Fundamentals of a Prevailing Prayer
God’s purpose for the platform of prayer should be used to the benefit of His people. Prayer is not crying and neither is it shouting. It is to exchange weakness to strength, inability to His ability. The platform of prayer is made available to us to receive help and answers from Heaven.
The Functions of Scriptural Praying
1. It presents an opportunity to worship the Living God.You learn to pray by being taught to pray but you perfect your prayer by practice. Prayer should not be assumed, it should be taught. Prayer is as technical as flying an aircraft – Luke 11:2. Worship opens the door to His Presence. To get justice from an earthly king, you follow the protocol. God wants to hear you call His name and talk to Him about His unfailing faithfulness. You express to Him how much you appreciate Him.
2. To provoke supernatural interventions – Hebrews 4:16, Psalm 120:1, Psalm 121:1.God can help you directly by changing times and season or indirectly by using people.
3. To generate tremendous power. It is the fuel on which the vehicle of your destiny will run. Everyone is born with a glorious destiny but it takes grace to put your life into motion. When you pray, you are loading your destiny with grace to function – James 5:16. A car without fuel is a burden, so also is a destiny without prayers. The time you spend in prayer is not a wasted time.
4. It presents the platform to build your faith. The quality of life you live depends on your level of faith -Galatians 3:11 Jude 1:20
5. Prayer grants access to divine direction – Psalm 25:12. Many are suffering just because of one wrong choice. Psalm 32:8 – there is a way you should go, Isaiah 48:17.
6. Prayer presents a platform for intercession. Every one of us is called to stand in the gap for the nation, their families and other people – Ezekiel 22:30, Psalm 89:20
7. Prayer is a platform to present our petition. Petition refers to the daily issues of our lives – Matthew 7:7-8.
8. Prayer presents to you the tools of warfare – James 5:13. In praying there shall be intervention.