I am guilty of praying out of fear. I never really thought about it much until recently when Benni Johnson talked about it briefly one Sunday morning at church.
So often I find myself praying about a situation from the stand point of fear. I would be panicked, pleading for the Lord to intervene, to make a clear way through the situation, to provide answers, no God this cant be happening. The enemy would strike and I would react. That is praying from fear.
Benni suggested (this is a very rough paraphrase of course) that instead of reacting and praying out of fear you should ask God what He is doing through this situation and then pray according to His response, align yourself with His plan, His heart.
Instead of reacting to what the enemy is doing I must instead react to what the Father is doing. Jesus is the perfect example of this, He lived in response to the Father. When we respond to something it is either from fear or love. Jesus did everything from love and I am trying my very hardest to do the same.
Prayer is the ultimate expression of partnership with God. It is the adventure of discovering and praying His heart. So many spend their life praying to God when they could be praying with God. This partnership, with its answers and breakthroughs is supposed to be the source of our fullness of joy. Bill Johnson – Hosting the presence