Often Christians will worry about whether or not they’re praying according to God’s will. To really honor God’s position, we must pray what He has already declared to be His will. The Word of God is His will. He has made some very specific promises in it. And it’s His will to fulfill every one of them. We need to grab our Bibles and find out what the will of God is.
When you pray God’s Word as written in the Bible, knowing His will in advance, you are no longer praying just hoping to get results. You’re not rattling off a bunch of religious-sounding words. You’re praying expecting to get results. You’re praying accurately because you are praying the very words God has given as His will to be done on earth. God wants His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Don’t pray your problem. Pray what God has said He will do: “My God shall supply all [my] need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
Maybe you wondered at first, Did God hear me? First John 5:14-15 says, “If we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us; whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” So, before you pray, make the decision to get results, then pray what the Bible says, expecting God to move.
Don’t just pray what you remember the Word of God says. Read it! Even if you’ve read that promise a hundred times, read it again. Feed on what it says again and again. One day, you’ll read a familiar verse and suddenly God will give you the greatest revelation you’ve ever had in your life. And it will be exactly what you need to know to pray effectively about your current situation. Find the promise that applies to your situation and pray the answer instead of the problem.