Conditions Of Prevailing Prayer
By George Müller
- Entire dependence upon the merits and mediation of the Lord Jesus Christ, as the only ground of any claim of blessing. (See John 14:13-14; 15:16, etc.)
- Separation from all known sin. If we regard iniquity in our hearts, the Lord will not hear us, for it would be sanctioning sin (Psa. 66:18).
- Faith in God's word of promise as confirmed by His oath. Not to believe Him is to make Him both a liar and a perjurer (Heb. 11:6; 6:18-20).
- Asking in accordance with His will. Our motives must be godly: we must not seek any gift of God to consume it upon our lusts (1 John 5:14; Jas. 4:3).
- Importunity in supplication. There must be waiting on God and waiting for God, as the husbandman has long patience to wait for the harvest (Jas. 5:7; Luke 18:1-8).