Pray specific prayers
Have you ever tried it? Bartimaeus was a blind beggar that we learn about in Mark 10. We’re told that he was sitting on the side of the road and cried out to Jesus, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Mark 10:47). Jesus heard him. And since Jesus knows ALL things, He already knew what the man wanted and was probably ready to give it to him. But we’re told that Jesus goes over to the beggar and says, “What do you want Me to do for you?”. In other words, Jesus is asking Bartimaeus to be more specific with his request. As soon as Bartimaeus states specifically that he wants to see, Jesus honored his faith and healed him.
Sometimes in living for God and having a relationship with Him we tend to naturally get into prayer “ruts”. God is good, and He does miracles all the time! But we want to see our prayers answered directly. We can pray prayers over and over and may not see much progress. God laid this thought on my heart a few months back. Sometimes when praying for people or things we want to see happen we tend to just mention them to God in prayer (sometimes pretty vaguely).
But why not ask God for specific needs: Please touch ____; I want to see him get baptized this year. Speak to him. Draw him.
Try it! It will refresh your prayer life, and watch what God does!
Enjoy this PDF print out I designed. You can fill it out and put it in your bible or where you pray. Pray specific prayers!