Step One: admitting you have a need.
Step Two: going to the Lord with it.
Step Three: telling God all about it.
Step Four: giving thanks.
I know you have a need. No, I don’t have mental telepathy, and I might not even know you personally, but I’m sure you are needy. Everyone is.
Going to the Lord with your need is natural when you actually know Him.
There are several kinds of personal necessities, but we’ll put them in two categories:
- Knowing the Lord personally—Is Jesus your Savior? Have you been born again? You can’t know God until you have taken this step. Acknowledge your sin, that He is your only hope, and trust His death and resurrection to pay for your sins and give you new life. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:9-10, 13).
- Going to Him boldly with any concern—Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16).
Philippians 4:6 is an outline of how to go to God with our concerns. Be careful (full of care, anxious) for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication (asking) with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
What’s your personal need today?
The Lord wants to help you. What’s more, He promises to. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). God’s resources are limitless. He has no problem supplying your need, whatever it might be.
Pour your heart out to Him. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah (Psalm 62:8).
Give your burden to the Lord. Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved (Psalm 55:22).
Thank Him for taking care of you. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving (Colossians 4:2). Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen (from Revelation 7:12).
What’s the result of this kind of praying?
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).