Prayer: power prayers vs ceiling prayers

In praying over the last two odd months, I felt as though I could place every prayer in one of the following two distinct categories:

1) Power prayers

I could sense these prayers carried weight and power, were aligned with God’s will and were really heard.

2) Ceiling prayers

These prayers felt empty and void, without conviction, leaving me restless and with questions as to their alignment with God’s will. It felt as though they never got beyond my ceiling on their way to God.

My ceiling prayers occurred almost exclusively when I prayed for myself and my personal circumstances. It did not happen every time I prayed for myself, I prayed some wonderful personal power prayers too, but I was baffled about why it sometimes just did not “feel” right.

After considerable searching the answer was very simple. Every time I started my prayer time by getting still before God, allowing Him to show me the areas of sin that I need to repent on, asking forgiveness for everything revealed to me,  and thanking Him for cleansing me, a power prayer followed. And yes, whenever I prayed without performing this exercise my prayers felt like ceiling prayers.

To summarise, I need God to wash away my sins at the commencement of my prayers, for me to feel that the remainder of my prayer is a powerful one. It works for me.

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