Prayer ~ How this program works

 

Prayer Flowchart


Prayer Algorithm 

  • Step 1 : Ask something to God goto step 2
  • Step 2: If it contains faith like they will surely get what they asked then goto step 3 else step 5
  • Step 3: If it is God’s will then goto step 4
  • Step 4: Answer “YES”
  • Step 5: Answer “NO”

Step 1: Ask

  • “Ask and it will be given to you;” – Matthew 7:7

Step 2: Faith

  • “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” – Mark 11:24

Step 3: God’s will

  • “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”- 1 John 5:14

Sample 1 for Ask

  • ““What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.” – Mark 10:51-52

Sample 1 for Ask: Explanation 

  • Jesus does know he is blind and he is damn sure he wants to see but he asked him ‘What do you want?’ It’s because you will get what you asked for. Why should we ask if God knows what we need? Asking God is like opening a connection in client-server architecture only when client request something server will response. Likewise by asking God with faith you are opening a connection with God to get response from him. It’s as simple as a telephone call, Call him (Ask him) to get responded (answered). If you put your receiver (faith) down you wouldn’t get responded (answered). When you are in distress whom you dial matters, always dial God first because he is waiting up with answers for your problem and don’t dial up to evil characters like fear, anger, jealousy etc., and get answered with destruction. Instead of whining, you have to ask God to get what you want.
  • Imagine what if that blind man just sitting there and complaining like “God created me as blind, my life is a grave I have to die like this what I will do” like that? Do you think Jesus would have called this blind man and gave him a sight? No. What he did is, he wanted to see so he shouted at Jesus even though many rebuked him to shut up, when he got a chance he asked Jesus with clear sentence, “I want to see” because he trusted Jesus is son of God and he will make him to see. That’s why Jesus said “your faith has healed you.” see it’s his faith of asking what he want to Jesus even though many tried to stop him is what healed him.

Sample 1 for faith: By thanking in advance

  • “So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”” – John 11:41-44

Sample 1 for faith: Explanation

  • Jesus thanked God even before doing his miracle as though it was done already. This is the faith he had and he set us an example to believe God. Thanking God in advance is one of the way to show faith. Saying a word thanks is nothing if we don’t believe that God will give it. Believe God and say thanks.

Sample 2 for Faith: By thanking in advance and showing gratitude

  • “His disciples answered, “Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?” “How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Seven,” they replied, “and a few small fish.” He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people. They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.” – Matthew 15:33-37

Sample 2 for faith: Explanation

  • If God asked us to serve thousands with only seven loaves and few fishes then we would be like “What God are you kidding?” But what Jesus did is he said thanks, for what?
  • Jesus could have made all the grass to food or he would have rained down the foods but he asked for what we had to his disciplines and said thanks for that small amount of food too. He shown gratitude for what he had and believed God going to bless it and make it to what he need.
  • Likewise in our life there will come situation like “How can I finish this with these small resources/knowledge etc.,” at those times remember there is no limit for your dream. Be faithful and ask God what you need and show gratitude for what you already have, even though it is not enough for you to complete it. By this way God will bless it and make it the way you need.“For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” – Matthew 25:29

Sample 3 for Faith: By showing Gratitude

  • “A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer went ahead of him. Whenever the Israelites saw the man, they all fled from him in great fear.” – 1 Samuel 17:4-7, 24
  • “Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The LORD who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” – 1 Samuel 17:36-37
  • David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” – 1 Samuel 17:45-47

Sample 3 for Faith: Explanation 

  • Is it like no one in that war area other than David (who is not even a soldier) killed any wild animals before so that they don’t have this confidence? It can’t be right!
  • David had this confidence because he had faith in God and also he shown gratitude to Lord, you can say “Where comes the Gratitude here? We are talking about faith right?” He believed only through God he stroke down those lions he didn’t think like “I am strong man I have stroked down a lion when I was young” instead he shown his Gratitude that God helped him to kill that animals likewise he would give strength to destroy Goliath. He didn’t think animal and Goliath was different instead he focused on the matter that his ‘God is strong, and he will provide him enough strength whenever he needs’
  • Likewise whenever you see a problem don’t see how big your problem is instead focus on how big your Lord is and also believe and show gratitude that the Lord your God who made you to pass through the wilderness before will definitely make you pass through this time no matter how big it is this time.

Sample 1 for God’s will

  • “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:8-10

Sample 1 for God’s will: Explanation

  • Paul asked God to remove the throne in his flesh but God didn’t removed it. God’s will is to make Paul to be more stronger with his weakness. How happy Paul was when he got NO as an answer. “I delight in weaknesses For when I am weak, then I am strong.” Great right, since he trusted that God’s will is only good for him not bad.
  • Is it mean I will keep myself weak so God will use it? No. You have to ask God about your weakness, if he strengthen your weakness then thank him else he will make use of your weakness to be more powerful one so thank him for that too. If only you ask he will make use of it.
  • When answered No trust his will because he said “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11. Let him execute those plans in your life by asking him.

Sample 2 for God’s will

  • “Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”” – Matthew 26:39, 42

Sample 2 for God’s will: Explanation

  • Jesus knows God’s will is to redeem many by giving himself as an offering to God. When it’s time to happen, ‘His friend going to betray him, his dearest friend going to disown him, people for whom he is offering himself going to crucify him and going to treat him worst then a thief and murderer.’ How it will be for Jesus. He said “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.” – Matthew 26:38. After he expressed his sadness to his friends, he went to pray, when he came back they were slept. How much discouraging it will be to Jesus!
  • He asked God to remove it if it is his will, why did he asked even though he knows God’s will? It’s because during our sorrowful time we will be tempted to go against God’s will. He prayed to God so he wouldn’t be tempted to go against his will. By giving it in God’s hand he stood still, he let things happen without saying a word against it, he waited for God to act without thinking about the ways to escape.
  • Likewise during our sorrowful moments give it in the hands of the God and stand still, if you know you can’t do anything to change particular situation then ASK God and let it be his will. You may be tempted to do it in some wrong ways to achieve something you want, surely you will have that small conscience telling you it’s not God’s will. At that time wait for God to act. Trust him, he is doing it for your own goodness that you may not understand now and you may think it’s unfair. You may think you are losing a battle but believe he is going to give you victory in a way you don’t expect.

Program optimization

  • Ask in the name of Jesus
  • Be righteous person
  • Group prayer

Ask in the name of Jesus

  • “Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.” – John 16:23

Be righteous person

  • “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” – James 5:16
  • “The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry;” – Psalm 34:15
  • Do good to all and love all to get added in the God’s VIP list so that your prayer program will run fast and you will get answered soon.

Group prayer

  • “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” – Matthew 18:19-20

“May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests.”

– Psalm 20:1, 4-5


“Peace be with you”

-Dhivya


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