Bill Bailey Ministries was the
name of Dr. Bill's ministry before Word of Faith
fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth
much." (James 5:16b)
What is effectual prayer? It is prayer that is
effective. It works! It does something that
changes your circumstances. When you pray you
don't change God. He is unchangeable (Mai. 3:6).
You pray to change circumstances. You can change
things through prayer! There are four types of
prayer that change things: the Prayer of
Agreement (Matt. 18:19,20), the Prayer of
Binding and Loosing (Matt. 18:18), the Prayer of
Petition and Supplication (Phil.4:6, 1 Tim.
2:1), and the Prayer of Intercession (1 Tim.
2:1, Rom.8:26, Col.2:1). These types of prayer
are like tools - if they are used properly they
will get the job done. You don't use a saw to
drill a hole. You use a drill. That is the
proper tool. In the same way, you wouldn't use
the prayer of Agreement in a situation in which
the prayer of Intercession is appropriate. There are different kinds of
prayer. Eph. 6:18 says that we should pray
always with all prayer (the Greek says, "all
different kinds of prayer"). God has given us
the proper tools to do the job. Jesus taught his staff to
pray,". . . (God's) will be done in earth, as it is in
Heaven..." (Matt. 6:10). In other words, pray that things be
done on earth in the same way that they are done in Heaven.
Is there sickness in Heaven? Any pain? Any lack? NO!