Powerful Miracle Prayers (or The Seven P’s in Prayer)

By Eliza Mariana Wilson

What makes a prayer more powerful than other? What is the secret of an answered prayer? How can we use it to bring a miracle in our life or the lives of the people around us? How can we make the best of this amazing tool God has given us? The way from ordinary to extraordinary is within our reach. There are just a few simple steps to follow. Learning to trust God is one of the most important. Having the courage to pray for a miracle is another.

And we could go on… Having the spirit and the passion of the first Christians. Being honest about everything, including our doubts, but keeping a positive outlook on all (“I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief”). Experiencing God. Becoming receptive to his voice. Persevering. Trying again and again. Having patience.

Here is a list of what I call “the Seven P’s in Prayer”. Or, in other words, the attributes of a prayer that can move mountains…

PATIENT

Patience actually refers to the period after praying. Wait patiently, even if you can’t see immediate results. Rest assured that God will answer you, in one way or another. When I was in college, after each exam I had to wait for the results. Waiting wasn’t easy but I knew in my heart I had done my bit. I had tried my hardest and now it was time to lay back and wait. Do what depends on you and God will do what depends on Him.

PERSEVERENT

Keep praying. Don’t give up. Persevere in your act of communication with God. When you feel like giving up, ask God for help to go on. When you feel you can’t pray, ask him to help you with that too. Whatever your feelings are, talk to God about them. Whatever you need, ask for it. Patience and perseverance are very important in any human activity. Without them, you will never cross that edge to achieving the best performances.

PERSONAL

Be personal. Use your own words. Describe how you feel in an honest and straightforward way. Remember God knows your heart anyway, so there is no need to hide anything. Let the words flow from inside and when they don’t come, remember God can see beyond words. The strength of a prayer is not measured in what you say, but in how you say it and in how you feel. Sometimes the silence is the most powerful prayer. I’ve met someone who was often lost for words when praying but her emotion was real. She told me that there were times when all she could say was “You know, my Lord. You know, my Lord.” There was no need for anything else, because, indeed, the Lord knew what she meant and what her prayer was all about.

POWERFUL

A powerful prayer can move mountains. But what makes a powerful prayer? When Jesus prayed, He prayed with authority and taught his disciples to do the same. He said: pray as if you’ve already received what you are praying for. What exactly did he mean? How can we gain that confidence? How did Jesus gain it? Through a close relationship with the Father. Through experience. The first time when we ask for something, we are reluctant because we don’t know whether we are going to get it or not. But as we learn how God works, as we learn to distinguish His voice among the confusing whispers of this world, we also learn to rely on Him. We learn to trust Him. We learn to love Him. That is what it’s all about. Faith, trust, love. We are not talking to a stranger anymore. We’re talking to our friend, to the One who knows everything about us, who loves us for who we are and wants us to have the best, here and in Eternity.

PASSIONATE

Passion is putting your heart and soul into something. You can’t be cold-hearted in prayer. It is the heat that rises up to the throne of God, it is the flame that pierces the sky and makes its way to the heart of the Father. God loves passion. As a Creator and an artist, He knows that nothing great is achieved without passion. Sometimes passion involves pain and tears, making yourself vulnerable, becoming exposed, giving everything. But it’s a risk that is worth taking. And in relationship with God, it might prove not to be a risk at all.

PROFOUND

‘Profound’ is a synonym for ‘deep’. A mountain-moving prayer has to be as deep as deep can be. Now ‘deep’ can be understood in several ways. A profound prayer can be a prayer reflecting your most hidden inner feelings; a prayer that goes much beyond the surface, into places you normally don’t reveal to anybody. A profound prayer can also refer to a prayer that plunges deeply into the causes and roots of exterior things and circumstances. Both these aspects are very important. When you ask for a miracle, you already go into ‘profound’ territory. Unknowingly, you step into a realm where faith stands face to face with physics, medicine, philosophy, history, psychology, and it has to prove stronger than any of them. It is quite a challenge! But as it has been proved many times, it can stand its ground and pass the test.

POSITIVE

We don’t know the complex mechanisms of this universe and how it all works. But we do know there is a balance between good and evil, between positive and negative. The very laws of Chemistry and Physics prove it. God doesn’t ask us to understand. But He does want us to stick to the positive side. The most minor of our thoughts can alter the balance of the universe. We’ll never know how much good we’ve brought into the world by one single positive thought, word or action. But we do know praying is one of those things that can mysteriously alter this balance. It is, in a way, like throwing stones into a river. Each time we struggle to throw further and we can watch the stone as it goes but only up to a certain point. We’ll never know how far and how deep it went beyond the surface.

Eliza Mariana Wilson is the author of the inspirational blog Eliza’s Prayer Box. For more inspirational prayers, poems and articles, please visit http://prayer-box.blogspot.com.

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35 comments

  1. itumeleng says:

    i pray for my troubled realationship, i pray for healing of uor broken hearts, and reconcilliation,in jesus name
    amen

  2. Thank you so much for the intense wisdom that you shared through this medium. It did really help me and revived my faith and optimissim. You dont know how bad Ive been feeling and how relieved I am now through your guidance. May the Lord reward you.

  3. Betty Landry says:

    Prayers are very empowering in the life of believersand non- unbelievers. After I put faith in the word of God teaching and being directed in his Holy will, my whole life has changed. I bless pray each day , it is the strenght of my life and a guide to my path. Pray has builded me up in many ways in my spiritual and personal life. God does answer prayers some how, and always there on time. No matter what you may go, just stay prayed- up.

  4. Dev says:

    Hello Sisters & Brothers,

    God Loves us a lot and wants us to ask him with true devotion and faith. In name of Jesus I ask all my Sisters & Brothers who are reading the above article and my message to be blessed.

    Jesus didn’t die in vain and it is us his Sisters & Brothers who need to continue his ministry.

    God bless you all.

    Love,

    Dev.

  5. Karabo says:

    I just do not know what to say right now,for a long time i have been having trouble with praying,i just didnt know how to reach out to God but after reading this blog i have been left in awe at just how much am confident at saying i can talk to my father and actually ask him for something and as if he was waiting for me all this time to find this information,whn i was done reading it you wont believe this but the true answer to what i have been looking for since January lay just below the article,a link to ‘a miracle prayer for exam results’. I don’t know how and i guese i will never know just how Gods wonderful ways work but this i am certain,GOD wanted me to find this article on the seven P’s of prayer BEFORE i find one on how to pray for my exam results,because God in his glory saw how i was struggling to have a geniune conversation with him and he helped me find my way home via this blog and for that am eternally greatfull,may the wonderful God who worked in my life this night,continue to richly bless you in your mission.AMEN

  6. laxmi says:

    Pray for me, i have no children since five years of marriage my in laws are angry on me and i am very much depressed , right now my treatment is going on. I should get pregnant in this month some miracle should take place i belive in GOD and i have hope in him, so please pray for me from the depth of my heart. I should conceive in this month. Please pray for me. as i am very much depressed.
    plz pray for me.

  7. Judy says:

    I have had chronic sinusitis for nearly 7 weeks now. Can not smell or taste my food. Have lost 20 lbs. and I feel very bad. I have taken 3 rounds of antibiotics and after the 6th visit to the doctor, he said I just need to let it heal. I want to be healed by the Great Physician. I know that he doesn’t want me to suffer. This is causing much anxiety for me which affects my whole family. They are very worried and stressed. I want my nasal passages, sinuses, smell and taste back to normal again. Please pray for my healing. Thank you and God Bless

  8. David says:

    I will pray for you, and in turn could you pray for my severe depression over a failed relationship. I have been in therapy and on meds for 3 months now and I can’t get this person out of my mind. I feel like I am going crazy. I am a nurse, but I need prayers to put this behind me and get on with my work and my life.

  9. ranen says:

    Hi all, i’m struggling to find a job for almost two and a half years as a result of it my girl friend who was good too me has given up on me, please pray that god will bless me and reviel his plan for my life. God bless you all thanks.

  10. Marsha says:

    Please give Josh the courage and wisdom to go back into God’s life and also back into Haley’s life. He is lost and confused after his first year of college and is not sure of God and left Haley. Please help him open up his heart and mind to find his love for Haley again. Haley also needs to be guided back to Josh. When Josh left she was very hurt and has sought refuge in another boy named Matt but is only using him to hide her pain. Please give her the courage and wisdom to see that she is only using Matt and help her to see that she needs to let him go so she can focus on getting Josh back into God’s life and also her life. Haley and Josh made a commitment to each other and now Dear God open up their hearts and minds to each other once again so they can honor that commitment and renew their beautiful relationship so they can become one.

  11. B says:

    I pray that Simon may come back into my life, that we may reconcile and have an even better relationship and be guided to holy matrimony hand have a blessed marriage and children. I pray that he may start to communicate with me and i bind all spirits of resistance between Simon and i. I pray that i may also get my new job early next year as well as the DFID consultancy. I also pray my father gets his job soon. In God’s mighty name, i pray AMEN. Thank you Lord for hearing and answering my prayers.

  12. dinesh says:

    It is not since one year i’m divorced my wife. But I still love her and want her back at any cost. Reason so our separation is her financial problem which i could not take care. I wish that i have enough economy power to help her but since my salary is not big this thing is not possible to take care of her worry. I’m going on vacation to meet my wife hoping for patch up relationship with her. I wish God that please help me so that my wife get back to me soon as i reach Thailand. I think there is nothing impossible with God. I need urgently miracle so that I get my wife back like before and our love relation to be get back as before. I pray this in the name of Christ so that my prayer will be answered with miracle

    Dinesh

  13. Jack says:

    I only started to know God last year and I realized that God was waiting on me to call onto Him. I’m still seeking his presence at all times. He is a forgiving Father, He is a Merciful Father, He is a God of Miracles!

  14. Please Lord give us a miracle for Alexzander James Marcum he is a little 10 year old boy with Brain Cancer ..This is urgent,,,Please God touch this babies brain a take this awful cancer from him…He has such a loving family and they need him here, he can grow up to tell the world how you healed him and made him whole again…..I among 1000′s of others love this little man very much…I believe in Miracles and I am really praying Dear Jesus that you will give him one……AMEN

  15. @laxmi: I pray for you sis! You will conceive a bouncing baby girl or boy! Please help me also to pray my daughter she has a Polycystic ovarian syndrome! I have faith in God that her cyst will be cured!

  16. cc says:

    @laxmi:

    You should pray that your inlaws love and accept you for who you are, regardless of child bearing ability or not. Your focus should not be on how to make your inlaws happy. Have you heard that God works in mysterious ways? Do not be worried or angry at what is not happening that you think should be happening. If you’ve had a child since writing this message, then you’ve been blessed with a child. If you still haven’t, do not worry yourself or become depressed because your inlaws are angry at you.

    I have had problems getting pregnant also, but I’m not beating myself up because of it. My mother-in-law may not be thrilled that I’m not giving her a gradchild yet, but honestly, I wouldn’t know. She’s never giving me flack about it. It is what it is. If it happens, it happens, if it doesn’t, it’s not the end of the world. There may be other avenues that God wants me to take in life, which could be the same for you. If you sincerly want to get pregnant and it hasn’t worked yet, go to a specialist and let god’s healing work through the doctors. If it still doesn’t give you the results you want, then it’s possible that it’s really not the right time. Just because you think it’s the right time, it may not be right in the grand scheme of things. There are many woman that give up, they go through treatments and then nothing happens, but eventually one day they get pregnant without special treatment. There are some that accept having no children and come to realize that they were lucky not to have had children. Everyone has their own story and their own meaning in life. Your inlaws should not be dictating what you should be doing with yours. Pray for them to accept you and love you, and for being a loving wife to their son.

  17. cc says:

    I pray for a dear friend. Someone who has always helped those in need, is always friendly to everyone he meets, and has always worked hard for his family. Sadly, he is dying of stage IV cancer and needs a miracle to survive. He is young and trying to survive for his family and friends. We all love him very much, but at this point, unable to do anything more for him but pray and help him get through the pain. I pray that his cancer cells restore to healthy cells, so he can heal and regain strength. I pray for his life on earth to be saved, for god to spare him from death at such a young age, to give him another chance, to heal him, and to let him recover. I pray for a miracle that doctors cannot explain. I pray for god’s hand to heal everything that has damage and causes pain and suffering, infection, and cancer. I pray for him to have faith in God, that he will be okay. Dear god, help him to heal, help him to recover.

  18. Jean says:

    Thank you for your wisdom and the beautiful site. I just found it and will come here often. I pray for all of you who have written above. God Bless You all.

  19. Jean says:

    @Karabo:

    I understand your plight and read your comments. Here is somethign that I do…it may help.I just go and sit in a church, sometimes I study the windows, sometimes I cry, sometimnes I read a prayer, sometimes I just talk to God or just think. IO find myself being drawn back time and time again and feel closer to God.

  20. jl says:

    lord pls help me for my test’s result that everything will be okay.. i am hoping that my medical cant detect any defect. lord pls help me for getting visa approved. i hope that all tests i will have taken will get approved and pls heal me lord, spritually, mentally, emotionally and physically…
    thanks for all the blessings i have received…
    your so powerful lord

  21. Tony D says:

    I pray that You will bring Jessica back into my life, Dear Lord. I know You meant for us to be together. And I didn’t honor my part of the relationship. Please, make our relationship stronger than it ever was before in Your name, I pray, Oh Lord. Amen

  22. Shoba says:

    Plesae pray for my broken relationship …I want my husband back ..I dont want to throw away 7 years of marriage …plz help me

  23. Thapelo says:

    I pray for job security, peace and joy at work, and for financial stability

  24. Denis says:

    I do pray for my lost love back, peace of mind and reconciliation. I also do pray for a job and a change in my life.

  25. Mar says:

    Please pray that I will have another chance of a happy, harmonious and loving relationship with my ex who left me a year ago. I am praying everyday and I don’t want to give him up, I am seeing a lot of signs and he recently emailed me all of a sudden, I hope he will continue communicating with me and may it lead us reconciliation. Thank you very much.

  26. Olusoga says:

    My wife has been looking after for more than 6years now feeding me,clothing and putting money in my pocket because of my immigration status,I am waiting for reply of application for immigration ,I m believing in my miracle working God to open the doors of my blessings in Jesus name,as I will love to play the role of head of the family and reward my wife for standing by me,Pls pray for me ,as I m writting this I have got no money and have got 2 kids to look after,God show your mercy.

  27. Nomsa says:

    Hi brothers and sisters after reading this scribture i started to know how to pray,bcos my problem is if i want to pray there”s something stop me to pray or read a bible.And only one thing i want GOD help to pray and read a bible because by myself i cant do it,and i pray GOD help with my needs because HE is the one who know what i want and what makes me happy HE”s the provider,the beggining and the end.I pray GOD bless my family in the name of JESUS AMEN.GOD covers us with your shelter in the name of our LORD JESUS CRIEST AMEN.

  28. olinda says:

    please pray for my son in law so he’ can go home tomorrow to his wife and children from jail. children are missing him dearly(7,6,3 years old).and pray also for my daughter that she is not doing well with the situation as it is.(he will have court tomorrow)he is no a criminal or anything like that just a mistake. please pray.

  29. David says:

    I am a firm believer in the power of prayers. I appeal to all the readers to pray for my three daughters. My eldest daughter has been able to land a job after a long period of lay off. But the work place is at an hour’s distance from her home. She can drop her 4 years old daughter to school in the morning, but needs someone to pick up her daughter from school in the evening. Please pray that she gets help to arrange this. My second daughter has a good job but is facing lot of work pressure from her immediate boss. The job is not at all enjoyable. She is thinking of a job change. Please pray that she be rightly guided by God. My third daughter has started her own business and is suffering hiccups that any start up business suffers. At present she feels disheartened. Please pray that God grant her courage to persevere and succeed. Thank you very much. I know your prayers will work for my daughters.

  30. SarahAnn says:

    I pray that my true purpose be revealed to me. I have been lost for so long and searching tirelessly to find my place in this world. I have been disappointed in my attempts over and over again. I know that my will only leads to confusion, heartache, and pain. I pray that God’s will in my life be apparent to me that I may better serve him. My joy comes from praising him and lifting his name up to the Heavens. God I pray that you guide me in the coming days and lead me to what I can do to please you. I am nothing without you and with you I am made new. I love you, Jesus. You are the savior of all. I trust in you and patiently await your answers. My heart belongs to you Lord. I know that you are faithful. I fully surrender to you, Oh God. Amen…

  31. Joseph says:

    I pray for all brothers and sisters, all living things that needs help. The problem we are facing now will only make us stronger. I am also facing some problems. Move on brothers and sisters, we needs to spread out the gospel wider instead of looking back. We will meet with our father in heaven to share our stories. It is not easy, but with we gather here means we are not alone. Bless all, amen.

  32. Pamela says:

    I have struggled in my beliefs after my Mothers death. I do not think that I ever really understood prayer, how to prayer and lacked a heart for prayer. I try so hard to be honest about My heart but I lost my faith, did I have it to begin with? Lord please take my heart.

  33. Jackie says:

    I pray that God restores the joy and peace in my relationship
    and see us through a glorious and graceful marriage. Amen

  34. Janine says:

    I claim that I already passed the board examination and PNP entrance exam!!

    I BELIEVE AND TRUST YOU LORD!!
    Amen.

  35. Francis says:

    I have been praying for long but with lot of fear. How can i stand again my enemies