3 Attitudes in our Prayer Life
The attitudes in our prayer life will help our talking to God be more effective, and also we will help us to pray more.
God commands prayer, and it is God’s desire that men pray everywhere, and everything, but there are many believers today who are not praying the right way, and some who pray are not adding these key ingredients to their prayer life.
The Postures of Prayer
John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
John 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
In this article, I will be sharing with you, how you can improve your prayer life, not just your prayer list. If you follow these elements, then you will begin to pray the right way.
Everything you need to get your talking with God going smoothly is already outlined in this little article and passage.
Here are Three Attitudes in Our Prayer Life
1. Prayer with Submission
The psalmist declared, “lead me to the rock that is higher than I”
Submission is putting yourself under the will and the authority of another. David wants God to direct him, and he wants Him to be in charge of his life.
You need to go before the Lord with that attitude in mind, it is not about what you think, desire, and need, but then you want what God wants, and you desire what God desires.
Sometimes, when you and I talk to God in our closet, we still have our own way not His own way.
Our prayer life must be with total submission to the will of God. And we can see the same example from the life of Christ.
At last moment, he went alone to pray at the garden of Gethsemane, and one thing he said, “Nevertheless, not my will; but your life be done”
Are you allowing God to control your prayer life? Are you subjecting yourself to His total will? It is important to understand that it is not always about you.
And if you have the attitude of me, and not Him, you will quit prayers, because God will not submit himself to your will, you will bow to His will.
Psalm 61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
2. Prayer with Faith
Psalm 61:4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
Our prayer life must have the element of faith. If you want to get heaven to you, you need to understand the language of Heaven, and that language is faith. We must exercise strong faith in the Lord.
Jas 1:5-6 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
If you trust Him enough to save your soul from Hellfire, why don’t you live your Christian life by faith too?
It is faith that keeps you waiting on the Lord even when you are overwhelmed, tired, and worn out. Faith pushes you to keep on keeping on.
Examples of these are the Heroes of Faith in Hebrews chapter Eleven.
3. Prayer with Certainty- vs 8
George Mueller operated an orphanage many years ago, and he was a poor preacher but believed God for great things, and he always pray with certainty, and God provides for him.
Our mind must be fixed that God is going to do it.
Certainty is an assurance that something is going to be done about a particular situation.
David prayed with a submissive heart, faith, and He knows surely that God has done it.
I do not know anyone that receives anything from God without surrendering himself to the will of God, without exercising faith in the Lord, and without an assurance that it is done in Christ’s Name.
Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.