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 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.
What is the best prayer to God?
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 are the steps in praying to God?
Then get started.
- Adoration. Begin by praising God for who He is.
- Confession. Next, admit your wrongdoings.
- Thanksgiving. Next, express gratitude for everything you can think of.
- Supplication. Finally, our spirits are ready to ask God to meet our needs and desires.
How do I pray to God for a miracle?
Repeat the Catholic “Miracle Prayer” to help you focus: “Lord Jesus, I come before Thee, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me, and I forgive all others for what they have done against me in Thy Name.”
Can prayer change things?
We can be confident that prayer changes thingsu2014including our own heartsu2014though our prayers do not change God’s mind.
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.
Does God always answer our prayers?
When we pray, God always listens to us; the Bible contains numerous examples of prayers that God has heard and answered, and He continues to do so today.
Can I ask God for faith?
Ask God to increase your faith because it is impossible to please God without faith (11:6), but it is possible to please Him with faith! An increased faith yields an increased desire to please God, crushing any desire to please man.
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.