Going Deeper in Prayer
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.John 14:13
Going deeper in prayer requires faith, being in the Spirit, being honest, and revealing our emotions and our hearts, and knowing the Lord will answer our prayers according to his divine will. The closer we are to the Lord, the deeper our prayers reveal our hearts and emotions to the Lord. We will briefly discuss each of these topics and see how they can deepen our prayers.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. (1 John 5:14) When we go the Lord in prayer we know without a doubt he hears us and understand our heart. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:13) Through our faith in the Lord and in his promises, we know he hears us and he will answer us because our prayer brings glory to him.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. (Ephesians 6:18) Praying in the Spirit is almost meditation because we are focused on the Lord and our words to him. We are deeply focused on the Lord knowing he is listening and the Spirit is interceding for us. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27) Pray with deep focus on the Lord and ask the Spirit to direct your words.
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:13) Pray for the glory of God, mindful of glorifying our loving God throughout our prayer. The more we are thoughtful glorifying God with a thankful heart, the deeper our prayers will be. We can pray for self, our family, for others, and for situations, but we pray are with a heart that glorifies God. Our hearts are filled with glorifying God, thanking God, and praising God.
Start your prayers by praising and thinking God, and try to visualize his presence in Heaven. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13) Seek the Lord with all your heart when you pray.
Today when you pray, focus on the Lord, his love, and his Word. Pray with a thankful, praising heart that seeks to glorify him. This will make your prayer more meaningful and will draw you closer to the Lord.
Prayer: Lord, fill my heart with love and thankfulness so that all my prayers are for your glory. Help me to focus deeply on you and your Word. In Jesus name, Amen