Prayer requests are often ways by which our demands and needs are made known to God through prayer. Most often than not, these forms of prayers are generally sought from men of God or people who in one way or another can be said to be highly inclined to serving as the leaders of a Christian group, such as pastors or reverend ministers as well as deacons, among others. These people are believed to be the right hand servants of Christ, and as such prayer requests sent to them will and should be automatically answered by God. Now one may ask what really does cause prayer requests to work…., the answer here is quite simple. It’s FAITH! Yes it is. The bible confirms this fact when it clearly stated in the book of James 1:6 which reads that” but let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.” (KJV) This goes to show that when it comes to prayer, it doesn’t really matter who is uttering the words of what one needs or desires to be granted by Christ, it’s all about ones faith in whatever has been asked for and the hope of receiving it thereafter.
You don’t need any priest or pastor or deacon to assist you in getting your needs across board to God, you need to have that faith and nurture it so it works in your favor. What then is faith? Hebrews 11:1 clearly gives us a defined picture of what faith really is. Now it goes on to say that,” faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”(KJV) The book of Hebrews couldn’t have given a much better definition for this word FAITH! Of what use is to say you have sent your supplication and plea before God but do not believe within yourself or have that hope of it being answered? You are like the doubting Thomas in the bible then brethren. For nothing can be made possible in your life if you don’t get to accept the existence of Christ, his coming to die for you on that cross of Calvary and a further belief in his words and power to change any situation no matter how hopeless it might look. It is possible to live a life filled with so much joy, happiness and intense gladness when you come to have and build a positive relationship with Christ.
I always say that we never know how much life can actually become so much bearable and enjoyable as we get to understand certain principles of having a positive fellowship with Christ. It’s those moments when you all seem lost, and your faith is made strong regardless of the tribulation faced that he comes in to salvage the situation. Philemon 1:6 reads,” That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. Begin to share in the goodness of the lord and how his presence in your life gives you that hope to want to live on and proclaim to the entire universe of his works in your life. Let us therefore seek to encourage others in whatever worse situation they may be going through to keep that fire burning and have the constant believe and faith in his word and works. You need to believe. Have FAITH!
Why Prayer Request Works Written By: Chantelle Iris Nunoo.