This is a prayer to face and solve your problems. This prayer comes after walking through the first 18 chapters of John over the course of many weeks and seeing how Jesus continues to teach his disciples how to confront problems rather than run from them. I have used many of the concepts in the prayer from Arthur Burk’s “Day 15 Solving Problems” from the book, “Blessing Your Spirit.” The prayer was released at the worship service at The Light on August 31, 2014 in both a spontaneous prayer that included some readings from Arthur Burk’s prayer. The below prayer is greatly edited from the verbal prayer. Bless you as you read through this prayer.
Prayer to Solve Problems
We call your spirit to attention in Jesus Christ of Nazareth. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds.” (James 1:2) God’s creative purpose is for the wisdom of God to be made known to you. (Ephesians 3:10-11)
Our culture avoids problems and values a false sense of happiness. God has called you into His joy and not man’s happiness. From the beginning of time, God created Adam and Eve to face problems and He gave them the wisdom and resources to solve problems.
You were created and designed by God to face and solve problems and not run from them. People will be known as problem solvers or problem creators. I bless you to be a problem solver. Solving problems releases the treasures of wisdom and joy. When facing a problem, may you rejoice and break free from a spirit of complaining.
Every problem, brings you the opportunity to know the faithfulness of God. God will bring new problems, so that you can know the riches of His wisdom. The bigger and complex the problem, the greater and deeper the wisdom of God that can be revealed. Problems are God’s life lessons for His children.
I break the spirit of welfare that only relies on others to solve our problems rather than God. I bless your spirit to dig into the treasures of His scriptures and find the ways of God even if that takes years and decades. The joy of the search will become joy. “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)
I break off the spirit of failure over your life. God welcomes risk takers and failures, but you are not a failure. Your actions do not define your identity. You do not have to listen to the lies of the enemy but live in the victory of God over your life.
I bless you with “the mind of Christ” (I Corinthians 2:16) so that you can see God’s perspective and discover the undiscovered solutions that no one else can see. I bless you with faithfulness and wisdom in order to embrace even the most painful and unusual solutions to the problems you face.
I bless you with the spirit of David, who saw the Goliaths of life but also saw the solutions from heaven.I bless you with an anointing of a pioneer and trail-blazer who walks in areas that most have never gone before. Face your problems. Walk toward your problems. Walk through your problems. You have His authority. Nothing can defeat you. You are blessed because you serve a God who blesses. AMEN