The Power of Prayer: How to Make it Work for You

The Power of Prayer: How to Make it Work for You

We all know that prayer is powerful. Prayer has the ability to change not only our circumstances, but also ourselves. In this blog post, we will discuss how to make prayer work for you. We will look at scriptures that explain the power of prayer and show how it can change our lives. Even if the circumstances around us don't change right away, prayer changes us and helps us to be more patient and trusting in God's plan.


Prayer is a conversation with God. It is a way for us to express our desires, needs, and concerns to Him. He already knows what we need before we even ask, but He wants us to come to Him in prayer. He wants us to have a relationship with Him.


When we pray, we are putting our trust in God. We are telling Him that we know He is powerful and that He can help us. Prayer shows our dependence on God and reminds us that we are not in control. It is an act of humility.


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Prayer also changes us. As we spend time talking to God and getting to know Him better, we start to see the world differently. We begin to see His hand at work in our lives. We start to see His love for us. Our priorities begin to change. We become more patient, more trusting, and more grateful.


So how can we make prayer work for us? First, we need to be consistent in our prayer life. Talk to God every day, even if it's just for a few minutes. Second, we need to be specific in our prayers. Tell God exactly what you are struggling with or what you are Thankful for. He wants to hear from us! Third, we need to have faith that God will answer our prayers according to His will and not ours. Sometimes His answer is "no," but we know that He always has our best interests at heart.



Scriptures that discuss prayer are the following:


"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." - Matthew 21:22


"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:" - Luke 11:24


"For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith."- Mark 11:23


"And whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." -Matthew 21:22


"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." -Philippians‬ ‭Chapter‬ ‭16 verses‬ ‭19-20‬


"The prayer of a righteous man availeth much." -James‬ ‭Chapter‬ ‭15 verse 16‬


If you're feeling like prayer isn't working for you, or that your prayers are going unanswered, here are a few things to keep in mind:


-Prayer is not a magic formula. It's not about saying the right words or using the right amount of faith. Prayer is simply about having a conversation with God.


-Prayer is not just for when we need something from God. We can (and should) also pray when we're feeling thankful, when we're struggling, when we're happy, and even when we're angry. prayer is an ongoing dialogue that helps us cultivate our relationship with God.


-Prayer is not just about asking God for things. It's also about listening to what He has to say to us. Often, the greatest answer to our prayer isn't what we asked for, but what God knows we need.


If you're looking to deepen your prayer life and experience the power of prayer in your own life, here are a few practical tips:


-Set aside some time each day for prayer. It doesn't have to be a long time, but making prayer a regular part of your routine will help it become less daunting and more natural.


-Start small. If you're not used to praying, start with short, simple prayers. As you get more comfortable praying, you can gradually increase the length and depth of your prayers.


-Write out your prayers. Sometimes it can be helpful to write out our prayers, especially if we're struggling to find the words to say. Writing prayer can also be a way to document and remember the answered prayers in our lives.


-Find a prayer partner. Prayer is meant to be communal, so find someone you can pray with on a regular basis. This could be a friend, family member, small group, or even another church member. Praying with others will help hold you accountable and encourage you in your prayer life.


Prayer is an essential part of the Christian life. It's how we stay connected to God and experience His power in our lives. As we pray, we invite God into our circumstances and allow Him to work in us and through us according to His will. If you're looking to deepen your prayer life, start by setting aside some time each day for prayer, and then build from there. Remember, prayer is simply a conversation with God, so don't be afraid to just talk to Him like you would a friend. He's always listening and He's always ready to answer.


What are some of your tips for prayer? How has prayer changed your life? Share your stories in the comments below!



Prayer is a powerful tool that can help us in our everyday lives. It changes us and helps us to see the world differently. So let's start making prayer work for us today!


What are your thoughts on prayer? Do you have any tips on how to make it work for you? Share in the comments below!


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