Most people love the verse Luke 5:16 as it shows that like all of us, Jesus needed a break from His busy life in order to recharge His batteries and take time to spend with His loving Father. The life of Christ had the intention of helping us draw lessons on how to make a prayer for encouragement and strength, just as Jesus did. Even if Jesus was God incarnate, He never used his superpowers to help Him in facing various life challenges. When He was burdened or exhausted, or needed spiritual refreshment, He slipped away to make a prayer plugging in purpose, perception, and power that is only found in the presence of God.
These are the critical things that will be of help to you in developing a more powerful prayer in your life. They will help make this a praying year.
1. Knowing to whom you are speaking
When making a prayer you are conversing with God, and in every conversation, there is a need for calling the person’s name to seek his attention. In the case of Jesus, He was beginning with “Our Father in heaven” as He was focusing on a distinct person who was God. God is His heavenly Father, and He had developed a personal relationship with Him. In some cases, you may wonder who to address in the Holy Trinity. Most of the time, there is a need to address Jesus and ask for intervention from His Father.
2. Thanking Him
A heartfelt thank you is an excellent way of starting a conversation. Like any other parent, God is happy when we have grateful hearts. Additionally, His heart jumps for joy when you are praising Him for everything He has helped you to accomplish. When you thank God for every situation in life, you will be increasing your faith and will end up a more confident person. Besides, praise helps in opening Heaven’s gates and should always be aiming at bringing us closer to Almighty God.
3. Asking for God’s Will
It is not only in the Lord’s Prayer that Christ shows His total submission to God’s will. The other situation is in Gethsemane before His crucifixion. In this case, He asked for God’s will to be done after He prayed. This is what you can do anytime when praying in this confusing world. Always let God take control as His will is beyond any human understanding, and He wishes us all the best. Besides, when He brings challenges, He is aware we are strong enough to handle them.
A prayer for encouragement and strength
HowRenew my strength, Lord. Fill me with your supernatural power to overcome each obstacle in my path. With my eyes on you, Lord, with you walking beside me, working through me, I can make it. Thank you, Lord!