From Chapter one of “The Amazing Power of Prayer.”
I’m not going to tell you that you will get everything you want through prayer. No, I’m going to tell you about something even better.. You will get everything God wants for you through prayer because God wants the best for you. He wants even better things for you than you do. God loves you much more than you love yourself and wants you to have joy and peace even more than you do. You will get everything you want through prayer if it is God’s will and you have faith.
Yes, it’s true: You will experience powerful answers to prayer if you use the guidelines for prayer found in the Bible. We’ll explore these guidelines as we travel this prayer journey together. It is said we use less than 10% of our brainpower; but I think it’s very safe to say that most Christians use less than 10% of their prayer power. I have been in many churches across the United States and I find that most people don’t understand the power of prayer.
Why is it that some churches see remarkable answers to prayer and others do not? Perhaps you know some Christians who have very powerful prayer lives. Yet others, who seem to be “good Christians”, do not. Those believers with powerful prayer lives have learned and practice what the Bible says about how to have a powerful prayer life.
God doesn’t want powerful prayer to be a secret. He wants your prayers to be powerful and He wants you to experience good things as a result of those prayers. I believe with all my heart that God put us here on earth for a reason. The reason is to glorify God and to love him. Hebrews 11:6 tells us: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he REWARDS those who earnestly seek him.” We glorify God and please Him when we seek Him through prayer. But to really glorify Him, we need powerful prayer. read more about the book Amazing Power of Prayer.
Faith can take months or even years to develop, but it is worth the time it takes to get it. One great way is to memorize Bible verses on faith. Memorize one or more and say it often throughout the day. The big challenge is to not get mad at God if he doesn’t answer your prayer as soon as you think he should.
Many people don’t get what they pray for right away and conclude that it just wasn’t God’s will. Not necessarily. God puts a lot of the responsibility on us, we have to have faith.
Matthew 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Matthew 8:13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.
Matthew 9:22 Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.
Matthew 9:29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; 30 and their sight was restored.
Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.
Matthew 17:20 Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” more verses on faith https://bradstanton.com/2012/08/15/faith-bible-verses/
read more about the book Amazing Power of Prayer.