Pray effective prayers

Prayer is a universally accepted factor. As one ad tagline states, “Everyone has a reason to pray!”

The Bible makes it clear that God answers prayers. Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you…” (Matthew 7:7 NKJV). We can ask God for anything that we need. He is not troubled by small or big requests.

Many usually pray when needs arise. But sometimes they feel like they are not able to fully believe God for answering their prayers, especially when answers don’t seem to come immediately.

One major reason for this problem is that many do not know what God’s will is concerning their prayer requests. Though their prayers are sincere, they could not pray in faith because they don’t know God’s Word for their needs.

Understanding God’s will from the Scriptures concerning your needs is a very important aspect of prayer. If you don’t know, you will waver. But if you do know, you will stand strong and receive answers to your prayer.

In 1 Chronicles 17:23-25, we find King David praying to bless his household. Once he learned from God that his son would build a temple for God and would reign in Israel, David prayed with courage and confidence. He says, “For You, O my God, have told Your servant that You will build for him a house (a blessed posterity); therefore Your servant has found courage and confidence to pray before You” (1 Chronicles 17:25 AMP).

Like David, don’t you wish to pray in faith? Don’t you wish to pray confident and bold prayers? Start spending time in the Scriptures. Search God’s Word to know what it says concerning your situations and needs. Once you find one or two Scriptures, meditate on that. You will find your faith arising and you will pray faith-filled prayers that fetch you supernatural answers!

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: 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 what we asked of him” (1 John 5:14,15 NIV).

– – – written by Joe Abraham & Ancy Joe