Prayer Secret #2 – The Will of God

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Prayer Secret #1 – establishing a good, personal, intimate relationship with God the Father will now get you into the door with Him. It will get you to the point where God will now listen and consider each of your prayer requests.

Prayer Secret #2 is the next step when approaching God with a specific prayer request. This one seems to be so easy to grasp, but many Christians keep violating this basic common sense principle. Prayer Secret #2 is making sure that your prayer request always lines up with the will of God for your life.

I have a pet saying when it comes to this principle. The saying is, “Father always knows best. God always knows what is best for you in all situations – you do not! God’s knowledge and wisdom is always perfect – yours is not! God knows what all of your future will hold for you – you do not! Too many Christians are constantly asking God for things that He does not really want them to have.

Here is the main Scripture verse where this basic revelation is being given to us by the Lord:

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” (1 John 5:14)

Interpretation – God hears your prayer only if the prayer request is in His perfect will for you and your life. If it is not, then the above verse is implying that He will not hear your prayer, and thus will not grant the prayer request.

This is where each Christian has to really get a grip on any specific prayer requests they are presenting to God. If God comes back letting you know that what you are asking for is not in His perfect will for you and your life, then you have to let it go, trust that God knows best, and move on.

When you approach God the Father with a specific prayer request – this is very serious business. You are asking God to bring something to you that normally would not be coming your way. You are asking God to supernaturally bring or allow this request to come your way through Him.

So the first thing you have to do before approaching God with your specific prayer request is to make sure that your prayer request is in His perfect will for you and your life. There are several ways you can do this.

1. Analyze Your Prayer Request

Sometimes it is quite obvious that the request is needed and will be in God’s perfect will for you and your life. You do not even need to pray about whether or not it will be in His will for you and your life. The answer is already obvious and you can go ahead and shoot your prayer through.

A good example would be is that maybe you have just lost your job. You will now have to go to God and ask Him to lead you to the next new job He will want you to have. You already know this request will be in His perfect will for your life because you now need a new job to survive and put food on the table. This is quite obvious, and you can now go ahead and start pressing in and praying to God that He lead you to the next new job that He will want you to have.

Sometimes the request is not so obvious as to whether or not it will be in God’s will for you. Maybe you are dating someone and you would really like to marry this person. However, God has not voiced His opinion on the issue yet.

The way to properly handle this is to go to God and ask for His perfect will on the situation – whether or not you should marry this person. If you really love this person and really want to marry them, the best way to word your prayer is to tell God you would really like to marry this person, but you will only marry this person only if it will be in His perfect will for you to do so.

This way you are on safe ground with God in the way that you have worded the request. You have voiced your opinion on the matter, but you have also let Him know that He knows better than you do as to who you should be marrying in this life, and that you will not marry this person unless it will be in His perfect will for you to do so.

2. The Holy Spirit

The other way to approach this is to simply ask the Holy Spirit if you should be approaching God the Father with the specific prayer request. I believe that the Holy Spirit knows most, if not all of the time, whether or not God will answer your specific prayer request. You can save yourself a lot of travailing and praying by getting the Holy Spirit’s answer before you waste your time and God’s time by praying on a certain issue.

For those of you who have established a good inside connection with the Holy Spirit, the above is rather easy to do. You simply tap into Him, ask His opinion, and most of the time you will pick it up with an “inner knowing” from Him as to whether or not you should proceed any further in approaching God with the specific prayer request.

For those of you who have not yet established this kind of inner connection with the Holy Spirit, you can still go ahead and ask Him, and He will somehow get through to you as to whether or not you should be praying to God on a particular issue.

Now here are 3 short powerful stories that will really illustrate the importance of making sure that all of your prayer requests always line up with the perfect will of God for your life.

Three Stories

1. STORY #1 – About 10 years ago, a friend of mine told me this story and I will never forget it. One of her girlfriends had been dating a man for about two years. Everything was going great. She got to the point where she was now wanting to marry the man. She went before God and started praying, asking God if she should marry him. God came back with a one-line answer and the answer was, “He is sufficient for now.”

This type of an answer obviously was not good enough for her, so she kept pressing God for an answer as to whether or not she should marry this man. God came back with no further answers every time she asked. After about 6 months of continuing to ask God for His opinion on this matter and not getting any additional answers, she decided to make her own decision and marry the man without waiting for God’s confirmation or approval.

Six months into the marriage relationship, this man’s dark side all of a sudden started to emerge. He started to physically abuse her. The beatings got so bad that she had no other alternative but to divorce the man for fear he was going to end up killing her.

I have found from personal experience that whenever God is silent on a specific prayer request, this means to hold your position and do nothing until you receive further word from Him as to whether or not you should move in the direction that you are looking to move into.

2. STORY #2 – Here is another perfect example on this. Another one of my friends was dating a man for about 1 year. She too started asking God if she should marry him. She got no answer from God for at least 3 months. Again, she got impatient waiting for God to answer her. She went ahead and married the man without any leading from the Holy Spirit to do so, and no confirming activity from the Lord that she should marry the man.

One year into the marriage, she found out that her husband had been having an affair behind her back with one of his secretaries during the entire year that they had been married! They were divorced shortly thereafter.

Do you see what happens when you go against the perfect will of God on a specific request? Total death can result. In these two cases, both girls saw their marriages end up in divorce because they were not patient enough to wait for God’s answer on their specific requests! They were both praying for marriages that obviously were not in the perfect will of God for their lives. This is why I say God always knows best.

God knew the one man had a dark side that was going to emerge once he married the girl. He knew the other man would not stay faithful once he got married to the second girl. Neither girl could have known these things were going to occur. But God does know all these things and what our futures will hold for us – and this is why your prayer requests have always got to be within His perfect will for your life or the consequences could be disastrous like they were in these two stories!

3. STORY #3 – The third story is my own personal story. About 20 years ago, I was dating a girl for about one year when she got diagnosed with cancer. The doctors told her she had a 50/50 chance of making it. She immediately started chemo and the rest of the appropriate cancer treatments. I took her to see Joyce Meyer for a healing, along with some of the other ministers in our area who were supposed to have the gift of healing operating through their ministries.

None of the ministers were able to bring any type of healing to my girlfriend. I then started to try and pray myself to see if I could get God to heal her. I will never forget what happened when I did. As I approached God the Father with the request, I felt the Holy Spirit put up a shield between me and God the Father. I initially ignored the shield and continued to try and pray through to God for this request.

As I started praying the appropriate words, I saw my words travel about two feet in front of my mouth and then drop straight to the ground. I could tell my words were not “hitting” God. I then felt the Holy Spirit start to literally pull back on my words as I was trying to release them to God. There was no anointing on my words. I had no wind at my back from the Holy Spirit to be approaching God with this specific request. I was really straining in trying to get my words to reach God the Father.

After about the 5th or 6th time when trying to pray to God for her healing, I immediately stopped and asked God if I should even bother to continue to pray on this issue due to the resistance I seemed to be picking up from the Holy Spirit.

I then received an immediate answer. I was given a strong knowing that God did not want to heal her and that it was His perfect will that she be brought home to Him – and if I continued to try and pray for this healing against His will, that I would just be expending useless energy. He made it loud and clear that His mind was already made up on the issue and that I was to let it go.

He then conveyed to me as to why He was not going to consider healing her. Long story short, my girlfriend was 40 years old when she came down with the cancer. 8 years prior to this, she got diagnosed with the beginning stages of emphysema. The doctors told her that if she did not quit smoking, that she would end up in a wheelchair and on an oxygen tent on a permanent basis.

For whatever reason, she would not quit smoking and she continued to smoke for another 8 years. The emphysema was starting to break into the next level and she still would not quit. She then broke out with the cancer. God made it very clear to me that He gave her 8 years to clean up her act, to heed the warnings from the doctors and to quit smoking.

Our bodies are a direct gift from God, and He expects all of us to do the best we can with them – especially in the area of taking proper care of them. When she refused to take proper care of her body by giving up smoking, God decided He was not going to heal her and that she would have to be brought home much earlier than He would have really liked.

I believe to this day that had my girlfriend quit smoking 8 years before coming down with this cancer, that there would have been a very good chance that God would have healed her of the cancer. But because she did not take proper care of her body, God had no natural desire to want to heal her when this emergency presented itself. And God gave her plenty of time to get her act together before this cancer hit – 8 years!

I did not tell my girlfriend what I felt God had conveyed to me. I did not want to cause her to lose hope in the event I had not properly heard from God on this issue. She tried several other healing ministries, along with continuing all of the cancer treatments, but nothing worked. She died one year later after getting diagnosed with the cancer.


1.  As you can see from the above three stories, you can save yourself a lot of blood, sweat, and tears when praying to God if you can pick it up ahead of time whether or not your specific prayer requests should be brought before Him for His consideration. This is the beauty of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. One of His jobs is to help us in our prayer life with God the Father.

The Holy Spirit will always know whether or not God will want to answer our specific prayer request. By connecting up with the Holy Spirit on a specific prayer request, you will go a long way in being able to decide when to approach God in prayer and when not to.

For those of you who have not got this far in your own personal relationship with the Holy Spirit in order to be able to pick Him up and read His movements, you can still approach both Him and God the Father before you attempt to pray and just simply ask God if it will be in His perfect will that a specific prayer request be put before Him.

I have found that God will always come through loud and clear on this issue. Remember, God wants to establish a loving personal relationship with you – and in this personal relationship will be the benefit of being able to approach Him with your specific prayer requests.

2.  God really wants to show you how to play the prayer game with Him. It is prayer that will pull down major miracles from God. You just have to learn what the ground rules are and how to play the game with Him. The Bible lays down all the ground rules that you will need to know in order to become a very effective and powerful prayer warrior for the Lord.

For whatever reason, God has the big picture set up in that He will not move many of the times on a certain situation unless we first go into serious prayer with Him. The art of prayer is a powerful tool in the hands of a Spirit-filled believer. God can be moved to answer prayer no matter how dire the circumstances. You just need the knowledge on how to properly approach the Lord in order to get Him to move on certain situations.

I think you will find the remaining prayer secrets very interesting, as they will all give you several different options and strategies in which to approach God with on your specific prayer requests. I believe with knowledge comes power. With knowledge will come the ability to know how to properly play the prayer game with the Lord.

I will leave you with one last thought. One of the benefits of having established a true personal relationship with God the Father is the ability to be able to approach Him with your specific prayer requests. Think of the consequences and the possibilities of this privilege that we now have with God the Father.

God the Father has the full supernatural power to do or accomplish whatever He should so desire. The Bible says that “With God NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.”

God loves to answer prayers. Prayers to God can save lives, change circumstances, and prevent catastrophes. The Bible says that God is looking to “show Himself strong” on behalf of those who have established a true, loving, personal relationship with Him. However, many Christians do not fully realize the power and potential they have if they would simply learn how to properly pray to God to get Him to move on certain situations.

Many people are so wrapped up in themselves and their own lives, they fail to see how their own prayers to God can help someone else out who may be in a dire situation. One of the prayer secrets I will be discussing shortly is the power of intercession – the ability to stand in the gap for someone else, approach God as his advocate, and pray to God to help them out of a dire situation.

Many people do not really know how to properly approach and pray to God the Father. As a result, people are either dying early before their time is really up, or they are forced to live under tragic circumstances due to no fault of their own. Accidents can happen. Bad things can happen. But prayers to God the Father can either prevent the bad things from happening before they happen, or they change the situation for the better once the bad thing has happened.

Remember, our God is in the life-saving business! Our God is a God of miracles. He is just looking for true prayer warriors to pull down these miracles that He is only to anxious to release!

Think of the possibilities that we all have with this privilege that we have with God the Father – to be able to boldly approach His throne for prayer anytime, anywhere, and for any situation – to be able to save the day for someone who may be at death’s door!

This is the call of the Eagle. A true Eagle of God is a “master prayer.” He has learned the fine art of being able to properly and effectively pray to God the Father in order to literally move mountains when needed. Nothing is impossible for a true Eagle of God because he knows nothing is impossible with the God he serves.

Mark my words! God will be raising up an army of Eagles in the coming years that will fly with the power and anointing of God such as the world has never seen before or will ever see again. The Bible says in the latter days just before Jesus comes back, that an army will raised up. The verse is Joel 2:2. It reads:

“A day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, the like of whom has never been; nor will there be any such after them, even for many successive generations.”

The rest of the verses then go into how powerful this army will be and the exploits they will do under God’s anointing and power.

For more information on this coming army – see my article titled “Prophecy from Jesus to Mary Baxter on Joel’s Army to Come” under the “Prophecies” section. A woman by the name of Mary Baxter received a direct Word from Jesus about this army and who He will be calling to be a part of it.

This was a very powerful Word given to this woman, and I believe there is a strong possibility that this army will be coming out of this generation!


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  1. I feel as though the main writer is talking out of both sides of his mouth. Do you mean that if I love someone with all my heart, which by the way, I didn’t ask to fall in love with this person, nor did I form my personality. I was born with one that caused me to fall in love in the first place, but now it has to go through all of these ridiculous channels of approval by God. I’m sorry, but I just don’t believe it! It seems to be giving God an excuse for unanswered prayers. I agree with the other commenter that prayer is NOT a game. If it is, then it’s a cruel one. I am 71 years old and I have to swallow that all these years my prayers weren’t answered because I didn’t know THE GAME!! Can or can’t God do all things? If not, just admit it and stop torturing people!!! I would appreciate some feedback. What does the Bible say about it not being good to be alone, or do I have to pray through that also?

    • Sound like you have a justification spirit. Everything is lined up with the word of God. Those who justify are those that are living in their sins.

  2. Praise God for your comments on prayer. It is confirmation of what God said to me while I was in spiritual boot camp, being prepared to go forth to teach the Word of God. God made me a prayer warrior in 2007
    It makes a difference when we know how to use our authority that has been given us by God our creator. We perish for the lack of knowledge. God has given us power to take charge over sin, sickness,
    diseases, contrary and evil spirits of every kind sort and nature. I have learned who I am in Christ Jesus and I Love kicking the devil’s head with the Word of God. That’s what Jesus did and we are suppose to follow his leadership. It is the Spirit that quickens

  3. Prayer is such a powerful and intimate time with the Lord. It is a time when you can go naked before him(meaning baring your soul unto him). Laying all of your burdens and cares at his feet. This is also a time of communication; once you tell the Lord what is going on; he will respond back to you. It is not a time of babbling on with repetition; but once you go to the Lord with a situation; have faith that he will give you an answer. This answer may not come right away, and sometimes it is not the answer that you would like to receive. But, this is one thing that I do know; and that is the Lord will give you an answer. I also know that a delayed prayer does not mean a denied prayer. At times what we are desiring in our hearts to come to pass; may just not be time for it to come to pass(which means that it is not the season for the prayer to be fulfilled). Prayers are answered in seasons. As in the book of Ecclesiastes talks about the different seasons; such as their are different seasons for our prayers to be answered. Sometimes we may not be completely prepared to receive what the Lord has waiting on us. There is a time that we have to grow and mature; in order to appreciate that “Blessed Prayer” being answered.
    Be Blessed in The Lord

  4. I have recently been ordained as a Christian minister and have been blessed with many gifts, prophetic. I started to write some sermons on what I feel is coming to me from God and would like to share some with you

  5. I don’t believe prayer is a “game” to God. It’s sober and serious. Speaking to the two examples of women who married those men without God’s permission – why didn’t the Holy Spirit tell them not to date the men in the first place? God wouldn’t have us to be dating random people, only whom we would marry. Seems to me they weren’t listening to God from the start.

    • I agree with that everything that was said before was making sens. But God doesn’t play games much less “prayer games” that’s not how God works. He is straight forward and does not play what you say prayer games. Yes we should wait on his plan but you should never say that God plays prayer games. Prayers are not games to him.

  6. Please pray for me! I’ve been devorsed for two years now. It’s a very long story but recently she told me she is seeing someone! I so much love her and I have been so sad even to the point of suicide. God has got his grip on me and I believe he has told me through prayer and scripture and the presence of the Holy Ghost that we will be together again . My faith is so small and I’m so week please keep me in your prayers. Thank you

  7. I have never thought about going to the Holy Spirit before approaching God with my prayers! We all know that the Holy Spirit is “Our Helper”……..DUH! Revelation here!!!!
    I love feeling the presence/confirmation from the Holy Spirit. Uh, like right now! Amen! 🙂
    You certainly know if what you are doing, saying, or where you are heading is in line with God’s will for you when you tune in to the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Thank you SO MUCH for opening my eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart to understand again!
    God blesses those who bless others in their walk with the Lord….and you, my friend, are truly blessed! From all the comments I read, you have helped so many of us just with this one article alone.
    I am so glad I “stumbled” upon your website and this knowledge. <3
    Praise the Lord!

    • Yeah the writer is on point with this article, the Holy Spirit tells us exactly what to say to the Father, I am a living testimony to this fact..

  8. Very usefull guidence for our prayer before we start. Otherwise we waste our time and finaly dissapoint with no result.

  9. I think the holy spirit led me in the rite direction,4 me 2 read this article because I’ve been going thru tests nd trials 4 a while now,nd I was at de point of giving up,I’ve been dating this guy 4 7yrs now nd we hav 2 kids,he hasn’t married me yet nd everytym we wud fyt I wud pack nd go,I pray eveyday 2 God that he makes him stay away in my life but somehow wed end up 2gether again,the love we hav 4 eachother is indescribable,if God wnts me 2b with this man but not get married…hai I’m confused on what’s going on in my life now coz wen I wanna break up with him it doesn’t happen but God keeps us 2gether,we’ve been thru a lot nd some of the things that can corse relationships 2 fall apart but ours is amazing,now the question is is it Gods will that its like this?

  10. Thank God for giving me the insight finding this column , rich and full of God’s out-pouring . w . I find it so rewarding . Praise God .
    I am short of words to describe my experience vis a vis what I have just learnt from your teachings .
    Honestly I’m entangled in a web of limitations and confusion to an extend that one would almost say ” yeah no need for the prayers ” as each day comes wth same old life . Now I remember the story of Abraham who was a humble and patient servant of God whom God blessed at a far advanced stage of his life just because he kept faith in God . In addition to your contribution I begin to see clearly why we have to wait for God’s time and not dictate the way we want things happen . Thanks indeed . I’m so blessed and favoured .

  11. Please pray for me. I really,really need help.
    After eight years of battling alcoholism and depression, I’m trying to get my life back, but everything seems
    so grey and empty now. I feel, I don’t have any purpose to live anymore. I feel lost and in despair now.
    I need God to enlighten me and show my way in life. Help me to find the job best suited for me,
    the place to live and purpose to live.
    Also, please pray for my mother Dana, recently she had a stroke and very ill now.
    Father, please take care of my mother and help her to fully recover.
    Thank you

  12. The Abomination of Desolation
    …21″For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. 22″Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. Connection in India top destruction and dead change BIBLE SECRECY AND IT LONG YEAR TRADEDY SEVICE AND CHRIST SHOW THE ROOT ENTR HEAVE PLAN EXPOSE 1993 from . B.K.JOHN

  13. I was married to a very abusive man for 13 years and eventually left him and stayed on my own. Over the years I have tried to date but I kept on meeting man who hurt me one way or the other.

    Just a year and four months ago I met someone but we have not yet met. It is someone I knew when I was very young as we all came from the same country and used to be Moslems. Now my challenge is that I have been hurt so much and every time he promises to call and not call I feel so discouraged. He also lost two wives in a row and from his side is also been disouraged by his situation, but we had an agreement to go ahead and we also pray about it. Please pray with me.

    I am currently fasting and praying for my situation to change as I dont want to keep meeting new people.

    Kind Regards,

  14. Me and my ex been broken up now for almost several months,but I love her deeply I been praying for months for us to get back together,she says it’s no longer in her heart,that unless God changes her heart it want happen,I tried to move on but I think bout her day and night,sometimes I can’t go nomore than two days without seeing her that’s just how much I love heri ask God to restore our relationship.Our breakout lead both us to trust in God.Before that neither one of us prayed or went to church,sometimes I half to talk to her about spiritual things because she is the only one that I trust.I ask God to send me a prayer partner or either just someone Godly,but as I pray her face is the only one that I see,so I wonder if that’s a sign that He is going to work it out in due time,I’m so lost about this situation so I ask your opinion please help and pray

  15. I fall in love to a girl that never love me some years back, I decided to live her alone. I then started another relationship with another girl who love me very well.I am having some doubt about the present girl and feeling confused as to either she is the perfect will of God for me or not. I am beginning to gain back the love for the earlier first girl but each time I present myself to her as some body having interest in her, I observed she still don’t like me even though my mine is still pushing me to her.I have been praying to God to show me between the two who to concentrate in. Help me in prayer and advise for a Gods revelation.

  16. I need to pray for my marriage, my husband want a divorce and I want to save our marriage.

  17. Please give me support in pray for my loved one, Agus Susanto, that The Holy Spirit hold the power of his life and change his life and heart. So finally he can believe and keep Jesus Christ as his Savior. He can open his heart and mind for all true knowledge about Jesus Christ. May The Power of Holy Spirit release Moslem Spirit in his life. May God release Agus from devil spirits and his bad habits .I wish that he get salvation from God. May God Bless our relationship and someday become man and wife. Thru happiness and sorrow, richer or poorer, better or worse, sickness and in health. This is the only man I would give everything for. I really hope we belong together. I’ve never felt this feeling ever before just with him. And may God make our love more stronger in Jesus Christ and give miracles on our relationship

  18. By the way, with regard to waiting for His will, I guess things will become easy and everything will line up for you both to get married if it is God’s will and you’ll feel peace. But if it is not God’s will, u will get barriers or no answers from Him.

  19. To Jennifer –> i don’t think true love is everything, it’s a matter of asking God whether it’s His will or not and waiting for His answer. Love can wither at times but if it’s a relationship with God at the centre, He will guide and help you in a marriage.

    So pray to God and wait, don’t do anything rash as has already been mentioned in a testimonial. Sometimes financial hardship can ruin a relationship because of practical reasons, lack of communication/compromise

  20. To Jennifer : The marrage vows say for richer or poorer , I feel as long as there is true love between you two, That is the most important thing financial set backs are temp. love is forever 🙂

  21. Hi m 28yrs years old i read about secrets of prayer i m really blessed .I love a guy from 5 yrs as we planned to get married but due to his financial problem we r unable my parents dnt agree i just to know the what is the will of God in our lives how do i knw can u plz pray for me n email me

  22. This is wonderful, your messages seems to be empowering me, i am a very much delighted and will always look through your powerful tips on how a christian can work with God and benefit from faithful serving.
    grateful if you can link me to online bible studies to equip myself for the work of Christ.
    Thank you may the lord richly lavish you and your institution with unendless blessings.
    Thank you

  23. This is actually an eye opener.a great manual i av never come across.I knew salvation age now 37 but av never had a close r/ship wt t Lord and my prayer life has been hitting a wall and i always give do i ask God his will and how does he answer.i av a strong desire 2 av a very close walk with him but my prayers i feel do not go anywhere.thanks for the great work you are doing.may God bless you.

  24. Thanks a lot for your teaching about praying in the will of GOD. But I want know practically how one can know the will of GOD so the we pray according to..I have got marriage to a lady and the lady have had an etopic/miscarriage bbefore and due top that she is not able to give birth but I am still praying ffor the fruit of the womb.let me here from u.thanks for listing

  25. i am happily married for 10 years to a sweet and gentle woman and i am a father to 2 healthy boys. 7 months before my wedding an ex girl friend tried to win me back. we broke up becos in my mind becos of bad timing and not becos she and i were not right for each other. i was tempted to go back to her frankly becos she was just that bit prettier.i prayed to GOD asking will my ex and i have a good marriage and he gave me a vision of me walking into conference room to sign divorce papers!! my ex does not want children and is extremely career minded and we would not have worked out.

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