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 do 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 do you ask God a question and get an answer?
1. Inquire of God about yourself.
- What do You think of me? What are You doing in my life right now? What do You think of my past pain? What do You want me to know about my future? What Bible verse do You have for me right now?
How do you know God has answered your prayers?
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.
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.
What is the key to effective prayer?
Understanding our spiritual authority in Christ as explained in the Scriptures is the most important key to a vibrant prayer life, and the only way to do that is to become intimately familiar with the Bible. Even a few minutes a day in the Word of God will add strength and authority to your prayers in 2021.
How does God give confirmation?
Whatever God tells or shows us to do, He will always provide us with a word from His Word to stand on or act on, and He will confirm it to us–often through repetition.
How does the Lord speak to us?
Philippians 4:6-7 u2013 u201cDo not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.u201d
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 I receive God’s blessings?
“Cleanse your mind; clean up your act,” in the fullest sense, as God himself removes your desire for impure thinking and impure ways of acting, purifying your being from the inside out. “Seeing” God: the blessing promised in this beatitude is to know Him as your Father (by being in His presence).
How do I know if God is speaking to me?
When we come to Him, speak to us in a voice we recognizeu2014for He knows us and meets us where we are.u201d Regardless of our level of understanding, God desires to communicate with us through prayer and the Holy Spirit’s influence. When God speaks, we will feel it in our hearts and minds.
Why are my prayers not answered?
If you ask for something that is contrary to God’s will, you will not receive it. – God will not answer your prayers if they are motivated by selfish motives and driven by a hidden pride in your heart.
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.
How do you know when God is punishing you?
Because you’re a normal human being in a broken world, you’re experiencing difficult losses, painful emotions, terrible situations, depression, and loneliness. Your feelings are normal, but they’re not accurate; you think God is punishing you, but that’s just how you feel. God loves you and is watching over you.