Wednesday, September 23, 2015

How to Pray For a Miracle Part 3

Throughout this week we are looking at how Jesus’ encounter with a blind man shows us how to pray for a miracle. We have learned to pray passionately, pray persistently and to pray precisely.
Praying precisely means to not be vague in your prayers. Be specific. Tell God exactly what you want in detail. Not only do we have a problem when we pray careless prayers where our mind and heart really isn't in it fall short when our prayers become cliché.
When you pray, "God bless my family or God bless America" how do you know if that happens or not? It's so vague. When you pray you need to be specific like the blind man who knew exactly what he wanted.
“Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord, I want to see," he replied. vs. 40-41
He knew exactly what he wanted and his request was clear and precise.
If Jesus Christ were to say the same thing to you, "What do you want Me to do for you?" What would you say? Would you pray a general prayer like “Bless Me”? Would you be able to answer specifically as this blind man did?
James 4:2 says "The reason you don't have what you want is because you don't ask God for it. You have not because you ask not."
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
Beach Schmidt

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