Prayer FAQs

How do I get my prayer answered?

We would like to welcome you to Lady & Lion Prayer Ministry One of the most common questions we get from our audience is "How do I get my prayer answered?"

How do I know my prayer have been answered?

Prayer is a very personal undertaking-- this answer is different for each person especially when you may not be in a consistent and active prayer life. Join one of our prayer workshops to learn in depth about answered prayers. There is a lot to it, however the below answers will put it into perspective. 

What is active prayer?

We have heard about “active” prayer, but what does it really mean? In order to achieve a “active” prayer life, one must be fully engaged in the process of prayer. It is not just enough to recite a memorized prayer from memory or from a prayer card. An active prayer life involves personal interaction with God through meditation and reflection. The more that people pray in this way, the stronger their faith will grow.

Many people do not realize the power of prayer. It is a very powerful thing, and can have a positive or negative effect on your life. Active prayer, which is one of the most powerful forms of prayer, is also the most difficult form to accomplish. Active prayers continuously push out thoughts that are not for your best interest. With every thought you have, you're either putting something into your spirit or casting it out.

Importance of walking in faith:

The purpose of our ministry support is to show people how they can walk in faith and that God will always provide for their needs. Many of us know that we should walk in faith and pray, but we don't always do it. There are many obstacles to walking in faith, for example: we're scared, we're not sure how to pray, we don't think God is listening or cares about us. Sometimes we are in a difficult season or going through trials and we feel abandoned.

The book of Job is a cornerstone in the Bible for addressing the issue of prayer. The main character, Job, is tested by God to see if he would curse him if afflicted with pain. Job maintained his faith even in the face of great adversity. This story encourages Christians to have hope that God not only hears them but also has their best interest in mind.

 

How can we know if God hears our prayers?

Prayer is often one of the last things on our minds when we deal with the difficulties that life brings us. Yet, prayer is one of the most powerful things that we can do to help ourselves. The Bible tells us in James 5:16-18, "confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. What are signs that God may be hearing our prayers

If our heart is right with Him, we will ask according to His will and He will grant that specific request. God does not always give us our request because we sometimes ask with selfish motives (James 4:3). So God often answers with “No!”.

We serve a prayer answering God, a God who does not put prayers on a shelf for later but He answers them. Many believers today only know how to pray, but don’t know when there answers are delivered. Prayer is a two way conversation between God and man, when you pray to the Lord, and you don’t receive answers from God, your prayers are not complete. Prayer is not a religious exercise, rather it is a conscious communication between man and God, when we pray, we talk to God about our personal needs or the needs of others, we also must expect to receive answers from him ( Mark 11:24).

The name of Jesus Christ, is the way to answered prayers. Every prayer must be prayed in the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus said that is we ask anything in His name, that He hears us and our prayers will be answered. We have huge power through Jesus when we pray in His authority (John 16:23-24).

Anytime we experience peace in our heart concerning an issue we are praying about, that is a clear indication that God has answered our prayers. The peace of God in our hearts is the Holy Spirit telling us that our prayers have been answered (Philippians 4:6).

We cover many more in our prayer workshops. 

What does prayer mean?

The church has always been a place to find refuge, comfort, and worship. Prayer ministry is no different. There are many types of prayer ministries throughout churches around the world. Some focus on healing, others on praise, but they all have the same goals: bring people closer to God and provide them with solace. Prayer ministries fill into that gap that exists in daily life for many people between their head and heart.

Prayer is a reverent petition made to God. An act of communion with God, such as in devotion, confession, praise, or thanksgiving. The opportunity for us to be in prayer, is done through our Savior Jesus Christ. We are able to come to the throne of God and be in direct communication with Him through Jesus. Praying means being in communication with God.

What  authority do we have through Jesus?

According to God, Jesus is the final authority on earth. The ministry is dedicated to praying for and blessing those who need healing and guidance. The world is falling away and the evil one knows his time is coming to an end. The ministry's goal is not for monetary gain but rather to glorify God and send him people who are hurting, lost, and confused. To bring them to The Kingdom and to be ready for the harvest God has planned.

Prayer in Jesus’ name is taught in (John 14:13-14), “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

Many people think that just by saying the name of Jesus after a prayer, that their prayer will be answered. The name of Jesus is not a "magic pill". You have to be right with Jesus, in a proper relationship with Him and have legal authority. We must know who Jesus is  and be praying in faith according to that knowledge. People can use the name of Jesus all they want and stick His name at the end of a prayer but they may not have any authority over the devil.

No one can claim power through Jesus without having official child of God qualities. We must keep in mind that Jesus won back mankind's dominion over earth and we can also legally rule again on earth through His authority. The authority we have in His name is a covenant authority and is based on our covenant relationship with God through Christ as a believer.