Your prayer works.
The reason why your prayers work is because of the name of Jesus, because of His righteousness in you and because the blood of Jesus still has power.
Never be afraid to reach out to your Father to ask for that which he has provided for you.
It is not the will of God for you to walk in condemnation, fear, doubt, and unbelief. God wants you to operate boldly as a son and a daughter. He wants you coming boldly to His throne of grace to obtain mercy and find grace to help in the time of need.
After praying, pray some more. Spend time with God and receive the grace that you need for any situation you may be dealing with at the moment.
Instead of being afraid to ask for big things, push past your fear and pray dangerous prayers. Ask God for the things that you can only imagine. Ask God for the things that you think you are disqualified from receiving. Ask God for the things that would scare you to have them.
Ask God for more of Him. Ask God for more hunger. Ask God for the nations. Ask God for the harvest of souls. Pray and speak intimately with your Father daily.
Intimacy is not reserved for husband and wife alone. Intimacy is for God and you. Talk to God about the inconsequential things. Talk about the good, the bad and the ugly. Talk about anything and everything.
How do you pray?
The book of James tells us about Elijah and that he was a man with feelings like us and that he prayed and it did not rain for three years.
“Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth fruit.”
What power is this that we can get the rain to not fall for three years? This book encourages us to pray and know we can get the same results as Elijah. It was not a coincidence.
How do I know this?
Elijah prayed and the rain didn’t fall for three and a half years, then he prayed and it rained. It was no coincidence. This was God listening to a man and doing what the man asked for on earth. We can do the same.
As Christians, we often see ourselves as weak towards the circumstances happening around us.
This is not the picture that God has of us. He sees us as having His nature, His character, and His ability.
We often think that we are too tired to pray, or too emotional weary to pray. Sometimes we just plain feel like giving up, even when we know that prayer works.
God sees us as gods. Psalm 82 goes further and says “Ye are gods”.
When Jesus walked on the earth, he spent his mornings praying and spending time with God. He was powerful and wrought signs and wonders all day because He spent time with God.
We should do the same if we want to walk in the presence and power of Jesus.
The believer is not designed to pray independently. As God’s children, we were designed to pray with partners.
We are called to pray in agreement with others. You can agree in prayer with your husband or wife or with your close friends.
We are called to pray under the direction of the Holy Spirit. We can partner with the Holy Spirit in prayer and pray according to the utterance that he gives to us.
Prayer was such an important part of the disciple's lives that they asked the Lord to teach them to pray.
Prayer moves mountains (literally and figuratively), changes things, alter laws and decrees. Prayer is a vital part of the life of a Christian.
Pay attention to a word from Jennifer Eivaz:
“The praying church stops Satan’s plans, cleanses atmospheres, puts angels on assignment, and releases the Presence and Power of Jesus into your world”.
Pay attention to God’s word to you on prayer:
And he spake a parable unto them to this end that men ought always to pray and not to faint.
God has not called you to faint. He has called you to boldness, courage, and fervency in the Spirit.
Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
God has not called you to anxiety.
He has called you to cast your cares on Him. God has called you to not worry but to commit those things that would cause you to worry to Him in prayer.
Likewise, the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groaning’s that cannot be uttered.
When we pray in partnership with the Holy Spirit using our prayer language, we are actually in partnership with the Holy Spirit. He is changing things using the words that we release as we speak the word the Holy Spirit inspires.
And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is in the mind of the Spirit because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Verse 27 tells us that the Holy Spirit is making intercession for the saints (the believer) according to the will of God.
What an honor to have the Holy Spirit pray for us as we release ourselves to speak our prayer language.
Prayer is a conversation.
Prayer is talking and listening to the King of kings and communicating with the creator of the heavens and the earth. Prayer is something we should enjoy doing although it could be work.
The most important thing about prayer is remembering that you are talking to your Father. He is a great ruler, omnipresence, omnipotent and omniscient but He is also your Father.