Prayer Proclamations:
Some Suggested Scriptures

Not every line of Scripture translates into prayer, especially not into prayer affirmations. So let me give you a few Scriptures in case you need a jump-start.

This is NOT a comprehensive list, But, it is a handy tool to have. Print off this page to keep close to your Bible or journal…or both.

Look up these Scriptures. Write out those that cry for your attention. While you are there, check out the passage in which the Scripture occurs. You could hit the motherlode!

Add to this list as you find Scriptures pulsating with life. At some point, I recommend that you organize your Scriptures by theme or category. Such organization makes a particular Scripture easier to locate once your list becomes bulky.

Psalm 23 and Psalm 91 – the whole psalm…maybe that’s why these two are so popular!...just change the pronouns and verb tenses

Psalm51, 119, and 139 – don’t even need the pronouns and verbs changed

You may not want to pray the whole Psalm. Not problem! Pray the parts that most resonate with your spirit.

Almost every Psalm has a line that can be prayed. The Book of Psalms is a goldmine to be worked. If you really enjoy praying Psalms, visit my blog:
Praying Through Psalms.

A Few Potent Scriptures from the Old Testament
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 blessings of obedience

Deuteronomy 28: 15-68 curses of disobedience – Look through these curses. If you find one effecting you or your family, and you can say that you are obedient, THENk you pray, refusing the curse and claiming the blessing that is opposite of the curse.

Deuteronomy 32:2-43 This is the Song of Moses that the Israelites learned and repeated regularly. This Song affirms in prayer their understanding of covenant relationship with God.

Joshua 1:5-9 study and succeed

Jeremiah 1:9-11 tear down and build up

Ezekiel 37:1-4 bringing to life that which seems to be dead

Ezekiel 47:1-12 healing

Joel 2:21-27 restoration

Joel 2:28-29 Revival

Amos 9:13-15 restortion

Zephaniah 3:14-20 the faithfulness of God

Zechariah 4:6-7, 10 power of God

Some Helpful Scriptures from the Gospels
Matthew 4:1-11 dealing with temptation

Matthew 5:2-12 beatitudes

Matthew 5:13-16 salt and light

Matthew 6:9-13 Our Father

Matthew 6: 25-34 do not worry

Matthew 7:7-11 ask seek, knock

Matthew 9:37-38 pray for laborers

Matthew 10:16 wise a seres

Matthew 12:35-37 food fruit idle words

Matthew 13:23 seed on good ground

Matthew 16:19 binding and losing

Matthew 18:13-14 value of lost sheep

Matthew 28:17-20 authority given

Mark 4:26-27 good seed

Mark 11:23-24 power of faith

Mark 16:15-18 great commission

Luke 4:18-19 Spirit of the Lord is upon Me

Luke 6:43-45 out of abundance of heart, the mouth speaks

Luke 8:16-18 take heed how you hear

Luke 10:17-20 authority given

Luke 11:9-13 ask, seek, knock – receiving the Holy Spirit

John 1:29 behold the Lamb of God

John 3:16-17 God so loved the world

John 4:14 will never thirst

John 6:32-33 and 46-48 Bread of Life

John 6:68 You have the words of life

John 8:31-32 abide: truth will set you free

John 10:1-5 Good Shepherd

John 11:25 resurrection and life

John 12:24-26 grain of wheat falls

John 13:34-35 new commandment

John14:12-14 prayer an great works

John 15:4-8 branch and the vine

John 16:33 overcome the world

John 17:6-26 Jesus’ prayer for us

John 20:23 forgive

Scriptures from the Epistles
Romans 3:23-26 righteousness by faith

Romans 5:1-3
triumph in trouble

Romans 7:6 freed from the law

Romans 8:11 quickened to life (healing)

Romans 12:2 be transformed

Romans13:14 put on Christ

I Corinthians 1:4-9
prayer of Paul

I Corinthians 2:3-5 power of God

I Corinthians 3:21-23 all things are yours, in Christ, in God

I Corinthians 13 love chapter – great to pray!

I Corinthians 15:53-57 final victory – death

II Corinthians 1:3-4 comfort in tribulation

II Corinthians 3:5-6 God is sufficient

II Corinthians 5:17-19
a new creation

II Corinthians 9:6-11
sowing and reaping

II Corinthians 12:8-10
God’s strength in your weakness

Galatians 2:20 crucified with Christ

Galatians 3:26-29
heirs of the Promise

Galatians 5:16-26
walk in the Spirit

Ephesians 1:15-23 Paul’s prayer for spiritual wisdom

Ephesians 3:14-21
Paul’s Prayer: strengthened to know the love of Christ

Ephesians 5:1-2
be imitators of God

Ephesians 6:10-18
armor of God

Philippians 3:8-12
That I might know Him

Philippians 4:8
meditate on these things

Colossians 1:9-18 prayer- delivered from darkness into light

Colossians 2:11-15 hidden with Christ in God

I Thessalonians 5:16-18 pray without ceasing

I Thessalonians 5:23-24 power of blessing

II Timothy 2:1-3
be strong in grace

Hebrews 4:12 word is powerful

Hebrews 4:14-16
great High Priest

Hebrews 8:6 Mediator of a better covenant

Hebrews the saving work of Christ

Hebrews12:1-2 run with endurance

James 1:22-25 be a doer of the Word

I Peter 2:1-9 the Chosen Stone and His chosen people

I Peter 5:6-7 humble yourself and cast your cares

2 Peter fruitful growth in faith

I John 1:8-10 forgiveness

I John 4:4 overcomers
b love

I John 5:14-15 confidence in prayer

3 John 1:2 prosper an be in health

Jude 24-25 prayer

Revelation 1:18 the Alpha and the Omega

Revelation 2:17 Let him who has an ear hear

Revelation 3:18 buy eyesalve

Revelation 3:20-22 I stand at the door and knock

Revelation 5:9-10 kings and priest of the King

Revelation 21:4-5 all things made new

The Names of God
Access a collection of the
Names of God by which He reveals Himself to us in Scripture. A Scripture reference goes with each name to make further study a breeze! This is not an easy resource to find. It comes as a blessing from Paul Cox of Aslan's Place.

Remember to keep your Scriptures in a safe place: a journal or computer file.
If you need some suggestions on how to study your Scriptures a bit more deeply, read
Study Helps.

To experience how Scripture can come together in a theme, listen to
No Storm Too Great!, scripture prayer organized around God's protection and freedom from fear. This CD set has proven powerful in countless lives.

More Resources:
Scripture Prayer Proclamations: great intro to the topic of prayer proclamations

Pray Scripture: Read this intro to praying Scripture if you happened to miss it.
How to Pray Scripture: simple hands-on information to get you started