SERMON EXCERPT - December 17, 2023

SERMON EXCERPT - 17th December 2023

TOPIC: Requirements for Dreaming BIG V: Prevailing prayers 

TEXT: 1 King 18:41-45, 1 Chronicles 4: 9-10

PREACHER: Rev. Canon Future Billy Jonathan

1 Samuel 7:12: Before the end of 2023, you shall shout Ebenezer! (Hitherto hath the Lord helped us).

For you to succeed in praying prevalently, you need God's help.

Where there Is a Man to Pray, there Is a God to Answer. 

Prevailing prayer is an attitude. It is a call to you. When it seems that God is Far away, that is when He is closer. In fact, He is closer to you than the breath you breathe.

Everything the devil will do to you is to make you doubt.

Jesus' disciples asked him to teach than to pray. He taught them the Lord's prayer. "...and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us". What makes you think you will prevail when you have not forgiven those who offended you?

Prevailing prayer is about doing and not only about words.

Prevailing prayer makes you to be like Jesus. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter yet did not open his mouth to talk. Isaiah 53:7

Phil 4:16: Prevailing prayer is constantly presenting your devotion to God. If Jabez could understand the secret of prayer, then we also should.

Privileges of prevailing prayer 

Psalm 145:18-19

1) He is near to you

2) He satisfies your desires

3) He listens to you 

4) Develop a close friendship with God through consistent communication 


Types of prayers

  1. Prayer of Intercession - Standing in the gap. Daniel 10
  2. Prayer of Petition - making a request in humility with unity of purpose. Phil 4:6
  3. Prayer of Supplication - Asking for everything you can ask for. 1John5:14, Heb 10:25
  4. Agreement prayer- coming together in agreement on a thing.
  5. Prayer of Thanksgiving- 1Sam7:12c
  6. Prayer of Warfare - It is the same as the Spirit chant. Mattew 11:12, Romans 8:26


1) Oh God, my Father, any altar or gathering against me and my family, let them be disappointed and disgraced

2) Isaiah 8:10, Oh God my Father, every counsel of the wicked against me on the land, sea or air, it shall not stand

3) Zech 2:5, Oh God my Father, in this season, be a wall of fire for me and my family in the name of Jesus.