Prayer Of Petition: The Prayer That Changes Things
1 John 5:14, NKJV
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us
Is there a problem in your life that seems insurmountable?
Are there situations that appear to be impossible to turn around?
Well, then you probably need to pray Prayers of Petition.
Most people know, and believe that prayer is an integral part of a fulfilled Christian life. What some people do not know, however, is that there are different types of prayers for different situations, and the Prayer of Petition is one of the most effective form of prayer when it comes to bringing about quick changes in your life, especially if you need the answer fast.
Generally, there are 3 main categories of prayers. Firstly, there is the prayer that changes things. There is also the prayer of thanksgiving, as well as the prayer of dedication. The Prayer of petition belong to the first category.
Perhaps you are facing a financial crisis, maybe you need to restore a broken relationship, or perhaps you need an outright healing miracle. Whatever it is, if you have a need, God has the answer for it, and the petition prayer is the best way to co-operate with God and receive what He has in stored for you.
So how do you pray a Prayer of Petition?
Well, it can be as simple as stating your situation to God, and agreeing with what the Word of God says about it. A petition prayer, simply put, is a formal request to God regarding a situation you need help with. However, the mistake most people make, is that they simply keep stating how bad their plight is, and attempt to plead God into taking action. Yet, this kind of prayer rarely, if ever brings about results (and isnt results what we are looking for when we pray prayers of petition?).
What then, is the right way to pray a petition prayer? Well, Gods Word says that when you pray, you should pray in confidence that God hears you, and that He will answer you as long as you pray according to His will.
So what is Gods will?
God wants you to be Saved, Healthy, Prosperous, and Happy. Therefore, whenever you make a petition, never doubt the Will of God. It IS His Will to heal you, prosper you, and give you the desires of your heart. Therefore, when you pray, you should pray with utter and complete confidence that your prayer is answered.
If you will just focus on this one Truth, you will find that more and more of your petitions are answered, and in shorter and shorter time spans.
What makes it so powerful?
The power of a Prayer of Petition lies in 3 major sources:
1) The Name of Jesus
2) The Word of God
3) The Holy Spirit
Firstly, when Jesus gave you the right to use His name, he gave you more than just a cliché way to end a prayer. Remember, the Name of Jesus is above ALL other names. This means that no matter what the name of your problem is, be it debt, sickness, depression, or any other condition, it is still subjugated to the Name of Jesus. And just as Jesus calmed the storm, you too can create peace out of any problem you are facing by using the Name of Jesus.
On top of that, God has also clearly stated out His Will to help you in His Word. Whatever your situation is, take a look into the Bible, and Im sure you will be able to find relevant verses that speak to your situation and show you how God has promised to deliver you from your problem. God has said that His Word will not return to Him void. By agreeing with His Word, you are in effect providing the faith necessary to make it come to pass in your own life.
Lastly, the Holy Spirit is always present to help you and give you both the utterance and power for your prayer. In fact, it is the Holy Spirit that gives power to the Words of your prayer, and make it real in Your life.
In the audio sermons below, Pastor Jerry Savelle teaches more on the Prayer of Petition, and shows you how to use it yourself to bring about fast and dramatic changes in your favor.
Remember, God has already answered your prayer of petition through Jesus work. Will you give Him enough credit to take Him at His Word?