Key Apostolic Prayers and Prophetic Promises (August 2006)

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PRAYER – MIKE BICKLE
Key Apostolic Prayers and Prophetic Promises (August 2006)
(Comments in brackets are added for explanation)
Pray for revelation of Jesus’ beauty that we might walk in our calling and destiny by God’s power.
17That the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18the 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], 19and 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 so that Jesus’ presence would be manifest in us, so we experience God’s love.
16THAT He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17THAT Christ may dwell [manifest His presence] in your hearts through faith; THAT you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may be able to comprehend [experience] with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—19to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; THAT you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Eph. 3:16-19)

Pray for God’s love to abound in us by the knowledge of God, resulting in righteousness in our lives.
9That your love may abound still more and more in knowledge [of God] and all discernment, 10that 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, 11being filled with the fruits of righteousness… (Phil. 1:9-11)

Pray to know God’s will and to be fruitful in ministry and strengthened by intimacy with Him.
9That you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10that 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; 11strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy… (Col. 1:9-11)

Pray for unity in the Church and to be filled with supernatural joy, peace, and hope (confidence).
5May the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another…6that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the…Father…13May 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)

Pray to be enriched by all the gifts of the Spirit, including powerful preaching and prophetic revelation.
5That you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance [anointed preaching/singing] and all knowledge [prophetic revelation], 6even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you [by miracles], 7so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of…Jesus Christ, 8who 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)

Pray for the release of grace to bring the Church to maturity, and especially to abound in love and holiness.
10Praying exceedingly that… [God will release His Spirit and grace to] perfect what is lacking in your faith?… 12And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all… 13that 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.
11We 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, 12that 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)
That the Word will increase its influence (effectiveness) in the city as God releases His power on it.

Pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly [rapidly increase its influence] and be glorified [confirmed with apostolic power and miracles], just as it is with you… 3The Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one… 5May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience [perseverance or endurance] of Christ. (2 Thes. 3:1-5)

For impartation of boldness (singing and speaking the Word) by releasing healing, signs, and wonders.
29Lord… grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus. 31And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. (Acts 4:29-31)

Release of God’s promise to be endued with power for all who tarry (labor in prayer) for breakthrough.
49Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high. 50…He lifted up His hands and blessed them… (Lk. 24:49-50)

For the Lord to release His zeal for His people and for His manifest Presence to shake all that resists Him.
15Look down… and see from Your habitation, holy and glorious. Where are [the manifestations of] Your zeal and Your strength, the yearning of Your heart and Your mercies toward me? 16…You, O Lord, are our Father, Our redeemer from Everlasting is Your name. 64:1Oh, that you would rend the heavens! That You would come down [manifest Your power]! That the mountains (obstacles) might shake at Your presence—2as fire burns brushwood, as fire causes water to boil—to make Your name known to Your adversaries [sin, sickness, Satan], that the nations may tremble at Your presence! 3When You did awesome things for which we did not look (expect)… 4Since the beginning of the world men have no heard…nor has the eye seen any God besides You, who acts for the one who waits for Him. 5You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness, who remembers you in Your ways. (Isa. 63:15-16; 64:1-7)

For the release of God’s promise to pour out His Spirit and release dreams, visions, and prophecy.
17In the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. 18On My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy. 19I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: blood, fire and vapor of smoke. 20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, BEFORE the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. 21Whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. (Acts 2:17-21)

Prayer for Israel to be saved and the release of the prophetic anointing, miracles, and righteousness.
1My heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. (Rom. 10:1)
26All Israel will be saved… The Deliverer [Jesus] will come out of Zion. He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; 27For this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins. (Rom. 11:26-27)
1For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace [be silent; release a prophetic spirit], and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest [or I will not be inactive: release power], UNTIL her righteousness [in all heart issues] goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns [ministry to others]. (Isa. 62:1)

Actual OT Prayers for Israel: Isa. 63:15-64:12; Dan. 9:4-19; Mic. 7:7-20; Hab. 3:2-19; Ezra 9:5-15; Neh. 1:4-11; 9:5-38; Ps. 44; 45:3-5; 65: 67: 79; 80; 83; 85; 86; 90:13-17; 102:12-22; 110:1-5; 122:6-7; 132:11
OT prophetic promises to pray over Israel (these truths can also be prayed for the Church): Deut. 4:27-31; 30:1-10; 31:29, 33:26-29; Isa. 11:10-16; 29:14, 17-24; 30:18-33; 32:15-19; 33:2-6, 17; 35:1-10; 42:10-17; 43:1-7; 44:1-5; 45:17, 22-25; 51:3-11; 54:1-17; 56:6- 8; 59:19-21; 60:1-62:12; 66:7-14; Jer. 3:14-20; 16:14-21; 31:1-14; 32:16-23; 32:37-42; 33:6-26; 50:4-5, 19-20, 34; Ezek. 11:17-20; 16:60-63; 20:33-44; 34:11-31; 37:1-28; Hos. 2:14-23; 3:5; 5:15-6:3, 11; 14:1-8; Joel 2:28-32; 3:17-20; Zeph. 3:8-20; Hag. 2:6-9, 21- 22; Zech. 8:2-8; 12:10-13:6; Mal. 4:1-6
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