Improving Your Prayer Life Matt 26 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
As long as we are going to take the time to pray, we might as well be as effective in its exercise as we possibly can. You can improve your prayer life by improving your:
Spiritual Conditioning – Matt 26:41 – the more you pray the better you are going to be at praying, just like your physical conditioning improves with exercise.
Spiritual Dependence – Jn 15:5 – the more you realize that you can truly do nothing without the Lord, the more dependent upon him you are going to become – and the more you depend on him, the more you are going to take to him in prayer.
Spiritual Righteousness – Ezek 14:14 – Noah, Daniel and Job had excellent track records of righteousness and so were esteemed as men who could get a hold of God in prayer – the more of the righteousness of Jesus Christ that becomes apparent to God in your life, the more he is going to be inclined to listen to your prayers.
Spiritual Maturity – 1 Cor 13:11 – we are to have a child-like faith but not a child-like attitude in prayer [always asking about “Me”] – the disciples went from asking how to pray, Matt 6, to sleeping through the prayer meeting, Matt 26, to watching and praying in Acts 1, to seeing the place where they were praying shake, Acts 4:23-31 – as you mature in prayer, you improve in prayer.
Spiritual Understanding – Mk 11:22-24 – when you begin to understand what God’s doing you begin to understand how to pray more effectively – Joshua fell on his face before God after Ai and prayed to return to the wilderness – but by the time he understood what God was doing in Canaan, he was able to pray and stop the sun and moon, Josh 10:12-14.