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Prayers that Please God

Manmin News   No. 649
July 07, 2019

One of the most important things in faith is prayer. We can communicate with God, and receive our heart's desires and wisdom from above to lead a victorious life through prayers. Let us learn about how to pray well.

Pray with All Your Heart

For our prayers to please God, we have to pray with all our heart. We have to pray with all our mind, strength, and power. Those who pray with all their heart do not babble, and they pray with upright attitude.
Jesus showed the best example of prayer. He prayed on His knees wrestling with all His strength in prayer (Luke 22:39-44). When Elijah tried to receive the answer or rain, he prayed earnestly as recorded in 1 Kings 18:42 saying, "쫆nd he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees."
Many people disobey God or even complain when things don't go as they'd like. They doubt God like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. James 1:6-8 tell us, "For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways."

Cry Out with a Loud Voice

Jer. 33:3 says, "Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know." To cry out before God is to raise our voice with an earnest voice.
When we cry out in prayer, we won't be affected by idle thoughts or drowsiness, so we can pray with all our heart. Just as we get harvest through our toil (Gen. 3:19), we can receive answers from God when we toil and cry out in prayer.
Our prayers must penetrate the camps of the devil in the air so that they can reach God's throne. Only then will we be filled with the Spirit and our problems will go away. Angels take up the aroma of our prayers, and angels can take only the prayers that are spoken out loud (Rev. 8:3) so they can reach God only when we cry out.
However, crying out is not screaming, it is in earnestness. We should also cry out at appropriate moments and places.

Pray with a Clear Goal

We can have the momentum when we have a clear goal. On the contrary, if our goal is not clear, we can't have a direction. Just a little obstacle will let us have doubt about the work we're doing, and we might even give it up.
So, we must have a clear goal when we pray to God as well. We can pray with patience and earnestness when we know clearly what we want. Also, we can ask God confidently when we keep His commandments. He knows our needs and fills them considering our heart that has nothing to be condemned (1 John 3:21-22).
Prayer must not be just a habit or formality. We can receive answers quickly and change our heart when we pray with very clear goals.

Pray with Faith and Love

Our effort is important in gaining faith, but spiritual faith is given only by God. And we can receive answers to prayers only when we have spiritual faith, which is accompanied by actions.
God answers according to each one's faith. He answers us when we pray with faith without being shaken in any situation. When we store up our prayers, we can receive power from above to struggle against sins and obey the truth. Then, we can have the faith to please God (Heb. 11:6).
If we believe that our prayers will be answered, we won't feel tired or difficult about praying.
If we have love for the dying souls, we can pray with a desperate heart, because we will consider their problems as our own.
We can receive our hearts' desires and answers to prayers quickly when we pray with love and faith.




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