One thing I have come to learn just recently is not only the power of the tongue, as I spoke about previously but also the power that comes behind declaring your prayers out loud. Please do not misunderstand what I am about to say. God knows our every thought, and I truly believe that He hears our prayers that are both silent and verbal. I prayed silently for many, many years. In fact that was all I knew growing up. But as I learned more and grew spiritually I began to understand and experience first hand the power that comes when you open up your mouth and speak. Praying vocally is so important. It will take your spiritual walk and journey to a whole new level. When you do, you are releasing your words into the atmosphere. Doing so is a wonderful tool to overcome the wiles of the enemy. The main way the enemy will try to attack is through our mind and if we can’t get our mind right, how can we focus on God while praying silently in our head? You can’t because your mind will go in so many different directions. If you are praying out loud, you are more inclined to focus on what you are saying and not other distractions around you.
When we pray we have to tell God how we feel. We have to be open and honest with Him. You can do this by having a normal conversation with Him like you would anyone else. Also when you pray use your bible. God says that we are to put Him in remembrance of His word. Read scripture out loud. Decree and declare them over yourself. I know a lot of times when I read scripture I put my name in there. I make it personal. You can too. Using books is also a great way to pray out loud. When you have prayer books, they are already sectioned off in different topics and formatted, so all you have to do is read it. Does it make it less effective because you did not write it? Absolutely not. The way I look at it is it’s no different from asking someone else to pray for you. The bible says the prayers of the righteous availeth much, so don’t focus so much on who wrote it. Focus more on getting that prayer through and making your request known.
When talking about the power of our tongue, one other thing that God placed on my heart to mention is that people are going to always have something to say. Always. No matter where you are. No matter how good or bad you are doing. They will always have something to say. A lot of the stuff they say, you may never even know about. Some of it may not be so nice. What I want you to do however is not receive anything negative and cancel it. When they speak negative things over you, you cancel that negative with a positive. If they say you don’t have a purpose in life, you say not only DO you have purpose but you WILL fulfill that purpose. Again I will say, do not receive any negative spoken words over you. When I pray, not only do I cancel every negative word spoken over me, but I send it back to the sender 100 fold. So everything bad they tried to put on me comes right back to them 100 times over. Again, this is me using the power that God has given me. So remember to pray, seek the face of God and when you do use your weapon. Use the power that God has given you by opening up your mouth. #iDeclare #openupyourmouth
Father God in the name of Jesus. Thank you for the power you have given us in our voice. Help me Lord to use this power effectively. I decree and declare that I will open up my mouth and talk to you on a daily basis, releasing my prayers into the atmosphere. I will be mindful of what I say because I know that my words have power. I cancel every negative word spoken over me right now in the name of Jesus and I send it back to the sender in Jesus name. Thank you God for loving me just as I am. I consider it a privilege and honor to come before your throne boldly day by day. In Jesus name, Amen.
Isaiah 54:17 KJV “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”
Psalms 3:4 ESV “I cried aloud to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah”