The quality of our prayer is dependent on how much of God’s word is inclusive in our prayer. We are commanded to always pray, Luke 18:1. Why! Because spiritual battles are consistent and never ending, we are of the view that if things are good the invisible war (spiritual war) is done. No my friend, this thinking can be deadly and at best misleading.
Our weapons become even more powerful when we pray the scriptures. Scripture says, "The word of God is quicker, powerful and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing and dividing asunder of soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" Heb. 4:12. Now you tell me what earthly weapon can do such a thing?
Usually when I pray I imagine while I am praying the word as a sword being wield and inflicting damage in the world that we cannot see but very much exist. No wonder why God said to remind him of his word. Not that he had forgotten his word, but that we must use it to cause more damage in the spirit world. So even though we’re praying words those words become weapons.
Let us look at another scripture, James 5:13-15, isn’t it interesting when James said that if any among you are afflicted let him pray James 5:13? However in James 5:15 he not only speak of prayer but the prayer of FAITH!
Now, as a reminder, God said that it is impossible to please him without faith, Hebrews 11:6, so clearly faith is a necessity as it relates to our prayers, but what is faith? Well guess what? Faith is God’s word. Scripture tells us that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God, Romans 10:17. So if faith comes by hearing and what one is hearing must be the word of God, then it is clear that faith is the word of God.
I beg you on this wonderful morning, read the scriptures frequently so that you would have no problem retrieving the word when it is time to pray. I have found it to be most effective. In praying the word you are literally coming in agreement with God's word and according to scripture (Hebrews. 11:6) this is what pleases him.
Written by: Kevin L A Ewing