Powerful Prayer & A Victorious Life
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on Powerful Prayer & A Victorious Life, we looked at some of the key things we need to have in order to experience the life God wants for us. A powerful prayer life, and a fruitful & victorious life.
Powerful Prayer & A Victorious Life
The 3rd Key to Powerful Prayer & A Victorious Life – Pray to God And Ask According to God’s Heart & Will
1 John 5:14-15 says “This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.” How can you pray to God and ask according to His will ?
Learn to pray God’s word. When you pray God’s word, you are praying according to God’s will. His good and perfect will. Search the Bible and find prayers and verses that you can pray. You will see a great difference in your prayer life. And you will see your prayers become more effective and powerful. Because you are praying according to God’s will, you can expect God to answer.
Here are more verses to read concerning this area of your prayer life.
- James 4:3
- Luke 11:1-2
- Psalm 34:8
- Isaiah 30:18
- Exodus 33:17-19; 34:5-8
The 4th Key to Powerful Prayer & A Victorious Life – Expect God to Answer Your Prayers
When we pray according to God’s Word and His will, we will always see Him answer. Then we can always expect answers to our prayers. We can expect God to answer all of our prayers, if we are willing to accept His timing and His way of answering.
We need to submit to God’s perfect will and realize that He will most likely answer in a different way than we think He ought to. And we need to humble ourselves before God and yield to His will.
Psalm 5:3 “In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice. In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.”
James 1:6-7 “But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord.”
Other Bible verses to read:
- Hebrews 11:6
- I John 5:14-15
- I John 3:21-22
Prayer Is Designed To Change Us And Our Hearts
One of God’s desires is for us to become more like His Son Jesus. This is the best type of person that we can be. A person of godly character. A person of honor. And a person of high integrity. And a person of glory.
The time that we spend in fellowship with God, through prayer and reading & studying His word, is designed to change us. Constant and steady time with God each day will help to transform us to be more like Christ.
Romans 8:28-29 “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son”
“Prayer is designed more to adjust you to God, than to adjust God to you and your desires.” – Oswald Chambers -“My Utmost For His Highest”
“The FERVENT (passionate, heart-felt, strenuous) prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” – James 5:16b
We Must Humble Ourselves, And Pray To God
Individual Christians and Churches today need to see the vital need to humble themselves before God, and to fervently pray. And to hungrily seek His face. And to turn wholeheartedly back to Him, or there will be NO POWER in what they do.
We need to learn what the early church in Acts knew (see Acts 1:14, 2:42-47, 4:23-33, 6:4,…). That there is a DIRECT CONNECTION between prayer, submission, and total commitment to Jesus, and the Holy Spirit filling and empowering them. The more they obeyed God and prayed, the more God did in and through them. They prayed for 10 days straight, then Peter preached for 10 minutes, and 3000 people were saved. Fervent prayer always needs to accompany our efforts to share the Gospel with others and make disciples.
Fervent prayer is absolutely vital to fulfilling God’s kingdom work and mission. Because we cannot produce eternal fruit by ourselves. We must have God strengthening and empowering us in order to be fruitful in ministry and missions.
“The truth is, I have seen God do more through 10 minutes of real prayer than through 10 of my sermons.”
– Jim Cymbala / Brooklyn Tabernacle
The Powerful Prayer & Victorious Life God Wants For Us
May we humble ourselves and submit all to God. So that He can fill us with His Holy Spirit and Life. Then we will begin to experience powerful prayer and the fruitful and victorious life that God wants us all to have.
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