Whatever your hand finds to
do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are
going, there is neither working, planning nor knowledge nor wisdom -
What To Consider Before You Pray
The whole man must be given to God in praying.
The largest results in praying come to him who gives himself, all of
himself, all that belongs to himself, to God. This is the secret of
full consecration, and this is a condition of successful praying,
and the sort of praying which brings the largest fruits.
Examples of Answered Prayer
When Solomon had finished all these prayers and supplications to the LORD, he rose from before the altar of the LORD, where he had been kneeling with his hands spread out toward heaven - 1 Kings 8:54 - There are many examples in the Scripture of men that spread out their hands to God to receive and answer from Him. That in itself is no secret key to open the heart of God for answers, but there is a disposition of the heart that raises itself to look to God as the source of tender mercies expecting to receive them.......
Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a rainstorm." So Ahab went to eat and drink, but Elijah went up to the summit of Carmel. He bowed down to the ground and put his face between his knees. Then he said to his servant, "Go up and look toward the sea." So he went up, looked, and said, "There's nothing." Seven times Elijah said, "Go back." On the seventh time, he reported, "There's a cloud as small as a man's hand coming from the sea." Then Elijah said, "Go and tell Ahab, 'Get [your chariot] ready and go down so the rain doesn't stop you.' " - 1 Kings 18:41-44 - Elijah humbled himself to the ground, prostrating himself with his head between his knees, his whole being and whole heart into the request that he asked from God.......
Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before - Daniel 6:10 - The prayers of Daniel were not just from habit, though there is no better habit to have than prayer, it was a thankful and persistent prayer. He was on his knees to ask God for his safety and deliverance..........