, David’s dedication.
I found myself asking, “how can I get what they had?”
Then it hit me, just ask!
The God that granted Joshua courage, the wisest man (King Solomon) wisdom, and David dedication, is the same God that provides for me in my time of need.
I began to pray, “God grant me courage like you did with Joshua so that I know, no matter what I come up against, You are with me where I go, according to Joshua 1:9.”
“Father, as I face decisions that I have to make today, give me supernatural wisdom and understanding, like You did with Your servant King Solomon, so that I can discern between good and evil, according to 1 Kings 3:9.
“Lord, as I encounter changes in my life, help me to be dedicated to You like Daniel. Where nothing can shake my commitment and focus on You and I continue to give You praise just as I have done before, according to Daniel 6:10.”
After adopting this principle during prayer, a change occurred. Mainly because these prayers were grounded in God’s Word. When we pray God’s Word back to Him, it indicates that we agree with what God has already established and accomplished.
Are there individuals in the Bible who’s character you admire? Do you need protection like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego? What about a heart like Jesus? Consider incorporating their character into your prayer time today.
*Use one of the above prayers to help start your personal prayer*