This is the [remarkable degree of] confidence which we [as believers are entitled to] have before Him: that [a]if we ask anything according to His will, [that is, consistent with His plan and purpose] He hears us.
And if we know [for a fact, as indeed we do] that He hears and listens to us in whatever we ask, we [also] know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted to us] the requests which we have asked from Him.
– 1 John 5:14-15(AMP)
Many times we wonder if the prayers we have said, declared and made will be answered. Well, I got good news for you.
Yes. Your prayers, made according to God’s Words, are being answered.
Sometimes we wrongly adjudge our prayers by how we feel. We think that if we feel great and shaky about the prayers we have made, then they would be answered. But if we feel dried and less charismatic, then our prayers did not reach heaven.
But thank God. Our prayers are not answered based on our feelings. The Scripture above says once we have prayed according to God’s will, that is according to the WORD OF GOD, that we have answers to our prayers.
That means all the prayers and declarations we have taken from the scriptures and declared are getting answered.
So what should we do next?
We should have that consciousness and be praiseful to God for answering our prayers.
Believers should stop judging their prayers by how they feel. Feelings have nothing to do with how God answers prayers. All prayers made according to God’s WORDS are answered.
In the last couple of days, you have made several prayers, confessions, declarations and supplications. God says that He will do exactly as You have spoken in His ears. Your prayers will be answered. This year will be a year of manifestation for you. It will be a year of total victory and flourishing in the land.
In today and tomorrow’s prayer retreat, we are going to thank God for all the prayers we have made so far and declare our faith in receiving answers to our prayers. We are going to make various degrees of prophetic declarations on the various areas we have prayed through all this while.
We are going to speak into the spirit realm and seal our prayers with the Blood of Jesus Christ, and then personally minister to ourselves and anoint ourselves, our environments and our family with oil, claiming divine breakthrough…in Jesus name.
The following prayers and declarations can be made at any time. That means you can memorize any or all of them and declare them all through the day. But it is also highly recommended that you make out time and make these prayers.
SCRIPTURES FOR REFLECTION.
Mark 11:24 – Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
1 John 5:14-15 – And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us.
John 15:7 – If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Matthew 7:7 – Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Jeremiah 33:3 – Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
1 John 3:22 – And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
Jeremiah 29:12 – Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Prayer 1: Look Back and Thank God.
- Remember all that we have prayed about and give God thanks for answering our prayers
- Anoint yourself, your house/home, environment and if possible, other members of your family and declare everything dedicated to the LORD.
Scriptures for Reflection and for Anointing
Exodus 40:9 – And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that [is] therein, and shalt hallow it, and all the vessels thereof: and it shall be holy.
1 Samuel 10:1 – Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured [it] upon his head, and kissed him, and said, “Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance?”
Acts 10:38 – How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Luke 4:18 – The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.
Prayer 2: Anoint and Dedicate All to the LORD.
Culled from the book, PRAYERS FOR THE YEAR.