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Going in to your Prayer Closet PART ONE by Elaine Davenport (Sunday, September 2, 2007)

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FROM A PRAYER PERSPECTIVE WHEN AN EMERGENCY HAPPENS?

I’m just curious. Are you ready?

IS YOUR HOUSE BUILT ON THE SAND?

* I’m not trying to puff anyone up, but a lot of people don’t understand the need for understanding the importance of prayer. Fortunately, a lot of people do. Squirrels store nuts up all summer in my flower box for winter. My grandmother used to can peaches in Mason jars in the summer heat for winter. It’s the cuhtest thing; they know they’ll need it.
Ants work and work. My grandmother used to say” If you don’t do tis, even after I’m gone, I’ll know it, the ants will bring me the news.” Ants have been around for a long long time. I don’t quote science journals, but the bible spoke of the hard working ants.

A Lesson from the Ant
6-11 You lazy fool, look at an ant.
Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two.
Nobody has to tell it what to do.
All summer it stores up food;
at harvest it stockpiles provisions.
So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing?
How long before you get out of bed?
A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there,
sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next?
Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life,
poverty your permanent houseguest!

PROVERBS 6: 6 (THE MESSAGE BIBLE)

HOW DO YOU STORE YOURSELF UP IN PRAYER? JUST BY PRAYING REGULARLY AND CONTINUALLY. Don’t let it become routine. Your aim in prayer should be the wonderful opportunity to meet with God, become close to Him and to pray for others as well as to gain Wisdom on matters that concern you.

It’s important to build a a solid foundation of faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. If you’ve got on your listening ears, hearing the Word, reading the Word, speaking the Word will build up your faith. You are a spirit and it will charge your spirit. As you build your faith, you will come to truly understand the need for prayer.

Here are some prayer scriptures to meditate upon:

Isaiah 65:24 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)

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[NIV at IBS] [International Bible Society] [NIV at Zondervan] [Zondervan]

24 Before they call I will answer;
while they are still speaking I will hear.

Colossians 4:2
“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;”

1Thessalonians 5:17
“Pray without ceasing.”

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