There are some prayers that will always get answered, every time we pray them. So if we want 100% success rate in prayer then we need to pray these prayers. But let me say before we start that with these prayers there is a part that we play and a part God plays. If we will do our part God will do His part.
After all a covenant is a two-sided relationship. What kind of covenant is one-sided? You do this and I’ll do nothing. That’s not a covenant. That’s a free ride. But it seems like that’s what people expect with God. Give me everything Lord, but don’t expect anything from me. So we have to do our part and God has to do His part.
The good news is that He does the heavy lifting. We do what we can do and He does what we cannot do.
The first prayer has to do with anxiety over provision.
Luke 12:22. And He said unto his disciples, Therefore I sat unto you, Take no thought (no anxious thought) for your life, what you shall eat; neither for your body, what you should put on.
So we’re talking about food and clothing and provision.
Luke 12:25. And which of you can add one moment to his life-span by worrying?
Luke 12:26. If then you’re not able to do even a little thing, why worry about the rest?
Luke 12:30. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your father knows that we have need for these things.
Luke 12:31. But rather seek the Kingdom of God; and all these things will be added to you.
These scriptures tells us how to have faith for and lay hold of provision, the things we have need of, the things that the whole world is running after.
But to pray a prayer based on this scripture we have to do two things. First of all we have to let go of our anxiety. Jesus said, “Take no anxious thought for your life or for clothing or for the things we need. Which of you by worrying add one-moment to your life. You can’t do this small thing, this small thing, this easy thing, by worrying then why worry about the other things?
The truth is that worry is ineffective in getting anything accomplished. Si why do we do so much of it? Because we’re afraid not to worry. But worry and anxiety must be dealt with before Faith can work. That’s why Jesus Himself taught on it. If it was worthy of the Master’s attention it is certainly worth ours.
What are we to do if we can’t worry? Jesus answers that in Luke 12:31.
Luke 12:31 But rather seek the Kingdom of God; and all these things will be added to you.
Our part is to stop taking anxious thought and seek the Kingdom of God. It’s very simple. He’s telling us to change our focus. Take your focus off of anxious thought. And put it on the Kingdom.
Hoe do we do that? We do that by setting our focus on the word of God, and mediating in it. If we do our part then God will do His part and provide the things we need. We can base our prayer for provision on this scripture, but our prayer for provision on this scripture, but we first have to do our part. Our part is to turn away from anxious thought, worrying and fretting, and set our focus on the word of God. And God will answer that prayer every time. We know that God cannot lie.