How to Pray with Powerful Results
Include these attitudes in your prayer life:
- Pray confidently. If you begin by doubting, your prayer will falter. "According to your faith let it be to you," God tells us. When you are in a time of trouble, ask God for help, believing that He is able to give it. Ask, expecting that He will give it.
- Remember God's faithfulness. Seek out God, appealing to His past acts. Remember what He has done for you, then remember that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb. 13:8). If He was faithful then, He will be faithful now.
- Rely on His promises. First, read Scriptures so that you know those promises are, then grasp the mighty faithfulness of God with a grip of determination. An omnipotent plea with God is: "Do as you have said" (2 Sam. 7:25).
- Admit your weakness. Set your case before God, laying bare all your sorrow and all your needs, then say,
- Declare your trust. Express your confidence in God. "Our eyes are upon You" (2 Chron. 20:12). Look to Him for your rescue, knowing that it will come. Your eyes may be filled with tears, but keep looking toward Him. As you look, your eyes will get stronger, and you will become enlightened with His wisdom and direction.