3 Things God Looks For When We Pray
God wants to manifest himself and His power and love for us, so He has James make sure that we understand what He looks for when we pray. James 5:16b. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. God wants to avail much in answer to our prayers, too!
First, God looks for faith.
When we pray, God looks for faith. Not a lot of faith, but faith. Unwavering faith in the God Who has promised is all we need. Do you believe that? Then take God at His Word and pray fervently.
Second, God looks for righteousness.
Does this mean that only “super spiritual” people, such as “missionaries” or “prophets,” can pray as fervently as Elias?
Third, God looks for a right request.
When we pray, God examines our request and our motivations for making it to see if it is one He can honor; if our request is not in line with His Word or is self-centered, God will not grant it.
So what can we pray for?
We are to pray about anything we need or want from God, according to Philippians 4:6; we may ask God for literally anything that is not wrong for us as Christians to want! The Spirit will assist us in praying always in God’s will.
What does the Bible say about God watching over us?
The Bible says, “For man’s ways are before the Lord’s eyes, and He considers all his paths” (Psalm 5:21). God is constantly watching us and seeing everything we do. We can’t hide from Him or keep anything hidden from Him.
What does it mean God is watching over you?
It is entirely personal when we read that u201cThe Lord himself watches over you,u201d as one version puts it; second, He is u201cwatching over us,u201d which means Yahweh, our personal protector, is looking after us, providing for us, and protecting us.
Should I look up when praying?
When most Christians pray, they bow their heads, though some “penticostal” churches look up and even raise their hands; however, there is no one way to pray properly because we are always to be in an attitude of prayer, so it is more of a state of mind than a physical position.
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.
What does God protect us from?
These will demonstrate how God can protect us from spiritual death, aggression, and sickness in the present day.
Does God watch what we do?
u201cThe Lord can’t see what we’re doing because it’s dark and no one is around.u201d Or, u201cGod isn’t going to worry about such a minor sin.u201d This devotion examines whether God sees everything we do. We come up with a lot of reasons why God won’t notice our sins, but they’re all false. He knows when we sin.
What does it mean God is watching?
It can mean “watching over” or “faithfulness,” and in God’s message to Jeremiah, both meanings were fulfilled. God is watching over Israel despite their sins, and He is also “watching over His words,” demonstrating His faithfulness by ensuring that whatever He says will be fulfilled.
What does it mean to watch over someone?
DEFINITIONS1. (watch over someone/something) to guard, protect, or be in charge of someone or something, as in soldiers arriving to keep the peace in the city.
Where is Yahweh?
Yahweh was the name of the ancient Kingdom of Israel and, later, the Kingdom of Judah’s state god.
Does prayer really matter?
Prayer, for example, can be a reliable source of self-soothing and self-comfort when one is in pain, grieving a loss, or dealing with traumatic events, according to research.
Does it matter what position you pray in?
There is no communication with the Life Giver without prayer, whether spoken or unspoken, and we see how prayer postures elevated the meaning of spoken prayer throughout scripture. Regardless of which posture you pray in, the most important posture is the posture of your heart.
How do I know if my prayers are being answered?
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.
What are the 7 signs of the Holy Spirit?
Wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord are the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, which some Christians accept as a definitive list of specific attributes, while others see them as examples of the Holy Spirit’s work through the faithful.
What are the 4 Omnis of God?
Omnipotence, Omniscience, and Omnipresence are all attributes of God.
How do you know when a relationship is not from God?
Here are seven signs that God wants you to end your relationship:
- The relationship goes against God’s word.
- The person encourages you to disobey God.
- When you’re with them, you have no control.
- You’re being treated badly.
- The person is more important to you than God.