“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions”. (Joel 2:28).
When you worship God, His Word begins to come forth from you with power and authority to bring on a change in your situation. This kind of prayer is what I call Prophetic Prayer. A classic example of prophetic prayer is Jonah’s prayer to God when he was in the belly of the fish: “Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly, And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice” (Jonah 2:1-2).
In his hour of desperation in the fish’s belly, Jonah still wanted to see the glory of God. This is ‘Prophetic Prayer’ and it’s important for the believer to pray this way. In prophetic prayer, you declare what will be; you declare what’s going to happen, because the power is in your mouth. In prophetic prayer, you speak the will of God into being by the supernatural inspiration of the Holy Ghost.
Romans 4:17 tells us God calls those things that be not as though they were. You are yet to see tomorrow, but God knows tomorrow. He’s not going to do something about your tomorrow. He’s already done all that needs to be done about it. How comforting it is to know I serve the living God who knows everything about my tomorrow.
Don’t be moved by your present circumstances; they are lying vanities. Those adverse circumstances are a lie, so don’t observe them. Just as Jonah did—begin to worship God and declare your victory even in the midst of that seemingly hopeless situation.
Thank Him for delivering you from it already, and you will come out, not in the midst of the murky waters where evil lurks, ready to swallow you up again, but upon dry ground, where God’s purpose in your life will be fulfilled, Hallelujah!
Jonah 2:4-9 MSG