If you are to have impacts or totally defeat the enemies that opposes you spiritually you must be able to pray strategically. The enemy confronting you knows that as a child of God once you realize the kind of weapon in your hand and how to use it, he is no match for you. But more than often the enemy uses some smokescreen so as to deceive you in other for you not to know (1) what to pray (2) how to pray.
1. WHAT TO PRAY
Roman 8: 26, we do not know what to pray... if you can identify your enemy and also understand its methods of attack on you then you are in a big victory. However to do that you must sometimes conduct spiritual investigation so as to know what to pray. Your investigation will certainly include 1. are you outside the will of God for your life,Disobedience to God(2) are you living in outright sins (3) what kind of weapon is the enemy using e.g rumors backbiting diseases just to mention a few (4) Area of life where you are constantly harassed by the evil one. E.g in your mind ( using the weapon of fears, doubt) ) the basic problem of many believers is not how to pray but what to pray. To effectively investigate the attack from your enemy, you had to depend on the Holy Spirit to show you some things,Deuteronomy 29 v 29. So as to be able to properly discern the problems.
How to conduct investigation; take a pen and paper and begin to list what the problems are and where the attacks is coming from. Do not forget that once you know the secret of your enemy you also must reach forth your hand into God's arsenal and attack the enemy.
2.HOW TO PRAY
There are so many type of prayer such intercessory, supplication 1 Tim 2: 1-2, also prayer of faith John 5: 5, praying in tongues, confessing the word of God, praises and worship etc.
However, you can combine all types of prayer, it all depend on how much you are under attack. A Christian should however know when to pay with authority that is to give order to the forces behind your problems and when to intercede.
In all you must understand that if you resist the devil he will flee, but if you do nothing the Devil will stay.
When you pray, you have to pray in the name of Jesus and not for Jesus sake, when you do that the name wil open the doors of heaven and you get an answer to your prayer.
And whatsoever you shall ask in my name, that will I do that the father may be glorified in the son,
If ye shall ask any thing in my name I will do it. John 14 v13-14
About the Author
He has a doctorate degree in Divinity, a major speaker in major conferences and seminar all over the world and the author of the best selling book, Breaking your limitations, Sister in trouble and other major titles in great demand.
He is the president of the International Prayer Squad, and Barnabas Trust International.
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