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Prayer #6: Ask the Holy Spirit To Advocate For You

Prayer 6 of 7 Life-Changing Prayers For People Who Feel Forgotten: Ask the Holy Spirit To Advocate For You | by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.com

Have you ever felt like you need an attorney to argue the case for your promotion? Do you wish you had someone who would advocate for you before God and people–someone influential who is on your side?

If so, I have awesome news for you today: You do have such an Advocate. His name is the Holy Spirit, and He will advocate for you in regards to your destiny if you ask Him to do so. And when the Holy Spirit argues a case, He wins every time.

How we know the Holy Spirit will advocate for you:

We know that the Holy Spirit will advocate for you because Jesus said so. John 14:26 says:

Start-quoteBut the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (NIV).

So what exactly does it look like to have the Holy Spirit advocate for you?

The word that is translated Advocate in John 14:26 is the Greek word “Parakletos.” Check out the actual meaning, according to Strong’s Concordance: 

Start-quoteSummoned, called to one’s side, especially called to one’s aid; one who pleads another’s cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant, an advocate; one who pleads another’s cause with one, an intercessor; in the widest sense, a helper, succourer, aider, assistant.”

Did you catch that? Having the Holy Spirit advocate for you means He has been sent to your side. He pleads your cause before whomever He needs to plead your cause. He is your Intercessor. He is your Helper.

That means:

  • God will whisper in the ears of people He wants to use to bless you.
  • When it’s time for you to be promoted, the Holy Spirit will tell the people He wants to use to do so.
  • When people, rumors, situations, or anything else comes against you, the Holy Spirit pleads your case against the accuser–and He wins every time.

The Holy Spirit has never lost a case and never will. When He takes up your case, victory is guaranteed.

So here’s my personal story:

You already know I used to feel forgotten. Well, when I sat down with the Lord and poured my heart out to Him for the first time about it, I remembered something the Holy Spirit had done for me in the past when He advocated for me in a radical, freaky way. Remembering that occasion built my faith to ask Him to advocate for me again. [Read more…]

Prayer #5: If You Feel Forgotten, Pray For Influence

Prayer 5 of 7 Life-Changing Prayers For People Who Feel Forgotten: Pray For Influence | Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.com

One of the things that can make a person feel forgotten is having nobody that cares what you say. If that describes you, I can identify. I’m going to share with you today my story about how God brought me influence, and how He wants to give you influence too.

It has taken me a long time to grow as a Christian. I first made Jesus the Boss of my life in 2001. I had a whole truckload of garbage in my heart and soul and spirit, and it took me quite awhile to get rid of it. (And I know God is still working on me, getting rid of unholy things and filling me with holy things by His Spirit every day.)

But even while I was still going through my soulish stuff, I began to serve in my local church in an area I love. And after I fell in love with our people, I wanted to help; for God to somehow use me. I wanted to help us become all that God’s Word said we could become.

But in order to effect change, you need influence.

And I had none.

So I began to pray. I asked God for influence, and I almost didn’t even notice Him answering me. But He did. He gave me influence, and looking back, I can see exactly how He did it. [Read more…]

Prayer #4: If You Feel Forgotten, Ask God For Favor

Prayer #4: Ask God For Favor

Could you use more favor in your life?

In case you hesitated when you answered that question, let me assure you: the correct answer is YES. :) Carrying a mantle of favor is essential for all of us if we want God’s best for our lives.

What is favor?

According to Dictionary.com, “favor” is “something done or granted out of goodwill, rather than from justice or for remuneration; a kind act … friendly or well-disposed regard; goodwill … the state of being approved or held in regard … excessive kindness or unfair partiality; preferential treatment…” (emphasis mine).

And in the Bible, favor brings all of the above, but God’s favor is even better than men’s favor. The Hebrew word we translate “favor” is from the Hebrew “chesed,” which means covenant love, unmerited lovingkindness from God, and tangible mercy.

When you have favor, people do things for you out of goodwill–not just as a reward for what you do. Favor brings you into approval rather than rejection or being forgotten. When God pours out His favor on you, it’s like He’s kissing you, His child–and His kiss remains on you for all to see.

Favor is the visible, evident kiss of God on your life, and it brings marvelous results.

Favor is something God drapes over you like a mantle, and it will change your life. When I started praying for favor, freaky things happened: [Read more…]

Prayer #3: Believe (And Remind God) That Promotion Comes From Him Alone

Prayer-3-of-7-Life-Changing-Prayers-For-People-Who-Feel-Forgotten Promotion Comes From God Alone

I’m going to share with you today one Scriptural truth that changed my life forever when I got hold of it.

It’s one of the most liberating, chain-breaking, joy-filled revelations I’ve ever gotten.

This revelation set me free from expectations of other people.

It set me free from despairing that I would ever reach my destiny. It set me free from disappointment. It set me free from worrying that I had missed my opportunity.

Let’s talk first about the Scriptural truth, and then I’ll share my ugly story below. ;)

The Scriptural truth God showed me that changed my life is this:

Promotion comes from God alone.

Now, I realize that saying “promotion comes from God alone” might sound trite at first. But let’s look at it more closely, because it’s not trite at all. And if you will get this in your spirit today, it’s going to set you free like it did me.

Check out this passage from Psalm 75:

Start-quoteFor exaltation comes neither from the east
Nor from the west nor from the south.
But God is the Judge:
He puts down one,
And exalts another” (Psalm 75:6-7).

Sometimes we Christians fall into a trap of thinking that other people should be helping us toward our destiny. We think people should see our gifts and open doors for us. We think people should see the call of God on our lives as clearly as we do. [Read more…]