The Foundation of the Prayer of the Righteous
The Foundation of the Prayer of the Righteous by Bishop Edward Brink.
Prayer is one of the most powerful tools in a believer’s arsenal, but not all prayers are created equal. The Bible teaches that the prayers of the righteous are especially powerful, and there are certain foundations that must be in place for those prayers to be effective. If you want to see breakthrough in your prayer life, it’s time to dig deep into the foundation of the prayer of the righteous.
The first foundation of the prayer of the righteous is faith. Without faith, our prayers are just empty words. Jesus said in Mark 11:24, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” This means that we must believe that God hears our prayers and that He is able to answer them. We must also have faith that His will is always best, even if it doesn’t align with our own desires.
The second foundation is humility. James 4:6 says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” If we come to God with prideful hearts, thinking that we can dictate to Him what we want, our prayers will not be heard. But if we come humbly, acknowledging our dependence on Him and seeking His will above our own, we will find favor with Him.
The third foundation is obedience. 1 John 3:22 says, “And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.” We cannot expect God to answer our prayers if we are living in disobedience to His commands. We must strive to live lives that are pleasing to Him and aligned with His will.
The fourth foundation is persistence. Luke 18:1 says, “Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.” We cannot give up on our prayers if we don’t see immediate results. We must continue to pray and believe that God will answer in His perfect timing.
Finally, the foundation of the prayer of the righteous is the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:26 says, “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” The Holy Spirit is our guide in prayer, helping us to pray according to God’s will and interceding for us when we don’t know how to pray.
In conclusion, the foundation of the prayer of the righteous is faith, humility, obedience, persistence, and the Holy Spirit. When these foundations are in place, our prayers become powerful and effective. So let us strive to cultivate these qualities in our lives and see the power of prayer unleashed in our lives and in the world around us.
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