Establishing an Effective Prayer Life

We have studied for Steps in establishing an effective Prayer Life. Step one prepare your heart, two Set a time to pray, three plan your prayer time, four stir up your faith, and today we will study step five how to believe to receive.

5. Believe to Receive!

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us- whatever we ask- we know that we have what we asked of Him.”
(1 John 5:14-15)

This verse bears repeating. The secret to effective prayer is determining God’s will according to the Word of God, claiming His promises, and holding on to the hope in Him.

That’s why praying Scriptures over your needs and desires is so important. We know He hears us because we pray according to His will, therefore we know we have that which we asked of Him. We can bank on that- God has given us His Word.

A pastor once instructed his congregation not to come forward to be prayed for, but to come forward to receive. What a difference!

It has been said that, at a various times, God offers three answers to prayer: yes, no, and wait. What about the wait? This is the time we must stand on our faith in God’s Word. Jesus told His disciple, Thomas,” because you have seen Me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen yet have believed.”
(John 20:29)

Communicating with God does not mean that you do all the talking. You need to listen to the voice of God and pay attention to what He is telling you. You need to expect results, because He is the God who cannot fail. Our God can make a way where there seems to be no way.

“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.” (Psalms 31:24)

God can heal your marriage no matter how bad it is. He ordained marriage and desires that we be successful in it.

God can break the yoke of drug addiction in you or in your children.

God can supernaturally transform your finances. He can bless you beyond what you can contain.

God wants to make you the head and not the tail. He can increase your territory and plant you by rivers of living waters. You can obtain all that you need, regardless of what it is, simply by praying.

When situations arise that you cannot bear, especially when the devil is tormenting you in one way or another, you need to attack the devil with prayer. You need to stand up, put on the whole armor of God and ATTACK! Drive the evil one out of your life!

Is your child tormented? Are you fighting a deadly disease? You need to attack with prayer!

Are you struggling in your marriage? Is your business failing? Be strong and attack in prayer!

When Joshua prayed, the sun was arrested in its course by the hand of God and Joshua crushed the enemies of Israel! (Joshua 10)

When one hundred twenty people were in the Upper Room praying, cloven tongues of fire sat upon each of them and they spoke in other tongues! (Acts2)

Pray and believe to receive!

Rev. P. Benjamin Jr. 4/13/14

Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah C.B. Helping Hands Ministries Founder/Overseer / Business owner / Nurse, Friend, Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah, a small town country girl with a big heart. That big heart didn’t go unnoticed by God. At age 8; Apostle Shelia made the most important decision of her life. She decided to follow Christ. It wasn’t long before she heard the calling of God upon her life to reach the lost at any cost. To touch lives, one person at a time. By age 15 she was actively ministering to many in her community. From the young to the elderly, and even the dying; she has made it a priority to care for the souls of those in need. Today Apostle Shelia leads the C.B. Helping Hands Ministries team on a greater call. A call to reach the lost not just in our community but also around the world. C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and Apostle Shelia have become the vessel that God is using to bridge the gap between generations and touch the hearts of a lost, and dying world. Daily she ministers to the homeless, battered women, suicidal people and at risk youth among others. As a John Maxwell certified coach, and speaker she travels the world adding value to others. She is dedicated to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and helping others see their true potential. With a never quit attitude and unwavering faith, she has been able to build C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and testify of God’s provisions and unfailing love. Making sure to always give God the honor and praise. She motivates young adults like none other. She has become a renown inspirational speaker like none other. She is real, she is alive, she is on fire and excited about transforming, and adding value to others.. She is new, real, and a breath of fresh air. Called, and anointed for such a time as this.
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