Praying That God Will Inhabit Our Praises
Night of Divine Encounter (NODE) 9th Edition, Day 6 - Praying That God Will Inhabit Our Praises - Join us on Friday, April 1st, 2022 for the Night of Divine Encounter between 7pm to 10pm MST. Theme- The Midnight Hour
Praying That God Will Inhabit Our Praises
Today, we will be praying that God will inhabit our praises. The Book of Psalms 22:3 says that “God is holy who inhabits the praises of Israel.” When you pray to God, most of the time from the biblical record, He will send His angels to deliver the answers to your prayers. However, when you worship God, He steps into the situation by Himself. When Peter was jailed by king Herod, the church prayed. God heard the prayer and sent His angel to rescue Peter. The angel opened the prison doors effortlessly and brought Peter out of the prison.
There was a time when Daniel also prayed for twenty-one days and God sent an angel to deliver the answer to Daniel. But the Captain of Persia, withstood the angel for twenty-one days and the answer could not reach Daniel. God had to send Angel Micheal to fight the Prince of Persia before the answer was delivered. What that means is that, when an angel is the one delivering your package from God, it is possible that there could be some delay (Daniel 10:12-13). However, when you praise God, God delivers the package by himself. There is no Prince of Persia that can withstand God.
God Inhabits The Praises of Paul and Silas
We have few records in the bible where God inhabits the praises of His people. When Paul and Silas prayed and worshiped God in the prison, it was God who came into their midst by Himself. How did I know? The scriptures say in Psalm 24:7-10 that when the King of Glory wants to come in, the gates have to lift up their heads. Also, we realize that in Exodus, when God visited the Israelites on the mountain, what ushered in His arrival was lightning and earthquake. So, the earthquake that shook the foundation of the prison while Paul and Silas were praising God was announcing the arrival of God’s presence. Moreover, for all the prison doors to open, it showed that the King of Glory came into their midst.
How God Inhabits the Praises of The Three Hebrews
The three Hebrews were another example that is noteworthy. They made up their mind not to worship the idol fashioned by king Nebuchadnezzar. They purposed in their hearts to worship only the true and living God. As a result, they threw them in the fiery furnace. However, right inside the fire, God inhabited their praises. How did I know? God has promised us in His Word that when we walk through the fire, we will not be burned. He said that the flames will not set us ablaze (Isaiah 43:2). The Consuming fire came inside the fire and the fire could not consume the three Hebrews. The scripture also says that God’s ministers are flames of fire. So, it is impossible for fire to consume the three Hebrews because they are also fire. God will always step into the situation anytime you worship Him.
God Destroyed Three Nations Through Worship
The third example is the case of Jehoshaphat. When three nations, the Moabites, Ammonites and Mount Seir waged war against Judah and there was no way they could have escaped the sword. if God did not intervene the situation would have been catastrophic. Jehoshaphat cried unto God and God told him that he had no part in the battle, that He would fight for them. Jehoshaphat thought of the quickest way by which God could arise. He appointed singers to start worshiping God. He knew that God inhabits the praises of His people. Anytime God arises He scatters all His enemies. That was exactly what God did. As they praised God, He set an ambushment against the three nations and destroyed them.
As we pray today, I pray that God will inhabit our praises in Jesus’ name
- Father, I thank you for always inhabiting my praises. Lord, I thank you for your imminent presence anytime I praise you
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
2. Father, I pray that you will inhabit my praises and destroy every wrong foundations in my life in Jesus’ name
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. 27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”
3. Father, I pray that you will inhabit my praise and open all prison doors locked against me in Jesus’ name. Lord, I pray that you will inhabit my praise and break every form of chains in my life in Jesus’ name
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.
4. Father, I pray that you will inhabit my praise and save the sinners as a result in Jesus’ name
27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”
5. Father, I pray that as praise you, you will step into my situations and ancient doors will open and you will fight my battle in Jesus’ name
Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
6. Father, I pray that you will inhabit my praise and deliver me from fiery furnace in Jesus’ name.
Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
22 Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flames of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counselors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
7. Father, I pray that when I pass through the waters, you will be with me. Lord, I pray that when I walk through the fire, it will not burn me. I pray that the flames will not set me ablaze in Jesus’ name
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
8. Father, I pray that as you inhabit my praise, you will fight every forces that wants to fight me in Jesus’ name
2 Chronicles 20:21-23
After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his[c] holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:
“Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.”
22 As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. 23 The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
9. Father, I pray that as you inhabit my praise, you will scatter all your enemies in Jesus’ name. Lord, I pray that all the wicked will perish in your presence in Jesus’ name
Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. 2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. 3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice
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