Why You Need to Change the Way You Pray if You Want True Breakthrough

Don't continue to pray for what God has already given you. Decree and declare it in the name of Jesus. (StockSnap/Pixabay.com)

As a man on fire for God, John Burton was shocked when the Lord revealed to him that he was praying the wrong way. This insight took the preacher and revivalist by complete surprise.

After all, Burton was doing the work for which God had ordained him and even considered himself a prayer warrior. But he wasn't about to argue with the Creator.

"I was just crying out for finances, crying out for needs to be met and for the church to be full and passionate," Burton told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of "Greenelines" on the Charisma Podcast Network. "He told me to stop, and I asked Him why, because I was on fire praying, crying out.

"He said to me, 'You don't believe My Word. If you believed My Word, you wouldn't be crying out for things that I've already promised. I've already promised to meet your needs, so you don't need to be begging Me for something I've already resolved. You need to start believing and declaring and decreeing.

"That's when I changed. I shifted from someone who was simply petitioning to God to someone who was confident in what He's already settled, and confident in who He is and confident about what He thinks of me. All of a sudden, I had this anointing and this function on me in this fire. Now I can decree and declare, and I can move the enemy out of the way. When that shift happened, we saw dramatic miracles begin to happen."

For more about revelation-driven prayer with John Burton, listen to the podcast.

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