Powerful daily prayers allow us to maintain deep communication with God. Because of a personal relationship with Jesus, God reveals His good plans for our lives and allows us to have intimate fellowship with Him!
Do you want to grow closer to God and know His will for your life? Do you want to bring blessing on and protection over your loved ones?
It all starts with a learning more about praying powerful prayers. Here's how to develop a powerful prayer life that brings healing, hope and blessing.
P.S. Regular Bible study is a big part of a powerful prayer life since God often brings Bible verses to our minds during prayer.
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What Is Prayer, and Why Are Powerful Daily Prayers So Important?
The Bible is clear that we–mere mortals!–have the power to shape destinies and move mountains on behalf of our loved ones (James 5:16) through humble, heartfelt connection with God through prayer.
The Bible says that the prayer of a righteous man (or woman) does much. (James 5:16?)
But what is prayer?
- Prayer is simply communication–a conversation–between us and God.
- Prayer is accessible to any one at any time;
- Prayer allows us to connect deeply with God about any subject;
- Prayer is how God tells us to let go of our fears and pent up emotions;
- Prayer allows us to fight for the truth and to claim it for a specific situation;
- Prayer gives us fresh perspective, especially during a difficult life circumstance
- Prayer gives us the opportunity to support our friends and family behind the scenes as we lift every corner of their lives up to His guidance;
- Prayer teaches us to wait expectantly, knowing that He will answer (yes, no or wait) and that it will be for our best;
- Prayer helps us to be content with His best answer (based on His omnipotence) instead of demanding our own (based on our shortsightedness);
- Prayer changes not only the person we're praying for, but prayer changes us–regardless of what the answer to the prayer is.
Through prayer we can:
- bring healing
- protect our friends and family members, and
- change the world!
Next to salvation itself, prayer is one of the best gifts God gave his children!
Why A Powerful Prayer Life Is a Problem for So Many Christians
But here's the problem: Prayer is a gift that so many of us never ever open. Why?
- We're scared of prayer because we don't quite understand how to have a powerful prayer life.
- We're confused about what prayer is and prayer feels mysterious and strange.
- We've tried praying before but became quickly frustrated when our “way” wasn't happening.
- Or, we believe in the power of prayer, but we find ourselves too busy make prayer a priority.
However, as moms and women of God in a world quickly going down the tubes, we no longer have the luxury of not fighting for ourselves, our families and our nation through prayer.
The enemy is actively attacking our kids especially and we simply must be praying. Regularly.
Why Is Bible Study an Important Part of Powerful Daily Prayers?
The main way God speaks to us is through his love letter, the Bible.
We can know God's perspective on a given situation because of what is written in the Bible.
That's why the #1 way to have powerful daily prayers is to regularly read, understand and apply Bible verses to our lives.
Bible study gives us a glimpse into God's perspective on a situation, which allows us to guide our prayers toward His will. This is so important!
If Bible study feels overwhelming and scary, let me teach you a simple Bible study method called the Spiritual Growth Rhythm that takes under 10 minutes a day and will really bring you closer to God! The Spiritual Growth Rhythm also includes a specific step to release worry and anxiety through prayer.
This amazing free Bible study gives you everything you need to understand and apply Bible verses to your life (and to your prayers!).
If you're serious about learning how to pray powerful daily prayers, this course is a great start! Knowing how to read and understand scripture will allow you to pray personal, powerful prayers that are in line with God's plan for your life.
2 Other Essential Parts of Powerful Daily Prayers
First, powerful prayers are founded on a personal relationship with Christ.
God says that we're all separated from Him without Christ's redemption (Romans 3:23).
So if we want to access the power of prayer, we first need to be in right standing with God (which we can never do enough to earn and only comes through God's grace-filled gift of salvation through Jesus) (Ephesians 2:5-8).
If we're not in a committed relationship with Jesus and praying with God's will in mind for the situation, then our words are empty and powerless.
But the good news is that God wants to have a relationship with you! He wants to show you how to communicate with Him every day through His word and through prayer, and He bring purpose, meaning and hope into your life.
Second, we must believe that our prayers are important and that they will accomplish God's plan.
We must pray regularly, with an open heart, and with a conviction that our prayers are making a difference.
James 5:16 may be a familiar verse: “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”
But do we believe that–deep down in our souls? Have we allowed that truth to fire us up to the vibrant prayer life we long for?
Or what about this Bible verse from Hebrews 11:1: “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for, it is the evidence of the things we cannot see.”
Do we believe that God will answer our prayers? Do we pray with faith, confidently believing that if we pray according to His will, He will do miracles?
The good news is that you don't have to have perfect faith to pray. Jesus says in Matthew 17:20 that if we simply need faith as small as a mustard seed in order to have powerful prayers.
You simply need to have a heart that's willing to learn. A heart that says, “I know you're calling me to this, and so I know you'll teach me how to do this.”
What if I'm Too Busy and Have No Time for Prayer?
I totally understand. Even if you agree that praying powerful prayers is important, you already feel overwhelmed and exhausted.
You feel like if you have to fit in one more thing you're simply going to explode.
Can I lighten your load here? We don't need to try to “fit” prayer into our lives. We just need to adjust a few things.
Let me show you exactly how I make fervent prayer part into my crazy mom life (which is probably a lot like yours) as part of my daily quiet time with God.
A powerful prayer life is not as complicated or all-consuming as it sounds. Let me show you 6 secrets that help me!
P.S. Powerful prayer also becomes easier when we're familiar with God's perspective on our situation. And the best way to know God's thoughts on our circumstances is to regularly study His word and to let His scriptures speak to our hearts.
Daily Bible time transforms our prayer life because we learn how to pray in accordance to God's will. When we can pray according to God's will, our powerful daily prayers become that much more effective!
Let me help you get the most out of your time with God by teaching you how to not only grow closer to God through Bible study but to release worry, fear and anxiety through prayer using the Spiritual Growth Rhythm™.
I get that you're busy (I am too!). The Spiritual Growth Rhythm™ makes it possible to receive God's wisdom through Bible study, recognize God at work and release worry and fear through prayer in aorund 10 minutes a day.
But the best way for you to experience the Spiritual growth Rhythm is for you to try it for yourself with this free 3-day Bible study.
Let me teach you how to study the Bible in under 10 minutes a day so that you really can have time to grow closer to God through Bible study and prayer (no matter your schedule).
6 Secrets for a More Powerful Prayer Life
1) Make a plan.
Here are some great books for developing prayer lists for the ones you love:
2) Pick a consistent time.
Like the main character in the movie War Room (another great prayer resource I'd recommend!), I've set up an area in my bedroom closet where I go to pray every morning. I have a list of prayers I go through, plus what ever is on my mind.
See inside my “war room” in this video (subscribe).
And that's because I've made going to my prayer closet part of my weekday morning routine. Right now, it's just something I do for 5-10 minutes right after I've showered.
3) Have a prayerful attitude throughout the day.
Prayer isn't limited to a fixed time at a certain point in the day. I find myself often continuing my prayer conversations with God throughout the day.
I think of it as a blanket I try to keep over my mind as I encounter different issues, for example:
- When anger threatens my heart;
- When my husband acts differently than I'd expected; or
- When I'm tempted to depression or to lose my joy.
Keep the conversation with God going in your mind. And He will be there with you to answer!
4) Keep your heart honest and authentic for powerful daily prayers.
Be careful to not fall into the habit of praying empty words or phrases that have little meaning or depth. Sometimes we get into these habits because we've “always said those things” or we hear others saying them.
Remember, you're in a conversation, so say what you would in conversation! When things aren't flowing and I feel like I need to know what to say, I try to follow the ACTS acronym: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication.
5) Listen to God for answers to your prayers.
Prayer is a two-way conversation. Although I have never heard the audible voice of God, He will often place certain scriptures in my mind that will give me guidance or assurance while I'm praying.
However, if we're just there to present our “requests” and to leave, it's easy to miss His side of the conversation.
Don't be afraid to linger. To look through the Bible as you're praying. To have a journal nearby so that you can not only write down your prayers but write down the phrases/scriptures He will bring to your heart if you can quiet yourself enough to listen to the Holy Spirit.
This is one of the best parts of prayer!
6) Keep asking and keep searching for resolution.
Don't give up! I love the acronym “PUSH”–Pray Until Something Happens.
No matter how long we pray or what we learn about prayer, there will always be a great mystery to it.
And honestly, it's a great thing that's prayer cannot be fully understood because that means that it's not something we can manipulate and control as humans.
It's a God-based endeavor, and thus, we can't ever fully understand it!
Choose to Pursue a More Powerful Daily Prayer Life
If we want to live on purpose for God and want to raise children who will change the world, we absolutely have to make powerful prayer a priority.
If we see don't harness this power as a mom, we will miss prayer's greatest treasures–not just answered prayer itself, but the amazing process of connecting with God and growing to trust Him by daily lifting our concerns to Him.
Right now, I encourage you to begin a habit of discovering a powerful prayer life!
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- 5 Steps Toward Real Spiritual Growth
And remember, powerful prayers flow out of a close relationship with Christ strengthened by a daily Bible time!
By the way, did you download the free “How to Grow Closer to God” Bible Study Course yet? Enjoy this free gift to help you learn how to grow closer to God and have a strong prayer life!