Sunday, February 17, 2019

Getting Down to Business in Prayer

"If you ask anything in My name, I will do it." John 14:14

The purpose of prayer is to get results.

Every word that Jesus spoke was on purpose. He did not talk to fill in dead space. So, when He said that He will do what you ask in prayer in His name, He meant business.

Prayer is the way we communicate with God. Prayer is not preaching. Prayer is not reciting the liturgy. Prayer is not fellowship with other believers. Prayer is operating in a living faith communicating with a living God. And when you ask God in prayer, believing, you shall receive (Matthew 21:22).

Here's what to do if you are praying without getting results:

  • Look at Jesus' example of prayer.
  • Compare your prayer life to His.
  • Answer this question: Is God's word true? Yes.
  • Are the days of miracles over? No.
  • Has God filed bankruptcy? No.
  • Is there a recession in heaven? No.
  • Does God need anyone's permission to grant your desire? No.

However, there is something wrong, somewhere. If it isn't God, the only one left is you. God will show you what you're doing wrong if you ask Him. Then, when He reveals it to you, make the adjustment and begin praying according to His way. You can count on God. He is ready to give it to you according to His word. When done right, our prayers cannot fail.

John 3:16 Wow!