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How To Get Your Prayers Answered 100% of the Time

How To Get Your Prayers Answered 100% Of the Time by Praying the Bible - FromHisPresence Blog by Jamie RohrbaughI’ve been receiving questions lately from people who want to know how to pray, or how to pray more effectively. This is a subject I love because prayer is our supernatural connection to the Father Himself. There’s nothing more rewarding than going “boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

Many people don’t pray at all. Others pray, but get frustrated because they don’t see the answers they desire.

If you find yourself in either of those categories, you may be eager to know that there is a way you can get your prayers answered 100% of the time.

Here’s how to get your prayers answered 100% of the time:

Pray God’s Word back to Him.

If we want to get our prayers answered 100% of the time, it’s logical that we should figure out what God already wants to do, and pray for Him to do it. That way, we’re always praying in agreement with His will.

God’s will is clearly outlined in the Bible.

God’s Word, the Bible, contains His entire plan for humanity. It contains His entire will, spelled out verse-by-verse. Therefore, if we pray God’s Word back to Him, we are giving Him permission to do the things on the earth that He has been wanting to do anyway… but had to wait to do until we ask.

Make sense?

So how do you start praying God’s Word back to Him?

Find a Scripture passage that speaks to you. It may be:

  1. a promise you want to see manifest in your life;
  2. something that describes the way you feel right now; or
  3. even a theological passage to which you want to see your heart conformed.

An example of a promise:

One of my favorite promises is found in Psalm 32:8:

Start-quoteI will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

If you were praying this passage back to God, you would pray something like this:

“Father, Your Word says You will instruct me and teach me in the way I should go, and that You will guide me with Your eye. Please instruct me and teach me today. Show me where to go, what to do, and what to say. I don’t know how to handle the things I’ll encounter today, and I need Your help. Please guide me with Your eye and keep me in Your perfect path at all times. Thank You, Father.”

An example of praying about the way you feel right now:

One of my favorite passages to pray when I’m dealing with tough emotions is Psalm 3. I won’t quote the whole thing here for the sake of space, but you can get the picture from the first three verses:


Lord, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. Many are they who say of me, “There is no help for him in God.” Selah. But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head.”

If I’m going through a hard time and am upset, I often pray this verse. My prayer would sound something like this:

“Father, You see the things that are troubling me. It might look like there is no solution. But Father, You are my Shield. You’re my Defense. You’re my Advocate and my Lawyer and my Helper. You always restore me to glory. So save me, Father, out of this thing. Lift my head back up and restore me to my place of authority. You are my Shield and I know You will protect me and defend me. YOU advocate for me today and solve this thing, and I’m going to rest in You and watch You move. Thank You, Father.”

Finally, here’s an example of a theological passage that you’d want to pray:

Ephesians 1:17-18 contains one of the most beautiful passages I can imagine. It’s actually something the Apostle Paul was praying for the Ephesians to experience in their lives:

Start-quote…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints…”

Wow! Who wouldn’t want that, right? You can pray this passage, and any other passage that talks about your relationship with God, right back to God. Your prayer would look something like this:

“Father God, I thank You that You are my Father. I pray that You would give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You. Open my eyes. Give me understanding and enlightenment. Fill me with Your hope. Help me to walk in Your calling on my life every single second I’m alive. Help me to know the riches of Your glory. I thank You that You have made me part of Your inheritance. Help me to walk in the richness You desire for me in every area of my life. Thank You, Father. In Jesus’ Name I pray.”

By praying God’s Word back to Him, you come into agreement with His pre-determined purposes for your life. When you do that, you open the doors for Heaven to invade earth in your life.

When you pray for God’s own will to happen, He can answer your prayers 100% of the time.

Have you ever tried praying God’s Word back to Him? What was your experience? Leave your thoughts in the comments!


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  1. kathy wallace says:

    I absolutely love this post! This came at such a good time and it will help me and others to pray along with the bible. Thanks so much!

  2. alice young says:

    Malichi 3:10 over the yrs ive “tested” God as He said. And every single time, within weeks, financial bad things have happened; my car broke down, i lost my job, ect. This past yr, i lost my job, my apartment, my unemployment ran out, i continued to tithe though in money coming in was reduced. Ive sold things on online post, or ebay and paid tithes on that. Now with several post, nothing is selling. I have zero income hence no tithes

  3. alice young says:

    This time i was determined not to give up. I was going to tithe no matter what. But my income continued to drop. The last thing that sold was 8.00 well over a month ago. I tithed .80 and praised God & thanked him for the sell. That was my last sell. I worked so hard this past year since i was fired on jan 10, 2014 to find another job. Had some amazing interviews bot no job. Then suddenly the interviews stop its been 4 months even though i keep applying. Please help me understand, ive cried out to God to help me understand. Why doesn’t the “testing ” work for me. It only makes things worse, it has happened every single time i tithe. I want to badly to be obedient to my Father, to live in Hos favor

    • Alice, I’m sorry you’re going through a hard time right now, but our Father is faithful. Please keep praying and seeking Him. Our God WILL supply all your need according to His riches in Christ Jesus!

      Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ name, I pray right now that You would wrap Alice up in Your arms and comfort her. Provide for her needs. Send her the income she needs. Send her all the provision she needs. Send her people who will encourage her. I charge the angels of God to minister to Alice right now in Jesus’ name. Heavenly Father, please touch Alice and give her wisdom. Show her what to do and where to go. Lead her, guide her, and direct her, Father, and bless her in her faithfulness. Thank You, Abba Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

    • Just keep on praying…and do not give up….God does answer in his time. I waited a long time for an answer, and i recieved it…..because i never gave up.

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