Praying Over YourselfFrom The Heart
Publish date: 11/06/2016
For this reason [seeing the greatness of this plan by which you are built together in Christ], I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named [that Father from Whom all fatherhood takes its title and derives its name]. 16 May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]. 17 May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, 18 That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; 19 [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! 20 Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams] — 21 To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it). Ephesians 3:14-21 AMP
1. Praying the Word.
a. God’s Word is His will.
b. Romans 10:17 KJV – “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
c. Faith begins where the will of God is known.
d. When you pray His Word, you pray His will.
2. Speaking it out loud.
a. Joshua 1:8 KJV – “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
b. Meditate – day and night.
c. Then you will make your way prosperous and have good success.
3. What does it mean to meditate?
a. Psalms 1:1-3 KJV – “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
b. The Law of the Lord – the Word of God.
c. Meditate day and night.
d. Read the Word.
e. Mutter – say it over and over to yourself.
f. Memorize it.
4. God’s Word covers every area of our lives.
a. Romans 10:8-10 KJV – “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
b. The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart.
c. The Word of Faith.
d. Prayer is a combination of confession and believing.
e. With your heart you believe; with your mouth you confess.
f. Praying God’s Word over oneself, is prayer that produces results.
5. Begin to pray God’s Word.
a. Ephesians 3:14-21
b. This week, let’s pray this prayer every day.
c. We will see great results.
d. He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.
e. It’s time to pray!