Six Keys to Answered Prayer
Dr. Adrian Rogers
Tonight I want to speak to you on a subject that I
never get tired of speaking about, a subject that you
need to always hear about and something that I need to
learn continually about and that is the matter of
prayer. Now, one of the greatest privileges that we
have is the privilege of prayer. One of the greatest
failures that we have, however, is in the area of
prayer. I want to say, dear friend, that prayer is so
powerful because prayer can do anything that God can
do and God can do anything because prayer brings God
into action. I don't have a failure in my life but
what somehow it's a prayer failure. There's not a sin
in my life but what somehow proper prayer would have
helped me to avoid it. There's not a need in my life
but what if I learned how to pray and knew how to pray
that need would be met.
Tonight I want to talk to you about what I'm going to
call six keys to answered prayer. Now, I just feel in
my heart that if you pray this way, according to the
scripture, that God is going to hear your prayer and
when God hears your prayer, your life is going to be
Take your Bible now and turn to John chapter 14 and
let's look in verse 6. John chapter 14 and verse 6.
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth and the
life, no man cometh unto the father, but by me." Now,
many times we assume he's talking about salvation and
I'm certain that salvation is included, but when we
come to God in prayer, we're coming to the father and
the only way we can come to the father in prayer is
through the Lord Jesus Christ. He makes that plain.
Look in verse 13 of this same chapter. "And
whatsoever ye shall ask in my name that will I do that
the father may be glorified in the son. If ye ask
anything in my name I will do it." Turn to chapter 16
and look in verse 23. Jesus said, "And in that day
ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto
you, whatsoever ye shall ask the father in my name he
will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in
my name, ask, and ye shall receive that your joy may
Alright, the first key to answered prayer is to ask in
Jesus' name, to ask in Jesus' name. Clearly, plainly
it is the father that we need to reach in prayer and
the only way we can come to the father is through the
son. Jesus said, I'm the way, the truth and the life,
no one comes to the father but by me. Jesus Christ
brings us to the father.
Now if you're lost and you ask someone directions and
they'll say, Go down here three blocks and turn left
until you come to a red light. Go through that,
you'll come to a caution light, veer to your right, go
several more blocks. You'll see a white picket fence
on the left hand side, turn left there and you'll see
a circle, swing around to the right and go seven more
blocks and through an in ...
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