How’s your prayer life working? Are you getting the answers you want? Let’s take a look at how you’re praying and see if it can be tweaked.
Are you aware that your Heavenly Father already knows what you need before you ever ask Him? He is well aware of everything about you. How ’bout that!
Matthew 6:32 (KJV) 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Do you pray and then go about your daily business, feeling no better than before you prayed? Why? Are you complaining to God, reciting all the gory details of just how bad the situation is that’s confronting you, problems day in and day out?
Why are you doing that? Maybe it’s because you’ve heard others pray that way and you’ve learned to do it that way also. But it won’t work to get you the desired results. Praying the problem only serves to establish it in your life. The more you pray the problem, talk the problem, and think the problem, the more you believe the problem. That’s destructive because faith comes by hearing – either good or bad.
The more you hear the problem the more faith you’ll have in it and establish it instead of getting rid of it.
Romans 10:17 (KJV) 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Faith in God’s Word comes by hearing God’s Word. But, faith in the devil also comes by hearing, hearing the devil’s words. It works both ways. So what do you do? Pray the answer. God has so graciously provided everything we’ll ever need to be victorious by giving us His great and precious promises in His Word. Praying the promises and standing on His Word will open the door for the Lord to manifest the answer and you’ll get your desired results.
2 Peter 1:3-4 (KJV) 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Declare the promises over whatever your need is and expect results!
Romans 4:17b (KJV) 17 … even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.