7 Steps to Prayer That Bring Results
“You can pray for anything, and if you believe you’ve received it, it will be yours,” Mark 11:24 says, “and if you believe you’ve received it, it will be yours.” Here are seven steps to prayer that get results.
Step No. 1: Base Your Prayers on God’s Word “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.” –1 John 5:14-15 (NIV)
You do not have because you do not ask, and you ask and do not receive because you ask amiss, according to James 4:3. This principle applies to any area of prayer. Find the promise or promises that apply to your situation in the Bible.
Step No. 2: Submerge Your Prayers in Faith “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” –Matthew 21:22 (NKJV)
Once you’ve started praying based on God’s Word, the next step is to submerge your prayers in faith. This may seem difficult at first, but as you practice applying your faith, it will become second nature. Here are some quick-start tips for adding faith to your prayers.
Step No. 3: Stop Fear in Its Tracks “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.” –2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NKJV)
Fear is crippling; it will prevent you from believing God’s Word, from receiving, and from receiving THE BLESSING. Clean up your vocabulary and start talking about God’s Word. Refuse to let doubt and fear enter your mind.
“Then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” –Joshua 1:8 (NKJV)
“I can’t” should not be in your vocabulary. Decide right now to succeed. Don’t plan for what-ifs. Plan for success, plan for victory. Stretch your faith as far as it will go.
Step No. 5: Testify That Your Prayer Is Answered “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” –Revelation 12:11 (NKJV)
You have the right to have anything that Jesus’ sacrifice procured. When you testify to answered prayer, you accomplish two things: you claim what is rightfully yours, and it begins to take place in your life.
Step No. 6: Get Involved Helping Someone Else “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” –Galatians 5:6 (NIV)
If you’re praying for something, get involved in helping someone else. Tell someone else about what Jesus has done for you, and all your problems will seem to fold up and roll away. True prosperity is the ability to use God’s power to meet mankind’s needs.
Step No. 7: Get on the Giving End“Give, and it will be given to you.” –Luke 6:38 (NIV)
If you want to be on the receiving end of effective prayer, start by praying for someone else to be healed (James 5:16). The way you measure out will be measured back.
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How can I get answers from God?
What Can I Do to Receive God’s Answers?
- Practice Serious Reflection.
- Write It Down.
- Ask: Is There More?
- Invite Revelation.
- Move Forward in Faith. I sometimes assume that God will simply give me revelation because it’s obvious that I need His help and guidance in my life.
How can I pray to God for good results?
Thank you that I am safely held in your love. Thank you that whatever happens in the future, I will live in your goodness and walk with you always. I lay before you all my hopes and fears about the outcome, and may you place a peace within me now as I rest and await the results.
What is the right way to pray to God?
Humble yourself before God by dressing simply (if possible), not flaunting your prayer to those nearby, and praying on your knees with your head bowed (if possible). Read from the Bible. You might want to start by reading a passage from the Bible that has special meaning for you.
How do you know if God will answer your prayers?
How Will I Know If My Prayer Has Been Answered?
- If you fall, He’ll catch you. If He wants you to go a certain way, He’ll open a door for you. If God doesn’t want you to go that way, you’ll meet a closed door.
How do you make God hear you?
How do you go about practicing listening prayer?
- Bring your request for guidance to God.
- Wait in silence for 10-12 minutes for God to speak to you.
- Write down any Scripture, songs, impressions, or pictures God gives you.
- Share how God spoke to you with your prayer partners and follow God’s will.
How do you get God’s attention?
In prayer, the best way to get God’s attention is to pray His Word, which He watches over to see that it is fulfilled (Jeremiah 1:12). His Word is His will for our lives, and He hears us when we speak in His language!
What is a good prayer for healing?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
How do you start a prayer?
We express our gratitude to our Father in Heaven by telling him what we are thankful for, beginning with “I thank thee” or “I am grateful for.” We show our gratitude to our Father by telling him what we are thankful for in our prayer, such as our home, family, health, the earth, and other blessings.
How do you ask for a blessing?
Start by expressing your love for their daughter, then explain why you believe now is the right time to take the relationship to the next level, and then ask for their permission. For example, you could say, “As you know, I adore your daughter.”
Do I pray to God or Jesus?
We cannot go wrong when we pray directly to God the Father, who is our Creator and whom we should worship. We have direct access to God through Jesus, who is not limited to priests and prophets, but is available to all of us.
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
Is it OK to pray for the same thing over and over?
Ask God for what you want as often as it occupies your mind, because it’s those nagging, horrible, conflicting, heartbreaking needs that linger in your mind beyond one quick begging session. If you’re stuck in a prayer loop, stay in it as long as you need to.
How do you know if God is trying to tell you something?
Repetition, or when a theme or message jumps out at you repeatedly, is one of the most obvious ways God tries to get your attention. It can be through Scripture, sermons, articles, podcasts, or any other means He chooses.
Can God hear my prayers?
We are taught in the scriptures that if we address God with faith and real intent, He will always hear our prayers and will answer them; in our hearts, we will feel the confirmation that He does hear us, a sense of peace and calm; and we will also feel that everything will be fine if we follow the Father’s will.