Can a prayer that fully meets God’s requirements ever fail? No
What are God’s conditions for intercession that He needs in order to fulfill it in Satan’s world
- I must be right with God, forgiven, sin free, living in and having Christ’s righteousness:
Jo 15:7 If you live in Me, and My words live in you, you will ask what you will,
1 Pet 3:12 …The Lord’s ears are open unto the prayers of the righteous…
- God’s Spirit must inspire my prayer so that it’s in God’s will, by Spirit to spirit conversation
Rom 8:26-27 …We don’t know what to pray for; but the Holy Spirit inspires prayers through us that otherwise would not be uttered…these prayers are according to God’s will…(as God prays through us,canHe then denyHimself, no).
1 Jo 5:14-15 This is the confidence that we have in Him, if we ask anything according to His will (as led by His Spirit), He hears us. And if we know that He hears us…we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
- I am to believe, to know with certainty, not hope, that the prayer will, in time, be fulfilled.
Matt 21:22 (Jesus) whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.
Ro 10:17 Faith (from God) comes by hearing (in my heart) the word that God speaks.
Heb 11:1 Now faith is the certainty of things hoped for, the proof of things not seen.
- My faith must be evidenced by words and actions that don’t contradict, cancel my prayer
Jam 2:17 Faith, if it does not have…actions of obedience to back it up, is dead.
Heb 10:36 You have need of patience (and persistence, from Christ – 2 Thes 3:5) so that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.
- Someone’s free-will isn’t an issue since God foreknows who He can influence by prayer
Rom 8:29 Whom God foreknew (knew beforehand the future choices we would make), He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son…(would
God lead me to pray His will for someone knowing that they will never receive it, no).
As God leads, we are exhorted to pray for the unconverted and for the converted – in faith,
limiting ourselves to pray only God’s revealed will that He foreknows a person will receive
1 Tim 2:1 I exhort first that…intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men,
Ps 2:8 Ask of Me, and I will give you the heathen for your inheritance… KJV
Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…for all saints
Gal 4:19 My little children for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you
Ps 19:13 (A prayer for me) Keep Your servant from presumptuous sins; Let them not rule over me (like: what or who I am to pray for, then, how and when you fulfill it).
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