You’re we pray. How do we, how do we basing our prayer? God says if you want prayers answered, then pray the prayers. I want to answer. Don’t pray what you want. Pray what I’ve already promised you. Pray what I’ve already said. Bring my word back to me. So this is what happens. It says, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us and if we know he hears us Mt. Carmel Church, whatever we ask, we will have the petitions we’ve asked of him. So now literally what this looks like in a practical standpoint, go to Jeremiah chapter one Jeremiah chapter one
Jeremiah, chapter one. You there? Do you know what song that is? All right, just checking the good. It says here verse. Um, there’s a lot of good verses here in Jeremiah one. Let’s start at verse nine. Yeah, nine says, then the Lord put forth his hand touched. I just said this. I just said the next word. [inaudible]. Then the Lord put forth his hand. What’s this part and touched my what? Wait a minute. This is confidence. What did confidence have to do with confidence? Had to deal with the frankness of speech. If we’re looking for confidence in our feelings, in prayer, we’re always going to be lacking Mt. Carmel Church. Let me encourage you in your prayer life. It’s not attached to how you feel. There are days you’re going to feel like you’re praying the paint off the wall. You’re going to feel like every demon in hell is scattering the way you’re praying.
You’re going to feel like, bring on the devil. Put him in front of me and I’ll take him out right now. Sometimes you’re going to feel like that. Sometimes you’re gonna wonder if you’re even saved. You’re going to have thoughts that make me feel, I don’t even know why I’m praying. It’s a waste of my time. You’ve got to endure both things because neither one is the fullness of truth. Both of them are attached to a feeling. So the feeling that I’m not even getting past the ceiling, it’s not true, but feeling that I’m praying the paint off the walls. That’s not true either. It’s from your heart. You’re just praying and connecting to God. So notice what he says. They’ve said, I’m touching your mouth. And the Lord said to me, behold up, put whose words in your mouth? Let’s try it again Mt. Carmel Church.
Behold, whose words have I put it in your mouth? Jesus said I’ve put my words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms to root out and pull down to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant. Now, how? How are we going to do that? How are we rooting out and pulling down? How are we destroying and throwing down? How are we building and planting? Is this literal? This is in prayer. When God puts his words in your mouth, this is what you can do to your life. His words coming out of your mouth will root out things that need to be rooted out. His words coming out of your mouth will pull down things that need to be pulled out. It will destroy things that need to be destroyed, thrown down, things that need to be destroyed Mt. Carmel Church.
It will build things in your life that need to be built. You want to build some things of God in your life. Start putting his words in your mouth. It’s like playing seed. It’ll build them up. It says it’ll plant them in there. Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me saying, Jeremiah, what do you see? And I said I see a branch of an almond tree. The Lord said to me, you have seen well for I’m ready to perform. Whose word? Lord said to me, you’ve seen welfare. I’m ready to perform. Whose words? Whose word, whose word? My word, whose words got ready to perform. He’s ready to perform my word Mt. Carmel Church. He’s right before me. He is. He’s ready to perform it. So here, let me give you some practical application to this prayer. Number one set a time and place.
So at a time and a place. Number two, pray word-based prayers. You’re like, Chad, what should I be praying? You should be praying the word of God. You’ve got something you’re needing. Let me, let me, I’m going to use two generic things and then you can get more specific in your life. If you need wisdom, here’s if you need the wisdom to make a decision. Let me tell you how I would encourage you to pray for that. Hey, I need some direction because we all need wisdom. So I pick something kind of generic just to give you a tip and then you can apply it in specifics. But here’s what I would say to do. I would get James chapter one verses five through eight if you need wisdom, I would pull this scripture out. I would open my Bible to James chapter one if I’m like, okay, God, I know I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do. I need wisdom. So I’ll go to James chapter one it’s in here somewhere.
These new Bibles, Hebrews James pages. All right, here it is. New Bibles gotta love him. Verse five you’ve already got it on the screen, so don’t mock me. If you had your Bibles, you’d be turning to. Just kidding. Just kidding. Because verse five says, if any of you lacks wisdom, woo. That’s me. If how many of you? Any? Does that include you? Yeah. Yeah. Any of you lacks wisdom. What do you do? What do you do? If you need wisdom, what do you do? Stay up all night. You worry about it. God, what am I going to do? Oh, do I ask everybody? I ask everybody, what do you think I do? What do you think? What do you think? What do you think? What does it say? Ask who. How do we ask God? It’s called prayer. It’s prayer. You just ask God if anyone needs wisdom Mt. Carmel Church. You need the wisdom to help you through a test at school. Ask off. I’m not talking about you didn’t study. I’m not talking about him giving you answers.