TOPIC: PRAYING FOR RESULTS
Scripture: 1 John 5: 14. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: –
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Previously, we established that one of the key of obtaining victory is prayer! However, not all prayers produce results.
For a few years I have been a Christian, I have observed keenly that not every prayer made recives answers!
I begin to find out what could make God attend to some prayers and left some unattended to? I have even ask does it mean God doesn’t want to answer some prayers? Of no! Some of my finding is what I will be sharing with us in a couple of days to come.
Beloved, the reason why most prayers are not producing desire results is simply because of not praying according to the will of God!
What then is the will of God?
The will of God is in the categories;:
A. The reveals will
B. The wtiiten will
Our anchor scripture says if we pray in accordance to God’s will, we are sure God heard us;
1 John 5: 14. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
The will of God is the word of God! The word of God is what define the boundaries of God’s commitment to us. It spelt out God’s promises, principles and prophecies! We must therefore ensure every prayer is within the confined of the word of God.
The will of God is also a compilation of volumes of 66books that has been canonized and accepted as scriptures. To pray according to the scripture is to pray according to the will of God. It is only in scripture that reveals the will and the love of the father to mankind.
Our confidence therefore is not in eloquency of speech but in praying according to the will of God! This is the only assurance that God will hear us, this is the only assurance that our prayers will receive heaven’s attention. For the Bible said:
1 John 5: 15. And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
If the scriptures contain principles, promises and prophecies. We shall examine few of this principles.
The following are some of the scriptural principles of getting answers to prayer;
1. Our prayer must be directed to God the Father. When Jesus was teaching us to pray, He began by saying:
Matthew 6: 9. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
This implies that every prayer must be directed to God the Father! Does that mean we cannot worship the son? Yes we can! When we express how much we love Him, we are worshipping Him!
We can as well direct our love affair to the Holy Spirit telling Him how much we love Him. But when it comes to prayer, intercession, supplication it must be to the father not to the son or the Holy Spirit;
John 16: 23. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
Although there are times when we take advantage of praying in tongues. The Holy Spirit still maintain the same protocol by directing all prayers to God the Father. For the Bible said:
Romans 8: 27. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Beloved, whom have you been directing your prayers to? If God is your father, then it is time to re-examine our prayers patterns and make necessary adjustments. Don’t continue in ignorance and expect results. Let all prayers be directed to God.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real! Men that will be internally banished to hell are those that reject Jesus here on earth. Give your heart to Jesus today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord I receive the grace to pray according to the scripture in the name of Jesus.
– You are delivered from wrong way of praying in the name of Jesus.
– The angel that is in charge of blessing distribution is coming your way this season in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you real good.