Prayer of Vows
A prayer of vows is a commitment to God that we will or won’t do something. It could be as small as reading the Bible every day, or it could be as big as the vow Jonah made to God while he was inside the belly of the whale.
Jonah had run away from his responsibility to preach to the people of Nineveh, but in Jonah 2:9 (NIV), he made a vow to keep God’s command:
“But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’”
No matter how big or small our prayer of vows, God’s strength and guidance empowers us to fulfill it. May our prayer of vows not be made casually or half-heartedly but with full recognition of the life-changing commitment that comes with it.