Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Power of Prayer

Where 2 or more stand in agreement on anything that they so desire, I will make it happen for them. They must be of one accord, in order that My perfect will can be done through them. Together, and in My name, they shall make their prayer requests known and I shall deliver it to them from the wings of Heaven, just as promised. It is written, Matthew 18:19-20 NKJV “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

The Bible says that whatever we ask for in Jesus name shall be given to us. John 14:13 -14 NKJV “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” Be sure to ask because if we don’t ask for what we want, things tend to happen by default, and we may then miss out on what we want.

Of course, we must ask according to God’s will for us, and not according to lusts and desires of the flesh that do not line up with what God wants for us. James 4:1-3 NKJV “Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.”

So what if we don’t know exactly how or what to pray for, so that we are in line with God’s will? Jesus tells us how to pray. Matthew 6:9-13 NKJV “In this manner, therefore pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and
the power and the glory forever. Amen.”

Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

The Bible also tells us that we should pray without ceasing, having all the faith that whatever we ask for shall be given to us, and we are to give thanks and be content in our current situations. This way, when the Father sees your heart, that you appreciate all He has given you already, He will reward you accordingly. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

God knows what we need before we even ask Him. All we need to do is ask, and to have the faith that whatever we ask for in faith, will be given to us. God loves you, and this is His will for you. 1 John 5:15 NKJV “And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”

PS Matthew 6:5-8 NKJV “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.” Amen!

All glory as always for these words goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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