Monday, September 20, 2021, 01:38 am

Talking to God in the form of a consistent prayer is crucial.  It is a great privilege, a fervent struggle, and a powerful encounter through the Holy Spirit who teaches and helps us in our weaknesses even in praying.

In His Word, God continually invites us to pray.

…by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6)

…Yet you do not have because you do not ask (James 4:2)

Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him. (Isaiah 30:18-19)

Welcome to Part 3. This is the last blog post in the ‘How to develop a strong prayer life’ series.

In our last two posts, we shared approaches that can help us strengthen our prayer life. (Read part 1 & 2 under the resources tab on our blog)

In this article, we’ll discuss a few more ways for helping us develop a strong prayer life.

Let’s get started.

 

#1 Balance your Prayer Life

Go beyond what is comfortable by stretching yourself to include all types of Bible based prayers.

We have discussed praise and thanksgiving in Part 2.

On top of that, we need to pray different types of prayer including supplications, petitions, prayer of confession, declarations and practice meditation of God’s verses and pray God’s will.

  • Intimacy: Concentrating on loving and devotion to God through worship, praise, reading and meditating on the Word and fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
  • Petition: Asking for God’s blessings in your personal life and ministry. Pray for your faith journey, life aspects and circumstances
  • Intercession: Asking for Gods intervention, power or justice for other people and places

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened (Luke 11:9-10)

You can find and select verses about prayers and God answering prayers to meditate on.

The Lord’s Prayer ((Matthew 6:5-15; Luke 11:1-13) presents a flow that can help balance your prayers.

It starts by acknowledging God’s power and might and praise. It also has declarations of the kingdom of God happening on earth (praying God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven), confession of sins, supplications, and more. 

#2 Add Fasting to Prayers

The bible tells us to fast. One of the reasons we should fast is to help us align ourselves to God which strengthens our prayers. 

Fasting helps us get a stronger sense of humility, faith and dependence on God and His will. It also brings a sense of seriousness, focus and clarity to our prayers.

A few examples of people who prayed and added fasting to their prayers and got results:

  • Nehemiah fasted and prayed before the God of heaven and received favor from the King (Nehemiah 1:4)
  • Daniel strengthened his prayer life in fasting (Daniel 9:3)
  • Ezra and the people he was leading fasted and petitioned God to overcome the obstacles they were having in their journey (Ezra 8:23)

Also, some answers to prayer will only come if we add fasting to it Jesus advised His disciples.

However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting (Matthew 17:21)

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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Monday, September 20, 2021, 01:38 am

Talking to God in the form of a consistent prayer is crucial.  It is a great privilege, a fervent struggle, and a powerful encounter through the Holy Spirit who teaches and helps us in our weaknesses even in praying.

In His Word, God continually invites us to pray.

…by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6)

…Yet you do not have because you do not ask (James 4:2)

Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him. (Isaiah 30:18-19)

Welcome to Part 3. This is the last blog post in the ‘How to develop a strong prayer life’ series.

In our last two posts, we shared approaches that can help us strengthen our prayer life. (Read part 1 & 2 under the resources tab on our blog)

In this article, we’ll discuss a few more ways for helping us develop a strong prayer life.

Let’s get started.

 

#1 Balance your Prayer Life

Go beyond what is comfortable by stretching yourself to include all types of Bible based prayers.

We have discussed praise and thanksgiving in Part 2.

On top of that, we need to pray different types of prayer including supplications, petitions, prayer of confession, declarations and practice meditation of God’s verses and pray God’s will.

  • Intimacy: Concentrating on loving and devotion to God through worship, praise, reading and meditating on the Word and fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
  • Petition: Asking for God’s blessings in your personal life and ministry. Pray for your faith journey, life aspects and circumstances
  • Intercession: Asking for Gods intervention, power or justice for other people and places

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened (Luke 11:9-10)

You can find and select verses about prayers and God answering prayers to meditate on.

The Lord’s Prayer ((Matthew 6:5-15; Luke 11:1-13) presents a flow that can help balance your prayers.

It starts by acknowledging God’s power and might and praise. It also has declarations of the kingdom of God happening on earth (praying God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven), confession of sins, supplications, and more. 

#2 Add Fasting to Prayers

The bible tells us to fast. One of the reasons we should fast is to help us align ourselves to God which strengthens our prayers. 

Fasting helps us get a stronger sense of humility, faith and dependence on God and His will. It also brings a sense of seriousness, focus and clarity to our prayers.

A few examples of people who prayed and added fasting to their prayers and got results:

  • Nehemiah fasted and prayed before the God of heaven and received favor from the King (Nehemiah 1:4)
  • Daniel strengthened his prayer life in fasting (Daniel 9:3)
  • Ezra and the people he was leading fasted and petitioned God to overcome the obstacles they were having in their journey (Ezra 8:23)

Also, some answers to prayer will only come if we add fasting to it Jesus advised His disciples.

However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting (Matthew 17:21)

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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Monday, September 20, 2021, 01:38 am

Talking to God in the form of a consistent prayer is crucial.  It is a great privilege, a fervent struggle, and a powerful encounter through the Holy Spirit who teaches and helps us in our weaknesses even in praying.

In His Word, God continually invites us to pray.

…by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6)

…Yet you do not have because you do not ask (James 4:2)

Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him. (Isaiah 30:18-19)

Welcome to Part 3. This is the last blog post in the ‘How to develop a strong prayer life’ series.

In our last two posts, we shared approaches that can help us strengthen our prayer life. (Read part 1 & 2 under the resources tab on our blog)

In this article, we’ll discuss a few more ways for helping us develop a strong prayer life.

Let’s get started.

 

#1 Balance your Prayer Life

Go beyond what is comfortable by stretching yourself to include all types of Bible based prayers.

We have discussed praise and thanksgiving in Part 2.

On top of that, we need to pray different types of prayer including supplications, petitions, prayer of confession, declarations and practice meditation of God’s verses and pray God’s will.

  • Intimacy: Concentrating on loving and devotion to God through worship, praise, reading and meditating on the Word and fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
  • Petition: Asking for God’s blessings in your personal life and ministry. Pray for your faith journey, life aspects and circumstances
  • Intercession: Asking for Gods intervention, power or justice for other people and places

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened (Luke 11:9-10)

You can find and select verses about prayers and God answering prayers to meditate on.

The Lord’s Prayer ((Matthew 6:5-15; Luke 11:1-13) presents a flow that can help balance your prayers.

It starts by acknowledging God’s power and might and praise. It also has declarations of the kingdom of God happening on earth (praying God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven), confession of sins, supplications, and more. 

#2 Add Fasting to Prayers

The bible tells us to fast. One of the reasons we should fast is to help us align ourselves to God which strengthens our prayers. 

Fasting helps us get a stronger sense of humility, faith and dependence on God and His will. It also brings a sense of seriousness, focus and clarity to our prayers.

A few examples of people who prayed and added fasting to their prayers and got results:

  • Nehemiah fasted and prayed before the God of heaven and received favor from the King (Nehemiah 1:4)
  • Daniel strengthened his prayer life in fasting (Daniel 9:3)
  • Ezra and the people he was leading fasted and petitioned God to overcome the obstacles they were having in their journey (Ezra 8:23)

Also, some answers to prayer will only come if we add fasting to it Jesus advised His disciples.

However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting (Matthew 17:21)

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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