Include these attitudes in your prayer life:
· Pray confidently. If you begin by doubting, your prayer will falter. "According to your faith let it be to you," God tells us in Matthew 9:29 and 15:28. When you are in a time of trouble, ask God for help, believing that He is able to give it. Ask, expecting that He will give it.
· Remember God's faithfulness. Seek out God, appealing to His past acts. Remember what He has done for you, then remember that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb. 13:8). He was faithful then, so will He be faithful now.
· Rely on His promises. First, read Scriptures so that you know what those promises are, then grasp the mighty faithfulness of God with a grip of determination. An omnipotent plea with God is: "Do as you have said" (2 Sam. 7:25).
· Admit your weakness. Set your case before God, laying bare all your sorrow and all your needs, then say, "Lord, there it is." Share your soul with Him. He is not moved by eloquence of words or oratory of tongue, but is swift to answer the true oratory, the true eloquence of real distress, and is as able to detect false misery as to relieve real sorrow. He loves for us to state the difficulty we are in. Then, when He gets us out of it, we may remember the sorry condition we were in, with gratitude and rejoicing. (Mt 9:24)
· Declare your trust. Express your confidence in God. "Our eyes are upon You" (2 Chron. 20:12). Look to Him for your rescue, knowing that it will come. Your eyes may be filled with tears, but keep looking toward Him. As you look, your eyes will get stronger, and you will become enlightened with His wisdom and direction.
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