(4) Important Principles of Prayer
Updated: Jan 9, 2021
Luke 18:1 (KJV)
18 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
(POINT 1) Prayer should be a regular part of our daily lives. In prayer we commune and fellowship with our heavenly father, placing us in a position to be strengthened and refreshed by him. In prayer we have the opportunity to receive direction and wisdom for our everyday lives. In prayer we grow in our relationship with God which causes us to trust him more. It is very difficult to trust someone that you really don't know.
Ephesians 2:4-8 (KJV)
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
(Point 2) We should pray with an understanding and revelation of the grace of God. God gives us a precious gift called grace. Grace is God's undeserved favor and love towards us. We are saved (rescued, delivered and healed) by God's grace. We receive the grace of God by faith. Simply believing that the grace of God is real and available to us through Christ. We can take hold of it by faith, believing that it is so in our hearts and confessing with our mouths that we have richly received the grace of God.
We receive the provision, goodness, kindness, protection, direction and love of God, not because we deserve it but because of his amazing grace. We should pray from a position of grace.
Ephesians 1:6-7 (KJV)
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Galatians 3:13-14 (KJV)
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
(Point 3) We should pray with a revelation of the blood of Jesus and put our faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus paid the penalty of our sins with his own blood. He redeemed us (bought us back) from every curse and penalty of sin. We have been made the righteousness of God through faith in the blood of Jesus. Supernatural blessings are released in our lives when we believe and receive that the blood of Jesus has redeemed us from every curse.
1 John 5:14-15 (KJV)
14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
Isaiah 55:11 (KJV)
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Isaiah 43:26 (KJV)
26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.
Numbers 23:19 (KJV)
19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
(Point 4) Our prayers should have a foundation of the word of God.
The Word of God is the will of God and the will of God is the Word of God. Therefore, if we want to know the will of God we must know what the Word of God says. We can pray in great faith and confidence when we pray word based prayers. We can be very confident when we pray because we know without a doubt that it is God's will because it is his Word. God's Word is like a seed that when it is sown in the ground of hearts, released by the words of our mouths, It will produce a harvest in our lives.