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 God answers our prayers in 3 ways?
I’ve heard it said that God responds to prayers in one of three ways: God says “Yes,” and you get what you want; God says “No,” and you have to accept it and move on; or God says “Not Yet,” and you learn to wait.
How do I ask God for an answer?
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.
What causes God not to answer prayers?
– If you knowingly condone sin, whether it’s happening to you or to someone else, and don’t correct it, you’re’regarding iniquity in your heart,’ and should therefore disregard God answering your prayers.
How do I know God has answered my 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.
What is 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.
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).
What is answered prayer?
They prayed for God to answer their prayers and restore their son’s health, and their prayers were answered when their son’s health was restored.
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.
What is the prayer that never fails?
There are none who can withstand Your power, Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee (three times).
When God answer our prayers?
8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.u201d ( Matthew 7:7-8) I also believe that when our heavenly Father responds to our prayers, He always responds with what is best for us.
What do I do when God is silent?
Bring it to the Lord, speak to him, be honest in front of him, trust that he hears you, take refuge in his faithfulness, and know that there is a mighty God who loves you behind every heavy silence.
Does God answer all prayers?
When the answer is “yes,” God answers our prayers and His response is exactly what we asked for; we are overjoyed. When the answer is “no,” this is not what we hoped for, and we frequently interpret the “no” as God having not answered our prayers; when what we pray for does not match God’s will.
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 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.