Put me in remembrance: let us plead together; declare thou, that thou mayest be justified – Isaiah 43:26
In the scripture above, God didn’t say, “Put me in remembrance” because He’s forgetful. Rather, He was introducing a legal twist to the art of prayer. He said, “Let us plead together,” meaning “Let’s come into an agreement; bring forth your strong reasons and arguments; plead your case.”
This is actually an invitation from God for you to bring His words to Him. These are the statements of fact, promises, and declarations He’s made concerning you or the circumstance or situation you want changed. He wants you to put Him in remembrance of what He has said concerning the case you’re dealing with!
For example, in Acts 4:24-31: when the Apostles faced severe persecutions, they prayed thus; “…Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is: who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ…And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.”
This prayer was based on the Word of God. The disciples came together to plead their case before God. They quoted specific scriptures and put Him in remembrance of His Word. Thus, in pleading your case before God, you must pray the Word! That doesn’t mean you merely say, “Oh Lord, I pray according to Your Word…! Rather, you speak His Word back to Him and present relevant scriptures as the basis for which you’re demanding a miracle.
Is there something you want God to do for you? Is there a situation you want changed? Is it something that has to do with millions of individuals, or maybe with some loved ones? Or does it have to do with your job, your family, or with some crisis? Whatever the situation is, present your case in a legal form! Present God’s Word to Him as your petition. Stand on the words God Himself has spoken concerning the situation, and take that as the reason for which you expect things to turn out the way you want.
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Dear Father, I thank you for teaching me today, how to plead my case before you in prayer and turn hopeless situations around for my good. I’m so grateful and I rejoice exceedingly to know that when I pray according to your Word, you hear and grant my requests, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 John 5:14 – And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.