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How Do I Pray For a Miracle?

When we are faced with a great need, either for ourselves or others, we should begin by humbly seeking to know what God's will is in the matter (see 1 John 5:14-15, Romans 12:1-2, Romans 8:26-27). "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 Thy will." Rather, you should seek to know God's will in the situation and then to base your prayer upon it. Say, "Father, in advance, tell me what Your will is and what You are doing." Then you can ask Him to perform the miracle that you know He wants to bring about.

Most people ask God for a miracle, but many omit a key requirement--the spoken word. God has given us authority over disease, demons, sickness, storms, and finances (see Matthew 10:1, Luke 10:19). We continue to ask God to act, when, in fact, He has given us the authority to act with divinely empowered speech. We are to declare that authority in Jesus' name. We are to command the money to come to us, command the storm to be stilled, command the demon to come out, command the leg to grow, command the cancer to leave.

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 come to pass, 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, you speak it forth.

Excerpt taken from Answers to 200 of Life's Most Probing Questions, Copyright 1984 by Pat Robertson. 

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