Never Stop

Romans 8:26 “A similar thing happens when we pray. We are weak and do not know how to pray, so the Spirit steps in and articulates prayers for us with groaning too profound for words.” (Voice)

We began to explore the mysteries of prayer yesterday and the first is, Mysteriously It Seems That God Will Not Act Unless We Pray. How can the creator of the Heavens and the earth be limited to the prayers of a mortal man? Read the rest of this entry

Mysterious

Job 11:7-8 “Can you solve the mysteries of God? Can you discover everything about the Almighty? Such knowledge is higher than the heavens—and who are you? It is deeper than the underworld—what do you know?

We are still contemplating  the subject of prayer. However, over the next few days, we will be looking at the mysteries of prayer. Have you found prayer to be mysterious? I have found prayer to be mysterious. Rev.10:7 “but in the days when the seventh angel is to blow his trumpet, the mystery of God will be fulfilled, as he announced to his servants the prophets.” (NRSV). Read the rest of this entry

Communication

Hosea 14:8 “O Israel, stay away from idols! I am the one who answers your prayers and cares for you. I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from me.”

Today we will be learning about the seven types of prayer. However, today’s devotional is all about being hands-on with the Word. We will list all the types of prayer and you will go and find examples from the Bible and write them in the spaces provided for you. Read the rest of this entry

Agreement

Matt.16:19 “And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.”

Why pray when God has promised? The first reason is, He has promised. The second reason is, prayer is earth giving “permission” to heaven to intervene. Why is this important? Why should earth give heaven permission to intervene? The reason is simple, the only being that has authority on earth is Read the rest of this entry

Why Pray?

Luke 11:9-10 “…keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”

Why do we pray? We pray because God commands us to pray. We pray because prayer empowers us to resist temptation. We pray because we depend on God. We pray because we love Him. We pray because God loves us. Read the rest of this entry

Pray!

Psalm 55:17 “Evening and morning and at noon, I will pray, and cry aloud, and He shall hear my voice.” (NKJV)

Why do we pray? We began to answer this question yesterday and we will pick up today’s devotional from our first point which is, God commands us to pray. The second reason why we pray is Prayer Empowers Us To Resist Temptation. Read the rest of this entry

Starting Point

1 Thess.5:17 “Never stop praying. Make your life a prayer.” (NLT & TPT).

Prayer is so central to the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. The first mention of when men began to call upon God and to pray was in Gen.4:26To Seth also a son was born, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to invoke the name of the Lord.” (NRSV). Read the rest of this entry

The Place

Ps.5:1-3 “O Lord, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I pray to no one but you. Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.”

Prayer is the place of admitting our need. Prayer is the place of adopting humility. Prayer is the place of claiming dependence upon God. Prayer is the practice of God’s presence. Jesus said to His disciples, “when you pray say, Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name….” Read the rest of this entry

The Practice

James 5:17 “Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.” (KJV)

Once we understand prayer and we can stay in the place of prayer, we can look at an Ahab and like Elijah say, ‘There will be no rain except at my word’. You lock the heavens, put the key in your pocket and you go for a stroll. Read the rest of this entry

Prayer

Rom.8:26 “A similar thing happens when we pray. We are weak and do not know how to pray, so the Spirit steps in and articulates prayers for us with groaning too profound for words.” (Voice)

What does prayer mean to you? From my interactions with people, it is pretty clear to me that we all need to understand prayer better. Some people say, what is in prayer? Is it not just to pray to God? However, you will be surprised that most times people are off course because of a lack of Read the rest of this entry