“This is the trust we have in him: that if we ask for something according to his will, he hears us. If we know that he hears us in what we ask of him, we know we have the things we asked him.” (1 John 5: 14-15)

God’s Word is His WILL. If we have a promise from the Word, that we can have something, we can, then pray confidently knowing that we are in God’s will.

“If you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask for what you want and it will be done to you. ” (John 15: 7)

“So faith comes from what one hears, and what one hears comes from the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17)

Outside the parameters of God’s Word we are unable to pray in faith, every adventure of faith you undertake will be tested. Only God’s Word can keep you steadfast as you go through the storm.


The answer to my prayer?

We must continually praise and thank God for answering a specific promise (or Word) of His word on which our prayer was based. We must daily renew our minds to God’s Word to adapt our character and the fruit of His Spirit in us, to be ready to receive.

“Do not worry about anything, but in everything make your requests known to God in prayers and supplications, accompanied by thanks.” (Philippians 4: 6)

“Persevere in prayer, keeping watch in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4: 2)

“however, before the promise of God he did not waver in unbelief, but was strengthened in faith and gave glory to God” (Romans 4:20)

Saying thank you shows that you believe you have received your request.
Note: Continually praising God for His promise will keep our thoughts focused on His word and not on the problem. That is why continuing praise to God is the easiest way to maintain a positive faith attitude and not become a double minded. 

My words after I prayed?

“Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain: ‘Get out of there and throw yourself into the sea’, if he does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen will be done to him.” (Mark 11:23)

God’s unchanging law of faith says that everything you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth will happen.
This can work for or against you, depending on whether you have a positive or negative attitude.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue; whoever loves it will eat its fruits.” (Proverbs 18:21)

If you say that the prayer that I have prayed does not work, then you are saying words of death and you have cancelled the prayer, however, if you continue to practice the truth and continue to praise God for the answer with respect to His promise, you will speak words of creative life that they will speed up the answer to your prayer.

The devil will try to put negative thoughts in your mind and say that you are doubting. It’s not true. Just counterattack those thoughts by immediately praising God for His promise and your faith will continue to work.

HOW TO PRAY EFFECTIVELY: Who should I pray to?

“On that day you will not ask me any question. Verily, verily I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Up to now you have not asked for anything in my name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy be complete. ”  (John 16: 23-24)

It is God’s will that our needs be met and that we have full joy, this will be the result if we pray correctly by addressing our prayers to the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ.

We must never end our prayers by praying “for the love of Jesus”. Many people follow this unscriptural religious practice when giving thanks before a meal. We are the ones who will eat the food, so we must give thanks to the Father, in the name of Jesus, for our good. 

Some obstacles to prayer?

Looking back at the “Character to Receive” in one of our previous points – If we know that there is an area of ​​our life where we live in sin, and we do not plan to make the necessary biblical changes, our prayers will be hampered as we work.

“If anyone turns his ears elsewhere so as not to hear the law, his very prayer is an abomination.”
(Proverbs 28: 9)

“If I had plotted evil in my heart, the Lord would not have listened to me.”
(Psalm 66:18)

If our conscience is clear, because we are walking in obedience to the Word of God, our prayers will be effective.

“Beloved, if {our} heart does not condemn us, we trust God;
and whatever we ask we receive from him,
because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.”
(1 John 3: 21-22)

Unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment, or hatred lodged in your heart against any person
is a direct obstacle to receiving anything from God.

“When you pray, if you have anything against someone, forgive; so that your Father, who is in heaven,
forgive your sins. [But if you do not forgive, not even your Father who is in heaven will forgive your sins.] “

(Mark 11: 25-26)

Husbands who do not treat their wives with honour and respect will not receive answers to prayer.

” Also you, husbands, live together with your wives with the respect due to women, as if in a more delicate vessel.
Honour them, for they too are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers are not hindered. “
 (1 Peter 3: 7)

Those who pray with wrong motives will receive nothing from God.

” Ask and do not receive, because ask badly to spend on your pleasures. “(James 4: 3)

In conclusion, God despises hypocrisy.
He knows the innermost thoughts and motives of the heart of men,
regardless of the spiritual front they take on.

Be honest with God, he sees you in dark places and gives you his light.
God is not just a God of Love or a God who stands for love.
God is love!

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