- Keep a prayer journal dating requests and answers so you can be reminded of answerd prayer.
- When stuck, try structuring your prayers using ACTS as an acronym:
A- Adoration for God
C- Confession (of the ways yoyu believe you've fallen short)
T- Thanksgiving (for all God has done and is doing)
S- Supplication (your prayer requests)
- Keep at it! Remember to PUSH!
Perhaps you’ve stopped praying, because you haven’t received an answer. If so, be assured that God hears our every prayer and knows what we need before we pray. Indeed, the Holy Spirit is the One who prays on our behalf with “groans too deep for words.” (Romans 8:26). Prayer is always the answer because God always answers prayers. If our requests are in line with the Divine Will, it will come to pass. If you have been praying, but haven’t received an answer, don’t lose hope. Sometimes our Lord’s answer is “No” or “Wait”. Whether “Yes, No or Wait,” always means always, so keep praying as Paul says, “without ceasing.” PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS (P.U.S.H.) God will provide the strength to wait or the grace to accept what God wants for you instead. If the answer is “No”, remember that there is purpose even in that. God has a plan that is greater than any of us can imagine and that “No” may just be positioning you for a greater “Yes” ahead.
Jesus’ confidence in the power of prayer knew no bounds (Matthew 17:20), even in his deepest despair (Mark 14:36). As we, by the power of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives, grow into the full stature of Christ, our prayer life will grow in confidence and fruitfulness. So keep on praying and watch what God can do.
In the boundless love of Christ,