We’ve been looking at the 5 Basic Principles of Prayer Connect for Blissful People; things you must understand and become established in, in order to be effective in your prayers. They are:
- God does not find fault with your prayers.
- There are different kinds of prayers.
- Be sincere in prayer.
- Be very clear about what you want.
- Be relentless in prayer.
So far we’ve looked at principle #1, principle #2, and principle #3. Let’s move on to principle #4.
#4. Be very clear about what you want.
This is probably the most important and powerful principle of prayer: Be very clear about what you want.
Here’s an example of this principle:
Mark 10:51 NIV
“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
The blind man didn’t beat about the bush with endless words and unnecessary stories. He kept his request single, simple, short, straightforward, and sharp.
“Rabbi, I want to see.” Period. End of story. And he said it in just 5 words!
Many of us are full of endless words and unnecessary stories. Mostly because our minds are always in a state of confusion and conflict; lacking calmness and clarity; so that when it comes to prayer, we start beating about the bush with endless stories.
To keep your request single, simple, short, straightforward, and sharp, you should not hurry into prayers. Instead, take some time to work on your prayer; to clarify it to yourself.
Furthermore, after you’ve clarified your prayer to yourself, write it down.
Remember: Be very clear about what you want. Then keep it single, simple, short, straightforward, and sharp.
Here are some examples:
- I want to be persistent in prayers.
- I want to be more yielded to the Holy Spirit.
- I want more appetite for the scriptures.
- I want twin boys this year.
- I need a better paying job this year.
Now let’s put today’s principle into practice.
What do you want so desperately at this point in your life? Enter it in the comment. And let it not exceed 5 words. If possible, like the blind man in today’s teaching, let it not exceed 5 words!
I’ll go first.
Lord, I need Your grace! 👏🏻😀