PrayerWell if you do, you are not alone.  Years ago, I was desperate for prayer.  I had only heard one person in my life say they were “working for the Lord.” at a very early age and I remember silently saying:  “Hmmm, I like that idea.”   However, my life was to have many twists and turns before that would happen.   There came a long dry season in which I needed to learn about prayer and faith and move closer to God…and I am thankful for that season.

Jesus prayed all of the time.  Do you see how much prayer  power he had.  I never read one account in the bible of him failing.  I do not care about other belief systems, nor do I respect them at al; simply because I know that they are false and missing the mark.  One of the reasons that so many have embraced false religions is because for so many of them, they have seen no difference in our lives.  Of course, I can say that if we were to share some of our wonderful stories they would be more inspired to investigate.

 

But I do want to take time right this moment to encourage you to press in and pray like Jesus at all times and to get serious so that we can move in the New Testament miracles!

 

Psalm 107:28-30 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven

And God said:“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
(2 Chron. 7:14)
Almighty and Eternal Father, we thank you for the inspiration and courage you gave to the founding fathers of our nation to establish a land where your principles and laws would guide us.  You have provided for this nation mightily with every good thing but we have squandered your gifts and turned away from your laws and principles.
Forgive us Lord. We acknowledge we have sinned against you and one another in every conceivable way.  We deserve your just punishment but plead for your mercy.
(Nehe. 1: 4-11)

Grant us, the people of our nation, the grace to turn from our sins and return to you that we might be healed.  We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son and our Savior. Amen
God is faithful to His Word and shall accomplish that which He has spoken.
(Isaiah 55:11)
 

Philippians 3:10-12
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Acts 20:24 (#2 of 18 Bible Verses about Grace)
24However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me-the task of testifying to the gof ospel of God’s grace.

There are three types of  prayer categories and each one contains a variety of people.  This is a Christian perspective.  I do not pretend to know the dictates of any other group. 

APRAYERWORKS

 

1. The first group is people who don’t pray at all.  It could be because they don’t believe in prayer.  It could be because they don’t have time.  There are some cases of pessimistic people  who have no hope.

2. The second group is people who think about what they want to pray about.  They actually talk to God and the truth is that it is a form of prayer.  I respect it because that’s how I started.  It’s a wonderful place to be because God hears and answers  and in this position one knows that God is real.

3. The third group is a huge variety of people.  It may take me a little while to describe the many prayer styles.

A. Some people get on their knees and pray.

B. Some people lie alone on a floor, on a bed or somewhere alone on their face and pray to God.

C. Some people pray through the night hours.

D.  Many people pray daily and some several times throughout the day.

E. I know people who are so dedicated in prayer that they pray specifically as led nby God for people in far away places.  There are people that are selected to pray for very specific things such as:  crime, government, leaders, countries and all sorts of things.   I have a friend who prays for Israel.  That’s her assignment.

I could go on and on.There are a select few that travel in prayer. You may not understand or believe this; though many travel physically…I have…some travel supernaturally.  There are people who are accustomed to prayer…they believe in it because they know it works.

There are always higher levels that can be reached in prayer.  Having a stable prayer life increases one’s faith.  It’s 2013 and as we will see God’s great grace to the magnitude that has not been seen…it’s an excellent time to step up our prayer lives! 

1 Corinthians 1:4I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus,

Ephesians 6:18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

Philippians 1:3-4 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,

Colossians 1:3 (KJV) We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray without ceasing

 

 

 

 

What a year it has been.  Every road points to prayer.  People do not do it enough.  Pray Pray Pray.    So I plan to go before God with my hat in my hand, humble myself and pray…on Christmas Day!   What’s your plan?   By  the way, Merry Christmas From Cafe Sozo!  AHumility444

 

2 Chronicles 7: 14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

The prayer that works is the one that you believe when you pray.  It’s the prayer of faith.  It’s the prayer that you believe it’s been answered as soon as you ask for it.  It’s the prayer that is sealed:  “In Jesus Name.”    It is sometimes a prayer of agreement.  It’s the prayer that can  move mountains.  It’s the fervent prayer.  It’s  the prayer of the righteous.  It’s the Prayer of supplication. 

It’s you being yourself in all humility standing before God in the throne room asking for mercy in your time of need…and He’ll hear you.  Jesus sits at the right hand of God forever to intercede for you.

It can’t get any better than this.  It’s all God’s promises and there’s plenty more…read the book.

Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Isaiah 55: 6(NKJV)

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