Praying Through God’s Word
By Benny Hinn
As God’s people, we are commanded to “walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10). We are commanded to be filled with the knowledge of God, for it is knowledge of Him, His person, and His heart that must fill our being. And once His knowledge is in us, the glorious result will be a life of prayer.
Prayer will be as easy as breathing. It will be as natural to pray as it is to live. The knowledge of God is the key to that kind of life. Once His knowledge fills us, His Word will empower us, allowing us to pray effectively. And as we come to His throne room, we come filled with His faith and confidence:
“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us. And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him” (1 John 5:14-15).
It is confidence in Him – confidence born of Him that gets results in prayer. And it is that confidence that enables you to say, “Father, your Word says…” And it is at that moment the Holy Spirit will quicken your mind and bring the Word to your remembrance.
This is why we are commanded, “Be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding” (Colossians 1:9). Prayer is impossible unless we are filled with His knowledge and the knowledge of His Word. Overcoming prayerlessness takes place only when this happens.
And my prayer today for you is that the Word of Christ will “dwell in you richly in all wisdom” (Colossians 3:16).