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 successfully pray to God?
I hope they inspire you to make the year 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.
How do I pray to Jesus?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus advised.
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 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.
What are the 3 basic prayers?
Adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication (abbreviated as A.C.T.S.) are the four basic types of prayer.
Do I pray to God or Jesus?
We cannot go wrong when we pray directly to God the Father, who is our Creator and whom we should worship. We have direct access to God through Jesus, who is not limited to priests and prophets, but is available to all of us.
Is there a wrong way to pray?
There is no wrong way to pray; people need assurance that what they are doing is correct. Just as children each have their own way of communicating with their parents, we have our own way of communicating with God.
How do I bring God into my life?
Keeping God’s Plan for Your Life in Mind:
- Be in prayer. Being in prayer is one way to know you’re on track with God’s plan for your life.
- Be actively reading the Bible.
- Follow the commands He places on your heart.
- Seek a godly community.
- Obey the Truth.
What prayers did Jesus pray?
The canonical gospels mention Jesus praying to God several times, including three times on the cross:
- “Father, forgive them
- for they do not know what they do” (Luke 23:34)
- “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34)
- “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46)
- “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34
Why is prayer so powerful?
Prayer is a powerful weapon available to anyone who loves God and knows His son Jesus Christ. Prayer energizes a believer’s heart through the power of the Holy Spirit, and consistent prayer releases the power of God’s blessing on your life and circumstances.
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.
How do I keep my faith in God strong?
How to Maintain Your Faith in the Face of Adversity
- Pray to God, the universe, or whatever higher power you believe in for the strength to love to your full potential.
- Be generous to others.
- Get inspired.
- Surround yourself with people you admire.
What are the 7 prayers?
Confession, Salvation, Release, Submission, Praise, Promise, and Blessing are among the seven life-changing prayers that help readers find renewal and transformation in their spiritual lives.