Sixteen Secrets for Powerful Prayers

  1. Prayers should be persistant.  Luke 11:9; 18:1
  2. Prayers should be insistent.  James 5:16
  3. Prayers should be resistant.  I Peter 4:7
  4. Prayers should be desistant.  Psalm 37:5
  5. Prayers should be secret.  Matthew 6:6
  6. Prayers should be specific.  Luke 11:5
  7. Prayers should be in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.  John 14:13-14
  8. Prayers are to be prayed in faith.  Mark 9:23; 10:27; 11:22
  9. Prayers are to plead the promises of God.  Luke 4:4, 8, 12
  10. Prayers are not to dictate to God how He should answer.  Isaiah 55:8-9
  11. Prayers are to recognize that God's resources are limitless.  Hebrews 11:33-34
  12. Prayers are to be asked according to God's will.  Colossians 1:9
  13. Prayers are to be prayed until we can praise God for the answer.  Mark 11:24
  14. Prayers are to be with the desire to please and obey God.  I John 3:22
  15. Prayers are to be with authority.  Romans 5:17
  16. Prayers are to be more frequent for the discipling and building up of the saints than for the conversion of sinners.  Matthew 28:19-20