Are Some Kinds of Prayer More Effective Than Others?
The most honest prayers are the most effective and powerful prayers. Christ said after narrating the story of the tax collector and the Pharisee in the Temple (Luke 18:9-14) that it was the tax collector who truly prayed. While we should pray for our needs, prayers should not keep piling up so that our Lord answers to them unwillingly.
We, human beings, live with the future, present, and past. However, our Lord does not relate to time in the same manner. If God did so, it would be a limitation on His part. We should not pray just because we are scared of God’s plan for a particular situation concerning us. We also do not pray to convince that our plan is the better one to carry out.
We pray deep down because prayer is the candid response to the precious gift of life that we have got. Prayer also brings us closer to the people or individuals for whom we are praying. Also, prayer helps us to do whatever we can do such as, visiting ill people. At the same time, we cannot assure the outcome of all situations about which we pray.
You must have wondered why some kinds of prayers are more effective and better than others.
Check out some of the things to consider for answering this question.
Are the Requests We Are Making Good for Us?
We, humans, can be bound from time to time. There are several occasions when we ask our Lord for certain things and think these will be fish or bread for us. However, in reality, they turn out to be stones and snakes. On the other hand, God would not grant any such request that might cause harm to you or your dear ones.
It is about God’s Ways
People may have their wishes and desires, but that is not always the way our Lord wants to see things happen. At the same time, we must agree that His ways are better. The fact is whenever our Lord had His way in the Bible, people got better results as compared to when they wanted to do things their way.
John 5:14 states, “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us.”
One thing is sure- His ways are much greater than the ways of human beings. Our most preferred desire should be to seek God’s ways, though there are times when it may not make sense to us. That is the reason why Christ told us to pray first in Matthew 6:10, “Your kingdom come, you will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
Lord has Already Responded
Many people feel because God says “wait” or refuses, their prayer is ineffective. However, don’t you think a prompt response or denying what we desire is still effective? There are many such situations when God gives an effective and fast denial for our well-being. However, we are too stubborn to listen to His refusal and accept it.
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