Believers are reminded in Hebrews 8:6, that Jesus has become “the mediator of a better covenant which was established upon better promises”. Christ’s new covenant ministry empowers us to gain possession of the secret of prayer. Through this ministry we come to understand that, as believers, we have covenant privileges and rights in prayer.
Gaining possession of the secret of prayer entails our reminding the covenant keeping God of His challenge to us found in Isaiah 43:25-26, “I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake; and I will not remember thy sins. Put me in remembrance; let us plead together: set forth thy cause, that thou mayest be justified”. All believers gain possession of the secret of prayer by reminding God of his promises.
Believers who desire to be mighty in prayer must always remind God of His promises and legally lay the case before Him. Take your stance as a lawyer standing before the throne pleading your cause. And the beautiful thing about this picture is that God, the Great Justifier, is there along side advocating the righteousness of your case.
Just as the lawyer is continually bringing law and precedent before a judge, we must continually bring God’s word and His covenant promises before Him as we plead for our rights in Christ. Putting God in remembrance and setting our cause before Him so that we may be justified is how we gain possession to the secret of prayer.
Are you praying for the unsaved among your family and friends? God says, Isaiah 45:11, “…Ask me of the things to come concerning thy sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me”. This prophetic word is applicable to the church today, and is in absolute harmony with John 15:7, “…ask what you will…”. God’s word grants us leave to command, in humility and agreement with God, in regard to all the works of his hands. Those unsaved persons, remind God of their need to be saved.
Laying the case before God reminds Him of His part in the experience of life. Find a scripture that deals with your case and place it before God. Following this model provides assurance and confidence that one has indeed gained the secret of prayer. Such confidence empowers one to hold on to Isaiah 55:11, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void…”. This is God’s powerful, prophetic, covenant word for us today; allow it to marinate and become fully seasoned in your heart, then, you will have gained possession of the secret of prayer.
L. Jerome Jones