Pray To God – The Keys To Powerful Prayer
When we begin to live and pray to God like Jesus did, we will see God’s power & mighty hand & blessings & victories in our lives. And in our churches, in our community, and in our nation. And in and our world. When we are as faithful and devoted to God as Jesus was, then we will begin to see God move in a great way.
Then we will pray to God and see God answer. We will humble ourselves and pray to God, and He will respond.
We Need Pray To God Like Jesus Prayed
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but your will be done.” – Luke 22:42
“During the days of Jesus life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.” – Hebrews 5:7
“One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and he spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles.” – Luke 6:12-13
We Need To Allow Jesus To Live His Life In Us
Here are the keys to being able to pray to God and always see Him answer. The keys to a powerful prayer life. And a fruitful and victorious abundant life that God wants you to have:
1. CLOSE & RIGHT FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD (JESUS IS YOUR 1ST LOVE; (IT’S THE RELATIONSHIP !!!)
- James 5:16b
- Matthew 6:33 ; 22:37-40
- Proverbs 21:21
- 2 Corinthians 5:9, 14
- John 14, 15
- Revelation 2:1-4
2. YOU NEED TO CONTINUALLY PRAY TO GOD & DEPEND ON GOD
- James 4:2b
- Matthew 7:7-11
- Jeremiah 33:3
- I John 3:21-22
- Acts 1:14
- Acts 2:42-47
3. PRAY TO GOD AND ASK – ACCORDING TO GOD’S HEART & HIS WILL
- How can pray to God and ask according to His will ? Learn to pray God’s word
- I John 5:14-15
- James 4:3
- Luke 11:1-2
- Psalm 34:8
- Isaiah 30:18
- Exodus 33:17-19; 34:5-8
4. EXPECT GOD TO ANSWER
- When we pray to God according to His Word and His will, then we can expect answers
- We can expect answers… in His time and in His way
- James 1:6-7
- Hebrews 11:6
- I John 5:14-15
- I John 3:21-22
Prayer Is Designed To Change Us And Our Hearts
“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 & 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 (see Acts 1:14, 2:42-47, 4:23-33, 6:4,…) knew – that there is a DIRECT CONNECTION between prayer, submission, and total commitment to Jesus and God’s 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.
“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
Pursuing Intimacy With God
Pursuing Intimacy With God is committed to helping you with the most important thing in your life… your intimacy with God , your fellowship with Him, and your partnership with God in His Kingdom work & mission.
There is much more information on Intimacy With God, Prayer, Praise & Worship, Hearing God’s Voice,… and hundreds of great Biblical truths and promises in the Pursuing Intimacy With God Bible studies.