4 Ways to Pray Better

BIBLE READING: Titus 3:9 - 11  9 Do not get involved in foolish discussions about spiritual pedigrees or in quarrels and fights about obedience to Jewish laws. These things are useless and a waste of time. 10 If people are causing divisions among you, give a first and second warning. After that, have nothing more to do with them. 11 For people like that have turned away from the truth, and their own sins condemn them.

What does this passage mean to you? 

BLOG: Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Most people misinterpret this passage to mean that they can ask God for ANYTHING and get it. 

First of all, you can ask God for anything. No, it doesn't mean that He will give it to you. God can say yes, He can say no, and most times He will say, wait. 

So what can you do to pray better? 

Pray His will, not yours. Jesus taught us in the Lord's Prayer, not my will, but yours be done.  Find out what God wants, submit your will to that, and you will see answers - quickly. 

Have patience. Even the great faith warrior Daniel had to wait 30 days for an answer to prayer? Why? Because hell tried to stop it. Pray, and pray persistently.

Keep good records. You've got a bad memory. No, that isn't an inditement, it's a fact. Our lives are so busy we forget what we had for lunch yesterday. So write your requests down. Review them frequently - you'll discover that God has been active. 

Give God credit for what He has done. I have said that God hasn't answered prayer because He isn't going to get credit for it. Purpose to tell someone what God has done in your life. Tell anyone who will listen. 

PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to pray better. AMEN.