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Four Keys to an Effective Prayer Life
In Ephesians 1:3 we learn that God has already blessed us. We are blessed with every spiritual blessing. Now we need to have an effective prayer life and grab hold of the blessing that exist in our lives. Knowing that it’s done we now need to know how to align with God’s blessings.
Let the Word of God Abide in Your Heart
Jesus tells us in John 15:7 that “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” God wants us to bear much fruit in our lives. We are sons and daughters of God. The fruits we receive are prayer fruits. If we abide in Jesus and His Word abides in us we can ask what we will and it shall be done. The Word of God needs to abide within us. What we ask needs to align with the Word of God. If what we ask for aligns with God’s Word it will be done.
Prayer is important but don’t ever put prayer first. Put the Word of God first. Let God’s Word abide in your heart.
Experience’s come and go but God’s Word never changes. Stand firm in God’s Word. In Matthew 24:35 Jesus says that His Word “will by no means pass away.” God’s Word IS God’s will. And God’s Word is forever. If you want to hear from God you have to read the Word. Don’t let your experiences obstruct God’ Word from your life. It’s up to us to act upon the Word of God.
Ask In Jesus’s Name
In John 16:23 Jesus instructs us that whatever we ask in Jesus’s name God will give to us. Ask that you will receive and that your joy will be full. Jesus gave us the right to use His name. Ask in Jesus’s name and it will be so. All the promises of God are yes and amen. Pray to God the father in the name of Jesus.
In 1 John 5:14-15 we learn of the confidence we can have. John tells us that anything we ask in accordance to His will, anything we ask in Jesus’s name, we know that He hears us. We can approach God in Jesus’s name with confidence. When we ask in confidence we know it will be done. If we abide in Jesus and His Word abides in us we know what the will of the lord is. His Word is His will. God wants us to have abundant joy, to be healed and to go over and not under.
And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know we will receive. We can have confidence in God and come boldly. God wants us to stand up and take what belongs to us.
Pray For Your Enemies
In Matthew 5:43-44 Jesus challenges us. “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” Praying for your enemies will break down barriers. Praying for your enemies is one of the first areas that Jesus spoke about. Pray for those who you think did you wrong. Forgive those who have hurt you. This will open your prayer life. Effective prayer comes from a forgiving heart.
You must walk in love and have an attitude of forgiveness to have effective prayer.
Walk in Forgiveness Towards Others
In Mark 11:25 Jesus instructs us to forgive others before we approach God in prayer. Forgive others no matter how they’ve wronged us. Forgiveness clears the pathway of prayer. Forgive everyone all the time. Walk in an attitude of forgiveness. Jesus forgave those who were persecuting Him even on the cross! He asked God to forgive them for they were ignorant of what they were doing. Would you be able to forgive someone while they were trying to kill you? Jesus is our example.
Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive them.
Four Keys to an Effective Prayer Life
Obedience to God’s Word is one of the four keys to having an effective prayer life. In order to pray effectively follow these four principles. Walk in forgiveness towards others. The Word of God must abide in you and your heart. Pray to the father in Jesus’s name. Pray for your enemies. In no particular order. Use this as your prayer lifestyle.
The four keys to an effective prayer life are clear and concise.