FAITH makes your prayers powerful


From the book The Amazing Power of Prayer
F Faith and Find a Bible verse to stand on.
A Ask
I Imagine the answer
T Thank God for it
H Hold on to your faith and be Happy while you wait

1. Faith. Have faith when you pray and Find a Bible verse to stand on.
Matthew 9:29 “According to your faith will it be done to you
Matthew 21:22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
Mark 11:23, 24 “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

Find a verse in the Bible that applies to your prayer request. At first, that seems restrictive and difficult, but there are so many promises in the Bible, you will surely find one if your desire aligns with God’s will. For example, if you are praying for money, get a concordance and look up verses that speak of wealth or prosperity. Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1 and Psalm 112 are a few of many good verses about wealth. If you are praying for a relationship, look up verses on love. If you are lacking something, think of Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall lack nothing.”

Find scriptures that promise you an answer to your prayer. It is a good idea to memorize a verse or two of those promises. Many times you will not find a specific verse that promises you what you are asking. That is okay. Just have faith and pray for it.

2. Ask God for it in faith.
Matthew 7:8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
Simply put, ask God for what you need. Another “A” in our FAITH acronym might be “Agree.” It is good to find other people to agree with you in prayer. Matthew 18:19 tells us, “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”

3. Imagine the answer to prayer in your mind.

Imagine it like you already have it. If you are praying for a relationship to get better, imagine that it is. Your optimistic attitude will help change the relationship. That is the way God created faith. On the other hand, being pessimistic, lacking faith, and thinking about negative things, will cause problems in the relationship. When a person thinks about the negatives of the relationship, he will be more likely to get angry or do other things that are not good for the relationship. I have seen this happen many times in my own life and in the lives of others.

It is important to imagine you have already been given the answer to your prayer, because if you have faith and you pray in God’s will, you do already have the answer. I will explain this more in the chapter on Daniel.

4. Thank God for it.

In Mark 11:24 we read, “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Notice it says “…believe that you have received it…”. This means that at the moment you ask God for it, you receive it. However, it may take some time for it to materialize or to become substance Some translations of Hebrews 11:1 read, “Faith is the substance (my emphasis) of things hoped for…” Daniel prayed in Daniel 10, but the powerful angel that came to give him the answer to his prayer was detained by Satan or a demon. There was apparently a wrestling match in the unseen world. Paul said we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against the powers in the heavenly realms. These powers will do everything possible to damage our faith and prevent us from getting an immediate answer to our prayer. From the book The Amazing Power of Prayer
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  1. James, I started as a Cadet in August of 1975. Jim Aulwes and I hit it off at the bennniigg. I worked 3-11. So did he. Jim, Tom Ackerman and John Fink worked east end. I remember Linda would pull up on the east lot at 22:30. She’d be in a blue Ford van waiting on Jim to get off. I remember when she was pregnant with Jimmy. Not long after that, here come the girls. I remember visiting with them often on that parking lot. When I made Officer I worked over near Highland Court. Jim and Linda lived at 11th and Adams. When we would be on midnights, I’d get a call to her house about every other night to a prowler. I’d switch over to another channel and tell Jim that I’d let him know once I got to his house. Jim always worked deep east. I’d get there, check around the house and everything would be OK. Linda always managed to have fresh cookies, cake, or pie ready for us when we finished the call. A few months back, I was home sick. Jim and Linda brought me a batch of her homemade cookies to the house. I hid them from Lisa and Hannah. Jim. Rest in Peace my friend.

  2. I would like to ask for prayer for gucinade. I would like to ask for prayer for my finances. I would like to ask for prayer for true happiness and strength to put God back into my life as i was raised by both my mother and father.Thank you Jesus for always watching over me. Thank you for the trials and tribulations that you have guided me through, it has made me a stronger person. Thank you for my job. Thank you for the life that you have given me along with my children.Amen, Amen and Amen AgainI am so grateful for everything nad everyone.

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