What Happens When We Pray?
It boggles the mind to consider the difference true prayer makes in God’s work in our world; those who expect results from thoughtless, perfunctory, or rote prayer will be disappointed; it boggles the mind to consider the difference true prayer makes in God’s work in our world.
1. When we pray, we enjoy God.
Prayer is a pathway to joy; it’s impossible to talk with God and not feel joy. The more we pray, truly pray, the more we will enjoy God.
2. When we pray, we win over sin.
As they waited for Jesus in Gethsemane, Jesus wanted His disciples to gain victory over sin. Sin is a terrible, misery-producing, down-dragging force that wants to destroy us and drag us down to hell. C.H. Spurgeon called sin “the world’s worst tyrant.”
3. When we pray, God gives us “good gifts.”
“How much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” said Jesus, referring to spiritual blessings such as grace, wisdom, joy, peace, power, and holiness. Be a confident asker and trust God to be a generous giver.
4. When we pray for others, God releases His grace and power into their lives.
“A righteous person’s prayer is powerful and effective,” James 5:16 says. R.A. Torrey says, “Prayer is the key that unlocks all the storehouses of God’s infinite grace and power.” James also reminds us that Elijah was “a human being, even as we are.”
5. When we pray, God enables us to do great works.
When Jesus told His disciples He was leaving them, they were terrified, but He calmed them down by promising them supernatural power to carry on His work. What a powerful combination: God working from His throne on high and millions of believers building His Kingdom here on earth.
6. When we pray, society becomes more livable.
Intercessory prayers release grace, foster peace, restrain evil, and protect innocent people, as Paul urged believers to make petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving for all people. God promised in the Old Testament to deliver “peace and prosperity” in response to prayer.
7. When we pray, the devil trembles.
Prayer is our most powerful weapon against evil; it can thwart Satan’s attacks, foil his schemes, and reduce his power. “Satan laughs at our toiling, mocks our wisdom, but trembles when we pray,” says The Kneeling Christian.
The Greater Work
Prayer is the gift that allows us to find joy, overcome sin, gain spiritual riches, unlock storehouses of grace for others, do great works, transform society, and defeat the devil by allowing us to access the gifts and powers of heaven.
What does it mean to pray in God’s will?
Praying for God’s will to be done in and through our lives on earth, as it is in heaven, means we are willing to go through whatever it takes to make that purpose a reality; our prayer is to be so aligned with God’s will and purpose that we ask God to empower us to carry it out.
What happens if you pray to God everyday?
God, our loving Heavenly Father, wants us to communicate with Him through prayer, and He always listens when we do. Daily prayer can bless you, your family, and those you pray for, as well as help you learn more about God’s plan for you.
What is the best way to pray according to the will of God?
Christ’s response is the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9u201313), and I hope they will inspire you to make 2021 a year of prayer.
- Thank him.
- Ask for God’s will.
- Say what you need.
- Ask for forgiveness.
- Pray with a friend.
- Pray the Word.
- Memorize Scripture.
What is the will of God in our lives?
Stop thinking of God’s will for your life as a separate plan from his will for his kingdom (Dan 2:44), his glorification (1 Cor 10:31), and the salvation and sanctification of his children through his son, Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:9).
How do I know if I am following God’s will?
Taking time each day to devote yourself to the Lord and the plans He has for your life is one way to know that you are following God’s plan for your life. If you give each area of your life to God, He will bless it and be able to work through it abundantly.
Does God answer prayers according to his will?
The truth is that God is under no obligation to respond to any man’s prayer; however, because believers don’t always know how to pray, the Holy Spirit prays u201cfor the saints according to God’s willu201d (Romans 8:26-27).
Should I pray to God everyday?
Many people turn to prayer and one-on-one time with God when life becomes stressful, difficult, or sad, but developing a daily habit of praying for healing is a great way to stay grounded in your faith on a daily basis.
Why does God want us to pray?
God’s desire, according to the book of Ephesians, is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18). We turn to prayer because it is the most personal way to experience God, encounter Him, and grow in knowledge of Him.
Can prayer change things?
We can be confident that prayer changes thingsu2014including our own heartsu2014though our prayers do not change God’s mind.
How do you ask God for something you really want?
God can answer vague prayers, but being specific creates a stronger bond between you and Him. Tell God what you want or need and ask Him to provide it for you.
How do I know when my prayer is answered?
God Is Answering Your Prayers in 4 Ways
- God Answers Your Prayers Through Scripture. God always speaks through His word.
- God Answers Your Prayers Through Others.
- God May Answer Your Prayers Audibly.
When the time is right I the Lord will make it happen?
“When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen,” says Isaiah 60:22.
Does God want us to enjoy life?
God wants us to enjoy people, the fruits of our labor, peace, favor, food and drink, safety, and even wealth and honor, and he never says that these things are out of our reach or that we shouldn’t have them.
What is the perfect will of God?
The perfect will of God is God’s divine plan for your life, including who you should marry, what career or ministry you should pursue, and so on. It requires patience and trust, because God wants to give you His best, which includes all of His blessings, not the second best.
How do you know God’s purpose for your life?
Psalm 57:2 says, “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” This is crucial in understanding God’s purpose for your life. God has numbered your days and will fulfill every purpose He has for you, but our choices and actions also matter.