“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does” (James 1:5-8).
When we pray, it’s important to believe the truth of what we are praying. Did you realize that spiritual strongholds hinder our prayer life? When we believe a lie of the enemy, it’s hard to pray with faith. It’s hard to pray confident prayers when we are believing, “God doesn’t love me” or “I’m a failure.” If we believe that God doesn’t love us or care, how can we believe that He will answer our prayers and how can we pray in faith about our destiny? Too many negative beliefs will cloud our prayer life.
When we believe a lie, we become double-minded in prayer. When we are double-minded and unstable, we are indecisive and without faith in our prayers. We become doubtful. We doubt God’s Word and what He has told us about our lives. Our motives can become self-centered instead of God-centered (James 4:3). We lose our confidence in prayer and in God. We may think, “Is God really for me?” It’s hard to believe the Bible and believe a lie of the enemy at the same time.
We want an unhindered prayer life. We want to be diligent and recognize these lies in our lives. We want to pray with faith for God’s purposes for our lives and the lives of others. The following prayer will help you.
This is an 4-minute teaching and prayer that will help to have an unhindered prayer life. Watch the video here called: A Prayer for an Unhindered Prayer Life.
“Faith gives birth to prayer. It grows stronger, strikes deeper, and rises higher in the struggle and wrestling of mighty petitioning. Faith is the substance of things hope for (see Hebrews 11:1), the confidence and reality of the inheritance of the saints. Faith, too, is humble and persistent. It can wait and pray. It can stay on its knees or lie in the dust. It is the one great condition of prayer.” E. M. Bounds
By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)