Blessing For Effective Prayer
by Wendy Exhorter
“The prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16
Prayer is about many things, about processing with God, receiving instruction, insight, deliverance and just enjoying the Presence of our Beloved, etc…. But it is also about making decisions!
I bless you with the ability to decide, to MAKE A DECISION about what to ask and to DECIDE that God wants to give you what you ask. I bless you with the knowledge that you DO know what to ask for. I bless you that you DO hear from Holy Spirit Within and CAN put the dreams of your identity and destiny into WORDS. I bless you with the knowledge that God knows what you need before you ask so that you can choose to know, receive, make a DECISION that God will answer.
The Bible says that God loves to give wisdom to everyone without finding fault but if we ask for wisdom we need to have already made a DECISION IN OUR BEING that he will give what we ask. (James 1:5) Jesus said that we may ask him anything and he will do it. (John 14:13-14)
I bless you with faith to DECIDE that Jesus will give you what you ask. I bless you with the knowledge that what you are asking IS for God’s glory! I bless you with the knowledge that faith is an act of your will and that YOUR WILL IS POWERFUL TO CHOOSE, that you can decide that God will give you what you ask.
I often contemplate and process with the Holy Spirit to put our dreams into words, then once it is formed I pray, “Jesus, I have made a decision….” I bless you to come boldly before his throne. I bless you to stick with the process until the request is fully formed and fully decided upon in your spirit. I bless you with the knowledge that YOU ARE THE RIGHTEOUS MAN WHOSE PRAYER AVAILS MUCH!
A quote to help you on your way.
“What have you asked for? Are you satisfied to continue on the old way now that the Holy Spirit has come to give you an unlimited supply of power and says, “What will you have?”’
Smith Wigglesworth “On Spiritual Gifts” p. 30.