The Right Process Followed in Prayer


Prayer as defined by many is the act of talking to God. It is not just talking to God alone but receiving answers from him. There is no use talking to someone who doesn't respond. For God to respond to our prayers, we must follow the due process he has laid down.

So many people are eager to get answers when asking God. This makes them fast and they forget to follow the due process of prayer. The effect of this is a series of unanswered prayers. They then complain that God doesn't answer when we pray, but he does!

The due process of prayer is praying first to the Holy Ghost in the name of Jesus to the Father. This is like someone who wants to see the head of the school his child is schooling. He can’t go straight to the principal of the school. He needs to see the teacher of his child first. The teacher communicates with the vice principal who then passes his message across to the principal (the head).

People find it difficult to get answers to their prayers because you don't follow due process. They pray to the father instead of praying first to his Spirit, who the Father has sent to everyone that believes.

There have been different definitions of praying in the Spirit. Some conclude it is speaking in tongues and some others say it's praying as led by the Spirit. But praying in the Spirit can also mean praying to and with the Spirit (in collaboration with him).

Praying to, in, or with the Holy Spirit is only for believers. Anyone who is not born again and claims to be praying in the Spirit even as in speaking in tongues might be praying in an unknown foreign spirit. No one can pray in or with the Holy Spirit when He is not present in the individual's life.

The due process of prayer that involves the Holy Spirit in Jesus' name to Jesus and the Father is the way God transports the prayer of believers. The prayer is made calling on the Father, thanking him for what he had done in the past (Ephesians 5:20). It is then directed inward because the Spirit of God is in us (1 Corinthians 6:19). The request is made to him in the name of Jesus, and Jesus receives it. Jesus who is by the throne of the Father tender and intercede it on our behalf to the Father (Romans 8:34).

The body of Christ is the body of believers, and the Holy Spirit is the heart of the body. The body suffers when the heart is not asked to pump blood (strength) continually to the entire body. Paul admonishes the body never to quench the Holy Spirit because that will result in the body lacking strength and vigor (1 Thessalonians 5:19).

The prayer of a believer can be turned down by God. This is when he doesn't follow the due process or follow the right protocol. This is said that he asked amiss. That means he missed the target (James 4:3).

Everything is a process, but not everyone is willing to follow through. Many have missed God’s divine call because they were not patient enough to follow the due process God has placed before them. You can't jump ten steps and appear at the top from nowhere. The person will slide and fall. So prayer is.

Pray always. By prayer and supplication let your request be made known unto God but never forget to follow the due process or it may never be made known to Christ who is by the throne of God.

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September 10, 2020 at 10:45 PM ×

I love this update, and all biblical references, God bless you sir

September 11, 2020 at 6:17 AM ×

God bless you too and thanks for reading.