How you can receive powerful answers to prayer
January 23, 2013
"And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened."
So often among Christians today, prayer is too general. Some ask, "Lord, bless us. Lord, bless the church. Lord, bless the missionaries. Lord, bless and save the lost. Amen." Now that's safe praying because you never know if God answers it.
When you pray that way, you miss out on the joy of seeing your prayers answered. I talk to Christians all the time who can't name one prayer that God has answered for them. And inevitably, it's because they aren't praying for specific things!
But when Jesus taught us to pray, he taught us to pray specifically. As we see in today's passage, we aren't to be timid when it comes to prayer, but to present our requests to God knowing that he is going to do something great. And when you begin to ask God to do specific things in your life, you'll see him work in amazing ways.
So the next time you pray, make a list with specific prayer points and pray boldly. Then, write the answer down when God gives it! Doing this will not only help you see a clearer picture of God's faithfulness, it will empower your prayer life as you continue to pray boldly!
PRAY BOLDLY FOR SPECIFIC REQUESTS AND WATCH GOD ANSWER IN POWERFUL WAYS!
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