Here are some additional thoughts pertaining to prayer..
“For Your kingdom come, Your will be done…” It’s not: “For my kingdom come, my will be done…” Our will is easily recognized – It’s self-centered and usually focused on selfish desires/selfish gain..
Here’s some personal experiences with prayer –
Below is a submission by Mark pertaining to Faith prayers. He makes some good points on how we can damage our own faith when prayers aren’t answered. Here are a few scriptures that spoke to me while reading his submission –
James 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Isaiah 1:15-16 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
Matthew 17:20-21 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Lastly, I recommend these 3 posts –
Thank you Mark for sharing your experiences –
John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
Last night, I was invited to a gathering of prayer by a couple of brothers. They were unable to call and inform me that the place of prayer was not opened and plans had changed. That’s ok, as all things work together for the good for those that love God. I pray this water giving testimony blesses your heart.. Thank you Lord
Praying to God is in the Spotlight
Lately, I have watched followers in the spotlight give praise, thanks, glory, and prayers to God. Has anyone else noticed this? Over the past week or 2, I have witnessed 3 nationally televised events (1 was global, the event of the Chilean miners) whereas speakers gave glory, praise, thanks, and they were praying to God. I think that is so awesome!
Bible Study with the Elderly
Thank you Lord for bringing the testimony of the retirement center back into remembrance.
One day, I felt the Spirit moving me into action to volunteer with the elderly, however the Lord led. I made up some fliers and I had a real hard time getting out there and talking with individuals. Eventually, I was strengthened by His might into action. The first retirement center, nothing materialized and the door closed. Praise God that I did not allow that to deter me. I knew the Spirit was moving. Now, I find out that it was because of prayer from one of the ladies at a local retirement center. Here is His testimony –
I received a prayer request this evening from a follower of Jesus and a reader of this blog. I’d like to share with the Body of Christ so that we may all stand in the gap. I covet your prayers for this individual. Lord, turn your ear towards us. Lord, hear our prayers. In Jesus I pray, Amen. Here is the request:
Praise God, another one chalked up for the good Guy! Way to go God! Prayer works in His perfect timing. God is good, good, good, amen. Here’s a testimony of someone coming to Christ. Praise the Lord all ye saints of God.
A dear friend that I worked with for around 10 yrs called me tonight. I haven’t talked to this person since our working relationship ended 2yrs ago. “Guess what Joey, I just got baptized.” Hallelujah! Wow, truly amazing God! Praise the Lord!