Winning Prayer Pt 2 (The Force of Prayer)

16 01 2010

Prayer is one of the greatest assets of the redeemed. It is our communication link with God, our heavenly Father. Unfortunately, however, many are either not taking advantage of the privilege or they approach it wrongly. No wonder you hear them say, “I have exhausted prayer, yet there is no breakthrough.” James 4:2-3 tells us the reason for their failure:

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss…

Until you know the meaning of prayer and how to pray correctly, you will never be free from pressures.

Prayer is not just communication. It is having the correct approach to communicating with God, because it takes praying aright to be heard. The kingdom of God is a kingdom of principles. Everything is expected to be done according to the guidelines of the Word, otherwise, it will yield no profit. That is why Jesus laid down the right principles for effectual and winning prayer in Matthew 6.

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Matthew 6:9-13

This is the prototype for effectual prayer; it is a failure-proof prayer guide. When you get it right, guesswork stops and you are assured of answers, even before you are through with praying.

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