Do you want to see your prayers answered?
Whether you are praying for your child to return to the Lord, or for your child to be healed, or for a new job or a new house or a better relationship with your kids or a better marriage… I think that I know the answer to that question. Of course you want what you are praying for to actually happen. We all do.
So what stands in the way between us and the answers we ask for in prayer?
I would suggest that there are one of two reasons why our prayers aren’t be answered:
If we aren’t praying for the right thing, well, we need to get on board with what God wants in our situation. Not what we want. We need to pray His will, not ours. But if we aren’t praying the right way, then we need to learn how to pray. We need to understand our authority as Christ’s followers here on earth.
In the latest episode of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I discuss where we as Believers naturally excel in prayer, and I uncover the place where we all need to grow. And that place we need to grow can make all the difference. If you want your prayer life to go to the next level, if you want to learn how to pray with authority and receive answers, then be sure to listen. And in the next episode, I will show you how to use that authority to battle for your kids in prayer.
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James 1:5: “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”
Phil. 4:6-7: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
Matthew 16:19: “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Matthew 18:18: “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Luke 10:19: “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”
Mark 11:23: “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.”
John 14:12: “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
2 Chronicles 16:9: “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.”
Matthew 13:58: “And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.”
Intercessory Prayer: How God Can Use Your Prayers to Move Heaven and Earth by Dutch Sheets, pg. 23 & 29.
Confronting the Powers by C. Peter Wagner, pg. 242.
The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson
Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright — turned stay-at-home-mother—turned author, speaker and blogger. She is dedicated to helping other women see their worth in a season when they often feel less-than.
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