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Word For The Day! October, 2011

Acts 4:29

21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

29And now, Lord, behold their threatenings, and grant unto Thy servants that with all boldness they may speak Thy Word,

Why Prayer? April 20-27, 2010

Everyone uses cell phones these days.  It’s a way of communicating with people that we know, family friends, business contacts…for many it has become an essential tool.

Prayer is a way of communicating with God.  It is a special language.    It brings us closer to God.  As spirit beings we thrive on that communication.  Prayer is essential especially if you understand the importance of faith, the importance of seeking God’s wisdom,  the importance of staying within God’s perfect will for our lives.  Prayer is key.  It is critical.

Mark 11:24
“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”

Prayer is a journey into the unknown to get answers and it is always a successful journey.

Let’s look at some scriptures:

“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into
a solitary place, and there prayed.” Mark 1:35

Jesus knew the importance of prayer.

Why Pray?

1 Chronicles 16:11 (NIV)

11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face alway

Psalms 4:1 (NIV)

1 Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.

Psalms 5:3 (NIV)

3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

Psalms 17:1 (NIV)

1 Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer– it does not rise from deceitful lips.

Psalms 25:1 (NIV)

1 To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;

Psalms 37:7 (NIV)

7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

Psalms 50:15 (NIV)

15 and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.

Why Prayer?

Because prayer reels us in to the heart of God, it brings us inside so that we can hear Him and not miss His desires for us!   That’s why.

A Saints Prayer! by Elaine Davenport Friday, October 9, 2009


Dearest Father,

I love you soo much that my eyes fill with tears as I think of Your goodness and Your love.  The depths of my heart leap when I think of Your magnificence and Your splendor.  The plan that You’ve designed for me is so great, so incredible beyond my earthly comprehension.  I am humbled and I thank You for Your patience with me.  I’ve walked this walk  so many miles; yet I don’t feel like a wearied soldier…I am fresh and new facing each day looking for new places to conquer and people to meet who have been sent by You.

Help me to prove myself worthy as I rejoice in You.  Teach me more and more as You increase me.  I promise always to stay close and I thank You for Your drawing power.  I love You far too much to let go.  I shall not do that thing.  My life before  being with You day in and day out was nothing but a sham and I cannot accept less than I have with You now.    You are first and what You’ve called for me to do is first.

I want to go and do what You’ve told me to do and no one else.  I want to carry out Your plans and not slip or to get off of the path You’ve designed for me to be on.  I will not be deterred by strong feelings or the things that go on in the world around me.  Teach me not to judge but to love and to pray for others and to love them with an insatiable love; the kind that never fails no matter what.  Continue to give me wisdom and peace and understanding beyond all earthly comprehension.  I am so thankful.  For Christ’s sake I pray.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic (Video) Monday, August 31, 2009

Answered Prayer (Unknown) Saturday, May 24, 2008)

A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island. The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agreed that they had no other recourse but to pray to God. However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island.

The first thing they prayed for was food. The next morning, the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit. The other man’s parcel of land remained barren.

After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife. The next day, another ship was wrecked, and the only survivor was a woman who swam to his side of the land. On the other side of the island, there was nothing.

Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes, more food. The next day, like magic, all of these were given to him. However, the second man still had nothing.

Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that he and his wife could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side of the island.

The first man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island. He considered the other man unworthy to receive God’s blessings, since none of his prayers had been answered. As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from heaven booming, “Why are you leaving your companion on the island?”

“My blessings are mine alone, since I was the one who prayed for them”, the first man answered. “His prayers were all unanswered and so he does not deserve anything.”

“You are mistaken!” the voice rebuked him. “He had only one prayer, which I answered. If not for that, you would not have received any of my blessings.”

“Tell me”, the first man asked the voice, “What did he pray for that I should owe him anything?”

“He prayed that all your prayers be answered.”

For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of another praying for us.


God is no repecter of persons the Bible says in many places. That means that what He’ll do for someone else, He’ll do for you. It’s not likely to be done in the exact same way, but He’ll do it for you. Now, I know for a fact that He answers prayer. I see it and hear it all the time.

They can be little problems or big ones; it’s all the same to God. He can handle anything. Sometimes the answer will be different than we thought, but after a while, we’ll realize it’s a better answer.

I talked about this a little before.

I talked to a person on the phone last week. They were greatly distressed over an income tax check that hadn’t come. When they picked up their papers from the tax person, they forgot to check them over. They just signed them and mailed them into the IRS. Unfortunately, the preparer had put the wrong address down. This caused the person great distress because they needed the check badly. Furthermore, the check was actually supposed to be a Direct Deposit, but the preparer had put the wrong routing number on it. The person who the check belonged to had written several hundred dollars worth of checks on their account expecting everything to balance out. It sounds far out, but it’s a situation that we’ve all heard of before. We all make mistakes.

We had prayer about this on Saturday morning and what the person needed, was the check itself on Monday and no later. Their bank was several hundred miles away so we didn’t want them to have to make and trip there and we wanted no bounced checks at all or NSF fees. We wanted the Post Office to give them favor and for their to be no interference as the check was slated for the wrong address.

We went before the throne of God in Jesus Name and we gave thanks. We made our prayer petition in a prayer of agreement. We believed that we received when we “asked” for it. We made a demand on the covenant and God honored our seemingly impossible prayer! Miraculously, on Monday, the person got their check and all is well!



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