How To Get Results From Prayer
Prevailing in prayer and getting results has been a strong concern for many people throughout generations, and still, in today’s society the struggle continues. Hebrews 4:16 instructs us to “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need”. Among Christians, even the most seasoned ministers must face this challenge.
The fact is, when we pray we want to get results. If results were not attainable, why bother to pray?
Prayer consists of two connections that come together; after the two come in contact with each other, they become one. For example: Let’s say two people are having a conversation and there is a disagreement, until the two come together in agreement the conversation will never move from point A to point B.
God created Prayer as a channel for humans to communicate with Him via relationship. This is why He again instructs us in (Luke 18:1) “that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” He continually wants a relationship with us. The only way to build a long lasting relationship is through time. So then, the only way to have a long lasting and effective relationship with God is with time spent in prayer.
If you have a good relationship with someone you can communicate with them about anything? How important is it to have a good relationship with God?
How do we pray to a Holy God when we are so unjust? God would have to go against His own principles, and lower His standards and to be like us, unjust. But, of course that cannot happen. He says in (1 Peter 1:16) “Be holy, for I am holy” God desires to answer all of our prayers but it must be on His terms.
Here is God’s blueprint for receiving results out of prayer; follow the instructions, and without a doubt, the results you want will come:
1: Be a genuine child of God by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior.
(John 1:12) ”But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (Romans 10:9) promises, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus asLord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will besaved.”
2: Read and study God’s word.
You cannot expect to just pray without knowing the promises of God. If so, your prayer will not be as effective and you will not have a desired result. (John 15:7) “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you”
3: Prayer is to God the Father only and not to anyone else. Not even to Jesus.
John 16:23) ”And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you” (John 2:5 His mother/Mary saith unto the servants, Whatsoever He/Jesus saith unto you, do it”
4: Thank God in advance because it’s already done.
This is all done through faith. (Hebrews 11:6But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Philippians 4:6) Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
If your everyday activities are so consuming that you can’t find time to implement these steps, you’re too busy with the wrong things. Do this and you shall reap the reward of your labor.
Author of “Pursuing Your Purpose”
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