Radical Prayer #10: Decreeing Light Into Your Darkness

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Radical Prayer #10: Decreeing Light Into Your Darkness by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.comThis morning, I was reading Psalm 112, and God socked me right between the eyes with a radical prayer about decreeing light into your darkness.

Psalm 112:4 says:

Start-quoteLight dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous” (Psalm 112:4 ESV).

Did you get that? God promised us here that light dawns in darkness for the upright. It means if we have given our lives to Jesus and are seeking Him and obeying His commands, then HE will shine light into the darkness for us.

How do I know He will do it? Because God IS light, and in Him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5). He is the Source of light. So all He’s promising to do is manifest Himself in our situation. Simple for Him … but life-saving and life-giving for us.

Because we all need light in the dark places.

No matter what you’re going through right now, if you see darkness on any side, you need to see light there instead:

  • Where the devil tempts you to see hopelessness, you need to see hope.
  • Where you see no progress, you need to see progress.
  • Where you have no idea where to go, you need the God’s light to illuminate your path so you’ll know which steps to take.

And God’s Word says that light DOES dawn in the darkness for the upright. The wicked do not have this covenant. They cannot appropriate this promise. But if you’re a child of God, YOU can appropriate this promise for yourself.

It’s a radical prayer, but it’s God’s Word. He promises right now that He will shine light into your darkness, no matter how dark that darkness is.

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So right now, pray this radical prayer with me, decreeing light into your darkness:

(And speak it out loud, by the way, since it’s part prayer and part decree.)

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ name, I thank You for Your promise in Your Word. I thank You that You are light, and in You is no darkness at all. I thank You that You see my situation; you know my situation; and You know me. You know every fiber of my being, and You care about me and love me more than I could ever imagine.

So Heavenly Father, because I know that You love me and that Your promise is for me, I receive Your Word right now. I claim Your promise for myself and lift it back up to You as the physical evidence that I can and do have what I ask for. And Father, what I ask for is this:

Father God, in Jesus’ name, THIS VERY DAY shine light into the darkness in my life. Seek out all the dark places–even the ones I don’t know about–and shine Your light into them this very hour. Father God, show me what You are doing as You work. And Father, I name this specific dark place: ___________ and I ask You specifically to shine light through Your Holy Spirit into it today, and let me notice, see, and recognize that light as coming from You.

Father God, I thank You that Your Word says that weeping may endure for a night, but JOY comes in the morning. Father God, Your Word also says that those who go forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again rejoicing, bringing the sheaves of harvest in with them. Father God, the weeping has gone on long enough. Comfort me and help me to trust You. Encourage me and cheer me up today. Manifest Yourself to me as my Glory and the Lifter of my head.

Father God, help me to dwell in the secret place with You today. Keep me as the apple of Your eye, and hide me under the shadow of Your wings from those who lie in wait for me. Let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven in my life today.

And now, Father God, I decree according to Your Word:

Let hope arise in my heart right now, in Jesus’ name.
Let strength arise right now in my heart, in Jesus’ name.
I command strength, courage, LIGHT, and help from on high into my life and my situation right now, in Jesus’ name.

And I confess that I am the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ, and I shall NOT be moved. I wait upon the Lord, and I shall not be put to shame.

Father God, thank You for Your Word. Watch over Your Word to perform it, and show me Your Word at work in my life. Show me the answers to my prayers, and help me to give You all the praise.

Thank You, Father God. I love You and I give You all the glory. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Did the Holy Spirit speak to your heart with this radical prayer? If so, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Kahn Johnson says:

    Your words arevso Rhema to me. They meet me exactly where I am each time.

    Last night I wanted to give up. I actually did not want to wake up. The struggle has become so hard, and the attacks non stop that I basically just wanted the Lord to take me. No, I’m not suicidal, but if I go, my prayer was for Him to take me quietly with no pain because I’m swallowed in pain as it is.

    Right now, I feel that if the Lord doesn’t show me something, I mentally don’t know if I can take another step. I was too weak to even pray. All I could say to the Lord is You see and You know and I’m just waiting as if my last breath depended on it for You yo show up and show me that You are for me. Show me that my trusting You is not in vain. I’ve been witnessing to atheist and Christians who are giving up hope, and they know my particular situation, and they are waiting Lord to see You show up and deliver me. Please don’t make me ashamed Lord!!!

    I.need Light, direct prophecy, direction, for the Lord to show His hand so that I can keep trusting Him. This will also be a testimony for those on the fence, for those ateists and for ME!!!

    I know that life and death are in the power of the tongue so I’m watching or trying to watch my Words. All I can say is that I awakened at 4 am in the morning and I began tobread your post and I was like, how did she know? Of course I know it’s the Holy Spirit….I also read Doud Addison’s daily prophecy that I receive every morning at 2 am and his prophecy said, “Things may not make sense right now, but it is part of the process.” I faithfully read your word and Doug’s every morning. ( I was encouraged to read Doug’s blog form one of your posts, now I get daily prophecies from him).

    I’m not going to work today because I just don’t have the strength and because I just want to hear from the Lord TODAY, without any distractions.

    Please strategically pray for me!!!!


    1. Kahn, I have been praying for you these last two days. How are you?
      I don’t know what your situation is, but I understand being in a holding pattern. In my own life, I feel like the Lord is teaching me that I can trust Him no matter what my external circumstances look like. I pray He would minister to you in your dark hour and also help you know that man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord (Deuteronomy 8). Those words have seen me through some of the darkest times of my life. That chapter might really bless you at this time as well.
      I am continuing to pray for you.

    2. Thank God for giving me this place, I was actually praying mid prayer God just directed me here this is my first time of visiting this site and believe that God will answer my prayer in Jesus Christ Name Amen.Thank you and God bless you All

    3. robert ellih changulo says:

      It really tough and encouraging preyers, in my life need more of this, I need the light of God in my life Robert changulo Kenya God bless you all christian

  2. Rebecca L Jones says:

    Thanks Jaime, I know this will be a helpful verse and I know people who are in need of it. As to the other comment, ” death and life are in the power of the tongue. ” I was quoting it backwards also. But that’s a good thing I guess, because I speak life. But I’m sure it was written that way because most people just naturally speak death. Believers should know better.

    1. Yes. Our words create our world. Very important to only speak out what Papa gives us–things that are true to His Word!

  3. Nicola K. Walters says:

    The Lord must have given you a Revelation of me and my life.
    This is so appropriate for what I am good through. If you have the time Jamie, could you please email me.

  4. Edward. Woods says:

    I thank you, my dear sister who has given me the word for this time and season in my life…It is right on time. The enemy is trying to stop the revival that is manifesting in my spirit man but this word lines up with Ish.60:1-3. I thank Yeshua for sending the RUACH ha Qodesh to illuminate your heart with this word.

    1. Amen. I am so glad Papa blessed you, Edward. May He continue to minister His love and light into the deepest recesses of your spirit, soul, and body as well as everything that concerns you. In Jesus’ name!

  5. Rachael Naidoo says:

    God bless you …..Thank you for all your encouraging prayers …I really feel good after saying your prayers. .it keeps my spirit lifted .thank you .

  6. Jamie all your prayers are just awesome.
    As we declare The word of God, it brings life in us.
    It throws light on our paths and the sound of the word, changes the atmosphere around.

  7. vinaya pinto says:

    These beautiful prayers give me light and confidence to move on. I am always being put down for not being efficient in my work and family life. Your prayers have helped me pray better. I praise god for the gift of life he has blessed you. Regards ,vinaya.

  8. Irma Haupt says:

    Thank you so much for the radical prayers. They truly address the needs in my heart and my life. I thank Jesus for you and the hope these prayers inspire in me again.

  9. Dear Jamie, I am dealing with overwhelming debt and the weight has been unbearable. I have prayed this morning for His light to shine into this darkness.
    Thank you for giving yourself to be used for His glory. God bless and meet your needs as you minister.

  10. Hi

    Thank you for having ssh inspiring prayers

    I goggled prayers because I’m overwhelmed with the situation in going through, please family I need your prayers, my aunty ( my mother little sister) she is angry on me, because in April she had a ceremony at her place of collecting the spirit’s of the dead, so I couldn’t go because I’m a born again Christian, and she knows that, since then she stop talking to me and answering my messages and my daughter is getting married, she said she won’t even attend the wedding, I need prayer family because this people I left with them, my mom passed on in 2005, this is the only relative I have left with, I have praying for God to calm this storm, pls help

  11. I want you to know that I appreciate your heart for God and your understanding of who he is. It is so good to read your words and to know that you come from a place of wisdom and knowledge through the power of the Holy Spirit. You are an encourager. You are a teacher. Keep walking out the
    things God has laid before you to do. He is pleased, I am sure.

  12. Hello, my son is going through a hard time having to wait for a decision for something he is wrongly accused. I have prayed and will continue the “Pray THIS PRAYER TO REVERSE UNJUST SITUATIONS. A beautiful that made me feel good and give my mind a rest because I know God will take care of my son. I started to pray this payer on March 1, 2018 and I am waiting for the power of God to come forth. Also today I notice on your page a PRAY DECEETING LITE INTO DARKNESS. Another pray that has brought comfort to me at this time. I strongly believe in the power of praying and will continue has I wait for the Lord to answer me. I look forward to your reply. Glory to God and Mother Mary

  13. Hi, thanks for your word,this was spoken directly to me. My family has been going through financial difficulties for years,I feel so depressed at times. Thanks for this word. I trust God to turn things around.

  14. I prayed and i am believing Amen

  15. Hi Jamie this is where I am at the moment. Dark seems to have taken my darkness. I have been trying to sell my Mothers house where I live over year. Nothing is coming into place. Awaiting buyer to agree Contract but there is always a hold up. I know God says we should wait on Him but He also says Ask and it shall be given. I am stuck, broke and low. Please keep me in your prayers as I’m not sleeping well either. Thank you

  16. Thank you for this prayer, it was as if it was written just for me and my present situation. God bless you abundantly. I will keep praying this prayer because I believe answers are already here.

  17. Yes, Holy Spirit spoke to my heart just now, and I did confess dark, hidden hurts that have brought so much pain and yes, there was hate…even though I told myself that I don’t hate, but I confessed that the hurt was so bad and has gone on for so many years that I learned to pretend that it didn’t bother me, but the truth is that I used it to form the way I responded to the people that stole so many years of my life. I chose to treat them coldly, with a detached attitude. I prayed for them and I told God that I forgive them, and now I can treat them with love through Jesus because I refuse to allow these people to keep me from the blessings my Heavenly Father has for me. I want the fullness of God to shine upon my life, and to be used of God. I’ve prayed for years, please show me God how I can be used of You, Well, duh! How can I be used of God when, I had this going on in my life. Thank You Holy Spirit for speaking to my heart and bringing this forth and helping me to be honest with myself. WOW, I prayed for Fresh Oil, and for the first time in so many years, the anointing is mine. I feel like I received the strength, courage, and light Jamie that you prayed for. I thank God for you Jamie. I thank Holy Spirit for revealing all this to you…..I thank You Eternal Father.

  18. I want to say thank you God for Jamie!
    You took the darkness away.


  20. Thankyou Jamie, I needed this prayer God bless you

  21. Joseph Gandywest Agathe says:

    Thank you Jesus for shining light into my darkness and to expose it and to be destroyed forever by your holy blood .I give thanks and praise to you for your deliverance and freedom. I ask you for your protection and courage and give me back my self esteem and authority in your name .I declare that shame is not not my portion .I declare that peace is my portion happiness is my portion joy is my portion .Elevate me to the secret place so that I may receive the calling of my life and to receive what is in my book of life.Amen

  22. Irma Nortje says:

    AMEN PRAISE THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. Thanku Jamie I receive this radical prayer declaration for my personal life and especially for the situation of DARKNESS enforced upon us South Africans with LOAD SHEDDING UP TO 16 HOURS ELECTRICITY SHUT OFF CERTAIN ZONE AREAS that affecting us and robbing us economically, of a healthy basic functional livelihood. All Please pray for our nation. Gods grace and mercy cover and deliver us from all evil. Please Heal our Land. Lord Shed Your eternal Light upon us. God Bless you and your Ministry.

  23. Paul Israel says:

    It’s a short but powerful prayer. I can even feel its power while praying.

  24. The Spirit… flames on!

  25. urimomyatudim says:

    Thank you very much Jamie. I love this prayer so much and I believe it

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