Keys to a Powerful Prayer Life

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PrayerSermon Notes: Keys to a Powerful Prayer Life
Fire up your prayer’s life series (II)

This is a sermon note translated from my church’s Sunday sermon about Prayer life sometimes ago. This is the second series of the “Fire up your prayer’s life”.

Keys to a Powerful Prayer Life

[1] PRAY IN JESUS’ NAME (John 14:13-14, John 16:23-24)

Always pray in Jesus’ name! However, be careful in prayer, as sometimes we always say “In Jesus’ name, we pray”  too often until the meaning is no longer there!John 16:23-24 – “..ask..” ;  “..to Me” – to God, our Father.

Why do we have to pray in Jesus’ name?

  • Because Jesus is the only way (John 14:6). He is the only way to the Father. All other religions generally teach you to do good things to get salvation or to go into heaven. However, Jesus taught us that our salvation doesn’t come from our good works, but just because of by His Grace alone. There are no good works that can save you! You still have your evil thoughts, evil desires, and sins!
  • Only Jesus’ name that can save us (Act 4:13)
  • Jesus’ Name is the most powerful name! (Phillippians 2:9-11)
  • Two reasons why a prayer is fulfilled:

    Many Christians do not pray because they do not realize that a prayer has power!

    [2] PRAY ACCORDING TO HIS WILL (1 John 5:14-15)

    Often we pray because we want Him to be closer to us. This is a wrong concept, as He ALWAYS wants to be closer to us. It’s us who often want to stay away from Him!

    How to know God’s Will?

    Ask according to His will. How do we know what His will is if we never read His words!
    For example:
    It is God’s will that we have a job (it’s in the bible)
    It is God’s will for us to grow.
    It is God’s will that He wants everybody to be saved.
    Read His Word and you know what His wills are in your life! When we know God’s will, we can pray with more enthusiasm!

    Praying according to God’s will, gives us a stronger conviction!  (1 John 5:15)

    Translated from the original

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    • thomasmoorhouse

      Bro Michael,
      Enjoyed reading your posts on prayer. We can begin well and then degenerate into selfish pursuits. Good reminders of what we should be praying for and why God sometimes says, “no’.
      thanks for your faithfulness.
      Tom

      • http://www.michaelaulia.com Michael Aulia

        Thank you, Tom. Hope Christians treat God as God and not like a Genie who has to fulfill all of their wishes :)