If a believer has any hope of a successful life they must know how to pray and then pray. Prayer moves the hand of God but we must pray according to God‘s will. Prayer is so important, God had the prayers we are to say recorded in His Holy Bible. Most of the prose I hear people pray does not come from the Bible, it‘s their description of the problem at hand.
Mathew 6:7 When you pray, do not think you will be heard for much speaking.
The church has been conditioned to accept long, lofty prayers with little regard for what is actually spoken. There was a man in the Bible who spoke just one or two words when He prayed, and He got every prayer answered, His Name is Jesus. Long windy prayers will always offer a bunch of unneeded information. The Father knows what we need before we ask so we don’t need to read off our list. The Father wants to hear if we believe what He said in His Word, because what He said is our prayer. I have watched Kenneth Copeland, Jerry Savelle and Jesse Duplantis pray for hundreds of people. There was not time or place for long drawn out prayers.
1 John 5:14-15 If we pray anything according to His will He hears us. If we know He hears us then we have the petition we desire of Him.
Our faith is not in how we pray, it’s in believing that He will confirm His Word with signs following. Every prayer must be according to His will, if you don’t know His will pray in the Spirit until you know it. One Sunday after church I visited an old friend in a nursing home, he was recovering from a stroke. His wife and family were there as well, I asked them what we are praying for. They all agreed that he would be healed if it was God’s will. Their prayers would be of no effect because they don’t know God’s will. It is not a sin to be ignorant of God’s will. Our ignorance is a hindrance to answered prayer, before I was illuminated I would have said the “rosary”.
Ephesians 6:17-18 Take the sword of the spirit which is the Word of God praying with all prayers.
God’s Word is His will and it doesn’t require a handbook to pray His will. The whole purpose for praying is to invite God to confirm things into His will.
Prayer: the official communication that establishes God‘s will for our life.
Prayer is serious business and it must be highly regarded by all believers, if we don’t pray we put ourselves at the mercy of the world. Now the prayer of intercession will require all different aspects of prayer because intercession must be prayed until every sinner comes to repentance. The Lord will have us target a specific need, but the sinner needs to come to the faith. It is God’s will that all men be saved and it all begins with intercession. We take a Scripture the Holy Spirit gives us and we declare it, and then we pray in the spirit because we don’t know how to pray as we ought. Praying in tongues builds us up, when we intercede for someone else, we build them up. When I was a sinner people were interceding for me, my resolve to get saved became more and more real. I would not be here today but God’s people made intercession for me according to God’s will.