Friday, April 9, 2010

Key Apostolic Prayers and Prophetic Promises

Key Apostolic Prayers and Prophetic Promises
(comments in the parentheses are added for explanation - by M. Bickle: Aug. 2006)
***Every time you see the word grace think, Gods divine influence upon my heart.
Prayer for revelation of Jesus’ beauty that we might walk in our calling and destiny by God’s power 17 That the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may KNOW (experience) what is the hope of His calling (assurance/clarity of God’s call for our life) what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints (our destiny as Jesus’ inheritance), 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power… (Eph. 1:17-19)

Pray to receive the Spirit’s power that Jesus’ Presence be manifest in us so we experience God’s love 16 THAT He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 THAT Christ may dwell (manifest His presence) in your hearts through faith; THAT you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend (experience) with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-- 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; THAT you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Eph. 3:16-19)
Prayer for God’s love to abound in us by the knowledge of God resulting in righteousness in our life 9 That your love may abound still more and more in knowledge (of God) and all discernment, 10 that you
may approve (rejoice in) the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere (no compromise) and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness… (Phil. 1:9-11)
Prayer to know God’s will, to be fruitful in ministry and strengthened by intimacy with God 9 That you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 that you may have a walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and long suffering with joy… (Col. 1:9-11)
Prayer for unity in the church and to be filled with supernatural joy, peace and hope (confidence) 5 May the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another…6 that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the…Father…13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy
and peace
in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
(Rom. 15:5-6, 13)

To be enriched by all the gifts of the Spirit including powerful preaching and prophetic revelation
5 That you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance (anointed preaching/singing) and all knowledge (prophetic revelation), 6 even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you (by miracles), 7 so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of…Jesus Christ, 8 who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. 1:5-8)
For the release of grace (divine influence upon the heart)  to bring the Church to maturity especially to abound in love and holiness 10 Praying exceedingly that… (God will release His Spirit and grace (divine influence) to) perfect what is lacking in your faith?...12 And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all… 13 that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father. (1 Thes. 3:10-13)
Pray to be worthy (prepared or made spiritually mature) to walk in the fullness of our destiny in God 11 We pray always for you that God would count you worthy of (prepare us for) this calling, and fulfill
all the good pleasure of His goodness (plans for us) and the work of faith with power, 12 that the name of…Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God. (2 Thes. 1:11-12)