BIBLE STUDY AIDS PRAYER

Effective prayer is like a case argued successfully in court. An advocate can only get the reliefs he is seeking for his client if his submissions are anchored on the law. He, therefore, needs to know the provisions of the law and previous decisions in similar cases, otherwise known as legal precedents.

The same is true when we approach our judge, the Almighty God. We need to know His word, e.g. the promises in it, so we can remind Him of them when we pray because God is bound by His word (Psalm 138: verse 2b). We also need to remind God of what He did in related situations in the past. That is why sick believers remind God of the healing of the woman with a haemorrhage, blind Bartimaeus and others. The Holy Spirit will actually prompt us as to the relevant scriptures for each situation. We don’t necessarily have to quote verbatim chapter and verse, we just need to express their essence.

This is the secret to effective prayer. It is not mere pleading with God or with the devil. The court of heaven is open 24 hours and our presiding officer is waiting to adjudicate fairly for us ACCORDING TO HIS WORD.

The prevailing practice among serious believers is to read the Bible through once every year. Going through three chapters a day will get you there. Many devotional guides provide plans that specify the portions to read daily to accomplish this or you can just read sequentially from Genesis to Revelation. Using Bible handbooks, study Bibles and different versions also improve your understanding of the word.

May the Lord answer you speedily today as you pray with His word in Jesus’ name.

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19 thoughts on “BIBLE STUDY AIDS PRAYER

  1. The word of God is a lamp onto my feet and a light unto my path. Studying the word of God, keeps us in constant reminder of the promises of God.

  2. The word of God aids prayer as contained in this piece and it is the reality of life. The word of God as our backbone to prayer leads to effective prayer. This piece teaches us the importance of bible study and prayer put together for effective result.

  3. Amen.When we remind God of what he has done in the past through his word,he tends to do more for us because he has promised it already.

  4. Wonderful piece! Truly, one of the keys to effective prayer is to pray scripturally. I strongly believe that by doing this you are reminding God of his promises and our God is not One who fails to keep his promises

  5. When we read the word of God and from there we get to know the promises of GGod. We pray and remind God of those promises he made to us and also reading the bible elevates our faith when praying

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