Without the Word, every effort in prayer ends in utter frustration. It is nothing but a worthless religious exercise. But 1 John 5:14 says:
“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us:”
The Word of God is the only thing that grants you access in heaven. It is God’s language. Without it, God’s ears remain deaf to whatever you are saying, causing your prayer to bounce back to you.
There is no point saying prayers that God does not hear. It’s like somebody who picks up his telephone handset and just starts talking into it, even though the line hasn’t gone through. You can’t connect heaven’s throne and not be sure, because anytime you get through to God, the impact will be evident.
Before you engage in any prayer session, sit down and prepare, like one going to court. Organize, and if possible, write down your prayer points and the Scriptures that commit God to grant your desires. Sometimes, I write down my prayers like a case, then I read them aloud to God, who is the Judge of the whole earth. He said, “Come, let us plead together…” (Isaiah 43:26).
I say to Him, “This, this and this are what are happening, but according to this and this in your Word, they ought not to be happening. Because You abide faithful and cannot deny Yourself, and You change not, this is what I want to be done.” I use His Word to commit Him as much as possible and it is done.
Stop playing religion, because when faced with your hottest battle, there may be nobody near you and if you don’t know how to connect heaven, what becomes of you? So brace up! You must have a Word-stuffed heart, to maintain a hotline communication with God.
Colossians 3:16 says:
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…”
Prayer is communication, not emotional displays. God is not moved by your tears; He is only moved when you ask according to His will. So, all you need is the right Words and your communication with Him will be through.
In Isaiah 43:26, He said, “… Declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.” What do you declare? His Word, which is the only language He understands and permits Him to intervene in your case.
“… For thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” (Psalm 138:2)
One thing is needful for every other thing to fall in place – the Word of God. If you check through Scriptures, you will find out that everything is hooked to and rooted in the Word. Faith, effectual prayer and success are all rooted in it.
It is the Word that makes one outstanding in Christianity, not religious exercises. I have seen many heavy prayer warriors who are weary, but I am yet to see a Word warrior who is not a conqueror.