Praying is an undebatable fact for every believer. It is an essential ingredient for his spiritual growth. It is important to note that a believer who does not pray will find it hard to walk in the will of God. This is because prayer helps you to do the work of God without compromise. If you want to experience a successful Christian life, you must learn to pray.
It is advisable for all believers to learn how to pray biblically. It is because that is the best way to pray in accordance with the will of God. This article, we will find out what it means to pray biblically, why you should pray biblically, and how to pray biblically.
What is biblical prayer?
Biblical prayer simply means praying with a scriptural text. Most believer prays without the spoken word of God. They fail to understand that God is not moved by their emotions, instead He his moved by His own words. For example, you want to pray to God about financial breakthrough, Instead of crying and begging that God should send you money. You can simply declare God’s word of abundance and supernatural overflow.
Why Should You Pray Biblically?
Here are the few reasons you should pray biblically:
It ensures you pray according to the Will of God:
The Bible contains the Will of God for us. If you don’t know God’s will, you will definitely not know how to pray the way God want you to pray. And this is one of the reasons for unanswered prayers. When you begin to pray with bible references, you will begin to understand the will, purpose and calling of God. Also, it is when you pray according to the will of God that you are guaranteed of answered prayers.
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him (1 John 5:14-15).
You will know the exact need to pray for:
Majority of the reasons why people find it hard to pray is because they do not the exact words to say. However, if you have been a regular student of the bible, you will eventually pray in line with the scriptures. More to it is that you will not lack what to say, because the Spirit of God gives you the utterance of what to say. Biblical prayer is one of the way of finding out a problem and praying accurately.
Biblical Prayer helps you find direction in your life:
Biblical prayer is very important when you want to make important decisions in your own life. When you pray according scripture, you can be sure that God is always there to hear you and to provide you the answers and direction you need.
Biblical Prayer can work miracles:
Many times in the Bible, the Lord appears to answer prayer by performing a miracle. For example, Daniel prayed with the word of God for the restoration of Israel according to what has been written before. Miraculously, God soften the heart of the king and the nation of Israel was liberated from bondage. So, personal miracles, such as health, serenity, and forgiveness for sins, can also be achieved by praying biblically.
Biblical Prayer helps you become more like Jesus:
Prayer was perfected by Jesus, who served as the ultimate model. If you make an effort to emulate Him through prayer, you will grow in likeness to Him and create a stronger relationship with Him and Heavenly Father.
How should a Beginner Pray?
Here are some tips on how to pray as a beginner;
- Start to pray:
The best way for a Beginner to starting praying is to start. Most times, believers often plan to pray, but they end up taking up more activities that will distract them from prayer. But, when you make up your to pray, take action by opening your mouth.
- Have a schedule:
The best way to pray consistently is to have a schedule for your daily activities. You can include the time you want to pray; when you will pray and how much time you want to spend praying. And you should stick to the time schedule. As you are consistent to that time scheduled, it will become your part of your daily routine that when you fail to pray, it will look as if you have been robbed.
- Use the Lord’s Prayer as a template:
In Luke 11, after Jesus had just finished praying. One of his disciples asked him to teach them how to pray since they always found him praying. And Jesus Christ taught them what is popularly known as the Lord’s Prayer as a guide to pray. This was the pattern the disciples use whenever they want to pray to God. And it becomes their culture (see the book of Acts). You can start with the Lord’s Prayer as a guide to start praying. And as you keep praying with it, you will become better and better as the apostles did.
- Pray with others:
Praying alone is good but praying with others is much better. When you pray with others you will experience more of God’s presence. When you pray with others you are strengthens in your prayer life. Oftentimes, it help us to be accountable in the place of prayer. It helps us to keep us from self-focus. And also, it gives you more confidence to pray longer. And as you pray with others, your faith and hope is being renewed.
In conclusion, prayer is not as hard as you think. It is just the way you talk to someone. The way you start a conversation with your parents, siblings, relatives and friends is the way you should pray. More importantly, as you pray, learn to listen attentively from God, because the father always speaks truth to the heart of His children