We all casually end our prayers with Amen, but do we really understand what we are saying? Amen is ‘So be it!’ So if you just said Amen to some outrageous prayer you are agreeing with it.
You are agreeing with both what was just said and the consequences of it.
Here are three outrageous promises Jesus made about prayers.
And I will do whatever you ask in my name… You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. (John 14:13–14)
Ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. (John 15:7)
Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. (John 16:23–24)
So our Amen has to include our belief in what Jesus said. We must ask in his name, know our own heart’s desire and expect to be joyful when he answers. Oh and p.s. it is all for the glory of the Father.
And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as ]presenting all that I Am], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son.(John 14:13-14, AMP)
Can you still say Amen to that prayer?
Prayer- Lord we often pray incorrectly. Help us to get it right, according to your desires for your prayers. Amen.