God being our father wants us to be closer to him, these prayers to get closer to God will help us in a great way. Just as an earthly father finds pleasure in being a close friend and companion to his son or daughter, our God feels so happy whenever we draw closer to him.
Drawing close to God comes with special packages, it comes with the package of satisfaction, it comes with the package of direction and fulfilment. As a Christian, the best thing to do to draw closer to God is to seek to pray some prayers to get closer to God.
A man who stays far from his creator is doing himself more harm than good, the closer you are to God, the more advantaged you are. No man on earth can achieve greatness in life in a Godly way without being closer to God.
Success in the kingdom depends on the degree of closeness with God, men who navigate destiny are the ones who are ready to do anything possible to get closer and hear from God. If you have been longing to walk with God in a close range, yet you get distracted by situations of life, continue reading this article as we will expose you to the prayers and how to get closer to God.
Do not let Satan rob you of this opportunity, do away with any form of distraction, pay this price of attention to this article and your life will never remain the same again after this encounter in the name of Jesus Christ.
How To Draw Closer To God
Getting closer to God is so easy if you truly know who God is to you, it takes determination and God’s grace to always do things that will keep us closer to God. According to Philippians 4:13, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
This makes it simpler and easier than it would have been. To be able to draw closer to God, you must always him as a father figure, and not like one Deity in your local community. I believe you know the role of a good father in the life of his children, that is God’s role in our lives if we draw closer to him.
Man alone, unassisted by the supernatural power of God (his father) can never do anything that pleases God, man by default is full of sin and sin is an enemy of God. For one to be closer to the father, he or she must, first of all, try everything humanly and spiritually possible to do away with sin.
Though our concentration will be centered on the prayers to get closer to God, prayers alone without action might not yield the needed fruit. That is why we will also expose you to other spiritual and physical things to be done to get closer to God.
According to Jeremiah 29:13 , if you seek God with all your heart, you will find him. The greatest benefit of drawing close to God is that he will also find a way to draw closer to you, that is according to James 4:8.
To make your life uncommon and supernatural, by being at close range with God, consider the following
1. Study Your Bible
You can not get closer to God without reading his mind, you cannot ordinarily read the mind of God without reading the word of God. According to Joshua 1:8, God commanded that we should not let the book of the law (The Bible) depart from our mouth, we are obliged to meditate on it day and night, this is when we will make our ways prosperous, and command great success.
Sincerely, studying and knowing the word of God does not only bring you closer to God, but it also makes your ways prosperous, so that you will be successful. This implies that we need this book of the law to be closer to God, and to be prosperous. Our God is so wonderful. Do not passively read through the leaves of the Bible, and expect to be blessed, in-depth study of God’s word is the way out of mediocrity and demonic oppression.
2. Work With The Holy Spirit All The Time
According to John 14:16, Jesus Christ has given us a promise, he says that he will pray to the father so he gives us a comforter. That comforter is the Holy Spirit. Without this comforter, no man can please God, we can never be closer to the father. I have seen a couple of people expecting closeness from God, yet they despise the Holy Spirit. Without that God-given Spirit being in you, you can not please God.
3. Always Worship God
Do you know what we Christians do not know as our God? We do not know that worship moves God more than prayer, I am not saying that prayer does not move God, worship adores God and makes him feel he is supreme. You might be asking what the secret of David’s closeness to God was, I will give you an answer to that question.
David mastered the art of worship, this facilitated his spiritual growth and helped him to assume heights he would not have ordinarily gotten to. Are things not working for you in life? Try this new technique I use, master the art of worship and see as your life accelerates.
God need genuine worshippers, to be one, you must worship him in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24)
4. Have Absolute Faith In God:
You can not get anything from God except through faith. Now, faith is the substance of things hoped or believed for (Hebrews 11:1). Without faith, you can not get anything from God. This is so important in the kingdom of God, people who underrate this principle often live to regret it in life. Do you want to live a fulfilling life? Then you can not do it outside of faith.
According to Genesis 15:6, Abraham believed (have faith in) God, and it was counted for him for righteousness. Righteousness can never be completed without faith. I pray God opens your eyes to know how limitless you will be the day you start believing and having faith in God. As a believer, you should live by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).
5. Be Thankful To God At The Time
Have you given something to a child and the child thanks you continuously? How did you feel? I am sure you felt happy and even felt like giving more, this is how thanksgiving works. You cannot be closer to God without being thankful to him for the good things of life he had given unto you. Giving thanks seem to be the most underrated means of elevation and blessings. I beg you in the name of God
If you truly want to exploit in life, learn and master the art of thanksgiving, it is the greatest and the most profitable habit a child of God should cultivate. Recall when Christ wanted to feed the five thousand with five loaves and two fishes, he, first of all, gave thanks to the father for the provision.
Let me tell you today, the day you learn and master the art of thanksgiving and gratefulness, there is nothing God would not give to you. The day you will look at yourself and tell God “father I am grateful, if not for you, I would not have gone this far” that will be the day you will start doing the impossible things. God goes closer to men who master the art of gratefulness, for you to win the heart of God all to yourself, learn to be thankful.
According to the book of Philippians 4:6, we should be anxious for nothing in life, but in everything, we should pray and give supplications with thanksgiving, and then our request will be made known to God. According to that verse, for our prayers to be answered, it is dependent on thanksgiving. I pray that from this day onward, the Lord shall help us to master worship so we will be able to break through in life in Jesus Christ’s name.
6. Be Humble
God hates a proud man. Prayer itself is dependent on humility, this is according to the scripture in 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who call by my name will come in humility and pray, what is the promise here? The Lord says that he will hear them from heaven and that he will forgive their iniquities, and make them whole again. You can never, I repeat, you can never be closer to God if you are not broken, if you are a proud type, God hates and fights you.
In Proverbs 15:25, the Lord has promised to destroy the house of the proud, if God himself destroys your house, nobody will help you build it again. The same Proverbs 3:34 makes us understand that God resists the proud. Children of God, please do away with pride if you truly want to be a friend of God, if you truly want to be great in the kingdom, keep pride aside.
What brokenness would have given to you, pride denies you of it. No prayer can be answered amidst pride. If you desire closeness to God, let humility be your watch ward, let the humility of Christ duel in you, and then you will see how profitable it can be to serve God wholeheartedly.
7. Confess Your Sins And Repent From Them
It is written in 1 John 1:9 that if we confess our wrongdoing, the Lord is always ready to forgive us. He is there to cleanse us from all guilt. What does this imply to you? It implies that no one can directly go closer to God without first seeking forgiveness of sin. Roman 3:23 affirms that all on earth have sinned and have come short of God’s glory.
The only known way is to confess your sins unto God, and not stop at that, turn away from them. A lot of people on earth get emotional and broken whenever a sermon is preached to them, they confess their sins, yet they do not genuinely repent from them. What counts in the kingdom is confession and genuine repentance, not confession and talking back to those sins. If you desire closeness with God, try this principle, it will work for you.
8. Sing Praises To God
Another vital way to get closer to God is by Praising Him. In the course of writing this article, I just stumbled on Psalms 47:6 which all say to sing praises to God. Funny how the whole verse in the Bible will repeat the same thing from start to finish. No, it should not be funny. It happened for emphasis. It is to show how important praise is to God, just as worship, praising God for the little thing he has done for you makes him do more for you.
Whenever you are in a situation in which things are bothering you, yet you do not know how to pray about it, let’s say you are short of words to pray, start praising. Praise moves God, praising God means giving him more reasons to be involved in your life. I strongly believe God that before the end of this article, whatsoever you need in this life to be outstanding, and closer to God, may God give it to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
There are things you are not permitted to do except you are backed up by prayer and fasting, there are powers that will not let you be except you pray and fast. According to Ezra 8:21-22, fasting connotes humility, this shows that before one could think of fasting, the person is humble unto God.
To be closer to God, and to know his purpose for your life, you have to set some days aside to seek the face of God through fasting. Fasting is not just abstinence from food, it is abstinence from food to seek the Lord. You can starve yourself without fasting, when there is no seeking of God, you are not fasting, you are either starving or watching your weight. For a healthy Christian life, fasting must not be overlooked.
Let me tell you a story about my life, a couple of years ago, I was diagnosed with ulcers, and I never knew what to do as I was pained. During that period, I was going through some spiritual battles I needed to fight through fasting. The big problem was, how was I supposed to fast for the problem to be taken away when I was suffering from an ailment that kicks against starving? I asked God several questions which I received no response.
Finally, I made up my mind to do the fast, it was a 3 day dry fast. To the glory of God, since then till this day, I have never felt any pain from ulcers again. It is today I discovered why God kept quiet when I asked him if I was to engage in the activity or not. He wanted to know if I can trust him for healing even in tight situations, and I am very happy that the Holy Spirit was able to lead me to engage in the activity, today I am a free person. There is power in fasting if done to the glory of God, and not for self-glorification.
This is where prayers to get closer to God come in. Prayer is the art of communicating with God, you can not live a healthy Christian life without prayer. According to 1 Thessalonians 5:17, we ought to pray continuously. Bible sees prayer as humility.
A prayer less Christian is a victimized Christian. Do you know why? Because Satan is bound to take advantage of him. For a Christian to be closer to God, he or she must constantly engage in powerful prayers to get close to God. That is the main purpose of this article, and I am sure that God will help you to get closer to him after engaging in these prayers in the name of Jesus Christ.
Benefits of Getting Closer To God
One thing I love about this God is that there is nothing he says that fails. No man on earth gets closer to him and gets disappointed.
Drawing close to God comes with the following benefits:
Spiritual Growth: Intimacy with God comes with great packages and benefits, one of them is spiritual growth. If you get closer to God, your spiritual life will be accelerated. A man of great spiritual height is capable of changing the world.
Destiny fulfilment: Have you read the verse of the Bible that says “seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness, every other thing shall be given unto you. This is true here, get closer to God and expect your destiny to be fulfilled. God has never failed and he will never fail.
Love of God: According to John 3:16, God truly loves the world to the extent he had to send his beloved son, that whosoever believes in him shall not die. This love of God is truly expanded to those who are close to him. If you are not closer to the father, the death of Jesus Christ might not be profitable to you.
Blessings of God: The Lord shall bless you with all heavenly blessings through Christ. This promise does not apply to any random guy on the street, it applies to those who are willing to draw closer to our God. Expect the blessings of God to overshadow your life.
Unmerited Favor from God: Have you ever received a medal, deep down in you, you know that you do not merit it, yet you do not know how it came to you. This is what happens to those who engage in prayers to get closer to God.
Sufficient Grace: Getting closer to God comes with any package of grace. I pray that God exposes you to this dimension, I bet you, you will never think of leaving him
Prayers To Get Closer To God
Lord God Almighty, I thank you for drawing me to power and breakthrough, let your name be exalted in the name of Jesus Christ
King of kings and Lord over lords, I thank you for the life you have given to me and lived ones, I glorify your name in Jesus Christ’s name.
From this day onward, your face shall shine upon me in the name of Jesus Christ
Glorious father, I call upon your Holy this day, you said I should call upon you in times of trouble, that you will be there to show me mercy, merciful God have mercy on me in Jesus’ name.
Father Lord, I am a sinner and I have sinned against you in ways greater than anyone could imagine, please use the blood of Jesus Christ and wash me to be clean in the name of Jesus Christ
Ancestral powers, holding me down, break by fire in the name of Jesus Christ
Any power taking me away from my maker, break in the name of Jesus Christ
By the power of the blood of Jesus Christ, I receive the power to draw closer to my God in the name of Jesus Christ.
I shall not die, but live to do the works of my father who is in Heaven
Every power, distancing me from my God to make me a failure in life, I come against you in the name of Jesus Christ.
I shall not die; I shall live to declare the good works of God.
Father Lord, my heart belongs to you, take it and renew it for yourself in the name of Jesus Christ
From this day forward, I break my own will so that your will for me will stand firm in the name of Jesus Christ
Holy Spirit of the living God, help me trust in you no matter what life says in the name of Jesus Christ
Father Lord, you promised to draw close to me if I draw close to you, help me to do so because I need your closeness in the name of Jesus Christ
From today forward, I shall enjoy the benefits of getting closer to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
Spiritual nourishment that comes with knowing and getting closer to you, I receive it now in the name of Jesus Christ.
I shall never miss my way in life in the name of Jesus Christ
Every disease or infirmity in my system, sent by ancestral spirits, I command you to find your way out of my life and let me be free in the name of Jesus Christ.
Thank you Lord for answered prayer, let your name be exalted in the name of Jesus Christ
Prayer For God’s Presence
Do you sincerely desire the presence of God, pray these prayers with me.
Father Lord, I thank you for coming closer to me by faith, I thank you for taking me through this article that has changed my life for good. Let your name be exalted in the name of Jesus Christ.
I seek your presence in my life forever, do not hide your face from me for in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Your presence shall forever duel with me in the name of Jesus Christ.
Never underestimate these powerful prayers to get closer to God, they have made common men uncommon in God’s kingdom. If you feel your destiny is under attack by the evil one, do not joke with these prayers to get closer to God. Trust me, the Lord will do great things we know how to do best for you.
From this day, I pray that you enjoy great intimacy with God in the name of Jesus Christ, no demonic power is permitted to separate you from the love of God in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. Thank you for engaging, and may God continue to bless and transform your life for good. Amen.