5 Prayers To Increase God’s Glory On Your Prayer Life
Do you struggle with prayer? If so, today’s post is for you. It’s going to give you the keys you need for GOD to turn your prayer life into a supernaturally-anointed flow of power encounters with Him and His glory.
Here’s the backstory:
When I first got saved, I could not pray. I just could not tolerate prayer. I had no appetite for it, no inspiration for it, and no supernatural flow in prayer. Even trying to pray was difficult; it felt like very hard work.
But I wanted to know God better. I was so hungry for Him, and I wanted to be intimate with Him.
- I wanted to pour out my heart to Him and hear Him talk back to me.
- I wanted to be His friend and have Him tell me His secrets.
- I wanted romance and intimacy with the Lord.
- I wanted to carry weight in Heaven.
I knew prayer was a huge key to that kind of relationship, but I could not pray. So in my desperation and from the desire of my heart, I cried out to the Lord for help. And He answered. (Isn’t it amazing how God helps us in our weakness?) 🙂
God heard my cry. He began to teach me how to pray. Seemingly out of nowhere, I started encountering God in prayer.
As I asked the Lord to teach me to pray, I started having an actual desire to pray. (Shocking, I know.) 😉 So I’d sit down with God, and all of a sudden words would just pour out of my heart to Him. (Usually silently, but God hears silent prayer.) 🙂
And all of a sudden, things worked. Prayer flowed. It was for very short periods at first, but it still started working! I was amazed.
There was no magic formula, but just pouring my heart out to Him brought me into such awareness of Him. I’d put my head down on my table, and I would just cry as I prayed. My prayers didn’t even last long at first, but God touched me every time.
Prayer was suddenly a glorious encounter, not a hard, dry task.
Prayer suddenly became this amazing experience in which the Father called my name, and I turned around and lifted my arms up to my Daddy for a hug, and He swept me up in His arms and hugged me tight … then just snuggled me for awhile.
It was amazing. I had never encountered God like that before. But with every encounter, He wrecked me (in the best possible way).
Over time, prayer became so enjoyable (Daddy’s hugs are so fun!) that it became my favorite thing. I was such a messed-up person in my mind and emotions, but my problems didn’t bother Papa. He loved me, and just hugged me anyway. Every time I went to pray, He rained down His glory and poured out His heart on me, even if my prayer was only for five minutes.
I couldn’t help but respond to that kind of love.
You can’t help but be changed by that kind of encounter. So I got addicted.
When I joined my local church, I started attending their intercessory prayer meetings. I learned so much from my pastor who was in charge of those meetings, and I was inspired by the other intercessors there. I wanted to pray with power, and I wanted God to use me in intercession.
So I asked God to teach me. I asked Him to make me a woman of prayer and His Word. I remember driving to and from church and just weeping in my car, begging God to turn me into an intercessor; begging Him to flow through me in prayer. I was so hungry.
Well again, over time, God answered those prayers. He has used me in prayer and intercession, and given me the desire to call others to pray. The desire of my heart right now is to call my nation to its knees, where we will turn back to God through prayer.
But how do you start praying if you don’t know how, or don’t feel any divine inspiration when you pray?
It’s easy. You just pour out your heart to God, and ask Him to help you.
God can and will turn you into a mighty man or woman of prayer if you ask, and there are five specific prayers below that will help you ask. Praying these prayers will give God permission to flow through you in prayer.
But first and foremost, I want you to know that prayer is just simple conversation with God. It’s enjoying the pleasure of His company.
“Prayer” is you pouring out your heart to your Father who loves you, and hearing from Him about it. He knows you intimately. He cares about the minutia of your life, and He wants to hear all about it. And when you talk with Him, He will talk back. Every time.
But it’s ok to put the heavy lifting on God.
Yes, you have to decide to come away with Him and talk with Him, just like you would any other person you want to spend time with. But you don’t have to conjure up some kind of big weighty prayer life. No; just ask God to build you and your prayer life. Let Him do it. And as you ask, He will answer. He will build you a prayer life that is filled with power and glory.
So without further ado …
Here are 5 prayers you can pray that will increase God’s glory on your prayer life.
(And by the way, I made you a free, printable bookmark of today’s infographic! Download a copy here: 5 Prayers To Increase God’s Glory On Your Prayer Life free printable bookmark.)
1. Lord, teach me to pray.
Jesus is an amazing Man of prayer. During His ministry on earth, He would spend entire nights in prayer (see Luke 6:12 for one example). He prayed all the time, and His prayers were a two-way conversation with God, in which God actually talked back. (Again, that’s how all prayer should be–simple communion with our Daddy who loves us and is speaking ALL. THE. TIME. It’s enjoying the pleasure of His company.) 🙂
Well, the disciples saw Jesus praying. They decided they wanted to be like Him. (I don’t blame them; do you?) So they asked Jesus to teach them to pray:
Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.’ So He said to them, ‘When you pray, say:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins,
For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one'” (Luke 11:1-4).
Now, my point isn’t that we should always repeat these exact words, although we certainly should pray this prayer a lot; it’s an awesome prayer!
But my purpose here is to show that Jesus answered the disciples’ request right away. He taught them to pray when they asked. Likewise, if Jesus taught the disciples how to pray when they asked, He will definitely teach you and me how to pray when we ask!
So why not ask God right now to teach you how to pray? Here’s how:
Heavenly Father, I come before You in Jesus’ name. Thank You, Father, for Your word. Thank You for giving me the disciples’ example. Thank You for showing me that it’s okay to ask You for help, even in this basic area of knowing how to pray.
Father, I feel like I don’t know how to pray. And I can’t pray without Your help anyway, because Your Word says that without You I can do nothing (John 15:5). So Father, please teach me how to pray. Call me to prayer, and help me to answer. Make me a person of prayer like Jesus is, who ever lives to make intercession for me.
Thank You, Father, for hearing and answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.
As the Lord teaches you how to pray, you will begin to feel Him drawing you into prayer. Each time you answer His call, you will notice Him helping you pray, and you’ll notice that you entered deeper into encounter with Him than you could before. That’s God Himself teaching you. So be sure to answer when He calls… you won’t want to miss out on what He has for you each time!
2. Lord, pray through me and intercede for me.
God is so good. We literally cannot pray without His help, and even if we try, we don’t know what to say or ask for. But did you know that God Himself has promised to pray through us and intercede for us?
Romans 8 tells us:
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God” (Romans 8:26-27).
The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. I’ve found that when I ask Him, He will literally pray through me. It’s like He gives me the words, the passion, and the unction to pray, and they just flow out of my spirit to Him.
When the Holy Spirit helps you pray like that, you notice. You know that it wasn’t you praying those prayers. You notice that there’s a power and glory in your praying that wasn’t there before. You also know that the Holy Spirit is translating anything you may pray imperfectly into perfect prayers in God’s ears. He’s just promised to do that.
This passage in Romans 8 also talks about the great mystery of travailing prayer through the Holy Spirit.
There IS actually a kind of prayer that comes out as actual moaning and groaning. It’s commonly referred to as travail or travailing prayer.
This kind of prayer isn’t something you can ever conjure up just because you want to. (And you shouldn’t just start moaning and groaning randomly; this is truly a work of the Holy Spirit.)
Travailing prayer is something the Holy Spirit divinely chooses to use you for at certain times. When He chooses to use you in this way, you will enter so deeply into prayer that the agony of your spirit–agony of longing for Him or agony of love and burden for someone else–can only be expressed without words.
This has happened to me several times, and I wish it happened more. (I need to pray for God to use me in this area. Talk about glory! It’s intense.) But anyway, travailing prayer feels very much like you are giving birth in the spirit realm. And whenever it happens, it gets incredible results.
So are you ready to ask God for the Holy Spirit to pray through you and for you? Here’s an example prayer:
“Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ name, I thank You for Your promise to help me pray. Father, I ask in Jesus’ name that the Holy Spirit would help me pray. I ask that He would pray through me and for me, and that You would give me Your prayers to pray back to You so that Your perfect will can be done.
And Father, I ask in Jesus’ name that You would use me in travailing prayer. I ask that the Holy Spirit would pray through me with moanings and groanings which cannot be uttered. And I know that You who search the hearts will know what the mind of the Spirit is, for He makes intercession for the saints according to God’s perfect will.
Thank You, Father. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Thank You for praying through me and for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
I ask God that the Holy Spirit would pray through me and for me every time I go to pray. If I don’t, my prayer time can be dry and shallow. But the instant I ask the Holy Spirit to pray through me and intercede for me, woah! Instant depth, instant flow, and instant encounter with the Father.
‘Nuff said. Ready for Prayer #3?
3. Lord, increase my capacity for prayer and for Your Word.
How many of you know that little bitty children can’t eat anywhere near as much as an adult can? We aren’t born with the capacity to eat big meals. It takes time and growth to be able to handle much food.
Well, growing in prayer works the same way. We don’t start out with a huge capacity for prayer or for studying the Bible. If you’re anything like I was, you start out with almost no capacity.
Seriously. I’m not joking. After I first got saved, I would read about two verses in the Bible each morning, and that was all I could handle. I’d pray over those two verses and ask God to help me do whatever those verses talked about. But that was all the capacity I had.
But my lack of capacity for prayer and the Word bothered me. A lot.
I was so hungry for more. I wanted God–my Father Himself. I was desperate for Him.
So I began to ask God to increase my capacity for prayer and the Word. And you know what? He answered.
Little by little, I started reading and absorbing more Scripture. Little by little, my prayer time increased from two minutes to five minutes. I remember clearly the day when I set a goal to pray (looking at my watch!) for ten whole minutes. And it wasn’t easy! But God helped me pray for those ten minutes, and He kept on helping me day after day after day.
Fast forward fourteen years.
I’m still asking God to increase my capacity for prayer and the Word, but He’s already done a marvelous work. There’s nothing I love more than being alone with God in prayer and the Word, and I spend as much time with Him as I possibly can, every day.
THAT, my friend, is a testimony to God’s grace and answered prayer. I never could have forced myself to enjoy prayer. I could not have made myself love or absorb the Word of God. The Bible tells us that the natural man cannot receive spiritual things; we need God’s help to eat from His table!
But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14).
The things of God are spiritually discerned, and only God can help us learn, digest, and absorb them. But if we ask, He will give us His divine empowerment to seek Him in prayer. He will give us the desire, hunger, inspiration, and motivation we need.
And if we are hungry for God, Jesus promised we would be filled:
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6).
So are you ready to pray? Pray this with me:
“Heavenly Father, I come before You in Jesus’ name.
Father, I thank You for promising to help me with everything I need. Lord, I confess to You that without You I can do nothing. Nevertheless, You have promised that I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13), and that Your strength is made perfect in my weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Thank You, Father, that Your strength and power are working in me right now.
Father, I desire more of You. I long to know You better. I want to be so, so, so close to You; closer than I’ve ever been before.
And Father, I know that in order to grow closer to You, I need to spend more time with You. I want to seek You, Lord; and for that, I need more hunger. So please help me. Help me to hunger and thirst for You and for Your righteousness. Help me to be so motivated to seek You, and so inspired to get alone with You, that I run to You and to Your company all the time.
Father, in Jesus’ name, please increase my capacity to seek You. Increase my capacity to know You. Increase my capacity for prayer, and for studying Your Word. Help me to receive Your love, and to love You back; give me a heart for intimacy with You like Jesus has.
Father, I ask in Jesus’ name that You would help me to seek You out on purpose. Please help me to get alone with You every day, and I pray that You would help me to enjoy our time together more than any other thing. Help me to enter deeply into awareness of Your presence every moment of every day. There’s nothing more enjoyable than the pleasure of Your company, and I thank You for being with me always.
Thank You, Father. I love You. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer.
In Jesus’ name, amen.”
God will answer that prayer and do a marvelous work in your life, every time. His heart longs for intimacy with you just like yours longs for Him. So prepare to have your capacity for Him increased, my friend. The Holy Spirit–the Hound of Heaven–is coming to your rescue right now.
4. Lord, help me remember and pray Your Word.
As I discussed here in How To Get Your Prayers Answered 100% Of The Time, the Word of God is our best vocabulary for the most effective prayer.
This means that God’s Word contains His highest and best will for our lives. So if we read the Word of God, so we never have to wonder what to pray for. What God wants for us is spelled out perfectly within the pages of His Word.
So do you want to fill both your prayer life AND your all-day-every-day life with the glory of God? Pray God’s Word back to Him. Here’s how:
Pick any Scripture passage to which the Lord leads you. As an example, I’m going to use Ephesians 1:17-20, which says:
… 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, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 1:17-20).
Wow! That’s a power-packed passage for sure. If you were praying through this passage, you would just ask God to make each of these points reality in your life. You would ask Him:
- that He would fill you with His glory, since He is the Father of glory and His Holy Spirit dwells in you;
- that He would give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him;
- that the eyes of your understanding would be enlightened;
- that He would fill you with His hope;
- that you would know the HOPE of His calling deeply and intimately in your heart and spirit;
- that you would know the riches of His glory in all God’s people;
- that you would know, become familiar with, and experience the exceeding greatness of His power working in you, since you do believe in Him;
- and then you would thank Him for Jesus, and stop and adore Jesus awhile (Who is seated at the right hand of God in heavenly places).
Make sense? If you pray through the Scripture passage above and mean it, I guarantee God will touch you. This is, after all, His best plan for your life–that you would be one with Him through Christ and filled with His Spirit, power, and glory.
When I pray God’s Word back to Him, I feel like I am transported into another dimension in prayer. Literally.
Often, when I pray His Word, sometimes I actually feel physically in my body like I am lifted up off the earth into another, higher dimension with Him. It’s awesome. If you learn to pray God’s Word too, He will show you what I mean. 🙂
The Word of God transcends time and space, and using God’s words as your vocabulary for prayer will transport you into newer, deeper, and more powerful encounters with Him every single time.
So are you ready to ask God to build your prayer life in this area? Here we go:
Heavenly Father, I come before You in Jesus’ name.
Father, I thank You that Jesus is Your Word become flesh (John 1:14). You love Your Word so much that You sent Him to die for me. Somehow Jesus and Your Word, the Bible, are the same thing; and You have magnified Your Word even above Your name (Psalm 138:2).
Father, I confess that Your Word is perfect. Your words change and convert my soul, conforming me to Yourself. Your testimonies are sure, and You use Your Word to make me wise. Your principles are 100% right in every area, and they make my heart rejoice.
Your commandments are pure, enlightening my eyes. Your judgments are always true and righteous altogether.
Father God, I confess that Your Word is more to be desired than gold or any other fine thing. Your Word is sweeter than honey and honeycomb. It is my food and drink. Your Word teaches me and instructs me concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie. And Your Word carries with it great reward (Psalm 19:7-11). Thank You, Father.
So Father, because I desire Your highest and best for my life–and because I desire to grow as close to You as I can possibly be–I ask right now in Jesus’ name that You would help me embrace Your Word in my prayer life. Lord, help me to study and obey Your Word. Help me to remember it, and teach me how to pray it back to You.
I pray that, every time I go to read my Bible, You would pour out on me Your spirit of grace and supplication. Inspire me to pray Your words back to You as I read. Grip my heart with Your Word, and sear it into my heart like a brand. I pray that You would forever change the very fibre of my being to match Your Word. Word of God in, Word of God out; so help me to absorb Your Word and pray it back to You in every area.
And Father, as You lead me and help me, I ask You to make me a doer of Your Word, and not a hearer only. Make me like You, and conform me to the image of Christ as I seek You and honor Your Word in all things.
Thank You, Father, for hearing and answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.
5. Lord, make me an intercessor. Use me to intercede for others.
You will never be more like Jesus than when you intercede for someone else. Jesus Christ came to earth, lived, died, and rose again as the Great Intercessor for mankind. He gave His life as a ransom for many. And because we are all called to be like Jesus, we are ALL called to become intercessors.
I taught a seminar to my church’s prophetic team about the ministry of intercession recently. The seminar contained three messages:
- The Call Of Intercession: How to answer the call, intercede with power, and become more like Jesus (the Ultimate Intercessor);
- The Challenge Of Intercession: What you can gain through intercession, and 7 ways to gain it with dramatic results; and
- The Cost and Crown Of Intercession: About the reward God will give you for the seeds you sow in intercession. This message contains stories of revivals past, present, and future, and how God used and will use prayer to release His Kingdom on earth.
If you haven’t already heard these three messages, I strongly encourage you to download the MP3s TODAY. They are collectively THE most powerful sermons I have ever preached, and God really sat down on them. The MP3s are only $4 apiece (and they are worth much more than that as far as anointing and inspiration go), and you can download them instantly here at my Gumroad store.
YOU are called to be an intercessor, and intercession is incredibly fulfilling.
Intercession will conform you to the image of Christ. Intercession will bring the glory of God down on you every time. If you want to know more, get the MP3s. 🙂
Are you ready to ask God to make you an intercessor? Pray this:
Heavenly Father, I come before You in Jesus’ name. I love You, Papa God. Thank You for loving me and saving me.
Father, I know You sent Jesus to earth to become an intercessor for me. And Your Word says that Jesus ever lives to make intercession for us (Hebrews 7:25).
Father, I desire to become just like Jesus in every way. I want to conform to the image of Christ. I want to look like Jesus, smell like Jesus, talk like Jesus, act like Jesus, and live like Jesus. I desire earnestly that Christ would be formed in me.
Abba Father, I want Jesus to have His inheritance (Isaiah 53:11-12). Jesus suffered so much, Lord, and I could never thank Him enough. But I do want to work in Your harvest field. I want to help bring Jesus everything He bought and paid for with His blood.
So Father, in the name of Jesus, please fling me out as a laborer into Your harvest fields of intercession. Teach me how to intercede. Make me an intercessor like You desire me to be. Show me how to pray. Teach me how to see people the way You see them. Give me Your eyes and Your heart in every situation. Teach me how to love people like You love them, and use me to intercede and bring Jesus more of His inheritance.
Thank You, Father, for hearing and answering my prayer. I give You all the praise and all the glory. In Jesus’ name, amen.
The one thing we know the Father commanded Jesus to pray for was that the nations would be delivered into His hands (Psalm 2:8). Likewise, the great prayer request of Jesus was that we should pray the Lord of the Harvest to fling out laborers into His harvest (Matthew 9:38).
As an intercessor, you are a laborer in God’s harvest. And for that reason, God will never say no if you will ask Him to use you in intercession. Intercession is His will for every man, woman, and child.
Those are the five prayers I prayed, asking God to build my prayer life. They are the five prayers that God has used to transform me and my prayer life.
And they are five prayers God will answer to build your prayer life too. If you will pray and ask for Father’s help, He will fill your life AND your prayers with His glory.
I’ll finish with this parting Scripture:
Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this” (Isaiah 9:7, emphasis mine).
Ask God for help, and He will answer you. He’ll increase His Kingdom and glory in your life because of His own love for Jesus and His own zeal for His glory. May you seek Him and be filled with His glory in your life in every area through prayer!
Does this message speak to you and encourage your heart? Do these prayers resonate with you? If so, please leave a comment below and let me know. Hearing from you makes my day!
Wow! The post you wrote on prayer was so amazing! I didn’t know how to ask God to help me with my prayer life, even though I was yearning for a closer relationship with Him. This is a real life changer for me! God has blessed you with an amazing teaching ability. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and love of God with the world. I’m eager to read more of your “teachings” that will help me to grow in faith. (This was my first) God bless you and keep writing!
You friend in Christ, Chris
That’s amazing, Chris. I’m so thrilled to hear that Papa encouraged you; thank you for sharing! I pray you will be continually uplifted and encouraged! Have a wonderful evening! 🙂
I thank you so much this is what i needed i have been praying but i thought i was not praying right untill i read this. Be Bless
Thank you Jamie
I prayed this prayer over myself snd my families as I called out their names to the throne of grace!
Thank you Jamie. I read, enjoy and receive something from every post you write. I’m just not good with words, so you don’t hear from me like you should. But I truly appreciate you and your commitment to Christ. You have encouraged me in a lot of areas. Thank you
April, thank you so much for this encouraging note! And thank you for reading. You have such a beautiful heart and spirit and I sense the love of Jesus on you whenever I’m around you! You bless me. I’m so glad Papa uses my blog to bless you too.
Have a wonderful day! (((Hugs!)))
Thank you Jamie. I can feel your hugs and thank you for your words for me. I feel encouraged by them. It brought tears to my eyes.
Awww!!! That’s a big ol’ hug from the Holy Spirit right there! He’s so GOOOOOD!!! Xoxo
I believe in the the Lord Jesus Christ and i believe he will answer my prayer all thow i do not no how to pray He will teacher thank you Lord.i did really love this article it did lift me up
Once again an article at the right time. I needed this because even if I try I can’t hear the Lord and he doesn’t answer my prayers. I think this will help.
Rafael-Olivier, if you have made Jesus the Boss of your life, you CAN hear God. And He DOES answer your prayers. The Word of God is very clear on this (John 10:27). Perhaps a change in perspective – thinking from the perspective that you do have, rather than don’t have, and looking to recognize God’s answers to your prayers, would be helpful. Changing perspective like that has made all the difference in my life. Thanksgiving always helps with that, by the way.
I know what you mean, like seeing the glass half-full instead of half-empty can help. What do you mean by “looking to recognize God’s answers to your prayers, would be helpful”?
I mean, when you pray about something, ask Daddy God to help you notice it when He answers. If you ask Him to bless you today, look for the first cool thing that happens to you and then thank God for it. That was Him answering your prayer. He loves to pour out on you. He adores you. And it will encourage you and build your faith if you begin watching for His answers on purpose. 🙂
Your blog brought tears to my eyes. How amazing God works in that He lead me to your site and I have been so inspired by your words on my spiritual journey. This summer my goal was to have a closer relationship to the Lord. And to do this, I needed to absorb scripture and develop my prayer life. I pray with people a lot but I’m not real good at it. It’s so hard to put into words what I have in my heart. And I have difficulty remembering scripture. I don’t have a young mind. But what I know is that I love Jesus and I am very compassionate for people and I just want to pray simply but with great love of the sacrifice Jesus made for us. Your blog is great and I am starting today with new commitment and conviction. Jamie, thank you so much.
May God bless you in your quest of his Truth.
Oh Linda, I’m so happy to hear this. There’s nothing that brings more joy than communing with God in prayer, and reveling in the pleasure of His company. God will help you. You just seek Him and stare at Jesus, and He will help you with everything!!! 🙂 (Bless her, Papa!!!!)
Thank you for reading, and thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful day!
Last night when I went to sleep I think God talked to me. He said to me to let it go of my ex-girlfriend because she’s not the one for me and that she doesn’t love me anymore anyway. She has caused me enough trouble anyhow. Also, I heard some groanings and moanings in a language I couldn’t understand. Maybe I going slightly mad lol.
That’s awesome, Rafael-Olivier. I don’t think you’re growing mad. I think you need to ask the Lord if that was Him; and if so to do it again; and to test the voice you hear by asking it if Jesus Christ is come in the flesh (1 John 4:1). If that voice says yes, it’s from God. 🙂
Just wanna thank you for your posting,through prayer and God ,all things are possible,no Matter what ,big or small…nothing is impossible for God ,he has giving his only begotten son JESUS for it too be so easy for us all,who shall Believe in him,that God would give you Rest in all your troubles….much love and I love you ,many blessings unto you….keep doing what you are doing …..RichE
i just read your post on prayer…..WOW! I have been a Borned again Christian for over 40 years, although I left His fellowship for several years during that time. I have always wanted to get closer to God, to build that relationship with Him. But I have never heard a better direction for doing that than Your post. I thank God for using you to teach me, and I thank you for obeying the Holy Spirit. I am so excited to put your teaching into practice! Please remember me and my family when you pray. God Bless you Jamie
Wow, Deb, that’s amazing. Thank you so much for letting me know. I am so glad Daddy God blessed you, and I pray He would help you speedily in developing the powerful, intimate prayer life that He desires for you!
Thank you for reading my blog! Have a wonderful day!
Thank you for this informative post on prayer. I believe that God still answers prayer today. My desire is to have a deeper relationship with God thru prayer. You’re doing an incredible work for the kingdom. Pray for me as I will do for you.
This is awesome. This will help me to better my prayer life and get closer to God through my lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for sharing your post.?
Amen. Closer to Him… that’s what it’s all about. Thank you so much for reading!
This was so refreshing for me…I had been battling with whether or not I’d been praying right, can God hear me etc. And to my surprise somethings I had already been doing… But I also learned what I could be doing too..I’ve always prayed but it wasn’t until seeing the movie war room that I wanted to be a praying WARRIOR .Thanks and may God continue to bless you.
Thank you Jamie for this post. It is so timely for me right now as I have recently been given the task of intercession in my church for my church and others. I’ve been desiring of the Lord a deeper, more powerful, anointed and meaningful prayer life and your post has given me the guidance I need to ask God for just that. I thank God for you and for letting Him use you to encourage others. May God bless you abundantly.
I am so exited to enrich my prayer life!!!
Awesome. …Thank you!
wow uv really touched my hrt with those powerfull words of prayer i want to pray more and more God to add me the strength i have learned alot on how to pray n how to seek GOD im a new fresher in his ministry and i want to grow more in his word thankyou b blessed please teach mi more
Ann, I’m so glad Papa blessed you. I will continue to write about prayer. In the meantime, you may be blessed by the posts on my Pinterest board of model prayers:
Thank you for reading, and have a great day!
Thank you so much daughter of the most High God your passion and love for God moves my heart to seek God like never before i have a strong desire for more of God, prayer and the word of God please pray those prayer over me and I also pray them along with you that God will do the same in my life. glory to God for such a gift…Jamie Rorhbaugh
I am so excited about what The Lord is doing in this earth at this time of my life. I very seldom am on the computer, except for posting and surfing for something awesome about Jesus, I was directed to this site by the Holy Spirit was looking for and item . Ended up here an WOW. He spoke to my heart and told me all I wanted to here through your ministry. For that I am so great full. I want to be the Best I can be in Him. Him JESUS working in me, through me for me , for His Glory .I received Revelation of how He intends to use me for His purpose His Glory through intercessory prayer. Thank you so much for your in site an allowing the Holy Spirit to use you. God continually Bless You Richly in JESUS Name. And I look forward to our times together in the Lord.
I am not much of a writer so I will keep it short and simple. I said to myself you have Blessed me beyond comprehension by posting these prayer points, posting your blog and showing such deep love for other people; God’s people. I am an intercessor, however I have never had an alter set up in my house to spend quiet time with the Lord. I kept hearing in my spirit that I needed to do that. I went to see the movie “War room” and that really prompted me to finally designate space to spend quiet time with my Heavenly Father. I feel my prayers have gotten to where I am just praying prayer points that I have or scriptures just because they are powerful not necessary what I should be praying according to God’s will. I want my prayers to be led by the Holy Spirit and I want them to be effective that I see the move of God over my life and the life of my family, loved ones and others that I am praying for. I want my prayers to be strategic. I have a hard time just sitting and focusing on reading the bible. I don’t feel as if I am getting spiritual revelation of the word of God. However, that I am reading just to meet my daily quota. I want to really hear God and Understand His word so that my relationship with Him will grow stronger and I get closer to Him. That I hear his voice clearly so that I may do His will. I guess what I am trying to say is THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for posting these prayers on how to set up an alter and for being a Powerful Woman of God and intercessor all for the Glory of God! I am inspired now to make my 2×3 foot space in the closet look more pretty. It is the spot God told me to make my alter. I am so excited to finally be setting up this alter so that I can spend time meditating on the word and spending quiet time with my Heavenly Father, Christ Jesus! Thank you again! You are a Blessing to me and many others! ! So when you get weary and tired just remember me and read the other posts. God has called you to do this and I am Grateful it is YOU that He chose. You have such a sweet spirit and are a kind-hearted person. I can tell…:) We are spirit beings. (wink-wink)
I look forward to receiving all the new post as they come. I signed up to receive your emails. My prayer is that God will continue to strengthen you, download in you and anoint you with fresh oil daily. I pray that He rewards you and gives you the desires of your heart. That He blesses you and your family in abundance in this year (this season.) That His Angels guard and protect you always; that He continues to give you spiritual discernment, wisdom and knowledge in Jesus Mighty Name! You are Blessed and Highly Favored Powerful Woman of God!!
Jamie thank you for your post on asking God to teach me how to pray His word back to Him.
I always seem to have trouble in my prayer life and I end up buying all kinds of books on prayer and praying…..but they just don’t seem to help me pray from my heart. So thank you.
I will continue to ask of the Father to help me to pray and absorb His word. I have trouble absorbing the word when I read my bible.
Awesome, In fact I was asking God to teach me how to pray in Spirit.
God revealed how to pray in Spirit. He is God who answers. Our limited mind can not understand His unlimited love.
God bless you.
What an awesome share. I read it word for word and it confirmed a LOT for me. I am rejuvenating my relationship with Christ and this was very encouraging and helpful. I will share this with other believers. It is important to interact and communicate with other believers. Thank you again and God bless you.
Hey What I do not understand : Jesus. God asks us to be like Jesus. Was Jesus married? I ask with all due respect. Thank you.
No, He was not married. We are called to be like Jesus in character, spirit, and nature. Our actions and attitudes and words should all be like Jesus. Jesus was too busy loving people with the Father’s love–a love that is completely non-sexual–and preaching the Gospel – to be distracted with marriage. The Bible tells us He was tempted, but His love for the Father kept Him from getting entrenched in the things of this world. The Bible does give every person permission to marry, though–one man with one woman–because God instituted marriage and created it and called it good.
Hope this helps.
This has been very helpful to me. Thank you for your message!
Oh Lord, I thank you for these powerful words that I have been longing for. These authentic words of 5 prayers to increase God’s glory on my prayer life, has been a blessing to my soul. Continue blessing others with your ministry.
I’m so glad Papa blessed you, Jenna. Thank you so much for reading. May you increase in power and fervency in prayer through the divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and may the Lord pour out His Spirit of grace and supplication on you this very day, in Jesus’ name.
Thank you for these post. They were so wonderful. I believe it’s going to help me the more.
I have 2 questions for you:
1. Please how can I hear from God /Holy Spirit.
2. In my closet I can pray as long as 2-3 hours, but when it comes to public place and am to pray (to lead a prayer or to intercede) I hardly pray for 5min, maybe it’s fear that do griped me or the pray point refuse to flow, I can say. Please what can I do.
Hi, friend. I wrote about how you can hear from God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) here in my 21 Days to the Manifest Presence of God series. I think it will help. 🙂 And regarding public prayer, if you are already a man of prayer in the secret place, then I am wondering if your focus when you pray publicly is on God or men. If men, then focus your attention on God, as if it is just you and Him there. (Because the prayer is just to Him anyway!) And see if that helps. But first and foremost, ask the Holy Spirit to intercede for you and pray through you. Romans 8.
Hi. Woke up this morning to spend time with Daddy. Was reading Psalms 104:31-35. And got stuck thinking on what His glory was. He taught me: leading me from the dictionary, to blogs written by people on it, scripture etc. Then I started asking for His glory and He started leading me again and somehow I found myself here.
I believe God brought me here. I read and prayed the prayers and I believe He has heard and answered them.
I want to thank you for being an instrument in His hands and I pray that He will make you a blessing to yourself, your family, your community, the body of Christ, your country and the entire world.
I yearn for Him, want to be his best friend and it breaks my heart when I feel I’ve failed Him or I’m far from Him. Please pray for me.
Thank you so much for your teachings .. This is so exciting ,. Your teachings are so simple and clear under the Anoining.. Wow!!! I m pressing on to cultivate a personal and intimate relationship with Papa. Thank you SOOOOOOOO much . The Lord continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus Name!
All praise be to God, Win. Thank you so much for reading. I’m so glad the Lord used this post to encourage you! May His glory increase on your prayer life a thousandfold, in Jesus’ name!
You are anointed. That was good spiritual food. I feel fed, and blessed by this. Thank you.
I pray God protects your ministry (protect you from naysayers, keep you invisible to jealousy and politics, so that your work can continue unhindered and uncorrupted in its intent and love), and I pray God continue to use you and expand your work and capacity, and provide you all necessary provisions (including financial provisions). Amen.
Thank you for this inspiration. I’ve fallen into a dry pit when it comes to prayer, but this has helped me to get back to my post with fervor and joy.
I just want you to know how much this has TRULY BLESSED me this morning! Each and every prayer you gave answers my prayer. All that I felt I couldn’t say or didn’t know how to say, you said it. I just want to ENCOURAGE YOU to KEEP ON DOING WHAT YOUR DOING!!!! You Are DEFINITELY doing the Will of OUR AHBA!!!! I pray your strength, growth and continuance in THE FATHER..May HE CONTINUE to bless you & your family.
Really encouraged a lot …learnt a lot reading this…Hope it would fill millions through my anointing/….
Thank you, this is exactly the information I needed and matches just what I was praying for while praying through Ephesians yesterday and today.
Thank you Jamie, You are a ture example of having an intimate relationship with the Lord, because you hit the mark every time.
I love the transparency and the simplicity of how you explain things, and that is my hearts desire. Some leaders make things so super spiritual.
God is going to use you mightily for the Kingdom. Blessings!
Wow! Jamie this is power Spirit filled! Thank you woman of God. God continue to spread his aura of knowledge,protection, more grace and abundance of Knowing Him in Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit . Have a blessed day, I am really blessed.
Thank you so much for these prayers! I want so much to be a powerful prayer warrior! God has called me to intercede for others and my prayer has been for over a year now, “Lord, teach me to pray.” Thank you again!
Amen! That’s one of the most wonderful prayers you could possibly pray, ever! Go for it! He will help you!
Wow Jamie! May God continue to bless you and develop your gifts to use for His glory in His Kingdom on earth! Hallelujah! I have thanked God for you and your gift so many times already! I’m soooooo grateful that He lead me to your blog! I’ve been bingeing on your posts everyday for the past 2 weeks! They are all so amazingly powerful and God is making major moves in my life already because of my participation in your powerful prayers! Just want to say thank you so much for the way you allow God to use you and please please PLEASE don’t stop! Love you sis!
Thank you so much for that encouragement, and thank you for reading, Fanicia! It’s nice to meet you!
Amazing grace. For real God always knows our hearts’s yearnings. Its crazy, am laughing with joy in my spirit.
This has been a burden on my heart lately, how do I develop in prayer. Your teaching has been my answer. Simple yet so profound. I love it. God bless you as you continue to mentor me/us through this earthily journey to eternity.
Thank you for these 5 prayers. They have help to talk with God and praise him. I’ve been trying to find a way to express what was in my heart and didn’t know where to begin, but with your help this has opened a door for me. Thanks again.
Thank God for using you to increase and equip my prayer life. God bless your ministry in Jesus name.
This message blessed me richly and I pray that God will not live you nor forsake you in Jesus name. We shall me in those mansions in heaven in Jesus name, amen
Thank you, friend! It’s nice to meet you.
Wow! Just finished reading this amazing post! Thank you so much for posting it since I am in much need of a prayer life. This has helped me a lot to start! Thank you Holy Spirit for inspiring Jamie!
Hello Jamie, thank you so much for sharing everything with us , and I Praise God for using you to build his Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven, Amen. Keep it up, in Jesus Name, Amen.
Thank you so so much sister in Christ I pray that Jesus may continue to use you powerfully because your teachings are absolutely a blessing that being said I’ve been praying asking God to help me to pray more and read His Word and experience His power thanks to your teachings I prayed and believing Him to help. love you stay rooted in Christ.
Praise God! That’s the best testimony I could ask for! It’s all about drawing closer to Jesus!
Hi Jamie! As I was reading the 5 Prayers, one of them just jumped right out at me. I got chills all over! A few seconds later I was praying in the Spirit! It seems like every time I began to slow down, I received this great unction to continue to pray. That happened several times. I prayed in the Spirit for about 20 minutes or so and then Yeshua quoted a scripture to me. I did write it down. I felt chills throughout the whole prayer!
Thank you so much for the 5 prayers to build your prayer life! I will use them everyday and night!
May the Spirit of God continue to be your covering and may He continue to lead and guide you in all truth! Blessings!
Jamie, you never cease to feed my spirit with the things the Lord gives you. I am a slow reader and took several days to read over this and pray. And in those few days, my prayer life deepened so much!! It works!! It works, folks!! Thank you and God bless you!!
Hi Jamie, YOU are a woman hearing from God. Everything spoken in your words of prayer on your path is declared as truth. As a witness in this world, you are the ONE in a few that is blessing others through your faith and verbal communication with GOD. Truthfully, you’re bless and thanks for spreading your blessings in my life. I needed it and God bless you in Jesus name.
Jamie, praise GOD for you, your ministry, your love for CHRIST, US and the WORLD. Thank you for loving others soooo compassionately. Your words bless me every time I read them. Sometimes I read them over again. I am sooo grateful for this powerful and anointed advice you wrote on the subject of being taught how to pray. I can’t put into words the way I feel right now but please know that you have laid the foundation for those of us who are yet babies in Christ to build that great temple in ourselves that GOD has called for us. I pray that you understand what I’m trying to say. I don’t know you personally but I just want to tell you that you have given me and so many others, something that is worth more than silver or gold. It’s worth more than millions. I love you and keep up the work of GOD because you are amazing.
I really enjoyed reading how you came to the Lord. It is very inspiring. You touched me to where I want to start a blog and tell my story. I have been writing a book of my life and of what I have/am going through, I feel in my heart it will reach out to others. The only problem, I don’t have a clue what to do to get started. I have wanted to for a couple months, I don’t know anyone who blogs that can help me. You are a great inspiration. May God bless you in ways you never thought possible.
Thanks so much, Deb, for reading and sharing! So glad this post encouraged you. I do have a 2-hour recorded webinar plus loads of resources, including my getting-started guide, over on my Gumroad store. It’s called How To Blog for Profit 101, and it contains all the info you need to get started if you feel led to start a blog!
The link is here: https://www.gumroad.com/fromhispresence
Have a super day!
Father Lord I thank you for leading me to this post, Pastor I tell you the truth I lie not, this write up is so soul lifting and impactful. Thanks so much. God bless you and launch you to a deeper depth and a higher height of revelations. God bless you sir.
Thank YOU Heavenly Father and thank you Jaimie for this comprehensive back to basics – but at the same time profoundly and immeasurably deep – intercessory prayer guide. I sense this has the potential to open up deep wells of HOLY SPIRIT’s revelatory intercession in and through us, which will “flow out from our bellies like Living Water”, welling up and flowing out changing ourselves, our households, our families, our communities, our nations…. to bring in Abba’s Kingdom of Heaven purposes in JESUS Mighty Name Amen! Thank You Abba that You want to use us for the praise of Your Glory – so that through HOLY SPIRIT’s transformation as we pray Your Word, Your Way, we really do grow to love, know and resemble YOU and our Beloved JESUS more deeply than we could have ever dreamed possible. HALLELU-YAH and Amen. We love you and thank GOD for you Jaimie!
I’m so bless, I wanted so much for help in this area of my prayer life thank you so much my soul and spirit is rejoicing
This is a marvellous sermon God blesses you Jamie for this prayer guidance i know about this prayer method but i am often confused on how to go about it if i must write all the bible passages concerning my actual prayer points that’s where i have challenges anyways you’ve been so much help for me as my leader who is guiding me to Papa in truth and in spirit thanks a million Jamie God blesses you and your family in Jesus mighty name AMEN
Woow, these words are just in time. I thank God that i came across them. These words mare so encouraging and powerful. My prayer life will never be the same again. Thank you for spending your time writing to us, i’m really inspired.
WOW!! Indeed a powerful message! Call it perfect and divine timing! Today I was feeling so low and dry. I was struggling with prayer and felt that I have nothing to tell God and this has really helped! Be blessed Jamie!
WOW 😳😱😯.. Those scriptures 👏🏾👏🏾👌🏾 and prayers 🙏🏾 was soooo AMAZING 🙌🏾🙌🏾❤. I LOVED them and I will continue to read and pray them 🙌🏾👏🏾🙏🏾🙇🏾♀️. Thank you JAMIE.. GOD BLESS YOU .*💗TAKE CARE💗*.
I often feel like I go through the motions. I offer intersession prayer to so many throughout the day. And that means a pause to ask God to help them. But it does not feel sincere. This provides a recipe for making my prayer life stronger. Thank you.
Thankyou this is wonderful its exactly what I need my prayer life is weak so all the scriptures and teaching you have given is amazing, this will help me greatly because I do not know how to pray with power God richly bless you Jamie, I love you
Glory and honour be to God Almighty. Thank you you for the enriched glorious Word of God