Prayer that works
Does the Word of God give us specific instructions so our prayers will be heard and answered? The answer is YES!
#1 WE MUST purpose in our hearts to obey the Word of God. Sin, disobedience to the Word of God, will keep our prayers from being heard/answered.
Think about it friends, you can’t go against the Word of God, Jesus, and then expect it to work for you.
Isaiah 59:2-3 NKJV “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken lies, Your tongue has muttered perversity.”
Notice Royal Friends, sin will keep your prayers from being heard. The Lord does not care for liars. Liars will end up in hell unless they truly repent.
Perversity is speaking anything that goes against the Word of God. Yahweh, Yeshua and Rauch Ha-kodesh are all One and they are all the Word of God. When you speak against the Word of God you are speaking against the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Revelation 22:8 NKJV “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
Every time before you pray, you should repent of ALL your sin. Repentance is NOT SAYING YOU ARE SORRY to the Lord. Repentance is turning away from your sin and back to God. You must ask the Father in Heaven to forgive you in the name of Jesus.
James 5:16 NKJV “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”
A righteous person is one who is obeying the Word of God.
Remember to pray for one another. This helps you receive your healing and the answer to your prayer.
#2 WE are to pray to the Father in the Name of Jesus. Jesus is the ONLY mediator between God and man.
1 Timothy 2:5 NKJV “For there is one God and ONE MEDIATOR between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.”
John 15:16 NKJV “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”
John 16:23-24 NKJV “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”
John 16:26-27 NKJV “In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.”
We DO NOT PRAY TO MARY OR A SAINT! They did not die on the cross for our sin. ONLY JESUS is the MEDIATOR between God and man.
#3 We must pray in accordance to the will of God. The Word of God is the will of God. You should always put the Word of God in your prayer.
1 John 5:14-15 NKJV “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”
Whatever we need from the Lord, we should include in our prayer what the Word says about our petitions.
Example for healing: “Father in heaven, Your Word tells me that I am healed by the stripes of Jesus. 1 Peter 2:24 NKJV “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness— by whose stripes you were healed.”
Father Your Word gave me authority over the stupid devil. Luke 10:19 NKJV “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Therefore I command every unclean devil and every infirmity devil to come out of me right now in the Name of Jesus. I bind my flesh to Your Word: “By His stripes you were healed.” And I loose myself from the devil in Jesus name!
I command my body whole and well and pain free in Jesus name! Father I believe that I receive the answer to my petition in the name of Jesus!
#4 You must believe that you receive what you ask for when you pray.
Mark 11:23-24 NKJV “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.“
Notice Royal Friends, you will have whatever you speak “says”. We are to speak and declare what we desire from the Lord.
#5 You must forgive everyone who has ever harmed you. If you do not, your prayer will not be answered.
Forgiveness is just a choice of your will in Obedience to the Word of God. There are no emotions or feelings involved. You do NOT need to ask the Lord to help you forgive someone; you simply make the choice to. Remember, Jesus provided the avenue for you to be forgiven, while you were yet a sinner.
Mark 25-26 NKJV “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
Friends, my desire is to help you receive what you need from the Lord. I hope this teaching helps you.
If YOU need to repent for any reason; (uproot the seeds of sin that you have sown) DO IT! YOU must turn from your sin, disobedience to the Word of God, and turn back to God, and make the choice to obey His Word; then ask for forgiveness in the name of Jesus! Forgive everyone who has ever harmed you; forgive yourself for the hurt that you have done to others and to the heart of God.
Pastor Glenn Harrison
Author:”Two Wheels for Heaven”
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THY WILL BE DONE LORD!! AMEN
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