Prayer – Intimacy with God

Why Pray?

 

Teach us to pray

Prayer fulfils the Purpose of God in Salvation

The purpose of salvation is to restore lost people to relationship with God our Father. Through the cross of Jesus, the barriers to that relationship were removed. When we begin to trust God once again and turn from our sin, He comes into our lives to begin a new relationship of love with us. God is in every true Christian (Romans 8:9,10; John 14:23; Revelation 3:20; 2 Corinthians 13:5). Our faith and love towards God will lead us to recognise His presence with us, to talk with Him, to listen to Him, to sense Him. This is prayer. We express our thanks, our faith, our love, our hopes with God in prayer, and we receive from Him answers, assurance, guidance, peace, strength, power, revelation of who He is and what He wants to do. (Matthew 7:7-8; John 16:13; Philippians 4:6-7; Ephesians 1:17,18 ).
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Table of Contents

 

  • Introduction
  • What is Prayer
  • Why Pray?
  • How to Begin
  • Preparing Yourself to Pray
  • Principles in Prayer
  • Steps Following Prayer
  • Types of Prayer
  • Praying the Word
  • Dedication to Prayer
  • Key Bible References on Prayer

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WHAT IS PRAYER?

talking with Father God

For true Christians, prayer [Gk: "proseuche"] is “communion with God”. Through prayer we actually experience relationship with God. The quality of our prayer life then determines the quality of our relationship with God. Prayer is talking with God. Prayer is listening to God. Prayer is enjoying the presence of God. It can take many forms – for example: worship, confession, thanksgiving, praise, petition (asking for things), waiting (silent, listening and sensing of God) and warfare (command). If we are baptised in the Spirit we can pray with the spirit, in languages unknown to us but not to God. (1 Corinthians 14:2,14).

Prayer is not simply saying words. It is not repeating formulas. God is looking for heartfelt relationship. We are told by Jesus not to make meaningless repetitions of words when we pray. (Mathew 6:7). Tongues may be meaningless to our understanding, but it is not to God. In a future lesson we will give more attention to this subject.

There is a lot of prayer that never reaches God. “The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself” (Luke 18:11). “One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer shall be an abomination.” (Proverbs 28:9). It is outside the scope of this lesson to talk about prayers offered to false gods or to the devil. Also, we will not look at religious prayers or traditional prayers that can be uttered without heart. We will be considering prayers that come from one who has repented of his sins to the best of his knowledge, and who walks by faith.

HERE is another article related to prayer, and getting prayer answers.

power of prayer

WHY PRAY?

1. We pray because we love God. We spend time with God in prayer and communion because we love him. Just as a man and woman in love desire to be together and communicate, so we – if we love God – will desire to be with Him and to fellowship with Him in proportion to our love for Him.

2. We pray because we depend on God. God is our source. He is our life (Colossians 3:4). Through prayer we receive the comfort, the strength and all the other resources that we need in life – both naturally and spiritually. Prayer – relationship to God – is as necessary to the spiritual life as air to the natural life.

3. We need to pray in order to resist temptation. “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation.” (Mt. 26:41). Much sin is the result of the sin of prayerlessness. Through lack of prayer, we are weak, others are weaker and Satan gains the advantage in our lives.

4. We need to pray because it is necessary for men to invite God to act in salvation. God gave the earth to Adam and his descendants. We must invite God to work here. If no-one invites God to work here, Satan (the god of this world through man’s universal rebellion – 2 Corinthians 4:4) will dominate the affairs of men and eventually the judgment of God will come. By inviting God often and specifically, multitudes can be saved that would otherwise be lost.

5. We need to pray because God commands us to pray. “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4:2). “Then he [Jesus] spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray and not lose heart.” (Luke 18:1). The need to pray is as great as the authority of God which commands us: “Pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Prayer is so vital to all that God wants to do on the earth, and so essential to us, that God commands us to do it all the time. We should even deny ourselves sleep and food at times in order to pray more and with greater power. (Matthew 6:16; Luke 6:12; Luke 21:36; Colossians 4:2; 2 Corinthians 11:27).

jesus prayed

6. We pray because Jesus Christ, our model, prayed constantly Jesus was always in perfect communion with the Father. He always knew what the Father wanted, what the Father was saying and what the Father was doing. Jesus also took time to pray alone at night, in the morning before others were up (Mark 1:35), in times of crisis and temptation (Matthew 26:36, 39, 42). If the Son of God needed to pray, how much more we need it if we are going to be like Him.

7. We pray because God Hears and Answers Prayer

Jesus said, “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you” (Matthew 7:7)

We need the things that God can do. In serving God, many things are outside our own power. If God doesn’t do them, they won’t happen! In every area of life, both spiritual and natural, God answers prayer and makes the difference!

8. We pray that our joy may be full!

John 16:24  Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

God wants our joy to be full. This can only happen when we experience answers to prayer. God wants us joyful, not sad and downcast. His answers to prayer put great joy in our hearts. That is what God wants!

 

Teach us to pray

HOW TO BEGIN

If you are not sure how to pray, don’t despair! Everyone had to begin sometime. Just talk with God respectfully but openly. Talk with Him as your Father. Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father …”. Recognise God as a loving Father. Recognise Jesus as a Friend and a Brother. Recognise the Holy Spirit as your Comforter and Guide. Come to the Father in Jesus’ name (John 14:6; Hebrews 10:19). Begin your prayer with confession of your unconfessed sins. In this way the blood of Jesus cleanses us and prepares us to really relate to God. “Enter his gates with thanksgiving…” (Psalm 100:4). Thank God for forgiving your sins, for coming into your life, for making you His child. Then just talk with God, asking Him for whatever you need. Thank Him and praise Him for His answer. Spend time also asking for His Spirit to help you to pray. Talk to the Holy Spirit. Tell Him you want to know Him. “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us…” (Romans 8:26). The Holy Spirit will guide you into all the truth (John 16:13) and He will teach you to pray.

PREPARING YOURSELF TO PRAY

1. Prepare your heart for fellowship with God (Psalm 24:3-5)

- Confess known sin in your life (1 John 1:6-9; 1 John 3:21-22; Hebrews 10:19)

- Forgive all who have offended or hurt you (Mark 11:25-26)

- See yourself then as dead to sin and sinless in the eyes of God. (Romans 6:11; 2 Corinthians 5:21)

2. Have a purpose in prayer. Know what you are going to pray about. It is difficult to pray fervently without knowing what you want or desire from God. We should have a clear-cut, well-defined idea about what we are asking God for. If we do not have this, we can wait on God until He reveals His purpose for our prayer time. We do this by sitting still, or by worshiping in our hearts, waiting for God to place desires there. We can also begin by telling God our appreciation for Him.

Jesus told us to ask, seek and knock. (Matthew 7:7). In asking, we must be definite. In seeking, our goal is to know God and commune with Him. In knocking (intercession) we must understand what the Lord wants to do and pray the Word for that thing.

Sometimes we do not know what to pray for, and so we can pray in the Spirit (Romans 8:26). We can pray in tongues without understanding, even for hours, according to the will of God. However, Paul stated that he prayed with the spirit and with the understanding (1Corinthians 14:15). Our whole being, including our minds, should be involved in praying. Our minds should understand what we are asking God for. However, we can pray with the spirit (in tongues) when our minds need a rest (Isaiah 28:11,12)

The fact remains, however, that when we set ourselves to pray, especially in a group, we must be agreed about what we will pray for (Matthew 18:19). The issues that are important to the Lord may become clear as we wait upon God and begin to express ourselves to God, opening our hearts to Him.

3. Know what the Word of God says regarding the thing you are praying for.

We must renew our minds with the Word so that we know God’s will on the matter without a doubt. God’s will is to do what He promises in the Word. By meditating on the Word and letting it transform our hearts as we renew our mind in it, we prepare ourselves to pray in faith. If we don’t know what the Word says, there is a good chance that doubt will enter, and if we doubt we cannot expect to receive from God (James 1:6,7)

PRINCIPLES IN PRAYER

1. Depend on the Holy Spirit.

In prayer, you should look to the Holy Spirit to help you to pray effectively. He can give you the right words with which you can pray effectively. Its very good to ask the Holy Spirit to help you to pray. Talk to the Holy Spirit as a person, and ask Him to help you to come to the Father in Jesus’ name.

Rather than rushing in to God’s presence and saying many things, it is good many times to quieten your mind and wait in God’s presence so you can feel God’s heart and pray the things that the Holy Spirit shows you to pray for. We should realise that learning to listen to God is an important part of prayer.

Old man praying

We are told to “pray always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit” (Ephesians 6:18). It is the Spirit who is to lead us in the kind of prayer we offer to God. He gives us the power to pray.

Spend at least part of your time seeking to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). The more filled you are with the Spirit, the more effective will be your whole life with God.

2. Realise who you are in Christ, and on what basis God will hear you.

We must pray to the Father in Jesus’ name, not our own name (John 16:24,26; Colossians 3:17) This means that we are basing our approach to God on Jesus’ righteousness and goodness, not on our own. We receive His righteousness when we repent, confess our sins and believe that we receive His righteousness. We should know then that “we are the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21) and we can come directly to have an audience with God because of the sacrifice of Jesus in our place. We come as children of God (Galatians 3:26; John 1:12), as members of the royal family of God (Revelation 1:6), and NOT AS BEGGARS or STRANGERS. Therefore when we pray we should expect that God will grant results in response to our prayer. (1 Peter 3:12)

3. It is good to begin your prayer with thanksgiving and praise. “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” (Psalm 100:4). Thank God for answers to prayer, for your salvation. Tell Him how great He is. It is good to use the Word of God to praise God. This is not a form of flattery in order to get God to give you things, but it is only fitting to thank Him and praise Him. Thanking God will increase your faith. Praising God will also increase your faith, since you will begin to fix your eyes on God, His goodness and faithfulness and greatness and power, and not on your problem.

4. Worship God. Many effective prayer-warriors recognise the importance of spending much time in worship, even up to 80% of prayer time. This deepens our fellowship with God, increases our faith and pleases the Holy Spirit. We are then more likely to really hear His voice and thus pray effectively. Worship is an attitude of bowing down, of submission and adoration towards God, based on a recognition of who He is.

pray the Word

5. Pray the Word.

God’s will is to keep His promises to us. In prayer the Word of God should be in our hearts and in our mouths (Romans 10:8). In our prayers we should use the Word of God and remind God of His promises to us. This builds our faith and it also pleases God because it is an expression of our confidence in His Word and His integrity.

For example, you can pray “Father, in your Word you say that those who seek you will not lack any good thing. I thank you that you will not lack ……….. . I ask you for this in Jesus’ name. Thank you for it. Amen. ” (Psalm 34:10).

6. Ask God for definite things that you want (Psalm 37:4)

You should pray in such a way that you will know afterwards what you prayed for and you will recognise when the answer to your prayer is manifested. Don’t pray like this, “Lord, give me what you think is best. If you want this, then so be it. If not, what pleases you. Your will be done.” These prayers may sound spiritual but they really express uncertainty and doubt and cannot be answered by God in a concrete way. How would you know if such a prayer was answered?

Imagine the answer and speak the answer to your prayer based on the Word. This builds faith. Don’t keep speaking the problem. Constant speaking the problem magnifies fear and doubt. It makes the problem look big. Fill your mind with the solution from God’s Word, not the problem.

7. Allow God to lead you to pray for others in the church and their needs, national and local situations, the government, the advance of the Kingdom of God, and the growth of the church. God is looking for people who will stand in the gap with Him in intercession for situations that are beyond their own personal interests. Make God’s interests your interests.

8. Thank God for the results of prayer, both before and after you see the results. (Philippians 4:6,7). Pray with thanksgiving. Thanksgiving expresses your confidence that God has heard and answered your prayer even before you see the result.

STEPS FOLLOWING PRAYER

Usually Satan will try to suggest to you that your prayers were not heard. He will encourage you to look to the problems again and get your eyes off God. He will try to get you to talk as if you are not sure if your prayer is answered. If he succeeds in getting you to express doubt it is likely that your mouth confession will cancel the effect of your prayer. Therefore guard your mind and heart, resist the temptation to talk negatively about the situations with others, especially with those with whom you are praying.

Take firm control of your thought life. Think on positive things (Philippians 4:6-9). By praising God and confessing the relevant truths of the Word, cast down every thought that is contrary to your prayer. These thoughts many times are nothing but the suggestions of the devil, who is working to negate our faith.

Keep speaking the what the Word says on the issue at stake. “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23; 2 Corinthians 4:13).

With your imagination, see your prayers as answered. Abraham was encouraged by God to imagine his descendants as the stars he saw in the sky, before there were any descendants. So God will often give us a picture for us to hold onto and encourage our faith. Speak nothing contrary to this vision.

Act in line with your faith and your confession(James 2:17). Prepare for the answer to be manifested. Examples of this can be found in Mark 6:39-40, where Jesus organises the people, preparing them to receive the blessing of the multiplied loaves and fishes. Also in John 11:39, Jesus told them to take away the stone from the tomb of dead Lazarus, a preparation for the answer to the prayer for his being raised from the dead.

TYPES OF PRAYER

As mentioned before, there are different forms of prayer. The Holy Spirit wants to lead us into a balance of all these kinds of prayer.

Worship: [Heb. shachah {shaw-khaw'} = bow down, prostrate oneself]. The true worshipper God seeks worships in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23). God wants truth in the inner parts (Psalm 51:6). In true worship, there is a total bowing down of the heart to God. In worship we express love and admiration to God which is a response to the revelation of who God is revealed to us by the Holy Spirit. Worship is voluntary submission to the love, the will and the law of God. Any hypocrisy disqualifies us for true worship. In worship we hear the voice of God.

Confession: 1. In confession of sin, we tell God with our mouth our sin. We should specifically tell God what we did, or acknowledge what we failed to do that we should have done. This is necessary to restore communion with God and is a preparation for further fellowship. 2. In confession of the Word, we tell God with our mouths what He has said in His Word. We express faith and confidence in God and God’s Word verbally, and it releases the blessing of God to us. Very rarely do we rise above the level of our verbal confession before God.

Thanksgiving: This is thanking God for what He has done for us. We can thank Him both for blessings seen and those as yet unseen. It is a key to faith and it is natural and right that we give thanks always to the One from whom all good things come. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Praise: This is declaring good things about God, both about his character (who he is) and also His actions. To say “God is good” is to praise God. There are many styles of praise. Some are noisy and exuberant, others are calm. Praise is well-expressed through music, singing, words, shouting, clapping, dancing, shouting and giving to God.

Petition: This is asking God for the things we desire. Jesus said, “Ask and you shall receive.” (Matthew 7:7). We are commanded to ask.

Intercession: The ministry of intercession involves all the other types of prayer. However, the emphasis of the prayer ministry in intercession is the needs of others, and the advancement of God’s interests in the world. It is not focussed on praying for things for oneself, but for others.

Waiting: (Habakkuk 2:1). This is a form of prayer in which the soul is silent and waits for God to move it or speak something by His Spirit. God promises to renew the strength of those who wait on Him (Isaiah 40:31; Psalm 27:14). We are to wait patiently on God. Through this we express to God in a practical way – not my will but Yours be done. If we are always talking in prayer we will not be able to hear what God is saying.

Warfare: (Psalm 149:6-9). This is prayer directed against the powers of darkness. Our praises to God are also a weapon directed against the powers of darkness (demons, fallen angels who are at work in the affairs of the world and the church). We pronounce against them the written judgment by reading the Scriptures of judgment against them (Psalm 149:9), we command them to be bound or to leave their positions of influence or authority in the name of Jesus. (Matthew 16:19; Mark 16:17). In “praying for the sick” we should pray prayers of command ordering the bodies of people to be healed in Jesus’ name. This is a form of spiritual warfare since it is part of destroying the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8; Acts 10:38).

Praying in Tongues: (1 Corinthians 14: 2,15; Jude 20) This is a method of prayer available to those baptised in the Holy Spirit through which they can pray the will of God through words given by the Spirit. Since the mind (the understanding) is not directly involved the mind has a chance to rest and wait on God and receive revelation while this praying in tongues is taking place.

PRAYING THE WORD

Since God’s Word commands us to give constant attention to the Word and to meditate on it night and day, (Proverbs 4:20-22; Joshua 1:8), it is clear that our praying should not be something separate from the Word, but rather, that God’s Word should direct our praying. For example, Daniel found the promise of the time of deliverance for God’s people and prayed according to that. (Daniel 9:2). His prayer acknowledged openly the truth of God’s Word (Daniel 9:10-15). Many other examples could be given. Elijah’s prayer for the heavens to be shut was based on the promise of God to do this if the people turned away to idols.

Praying the Word in a strict sense includes quoting it and using it in our prayers. God responds to his own Word. It will not return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11). We can take general promises from the Bible and using the words of Scripture pray as if we expect God will fulfill them for us personally. This is a powerful form of prayer.

DEDICATION TO PRAYER

God says, “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4:2). “Men ought always to pray and not lose heart.” (Luke 18:1). “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). “Watch therefore and pray always” (Luke 21:36).

Prayer is where our dedication to God is tested. This is where our destiny is really determined. This is a command with constant application. Either we maintain communion with God or we don’t. Either we depend on God and wait on Him or we don’t. Either we allow ourselves to be led by Him or we don’t.

Prayer, to be effective, often requires fasting. This means denying ourselves food. A normal fast is where we do not eat (although we may drink water). This intensifies our focus on God, puts down the power of our flesh and enables us to pray more easily, with less mental effort. The only way to pray without ceasing and to have maximum results in prayer is to be willing to practise self-denial where neccesary. This includes Spirit-led fasting. Fasting for a day is normal and often very necessary where we are not aware of the reason for which our communion with God is weak. The other kind of self-denial needed in the life of a person serious about prayer is “watching” or denying yourself sleep. This could mean late nights of prayer or getting up early in the morning to pray. Jesus practised both of these in His busy ministry (Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12)

The people who make a difference for God are those who are people of prayer. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. God is looking for people who willingly, out of gratitude, love and devotion, will devote themselves and their free time to this vital ministry.

Measure your love for God by your desire to spend time with Him in His presence, and the priority you put on this.

Assignment: Meditate much and often on 1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing”.

KEY BIBLE TEACHING REGARDING PRAYER AND HOW IT IS TO BE

PRAYER CONTENT : GOOD GOVERNMENT 1Tim 2.1 2.2; GOSPEL WORKERS Mt 9.38;

THE LORD’S PRAYER Mt 6.9-6.13; ALL CONCERNS Php 4.6 Eph 6.18; THE WAY PAUL PRAYED Col 1.9 Eph 1.17 1.18; WITH PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING Heb 13.15 Php 4.6; WITH TONGUES AND INTERPRETATION Jude 20 1Cor 14.13

ACCORDING TO GOD’S WILL 1Jo 5.14 5.15. WITH NO LOVE FOR INIQUITY Ps 66.18 Jas 5.16. BY REMAINING IN CHRIST AND IN THE WORD John 15.7. IN FAITH Mt 21.22 Jn 14.13 Mk 11.24. WITH FORGIVENESS Mk 11.25. WITH ASKING Mt 7.7. WITH EARNESTNESS Jas 5.16. FOR GOD’S GLORY 1Cor 10.31 Mt 6.13 Jas 4.3. IN THE SPIRIT Jud 1.20. IN HUMILITY Mt 6.5 2Chr 7.14. IN LOVE 1Cor 16.14. IN JESUS’ NAME Jn 14.13. WITH DETERMINATION Lk 18.2.

PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT 1Cor 14.2 14.15 Eph 6.18; Jud 1.20 1.21; Rom 8.26 8.27

PRAYER COMMITMENT: WITHOUT CEASING 1The 5.17 5.18 ; WAITING ON GOD Hos 10.12; WITH WATCHFULNESS Col 3.2 Eph 6.18 Lk 21.36; WITH ENDURANCE Lk 18.1; ABOUT EVERYTHING Php 4.6 4.7; FOR OTHERS 1Sam 12.23.

HERE is another article related to prayer, and getting prayer answers, with some ideas drawn from the teaching of Dr Yonggi Cho from Seoul Korea.

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Comments

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  3. Thanks for this article. It helped me a lot to be more vigilant in my prayer life, thru this article my eyes were opened that praying is not just communicating with God it is also a way how we really love Him because the more time we spent in praying the more we are showing that we really wanted to have fellowship with Him, to dwell in His presence. May our Good Lord Jesus Christ continually use you mightily and effectively to His vineyard. His divine protection be with you always. God bless you 24/7.

  4. How beautifully praying has been explained in this. Especially the pic explains it all. So good.
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  5. Ron F. Bosque says:

    Wonderful, wonderful insights. It will only deepen my love for the WORD – GOD.

  6. Rahul M. K. says:

    Suppose a relative of mine is suffering from a serious disease. But this person is an atheist and does not want to know Jesus or repent.

    Because of my love for him, if i pray for his deliverance, would that prayer be meaningful?

    • faithishearing says:

      I am sorry to hear about your friend. It is good that you are concerned about him, and you should be. However, I’m not understanding what you mean by deliverance?
      Sorry, I’m still new to all this, you mean deliverance from demons? Or for him to be delivered from his sickbed?
      Your friend’s choice for Jesus Christ is ultimately a personal decision that he will have to come to on his own. You can be there and talk to him and pray for his salvation, but ultimately if your friend chooses to reject Jesus that is in his own free will. You cannot act as a mediator between him and God, because there is only one Mediator. 1 Timothy 2:5.
      Ultimately, God has to work on your friend’s heart. You can pray that he sees his need for his Savior and repent, but there is little else you can do.
      Never underestimate your prayers. Still, you have to leave everything in God’s hands.

    • Yes your prayer would be meaningful!! Jesus healed people everywhere He went. That is a way He proved He was who He said He was! Miracles!!
      I guarantee your relative would want to know Jesus then.At the very least,re-think his beliefs!
      You have an opportunity to preach the gospel through prayer.If your relative is willing to let you pray for him in person,then do it.( tell him it is for your sake)
      I believe the Lord would heal him.
      God always hears the prayers of His children,even when,or especially when the object of your prayer is an unbeliever!
      May God Bless You,
      Beloved

  7. Kenneth Davis says:

    Does God here your prayers if you have unconfessed sin in your life

    • AJ Jones says:

      God can hear your prayers with unconfessed sign but you can not recieved true deliverence until you have confessed your sin at least to him and repent (meaning turn away from it). If you you chose to live in iniquity or sin then you hinder your own blessings. I suggest your statr by forgiving yourself and then turnig away from the sin.

  8. kkarupa says:

    K Karupa

    I agree with people who are saying this is a great site.I can across it last year and really fell in love with it.
    I have to admit that I am yet to come across something talked about on this site which is unbiblical.Michael you have a way of explaining things in a symplified manner something that I do not find in many Christian sites.
    The most topics that are liked are
    1. About baptism in the Holy spirit
    2.About the Secret rapture. (Many of my so called trusted sites turned to be pre-trib for instance Let Us Reason Ministries)
    3.and of cause the Above
    I believe that God is using Michael in a great way.
    Keep up the Good work.

    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
    KK

  9. charles clarance says:

    Delightful information and Biblical facts have a great impact .
    regards
    cc

  10. Esteria says:

    I LOVE YOU MICHEAL.You speaking my language…….PRAYER. ooh i love prayer because is surely speaking to the Master.He is the God who answers the prayers of his children when they cry out to him

    My God bless you abundantly and enlarge your territory.May money come to support this good work that God has began through you.
    favour and more favour,grace and more grace.
    surely the hand of God is upon you.May all those connected to you by blood and heart be blessed because of your obedience to God.
    May doors that are close against your ministry be opened in the name of JESUS CHRIST
    May doors that are opened to temper with this ministry be closed in the name of JESUS CHRIST.

    May God show his face and hand in your live and families lives and not forgeting your ministry.
    when i read what you wrote about prayer my spirit arises because it knows when God my shepherd speaks.
    thank for delivering the WORD OF GOD TO US…

  11. sandrine says:

    God is great and amazing.I am trully happy and feel very lucky to have known HIM.HE is performing so many miricals in my life right now.I pray that everyone who I get incontact with.can feel,experience and enjoy God’s love.HE is trully amazing!!

  12. Please support me in prayer for few things:
    For RENEWING IN THE SPIRIT, prayers that are have efficiency, might, closeness with the Lord
    For friend KACA -that she RECONCILE with her NEBOJSA, for their NEW BEGINNING.. That he does not pay attention to one JELENA, who is like after him, ENJOYING IN DESTROYING RELATIONSHIPS, GOSSIPING OTHERS, SELFSHNESS, but to REMEMBER LONG LOVE WITH KACA…
    For their ways to MEET…That K. & N show their FEELINGS, and that GOD work out peace between them, healing their old hurts,THAT THEY START AGAIN and continue their WAY TOGETHER & and officially get married!
    And for many blessings on YOUR, MINE, KACA’S.. on our families, for HEALTH, more finances, God’s leading and protection..God’s spiritual & financial blessings-BLESS YOU
    Your sister in Christ, MARINA

    • Lord, I pray for Marina, that you fill her with Your Holy Spirt and help her to abide in Your son Jesus Christ. Lord, I pray that You bless her with Your wonderful protection and with Your wisdom. Bless her with good health and solve any financial burdens that may be troubling her and her family. Lord, I also pray for her friend Kaca. I pray that Kaca can be reconciled to Nebojsa, that You help them work through any pain and hurt that is between them and renew their relationship. I pray for these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  13. faithishearing says:

    I am asking for special prayer for two friends of mine who turned away from God and to a life of rebellion.
    I pray that this friend, who I believe might be an alcoholic, comes to the knowledge of God and turns away from her sin. I pray that she accepts the blood of Jesus into her life so that He can wash her clean and renew her life.
    I also pray for another friend who got entangled in the sin of the aforementioned person. She is still active in the church, and I believe that she is convicted, but she is not willing to break off her friendship with the girl who is causing her to stumble.
    I pray that the Holy Spirit continues to convict her soul and she turns from a life of sin and into a life of repentance.
    Father God, I ask all these things in the name of Your Son Jesus,
    AMEN!

  14. Sathish says:

    Something cool I found when I abseiled this page.. I was touched… thank u

  15. TOO MUCH GRACE says:

    I broke up with my fiancee more than a year ago and I was much to be blamed as there were several things I didn’t understand and some I refused to understand. Clearly he had a vision from God and trusted God so much on it that I didn’t understand everything until my persistence and impatience spoiled everything. Over the past year I have learned that I was to cooperate and not to try and fix things that God was already working God. I have apologised to him and he says it is ok but he does not want the relationship again. I want him back and I want us to get married as we had earlier planned. I had a dream that he came and met me in church and held my hand and both of us made an offering together. I am holding on to this and despite what he is saying that he doesn’t want the relationship again I am still believing God for a reconciliation and the fulfilment of His plan in our lives. Join me in agreement to pray for this.

    • lookinforacity says:

      Hi Jez A

      The only way “YOU” or anyone can pray for your relationship, is that the Will of God be done in your life.
      SO.
      Heavenly Father, may your Will be done in the life of Jez A.

      Be Blessed
      JIM

  16. This is such a great site. Mt friend had told me about having intimacy with God, and how full of happiness and love his heart felt. I just had to find god in my self and I believe god has accepted me as one of his childs. I pray for the will help me pass this knowledge to my loved ones. I thank god for this site.

  17. mark Shiundu says:

    I greet you all in the name of our everlasting Father.I must say that this is one of the best site that i have ever browsed.

    I have been blessed by the message on prayer posted to the site. May god bless you abundantly as you continue serving Him and blessing others.

    The message has greatly contributed to my faith to god and at the same time learnt how to communicate effectively without somre barriers to Him.

    As you continue serving Him , i Kindly ask you to intercede for me. I am trusting God for financial breakthrough so that i can settle down debts which i frauded people before i got saved.

    I do also God to continue showering blessings to you and continue using you as His vessels.

  18. Jo Clemons says:

    This is a great teaching and milynistry tool. The teaching is direct and to the point. I have been truly blessed by this site. I will absolutely forward this blessing on to everyone I know and anyone I know who is new in Christ.

    Awesome site…keep up the wonderful work for God you are doing on this site,

    • Tom Roberts says:

      What is a “Milynistry”??

      Seriously, you are so right…this is a great tool for the babes in Christ AND the more mature. It spawned a few thoughts in my head too.

  19. Rakesh Francis says:

    I love my wife Bennat, she loves me also, but due to some unwanted circumstances, she was taken by her family and it is 23 days now I have even spoken to her, please unite us o loving God I love her, O merciful father son and holy spirit. Bestow a miracle on us.

    • Lord, I pray for the reuniting of Rakesh and Bennat. Lord, bless them with this miracle and help ease the pain. Lord, if any animosity or hurt exists within the family, I pray that you can help everyone to forgive and repent. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

    • Timothy Luke says:

      Rakesh, We shall pray and see the salvation of the Lord!

      “Father in heaven, we join in prayers for our brother Rakesh and sister Bennat. We pray that you would reunite them and restore their home. Deliver them from the power and will of the adversary. We pray that you would grant repentance where repentance is needed, and forgiveness where forgiveness is needed and help Rakesh to believe in you in this hour. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

    • Father God:

      In the name of Your son Jesus, I command the workings of the devil to cease and desist in troubling the marriage of Bennat and her husband. By the power in the name of Jesus, I paralyze every demonic ill-will, vain imagination, projection and satanic device of the enemy which seeks to uproot and destroy this marriage. In the name of Jesus, I command restoration to this couple and peace to their union.

      Father, I pray that right now You would send unrest to Bennat’s family concerning her separation from her husband, such that they would return her home. Father, if there is any dysfunction going on in Bennat’s family or at her home with her husband, I command it to cease and desist in the name of Jesus. Lord, You know every heart, search the hearts of Bennat, her husband and her family.

      It is so, in Jesus matchless name. AMEN!!!

  20. henry j says:

    does god care for those addicted to pornography

    • Timothy Luke says:

      Henry, Jesus came to set us free from sin because He does care. “For God so loved the world,….” This is why we need a savior Henry. Yes. God cares a LOT!

      Why do you ask? What is going on friend?

  21. Cool site. I love those “divine whispers” of God that guide us and lead us on.

    Russ
    MyJourneyWithGod.com

  22. Thanks, your site will further the Bible Study I am planning for deployed personnel interested in strenghthening their prayer life! Many Blessings!

  23. its really such a relief reading this site.. i gain more confidence and learn more about god and how to pray in the right way. this site have build my strengh and courage to be close to jesus and to spend much time with him and also to thank him for everything that he gave us.i learn that we have to appreciate everything he has for us like dying to wash away our sins. thx and i really hope that i manage to be able to follow his teaching. and i wanna pray to god that i may lead my love one specially my family and my boyfriend to repend and to be close to his teaching. AMEN… GOD BLESS

  24. this site has just caught me when im as a low as i could ever be…

    i wish to thank you all so much, cause otherwise i cud have done something truely awful.

  25. Stella Xavier says:

    I was just googling today and got to see this site. It is amazing the way things have been mentioned about the bible, prayer, union with god and holy spirit. How beautifully praying has been explained in this. Especially the pic explains it all. So good. I wish every person who fails to understand the importance of prayer should go through this site.

  26. Jesus_Iz_Lord says:

    Father I pray for all these souls seeking your face oh God, father please show your self strong, on their behalf. God you and you alone are worthy of all praises, and to you be all the glory in Jesus name, Amen.

    • sandrine says:

      How great is God’s name.HE makes HIMSELF known to those that seek HIM.God please put YOUR hands on the sick,poor,abondend,rejected,widows and the rebelious,answer their prayers,restore their hearts and lead them into the right path oh Father.

  27. Hallow

    I am suffering from unemployment,a certain woman told me that Jesus said I was going to get a job before September but that never happened and then I lost faith,I can’t even pray,I just don’t understand why am I feeling this pain for such a long time while others are blessed even those who do not believe in God or even go to church live a happy life than me,I think God has turned his back on me,I need prayers from other people because he doesn’t answer anything I pray for,even my marriage is affected by this,we need money there is no happiness,my brother needs money for his school fees and I am the only person he has because we have no parents but I cannot help him.

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