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Results-Oriented Prayer – Feb 22 – Journey of Leadership Daily Devotion

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Have you asked why some people labour so much in the place of prayer with little or no effects?

Please, note that I didn’t say results. I said effects. Prayer is not always about getting results. It’s about generating effects. 

James 5:16 says, “It is the EFFECTIVE fervent prayer of a righteous man that avails much.

Results normally follows Effective Prayer, passionately rendered by the one who is standing right with God.

Praying with results begins with putting things right

No one loves to pray in vain. We all desire results. We like to see God answering our prayers. But the challenge lies in our reluctance to always put things right that will command results on our prayer.

God wants You to Put things Right with Him

People who pray with results are not always results driven. They are relationship driven. 

Elijah was not results driven as much as first getting things in order with God. The Scripture says, “He repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down.”

But you will observe that the prophets of Baal did the opposite in calling their own god. They only took the bull which was given to them, prepared it and began to call on the name of Baal.

Prayer is not a Transaction 

In fact, when there was no response from morning till noon, the only thing they could do was to leap about the altar which they had made. The prophets of Baal showed us that their dealings with Baal is transactional.

They believed the principle of answered prayer is to offer a sacrifice and then, get what they are looking for.

Prayer is first, a relationship, followed by results

You need to give attention to your relationship with God. When we are concerned about amending what connect us to God, we have assurance that results will always follow our prayer.

The number one condition of praying with results is to get the altar of the Lord broken down in your life repaired!

Plead to God for mercy over Nigeria!

When you don’t value your relationship with God, never expect God to have any regard for your prayer

“And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down…Then the fire of the Lord fell…” (1 Kings 18:30,38).

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