Five Scriptural Principles Your Prayers Can Stand On
God loves us so much that, in His Word, He demonstrates innumerable ways He desires us to pray to Him about specific things and situations. These illustrations remind us that one-size prayer doesn’t fit every circumstance. Here are five examples He gives us:
Have you ever gone through battles (challenges, obstacles, conflicts with people) when the outcome appeared devastating? Has an impending attack led to personal defeat or setback? This is exactly the situation recorded in 2 Chronicles 20. King Jehoshaphat and the people of God were surrounded by their enemies, facing inevitable defeat.
Then the Spirit of God came upon a man named Jahaziel. He declared these words from the Lord to the people of God and to King Jehoshaphat: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s” (2 Chron. 20:15).
After that amazing command and promise, Jahaziel gave these orders to God’s people:
Go down against the enemy.
You do not have to fight this battle.
See the salvation of the Lord.
Do not be afraid or discouraged.
God is with you.
King Jehoshaphat and all the people knelt to honor God, they prayed, and they worshiped the Lord. The next morning, while the Israelites continued worshiping God, He sent a state of confusion among their enemies, which caused them to fight against each other and destroy themselves.
Scriptural principle for today: Give your battles to God. They are not yours but His.
Always remember: He is with you.
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