Prayer 2021 - May 17 - The Prayer of Petition pt 8
Scripture For Today:
1 Kings 8:45
“…then hear from Heaven their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause.”
The Prayer of Petition pt 8
We have been studying about the Prayer of Petition for the last several days. Today, I want to go over the actual layout of your prayer.
Jesus told us to “Pray to your Father in Heaven…”. He also said to “Pray in my name.” So those need to be included in your opening. Something to the effect of “Heavenly Father, the Most High God, I come before you today, in the Name of Jesus…”
Just like a lawyer starts off saying something similar to “Your Honor, I stand before you today…” type of opening. You are recognizing the seat of authority. You are honoring the Most High God – who also happens to be your Heavenly Father. You are coming before Him as a Child of God in the authority of the Name of Jesus.
These things have already been established by scripture. You are just presenting your authority to present your case and that authority has been granted by the Word of God – through Christ Jesus. Amen!
Next, you need to state the reason you are petitioning God. What are the facts surrounding your case? The need for healing? Provision? Career choice? Perhaps if a matter of whether to marry someone? Maybe if you should move to a different geographic location? The options here are boundless. But you MUST present the reason for the petition.
A lawyer is not going to go before the Supreme Court of the land for a traffic citation case. Those kinds of matters are handled way down the food chain of the court system. If a lawyer is presenting a case to the Supreme Court or to a high judge, he must state WHY he is there in the first place.
That is what the next item is on your petition. “I come before you this day to present this petition to you concerning __________” and then you state the purpose. “…to request my financial needs to be met…” “…to request this cancer be removed from my body…” Again, the examples could go on and on and on. But you get the idea.
Next, you begin to present your research and list the scriptures as your “prior rulings in matters such as this…”
You may list 50 or even 100 scriptures. Believe me, you are not going to bore God with your 100 scripture references. Amen! If anything, He will be impressed you actually took the time to do the research and write them all out! Don’t shout me down when I’m preaching good! Amen!
Present, not just the scripture reference, but the actual scripture. Write it out and then read it out loud when you are praying. Amen! That’s right…I said READ EVERY SCRIPTURE OUT LOUD, one by one, all 100 or 138 or however many you have.
Doing so will take some time, no doubt. But if you were going to appear before the Supreme Court of the land and were told to take as long as you need to present your case…and that you case would only be decided using the information presented DURING YOUR TESTIMONY…would you simply summarize things and finish in three minutes? Or would you be very detailed and take 45 minute or even an hour if the case were that important to you?
What makes you appearing before a human judge any better than that having an opportunity to present your petition before the One who created EVERYTHING? Amen! Don’t shout me down when I’m preaching good!
“I claim my healing according to the following scriptures that YOUR WORD has already established as fact:
In Isaiah 53:5, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
In 1 Peter 2:24, “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
You can then add verses from the Bible where people have actually received their healings when requested to be healed. This backs up the foundation of your request. Amen!
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