Maximize the Power of Your Prayers

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How to Pray: Getting answer from God

"...I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me. O God: Incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech..." Psalms 17:6

This is part of one of many prayers that David prayed; and as we know, God did answer David's prayers. You may also know that David repeatedly messed-up with God. But God still received, listened to and answered David's prayers; why?

Go to 1 Samuel chapter 1 and read the first eight verses. Here we learn about Hannah, a good woman very much loved by her husband but unable to bear him a child. As you now read verses 10 and 11 you find that Hannah takes her problem to God in prayer. Almost right away God answers her prayer favorably...Why?

Next go to Daniel 6:1-28 with particular emphasis on the fact that Daniel prayed and was delivered...Why?

These are examples of people who prayed and received positive responses from god. no doubt most of us would love to experience the same. So let's examine these instances further...

Although he repeatedly messed-up, David had a remarkably compliant and humble attitude and manner. Look at how he responded when after Saul had chased him all over the countryside seeking to harm him and David was presented with several opportunities to kill Saul but didn't.(1 Samuel 26:7-12) On one occasion David had Saul going to the bathroom! But out of respect for Jehovah God David refrained from harming Saul. Do you have that type of reverent fear and respect for Jehovah? Look at David's words at Psalm 51 after he was confronted by God's prophet following his indiscretions with Bathsheba. His response reflected remorse as to the spiritual aspect, how it effected Jehovah and the relationship he had with him. Is your relationship with Jehovah greatly important to you? Do your prayers reflect this?Even though he repeatedly messed-up Jehovah called David a man after his own heart! David never stopped trying to please Jehovah and Jehovah gave his prayers a positive response.

Hannah was loved and favored by her husband. Her truest desire was to bear him a son. What a noble aspiriation! This was much more than just a passing thought or wish; it is noted that Hannah wept bitterly over this matter and thus took it to Jehovah in fervent prayer. Are your prayers that heartfelt? Hannah went on to vow to give the child to Jehovah's service if He would grant her request for a child which is a primary purpose for women. Are your prayers about fulfilling God's purpose for you?

Daniel prayed daily and Daniel prayed long. It's what he did. Daniel had an on-going relationship with Jehovah that got stronger and stronger. Jehovah on several occasions showed he was with Daniel This built Daniel's confidence in the power of prayer to where he made it a point to prayer regularly and frequently, not just some brief moment-of-silence type prayers either, but serious prayer and supplication. Do you take prayer seriously?When Jehovah has things occur that give evidence that He listens to you, do you see it as an opportunity to draw closer to him and gain a greater portion of his spirit in your life?

Every time the word pray or prayer,or praying enters your thoughts, you should see it as God calling to you and inviting you to talk to him. These are invitations to strengthen your relationship with him. You may feel that you have a good relationship with God, but you've only recently begun reading Truth is... and learned for certain that God's name is Jehovah and that you HAVE to pray to him, not Jesus to be heard. Well, Jehovah revealed this information to you because He does know your heart and as He now does the final harvesting of his sheep He is asking you to come much closer knowing that you'll need this closeness during the more stringent times that are surel;y ahead of us. You should feel privileged! The very fact that you are reading this article and others by Truth is... is evidence that Jehovah has invited you to be among those He is trying to save! The next move is yours...Truth Is...

Knowing your heart and loving you, Jehovah does indeed hear your prayers, the focus now is on maximizing the power of your prayers. It's a wonderful feeling having God answer prayer; it shows He is there for and with you.Wouldn't you love the opportunity to gain a fuller portion of of God's spirit and the many blessings that come with it? Undoubtedly your answer should be Yes!. For many, it will mean changing how we pray; even who we pray to. Many have been taught to pray to Jesus, his apostles, and even Mary. You parents and their parents may have learned to do this also and so on. But that doesn'tmake it right! In fact it is wrong to pray to apostles and Mary particularly as they have absolutely NO say so concerning your salvation. It is also a fact that as our mediator; Jesus is the go-between or our representative before God/Jehovah, so it makes no sense to pray to him as we attempt to petition God to hear us. Jesus himself prayed to Jehovah and we are supposed to be imitators of Christ are we not?

So there's step one: Pray to Jehovah and ONLY to Jehovah.Once we establish that let's allow Jesus to tell us the next step toward maximizing the power of our prayers. Turn to Matthew chapter 6. Hopefully you will finally accept the truth upon reading the words of Jesus himself. When he gave the model prayer or the "Our father" prayer as it is known, Jesus DID NOT mean for us to repeat what he said word-for-word. Read verse 7" When ye pray, use not vain repetitions as the heathen do..." OK? So what do we do? We repetitively repeat the our father prayer!. What Jesus was offering was a "PATTERN" for prayer; he did not say:" Say this prayer". Jesus said ";After this manner pray ye..." which means Pray like this...(verse 9)

Now when telling us how to pray, notice the very first thing Jesus focused on was the praise of God's name. Jesus is stressing that it is important to give God/Jehovah full and total recognition and that it should be unmistakable WHO we are praising. Read Isaiah 12:2-4. The name"Jehovah" initially appeared 6,973 times in the original texts. Now it only appears here at Isaiah, at Psalm 8 and Exodus 6:3 in the King James bible. Many other bibles remove that name altogether! How disrespectful and rude to be that way to the very one you seek salvation from! Verse 4 of Isaiah 12 says " make mention that his name(Jehovah) is to be exalted..." So why don't they do this at YOUR church? I'm not talking about adding adjectives to his name(Jehovah Jirreh, Jehovah-nicci, etc) I'm talking about straight-up praising J-E-H-O-V-A-H. You don't have to be a Jehovah's Witness to use God's name...or to praise him. I'm not a Jehovah's Witness! Tp further emphasize this, in the Spanish language (which is a form of Latin...part of the bible was written in Latin); the ONLY way to say God's name when speaking of Almighty God, is to say "Jehova"; but when you speak of Jesus, they say: "Jesu-Christo" (hay-su-cristo)!

Now we know Who to pray to, Understand this: No man can approach the Father unless they go through the Son The only reason we can approach Jehovah freely is because Jesus gave the very best gift he could, his perfect human life in order that we could do that. He opened the door to give God glory and for us to build relationships with Jehovah. But don't get it twisted, it was in order to give glory to Jehovah first as it was God who so-loved the world, and it was Jesus who so loved Jehovah! My how the church has confused the world with it's double-talk and rhetoric! That's why it is important that you personally read the bible with a child's heart: clear and clean, anxiously attentive to receive teaching from their parent who in this instance is the ULTIMATE parent!

Again, we must pray to Jehovah, not Jesus and they are two separate entities. At least that's what Jesus said. They have a oneness of purpose, love and intent; but even Jesus must obey and submit to Jehovah. If you pray to Jehovah in Jesus' name, I GUARANTEE you will see results that will increase with each and every time you do it this way. Sincerity will gain you a hearing from God. But if you follow the explicit instruction of HOW He wants us to pray the blessing open-up fully. Wouldn'T it be better to get $1,000,000 instead of $500,000? Jehovah in your life and the blessings it brings are priceless beyond your imagination! Get it all!!!

It is so sad as well as ridiculous that people would allow fear of what other people would think prevent them from using GOD's real name and calling upon it and receiving him FULLY into their lives!

It's not hard, try this: Call to Jehovah using his name and ask in the name of Jesus to be heard. You can then actually TALK to God and say things like this:" Jehovah, I don't know if this is what you want because I've been taught something totally different all my life. But if there's a chance it will please you and bring me closer to you then please show me. Show me what you want me to do Jehovah. I am asking in Jesus' name-amen". Just like that! You can actually keep it that simple and maximize the power of your prayers!!

The major point of David, Hannah, Daniel and even Jesus' prayers(Yes Jesus' too!) is that they TRUSTED Jehovah. Trust is faith at work.Do you trust Jehovah to be what He says He is and do what He promises? Now you have a clearer understanding and much more accurate knowledge of how to approach God; use it!

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Now we know Who to pray to, Understand this: No man can approach the Father unless they go through the Son The only reason we can approach Jehovah freely is because Jesus gave the very best gift he could, his perfect human life in order that we could do that. He opened the door to give God glory and for us to build relationships with Jehovah. But don't get it twisted, it was in order to give glory to Jehovah first as it was God who so-loved the world, and it was Jesus who so loved Jehovah! My how the church has confused the world with it's double-talk and rhetoric! That's why it is important that you personally read the bible with a child's heart: clear and clean, anxiously attentive to receive teaching from their parent who in this instance is the ULTIMATE parent!

Again, we must pray to Jehovah, not Jesus and they are two separate entities. At least that's what Jesus said. They have a oneness of purpose, love and intent; but even Jesus must obey and submit to Jehovah. If you pray to Jehovah in Jesus' name, I GUARANTEE you will see results that will increase with each and every time you do it this way. Sincerity will gain you a hearing from God. But if you follow the explicit instruction of HOW He wants us to pray the blessing open-up fully. Wouldn'T it be better to get $1,000,000 instead of $500,000? Jehovah in your life and the blessings it brings are priceless beyond your imagination! Get it all!!!

It is so sad as well as ridiculous that people would allow fear of what other people would think prevent them from using GOD's real name and calling upon it and receiving him FULLY into their lives!

It's not hard, try this: Call to Jehovah using his name and ask in the name of Jesus to be heard. You can then actually TALK to God and say things like this:" Jehovah, I don't know if this is what you want because I've been taught something totally different all my life. But if there's a chance it will please you and bring me closer to you then please show me. Show me what you want me to do Jehovah. I am asking in Jesus' name-amen". Just like that! You can actually keep it that simple and maximize the power of your prayers!!

The major point of David, Hannah, Daniel and even Jesus' prayers(Yes Jesus' too!) is that they TRUSTED Jehovah. Trust is faith at work.Do you trust Jehovah to be what He says He is and do what He promises? Now you have a clearer understanding and much more accurate knowledge of how to approach God; use it!

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Melinda Winner 7 years ago

This is a nice hub!


KingB 7 years ago

Truth, you have such a wonderful gift. I thank God for using you!


FaithNHiM 7 years ago

Excellent article that really puts things into a great perspective. Serving God and getting close to him should not be complicated as he is looking to save us all.


IIReal 7 years ago

I will use God's name Jehovah in all my prayers in Jesus' name! Thank you. I found out first hand that you are telling the truth and it worked! You really are the truth!


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daledad8 7 years ago from pittsburgh Author

Thank you for the positive responses to this and all the hubs posted by truth Is... I can only hope that all of you actually apply these things as they will deeply enrich your spirit and your life. Of all the hubs I've posted, this to me is the most important one as it will help you build a great realationship with our creator and father Jehovah. His love is magnificent and beyond words. B-Blessed! Truth Is...


erique 7 years ago

good stuff


gr8one 7 years ago

much needed information


WCICC 7 years ago

Prayer is somthing we can all use more of - Great message Brother


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daledad8 7 years ago from pittsburgh Author

Thank you all for reading Truth Is...I just learned that my father passed away yesterday 7/26/09; and I am confident in God's will being done as I am also of the resurection. I do trust Jehovah and actually do practice what I preach. Trust is faith in action and at work. Pray for and with me. Condolences can be sent to d. Burch 407 1/2 W. Elizabeth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15207..b-blessed!

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rutter 7 years ago

Hello Everyone:

Very very interesting. I enjoyed reading some of the articles, especially the one about prayer.It's always important to stay prayful. I will be back to read more Peace and Blessings to all


velvett1 7 years ago

I am intrigued by this article.You have me thinking and considering all you've said


Yolanda K. 7 years ago

I really appreciate your words here and will be more diligent about using the advice given. You have touched a very important nerve for me and others like me and I pray God's blessings upon you and your ministry.


4sure 7 years ago

Very interesting stuff. Glad you're not affraid to speak out. We need more like you.


Marlena 7 years ago

I really like this one and it reminds me to make my prayers better. Thank you man of God


servantofgod 7 years ago

Very good article!


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pjk_artist 7 years ago from Turkey Point, ON

God telling Moses his name was "I AM" really posed a problem for the Jewish church leaders...So they CHANGED IT! to "The Lord", "YHWH" and "Jehovah"

To pray in God's name is to simply say "I AM" (Now. does the line from "Jesus: ..pray as if you have already received it..." make more sense?)


10shun 7 years ago

Great article! Ignore the crazies and just write-on!


10shun 7 years ago

Great article! Ignore the crazies and just write-on!


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pjk_artist 7 years ago from Turkey Point, ON

You guys can choose to believe and regurgitate the same old lies... lies told so many times that they've been accepted as truth... or you can think about what I tell you and discover it to be "the truth". If you choose not to accept this truth then you will die in your sins ... but your blood shall not be upon me.

As you read scripture you feel the truth of the words in your heart and you hunger for the truth that you can almost sense. Over and Over again the bible tells us how to pray... but you would rather listen to a man telling you how to pray.

Pray as if you have already received it. That's it. Have faith and your prayers will be answered. This is the only way to maximize your prayers. I agree with everything in this article BUT don't pray to Jehovah like you're talking on the phone...pray as if you already have it! Say "I AM healthy, wealthy, whatever". THAT is how you prayer in HIS name. His name is I AM.


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daledad8 7 years ago from pittsburgh Author

Again, I will NOT argue doctrine with anyone. I can only repeat that if the words of Truth is... disturb you so, you always have the option of not reading them!


anitathaheater 6 years ago

I am definitely going to try this!


Ngozi 23 months ago

im a long haul driver sick of being atatcked through pornographic images every where, it is wearing me down physically and spiritually, it is affecting my prayer life and thus my abilityas a spiritual leader and protecter of my family. this one is not the ordinary daily temptations but all out brazzen attacks that are also manifesting themselfs in physically impossible acts such as beams leaning on the truck lifting up and hitting me . im calling for any prayer warriors on this one

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