Nine Road Maps to Prayer Efficacy

Prof 1Most often we call for divine intervention without considering the fact that the creator is set the standard to attempt the caller's prayer.
Religion is established as a school for humankind to have an opportunity of having a deep knowledge about their creator to be able to build a cozy rapport environment for a perfect God/man relationship. All the prophets of God have been made to make the work of teaching and learning easy for all humans to purge themselves of all evil thoughts and acts. And to be able to refrain from committing sins and crimes, for worshippers to be wholesome and qualified to relate, without hindrance, with their creator, the almighty Allah.
The essence of sermons and lectures by religious leaders and scholars through the role modeling approach is thereby emphasized.
Quran 10: 57,  refers, ''  Oh mankind there hath come to you an admonition from your Lord and healing of the diseases in your hearts,-and for those who believe, a Guidance and Mercy.''
2Tim 3: 16-17,'' All scriptures are given by God (as a curriculum to drive the vehicle of religion) and all scripture is useful for teaching and showing people the things that are wrong in their lives. It is useful for correcting faults and teaching how to live right. Using the scriptures the person who serves God will be ready and will have everything he needs for every good work,(management, administration, and governance).

For such a prepared individual, the opportunity to call on God for personal reasons or as an intercessor between God and man for the wellness of others and fairness of the state is already to his or her advantage.
This is why the scriptures emphasize that prayers must be based on the sincerity of purpose and just call for God to intervene in any affair.
Quran 13: 14 refers,'' To  Him is due, the true prayer and others that they call upon besides Him, hear them no more than if they were to stretch forth their hands for water to reach their mouths but it reaches them not: For the prayers of those without Faith is nothing but vain prayer.''
James 5: 16-18,'' Always tell each other the wrong things you have done(the essence of confession and transparency) then pray for each other. Do this so  God can heal you. When a good person(the just) prays hard, great things happen. Elijah was the same as us. He prayed that it would not rain and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years! Then Elijah prayed that it should rain and the rain came down from the sky, and the land grew crops again.''
Countries and their religious leaders must work on the following operational modules of prayer for the efficient and timely outcome as contained in  Olagoke hierarchy of needs for prayer efficacy. They are nine elements  :
1) Body preservation from sins and crimes.
2) Soul purification from evil thoughts 
3)Compacted thoughts that concentrate and focus on the mightiness of God for dialogue(Niyat).
4)Requests based on statements of fact.
5)Positive mental attitude for good behavior as extended to the forgiveness of others.
6) Reflection on perfect leadership and followership essence. that are scripture compliant to have the favor of God(Khubat).
7)Firm and absolute belief in God as sensitive and benevolent.
8) Actionable attitude towards the goal.
9)Prayer outcome at realization and actualization realm, as a sign of prayer efficacy for all time glorification.
It is therefore essential that  every adherent is sensitized o the nine elements for prayer efficacy through religious leaders exemplary lifestyle to the level of attaining the total personality attributes of a quality value-laden elder statesmanship.

Prof. Sabitu Olagoke

Founder, Spiritual Head and Grand Imam Shafaudeen-in-Islam Worldwide,Wakajaiye, Ibadan, Nigeria



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