A lot of you have made vows when in desperate situations but after God brought you out, you forgot all about your vows – that is why you do not have breakthroughs in prayer. Repent and pay your vows! Check Psalm 66:13-14.
1. They must be voluntary - Deut. 23:21-22
2. They must be voiced audibly before God – Deut. 23:23, 5: 2-6
3. Once made, they are binding – Psalm 56:12
4. Unfaithfulness with vows is regarded as sin- Eccl. 5:6
When you vow, you declare before God what you want Him to do for you. That is, you actually get God to move by presenting a vow before Him. He permits Himself to be committed to the terms of the vow!
You need to know the scripture well to make a meaningful and not a rash vow. There are things already yours in Christ. When making vows (a) declare plainly the help you require from God (b) claim that help by faith from the beginning. (c) state clearly what you will do when God does His own part. (d) begin to do your own part because God will NEVER fail to do His.
God always takes a man’s vow very seriously. You will never see God ever disappoint a man’s vow! Don’t be frivolous with your vows! God can see your heart. Remember, vows also include promises you made to someone or God and not necessarily only what you uttered when in trouble. 
PRAYERLord, I repent of every vow that I have broken. I pray for divine wisdom and guidance to fulfil them in Jesus’ name. Amen!

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Numbers 32:1-33:39, Luke 4:31-5:11, Psalm 64:1-10, Proverbs 11:22