Words God Loves to Hear


  1. When we PRAY CORRECTLY.
    "Where do all the fights and quarrels come from? They come from your desires for pleasure...You want things, but you cannot have them, so you are ready to kill; you strongly desire things ... so you quarrel and fight. You do not have what you want because ... when you ask ... your motives are bad; you ask for things to use for your own pleasures" (James 4:1-3).

    • Start by learning to LISTEN.
      "Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools ... Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God ... therefore let your words be few" (Eccl. 5:1-2).

    • Check your MOTIVES.
      "All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the Lord weighs the motives" (Prov. 16:2).

      "Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you" (James 4:10).

  2. When we CONFESS courageously.
    "..the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much" (James 5:15-16).

  3. When we ASK HUMBLY.
    "Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him" (James 5:14-15).