Prayer of Enquiry
Prayer is a well established and accepted doctrine in all denominations of the body of Christ. Although there are differences in our modes of prayer, we all believe in the efficacy of lifting up our voice to God to hear our requests and answer them.
As much as we do a lot of this, we don’t take the full advantage of it as children of God. We would rather worry and think things through rather than calling on God for help. This can be due to lack of faith in the power of God or being slothful in prayers.
Apart from the aforementioned factors that prevent us from enjoying the efficacy of prayers, one key factor that prayer hinges on is praying correctly. To pray correctly simply means to pray according to the will of God. It is easy to know the will of God about sickness and poverty because they are expressly written in the bible, but even at this, we still do not get answers when we pray.
What you might be missing out may be a simple enquiry. The prayer of enquiry is to be prayed before we begin our sweat-loaded, head-swinging prayers. Several tarrying and shouting have brought out no result because they didn’t inquire what way they should go from the Lord.
The prayer of enquiry is simply a prayer you pray to ask the Lord what to do about a particular situation before you start praying.
So many times, we have tarried so long in the place of prayer when all we are meant to do is just to confess a part of the bible or sow a seed.
Several times in the bible, you would see King David praying this prayer before he takes a step and that is one of the reasons why he was successful in all of his endeavours
The prayer of enquiry gives us insight and direction into what is before us. Learn to inquire first before you launch into prayers.