Saturday, September 11, 2021, 08:44 am

Prayer is powerful. It’s one of the strongest weapons for believers.

The Word of God encourages us to devote ourselves to prayer. It also narrates a lot of instances and parables where people prayed, and things shifted and changed.

Just to name a few:

  • Hannah prayed for the blessing of a child. God remembered and blessed her with children
  • Daniel prayed 3 times a day and fasted for 21 days, and God answered
  • The early church met and prayed to God earnestly for Peter when he was imprisoned, and God sent an angel to rescue him
  • King Jehoshaphat prayed to ask for God’s help when his enemies set to attack him, and God gave him victory
  • Elijah prayed that it should not rain for 3 and a half years. Then prayed again, and rain came.
  • David prayed heartfelt forgiveness prayers in Psalms 51.

We could go on and on. The is no instance where prayer was done fervently without producing an answer.

God promises that He will hear and answer when we pray.

In 1 John 5:14-15 the Bible says that, “we have confidence towards God, that if we ask anything according to His will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”

Having understood this, it’s important to cultivate and develop a strong prayer life.

In our last post, we shared 5 ways we can strengthen our prayer life. (Read part 1 under the resources tab on our blog)

In this article, we’ll continue to discuss a more ways we can use to strengthen our prayer life.

 Let's begin. 

#1 Have Faith in God

We can’t pray strong prayers without faith. We really can’t pray to God without believing In Him. Doing so defeats the very purpose of prayer.

Hebrews 11:6 says that without faith it is impossible to please God. We must believe and know he will reward us if we seek Him, even in prayer.

Whatever we ask God from God, we must believe it shall be so, if prayed according to His Word.

Determine to pray in genuine faith and expectancy. You should not have doubt because it shows you do not trust God is able. Trust God to keep His Word. You should believe before the answer comes.

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer (Matthew 21:22)

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe you have received it, and it will be yours (Mark 11:12)

We build faith through reading the Word of God. The more we read the Bible, the more our faith in God builds up, which then strengthens our belief in Him.

#2 Give Thanks, Praise and Worship

Throughout the Bible, the Holy Spirit encourages us to be grateful in everything. A thankful heart is a sacrifice of praise.

Always start your prayers with praise, thanks, and worship.

Praise demonstrates that we understand our position of submission to and thankfulness to God and should always be part of our prayers.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name (Psalms 100:4)

Praise and worship and thanksgiving are vital parts of strong prayers.

The Bible records Paul and Silas were praying and singing praises to God in prison when suddenly a strong earthquake shook the foundations of the prison. The doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose (Acts 16:25-26)

In 2 Chronicles 20:21, king a Jehoshaphat appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the LORD and praising him for his holy splendor. The moment they began their shouts and praises, the LORD set ambushes against their enemies, and they were defeated.

Thank and praise God for His blessings and goodness before presenting your requests to Him. Thank Him for blessings that are yet to manifest in your life in prayer.

To learn more about prayer, talk to us at Westside Bible Chapel. You can reach us through the contact form on our website or message us through our Facebook page. 


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Saturday, September 11, 2021, 08:44 am

Prayer is powerful. It’s one of the strongest weapons for believers.

The Word of God encourages us to devote ourselves to prayer. It also narrates a lot of instances and parables where people prayed, and things shifted and changed.

Just to name a few:

  • Hannah prayed for the blessing of a child. God remembered and blessed her with children
  • Daniel prayed 3 times a day and fasted for 21 days, and God answered
  • The early church met and prayed to God earnestly for Peter when he was imprisoned, and God sent an angel to rescue him
  • King Jehoshaphat prayed to ask for God’s help when his enemies set to attack him, and God gave him victory
  • Elijah prayed that it should not rain for 3 and a half years. Then prayed again, and rain came.
  • David prayed heartfelt forgiveness prayers in Psalms 51.

We could go on and on. The is no instance where prayer was done fervently without producing an answer.

God promises that He will hear and answer when we pray.

In 1 John 5:14-15 the Bible says that, “we have confidence towards God, that if we ask anything according to His will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”

Having understood this, it’s important to cultivate and develop a strong prayer life.

In our last post, we shared 5 ways we can strengthen our prayer life. (Read part 1 under the resources tab on our blog)

In this article, we’ll continue to discuss a more ways we can use to strengthen our prayer life.

 Let's begin. 

#1 Have Faith in God

We can’t pray strong prayers without faith. We really can’t pray to God without believing In Him. Doing so defeats the very purpose of prayer.

Hebrews 11:6 says that without faith it is impossible to please God. We must believe and know he will reward us if we seek Him, even in prayer.

Whatever we ask God from God, we must believe it shall be so, if prayed according to His Word.

Determine to pray in genuine faith and expectancy. You should not have doubt because it shows you do not trust God is able. Trust God to keep His Word. You should believe before the answer comes.

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer (Matthew 21:22)

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe you have received it, and it will be yours (Mark 11:12)

We build faith through reading the Word of God. The more we read the Bible, the more our faith in God builds up, which then strengthens our belief in Him.

#2 Give Thanks, Praise and Worship

Throughout the Bible, the Holy Spirit encourages us to be grateful in everything. A thankful heart is a sacrifice of praise.

Always start your prayers with praise, thanks, and worship.

Praise demonstrates that we understand our position of submission to and thankfulness to God and should always be part of our prayers.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name (Psalms 100:4)

Praise and worship and thanksgiving are vital parts of strong prayers.

The Bible records Paul and Silas were praying and singing praises to God in prison when suddenly a strong earthquake shook the foundations of the prison. The doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose (Acts 16:25-26)

In 2 Chronicles 20:21, king a Jehoshaphat appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the LORD and praising him for his holy splendor. The moment they began their shouts and praises, the LORD set ambushes against their enemies, and they were defeated.

Thank and praise God for His blessings and goodness before presenting your requests to Him. Thank Him for blessings that are yet to manifest in your life in prayer.

To learn more about prayer, talk to us at Westside Bible Chapel. You can reach us through the contact form on our website or message us through our Facebook page. 


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Saturday, September 11, 2021, 08:44 am

Prayer is powerful. It’s one of the strongest weapons for believers.

The Word of God encourages us to devote ourselves to prayer. It also narrates a lot of instances and parables where people prayed, and things shifted and changed.

Just to name a few:

  • Hannah prayed for the blessing of a child. God remembered and blessed her with children
  • Daniel prayed 3 times a day and fasted for 21 days, and God answered
  • The early church met and prayed to God earnestly for Peter when he was imprisoned, and God sent an angel to rescue him
  • King Jehoshaphat prayed to ask for God’s help when his enemies set to attack him, and God gave him victory
  • Elijah prayed that it should not rain for 3 and a half years. Then prayed again, and rain came.
  • David prayed heartfelt forgiveness prayers in Psalms 51.

We could go on and on. The is no instance where prayer was done fervently without producing an answer.

God promises that He will hear and answer when we pray.

In 1 John 5:14-15 the Bible says that, “we have confidence towards God, that if we ask anything according to His will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”

Having understood this, it’s important to cultivate and develop a strong prayer life.

In our last post, we shared 5 ways we can strengthen our prayer life. (Read part 1 under the resources tab on our blog)

In this article, we’ll continue to discuss a more ways we can use to strengthen our prayer life.

 Let's begin. 

#1 Have Faith in God

We can’t pray strong prayers without faith. We really can’t pray to God without believing In Him. Doing so defeats the very purpose of prayer.

Hebrews 11:6 says that without faith it is impossible to please God. We must believe and know he will reward us if we seek Him, even in prayer.

Whatever we ask God from God, we must believe it shall be so, if prayed according to His Word.

Determine to pray in genuine faith and expectancy. You should not have doubt because it shows you do not trust God is able. Trust God to keep His Word. You should believe before the answer comes.

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer (Matthew 21:22)

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe you have received it, and it will be yours (Mark 11:12)

We build faith through reading the Word of God. The more we read the Bible, the more our faith in God builds up, which then strengthens our belief in Him.

#2 Give Thanks, Praise and Worship

Throughout the Bible, the Holy Spirit encourages us to be grateful in everything. A thankful heart is a sacrifice of praise.

Always start your prayers with praise, thanks, and worship.

Praise demonstrates that we understand our position of submission to and thankfulness to God and should always be part of our prayers.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name (Psalms 100:4)

Praise and worship and thanksgiving are vital parts of strong prayers.

The Bible records Paul and Silas were praying and singing praises to God in prison when suddenly a strong earthquake shook the foundations of the prison. The doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose (Acts 16:25-26)

In 2 Chronicles 20:21, king a Jehoshaphat appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the LORD and praising him for his holy splendor. The moment they began their shouts and praises, the LORD set ambushes against their enemies, and they were defeated.

Thank and praise God for His blessings and goodness before presenting your requests to Him. Thank Him for blessings that are yet to manifest in your life in prayer.

To learn more about prayer, talk to us at Westside Bible Chapel. You can reach us through the contact form on our website or message us through our Facebook page. 


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