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Prayer Partner Walking Program

 

Prayer Partner Biblical Basis

 

Jesus sent the disciples out 2 by 2:

And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits. Mark 5:6

Jesus promised that wherever 2 or more of you are gathered Jesus is there.

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matt. 18:20

 

Jesus promised that anything 2 of you ask will be done.

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” – Jesus Matt. 18:19b

 

Why Pray Scriptures:

There are other ways to pray of course, but I find it easiest to pray Scripture because it’s like a springboard. It helps to get me started.

Praying Scriptures helps us to see how God thinks.

 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16

Praying Scriptures helps us to pray in the expressed will of God.

(See below: There are 3 types of prayer.) If we pray the expressed will of God we have confidence in the answer! Just think of all the wonderful promises we can pray for and be assured we will receive!

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14

 “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Jesus Matt. 17:20

We have access to God in the Name of Jesus.

Come into His presence! Bring a friend!

 “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” – Jesus John 14:14

 

How to Pray Scriptures:

Example:

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” Eph 1:3

Rephrase in your own words:

“Lord I praise You that You alone are the perfect Father and through Jesus please give heavenly access to me of every spiritual blessing you have promised in Christ Jesus and make this apparent to me. Help me to actively seek these blessings.” 2 Cor. 9:9

Try rephrasing the Lord’s prayer and applying it directly to specific circumstances and people in your life!

 

Three types of prayer:

The Open Bible explains…

“Prayer is asking and receiving; it is talking with God. It is making your request known to Him in faith.

“Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened.” – Jesus (Mat. 7:7,8 Read the rest of Matthew 7)

The above Scripture is so simple on the surface, that we are in danger of failing to recognize its immensity. Our Lord instructors the believer to ask, seek, and knock; because these three words cover the whole spectrum of prayer.

(1) Prayer is asking and receiving.

When you know the will of God regarding a need, whether it be material or spiritual, you can ask and receive. This is the prayer according to the revealed will of God (1 John 5:14,15)

(2) Prayer is seeking and finding.

When you do not know the will of God regarding a need, whether it be material or spiritual, then you are to seek His will in prayer concerning this need until you find it. This is prayer for knowledge of the unrevealed will of God in a specific need. (Col. 3:1 and Jer. 29:12,13)

(3) Prayer is knocking and opening.

When you know the will of God, and yet you find a closed door, you are to knock, and keep on knocking until God opens the door. This is tenacious prayer – prayer for mountain-moving faith. Knocking prayer perseveres until the impossible becomes the possible. This is miracle-working prayer. (Matt. 17:14-21) All things are possible when you ask, seek and knock.

 

SCRIPTURES TO PRAY

(These are my favorites. Add your own…)

1 John 1:7

1 Pet. 3:4

1 Pet. 5:8

1 Sam. 12:23

1 Cor. 16:13

2 Cor. 10:5

2 Cor. 11:3

2 Cor. 5:20

2 Cor. 5:7

2 Cor. 9:8,9

2 Kings 6:17

2 Tim. 2:1, 3-4

Acts 4:29

Col 4:2,6

Col. 1:10

Col. 2:2-3

Col. 3:1-3

Col. 3:15-19

Deu. 4:36

Eph. 1:17-19

Eph. 4:23-24

Eph. 4:29

Eph. 5:19

Eph. 5:21

Eph. 5:25-28

Eph. 6:19

Eze. 36:26,27

Gal. 5:22-23

Heb. 12:15

Heb. 12:2

Heb. 2:1

Isa. 30:21

Isa. 33:2

Isa. 40:31

Isa. 50:4-5

Isa. 58:11

Jam. 1:25

Jam. 4:8

Jer. 17:5-8

Job 33:7

John 14:6

Luke 10:27

Luke 24:45

Luke 6:45

Phil. 1:19

Phil. 1:9-11

Phil. 4:4

Phil. 3:8-10

Phil. 4:8

Pro. 3:20

Pro. 3:5-6

Pro. 31:17

Prov. 3:7-8

Prov. 31:10-31

Prov. 31:26

Prov. 4:23

Ps. 119:18

Psa. 18:32, 34,39

Psa. 19:4

Psa. 51:10

Psa. 63:4

Psa. 78:1

Psa. 95:7

Rom. 8:6,9

Rom. 8:28

Rom. 10:17

Rom. 12:2

Rom. 15:5

 

Prayer Appetizers:

Just like when you are about to have a good meal, the appetizer makes it even more pleasant. In the same way here are some good things to do in prayer that sweetens your prayer time:

WHO GOD IS

acknowledging Him, turning your eyes on Him, building your faith and bringing yourself close to Him.  (Use your Who God is sheet to pray)

WHO WE ARE

our true identity in Christ which establishes our position in prayer with our Father.

 

ASK GOD TO FILL YOU WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.

The Holy Spirit is promised by Jesus on the basis of His death and resurrection. The Holy Spirit will guide your prayers into all Truth. Truth brings healing, deliverance, and salvation.  Ask the Lord to tell you great and mighty things you do not know and to help you pray.