Prayer Secrets

Developing a consistent prayer life is the single most important thing a believer can do. You will never arrive at a place of purpose and fulfillment in your life until you learn how to pray according to the principles found in the word of God. The strength of a believer’s prayer life is measured by their ability to act on the word and respond to the Spirit. In this study course, we will discuss dynamics of private and corporate prayer.

As we study biblical principles, determine to integrate these truths into your daily living. Knowledge of principles and mechanics doesn’t equate answered prayer. We need a spirit of prayer more than a working knowledge of how prayer works. What I share with you during the course of this study is designed to cultivate a spirit of prayer in you. If a person will endeavor to stay under the influence of the following prayer basics, they can be sure of an answer every time.

Prayer Basic #1: Pray From the Position of Faith

Mark 11:22 NKJV
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.”

Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Praying from the position of faith is not an option. Jesus gave his disciples a command – “Have faith in God.” Faith is how we receive from God. The writer of Hebrews says in chapter eleven, that you can’t please God without faith (verse six). Deductive reasoning would suggest then that we have to cultivate a lifestyle of faith if we are going to receive a consistent flow of answers to our prayers.

What is faith? Faith is believing and speaking like the word of God is true. It is the substance or the building blocks of a believer’s prayer life. Without faith it is not only impossible to please God, but it is impossible to receive anything from God. You must believe that God is who He says He is and He will do what He says that He will do.

Jesus wouldn’t tell you to do something that you didn’t have the ability to do. When he says to us, “Have faith in God,” it's only because we have been given the ability to believe and receive from God. We already have the ability to disagree with what our situations are suggesting and to agree with what God has said. When we bring our hearts into agreement with God’s plan for our life, we have taken the first step to praying in faith.

Blog taken from Prayer Secrets by Marcus Tankard.

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