Don’t Pray as if you are starting something

  • God has already started working in us
  • Give thanks to God for his constant work in our lives
  • Constantly working in us even for our holiness

Philippians 2:12-13
New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;13 for it is God who works ( Present Active Participle ) in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

Ask Jesus

Matthew 7:9-11
New King James Version (NKJV)

Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

Pray “I believe; help my unbelief”

When you feel you don’t have complete faith

  • Pray “I believe; help my unbelief”

Mark 9:23-27
New King James Version (NKJV)

23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!

25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it: “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” 26 Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.

Making intercession means

Jesus making intercession for us

Romans 8:34
New King James Version (NKJV)

34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

Intercession in Greek

entugchanó:
Original Word: ἐντυγχάνω
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: I meet, encounter, call upon, make a petition
Definition: (a) I meet, encounter, hence: (b) I call (upon), make a petition, make suit, supplication.

http://biblehub.com/greek/1793.htm

Root word for entugchanó (Intercession)

  • en + tugchanó = entugchanó
  • en = in
  • tugchanó = hit the mark

Prayer as Example

Our prayers are not perfect, When we say “In the Name of Jesus”, Jesus makes our prayer to hit the mark.