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Summary: Too many people are frustrated, discouraged and disillusioned when they do not get their prayers answered. Here are eleven ways to help bring in the reign of God and see His will done and find sweet relief.

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God’s Conditions for Answering Prayer

Too many people are frustrated, discouraged and disillusioned when they do not get their prayers answered. Here are eleven ways to help bring in the reign of God and see His will done in, through and with your life.

Hebrews 4:15-16 - "For we do not have a high priest who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation,... Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in good time for every need (His appropriate help and well-timed help) coming just when we need it."

Point - Today you may be praying for relief from pain, financial burden relief, restored family relationships. Most folks have some kind of burden for which they would like relief.

You may feel totally depressed like the Psalmist did in Psa. 22:2 (nlt) when He wrote, "Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer. Every night you hear my voice, but I find no relief." That is pretty desperate, yet the other side of God’s rainbow is the assurance:

"The Lord is my shepherd: I have everything I need...He renews my strength...I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me...my cup overflows with blessing..."

Begin by praising God for His shepherding capacity to supply you with whatever you really need.

God’s primary conditioned for answered prayer:

Jesus said, "Your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." (Matt 6:9,10) Here are eleven ways to help bring in the reign of God and see His will done in, through and with your life.

Illustration: God told Jeremiah His phone number in Jer 33:3: "Call to me and I will answer you. I will show you great and mighty things that you do not know."

1. EMBOLDENING - The Holy Spirit emboldens us to pray with confidence, courage and certainty that God will answer our prayers. The writer of Hebrews wrote, "Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy (for our failures) and find grace to help in good time for every need (appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it most). (Heb. 4:16- Amplified) Ask God for a holy boldness to approach the Lord to things that others may be afraid to trust God for.

2. CONFESSION - The Holy Spirit shows us how to encourage people to confess their sins of omission, commission, disposition and faulty perceptions. David wrote, "If I cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened." (Psalm 66:18) Ask the Lord to encourage people to confess ALL of their sins before the Lord.

3. PROPER MOTIVES - The Holy Spirit instructs us in what to ask for and how to pray with proper motives. James wrote, "You do have because you do not ask. You ask and yet, you do not receive because you ask with wrong motives that you may spend it on your pleasures." (James 4:2,3) Ask God to help instruct you in what and why to pray regarding all facets of your ministries.


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