Chapter 7. Prayer and the Principle of Precise Correct Procedure.
There is no place for sloppiness in prayer. Yet, today many believers have failure in their prayer life because of this. Misguided emotion, ignorance, stupidity, and sloppiness abound when believers ignore the Biblical principles that mandate precisely correct procedure:
1. All prayer is directed to God the Father. You never pray to God the Son or God the Holy Spirit. MAT 6:6-9, “But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you. And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition, as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need, before you ask him [Father]. Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.’”
Peter said in 1PE 1:17And if you address as Father the one who impartially judges according to each man's work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay upon earth;
Furthermore, God the Son as our High Priest makes intercession for us at the right hand of the Father (HEB 7:25). God the Holy Spirit makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered (ROM 8:26-27).
2. All prayer is offered through the channel of our Great High Priest, in the name of the Son. JOH 14:13-14, “And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in My name, I will do it.” You can begin your prayer with the approach, “Heavenly Father, I’m coming in the name of the Son;” or you can conclude your prayer with “in Christ's name, Amen.” Whichever, you must go through channels, for this is the precise correct procedure. There is no place for sloppiness in prayer.
3. All effective prayer is offered through the filling of the Spirit or the enabling power of the Spirit inside the PPOG (EPH 6:18).
So the principle of precise correct procedure demands that the believer offers all prayers to God the Father in the name of the Son and in the power of the Spirit. As a part of the principle of precise correct procedure, prayer is a part of your escrow blessings. Prayer originates from the equal privilege of election. You are a Royal priest; this gives you additional ability in prayer. There is nothing for which you cannot ask God on your own as a priest, under the principles and restrictions noted, and in accordance with His will.
Under your invisible assets, effective prayer is a part of the production of the Christian life. Even answered prayer is a part of the Divine decrees programmed by the omniscience of God the Father in eternity past. Remember EPH 2:10For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Included in your Christian service is the invisible impact you can have in prayer; all designed by God in eternity past! Therefore, accurate and effective prayer is one of the most powerful weapons in history. In prayer, the Christian actually takes the offensive against Satan in his world. The kingdom of darkness will bring as much adversity as they can against believers who are living to glorify God in the angelic conflict. However even huge obstacles can be overcome with prayer! MAR 11:23“Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.”
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