Father, I thank You that You want to be close to me. I thank You for Your promise, that as I draw near to You, You will draw near to me. I accept the cleansing I need by the blood of Jesus, so that I can come into Your Holy presence with confidence. I rest from my striving, and I wait on you.
(Wait here and allow the Lord to speak to you. Listen for any words of encouragement or direction and write them down)
You are the One Who restores my soul. You are my resting place. You are my fortress. You are my True Vine. I rest in You. “Behold, as the eyes of servants [look] to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress; So our eyes [look] to the LORD our God…” -Psalms 123:2
Isaiah 40:31 “Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; They will mount up [with] wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.”
Psalms 23: 2,3 “He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.”
Isaiah 30:15 “For thus the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said, ‘In repentance and rest you shall be saved, in quietness and trust is your strength.’”
Psalms 9:10 “And those who know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; For Thou, O LORD, hast not forsaken those who seek Thee.”
Psalms 27:4 “One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to meditate in His temple.”
“Prayer is the contact of a living soul with God. Prayer fills man’s emptiness with God’s fullness. Prayer fills man’s poverty with God’s riches. Prayer puts away man’s weakness with the coming of His strength.” E.M. Bounds
Have you ever felt your prayers weren’t what they should be, but you didn’t know why? You know, you have a concern about someone or something, but when you pray about it, there is just no life, no hope, no victory in your praying? Well, this little booklet is designed to help you move up to a new level of intimacy, boldness, and victory in prayer.
Over the last few years, God has given us an ABC approach to prayer; Abiding, Believing, Confronting. These three elements work together like the three strands of a cord to give you a strong, effective prayer life. Whenever your prayer life gets a little frayed around the edges, you are certain to find one or more of these areas is being neglected.
Abiding puts us in intimate contact with God where we can know His heart and will.
Believing connects us with God’s authority and His mighty promises.
Confronting is the application of God’s will and His word to see His kingdom come.
All together, abiding, believing and confronting enable us to pray with God’s heart, according to His Word, in the confidence of His authority.
This series is designed to strengthen these three areas of your prayer life through scripture saturation, and daily practice. For 10 days you will focus on abiding, allowing God’s word to draw you into His presence. For the next 10 days, you will renew your mind with the promises of God, and build up your faith. Then for 10 days you will stand in the authority of Christ against His enemies, proclaiming God’s word.
Each entry can be used as a daily devotion, and has a series of scripture verses arranged by topic, as well as a sample prayer for application. Please use these prayers as a starting point only and let the Spirit of God guide you from there.
Give yourself some extra time to wait upon the Lord. Quiet yourself, and allow Him the opportunity to speak to you. He has many things He wants to say to you, but you must be quiet and still to hear them. Consider these verses, settle your heart down and let the Lord speak to you. Remember, “When it comes to prayer, it’s not what you say to God, but what God says to you that really matters.”