Have you ever wondered if your prayers get answered? I struggled with this question for awhile until I came across
1 John 5:14-15.
It says “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” NIV
The key phrase there is “according to His will.” How therefore do we pray according to His Will?
Praying accordingly to the will of God is a covenant key for answered prayers.
- Praying in the name of Jesus
There is a divine way to place our prayers. We pray to God the Father but ask in the name of Jesus. For e.g. Father, in the might name of Jesus…….
Using the name of Jesus is the access to having our petition granted. John 14:13 say that “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” The same was also reiterated by Jesus in John 16:23-24. “In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” I believe the final quotation rounds it up nicely.
- Engaging word base prayers
There are legal protocols to prayers so in effectively pleading your case you have to present to God His words. Hosea 14:2 says “Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.”
God also tells us to put Him in remembrance and let us plea together so we may be justified. It’s almost like a court case where the lawyer puts together his/her arguments based on case laws then present it as a defence. Isaiah 41:21 says
“ Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.”
So what does this prayer looks like. Say you are praying for fruit of the womb.
You could say “Father in the name of Jesus let me be a joyful mother of children because your word says in Psalm 113:9 “He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.” Father I am standing on your word believing that your words cannot lie, bless me with my own child in Jesus name I pray amen.
- Praying faith filled prayers
Faith is a catalyst for answered prayers. As we cannot please God without faith then equally our prayers won’t move Him without faith being the anchor in our prayers. I believe there is no point asking in prayers if we do not believe that God is able to do it for us. Mark 11:22-24 says “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
Faith is a spiritual converter of spiritual blessings of God to practical blessing.
I believe that as you follow these steps you will see a massive revival in your prayer life.
The blessings of God are yours forever