Wasted Prayers

Don’t waste your prayers.  So often we just throw up our prayers at God while our head hits the pillow at night or when we are in the heat of the moment.  We don’t pay attention to our own prayers, and can’t be expected to see when God answers what we don’t even remember asking.

It’s no wonder that prayers “aren’t answered.”

It is high time we got serious about prayer.  Instead of just tossing words around, make prayer a primary moment in your day.  Write it out.  Keep a record.  And most importantly, look for the response.

Here are some questions to help you get started:

1.      What is the situation you are praying about?

2.      How could God possible use my problem (when solved)?

3.      Rewrite the situation in the form of a request for God.

4.      Have I brought my problem to God FIRST?

5.      What am I doing to spend time with God regarding this particular situation?

6.      How am I allowing the Holy Spirit to fill me and to lead me to scripture?

7.      What are the scriptures that I have received? (which ones have been brought up in bible study, sermons, or your own person readings)

8.      How do these scriptures affect my daily life?

9.      What actions will I take, based on these scriptures?  What am I willing to change in my life to follow God?

10.  What else do I need to do?

Prayer is a two way conversation.  Find the time to hear from God if you are going to take the time to request from Him.

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