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How to Pray Powerfully


Spiritual Principles


God is Powerful God is omnipotent (all powerful). He holds the entire universe in existence as a thought in his mind. He can help you in any way he wants, and his desire is to give you good things as stated in the bible.


God is omnipresent (all present). He is with you now, and He is equally present at the furthest reaches of the universe.


God is omniscience (all knowing). He knows everything about you. He knows your hopes and your fears. He knows your innermost secret thoughts.


God is Merciful "God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation." 2 Corinthians 5:19 (NIV) "And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good..." Romans 8:28 (ASV)


God hears our Prayers God is interested in our problems and is greater than our difficulties, but our prayers are to be God-centered and not problem-centered.


In Colossians 1:9-14 (NRSV), Paul summarized how to pray, especially for others.

9 for this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

10 so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God.

11 May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully

12 giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.

13 He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son,

14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.


Prayer Example (based upon Colossians 1:9-14) Heavenly Father, I pray for my family and friends, that we be filled with your knowledge, and with spiritual wisdom and understanding. That we might walk in a manner worthy of you, and bear fruit in our good works. I also pray that we be strengthened with all power, and that we give you thanks and praise now and forever. In the name of Jesus Christ . Amen


Results God will give us a solution to our difficulties. He hears and answers our prayers. He usually requires an act of faith on our part, and his solution is always best for all concerned.

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