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Prayers That Avail Much, 40th Anniversary Commemorative Gift Edition: Three Bestselling Works Complete in One Volume
by Germaine Griffin Copeland
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Divine Intervention: “Your Kingdom Come”
Father, in Jesus’ name, I pray according to Matthew 6:10: “Your Kingdom come.” Thank You for rescuing me completely from the tyrannical rule of darkness and translating me into the kingdom of Your beloved Son. In Jesus all my sins are cancelled, and I have the release of redemption through His very blood.
Your kingdom is not coming with signs and wonders. It is already here. Your kingdom is within us, and we are seated together with Jesus Christ in heavenly places in Him.
Dear Father, dwelling in the heavenly realms, may the glory of Your name be the center on which our lives turn. Manifest Your kingdom realm and cause Your every purpose to be fulfilled on earth, just as it is fulfilled in heaven.
Father, we are looking forward to the day when Jesus who ascended into heaven will come back in the same way.
This is exactly who I am—a child of God. And that’s only the beginning. Who knows how I will end up! What I know is that when Christ is openly revealed, I will see Him—and in seeing Him, become like Him. I look forward to His coming and stay ready, with the glistening purity of Jesus’ life as a model for my own.
God’s marvelous grace has manifested in person, bringing salvation for everyone. This same grace teaches me how to live each day as I turn my back on ungodliness and indulgent lifestyles, and it equips me to live a self-controlled, upright, godly life in this present age. For I continue to look forward to the joyful fulfillment of our hope in the dawning splendor of the glory of my great God and Savior, Jesus, the Anointed One.
For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Thank You, Father, that the Lord shall come to earth and all the saints and angels with Him; and the Lord shall be King over all the earth; in that Day He shall be one Lord, and His name one. The government shall be upon His shoulder.
Father, thank You that we shall join the great voices in heaven saying, “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.”
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and power and the glory and the victory and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and the earth is Yours; Yours is the Kingdom, O Lord; and Yours it is to be exalted as Head over all. Your Kingdom come. Hallelujah! Amen.
Colossians 1:13-14 TPT • Luke 17:21 • Matthew 6:10-11 TPT • Acts 1:11 • 1 John 3:2-3 MSG • Isaiah 9:6 AMPC • Titus 2:11-13 TPT • Revelation 11:15 • 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 • 1 Chronicles 29:11 AMPC • Zechariah 14:5,9 AMPC
Provision: “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”
In the name of Jesus, I confess with the psalmist David that I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor Your seed begging bread.
Father, thank You for food, clothing, and shelter. In the name of Jesus, I am learning to stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about my life, what I shall eat and what I shall drink, or about my body, what I shall put on. My life is greater in quality than food, and my body is far above and more excellent than clothing.
I will not eat the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity). It is You, Father, who will liberally supply—fill to the full—my every need according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
In the name of Jesus, I shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Your words were found, and I did eat them, and Your Word was to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart.
And the Word became human and made His home among us. Jesus, You are the Bread of Life that gives me life, the Living Bread.
Thank You, Father, in the name of Jesus, for spiritual bread—manna from heaven. Amen.
Matthew 6:9-11 • Matthew 4:4 • Psalm 37:25 • Jeremiah 15:16 AMPC • Matthew 6:25 AMPC • John 1:14 NLT • Proverbs 31:27 AMPC • John 6:48-51 AMPC • Philippians 4:19 AMPC
Forgiveness: “Forgive Us Our Debts”
Father, forgive us the wrongs we have done as we ourselves release forgiveness to those who have wronged us. You have graciously forgiven me, and because of Your love and forgiveness, I choose to graciously forgive others in the depths of Christ’s love.
Because of Your great love, I’m asking You for the grace to walk out the decision to forgive. Father, I choose to forgive the betrayal of even my intimate friends—those with whom I once worshiped in unity as one.
As a follower of Jesus, I choose to love my enemy and bless the one who curses me. Holy Spirit, show me something wonderful that I can do for the one who hates me. Rather than reacting, I choose to respond to the very ones who persecute me by praying for them.
Father, not only will I pray for ____________, but I set myself to treat him/her well (do good and act nobly toward him/her). I will be merciful, sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate toward ________, even as You are, Father.
My desire is to be an imitator of You, and I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.
Father, thank You that I have great peace in this situation, for I love Your law and refuse to take offense toward __________.
Jesus, I am blessed—happy [with life—joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation apart from outward conditions] and to be envied—because I take no offense in You and refuse to be hurt or resentful or annoyed or repelled or made to stumble, whatever may occur.
And now, Father, I roll this work upon You—commit and trust it wholly to You; and I believe that You will cause my thoughts to become in agreement to Your will, and so my plans shall be established and succeed. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Matthew 6:12 TPT • Ephesians 4:32 TPT • Ephesians 5:1 AMPC • Psalm 55:20-23 • Matthew 5:44 TPT • Matthew 6:14-15 • Philippians 4:13 AMPC • Psalm 119:165 AMPC • Luke 6:27 AMPC • Luke 7:23 AMPC • Matthew 5:44 AMPC • Proverbs 16:3 AMPC • Luke 6:28 AMPC
Guidance and Deliverance: “Do Not Lead Us into Temptation”
Father, there has no temptation taken me but such as is common to man. Thank You for Your faithfulness. I am confident that You will not suffer me to be tempted above that which I am able but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that I may be able to bear it.
You have not given me a spirit of fear but a spirit of love, power, and a sound mind. I choose to gaze upon You, join my life with Yours, and joy will come. When I cry out to You, my Lord, You hear me and bring Your miracle-deliverance when I need it most.
I choose to count it all joy when I fall into various temptations, knowing this—that the trying of my faith works patience.
I will not say when I am tempted, “I am tempted from God,” for God is incapable of being tempted by what is evil, and He Himself tempts no one.
Thank You, Jesus, for giving Yourself for my sins, that You might deliver me from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father—to whom be glory for ever and ever.
Father, in the name of Jesus, and according to the power that is at work in me, I will keep awake, give strict attention, be cautious, and watch and pray that I may not come into temptation. In Jesus’ name, amen.
1 Corinthians 10:13 • Psalm 34:5-6 TPT • 2 Timothy 1:7 • Galatians 1:4-5 • James 1:2-3 • Ephesians 3:20 • James 1:13 AMPC • Matthew 26:41 AMPC
Giving Thanks to God
God saw you when you were in your mother’s womb (see Ps. 139:13-16). He knew your mother and father and the circumstances of the home where you were to grow up. He knew the schools you would attend and the neighborhood in which you would live.
God gave you the ability to survive and walked with you through good times and bad. He gave you survival techniques and guardian angels to keep and protect you (see Ps. 91:11). He chose you before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blame before Him in love (see Eph. 1:4).
He cried with you when you cried. He laughed with you when you laughed. He was grieved when you were misunderstood and treated unfairly. He watched and waited, looking forward to the day when you would receive Jesus as your Savior. To as many as received Him gave He the power, the right, and the authority to become the sons of God (see John 1:12 AMPC). He longs for your fellowship, desiring for you to know Him more and more intimately.
Your survival techniques were probably different than mine. Whatever they were, and whatever your life may have been like up to this point, the peace of God can change the regrets and the wounds of the past into thanksgiving and praise. You can experience wholeness by earnestly and sincerely praying this prayer.
I. Daily Prayer of Thanksgiving
Father, I come to You in the name of Jesus. With the help of the Holy Spirit and by Your grace, I join with the heavenly host making a joyful noise to You and serving You with gladness! I come before Your presence with singing!
Lord, I know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that You are God! It is You who made us, not we ourselves, and we are Yours! We are Your people and the sheep of Your pasture.
Father, I enter into Your gates with thanksgiving and present an offering of thanks. I enter into Your courts with praise! I am thankful and delight to say so. I bless and affectionately praise Your name! For You are good, and Your mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting. Your faithfulness and truth endure to all generations. It is a good and delightful thing to give thanks to You, Most High.
Lord, by Your Holy Spirit, perfect the fruit of my lips. Help me draw thanksgiving forth from my innermost resources; reach down into the most secret places of my heart that I may offer significant thanksgiving to You, Father.
Thank You for my parents who gave me life. I am grateful for the victories and achievements I have experienced in spite of my hurts—the bruises and the abuses that boxed me in when I was a small child. You used them for good even though Satan intended them for my destruction. Father, I refuse to be a critic full of bias toward my parents, former teachers, and counselors. Forgive me for blaming them for my mistakes and failures. Judging them has not served me well. Today, I choose to overturn my table of judgment and let go of my grievances toward others. I choose to surrender to love that holds no record of wrong.
Thank You for Your grace, which is teaching me to trust myself and others. Thank You for life—life in all its abundance. It was You who gave me a desire to pray, and I am grateful for the prayer closet where we meet. Thank You for Your Word. Life is exciting, and I am grateful that I am alive for such a time as this.
Thank You for past and present relationships. I learn from both those who oppose me and those who are for me. You taught me to recognize and understand my strengths and weaknesses. You gave me discernment and spiritual understanding. I enter Your gates with thanksgiving in my heart. You are my Father, and I am Your child, loved by You unconditionally. I rejoice in You, Lord, and give thanks to You every time I reflect on Your holiness. I am an overcomer by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of my testimony. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Psalm 100:1-5 AMP • Matthew 7:1-5 TPT • Philippians 2:13 • Psalm 92:1 AMP • Esther 4:14 • Psalm 138:8 • Psalm 100:4 • Hebrews 13:15 • Philippians 3:1 • Genesis 50:20 NIV • Psalm 30:4 TPT • John 10:10 • Revelation 12:11
II. Prayer of Thanksgiving for Food Eaten While Traveling
Father, I ask for the wisdom to order that which is healthy and nourishing to my body.
In the name of Jesus, I resist the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eye as I scan the menu. When I am in doubt about what I am to order, I will pause and ask for wisdom, which You will give generously without finding fault with me.
Should I unknowingly eat or drink any deadly thing, it will not harm me, for the Spirit of life makes me free from the law of sin and death.
Father, everything You have created is good. We should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks. It is made acceptable by the Word of God and prayer.
I receive this food with thanksgiving and will eat the amount that is sufficient for me. In the name of Jesus, amen.
James 1:5 • Romans 8:2 • 1 John 2:16 • 1 Timothy 4:4-5 NLT • Mark 16:18 • Psalm 136:1,25
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