Prayer That Is Real And Effective
Praying on behalf of others requires vulnerability. Let’s take a look at Daniel 9:4-15 to see how we can become more authentic and effective in our prayers for our family, friends, co-workers and country.
(Read Daniel 9:4-15)
Daniel’s prayer of confession: I prayed and made my confession. We must confess, not only the sins we are guilty of, but our lack of faith in God and dependence on Him and our commitment to stand in His strength against these ongoing temptations.
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you about your prayer life?
1 Corinthians 2:3-5
I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
Are we willing to admit our struggles and failures?
Everyone sins! The Apostle Paul, like Daniel admitted his weakness and guilt before God. Daniel was the second in command for many years. Most politicians and leaders don’t openly pray this way, but Daniel and Paul were transparent about their weaknesses.
Are we willing to admit our fears and feelings?
Most of us have a hard time sharing our feelings, especially our fears. We cannot be spiritually mature when we’re not honest with God.
Are we willing to trust God more than ourselves?
Will you choose to open your heart and become more vulnerable in your prayer life? What are the top 3 weaknesses in your life?