The difference between a BREAKDOWN and a BREAKTHROUGH is–
When it comes to praying effectively, Jesus is not only our teacher; Matthew 6:8-10 Jesus is our example.
There are a few places in the Gospels where we find His prayers recorded for us. The most powerful may be just before Lazarus walked out of the tomb.
Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.” Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.” -John 11:40-44 (NKJV)
Here’s the point: I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me,”
By Christ’s example we can also say, “I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me,”
WHY? Because in 1 John 4:17 we read: Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.
Don’t Miss The Point!
Your faith may not be equal to raising the dead…but your Father ALWAYS hears your prayers.