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Put Your Petitions Before God

by | Aug 9, 2023 | Ask Jesus, Prayer

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

(Philippians 4:6-7 ESV)

“And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”

(1 John 5:15 ESV)

God says to ask, and we will receive. But how do we ask? Let’s break this down. Found this on the internet:

  1. Be honest with God about what you are feeling. God knows everything you think and feel, so there is no sense in hiding. As you are asking for what you want, be completely honest about your thoughts and feelings. Honesty will open God’s ears to your prayers.
  2. Ask God specifically for what you want. Tell God what you want or need and ask Him to provide that for you. Be specific about your request. Even though God knows what you want and need, He wants you to ask Him for it. God can answer vague prayers, but being specific creates a deeper bond between you and Him.
  3. Invite God to work in the ways He wants to work. Although you may have many specific things you want from God, another good thing to pray is that His will be done in your life. Ask Him to move and use you however He wants, not only how you want. Ask Him to help you want the things that He wants for you.
  4. Close by saying, “In Jesus’ name.” The Bible teaches that the name of Jesus Christ is powerful. Every time you pray, but especially when you are asking for something, end by saying, “I pray this in Jesus’ name.”” This acknowledges that God moves through Jesus and that Jesus is powerful.

This is not all, but it’s a good way to start. 

Have a great day, everyone.

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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