Psalms 86:6-7 NKJV
“Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, For You will answer me.”
-Supplication is one of the main types of prayer. The other types include:- thanksgiving, adoration, confession, and intercession. Supplication simply means to ask or petition. Supplication is a request given to God in a humble manner, and it entirely depends on God’s mercy. We are called to make our requests known to God for He is willing and able to give us every good gift.
Almighty God, our Lord and our God, our Salvation and Shield, our Refuge and Strength we come to You with humility in our hearts asking for Your mercy and grace. Have mercy on us Lord and answer our prayers and deepest hearts desires. You are our only Help, Healer, Protector, Provider, Mender of all broken hearts and Vindicator of every distress, we come to You with humility in our hearts asking You to hear our supplications and answer us. May You attend to our cry and save us. Please hear our prayers and deepest desires, and answer us. May Your will be done in our lives as it is in heaven by Your eternal grace. Please help us to abide in You and Your word as You abide in us. Your promises are Yes and Amen we believe in You. We pray this believing and trusting in Jesus Mighty name. Amen
Further reading: Psalms 143:1
1 Kings 9:1-7 NKJV
“And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished building the house of the Lord and the king’s house, and all Solomon’s desire which he wanted to do, that the Lord appeared to Solomon the second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon. And the Lord said to him: “I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built to put My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. Now if you walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments, then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, as I promised David your father, saying, ‘You shall not fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.’ But if you or your sons at all turn from following Me, and do not keep My commandments and My statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them, then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them; and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight. Israel will be a proverb and a byword among all peoples.”
-After the Lord appeared to Solomon at Gibeon when he made a great sacrifice to Him, He appeared again after completion of the temple construction. The Lord promised an everlasting dynasty in line with king Solomon’s supplication, a reaffirmation of the Davidic covenant. However, it was upon Solomon and his sons walking in integrity and uprightness before the Lord. God is calling us to fear Him and keep His commandments which is the whole duty of man (Ecclesiastes 12:13), and always do His will according to His law of love. God is faithful to keep His promise unto us and our families, as He did to our forefathers Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David.
Dear Lord Jesus, You knew us before we were formed in our mothers’ wombs. You called us into this world for a great purpose. May You have mercy and hear our supplications. May You have mercy on us dear Lord Jesus and guide us in the way that we should go always. May You guide all our going out and coming in dear Jesus. May You guide us with Your eye that we may follow Your statues and will. May You fill us with the spirit of the fear of the Lord that we may only do that which is right and true in Your eyes. May You guide our hearts with uprightness and integrity dear Savior. May You bless the work of our hands and make us prosperous in every good work. May You open the flood gates of heaven and make it rain upon us. May You rebuke the devourer on our behalf even as You guide us in our tithes and offering. May Your purpose for our lives prevail Abba Father. May You release the gift of salvation unto us and all our generations. We love You Lord and bless Your name, and it is in Jesus mighty name we pray believing and trusting. Amen
Further reading: Job 28:28
Zechariah 12:10 NIV
“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”
-Supplication is a spirit just like grace that enable believers to travail in prayer. The spirit of grace empowers us to offer our supplications to God Almighty. Both grace and supplication have the same Hebrew root meaning, “to become amenable to someone”. The outpouring of the spirit of grace and supplication results in conviction and repentance. The Holy Spirit therefore breaks through any hostility to the Messiah, making the inhabitants of His kingdom receptive to Him.
Lord we thank You for Your abounding grace upon us. Your grace is sufficient for us, for Your power is made perfect in weakness. May Your grace abound in us to say no to every sin and to become more like You Jesus. May You deliver us from every weakness, sin and trespass dear merciful Savior and give us victory in all things. May You pour out Your spirit of grace and supplication upon us that we may be empowered when we pray and seek Your presence always. May You light our lamps dear Lord Jesus and enlighten our darkness, that we may see You more clearly and serve You as You please. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
Further reading: Psalms 18:28, John 16:8-11
Ephesians 6:10-18 NKJV
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—”
–Paul describes the spiritual battles that take place in heavenly realms. We note that supplication is an effective weapon of war against the snares of the enemy. We are reminded to put on the whole armor of God that we may stand firm against the wiles of the devil and obtain victory in our spiritual battles. We are called to gird our waist with truth, breastplate of righteousness, shoes of peace, shield of faith, helmet of salvation and sword of the spirit, which are symbolic and empower us to overcome all the demonic arrows. By faith we fathom that we are in a real spiritual battle and should be alert watching in prayer always, and supplication in the Spirit. When we stand, we should realize that our human efforts are inadequate, but we need the power of God’s might which is invincible. Paul therefore exhorts us to boast in our infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon us, and when we are weak then we are strong (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).
We come to Your throne of grace with confidence so that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Your grace is sufficient for us dear Lord Jesus, for Your strength is made perfect in weakness, and when we are weak then we are strong for Your power rests upon us. May You cover us with Your precious blood dear Jesus and deliver us from every evil. May You forgive us all our sins and trespasses and wash us with Your blood. May You shield us from every principality, power and ruler of darkness in this age, and against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. We are more than conquerors in You Christ Jesus. Thank You Lord Jesus for Your faithfulness and love upon us. May You look to us with favor dear Jesus and grant us all our requests and deepest desires. May You have mercy upon all those who are sick and suffering that You may heal them. May You touch all the street families who are waiting on You for a miracle that You may deliver them from every captivity. We pray for all those who are waiting on You for spouses that You may make a way for them even where there seems to be no way. We pray for all those who are seeking You for the gift of children that You may hear their supplication and respond favorably. We pray for those who await on You for financial breakthrough that You may do a new thing in their lives. We pray for the revival of our economy that You may heal our land and help us to rebuild that which is broken. May You teach our leaders in government, corporates and churches, to follow after Your wisdom and will. All glory, honor, power and praise belongs to You Jesus, now and forever. Amen
Further reading: Luke 10:19
Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
-The one who entrusts his/her cares to Christ instead of fretting over them will experience the peace of God that guard him from nagging anxiety. Christ invites us to come to Him with our labor and burdens which weigh down upon us, and He promises to exchange this with rest (Matthew 11:28). As we seek Christ earnestly through supplication during our trying moments, our prayers precipitates Christ’s sure peace.
Supplication is a spirit from God that enables believers to travail in prayer through grace. Supplication is a type of prayer that engages the mercy of God. It is simply begging or asking God to release an answer to a request. It is more than petitioning but suggests an intensity of earnestness extended prayer not to gain merit by the abundance of words but to fully transfer the burden of one’s soul into God’s hand. Supplication is calling God when we are troubled and He is faithful to answer our requests (Psalms 86:6-7). The Lord heard king Solomon’s supplication and after he completed the construction of the temple God appeared to him a second time, and promised to make his kingdom an everlasting dominion founded on the Davidic covenant, if he and his descendants keep God’s commandments (1 Kings 9:1-7). Supplication in the spirit enables us to rely on the power of God’s might especially when we are fighting spiritual battles. When we have sure faith in God and depend on Him entirely, we become strong in our weaknesses for His power rests upon us. We therefore need to put on the whole armor of God that we may stand against the wiles of the devil (Ephesians 6:10-18). The spirit of supplication is complimented by the grace of God that encourages us to pray in the spirit and have victory in Christ Jesus.
God You have watched over us all through the year, we thank You and exult Your holy name. We thank You for this far that You have brought us the far that You are taking us. Thank for enabling us to see this new month, we know that many did not manage we have found Your mercy and grace. This far it is You Lord, we thank You. May You accelerate our steps that we may all that You have purposed for us this year within the last quarter. May You help us to achieve the purpose for which You have called us. You are a great and merciful God, full of mercy and kindness, we honor You and bless Your name. May Your light shine in us and through us that You may deliver from every darkness and encourage us in our walk of faith. MY many see Your light in us glorify You Lord. May we stand upon You the Rock of our salvation, that we may see You as You are with the eyes of our hearts. May You grant us Your peace that surpasses all human understanding, our Prince of peace. May You bless us and keep us dear Lord. May You make Your face shine upon us and be gracious to us. May You lift up Your countenance towards us and grant us peace. Amen
Further reading: Isaiah 9:6