Effective Prayer

As we near the close of a year it is good to start praying for our dreams for 2011. Better, to pray for God’s dreams for us for 2011. That is because God’s dreams for us far exceed our dreams for us. His song over our life is one of faith, hope and love. As we get into his mindset, we start seeing the things he sees. As we enter heaven in prayer, we start believing for things to materialize on earth. Next year.

In all of our prayers we got to realize that not all prayer is effective. There are things that can hinder prayer. The Bible speaks about unforgiveness for instance, as something that can hinder you receiving something from God. So let’s become “clean” for God, before we believe for bigger and better things. First things first.

1 Peter 3:7
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

Wait a minute? The way I treat my wife has influence on the effectiveness of my prayers? Indeed. Treat them with respect … so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

When praying and believing for 2011, make sure you get the foundations right first. Seek God. Forgive others. Receive forgiveness yourself. Treat others (including your spouse) with respect. Then believe for great things. And God will be faithful to you.

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