When we look at this passage, we come away with the awareness that it is more than just prayer that gets God’s attention. There are four commands in this verse, and only one is to pray.
I will give you a sample healing prayer, but the power is not in the words; it is an expression of faith in a God that heals and wants to heal.
In our need to have Him answer, we often feel we are alone and separated from Him. This hinders our prayers and adds to our anxiety in our time of need.
This is what Psalm 1 means for prayer. You see something God wants then pray for it to happen and ask God for why it might be hindered from you.
It’s wonderful my daughter asks things, but ultimately she trusts our love. Let’s present our requests to our Father and expect good things from Him.
The PRAY Method was developed by Pete Greig of the 24/7 prayer movement. This method gives a wonderful process to enhance and empower your prayers.
God oftentimes is waiting for us to see if we are interested before speaking. Are we pulling away from our daily activities enough to listen to God speak?
The parable of the persistent widow teaches us to continue to pray, but perseverance is not about getting what you want. We want to maintain trust in God.
There is often no excitement about going to a prayer meeting. Let’s look at 2 Chr. 7:14 for instruction on how to have enjoyable, effective prayer meetings.
Life is hard, but God is good, your prayers are powerful and you can overcome the world. Don’t lose hope, but lean into prayer that will reawaken your heart.
The idea that God wants you to pray for your desires has been a foreign concept for me. My desires, I thought, actually got in the way of following God.
For 10 years, I have written a weekly article about prayer. Through this I gained two convictions about prayer that would give us great joy in prayer.