Do you believe that God can answer your prayer? Do you believe that God hears your prayers and can do something in your life? To be honest, I think we do most of the time, but sometimes, in some situations, we don't really think God hears, or can act on our behalf.
In Hebrews 11:6, Scripture reminds us that our faith in God actually pleases Him! When we believe that God is who He says He is, and that God can do what He says He can do, it brings holy pleasure to God!
Prayer Tip #22 - Pray in Faith!
"But without faith it is impossible to please Him,
for he who comes to God must believe that He is,
and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
- Hebrews 11:6
What is Faith? Faith is simply confidence and trust in God and His Word. It's simply believing God. Anything we do apart from faith - true genuine belief in God, does not please Him.
The next time you pray, pray in faith, believing that God does hear your prayer. And not only that, pray believing that God has the power and authority to answer your prayer! God cares about every detail of your life. Why not take the time to invite Him into your everyday life so that He can help you.
"And whatever things you ask in prayer,
believing, you will receive." - Matthew 21:22
"...He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him" What a comfort to know that the Lord rewards those who earnestly and diligently seek Him. God is not going to punish you for praying and asking for help. He will reward you for seeking Him because you are His precious child.
Call a Friend - Take time to call a friend sometime this week to pray over the phone and believe God together. Prayer Points - (Pray over these requests)
Ask God to give you strong faith in Him!
Ask God to help you believe that He has the authority to do whatever He wants to do in your life.
Ask God to give you a faith that pleases Him!
Declare to God that you believe that He is who He says He is in His Word, and He can do what He says He can do!
Ask God to give strong faith to our Pastors, staff, and church leadership.
Ask God to increase the faith of every member and visitor of Mid-Way, so that they would have a deeper faith in God than ever before!
SUGGESTED PRAYER - Father God, I come before You in Jesus' Name, in faith, believing that You are who You say You are in Your Holy Word. I believe that You can do what You say You can do. I want to have a deeper faith in You that is pleasing to You, Lord. I confess that sometimes, in difficult situations, my faith waivers, but I want to have a consistent, deep, abiding faith in You. Because you are all-powerful, You have authority over every area of our world, our nation, and my individual life. Lord, I pray in faith for my whole church family and I ask for You to bless them, help them, guide them, and sustain them during this time. Please heal every person who is sick, and please supply every need they have. Please give a deep, abiding faith to Pastor Grant and our church staff and leadership. Jesus, I pray in faith asking You to supernaturally protect me and my church family from every form of evil. Lord, I pray the precious blood of Jesus Christ over every member and visitor, the Pastors and staff, and the leaders and congregation of Mid-Way Baptist Church. I confess and declare that You are more powerful and mighty than any enemy or problem we face. I ask all of this in the mighty, saving, Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.