Prayer 2021 - May 15 - The Prayer of Petition pt 6
Scripture For Today:
2 Chronicles 7:15
“Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.”
The Prayer of Petition pt 6
We have been studying about the Prayer of Petition and how you need to get into the Word of God and do a study about scripture references to your specific situation. Yesterday, we left off with the absolute necessity that you need to make a decision.
I shared the only time you should pray “if it by they will” in a prayer, is when you are seeking direction. You have a choice to make. You need to make a decision. You have evaluated your options and now it is either choice A or choice B. Perhaps a choice C as well.
In the natural, you may have an inclination to choose the option that may benefit you the most. BUT – is that God’s Will for you in the concept of His Plan for your life? That is where you need to present your prayer and THEN ASK, “If it be thy Will.”
For example, let’s say you are considering whether or not to get married. You may want to ask for God’s direction in a manner of “Lord, is this the person you have planned for me?” Or for a career decision, “Lord, is the path you want me to take?”
But the important part is – if you have arrived at the place where a DECISION NEEDS TO BE MADE – there is a good chance, you have been provided ALL of the information you need to MAKE A DECISION.
DO YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE?
In each and every instance, in all of the examples we have discussed today, you KNOW God’s Word and what the Word says IS GOD’s WILL.
So if you KNOW THE WORD – you KNOW HIS WILL.
IF YOU KNOW HIS WILL – You know what you must do.
If you know what you must do – and it is based upon His will – you KNOW THE OUTCOME IS WHAT YOU WANT!
If you know the outcome has already been planned according to His will – this is where you come to the place of knowing, “you will receive your petitions from your Father in Heaven!”
It is so important for believers to understand the POWER OF PRAYER.
PRAYER WILL CHANGE THINGS!
Notice I said THINGS. Prayer WILL NOT CHANGE PEOPLE! Do not get that confused.
PRAYER CHANGES THINGS. NOT PEOPLE. ONLY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST has the ability to change people, and that is from the inside out! AMEN!
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