Rich Promises in Prayers

We are going through old papers and discarding what is no longer needed. And frankly, that’s most of the old papers. Among the things we shredded and burned already were things from our children’s school age years. One was a high school paper written by our oldest daughter on marriage, which was full of references to God and His blessings on marriage. Another was an autobiography written by our son in elementary school. In the autobiography he lists his desire to be a missionary when he grows up as well as recounting his salvation experience at age 6. The third was an award our middle child won when she, with her siblings, attended a Christian day farm in the 80’s.

I kept those papers and here’s what I heard from the Lord. Your children know the Truth. And you trained them up in the way they should go. These are things every mother needs to know. This is not about perfect parenthood. I would not fall into that category. We made a few mistakes raising kids. But what God is saying is that if you are praying for your adult children, remember what you did right and pray those things back over them. And know that not a thing you pray is ever wasted time.

Oh beloved, you may be praying for your children. You may be praying for another loved one. The prayers of faith have rich promises attached to them. You are not just thinking to yourself about what you wish you had. You are storming heaven with Truth! You are yielding your life as a living sacrifice every time you pray. Praying for people, praying for circumstances, praying over situations that require more than you can do in the flesh brings the whole army of heaven’s resources to your beck and call. God is not interested in your performance, He’s interested in your petitions. Yes, you’ve failed before. No, you haven’t done everything right. But taking even those things to the Lord and thanking Him for His mercy and grace as you pray gives you access without condemnation.

He wants you to know that you belong to Him. He won’t kick you when you’re down nor will He remind you of your sorriest moments. He won’t preface His answers with, “if you had only…” or “remember when you…”. He is the champion, as well as the author and finisher of your faith – including your prayer life of faith. His promises extend to you because your faith paves the way. God’s Word is His will and as you pray His Word over yourself, your family, your life you can expect heavenly rewards for your petitions.

God loves you and He’s for you. Keep up the good work of faith. Your life isn’t meant to be understood in the natural for you are living a supernaturally empowered existence. You’ve been born again to worship the Lord, pray for those who need it and live for Him alone. What a life! Run to Him this morning and thank Him for answers you haven’t yet seen and live with wild abandon in the Light of His Mercy and Grace!

I Thessalonians 5:17 Never stop praying.

Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

James 5:16 …The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

Psalm 141:2 May my prayer be counted as incense before You; The lifting up of my hands as the evening offering.

Philippians 4:6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done

About Rebekah Beene

In a Women’s meeting in 1983, I went up for prayer and to see if God had “anything for me”. The woman of God who was praying for people spoke over my life. She said these words: “You will write books. You can go to the bank on it. Rivers of living water will flow from your belly…”
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