Praying Over God’s Promises

Praying the Promises of God

Praying God’s Word has been transformational in my own life. I recently read a book that goes hand in hand with praying God’s Word: Praying Over God’s Promises by Thomas Yeakley. {If you are interested in using this book for a group study, NavPress offers a group discount!}

“Imagine a life of fresh faith built on assurances directly from God!”

And that is what this book does: encourages us to believe, trust and act on the promises of God. I don’t know about you, but as a long time believer, sometimes certain passages and even certain promises begin to come cliche in our minds. I hate to even say that portions of God’s Word become stale, but sometimes we just need a refresher course or a change of heart or a new focus. That is what this book did for me. This book caused me to, once again, get EXCITED about the promises in God’s Word!

The introduction to this book opens with a Scripture that I have known and read and probably even memorized…but the author shares more of the passage that I had forgotten about! What a precious truth is found in this passage that we so often overlook!

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.” 2 Peter 1:3-4

I don’t know about you, but I have memorized and treasured the first part of this passage for many years…but don’t stop reading! God has given us everything we need for this life and for godliness…BY WHICH He has granted to us His precious PROMISES. God has given us these promises! Why do we neglect them when they give us such HOPE and PROMISE and COMFORT??

Quieting Our Mind with the Promises of God

Right away in the introduction of this book, the following quote, from a Puritan pastor, confirmed in my mind WHY I pray God’s Word and WHY it has been so transformational in my own life.

Aren’t these words just beautiful and what encouragement for being in the Word of God and standing on His promises!!

“A fixed, constant attention to the promises, and a firm belief of them, would prevent solicitude and anxiety about the concerns of this life. It would keep the mind quiet and composed in every change, and support and keep up our sinking spirits under the several troubles of life…A thorough acquaintance with the promises would be of the greatest advantage in prayer. With what comfort may the Christian…enforce his prayer, by pleading the several gracious promises!” Samuel Clark, Puritan pastor & author (1684-1750)

Promises to Pray

The author, Thomas Yeakley, shares that there are different kind of promises: general promises and specific promises, there are also conditional promises. The author gives great practical steps and application helps and I believe, has a very biblical stance on the promises of God.

Promises to Read, Believe & Pray

  • Deuteronomy 5:16
  • Psalm 37:4
  • Psalm 50:15
  • Isaiah 41:10
  • Isaiah 45:1-3
  • Luke 1:37
  • John 3:16
  • John 14:21
  • Galatians 5:16
  • Ephesians 6:2-3
  • James 2:5

Praying Over God’s Promises Book

I have so many things underlined and highlighted in Praying Over God’s Promises: The Lost Art of Taking Him at His Word, but I want to share with you the topics and chapters covered in this book so that you can have a better idea of all it contains!

Chapter Titles

  • What is a Promise?
  • A Theology of Promises
  • People Who Have Prayed the Promises
  • How to Plead a Promise
  • Walking by Faith with the Promises
  • Abuses and Unfulfilled Promises
  • Abraham: One Who Trusted the Promises

Standing on the Promises Free Printable

I wanted to create a reminder for us to STAND on His PROMISES. I hope you enjoy!

Click on the PDF link or the graphic to download your free printable!

Standing on the Promises of God PDF

Standing on the Promises of God

Give Away Details

This give away is now over. Congrats to NICOLE who wins a copy of Praying Over the Promises of God.


Author: Candace Crabtree

I'm Candace and I'm grateful you're here. It is my heart's desire to encourage you while you're visiting and remind your heart of the truths of God's Word and the power of His love to transform lives. Great is His faithfulness! {Note: this blog does use affiliate links.}

54 thoughts on “Praying Over God’s Promises”

  1. I never heard of this book before, but I think it would be awesome. I would use it with my youngest daughter who suffers from anxiety attacks regarding storms and struggles with salvation.
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  2. Such a timely post for me as I enter a new season and am being called to lead other women in their walk with God. I have felt a call to talk with them about their prayer life, standing on and praying the promises of God. Thanks for the post!

  3. This book sounds to be a good inspirational book to read. Thank you for the opportunity to win it:)

  4. this sounds like an awesome book. Even after all these years, I don’t often “pray the Word’. Have a friend who is amazing (and his wife follows suit) with being able to do this very thing. I love the idea of a Bible study with it. May bring it up as a possibility to my women’s group when we are done with our current one.
    Great giveaway! Thanks.

  5. Sounds like an amazing book!!! If we can only just remember God’s truths and promises ~ we wouldn’t rely as much on our own strength!

  6. I really hope I win this. I have a very hard time trusting God, or that His promises are really for me. I think a resource like this would make a tremendous impact.

  7. This sounds like an uplifting and encouraging book, one that would help me in my walk with the Lord. Thanks for sharing.

  8. What an awesome book to have for learning how to pray the scriptures. This would certainly help me to grow in my prayer life (I need that so much). Thank you!

  9. Thanks so much for the printable. Planning to frame some for my Bible Study girls. Would love to win the book..

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