Firstly, let me ask you this simple question that I believe 90% of the people knew about. But I just want to remind you in case you forgotten or not aware about the meaning.
What Is Prayer?
I will just answer this now with simple explanation. Prayer is the way we are using to communicate with our creator.
Hope you know the creator? God almighty is our creator. And His name is Jehovah according to the word of God. Hallelujah!
As children communicate to their Father that exactly how you are communicating with God in your Prayer.
No matter any how or method you use to pray Him. He is able to hear your voice as a father to child.
Jesus taught people in His sermon and teaching that we must be praying.
Jesus Christ always going out in the morning to pray even before His disciples wake up. This does not mean He don’t want them to know how to be praying too.
Not at all, Jesus is not stingy. But it is just a lecture for them also to know that it is very important to find time to pray.
In this post I want to make something clear to you about the way we are praying now.
Some people believe that if we are shouting is when the prayer will be answer very quickly.
Not in that way but let me cover these two ways we are praying to God. Which are:
- We Can Be Praying Louder
- We Can Also Praying Silently
To Be Praying Louder
The Bible let us know clearly that there is time for everything. Which is very true and that is exactly about the Prayer we are using to pray.
This is not bad if you are praying and other people hearing you even this also encourage others. Because we can also found this in the book of Daniel 2.
Daniel is a Prophet of God that always keeping the commandment of God. But in the time of Darius king.
Some of the chieves gathered their selves for the king to make a strong law. Because those people hate Daniel.
Why do they hate him? Because he is true man that serving God with his heart. Because thy have already did a meeting to rope him with unnecessary thing to arrest or to kill him.
Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion [to bring accusation] against this Daniel except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.
Then these presidents and satraps came [tumultuously] together to the king and said to him, King Darius, live forever!
All the presidents of the kingdom, the deputies and the satraps, the counselors and the governors, have consulted and agreed that the king should establish a royal statute and make a firm decree that whoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.
Now, O king, establish the decree and sign the writing that it may not be changed, according to the law of the Medea and Persians, which cannot be altered.
So King Darius signed the writing and the decree.
The king didn’t even know they planned this because of Daniel. Daniel is one of the person that have a good habit and behavior before God and people.
This people knows that nothing else they will use to attack him except if they use their hypocrite wisdom to harm him with the religion he loves.
That is what also happening in the life of people today. If your enemies seeing the glory of God in you. The way to wreck you down is what they will start looking for.
Let’s see what happened next.
when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house, and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he got down upon his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously.
Daniel still have a strong faith in God almighty that no evil plans shall Successful against him.
Am not using this to tell you that you can be praying in that way. I will not recommend to be praying louder prayer in your room.
Because this may disturb others except if you are with your prayer partner(s) or in the Church.
The time you are in Church or with people together. Then you can raise up voices together but make sure you and your partners doesn’t disturbing others. Pray and be careful.
While You Are Praying Silently
This is the kind of prayer you can pray when you are alone.
You can pray to God and people will never know you are praying. Let’s check scripture.
But when you pray, go into your [most] private room, and, closing the door, pray to your Father, Who is in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you in the open.
Jesus also let us know the importance of silent Prayer. But if you pray opening is not a sin, since your mind is pure.
You are not praying because you want people to know you are a prayer person. Not a sin.
Like I said earlier, there is just time for everything. You can not just start praying louder raising your voice in the midnight in your room. It is not good except if you are in Church or a place where there will be mighty rain of prayers there.
Because people already know “That is the place of prayer”. That is different.
But according to my research in spirit. Praying in your heart is also a good communication between you and God.
If you want to eat in your room. You need silent prayer not to raise your voice so that people can also hear that you are praying over your food. Smiles.
So, no one among the two to be neglected. Even sometime I use to cast out demons out of people with silent prayer. I always using it as my great prayer of victory in the realm of my spirit.
What To Do Before You Pray
Although any body have his or her own freedom to pray to God our creator through Jesus Christ that God already sent to us as our salvation.
But many of us like to ask and receive an answer but do you know not all prayer answered. Yes all prayer received but not answered.
And the Bible let us know also that such prayer without doing the right thing that He commanded us will not be answered by God.
Don’t be afraid with this statement. What you will do for the prayer to go straight away to God and to receive your answer is very simple.
Let us check our Bible and see what Jesus Christ taught us about prayer that God want us to pray. Let see below.
- Forgive Others
- Pray As He Will
- Far Away From Sin
These are what I want us to discuss and this will help us to pray our prayer successfully if that is what delaying our prayer to be successful
Jesus Christ knew that people especially His disciples have no full knowledge about this that is why He taught them in case if He has gone back to heaven after the finishing of His work on this earth.
This life is full of wickedness and no one have a Love of God and forgiveness that will be like How God did to us.
God is not doing like we are doing or seeing as we are seeing. Have seen many people outside there praying to God according to their will but not will of God.
Without taking much of our time I will just like to take you direct to the point we are going today by Covering the two things that we must observe or do before we just pray out prayers.
So that the prayer will be like “Hey! This is what I want my child to ask” in the sight of God. Let’s see below:
As you can see, this in this world we are just a wicked people and if Jesus Christ doesn’t came to preach love and many things to us. I don’t know what this world will turned to now.
Let us see what Jesus told us in the book of Matthew 6:14-15
For if you forgive people their trespasses your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
But if you do not forgive others their trespasses your Father forgive you your trespasses.
Our God is the God of spirit and whenever we are praying to Him we must connect our mind and spirit to God in the prayer. And that our mind must pure because the Bible let’s knows that our God is pure.
Meanwhile if any body offended us we must forgive them because if not, we already dirty our mind and you can not just go in front of the lord with dirty mind or heart.
If you keep malice and you refuse to forgive the person. You are not pure and the prayer you want to pray will not be answered by God because as He loves you that exactly He did for your neighbor.
God want us to live a good life that will have peace not fight or riots. God loves everyone together that is why He sent Jesus Christ to come and pay the price penalty for our sins. Please also check the book of John 3:16.
So unforgiving people who do bad things to you can block your blessings that God promised you.
So just forgive them because you are also a sinner and you are asking God to forgive you and He is doing so. Is not it?
So if God can forgive your sin no matter how your sin is, then you don’t have any option than to have the spirit of God that forgiving others.
Not only to forgive them but forget about what they did wrong to you. This is the will of God. If you do this then you are going to pray and receive. Yes.
Pray As He Will
Anybody that connect with God in prayer. Do you know the person know what he or she looking for from the Lord our God.
But what you are asking God to do must be a prayer that lies on the will of God.
Don’t just keep asking God something that He never want it to happen to His people.
Sometime people going up and down to mountains, churches and other places to pray.
But do you know what he/she praying about? His/her prayer is all about “God kill my brother for me because he don’t want me to attend school”.
As a good Christian I don’t think such prayer is reasonable.
God want peace not just to be killing people like how it is happening in the old testament. See we are now in the time of grace through our Lord Jesus Christ.
If such prayer answered or come to pass then that is not from God because sometime most of our evil prayers answered and people thought it was from God. Capital NO.
Spirit of Satan always flying always so know what you must suppose to ask.
According to the example above, don’t pray like that. But instead pray that God should touch his live for you and by God grace he will allow you to you want him to allow you to do since it is something important for your life and for you to be successful.
Sometime, it might be the hand of Satan caused your brother not to allow you. So we must not ask something that is not good to ask.
God is not wicked as you might think but want everyone to be saved through His son Jesus Christ.
Far Away From Sin
If you don’t forgive others is part of sin but difficult for some people even if they always keeping commandment of God.
The one of the sin people don’t even care about is “I will not for give him/her”.
If you don’t know, I want you to really know that sin to God blocking your blessings. Most prayers in this generation is just a prayer of praying in vain. Why? Because their sin disallowed the prayers to be answered.
You have been asking something these days. Check the three (3) things I mentioned today and repent. Then let’s see what will happen after you have done with the solution.
Let’s see what God said about the sin that disallowed prayer to be answered. Read below:
1 BEHOLD, THE Lord’s hand is not shortened at all, that it cannot save, nor His ear dull with deafness, that it cannot hear.
2But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.
Ok if you don’t know what does sin to God means. It means anything you doing wrong with God. God hates sin and this making Him far away from us.
I am Calling you for repentance now not because of prayer only but because of the everlasting kingdom of God which is most important place for all Christian.
Praying Effectively In The Holiness Of God
Today we want to see what the Lord taught us in the Bible about how to pray a good prayer.
There are something happening nowadays about asking God for something and after the prayer, no result. Yes it is happening in the lives of many Christians
The altar of God in our mind must be Holy or else nothing we ask can be answered. Yes it is true.
We are going explain about how we can go into the hill or mountain of God in the realm of spirit to receive our great blessings and answers from God almighty.
Before we continue in this lesson, let us look at what the scripture says about what I recently mentioned above because that is where am going today.
Psalm 24:3 (KJV)
Who we ascend into the hill of the Lord?, or who may stand in His Holy place?
This do let me know in my mind that not all the people can go in front of God as He want and ask without need to have something to do before. God has rule and regulation
Psalm 24:4 (KJV)
He (or she) who has clean hands and pure heart, who has not lifted up his (or her) soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully.
In the scripture we read above, it mentioned like four (4) important points that God taught us in this passage to do. They are:
- Clean Hands
- Pure Heart
Clean Your Hands
Does this really telling us that we must wash or clean our hands before we pray? Anyway it is good in that way also if we want to.
But the passage not mentioned about washing our physical hands but is good because it is part of cleanliness in our surrounding. Do I correct?
But if we are reading or talking about our hands that must cleaned in the Bible or if you are hearing it from our pastor, evangelist, Prophet etc.
They are talking about spiritual things. Which means we must not lay our hands into sin that is something that not good. If you are among the people “saying we must kill him or her”.
Don’t you observe something bad in that? That means you lay your hand on sin that you should kill your neighbor. While the Bible says ” we shall not kill “.
Your hands is not clean and such person will just pray in vain because the prayer will not answered.
Just make your hands clean even if they are telling you to join them in doing something that will make God angry. Far away from them .
Apart of killing. We have so many things that will dirty your hands in the spiritual realm like stealing, fornication, and other means of sin and bad habits.
Holy Spirit of God will make it clear to you more in Jesus name. Repent and make your hands clean by keeping God commandment.
The Pure Heart
Everyone that want to be asking and receive must have pure heart. If I want to tell you in other way, you must have holy heart.
Your heart is the source of thoughts either good or bad. If you want your heart to be pure you must do these two things which is very important in the Christian and Prayer life journey. Jesus taught us.
- Love People
Forgive: you must have the spirit of forgiveness because if you did your heart will pure and your mind will FREE. And you will have joy.
Even if you are praying and you know someone offended you. Go and tell him/her and settle the matter between you and the person. That is what Jesus want us to do.
That not means you didn’t have wisdom. Even if the person is who must come and plead or beg you. Go and settle the matter and forgive the person. Now your heart clean. That is wisdom of God.
Love People: This is the biggest law of God that will help you to make your heart clean and you will also have peace of mind.
The Bible also let us know that the hottest love cover your sin. If you love people you will not be thinking bad things to them.
Make your heart clean and pure by always thinking about the love of God over your life, family and friends. This is will of God.
So if you want to go or ascend into the holy hill of God, you must clean your mind by praying, singing a joyful songs to Lord and don’t have any evil bad thoughts in your heart. Our almighty God really love this.
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Praying According To The Will Of God
I want you to know about the prayer that God really want from you right now. That is what I want us to know today in this part. Just pay attention for you to be blessed. The prayer that you must always allow to be in your mind all the times.
Many of us always pray any prayer that is not what you suppose to pray except if you pray these Prayers in the list below:
- Prayer of Repentance
- Prayer to be counted
- Pray for others (even enemies)
- Prayer of blessing
Don’t even let your mind shakes with the list above. That is not the ” a must” way to pray if you need good result, but very good.
I just want you to know that it is very important to having them in your mind because that is the love of God. If you do, you will receive more than your request.
Now let’s go instantly to explain about it. We will also use the Bible verses to make it stand and clear to you. Word of God is powerful and I pray that God will be answering your prayers anytime you call upon Him in Jesus mighty name.
Prayer of Repentance
Firstly the prayer is not just for anybody except a believer in Christ. If you want to become a Christian it is a must to repent from any sin and that is what will make you compatible to pray and receive from God almighty.
But assuming you already repent and you are now a Christian. You still need to be praying for Repentance because no one is perfect. Do you?
Also think about the people around you that you know they are not of God. And you want them to come into repentance. Then go into or remembering them in your day-to-day prayer.
Pray for God to touch their souls and to make them be the vessels of God. Yes this is how Jesus did on the cross. You may want to ask me how did Jesus did that? Yes check the book of (Luke 23:34)
And Jesus prayed, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they divided His garments and distributed them by casting lots for them
After the people that want to kill Jesus did many harms to Jesus and still He pray for God to forgive them because they don’t know what they are doing.
Anyway if it was you right now and you have people that doing something bad for you may be stole your money, abuse you or other things. Will you pray such prayer to God. Just be sincere.
I know how you will feel when those things happened, but still you need to pray for God to forgive them and their soul to be touched mightily by God. So that they will come for repentance.
This prayer is needed for this group in the list below:
- Your Friend: You may have most friends doing what is not the will of God. And you want God to open his/her to repent. This is your time to pray for the person.
- Your Family: Not all our family members believe in the Lord. Just that we need to preach to them and if seems that they still not want to give their lives to Christ please don’t be confused or scared. It is Satan that closed their eyes and hearts in the realm of spirit. Just be helping them in your prayers and by God grace God will touch their hearts. So shall it be.
- Your Households: All the people that you are living with in your own house or the house you rented. They already know you are a Christian but it is difficult for them to follow you. Or may be after you have taught/preached to them they still need the help of God to gain their lives. Pray and God will answer. Only God can help.
- People in Your Town/Street: In your town or the street you are. Preach to them and pray the prayer that will bring them to Christ. This is what God need you to be doing as a good Christian of God. A pastor can host a revival/crusade to preach and pray for the hand of God to touch the people in town or street.
- In Your Working Place: You have prayed for God to give you job and God provided. You are not just their to work and making money but you are also there to preach to them about the word of God. If it seems that they want to see you as their enemy or they hate what you are preaching to them. Your prayer is needed here. Find time to pray for God to bring them to Him for repentance.
Don’t see me as the person that not serious because that is part of what God called you to do.
And this is what you will do to open the chance for your prayer to be answered.
Prayer to be counted
This is the act of praying for God to allow you to be among the people that will be in the kingdom of God. God to count you with them in the kingdom of thee.
If you have it in mind that the kingdom of God is the best and most important place for you. Then you are now in the journey to pray and receive from God.
Because the word of God told us that the kingdom of God is what we must seek first. Yes see below:
But seek first of all His kingdom and His righteousness , and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
Pray for others (even enemies)
Any prayer you are praying always remember your friends and family also because this is the love of God for us.
And as you praying for others you are building up faith and more great power of God in you.
That is one of the most powerful way God can increase your power and also receive more and more answers.
In the life of Christian, you must not be stingy at all. Yes of course
The more you stinging at people in prayer is the more your rank will be reducing. Just let us build up the kingdom of God with the powerful word of God and prayers of loves.
Prayer of blessing, Mercy & Favor
After you have observed and do according to the will of God about prayer as I explained above, now this is your time to ask for blessing, prosperity etc and you shall receive. Yes.
What really happened is that something we must do first is what some of us doing last. And that is why many prayers not answered and people thought there is no God again. And there is God. 100% Sure and Confirmed.
Our God is a miracle worker and He is hearing everything we are asking but just that we need to follow Him accordingly. That is why Jesus taught us and we must obey. All glories and honors to God.
Praying Continuously Will Bring Out Good Result
I really want you to understand what prayer means . Do you know that God using your prayer when is needed? Yes, it is true that to always talking and asking from God is very good because it is saving for your future when it will be needed urgently.
You still not understand? then soon you will know the point I want to bring out from this prayer teaching. Praising God, Praying to the Lord and serving Him with the pure mind is required from you and you shall always living and walking in the peace of the Lord almighty.
I know you may not even understand now but I want to make it clear for you. Before I continue, let’s check what the word of God says about this. Yes, read it below.
Ephesians 6:18 (KJV)
“Praying always with all prayer and Supplication in the spirit being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”
In this passage, apostle Paul let every one of us knows that praying always have a good impact in our lives. That let me knows that it is not just something we must playing with.
Is it not Prayer? If it is, then stop playing around it because prayer itself making the rain of Fire fall down. Yes, that also happened when Elijah prayed and God sent Fire. If he don’t pray God will never sent Fire.
That is the rule of God. If you don’t call upon God will not do anything for people except you invite Him to do the things.
Because many people asking this kind of question that “is God does not know what I need?”.
Truly I say to you that God know everything from a-z about your life and what you really want even what you will need 30years to this time.
But just that if you don’t invite Him to do it, He will not do. But sometime He will do if you walk rightful on His part.
If you are in any situation don’t forget praying to God. Either Bad or in good situation don’t just let Satan kill off the fire of God that is inside of you. Be careful
All my Advises here is to be going in the front of God in Prayer even with fasting if possible (not a must). Pray without limit.
Jesus Christ prayed before the ministry began and at the end of His journey on this earth He prayed and that is what He taught us because it is very good not to stop praying. Keep praying and it shall be well with you.
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