Sometimes life gets tough and you just can’t seem to find a way to express to God what the issues of your heart. There is good news! God knows the issues of the heart and even though you may not be able to physically utter a word aloud, just be silence and send your issues directly by having your heart confer with God through Jesus Christ, by way of meditation. Go into that secret place where it’s just you & God, God & you. (This may be a closet, a room, in the car by yourself, at the park or wherever you can find to commune, communicate with God) Sometimes prayer is subconscious! Like anything else, prayer life comes about from continued communication, connection with God. Talk to Him all the time. [PRAYING FOR ONESELF]
The Bible tells us that Jesus makes intercession for us (Romans 8:34). He is already taking our petitions, our requests, to God and He is added what is needed to get God’s attention. How we get God’s attention through Christ Jesus is by praying The Word of God, The Holy Bible. We also get His attention through honesty and submission and admission of guilt (confession of sin). [PRAYING FOR ONESELF]
Finally, utilize intercessory prayer and your own prayers to God. Don’t be afraid to tell God how you feel. Those whom are interceding on your behalf are those who believe in God’s power through prayer. Don’t just lay down and accept the enemy’s devices to distract and discourage you. [PRAYING FOR OTHERS]
Sometimes you have to holler out Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! to cancel the enemy’s tactics. Gather together and declare and decree victory over depression, anxiety, discouragement. Band together with true God-Believers and pray and praise together! Take no opportunity for granted when it comes to uplifting others. Don’t hate on others; congratulate others. Don’t be envious. Pray for others’ strength in The Lord. [PRAYING FOR OTHERS]
GOD’S EXERCISE TO SHOW ME HIS FAVOR: I have had personal experiences where I was feeling down about something, not really having a great day and then God would send someone my way and make me be a witness to His goodness, anyways! It was in that time space that God took my mind off my problem and directed, uplifted my heart & mind to the absolute realization of His power, His ability in times past of providing, making ways, opening doors and I was suddenly uplifted by ministering to others. Has that happened to you? Think about it—I bet it has….God is just good like that!
HERE’S THE PROVISION(S) BECAUSE OF PRAYER: God will make ways that are beyond your comprehension, beyond your imagination to prove His power, demonstrating His omnipotence by granting us protection, deliverance, strength, authority in Him through us, favor over circumstances, position and promotion through Him because of the inheritance given to us because the adoption was final! The inheritance is absolute.
Colossians 1:9-14 (NIV) | New International Version
9For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives 10so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified youf to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Philippians 1:19 (GW) | God’s Word Translation
for another reason. I know that I will be set free through your prayers and through the help that comes from the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 2:1-3 (MSG) |The Message Bible
The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.
Ephesians 6:18 NLT | New Living Translation
Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
2 Corinthians 1:11 (GW) | God’s Word Translation
since you are also joining to help us when you pray for us. Then many people will thank God for the favor he will show us because many people prayed for us.