Nuclear Prayer: Discovering A World Changing Prayer Life
(~ 5 min read) Good morning. At the core of prayer lies the desire to realize God's will on Earth, mirroring its manifestation in Heaven. Jesus personified this intent through a prayer-centric life, driven by a desire to fulfill his Father's intentions and earn His approval.
However, a common experience many of us share, consistently or during certain 'seasons of life,' is the perplexing silence that follows our prayers. What is the reason? It's primarily due to the focus of our prayers on fulfilling our desires rather than aiming to accomplish God's plan.
A deeper understanding of God's Word, which comes from studying our Bible daily (2 Timothy 2:15), strengthens our ability to shape our circumstances and the broader world. Our spiritual and personal growth remains tethered to our comprehension level of God's Word.
Psalm 138:2 ESV proclaims, "I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word." This Bible verse emphasizes that nothing surpasses God's Word in importance.
Today's thought: "Our prayers must seek to accomplish God's will as revealed to us by the Holy Spirit through God's word."
Closing: Four ways to have more prayers answered.
1.) Seek God's will for our lives: To know God's will, we first must know Him. Dedicate time for prayer to worship, not ask for things, and study your Bible daily.
2.) Abide with God: John 15:7 tells us to abide with the Lord and allow His words to abide in us, which means we must give all areas of our lives to God and trust in Him.
3.) Do God's Will: James 1:22 calls us to be doers of the word, not hearers only. It's not enough to sit through a weekend church service only to do what we want the rest of the week.
4.) Speak according to God's will: Jesus never waivered when he prayed, and the Bible records the results. We must stand on the promises of God found in his word.
Prayer is a powerful gift to those that use it as God intended. Devote yourself to improving your prayer life and watch things change in your life and the lives of those in your prayers.