Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
Many people pray improperly because they don’t understand their identity. You are not merely a servant of God; you are a child of God. You not only have been forgiven, but you have also been given a new position of authority and power.
Since you have a covenant with God, you have covenant rights. One of those rights is that you can come boldly before God’s throne. There, in His presence, you will obtain mercy and find grace in your time of need.
Do you lack anything right now? You have a covenant. You have the right to come before God and request His help in this moment of need.
You may say, "Yes, but I've messed up in the past.” That’s okay. God will give you mercy if you will boldly come to Him, confess your sin and turn from it.
How can you pray effectively? You must find out what the Word says about what you are dealing with and then approach the King saying, “It says in your Word in Philippians 4:19 that You supply my every need according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. So, I want to remind you of that Word, and I pray in the name of Jesus that it be accomplished as You have said.”
You can do the same thing for healing, favor, direction, or any need that you have in life. Just go to the Word, see what it has to say, and then pray accordingly.
The Word of God is the will of God. Don’t just pray your problem; pray the Word!
When you talk about your problem, you allow the enemy to keep your mind and heart on it.
What you want to do is put the Word in your heart; then when the pressure is on, what is in your heart will come out of your mouth. Come boldly before God. Pray the Word. That is praying at a higher level. That is how your prayers get answered.
Practical Application – What are you believing God for today? Spend some time searching for Scriptures about it then go boldly before God, praying the Word and expecting to receive.
Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 8:10