Many people struggle with prayers. Some struggle because they don’t have proper language, others because they don’t have a proper organization of words and perhaps because they think they don’t have enough faith or big faith.
You don’t need a big faith to get your prayers answered.
He replied: “Because you have so little faith. 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.” Matthew 17:20 NIV
You can have small but rather remarkably great faith.
So great faith is not a large amount of faith or a high percentage of faith. Great faith simply believes truths that are difficult to believe.
Impossible is what God does best. So if you’re going to believe, regardless of how small your faith is, that Mountain must move.
The following are prayers likely to be answered:
Prayers made in the will of God
1 John 5:14-15 reads: “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”
Prayers are made out of a pure heart and genuine concern. Prayers are not motivated by greed, resentment, bitterness or grudge.
What is the motive behind your prayers? Are we majorly concerned about the blessing than the blesser?
A majority would go for the solutions to their problems than to the solver of the problem. We stop at the blessings or gifts.
Men want jobs, marriage, health and they pray to God about these things. They would rather have these beautiful things not accompanied by God.
God would not want to be used as a means to acquire some selfish desires. He is so concerned about your spiritual health. Thus, He would easily give you what you need and not what you want.
Prayers of the righteous
God listens to everyone. Very few listen to God. It’s one thing to live in sin unknowingly and it’s another to live in sin blatantly. The latter is disobedience. It means you don’t value God. He has no business with any rebellious person.
“The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.” Proverbs 15:29
You might be doing just fine, that’s not a sign of God’s approval or blessings and so does doing badly.
“Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man is a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.” John 9:31
A praying man stops sinning and a sinning man stops praying. Living a life of disobedience and rebellion kills your relationship with God.
Submission to God’s will makes Him your friend.