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PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE / JESUS MIRACLES

How do I pray for a miracle? (Matt. 17:20)

When we are faced with a great need, either for ourselves or for others, we should begin by humbly seeking God’s will in the matter: “Father, what do You want to do in this situation?” Jesus said, “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working” (John 5:17). He listened to the voice of the Father, and He watched Him. Be careful not to start or end a prayer by saying blindly, “If it be Your will.” Rather, you should seek to know God’s will in the situation and then base your prayer upon it.

Praying for a miracle is welcoming a gift of the Holy Spirit to manifest. When His will is to work one, He will witness that to your heart. Then you can ask Him to perform the miracle that you know He wants to bring about.

It is often important to exercise a key to the miraculous – the spoken word. God has given us authority over disease, demons, sickness, storms, and finances (Matt. 10:1; Luke 10:19). Often, we may keep asking God to act, when, in fact, He calls us to employ His authority by our action with divinely empowered speech. Then we may declare that authority in Jesus’ name: we may command needed funds to come to us, command a storm to be stilled, command a demon to come out, command any affliction to leave, command a sickness to depart.  Jesus said, “Whoever says to this mountain, be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says” (Mark 11:23).

Believe in your heart that it has already happened! With the anointing of faith that God gives you, speak it forth. But remember, miracles come by faith in God’s present power, not by a ritual or formula of human works or willpower.
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