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Communication in a relationship is vital for the relationship to grow and mature. This principle is true in your relationship with God. Prayer is a personal intimate way for you to connect with, talk with, and listen to our Heavenly Father. There’s no telling what God can do when God’s people begin to Pray.” (from “When God’s People Pray by Jim Cymbala”   I Chronicles 7:14 “Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” “I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!” Psalm 91:2   God’s Word is full of His promises. Psalm 138 vs 2 says “I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.”   As you pray, ask the Holy Spirit to pour Himself into your life, to manifest Himself in new, fresh, and more powerful ways. Thank God for His faithfulness in hearing the prayers of His obedient people and for fulfilling the promises found in His Word. Then begin praying back those promises to our God who delights in answering the prayers of His people.   Prayer Website Banner

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How to Pray Effectively
By Rick Warren — February 12, 2019
 

Please remember what you told your servant Moses: ‘If you are unfaithful to me, I will scatter you among the nations. But if you return to me and obey my commands and live by them . . . I will bring you back to the place I have chosen for my name to be honored’” (Nehemiah 1:8-9 NLT). Here are four secrets to answered prayer based on the life of Nehemiah:

  1. Base your request on God’s character. Pray like you know God will answer you: “I’m expecting you to answer this prayer because of who you are. You are a faithful God. You are a great God. You are a loving God. You are a wonderful God. You can handle this problem, God!”
  2. Confess the sins of which you’re aware. After Nehemiah bases his prayer on who God is, he confesses his sins. He says, “I confess that we have sinned against you. Yes, even my own family and I have sinned! We have sinned terribly by not obeying the commands, decrees, and regulations that you gave us” (Nehemiah 1:6-7 NLT). It wasn’t Nehemiah’s fault that Israel went into captivity. He wasn’t even born when it happened; he was most likely born in captivity. Yet he’s including himself in the national sins. He says, “I’ve been a part of the problem.”
  3. Claim the promises of God. Nehemiah prays to the Lord, saying, “Please remember what you told your servant Moses” (Nehemiah 1:8 NLT). Can you imagine telling God to “remember” something? Nehemiah reminds God of a promise he made to the nation of Israel. In effect, he prays, “God, you warned through Moses that if we were unfaithful, we would lose the land of Israel. But you also promised that if we’d repent, you’d give it back to us.”

Does God have to be reminded? No. Does he forget what he’s promised? No. Then why do we do this? Because it helps us remember what God has promised.

  1. Be specific in what you ask for. If you want specific answers
    to prayer, make specific requests. If your prayers consist of general requests, how will you know if they’re answered?

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  • Think of a prayer request you’ve recently made to God that     hasn’t been answered yet. What motivates you to keep praying about it?
  • Pray again for that request, and follow the steps above. How does your prayer change?
  • What promises of God do you need to claim?