A Prophetic Song of Praise Releases the Power of God

It has been said that ‘desperate times call for desperate measures.’

In God’s Kingdom, however, desperate times call for extraordinary measures.

Occasionally, I find myself in a crisis that requires an exceptional response of faith. In these times, I know I can pray—and I do. But when I know that extraordinary measures are needed, I turn to praise.

A song of praise is a powerful prophetic tool that

  • Celebrates victory in the face of apparent defeat.
  • Declares God’s ability in the circumstance of your inability
  • Thanks God for answers that have not yet been sighted

It is prophetic because it gives voice to the word that God has spoken to you, concerning His outcome for your circumstances and life.

We can choose to believe and respond to that prophetic word over and above the voice of our circumstance, or the negative whispers of the enemy in our minds.

There is something about singing songs of praise that has a powerful magnetic pull on the resources of heaven. And this is why:

The Bible’s Prescription For Our Desperation: A Prophetic Song Of Praise

God has prescribed the prophetic song of praise in scripture as an instrument of breakthrough. Here are some examples:

1. Warfare (2 Chron 20)

King Jehoshaphat received word that a ‘vast army’ was coming against Israel. In answer to a prayer of desperation he received a prophetic word: ‘The battle is not yours, but God’s.’

Jehoshaphat sent out a choir singing praise to God in front of his army. He was not sending the praisers to their death, but to proclaim the victory that he had already received by God’s word.

The Bible records, ‘As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes…’ 2 Chron 20:22

The enemy armies turned on each other and victory was won with no weapon except a song of praise to God.

When it feels as though all hell is breaking loose against you, break heaven loose against the enemy and overcome with a prophetic song of praise.

(see also Psalm 149:5-9)

2. Provision (Numbers 17)

Israel returned to the place God had miraculously provided water for them in the past and sang this song:

“Spring up, O well! Sing about it, about the well that the princes dug, that the nobles of the people sank–the nobles with scepters and staffs.” (Num 21:17-18)

This prophetic song of praise did two things. It

  1. Commemorated God’s past provision and
  2. Anticipated His present supply

3. Impossibility (Isaiah 54)

Are you waiting on promises from God to be fulfilled? Does fulfillment to be out of your reach?

In Isa 54:1-3 God says to His people,

Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor…

Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.’

In the face of barrenness and impossibility, sing! Sing a song that celebrates the fulfillment of God’s promise. A glorious, prophetic song! Don’t stop there, prepare and make room for His answers.

4. Obstacles (Acts 16)

Persecution and imprisonment threatened to cut short Paul and Silas’ ministry in the city of Phillipi. Instead of the effectiveness promised by God in a prophetic dream, they found themselves flogged and cast into the stocks of an inner dungeon.

But outward circumstances could not rob them of their inner faith. They prayed and loudly sang hymns to God that were heard throughout the jail. Suddenly an earthquake shook the prison, opening the doors and breaking chains.

There could have been no doubt of the correlation between the song and the earthquake, for the jailer cried out, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30)

As a result, more people came to know Jesus and the Kingdom of God was advanced in that city.

When you find yourself trapped, in pain, and there is no earthly way out, try a prophetic song of praise—and make sure that others know you are singing.

The Power of Prophetic Song: When Singing Is The Hardest Thing You Can Do

Sometimes singing a song of praise can be the hardest thing to do. It helps to remember that even when Jesus faced the cross, He was able to sing praises to God.

Mark records of that night,

‘When they had sang a hymn, they went out to the Mount Of Olives.’ (Mark 14:26).

Singing a song of praise is not about feeling good, and certainly not about sounding good. You don’t have to be a singer or musician to sing a praise song to God.

Let the Holy Spirit release Heavenly praises within you today

Here are some ideas to help you stir up and sing a prophetic song of praise to God, no matter what your circumstances are:

  • Find a recorded song of praise that gives voice to God’s prophetic word for you, and play it—over and over. Sing along to it
  • Attend a church service, and sing the praise songs with all your heart
  • Sing praises when you are alone—in the car, in your room, under your breath while you are out walking
  • When you feel tempted to worry or fear, recall the song to mind
  • Tell someone how you are responding to God in the crisis. It will be a powerful testimony to them.

Desperate times call for extraordinary measures. Sing a prophetic song of praise and watch as God moves!


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© Helen Calder    Enliven Publishing

21 thoughts on “How Your Prophetic Song Can Release The Power Of God”

  1. malcolm Calder

    Wow, Helen this is just so encouraging and ….I needed to read that right now!!! I am singing Num 21!!! Thanks so much!!

  2. Thank you Helen – for your obedience to the King – for sharing the wealth of your heart | your experience | revelations of the Spirit

    This blog has encouraged me to sing into a situation I simply don’t want to face

    Psalm 71:14 But I will hope continually, and will praise You yet more and more.

  3. Hi Terri, I can certainly identify with you there!
    At times I have also felt led to dance before God in a response to a difficult situation, and when led by the Spirit, powerful breakthroughs have resulted.
    I pray that you will experience transformation in your circumstances as you glorify Jesus with your song of praise. xo

  4. Thank you daughter of the King! I will believe for that breakthrough, complete victory in, and total release from, a circumstance that has persisted in my life for 4 years now. I am far beyond my comfort zone with it – but have a new awareness today that breakthrough here will be a key to release many of the prophetic words spoken over me in the last 3 years – its all about positioning. You had a divine appointment in Bendigo this past weekend young lady!! xo

    1. 🙂 It sounds as though you had a divine appointment too, Terri! Amen and amen re your breakthrough. Look forward to hearing more as things unfold xo

  5. Chris Mwangangi

    Hi Helen,
    Just a quick update. I think I underestimated the impact your message on the power of praise would have in my life. All I can say is that praise has totally consumed my life in such an overwhelming way, I cant explain in words. As soon as i finished reading your message, I started spending more minutes in my early morning prayer to just praise the Lord. Since then my prayer life has changed!! God has placed a deep longing and passion in my heart to just praise Him. That’s all I want to do. I always feel a release in my heart as I praise Him. It’s not a struggle any more. it’s almost the natural thing to do. and the difference is that this time round, I am praising God with a deeper revelation of the power and purpose of praise. I bought a favorite worship cd and I sing aloud when am driving. I know God is changing my life and that I am on the verge of a breakthrough. My expectation levels are high……. I will keep you updated. Thanks again for this life changing word!!

  6. This was really a great Input for me..i love to Sing i can sing for hours..even alone to God..thank you ….India

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