An accordionist is one who plays an accordion. A praying Christian should be an “accordingist,” praying by the “accordings” of God that underlie successful praying.
We must pray according to His Word.
The man who prays Scripturally prays successfully.
We must pray according to His will (1 John 5:14, 15).
We must pray according to our need (Phil. 4:19).
We do not always want what we need or need what we want.
We must pray according to our faith.
Several times Jesus said, “According to your faith be it unto you.”
Recognize these four accordings before you start praying.
Remember, it might be disastrous if you received everything you thought you needed! Paul found out that greater than a trip to the third heaven or the joy of deliverance from a thorn in the flesh, is to know that God’s grace is always sufficient, that we are strong when we are weak and His strength is made perfect through weakness. That is the Christian’s greatest experience.