Effective Prayer: Believing & Receiving
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Bob & Julie Petersen
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January 13, 2016
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Effective Prayer - Class 2: Beleiving & Receiving

We must believe that God hears us

1 John 5:13-15New American Standard Bible (NASB)

13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence which we have [a]before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears usin whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

Basic steps of prayer:

1. Verify in the word that what you are asking is Biblical

     a. Not only Biblical, but the Father's will for you

2. Ask and believe that you may receive by faith

     a. Do not look at the natural to determine if you've received

3. If there is no manifestation, pray to examine if there is a hindrance to your prayer

     a. Hindrances can be: demonic, unforgiveness, lack of faith or not fully convinced

     b. Digging out hindrances is a huge catalyst of spiritual gowth in faith and knowledge

     c. Do not let no manifestation convince you that God has not answered your prayer

4. Supplement your original prayer with any newly gained knowledge

5. If at any time you fall out of faith, repent for unbelief and go back to step 1


Here is our persistence in prayer:

  • Matthew 7:7-9New American Standard Bible (NASB) [a]Ask, and it will be given to you; [b]seek, and you will find; [c]knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you [d]who, when his son asks for a loaf, [e]will give him a stone?

What does it mean to say "In Jesus name" at the end of a prayer?

  • John 14:13-14New American Standard Bible (NASB)

    13 Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.14 If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

If healing happened immediaely with Jesus, why doesn't it with me?

  • Some situations that look like people need healing might be being caused by unforgiveness or a demon and until the spiritual is dealt with, the physical will not change.
  • Why do some prayers get answered quickly or obviously?
  • Why do some seem to take forever?

Digging prayer is where you dig to find out why there's no manifestation.

  • Tongues are the best tool to dig with!
  • Where does fasting come in?