This is the conclusion of our meditation on prayer.

Pray in agreement with the Word of God.  Locate several verses of Scripture that reveal God’s will to you in the area where you need help or deliverance.  Meditate upon these verses in order to renew your mind in this area12 and to build faith in your heart.12a  Then pray (decree, declare, command) according to the Scriptures you have meditated upon.

The Word of God is a firm foundation for our faith, because we know that God is trustworthy and will perform His Word.  Many verses in the Bible address this truth and verify it:  Joshua 23:14; 2 Chron. 6:10a; Isaiah 55:11; Jeremiah 1:12; Ezekiel 12:25; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Mark 16:20; Luke 21:33; Romans 4:21; 2 Corinthians 1:20.

Jesus said that we should LIVE by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God!13   In Him (who is called the Word of God), we live and move and have our being!  (Acts 17:28)

Jesus said, If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.  (John 15:7)  Allowing God’s Word to dwell in us richly will draw all of the benefits and blessings of salvation to us.

Faith comes through the Word of God,14 so praying in agreement with the Word will inspire faith to arise in our hearts.

The Word is our sword.15 Let us wield the one offensive weapon that we’ve been given, and wield it with courage, authority, and precision!

The Word is alive, powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword.16  The Word can divide soul and spirit, and will discern the thoughts and intents of the heart!  The Word teaches us how to pray with wisdom and understanding.

The Word of God lives and abides forever!17 We should honor the Lord by honoring His Word.

Jesus, Himself, is called The Word of God in Revelations 19:13.  As we pray according to the Scriptures, we are invoking (appealing to, calling upon, summoning) Jesus, our Savior!

We’ve been given POWER.18 In prayer, access the power that you have been given.

We’ve been given the KEYS of the Kingdom.19 Use these keys of binding and loosing in prayer.

We’ve been given the NAME that is above every name—the Name of Jesus.20  Use the authority of the Name of Jesus in all of your prayers.

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1 Matthew 14:23       2 Matt. 21:22             3 Luke 9:29               4 Luke 18:1

5 John 17:15               6 John 17:20              7 Acts 6:4                   8 Romans 8:26; 12:12

9 Philippians 4:6       10 1 Thess. 5:17        11 John 19:30           12 Romans 12:2

12a Romans 10:17                                         13 Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4

14 Romans 10:17       15 Ephesians 6:17    16 Hebrews 4:12       17 1 Peter 1:23

18 Acts 1:8; Matthew 10:1, 7, 8                    19 Matthew 16:19     20 John 14:13, 14

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