20 Guidelines for Effective Prayer

  1. Persevere in prayer (Luke 18:1)
  2. Pray with confidence (Hebrews 4:16)
  3. Resist the devil (James 4:7)
  4. Allow God to work (Psalm 37:5)
  5. Pray specifically (Philippians 4:19; 4:6)
  6. Pray in Jesus’ name (John 4:13-14)
  7. Pray in faith (Mark 11:22-24)
  8. Pray according to God’s promises (2 Corinthians 1:20)
  9. Don’t try to dictate to God (Isaiah 55:8-9)
  10. Remember that God is almighty (Ephesians 1:19-21)
  11. Pray according to God’s will (1 John 5:14-15)
  12. Pray with expectation (Jeremiah 33:3)
  13. Praise and thank God for answers (Psalm 100)
  14. Obey God and live a holy life (1 John 3:21-22)
  15. Deal with unconfessed sin (Proverbs 28:9; 28:13)
  16. Pray fervently and earnestly (James 5:16)
  17. Pray from your position of authority in Christ (Ephesians 2:6)
  18. Saturate your prayers in praise and worship (Romans 11:33-36)
  19. Wait upon the Lord so that he can answer you (Isaiah 40:31)
  20. Be honest with God…he knows everything (Psalm 139:23-24)

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