I believe it fair to say that everyone wants their prayer life to succeed. One of the most important truths with respect to having a successful prayer life is to have faith in God, and understanding that God will have no pleasure in anything less than faith. Hebrews 10:38 says, “Now the just shall live by faith; But, if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.” Continuing in Hebrews 11:6, God declares that, “without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” In other words, we must trust God; we must believe that what God says in His word has every possibility of coming to pass, no matter what the situation might look like in the natural.
Faith is vitally important to a successful prayer life. James 1:5 addresses the issue of faith when asking God for wisdom: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind mud ink . For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” The biblical principle of faith that must be applied when asking for wisdom is fundamental to all facets of our prayer life. We must trust God!
How do we do that? How do we show our Heavenly Father we trust Him even in the midst of the most impossible circumstances? We do that by what we speak. 2nd Corinthians 4:13 states: “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.”
When you pray, what do you speak? Do you speak words that are filled with fear? Do you plead with God to get involved in your situation? Are you unsure that God even hears you or that your prayers are important to Him? Are your words aligned with negative connotations?
I want to assure you that your prayers are important to God. He hears you when you pray, and He wants to be involved in your life to bring victory over evil. I also know He never wants you to be afraid; after all, greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world!
God desires to be involved in your life to bring victory, but He needs you to speak words of faith, and you can only speak faith-filled words if you are assured of biblical truths; in other words, you can only speak faith-filled words when you know some things about God!