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Pray Out Loud

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Pray Out Loud

God hears our silent, whispered, murmured and loud prayers, however there are many good reasons to pray out loud. A few are:

1. When we pray out loud it zeros in on our thoughts. At any given time we have many thoughts going through our mind so when we pray out loud it helps to single out what we are praying for.

2. Praying out loud together is the pattern set for us by the early church

Acts 1:14 NKJV
“These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.”

Acts 2:42 NKJV
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”

Acts 12:12 NKJV
“So, when he had considered this, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together praying.”

3. Praying out loud declares your faith.
According to Romans 10:9-10, confession is made with the mouth.

Romans 10:9-10 NKJV
“that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

By praying out loud, you are declaring, or confessing, your faith.

4. Praying out loud is an encouragement.
When we pray out loud those that hear can be encouraged by our words.

When Jesus prayed for other people He prayed out loud so that those who heard Him could be strengthened in their faith and encouraged.

5. Praying out loud can help stir up faith and prayer in others.

Hebrews 10:24-25.NKJV
“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,
not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”

6. Praying out loud helps others to pray.
Jesus taught His disciples how to pray. By listening to Jesus pray they gained greater understanding on prayer and how to pray.

7. Praying out loud can speak things into existence.
Our words contain power and they have the ability to speak things into existence.

8. Praying our loud (in a group setting) is a way of sharing our struggles and weaknesses. It can also be comforting for others to pray out loud for us.

James 5:13-16 NKJV
“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

9. Praying out loud helps build your faith. Your mind thinks it, your mouth says it, your ears hear it and your mind believes it.

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Prayer For Yourself

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Prayer For Yourself

Dear Father,

Thank-you for Your Word and Your promises. Thank-you that nothing can separate me from Your love. Your love will see me through tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, and the sword. You give me peace and joy even in the midst of tribulation. You are my refuge and in You I chose to abide.

Help me by the power of the Holy Spirit to turn to You in distress and to obey Your voice. You will not forsake me, destroy me or forget the covenant You have made with me. During times of persecution You are still with me. You won’t allow me to be crushed or filled with hopelessness.

Famine, physical or spiritual, cannot separate me from Your love. You have never forsaken the righteous, nor have allowed them to lack something that they really need. You are my defense, and You surrounds me with You favor.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

Praying Psalm 123:1-4

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Praying Psalm 123:1-4

 

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Dear Father,

I desire to look into Your face, to the One who dwells in the heavens. Nothing but Your presence will satisfy. Thank-you for Your mercy and Your grace. Most of all thank-you for making a way for us to come into Your presence. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may I never get too proud to humble myself before You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

Psalm 123:1-4   NKJV  

  “Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the Lord our God, Until He has mercy on us.
Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us! For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
Our soul is exceedingly filled With the scorn of those who are at ease, With the contempt of the proud.”

Praying Psalm 37:12-29

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praying through psalmsPraying Psalm 37:12-29

 

Dear Father,

Thank-you for every thing that You have provided me with. With You even little is much. You never forsake the righteous. The inheritance I have in You is forever. In hard times I have no regrets for You satisfy my every need. Thank-you that my steps are ordered by You, O Lord. I will delight myself in Your ways. When I fall I know that I will not be completely cast down because You hold my hand. You never forsake me or withhold Your protection. Your mercy toward me is unending and Your blessings are beyond imagination. By the power of the Holy Spirit help my conduct to be upright. Help me to do good and not evil.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 37:12-29  NKJV     “The wicked plots against the just, And gnashes at him with his teeth.
The Lord laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming.
The wicked have drawn the sword And have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay those who are of upright conduct.
Their sword shall enter their own heart, And their bows shall be broken.
A little that a righteous man has Is better than the riches of many wicked.
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, But the Lord upholds the righteous.
The Lord knows the days of the upright, And their inheritance shall be forever.
They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
But the wicked shall perish; And the enemies of the Lord, Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke they shall vanish away.
The wicked borrows and does not repay, But the righteous shows mercy and gives.
For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him shall be cut off.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand.
I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.
He is ever merciful, and lends; And his descendants are blessed.
Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell forevermore.
For the Lord loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.
The righteous shall inherit the land, And dwell in it forever”

Praying Psalm 36:1-12

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Dear Father,

Thank-you for Your endless mercy, and Your everlasting faithfulness. Thank-you for Your protection that surrounds me, and for Your lovingkindness. I place my trust in You, O Lord, and under  the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge. You are the fountain of my life. You sustain and satisfy me, and fill my life with great pleasures. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to walk in an honorable manner. May my heart be right before You. Let the words of my mouth be good and acceptable in Your sight.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

Psalm 36:1-12    NKJV     “An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flatters himself in his own eyes, When he finds out his iniquity and when he hates. The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good. He devises wickedness on his bed; He sets himself in a way that is not good; He does not abhor evil. Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgments are a great deep; O Lord, You preserve man and beast. How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light. Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, And Your righteousness to the upright in heart. Let not the foot of pride come against me, And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away. There the workers of iniquity have fallen; They have been cast down and are not able to rise.”

Reading Psalm 35:17-28

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praying through psalmsDear Father,

I thank-you that You are not a god that is far from me. You are right beside me no matter where I am or what I’m going through. You will not allow my enemies to rejoice over me. You are my defense and You rescue me from destruction. I  praise You for You are a righteousness and just God. My life is precious in Your eyes. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to always see my life as You do.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 35:17-28    NKJV     “Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue me from their destructions, My precious life from the lions. I will give You thanks in the great assembly; I will praise You among many people. Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies; Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause. For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful matters Against the quiet ones in the land. They also opened their mouth wide against me, And said, “Aha, aha! Our eyes have seen it.” This You have seen, O Lord; Do not keep silence. O Lord, do not be far from me. Stir up Yourself, and awake to my vindication, To my cause, my God and my Lord.
Vindicate me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness; And let them not rejoice over me.
Let them not say in their hearts, “Ah, so we would have it!” Let them not say, “We have swallowed him up.” Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion Who rejoice at my hurt; Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor Who exalt themselves against me. Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness And of Your praise all the day long.”

Praying Psalm 35:1-16

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praying through psalmsPraying Psalm 35:1-16

 

Dear Father,

Thank-you that You plead my case with those who seek to harm me, and You fight against those who are against me. You are my shield and buckler. My help comes from You. I will rejoice in You, for You are my help in time of trouble. By the power of the Holy Spirit may I always remember that it is only in You that salvation is found.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 35:1-16   NKJV     “Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me; Fight against those who fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, And stand up for my help. Also draw out the spear, And stop those who pursue me. Say to my soul, “I am your salvation.” Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor Who seek after my life; Let those be turned back and brought to confusion Who plot my hurt. Let them be like chaff before the wind, And let the angel of the Lord chase them. Let their way be dark and slippery, And let the angel of the Lord pursue them.
For without cause they have hidden their net for me in a pit, Which they have dug without cause for my life. Let destruction come upon him unexpectedly, And let his net that he has hidden catch himself; Into that very destruction let him fall. And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord; It shall rejoice in His salvation. All my bones shall say, “Lord, who is like You, Delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, Yes, the poor and the needy from him who plunders him?” Fierce witnesses rise up; They ask me things that I do not know. They reward me evil for good, To the sorrow of my soul.
But as for me, when they were sick, My clothing was sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting; And my prayer would return to my own heart. I paced about as though he were my friend or brother; I bowed down heavily, as one who mourns for his mother. But in my adversity they rejoiced And gathered together; Attackers gathered against me, And I did not know it; They tore at me and did not cease; With ungodly mockers at feasts They gnashed at me with their teeth.”