What Do They Sound Like?
Prayer proclamations are affirmations of faith.
“So what is that?” you ask.
Examples always help, especially with prayer affirmations.
An Extensive Example from Psalm 18:16-19
Look at these lines of Scripture:
He sent from on high, He took me;
He drew me out of many waters,
He delivered me from my strong enemy
And from those who hated me,
For they were too mighty for me.
They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
But the Lord was my stay;
He brought me forth also into a broad place;
He rescued me, because He delighted in me.
(Psalm 18:16-19, NAS)
With this passage you can simply change the pronouns and verb tenses. Your proclamation will sound something like this:
Thank you, Lord, that You have sent from on high. You have taken me and drawn me out of many waters. Lord, You have delivered me from my strong enemy and from those who hate me, for they were too mighty for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but, Lord, You were my stay. You brought me forth into a broad place. You have rescued me, because You delight in me.
Or, you can take the proclamation a step further. For instance, I know two people who have used this passage in praying about stage 4 cancer. They prayed this Scripture, in faith, before the lab tests proved the saving work of God. Both are cancer free now!
Of course, they prayed other Scriptures as well. Both these individuals have deep relationships with the Lord which have grown as a result of their experiences with cancer. They continue to pray daily, praising God for miraculous deliverance from the snare of the fowler.
Thank You, Lord for Your saving arm that reached from Heaven and drew me from the flood waters of fear that attempted to sweep me away when I heard the doctors’ grim report.
You have delivered me from the fear of cancer and from the fact of cancer, both enemies that were too strong for me, if left to my own strength.
You have delivered me from the thief that came to steal away my life prematurely. Lord, You have delivered me from the enemy of my soul who despises me because I live and have my being in You.
The spirit of Death leered at me, confronted me with destruction in the day of my calamity that day in the doctor’s office, but You, Lord, prevailed.
You are my support.
Because You delight in me, You not only delivered me, but have brought me out into a broad place of rich fulfillment. Alleluia!
Lord, You heard from Heaven and have rescued me. You have drawn me out of the waters of fear and chaos that threatened my sanity in time of challenge. You have delivered me from my strong enemy, the enemy of my body named cancer. And, You have delivered me from the enemy of my soul, named satan.
They both confronted me in the day of my calamity. They confronted me with the threat of premature death. They were too strong for me. But, You Lord, were my support. Nothing is too strong for You!
You have delivered me because You delight in me. And, You have brought me out into a broad place of fulfillment and satisfaction.
Pretty personal isn’t it?
Meditate on Scripture. Spend time with it.(more info on meditation) Then, you will find yourself making this kind of personal application for yourself. By the way, my two friends used the whole of Psalm 18 in their prayer. For the sake of illustration, I just used four verses.
Your enemy my not be cancer. But, you probably do have an enemy. Pray one of these preceeding prayers, filling the enemy’s name and the enemy’s threats.
For instance, “My enemy is financial lack which is threatening me with bankruptcy.”
Can you feel the life and power of these verses as you pray them? Prayer affirmations of faith like this
• Strengthen and expand your faith
• Renew your mind according to the truths of God
• Nourish and strengthen your spirit
The sound of this type of prayer may be a bit odd, at first. But, stick with it. The unfamiliar becomes familiar very quickly with repetition. Repeat! Repeat! And, make the prayer affirmation/proclamation style your own. You have nothing to lose…and a life of Divine strength and power to
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