Sometimes, like my phone battery, my prayers run out of power. Have you been there? I’ve found that if I’m not careful and intentional, my prayers can settle into simple blessings before meals and bedtime, void of faith and power.

Thankfully, David found a way of avoiding prayer burnout. It turns out that one of the things that matters most about prayer is what it is built on. Listen in as David prays…

“O my God, I have been bold enough to pray to you because you have revealed to your servant that you will build a house for him—a dynasty of kings!”

1 Chronicles 17:25 NLT

David prayed some giant, bold prayers in his day, and in this one sentence he lets us in on the secret behind his boldness: God’s promises! The boldness of David’s prayers stemmed from the faithfulness of David’s God. Bold prayers find their strength in God’s promises.

Since God’s promises empower our prayers, I thought I’d leave you with some prayer fuel. I hope these promises breathe some power back into your prayers. Personalize these Biblical promises and let them ignite your prayers so they’re filled with faith!

But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.

— 1 John 4:4 (NLT) —

So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.

— Luke 11:13 (NLT) —

But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.

— 1 John 1:9 (NLT) —

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

— Romans 8:28 (NLT) —

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

— Psalm 34:18 (NLT) —

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

— Ephesians 3:20 (NLT) —

Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.

— Psalm 55:22 (NLT) —

For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes…

— Romans 1:16 (NLT) —

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you…

— Romans 8:11 (NLT) —

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.

Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

— Proverbs 3:5–6 (NLT) —

…God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

— 2 Corinthians 1:3–4 (NLT) —

 

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