Learn How To Thank God In Advance For Your Breakthrough with Rick Warren

Published 2016-11-28
saddleback.com/seeking — We’ve all experienced crisis — times we’ve felt powerless in our circumstances. When your situation is out of your control, how do you break through? In this message at Saddleback Church, Pastor Rick Warren shares the secret to praying breakthrough prayers — thanking God in advance. You’ll learn how to experience breakthroughs in your finances, job, marriage, health, and relationships.







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All Comments (21)
  • shandy shandy
    I followed your instructions, work at it with all my heart.. I want to share with you and the world.. I have my prayers "ANSWERED ".. thank you pastor Rick Warren .. I learned a lot with your teachings.. I have a more closer relationship with God, you touched a lot of people's lives.. God bless you and your family .. You just don't know how much you have inspired me , all the glory to Father God, all the praises to His Name.. He is the God of miracles.. believe, have faith in Him... surrender everything to Him..( I fasted & prayed .. ) I did this 1: donot worry about anything 2:pray for everything 3: thank Him in all circumstances 4: set your heart & mind to true things 👌
  • Kara Hamil
    Focus on God not my problem.
    Remind myself of Gods greatness.
    remind myself of a Gods unlimited power
    Remind God of his promises
    Ask God for a breakthrough
    Tell God I can't do this. I need God to do this.
    Listen to what God says
    Relax . Don't be afraid or discouraged.
    It's Gods battle and he will handle it.
    Keep serving in your position.
    Wait and watch what God does .
    It's never Gods will for me to run from a difficult situation.
    Thank God in advance.
    Expect God to turn battles into blessings.
  • Bai Wen Mei
    I pray that God will reconcile our marriage and bring back the love of my husband..
  • Ethel
    This is a long one... but PLEASE! Read.
    I realize that this is a year ago, but nothing is old with GOD. Therefore, I am invoking HIS NAME. HIS BREAKTHROUGH IN MY HEART. Our Dear Pastor Warren: Thank you, Heavenly Father, for Pastor's sermon and his glorifying prayers. I have to testify on here as I promised God to make my breakthrough known. Here goes, just the other night I randomly ran into Pastor Rick's chan out of nowhere & my goodness instantaneously, I felt that as if he was speaking directly to me with his sermon; it gave me the chills & I started crying at 3AM. I knew then that the Holy Spirit was right by my side and our Father was talking to me through Pastor Rick. The very next morning I couldn't quench my thirst just to get to my Bible and began my journey back to that golden book. I began this (very long)casual conversation with GOD as if he was right there in my presence.
    I immediately began to write, read and prayed each verse presented in this vid.then I started to deeply focus on GOD and did not on my problem while I prophesied everything and followed Pastor Rick by thanking GOD IN ADVANCE for handling my present pressing & highly stressful obligations and situation. I told GOD I am letting go of the wheel just like what Pastor Rick said, I TOO GAVE UP and let GOD take the wheel for me & let HIM handle the TRAFFIC I've had for the last 4 years. I kid you not, the very next day literally the next day, THIS BREAKTHROUGH experience IN MY HEART is nothing I've ever felt before. I was screaming in my house, declaring my freedom. I AM NO LONGER A SLAVE TO FEAR. TO ANXIOUSNESS. TO IMPATIENCE. TO DOUBTS and all that the devil that prowls the ruins of my soul. AS I AM A CHILD OF GOD. I Thank HIM for my past, present priorities and for the future. More importantly, I BEGAN TO THANK HIM IN ADVANCE. He's merely just been waiting for me to give everything up and surrender it all to HIM, "so he can get things done" !!! There isn't enough space on here to enlist HIS POWERFUL WORK - the breakthrough he has revealed to me (that fast)and all that he answered me for, thus far. My brothers and sisters in Christ, let me be the affirmation of this breakthrough, the POWER OF GOD's work so that you can experience through mine. Getting to the BOOK of LIFE has now become my food & water to my soul and to survival. It is beyond amazing. THE BIBLE- It is habit-forming- My new ADDICTION- 3X a day, 5-10 mins or longer yes that's all it takes to get addicted to GOD''s WORDS. I'M NOW AN ADDICT. Furthermore, I am making this is an everyday routine for me, a lifetime habit. I now WRITE GOD A LOVE LETTER EACH DAY!!!
    I also promise GOD that I WILL MAKE THE UNBELIEVERS believe and invoke HIS name again and again as well as to spread Pastor Rick's teachings and sermons all over the world.
    From the bottom of my heart, Pastor Rick: I thank you with all that I have. May God continue to Bless you, your family and Saddleback Church. I wish I could visit your church and be at your service in the near future! Thank you. Thank you a million times over. Please, I would love for you to share my breakthrough with your church! May God continue to BLESS us all and that may GOD reach your heart with HIS endless POWER and MERCY. In Jesus' matchless name, I pray. AMEN and AMEN.
  • Cori Dubois
    I claim my breakthrough in the name of Jesus!
  • Marilyn Ramsden
    Thank you Rick Warren from Spokane Washington! I’m listening to your Psalm 23rd Series after losing my job after 27 years during a nationwide employee reduction, one of the most challenging times. I’m listening to your teaching on “Break Through” prayers and it’s helping me to get through it, thank you so much!
  • Mane & Quill
    What a special sermon. Love everything about this. As a veteran of multiple deployments, it makes me chuckle to think about sending a choir in robes out in front of us, but I get it too 🖤 they had such faith because that would be terrifying in reality. May we all have such faith 🙌
  • Morning Glory
    This is one of the BEST sermons I have ever heard. Thank you Pastor Rick. Blessings
  • blue waters
    Share this with as many people as possible. Don't hesitate, share! We all need this.
    Let's watch the spark and have it turn into a revival that can't be put out!
  • Cyndy Clovis
    I just stumbled upon you yesterday Wednesday 11, 2017. I so love your teaching style. it's easy to follow and listen to. So love the real day to day examples you give. I so thank you!
  • Thank you Jesus you will hear my prayers !!! I thank you in advance you will open doors for my children and I to find a stable place to live. 🙏🙏🙏 You have set everything in its perfect place according to your will🙌
  • S Ama
    (27/2/20) Using this teaching to pray for my upcoming breakthrough that I know & trust God has secured for me - I will update you all with confirmation of my answered prayer when I receive it! In Jesus name, Amen!
  • Steffi Suzanah
    I am very inspired by your message pastor warren and I have learned a whole lot I thank God for sending you to shed some light on our paths. God bless you
  • kenneth ndubuisi
    i am gonna practice this and i believe i must testify. In Jesus might name. Amen
  • Slay CJ
    I'm so grateful to find this channel. I'm on my 8th day of 21 days of fasting and prayer. It started as a full water fast; it is now fasting through a meal or 2 a day. Praise God - He has already answered 2 of my prayers!! I know this video will get me through the rest of my fast/prayer protocol. Thank you!
  • Daisy Compal
    I am from Philippines. My sister and I just watched this video today and we are so grateful for the message. Can we still join te Pray 34 Program? I will be sharing this to my care group and I'm sure they would like to join also. We long to grow more in our prayer life.
  • Jules Eceer
    I believe God placed this in my life at just the right time. I was crying out last night telling God I don’t know what to do. My marriage is on the brink of ending and my husband is hard hearted and full of hatred and bitterness towards many. I’ve been praying but haven’t felt like I was getting anywhere. I have been a Christian for a long time and have never heard of thanking God in advance. Thank you for your godly wisdom! Please pray for my husband and my family if you will.
  • Rita Nkemba
    Hello Pastor Rick! I want to let you know that recently I was trying to find a message that would help me with the new season I feel I am getting into in my life and I stumbled on your teaching on prayer and fasting. First of all I am shocked at how fresh the teaching is in my life seeing as it is nearly 3 years old! Well I am doing the 34 days and I am following the teaching and series and I am determined to put all these teachings in action and I am looking forward to sharing my breakthrough testimonies. Thank you! PS I am a Ugandan and I live in Uganda and I am further shocked and encouraged to know after listening to the first series that you are Rick Warren of purpose driven life and Church!!! Wow! You have changed my life!
  • I love how he breaks down each verse. I've been listening to this series & others for a week. I'll going to do the Breakthrough Prayer.