Prayer of Declaration

by Pastor Richard Tow
January 17, 2016
Text: Psalm 23

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Description: This is a message of encouragement for any believer going through a hard time. The sermon also teaches how to pray a Declaration Prayer. Psalm 23 is the text used to do this. Even though the sermon  was preached at the beginning of 2016, the message is timeless.

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Prayer of Declaration
(What to Expect in 2016)
Life Church 01.17.16

There are wars and rumors of wars going on in the Middle East.
What can we expect in 2016?
I. To have all your needs met!
Ps 23:1 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
 David’s Declaration
 Elijah’s Experience: 1 Kings 17:8-16

II. To be refreshed and restored!
Ps 23:2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul…”
Matt. 11:28 Promise with three conditions:
 Come to Him.
 Take His Yoke.
 Learn from Him.

III. To be led in the right direction!
Ps 23:3 “He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.”

IV. To be safe and protected!
Ps 23:4 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
 Some valleys and trials along the way.
 Not afraid because: You are with me! Your rod and staff comfort me!
V. To enjoy abundant blessing!
Ps 23:5 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.”

VI. To be overtaken with goodness & mercy!
Ps 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life…”

VII. To enjoy fellowship with God & His people.
Ps 23:6 “And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.”

Conclusion: Make a Personal Declaration!