In this blog post, I’ll discuss three steps to becoming an ultimate prayer warrior.
First, you need to keep God the number one priority in your life and surrender your ALL to Him.
Second, you need to nourish yourself with His word.
Third, you need to pray aggressively and believe that God will answer your prayers.
What is Prayer?
Wikipedia’s definition of prayer is “an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with a deity, an object of worship, or a spiritual entity through deliberate communication”.
We are inviting God to do a work in our lives by communicating with Him directly when we pray.
God desires to be closer to you. He will draw nearer to you with every prayer. The more you commune with Him, the more He will commune back with you through that internal voice (i.e. God speaking directly to you through the Holy Spirit), others (i.e. God sends a message to you through someone else), or even through your dreams.
God loves to commune with you in the early mornings – to be the first thought on your mind.
What is a Warrior?
Wikipedia’s definition of a warrior is “a person skilled in combat or warfare”. You are doing spiritual warfare when you pray.
Prayer fights off the enemy’s attacks. The enemy is the devil and all demonic forces. They hate it when you pray.
Remember, this battle is not yours. Let God fight the spiritual battle for you. You do this through prayer.
Alone you can do nothing, but with God, all things are possible!
Surrender to the Lord
First, you have to surrender to the Lord to become a prayer warrior. He needs to be your priority!
You need to decrease so that He can increase in you. Keep your focus on Him.
Remember, the Holy Spirit resides in you once you are saved. You have to die to your flesh. You become a new creature in Christ and need to renew the spirit of your mind in order to be Christ-minded.
Romans 8:13 says, “For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit, you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live”.
Meditate on the Lord’s Word
Second, you need to meditate on the Lord’s Word (i.e. the Holy Bible) day and night!
You have to read your bible on a daily basis. Get the Word in you. It will come in handy, especially in difficult times. Memorize key verses.
Always ask God to give you wisdom and understanding before you start reading, so that you will discern what He is attempting to show you in the scripture you read.
Remove distractions while you are studying His Word.
Do not rush through scripture.
Be silent and wait with a pen and paper to journal what the Lord reveals to you through His Word.
Psalm 1:2 “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night”.
Psalm 143: 5 “…I meditate on all your works…”
Psalm 119:169 “…Give me understanding according to your word”.
Have Faith in the Lord’s Ability & Desire to Answer Your Prayer
Third, you must believe that God can and will answer your prayers. Have faith. Nothing is impossible with the Lord! He can work miracles on your behalf!
Not only do you have to know that God can and will answer your prayers, but you need to believe that He can and will answer your prayers today!
Have a today mentality. Trust Him.
Psalm 146:5 – 6 says, “Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God, Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that is in them…”
You should work daily to become a prayer warrior. Pray when you rise, throughout the day, and before you go to sleep. Put God first in your life. Let the first thing you do every day be to commune with Him.
Make it a priority to read your bible daily. Meditate on what you have read and let it settle in your heart. Fast from time to time. God will strengthen you through His Word!
Lastly, believe that God is able and willing to answer your prayer requests TODAY. You have to believe in order to receive and you’ll be amazed at what He will do.