Prayer #5: Prayer for Faith
Today, we want to pray for another fundamental area in which our nation desperately needs your help, your hand, and your heart. We’ve spent the last few days praying some significant prayers for our country. We’ve spoken the words and allowed them to penetrate deep within us, but the words mean nothing if we have no faith.
Faith is the SUBSTANCE of things hoped for, the EVIDENCE of things not seen. Another version of Hebrews 11:1 says “Faith is CONFIDENCE in what we hope for and ASSURANCE about what we do not see.”
If we have no faith, we have no substance. If we have no faith, we have no assurance. Without faith, it’s impossible to please You, Lord (Heb. 11:6).
So, what is faith?
One dictionary definition states that it is “complete trust in someone or something … a strong belief in God based on spiritual awareness rather than proof.” It’s trusting. It’s believing. It’s knowing … despite the lack of physical, tangible proof … that what you believe and who you believe are real.
So, Lord, today we ask you to reveal more to us about the essentiality of faith. Help us to grasp how significant faith really is. It’s our lifeblood as believers. It’s our oxygen. It’s our manna from heaven. And the best part is it’s so much more than can even be described with words. Words cannot contain the power that faith brings. Letters and syllables cannot express the complete shift that takes place in a person’s life when he or she moves from fear to faith, from blindness to sight, from darkness to light.
Our heart’s cry today, Lord is to see FAITH stirred up in your children, in our nation. Stir it like you’ve never stirred it before. Unleash our capacity for faith. Enlarge our faith and help us to tap into the vastness of it … even if we cannot quantify or qualify it. We are believing that as this takes place in us and in those around us, we WILL SEE change. We will see fires ignite in the hearts of your people, and we will see faith open doors, open windows of heaven, open hearts, open hands, and open up the realm of the miraculous in ways no eye has seen and no ear has heard.
We thank you in advance for the stirring that is taking place in our nation right now. Faith is rising deep within your people, and we are excited to see all that is to come, because your word says that “our latter shall be greater.” We are standing on that promise right now, by faith, and we decree that we WILL SEE the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
In Jesus’ Name,
Paraphrased Verses: 1 Cor. 2:9, Haggai 2:9, Psalm 27:13
Image from: https://stevebiddison.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/a-personal-perspective-on-the-national-day-of-prayer/