PRAYING THE WORD . THE MOST EFFECTIVE FORM OF PRAYER
God loves to hear your voice in harmony with His written word. Speaking the word of God converts it from potential energy to kinetic energy or energy in motion . Until energy is in motion nothing moves. This is how praying the Bible out loud brings spiritual breakthrough? God’s spoken Word is much more powerful than we realize it . Faith power is released when we pray with a good conscience , the moral consciousness of man fused with the word of God releases tremendous power . We cannot live without it, for it is there where our prayers unite with God’s heart bringing tremendous rewards of breakthrough. The Bible is absolute truth. We pray from the foundation of absolute truth. We believe it, and as we pray God’s Word out loud, our faith grows.
Praying the Bible out loud is powerful for spiritual breakthrough. Praying God’s Word with our lips is a dangerous weapon
to Satan. He knows the power of the Word of God it breaks through his defenses brings destruction to his plans and bring victory to God’s purposes. Let’s not be ignorant of the power we have in the Bible. It carries with it the same authority and power that created the universe and everything is subjects to the authority of God's word . When we do, the spiritual atmosphere of entire cities can change.We can make a huge impact in our neighborhoods through praying or singing God’s Word out loud and over it. The grace of God is released through our prayers.
Declaring God’s Promises Out Loud
"As soon as they were freed, Peter and John returned to the other believers and told them what the leading priests and elders had said. When they heard the report, all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God: “O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— you spoke long ago by the Holy Spirit through our ancestor David, your servant, saying, ‘Why were the nations so angry? Why did they waste their time with futile plans?
The kings of the earth prepared for battle; the rulers gathered together against the L ord and against his Messiah.’ “In fact, this has happened here in this very city! For Herod Antipas, Pontius Pilate the governor, the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were all united against Jesus, your holy servant, whom you anointed. But everything they did was determined beforehand according to your will."
Acts 4:23-31 NLT
And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.This is a new testament example of what happens when the Word of God is prayed out . The disciples quoted psalm 2 in their prayer and the miraculous took place. The Word of God contains many life changing promises about the circumstances and situations we face each day. Reading, proclaiming, declaring, and meditating on these promises found throughout Scripture will increase our faith.
Faith comes from hearing the Word (Romans 10:17). Angels are empowered by our words of faith to bring about breakthroughs. Psalm 103.20 . We actually pray the Holy Spirit’s inspired words back to God. He is faithful to His Word. His promises are
consistent with His character. You will be able to pray with wisdom and authority as you pray God’s promises. Here are a few
from the New Testament but there are many more.
Luke 24:49 - Father's promise to clothe the Church with power . Luke 10.19
Acts 1:8 - Promise to receive power through encounters with the Holy Spirit and to be witnesses, even to the ends of the earth.
John 14:12 - Promise that those who have faith in Jesus will do even greater works than those of Jesus because He goes to the Father
. John 14:13-14 - Promise of answered prayer when asked in Jesus’ name so that He may bring glory to the Father.
John 14:27 - Promise of peace and encouragement so as not to be afraid or troubled.
Matthew 10:1, 8 - Promise of having authority to heal the sick and cast out demons. Mark 16:17; Luke 10:19
Ephesians 6:11-18 - Promise for the ability to stand against the devil's schemes and his flaming arrows.
Apostolic breakthrough Prayers
Paul reveals to us in his prayers, the power of intercession and the high focus we should have in prayer for the spirit of revelation. Through apostolic prayers the Church would experience the full experience of the knowledge of God in active intimacy (Ephesians 1:17-19) as they walked out these spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3-14). Through prayers the Church encountered God deeply with eyes enlightened. We need divine encounters with God. When we pray these apostolic prayers regularly:
Our hearts are supernaturally influenced by God - This helps us have a sustained lifestyle of pursuing God’s purpose for our lives . We need the Spirit to do this, to enable our human capacity to receive more of God (1 Corinthians 2:12-14). We need to have our consciousness of the spirit fully alive.
We receive divine revelation to enlighten the eyes of our understanding - We begin to see God unveiled experientially in our understanding (John 17:3; Ephesians 1:18).
We receive confidence and hope in our individual calling from God - These divine assignments encompass all of time and eternity. We cannot walk firmly in our assignment in this age unless our faith is permanently anchored on God's eternal will (Ephesians 1:17-18; 2:10;
Colossians 1:9-10).We receive a deeper understanding of our spiritual identity in Christ - We discover the essence , tangibility and wealth of being God’s chosen people - the focus of God’s affection (John 15:9; 17:23).
We are empowered to live our life in God (Ephesians 1:17-21).
We have the authority of Jesus Christ the head of all principalities and powers as we resist sin and Satan. The church is the embodiment of the trinity on earth and God's word from our mouth is as valid as God speaking with the same expected result or effect.