1 John 5:14
And this is the
boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask
anything according to his will, he heareth us.
The Christian's most powerful resource is communion with
God through prayer. The results are often greater than
we thought were possible. Some people see prayer as a
last resort to be tried when all else fails. Prayer
should come first. Because God's power is infinitely
greater than ours.
The following seven
prayer principles will help you in your prayer life.
Praying according to God's will.
And this is the boldness which we have toward him, that,
if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us.
1 John 5:14
We can have confidence that God hears
our prayer if we ask according to His will. God has
revealed His will in His Word. His will for us includes
all the great things of life. As we grow in our
relationship with Him through studying and applying His
Word, the more our prayers will be in line with Christ's
desires and purposes and the more effective our prayers
Praying with all our heart.
"And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search
for Me with all your heart" (Jer. 29:13)
Waiting on the Lord.
I waited patiently for
the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry
Praying in faith.
All things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
believing, ye shall receive (Matt. 21:22).
have confidence that God hears our prayers if we know
that He hears. We must have confidence in God, believe
that He loves us and will do what He promises for us.
This is the declaration of Scripture time and again.
Setting our love on God.
"Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I
deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath
known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer
him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him,
and honor him" (Psalm 91:14, 15).
"And whatsoever we ask,
we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and
do those things that are pleasing in His sight" (1 John
Abiding in Christ.
ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask
what ye will, and it shall be done unto you" (John
Receiving answers to our prayers is in direct
relation to remaining personally connected to Christ and
his Word. It is impossible to have a spiritually
productive prayer life apart from knowing, believing and
living by Christ's teachings.