There are POWERFUL promises regarding our prayers of petition (requests) in scripture. Scriptures that will SHOCK you IF you read it in faith and REALLY BELIEVE! Promises GUARANTEEING what’s asked when prayed in alignment with God’s will (1 John 5:14-15), in agreement with another person (Matthew 18:19), in faith (Mark 11:24), with right intent (James 4:2-3), or in Jesus’ name (John 14:13-14), for example. God promises to withhold NOTHING we need if we walk with Him (Psalm 84:11), and to not trick us with bad when we request good (Matthew 7:9-11)! These are IMPORTANT truths to receive in our hearts!
I was reminded recently to pray BIG, BOLD prayers! Things that LOOK big to us are small to Him (just read 2 Kings 3)! God is able to do exceedingly BEYOND what we ask or imagine. In 1 Kings chapter 4, the widow with the jars of oil received according to how many jars she collected. In 2 Kings chapter 13, victory was determined by how many arrows the king of Israel determined to shoot into the ground! HOW MUCH VICTORY WILL YOU SET YOUR HEART TO RECEIVE?!
God, thank You for the privilege of prayer! You have made huge promises in Your Word. Help us to align with Your heart and will for our lives. Give us faith to receive. May we not have a limiting faith, but make room for Your exceedingly in our lives! We’ll believe for the impossible!
“Elisha said, “Get a bow and some arrows,” and he did so. “Take the bow in your hands,” he said to the king of Israel. When he had taken it, Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands. “Open the east window,” he said, and he opened it. “Shoot!” Elisha said, and he shot. “The Lord’s arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Aram!” Elisha declared. “You will completely destroy the Arameans at Aphek.” Then he said, “Take the arrows,” and the king took them. Elisha told him, “Strike the ground.” He struck it three times and stopped. The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times.””
2 Kings 13:15-19 NIV
“Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?” “Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.” Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.” She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.” But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.”
2 Kings 4:2-6 NIV
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”
1 John 5:14-15 NIV
“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”
Romans 8:32 NIV
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”
Matthew 7:7-11 NIV
“For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.”
Psalms 84:11 NLT
“This is an easy thing in the eyes of the Lord; he will also deliver Moab into your hands.”
2 Kings 3:18 NIV