A friend of mine, Gina Hyatt, recently shared with me some declaration prayers that I believe are powerful tools in strengthening our prayer life. I could list them all here at once, but feel there’s value in sharing a few at a time.
Words are powerful. God used them to create our world (Genesis 1). When He spoke, it happened. We aren’t God, but we are created in His image and our words also have power.
This doesn’t mean that the declarations we make are some kind of magic formula. Its power comes from agreement with God and breaking off the lies of the enemy. The enemy loves to lie to us and keep us bound so that we aren’t able to walk in the fullness that God has for us. Too often we believe and agree with his lies instead of believing the truth of God’s Word for us.
1. My prayers are powerful and effective. (James 5:16b)
I must admit, this is a truth I haven’t been fully walking in. I would hear other people pray with passion and think, “Their prayers are really powerful. Mine feel very weak in comparison.” Though I still prayed, I didn’t always think they were powerful or all that effective. But it isn’t about the volume of our prayers, but that we are partnering with the God of the universe that makes them powerful and effective. I’ve noticed as I’ve begun to make this declaration, that I’m more confident when I pray, as I reject the lie that my prayers are ineffective and agree with God.
We will add more declarations in the coming weeks, but ask God to lead you to Scriptures that you can make your own declarations from.
End your time with this declaration:
I speak to this day and I call you blessed! And I declare that I serve a mighty God who today will do exceedingly and abundantly beyond all that I can ask or think. (Eph 3:20) I say You are a good God and I eagerly anticipate Your goodness today!