There are tips in the bibe on how to pray and get results.
A few things to note first.
Prayer is an activity you learn.
Ya some of you might not agree with that concept.Just keep reading.
And I will show you from the bible that we actually need to learn how to pray.
Similarly, Paul will not say that we do.not know how to pray.
6 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
Subsequently,to pray and get results requires that we follow a pattern.
A guideline laid down by Jesus himself.
WHAT IS JESUS TEACHING ON HOW TO PRAY AND GET RESULTS
To pray and get results, you need to learn how to pray effectively.And the best way to learn this is from Jesus himself.
In luke 11 1-4 Jesus shows the disciples how to pray.
11 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place.
one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.
This is my number 1 tip.
Firstly,ask Jesus himself to teach you how to pray.That is however something that most of us rarely do before we jump into prayer.If you have not done that before,now is the time to start.
I want to believe that the disciples of Jesus probable did their individual prayers.But maybe did not know exactly how to pray and get resuls.
Similarly, you may be praying everyday.And are tired because you are not getting results.
Dont loss hope.
Be like the disciples.Ask God to teach you how to pray.
WHAT ARE JESUS GUIDELINES ON HOW TO PRAY AND GET RESULTS
Acording to luke 11 2-4
2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
3 Give us each day our daily bread.
4 Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
And lead us not into temptation.
The second tip is to ask God to teach you to hallow his name.what then does it mean to hallow Gods name?
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To hallow Gods name is to try not to dishonor God in your thoughs, words, and deeds.This tip has to do with having a lifestyle that does not dishonor the name of Jesus.
Secondly,praying for Gods kingdom to come.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PRAY FOR GODS KINGDOM TO COME?
One of the ways to pray and get results is to pray for Gods kingdom to Come.There are a lot of explanations for this phrase in the bible.
Sometimes it can be confusing.
However lets look at how Juses Describes what the kingdom of God is.Particularly from the point of view of all the kingdom parables.I believe that understanding what the kingdom of God is,will help you pray for the kingdom to come.
The parable of the kingdom of heaven has to do with human behavior.
The kingdom of God should be made up of people who reflect the true nature of God.People are suppose to understand what heaven is like,by our lifestyle,our attitude, and our cultural response.
Therefore,praying for the kingdom to come,is to pray for people to behave in a way that reflects heavenly behavior or life.
Have you ever done that in your prayer time?
If your answer is No, then start today.That is one of the ways to pray and get results.
TO PRAY AND GET RESULTS;ASK FOR DAILY NEEDS
There is a difference between needs and wants.Most times we tend to pray for wants ,not needs.
Jesus specifically stated that we should pray for daily needs.
Needs are things we require to stay alife.Wants however are extra things we desire by the side.God is very particular about daily provision.That is why he told the Isrealites to go out daily and pick the manner.
That was their daily food on their way to Canaan.Similarly,If you look at Matthew 6:25-34. Jesus specifically said we should not worry about tomorrow.
But on the other hand we should trust him for our daily provision.
When you ask God for daily needs ,you are simply telling God that you trust him completly to take care of you.
This is probable one of the most difficult tip to follow.
But If you want to pray and get results,then try it and see.
CHECK THE INTENSIONS BEHIND YOUR PRAYER REQUEST.
Did you know that God is more interested with the intensions behind what you ask him for.
Rather than for what you are actually asking.To get your prayers answered immediately,check your intentions.
If you want to pray and get results,remove selfish intentions behind your request.
Paul said in the book of James 4:3
3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
Before you come to God with a request,check your motive behind it.
For example, ask yourself how what you are asking for ,will glorify God.
If we are honest,70% of our request from God has selfish motives attached to it.The only way to change this is to ask the Holy Spirit to help you.
ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HELP YOU PRAY AND GET RESULTS.
This is probable the most important tip on how to pray and get results.
Paul said in the book of Romans 8:26-27.
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
The Spirit of God in you, knows the will of God for you.Prayers that get answers immediatly are prayers that are according to Gods will for you.
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I will advocate that you first invite the Holy Spirit to pray with you before you even begin your prayer.!
I have been doing this for some years now.
I discover that when I do this, I tend to pray for things that was not even in my mind in the first place.
HOW TO GET IMMEDIATE ANSWERS TO PRAYER
It is possible to get immediate answers to prayer.The secret is in praying according to Gods will for your life.
John 15:7 states
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
That means that you need to know Gods words,ways,purpose and plan.
When you do that,you will be able to pray according to His purpose and plan for you.
And that is how you pray and get results.
The greatest challenge of most christians is ability to know what Gods purpose for them is.That can be solved by listentening to the Holy Spirit already within you .
Practically,it means that you listen more in prayer and talk less.
If you can just practice all you have read in this post ,you will get immediate answers to your prayers.
God answers prayers.
Sometimes it can be immediate.Other times it could delay a little bit.
However with the help of the Holy Spirit, and following Jesus instructions,you can pray and get results.
How is your prayer life?
Are you having challenges getting answers from God?Or have you even stopped praying because you are tired?
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