Circling God’s Promises in Prayer

14 May

I recently began reading Mark Batterson’s book, “The Circle Maker.” In it he talks about believing the promises God set in his word for us and having faith for them to happen in our lives by circling them in prayer.

Here are a few that I’ve begun to pray over myself and my future:

I’ve been dealing with a lot of worry and stress lately. To the point where I’ve had panic attacks. I’ve noticed an increase in anxiety. I’ll be going on about my day when all of a sudden I’ll have an increase heart beat and just the overwhelming feeling of fear. I’m praying Philippians 4 over me.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

A lot of those thoughts are over my health. I’m generally a pretty healthy person but in the world we live in it seems like disease lurks around the corner striking at our friends and family. I guess I’ve always be overly concerned but it’s gotten a bit crazy. I’m praying Ps 91 over me and my family.

For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.

I have a handful of dreams I would really like to see come to be. I can’t express how much my heart desires to be married already, to start a family, to start working in ministry. We need God’s provision before we can reach this goal though. Meaning some jobs really need to open up. I’m praying Ps 50 over me and my boyfriend.

For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills. I know ever bird on the mountain, and all the animals of the field are mine.

And as a general all encompassing promise I’m praying Ps 84.

For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.

I’ve set out the past two weeks with the goal to spend more time in prayer, circling the promises of God in my life and in others. Believing that we serve a God who is more then capable and bigger then any problem we may face. I’ll be honest it’s a daily battle to let this truth overcome fear. But I refuse to let fear cripple the hand of God in my life.

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