“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)
First, Be relaxed. “Be anxious for nothing…” Until you are relaxed, you cannot get through on the prayer line. This first step can be described as the area code number of heaven, without which your call will never get through.
Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us come boldly…” When you are relaxed, you are bold. Supplication is basically praying with Scriptures – producing your case and bringing forth your strong reasons to remind God of His commandment and promises.
We are often deceived by certain religious beliefs and acts, one of which is the use of many words.
Read Matthew 6:7-8 from your Bible.
So, effectual prayer is not in many words. Only meaningful words grant you audience before God. You are heard by target words; words that are shot as arrows that cannot miss their targets. Vain repetition and idle words are the reasons many remain in prayers for many days, and still come out without results.
Prayer is not just saying something, it is saying the right thing. Elijah’s prayer in 1 Kings 18:36-37 was short, sharp and straight to the point. The result? Instant answer! This is what God commands:
“Produce your cause, saith the Lord; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the king of Jacob (Isaiah 41:21).
Nothing moves God like His Word. So, if you are in need of a job, you can reinforce your request to Him like this: “Lord, Your Word says, ‘Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings'(Isaiah 3:10), not the fruit of his uncle’s labour or the fruit of his senior brother’s labour. Also, Your Word says, ‘no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly'( Psalm 84:11). Lord, You know I walk with You. Your Word also says, ‘I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, not his seed begging bread'(Psalm 37:25). I don’t want to beg, because it is not part of Your covenant package for me.
In Matthew 20, You went out to the market place at different hours of the day and all those You found standing idle due to unemployment, You hired. So, Lord hire me now. I know You hate idleness; neither do I want to remain idle. Therefore, I thank You for my miracle job now, in Jesus’ name.”
With this, you are justified before Him and are sure to get a job.
Read Psalm 34:10 for your Bible.
Supplication does not only mean substantiating your desires with Scriptures, it also means engaging in heart-felt communications.
Read James 5:16 from your Bible.