One of my favorite scriptures says “Do whatever you have in mind, for God is with you” (1 Chronicles 17:2). These are the words that a man named Nathan spoke to David. Nathan was telling David “hey David, go after the desires of your heart! God will be with you as you pursue those things.” How wonderful is it to have a friend like Nathan to speak words of encouragement into your life? Maybe you have big dreams today but you don’t have a Nathan in your family or amongst your peers to encourage you. If you don’t have a person like that it’s okay because today we’re going to pray a few special prayers to uplift and encourage your heart. Even if you don’t have a Nathan, you have a God who knows the plans that He has for your life so we’re going to focus on Him (Jeremiah 29:11). As you focus on God, He will begin to add people to your life who can be your Nathan (Matthew 6:33).
The prayer that I want to share today is found in Psalm 20. It’s 9 verses long but we’re going to focus on the first 5 verses. If you are ready to see those hidden dreams in your heart come to pass and you are ready to leave fear of failure behind, let’s go!
I’m going to begin with a short prayer and I will end with the prayer found in Psalm 20:1-5.
Short Prayer: Dear Father, thank you for every desire that you have placed inside of my heart. Today, I feel fearful of failure and I am need of your love to encourage and strengthen me. As I begin to pursue my dreams I ask that you open my ears and heart to receive from you. Give me your wisdom and show me the path to follow your footsteps. I know that you have placed great gifts inside of me and I am ready to use them for your glory instead of my own. Surround me with friends and family who can invest in my dreams with encouragement, love and support. Remove people and things from life that are distractions, and give me the strength to avoid and resist them. Enlarge my heart so that I can learn to trust you and help me to abandon my fears. I am ready to pursue what you have for me. I am ready to do what is in my heart. I am ready to fulfill my destiny. I am ready to walk with you. I declare that my future is in your hands. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Prayer from Psalm 20:1-5
“In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry. May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm. May he send you help from his sanctuary and strengthen you from Jerusalem. May he remember all your gifts and look favorably on your burnt offerings (sacrifice). May he grant your heart’s desires and make your plans succeed. May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory and raise a victory banner in the name of our God. May the Lord answer all your prayers.”
Continue to be encouraged my friend. God loves you and He has great plans to fulfill the desires of your heart. Happy Friday! =)