Do we actually know what we want from God?
We need to define what we want from God. Not a list of things or selfish ambitions. But where is it in our lives that we want the touch of God, where we need a miracle. This really got me thinking.
The writer of The Circle Maker, Mark Batterson, states "God does not answer vague prayers" and immediately a prayer I often prayed came to mind. It was for the protection of our property. I was specific! I prayed that God would surround our property with a chain of angels and that if anyone tried to deface our boundary wall that they would see an angel and run for their lives. I prayed the chain of angels would prevent anyone trying to enter for no good! And I prayed believing. And to this day (that was 11 years ago and we don't even own that property anymore) that boundary wall has no graffiti or any defacement on it!
That was specific and I felt God was saying "you know HOW to pray like this, I've shown you where you have, now up you game, be specific."
Ouch! God knows the desires of my heart but He wants me to verbalize it and He wants me to come to Him so when He answers there is NO DOUBT that He is the cause of that answered prayer.
1 John 3 v 22: And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.
My encouragement to you is to be specific in your prayer life! And then line your prayer up with a promise God has given you. God's word is true, His promises are for you. Now pray in faith.