Pastor Benny Shobo

Pastor Benny Shobo

12 Qualities OF An Effective Prayer – Benny Shobo

My definition of an effective prayer is this; it is a prayer that is uttered with sincerity, humility, in faith to God and is in-line with God’s word. It is a prayer that surrenders completely to the power and will of God for our lives and others in all things. This prayer is very powerful and effective because it is faith based and it is in reverence of the Being of God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. James 5:16b, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous person, makes tremendous power available.

An excellent example of an effective prayer is a prayer that includes praises, worship, thanksgiving and Bible scriptures to God, regardless of all circumstances; whether good or bad, using appropriate Bible verses that pertain to your situation, using the name of Jesus and the Blood of Jesus.

An effective prayer is not quantified by its length and many words that we utter, but what gives it substance and power is faith, truth, love, knowledge of God’s word and promises, and the power of the Holy Spirit. Humility is a major key also when it comes to praying effectively because it allows us to go to God throne of Grace and seek Him earnestly, in Spirit and in Truth. Hebrews 4:16, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.


Twelve Qualities of an Effective Prayers?

  1. 1. The prayer is scripture based according to God’s word.
  2. 2. The prayer is sincere, true and earnest to God and ourselves.
  3. 3. The prayer is in line with God’s will for our lives.
  4. 4. The prayer includes the Name of Jesus.
  5. 5. The prayer is Holy Spirit led.
  6. 6. This prayer is in faith and not fear.
  7. 7. This prayer is affectionate and compassionate.
  8. 8. This prayer gives all reverence to God.
  9.  9. This prayer is not selfish, self-centred or prideful.
  10. 10. This prayer is pleasing to God.
  11. 11. This prayer is rushed and thoughtless.
  12. 12. This prayer perseveres and is persistent.

Praise God!

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