Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. (Mark 11:24)
So the promise is received by faith. It is given as a free gift. And we are all certain to receive it, whether or not we live according to the law of Moses if we have faith like Abraham’s. For Abraham is the father of all who believes. (Romans 4:16)
I am reminded, in order to make a prayer of any value, there should be a set heart desire or desires in which we plead to the Father. We often times ramble in our prayers after this or that, and the other, and we receive nothing because we are not tapped into our hearts desires. It’s like when we pray we really don’t desire anything. We ramble about different subjects, but our soul does not concentrate upon any one subject. I know I have been guilty of sometimes falling on my knees without thinking beforehand, I had not a true intention of what I mean to ask God for. I believe we do this as a matter of habit, without any true evaluation of our heart. Since we believe with the heart, It does make more sense to know what is truly on our heart when we come to God and have a real conversation about it. I have found in using this approach in prayer not only did I receive an answer to my prayers, but it allowed room for God to communicate other in other ways to my Spirit.
Call on thy God, I say, and when thou callest upon him, cast away thy sin or he cannot hear thee. If thou lift up thy unholy hands with a lie in the right hand, a prayer is worthless on the lip. Oh, come unto him, say unto him, “Take away all iniquity, receive us graciously, love us freely,” and he will hear you, and you shall yet pray as prevailing princes, and one day shall stand as more than conquerors before the starry throne of him whoever reigns God over all, blessed for evermore. – C.H. Spurgeon –
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