Some of the new things God is going to do in your life are not going to be what you’re expecting. He’s going to do it a different way, with different people, in different circumstances. Stay open. Could it be that God is doing a new thing now and you don’t perceive it? He’s opening a door, but you don’t want to go through it, it’s not what you thought it would look like. He’s bringing people across your path that are divine connections, but they’re not what you were expecting. Don’t get set in your ways. The new thing may not look like what you had in mind.
Is prayer really powerful?
How does God want us to pray?
Read these Top 19 Bible Verses-Power of Prayer …
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
1 John 3:22
And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
1 John 5:14-15
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile. “Because you have said, ‘The Lord has raised up prophets for us in Babylon,’
Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
1 Timothy 2:8
I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” …
1 Timothy 2:1
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
And we pray:
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; hold not Your peace at my tears! For I am a sojourner with You, a guest, like all my fathers. But truly God has listened; He has attended to the voice of my prayer, Amen. But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of Your steadfast Love answer me in Your saving faithfulness. Not my will, Lord. Your will be done in my life in Jesus’ name, Amen.
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith. Matthew 21:22
And He said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.” Mark 9:29
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24