“For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded and it stood fast” (Psalm 33:9 NKJV).

As I was opening my book1 a few days ago to pray for some prodigals that I love, the Lord spoke to me and said, “It is done.” Simple. Direct. Clear. Succinct.

I believe I was about to read the prayer starter for August 7th, and since then, when I am about to pray from the book, He reminds me: “It is done.”

The promises were/are awesome:

  • “You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD. He is their help and their shield” (Psalm 115:11)
  • “Among the gods there is none like You, O Lord; Nor are there any works like Your works” (Psalm 86:8).
  • “But Jesus beheld them and said unto them, With men, this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26 KJV).
  • “The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. … The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works” (Psalm 145:9, 17 KJV).
  • “… this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation” (Isaiah 25:9 KJV).
  • “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding in unsearchable” (Isaiah 40:28).
  • “Ah Lord GOD! Behold You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You” (Jeremiah 32:17).
  • “And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was also able to perform” (Romans 4:21 KJV).
  • “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31 KJV).

And today’s (August 16th) promise is just as wonderful: “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32 KJV).

But it wasn’t just the promises. As I pray through the prayers, I know they are done.

  • “Our Father, I pray that __________ will listen to You, and that You will teach him/her to fear You (Psalm 34:11). I pray this in Jesus’s name” (p. 98).
  • “Our Father, I pray __________ will not allow himself/herself to be deceived by spirits and demon’s doctrines, speak hypocritical lies, or have his/her ‘conscience seared with a hot iron’ (1 Timothy 4:1–2 KJV). In Jesus’s name I pray” (p. 98).
  • “Our Father, I pray in Jesus’s name that __________’s faith would ‘not stand in the wisdom of men but in’ Your power (1 Corinthians 2:5 KJV)” (p. 99).
  • “Our Father, I noticed the word all in this promise (Psalm 145:9, 17), and I am thankful my prodigal is included in Your all. Cause _________ to understand the way of Your precepts and meditate on Your wonderful works (Psalm 119:27). I pray this in Jesus’s name” (p. 99).
  • “Our Father, I pray in Jesus’s name that __________ will ‘take the helmet of salvation’ (Ephesians 6:17 KJV)” (p. 99).
  • “Our Father, I praise You as creative God. I love knowing that Your methods of reaching __________ are better than anything I could even imagine. I pray in Jesus’s name that You will show __________ the path of life and help him/her know that full and everlasting joy can only be found in Your presence (Psalm 16:11)” (pp. 99-100).
  • “Our Father, command the light to shine into __________’s dark heart ‘to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ’ (2 Corinthians 4:6 KJV). I pray this in Jesus’s name” (p. 100).
  • “Our Father, cause __________ to ‘put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness’ (Ephesians 4:24 KJV). I pray this in Jesus’s name” (p. 100).
  • “Our Father, cause __________ to listen to You so he/she can dwell in safety and ‘be quiet from fear of evil’ (Proverbs 1:33 KJV). I pray this in Jesus’s name” (p. 100).

And today’s is just as powerful. And just as done. “Our Father, I pray that __________, who is separated from You and in his/her mind is presently an enemy of Your kingdom because of his/her wicked works, would be reconciled to You (Colossians 1:21). I pray this in Jesus’s name” (p. 101).

And it will not stop there—every promise is done. Every. Single. One. Done.

I want to put exclamation points behind almost every sentence, because I feel so strongly about what the Lord said to me, and because I know His promises are true, but I am using periods, because they mean that it is finished. Period. Done.

And the promises are not only for those for whom I pray, but for you and yours as well. Done.

And not just these promises are done, but every promise. Done.

We can believe it. We can live as if it is true, because it is done.

Give thanks to God, because it is done.

“He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:24).



1 Tami Winkelman, Fighting for Your Prodigal through Prayer: 365 Promises, Praises, and Prayers (2019)

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