“Every time you pray, attach a scripture to it and you are guaranteed an answer from God because He cannot deny/ignore His word.”
This is one of the things Daddy Adeboye started his message with, and I was hooked. Simple logic really, but super effective. Remember school days when we had to write exams? Especially if you schooled in Nigeria where reproduction was promoted over individual thought/reflection, you’re more assured of high grades if you give the lecturer his words in an exam/test.
Same thing with God (except we have free will and are not under any compulsion to do anything) – what does His word say? Are you saying those words back to him?
So question is, do you know His Word? Here’s a few things God has said concerning us:
Mark 16:17-18 – “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
Matthew 10: 7-8 “And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”
Isaiah 41:10-14 - “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous.”
What is God to you? Who is His son Jesus to you?
According to Matthew 1:21 He is our savior, Exodus 15:26 calls Him our healer, Psalm 23:1-6 pegs Him as our comprehensive provider, John 15:1-5 says he is the fruitful vine, on and on, and on.
Know your God! Ladies and gentlemen know your God! You can only witness effectively about someone you know intimately. Take time learning and communicating with God!
Mark 2: 1-2 – The reason why my prayers might go unanswered is that the answers I seek do not have anything to add to the kingdom of God. How do your plans fit into the plans of God?
According to the scripture below, where are you ‘bringing joy’?
Acts 8: 5- 8 – “Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. So there was great joy in that city.”
Once I become addicted to soul winning, John 15: 16 takes full effect in my life! What an easy way to get God’s permanent attention!
And then we prayed! Ahh! Daddy Adeboye is super proficient in leading prayers o, no gainsaying that at all. Here are the prayer points we used (paraphrased and can just be used as a guide)
- Worship Him generously
- Thank Him abundantly – for all the things we normally take for granted
- Lord you always answer people who worship you. As I worship, answer me today
- Father you commanded that I be fruitful and multiply – let those words find abundant expression in my life
- Father you promised that everyone who goes out to witness for you would be given whatever they asked for. Give to me (only pray this if you’re actually sharing the word o!)
- Save millions today Lord – this harvest is ripe – all over the world mighty father
- You said you came so I can have life and it more abundantly. Let me enter into and enjoy your abundance mighty Lord.
May God hear and bring speedy answers to our prayers in Jesus name!
Have a fabulous week ahead!