What is true prayer

252 |2022-08-02

Have you ever failed to get God’s response after praying for something many times, such as the difficulties in life and at work, illness, and feeling lost in life? In fact, many people have encountered such a situation. Some people even thus become weak in faith, begin to doubt and deny God, and are unwilling to pray to God anymore. This is very dangerous because when our prayers are not answered by God, it means that our relationship with God has become estranged. If this continues, we will become farther and farther away from God. Then Satan will take the chance to enter and we will live within Satan’s trickery and lose God’s care and protection. In fact, it is not that God does not answer our prayers, but that our prayers do not accord with God’s will. The Scriptures say, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us” (1 John 5:14). From this, we can see that if we seek and obey God’s will in prayer, our prayers will be in line with God’s will and heard by God. So how should we seek God’s will and make prayers in line with God’s will so our prayers will be answered by God?

Here we’d like to share a passage of God’s words, “And what about the content of prayer? Your prayer should proceed step by step, in line with the true state of your heart and the work of the Holy Spirit; you come to commune with God in accordance with His will and with what He requires of man. When you begin the practice of prayer, first give your heart to God. Do not attempt to grasp God’s will—only try to speak the words within your heart to God. When you come before God, speak in this way: ‘Oh God, only today do I realize that I used to disobey You. I am truly corrupt and despicable. I have only been wasting my life. From today I will live for You. I will live a life of meaning and will satisfy Your will. May Your Spirit always work in me, continuously illuminating and enlightening me. Let me bear strong and resounding testimony before You. Let Satan see Your glory, Your testimony, and the proof of Your triumph, manifest in us.’ When you pray in this way, your heart will be completely set free. Having prayed in this way, your heart will be closer to God, and if you can pray in this way often, the Holy Spirit will inevitably work in you. If you always call out to God in this way, and make your resolution before Him, a day will come when your resolution is acceptable before God, when your heart and your entire being are gained by God, and you are ultimately made perfect by Him.”

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