Prayer is a powerful tool we can use to live a harmonious and abundant life. However we often misunderstand it. We think it is wrong to pray for something you really want or we pray incorrectly and wonder why our prayers have not been answered.
In this post, I will share with you how to pray effectively and attract what you want in life. Whether you are looking for love, money, health, happiness or anything else. You can use the power of prayer to manifest your desires.
What is Prayer?
But before we get into how to pray for something you really want, What is prayer?
Prayer is not just a ritual or a formality. It’s is not just asking God for favour’s or begging for mercy. And it’s not reciting words or memorizing scriptures without understanding and feeling them.
Prayer is a conversation, relationship and a connection. It is a way to praise god because god loves us unconditionally.
When we pray, we communicate with the Source of all that is and align our self with the divine will. Therefore it is a way of expressing our gratitude and faith.
Prayer is a powerful tool that can transform your life. But only if you use it correctly.
How to Pray Effectively for Something You Really Want
So how do you pray for something you really want and attract it into your life?
There are certain principles we must follow for our prayers to be answered. They are not trials but the way gods laws operate.
Build a Relationship With God
We must understand prayer is first and foremost a way to seek god. The bible teaches us that the heavenly father wants us to give us our hearts desire. “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” Mathew 7:7.
Our prayers will not be answered if we think of god as a cash machine for our desires. It’s not because god ignores us, it means that we are not following the laws and principles of reality.
So build a relationship with god first. You do this by reading scripture, praying as a way of communicating with him and serving others in his name.
Have Faith and Gratitude for What You Already Have
You have to pray with gratitude, thanking God for what He has already given you and what He will give you when you ask.
Your life is woven with many blessings. No matter how hard life can get, if you open your heart and mind and see, you will notice an abundance of things to be grateful for.
When You Pray for Something You Really Want, Believe You Can Have it.
You have to pray with confidence and conviction, knowing god hears your prayers.
To pray effectively you must believe that you can have what you want. You have to trust that God wants the best for you and that He will give you what you need. Use affirmations to remind yourself of gods love.
Eliminate any doubts, fears or negative thoughts that may block your prayers. This is why we must let the holy spirit into our lives, so we can be cleansed of negativity.
When we hold grudges and blame others our connection with god suffers. We must forgive them and understand they behaved the way they did because they are lost and they are disconnected from god.
Ask god to free you and let him deal with them.
We only have a limited point of view, in the greater scheme of things we do not know what made them behave that way, how much pain they are in and what gods plan is.
Release the grudge to god and your prayers will have more power without this block.
When You Pray for Something You Really Want Be Specific.
To pray effectively you must have a clear idea of what you want.
Be specific and completely honest. If deep down you do not REALLY want it, or are asking for something that seems more realistic or are ashamed of what you actually want, then your prayer will not have the power to manifest your desire.
What You Want is Already Here
Understand that god is timeless and eternal. Whatever you want already exists.
This is why you must have faith and trust. If you are asking from a place of lack for something that will arrive in the future, you are not following gods law.
You have to live in the present moment and enjoy the journey. Act as if you already have what you want and behave accordingly.
Feel the emotions that come with having what you want and express them in your words and actions, this is called living in the wish fulfilled.
Once You Pray for Something You Really Want Let go and let God
Finally, to pray effectively you must “let go and let God.” You have to release your attachment to the outcome and trust that God’s wisdom will take care of the details.
Surrender your will to His will and accept whatever He sends your way. You have to be open and flexible, ready to receive whatever He has in store for you, say “Thy will be done.”
His timing is perfect and how he manifests your desires is also perfect. Trust that what gives you is your hearts desire.
If you start to worry or feel negative, turn your mind to god and remind yourself He wants to give you what you want.
“Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.” Jesus Christ.
It is not wrong or forbidden to pray for something you really want. God wants you have your hearts desire.
Invite god into your life through prayer, reading scripture and doing good works. This not a tactic to manipulate reality, but a sincere acceptance of a power greater than yourself.
Have faith that when you pray and ask god with an honest prayer, god answers.