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Praying for Breakthrough
Many times we pray for general breakthrough and wait for something to happen. We never think about asking for the specific breakthroughs that we need. Still, it can be incredibly hard to know what to pray, how to pray, or what to ask for. One of the easiest ways to rectify this is to pray God’s word back to him. When we do this, we align our desires and perspectives with His, which brings spiritual breakthrough.
For example, I have a friend who struggles with a lot of different issues. When I pray for him I include the passage from Isaiah 43:19, “For I am about to do a brand-new thing. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway in the wilderness for my people to come home. I will create rivers for them in the desert.”
Why do I pray this verse specifically? Because I believe with all my heart that the Lord is working in my friend’s heart and life. I truly believe that his breakthrough is coming and that his relationship with the Lord will be renewed. I think that believing in breakthrough is just as important as praying and asking for it. From there, we need to listen closely and walk in obedience to what we are told in regards to the breakthrough that is coming.
Remember Matthew 7
Matthew 7:7-8 (NLT) reads: “Keep on asking and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who seeks receives. Everyone who seeks finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” Therefore, we should ask specifically for the breakthrough that we need.
Below are some prayers for common areas breakthrough may be needed. But remember: these are just a starting point. Don’t be afraid to use your own words and give voice to specific details unique to your situation. Your heavenly Father is waiting to hear from you.
For everyone who seeks receives. Everyone who seeks finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
Prayer for Job Breakthrough:
Dear Lord, thank you for allowing me to have the ability to work and serve others. Although this job search is hard, I am trusting you to cultivate the right opportunities for me. Opportunities that will allow me to work in my best talents while reaching others and serving you. Although it has been stressful, I will not worry or be anxious in my waiting, for you know the position that is best for me and that will help grow and prosper me. I trust you with all my heart in this. In your name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for the Side Hustle:
Dear Lord, thank you for giving me the idea, courage, and time to start this side hustle. Although this is new territory for me, I trust you to bring the customers that I need. I trust you to stretch, grow and prosper me in this venture and to provide the finances I need to not only serve others but to sow into and grow your kingdom as well. In your name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Marriage:
Dear Lord, I thank you for my spouse. We have had a great marriage over the years but things are starting to disintegrate. I don’t want to lose my spouse but I’m not sure what to do to get things back on track either. I need your help in a breakthrough for us to be close again and move on through life together. I’m trusting you to whisper words of wisdom to my heart or put the resources in my path to help get us back on track. For what you bring together no man can put asunder, I declare this in the deepest depths of my heart and am trusting your guidance. In your name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Intercession/Breakthrough for a Friend:
Dear Lord, I pray for my friend right now. I pray that you will keep your hand on him and that your angels will surround him everywhere he goes. I pray that you will open his eyes, heart, mind, and soul to you. That he will have an experience with you that will leave no doubt in his mind that you exist. Reach him in a way that is unique to him. I pray for a breakthrough into his heart, that you will bring him back to life. Help me not to worry or become anxious in my waiting, for that is only the enemy trying to wage war against me. For I trust you and believe with all my heart and soul that a breakthrough is coming in your perfect timing. In your name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Personal Breakthrough:
Dear Lord, you know the areas in my life where I need breakthrough. Help me to have patience amidst the highs and lows and the discernment to hear your voice regarding the steps I need to take. Help me to draw closer to you on this journey and to trust that you will release my breakthrough in your perfect timing. In your name, I pray. Amen.