5 Steps to Become a Prayer Warrior
Prayer is time alone with God. It is one of the most assertive and powerful weapons He has given to his people. Prayer is the tool to bring you closer to him, strengthening your faith. Weapons of War by Robert E. Wright is a book that will prove how vital it is to keep your trust in Him in times of uncertainties. The book is a letter compilation about the author’s experiences as he takes on the Vietnam War as a soldier for his country. It tells the tale of how he survived a horrible war and returned physically, emotionally, and spiritually whole. This book is ideal for inspiring people to stay close to God in trying times.
Of course, Wright was able to maintain his faith through prayers. The following is a list of steps on how to have a deep and powerful conversation with God:
Choose the right environment
There are no limits on where you should pray. You can do it while strolling alone; you can even do it in the car as long as you are comfortable, and you are sure that you can pour your heart out to him. However, you should always remember to always focus on God’s glory. If you decide to say a prayer that will require you to have an in-depth conversation with Him, a quiet place will do.
Praise Him with all your heart
Worshiping God reminds people that He is Almighty. It is a way for you to show that you respect, appreciate, and gratify Him. You don’t get to have a hard time with this task because God possesses all the qualities that are worthy of praise. Whenever a person is weary, this pursuit, especially when things go out of control, that is when honoring him becomes a sacrifice. You have to pour out all the love you can give. You need to fix your eyes on him and release all the worries you are having. Praising him before prayer will let you be aware of who you are speaking to. This way, you will be able to maintain the admiration throughout your whole prayer.
Thank Him for all the things you are grateful for
Finding gratitude every day on little things is essential. It is what makes life worthy, and it brings many benefits to your well-being. Appreciating the little things in life is a way to practice gratitude. So, when you say a prayer, you can only be thankful for too much. You can thank Him for your family and friends, your health, your home, your job, and anything you want to be grateful for. Ensure that all the thank yous are sincere and heartfelt; it will make a great conversation with him.
Make sure to be all you can be
Being honest with God with anything you feel is the key to have a profound and genuine talk with Him. It would be best if you said everything that you are feeling and everything that is needed to be said. Know that the best thing you can do to your relationship with Him is to be vulnerable before Him. You know that God is omnipresent. He does know. But, it will always be best if you submit it all to Him as well. This is also a chance for you to ask for forgiveness. You don’t need to have particular words and phrases for doing this. Earn forgiveness from Him, and believe that He will forgive you.
Say a prayer for blessings
How do you pray for blessings from God? Will you appear demanding to ask this? Seeking God’s wisdom first is the answer. It means that you must not depend on your own feeling when asking blessings from Him. You must rely on His will. This will require you to trust the Almighty Father with all your heart and soul. As the Bible says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5 NIV). You don’t have to worry about this aspect. If you have followed the first steps listed above, that’s when you get His wisdom.
All in all, there are tons of reasons why you should communicate with God. It makes people more like Jesus. And as you know, it is the goal of a Christian. As you pray, make sure that that prayer will transform you to be a better person. Let prayer be your number one weapon like what Robert E. Wright did during the Vietnam War. He used prayer as his armor against loneliness, fear, and doubt.