Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us (Ephesians 3:20, ESV).
When I begin to pray in the morning, I remind myself that, “God is able to do far more abundantly than what I ask or even think.”
This is the “miracle” attitude of prayer. It’s the best way to begin praying.
Too easily we have thoughts of “This is ritual” or “Sorry, God, I haven’t been praying recently,” or “I know God answers prayers but not mine,” or “I’ve prayed for healing before, but it didn’t happen.”
Doubts too easily become greater than our faith.
Jesus said in describing the latter days, “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
Will He find faith with you? The measure of our faith is expressed in praying.
Do we have a “miracle” attitude of prayer?
How we start praying determines the result. I entitled this Interruption… The Miracle Attitude of Prayer. Based on Ephesians 3:20, we should approach prayer with the thought, “God, you are able to do far more than what I’m asking.”
Right now, make a big request to God.
It can be about a relationship, provision, healing, or overcoming discouragement. Consider before asking, “God, you are able to do far more than this request.”
I just asked for God’s presence and His peace. My last several weeks and my next five weeks are deadlines, financial obligations, travel, and house renovation projects…
God, not only are you able to walk next to me and give me peace – take control and let all the plans, bills, and anxiety, miraculously work out in a series of miracles so real that I’ll spend the next two weeks in praise and not worry.
Again, right now, not only make a big request but write it down, including words of miraculous faith.
There are seasons, when God takes the prayers of generations, wraps them all together, and sends the answers in a few years.
The first coming of Jesus concluded thousands of years of the Israelites praying for Messiah.
Jesus was born of a virgin, performed so many miracles that the Apostle John writes that all the books in the world couldn’t record them (John 21:25), then Jesus died, and was resurrected. With the dividing wall of sin forgiven, the Holy Spirit fell with the ensuing book of Acts miracles.
The second coming of Jesus will be the summation of two thousand years of saints praying, “Jesus, heal, come back soon, bring deliverance, and give victory.”
There will be a focus of several years when the manifest presence of Jesus will be so strong in the power of the Spirit, that millions will come to know Jesus.
My “miracle attitude” of praying directs my prayers toward answers now but also builds in anticipation that all my correctly prayed or even miss-prayed requests will be added by God to the millions of prayers by other saints.
Then all at once answered…