Prayer Is Your First Duty
Thank you for making it to Pray As A Step.
Pray As A Step, as our name suggests, believes in the incredible power of prayer to overcome any situation in life.
If you use prayer as a step to navigate your way through life, not only do you get direct revelation, blessings and provision for your life, but heaven comes down and makes abode with you.
How To Pray Effectively
However, there is prayer and there is effective prayer.
You know what we mean by prayer. it’s those nice sounding prayers you pray every day, more like a duty than anything else.
Most of the time, you’ll notice that you don’t get answers or heaven stays silent.
We believe in another kind of prayer – the effective prayer – that gets heaven’s attention immediately.
The effective prayer is one where you pray and get the answer of your prayer, as God chooses.
One such prayer is the repentance prayer. With this one prayer, heaven will immediately stand up, pay attention and you get the incredible privilege of God attending personally to your request.
Another prayer is the salvation prayer. Heaven cannot and will not ignore such a prayer. Indeed, the Book of Hebrews tells us that the angels rejoice when a sinner comes to the Lord.
There are other prayers that are so effective, we get puzzled that many people settle for a prayer life where prayers may or may not be answered.
They are okay if they don’t get a response from heaven.
I’m talking about ambiguous answers, like praying not hearing anything and saying that the answer was no answer. No.
I’ve been there. And it hurts… when you’ve cried out to God and then …silence.
This has become so normal for many people, that if you google the word, ‘prayer’ you will get 10 blog results, some of which actually tell you it’s okay if you pray and don’t receive answers.
I’m not sure about that.
That assumption has left more Christians hurt, frustrated and puzzled than anything else. Their Christian walk then becomes a painful, bland existence, where you do the least bit necessary to maintain your Christian walk.
We are here to point you in a NEW direction.
It’s your duty to pray….and get tangible, clear answers from the Throne Room of God.
In the Bible, I see Jesus telling us to pray without ceasing. I see Jesus telling us to pray and expect a response.
Prayer requires faith. And faith demands expectation.
In the book of Hebrews, it tells us that “without faith, it is impossible to please God, because whoever comes to God must believe that He is, and He is a rewarder of those who actively seek Him.”
Two things stand out from that passage.
He is a rewarder; and ‘actively seek Him”
This passage then tells us to expect a response.
Over the years, I’ve come to understand why we pray and don’t receive answers.
It’s not that God doesn’t want to answer us, it’s that something is blocking our answer from reaching us.
We are here to share with you some lessons why that could be happening and how you can overcome it.
In the process, you will notice that our prayers are ‘fire prayers” cultivated from the Book of Psalms.
If you study the Psalmist’s prayers, you’ll notice that he provoked some firebrand type of prayers. The same with Elijah, Elisha, Daniel and Paul.
They got answers. And when they didn’t get answers, they stayed at it until the answer finally arrived.
Case in question: Daniel and the 21 day fast and prayer scenario.
These prayers went direct to the heart of the problem, attacked it, vanquished it and left them with their answer.
Make no mistake about it, prayer is hard work.
So you must be in it for the long haul.
On our blog, you will notice curated prayers about various aspects of Christian living.
We believe that under the anointing of the Holy spirit, you can begin to apply these prayers to any situation you face and see the answers you desire.
Prayer Is The Fuel Of The Christian Journey
I cannot emphasize this enough, “if you are to reach your ultimate calling in Christ, make prayer your best friend.
Make Prayer Your Best Friend
Only with prayer will you unlock your Christian destiny, find out why God put you on this earth, and have the power, insight and provision to accomplish it with success.
Many Christians have stalled in their destiny because they did not pray enough.
Don’t let that happen to you.
The best thing for me, is to see you on fire for Christ, getting inspired by the prayers we put on this forum.
Along the way, we will share some timely devotions, scriptural thoughts and reflections to get you in the mood for prayer and yearning for the prayer mountain every day.
Yearn for the prayer mountain every day.
Prayer is indeed the fuel of the Christian existence.
Without prayer, God cannot, and with God we cannot, as a famous Christian once said.
Without prayer, God cannot, and with God we cannot.
That’s what we believe.
Stand Against The Wiles Of The Devil
You have an enemy that will stop at nothing to distract, deceive, sabotage, steal, kill and destroy you.
And your effective weapon against him, is the effective prayer – that shakes heaven and earth.
We believe we must go back to the basics of prayer if we are to overcome all the evil against us in this generation and keep our faith, testimony and standing in Christ intact.
The christian is under such savage attack today from forces of evil that without a strong conviction and stand in Christ, it is easy to go astray.
And as the Bible says, “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds.”
Are You Ready?
If you are, visit our blog and read through our comments, discussions, scriptural thoughts and prayer points.
The best way to gain value from this is to apply them in your prayer time. In other words, go back home and pray these prayer points over your family, loved ones, possessions and businesses.
See the love of God descend on you.