God’s desire is to bless us more than our expectations. God needs us to be more specific in our prayers; down to the details. I pray you will see tremendous results this season in Jesus name. Amen.
God deals with specificity, He honors people who pray with focus, like the case of the blind man Bartimaeus. He cried out in a loud voice,”Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.”, Mark 10:47. Jesus then asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” In other words, Jesus was asking Bartimaeus to hit the nail on the head, asking for mercy is too broad – mercy for what?
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you received it, and it will be yours.” ( Mark 11:24, ESV)
As God’s children, we have to understand that praying is an act of faith. We don’t need to be timid, boldness is important in our prayers to God. We have to pray for the impossible, He is God Almighty. Pray in Faith, Pray for His will to be done, believe and you shall receive!
A general, vague and broad prayer shows a lack of faith.
When we pray specific prayers, we put God’s reputation on the line, we make Him want to break boundaries to help us. Today, put God’s word to test today, He is not intimidated by any of our prayers, in fact, it’s an occasion for Him to show off.
Praying specific prayers allows us to see precisely how great God is. How will you know when your prayer is answered if you are not specific?
Asking God for abundance is too general, friends. It is like asking for an illusion, its time to take the bull by the horn.
“You do not have because you do not ask.” (James 4:2b, NASB). A general prayer is not asking!
Asking God to bless you with a job is a general prayer. There are many jobs out there, choose one!
Praying specific prayers will help us to understand what our needs are and which ones are important.
A Personal Testimony
We went through a season where it was difficult retaining a nanny for our children. This made me think deeply about the qualities I wanted in a nanny and why the frequent changes.
Once I identify our needs and the person to fit the role, I was able to pray specifically for the person that will be a great addition to our family. I also kept a journal to keep track of my prayers.
Not too long after my specific prayers, I met a wonderful woman at church. After a brief introduction, the rest is history. It’s been over a year now and she is not just a nanny, she is a part of our family and grandma to our children. I have found in her a prayer partner, mamma, friend, an encourager and a restorer of the broken bridge.
Thank You, Lord, for blessing us with Mama Gloria!
So what are you waiting for? Get on and be specific with your prayers. Don’t forget to give God all the glory!