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Pray

31 Jan

In any and every situation…

 

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But Prayer…

27 Nov

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“But prayer…” Acts 12:5

Matthew 4:10, Revelation 12:10, James 4:7, Matthew 4:12.

Beloved,

More and more you realize that you must actively resist Satan.

He comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. He is the accuser of Christians, even though all our sins have been atoned for.

When you were younger, you neglected to challenge Satan’s lies because you were afraid he would get back at you. You now know, however that he has no power except the power you give him to hurt you and others.

By now you know that resisting Satan is part of prayer. “Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

When Jesus was in the wilderness being tested we saw His loyalty to our Lord. He told Satan to get away from Him every time the devil approached.

You need to resist when worrisome or tempting thoughts come. When you command, Begone, go away, unholy thoughts must go immediately. In reality, the devil has no power over you except what he can fool you into thinking he has.

“Worship the Lord your God, and only Him. Serve Him with absolute single-heartedness:” Jesus

In a Nano-second “behold angels came and ministered to Him”

Quotation:

On November 2, of this year I was feeling a bit low (recuperating from surgery). I read the devotion in, Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman and found what I needed to hear.

“Are you in sorrow? Prayer can make your affliction sweet and strengthening. Are you in gladness? Prayer can add to your joy a celestial perfume. Are you in extreme danger from outward or inward enemies? Prayer can set at your right hand an angel whose touch could shatter a millstone into smaller dust than the flour it grinds, and whose glance could lay an army low. What will prayer do for you? I answer: all that God can do for you. “Ask what I shall give thee.” Farrar

“Wrestling prayer can do wonders too,

Bring relief in deepest straits:

Prayer can force a passage through

Iron bars and brazen gates.”

What is the correct way to pray? 

2 Sep

Walking by Faith, Not by Sight

Janet Perez Eckles

 

His Way

 

 

 

September 1, 2017 Reblogged

 

Do I pray too quick? Too long? Not enough words? Too many words? Is my heart in it? What is the correct way to pray?

How much we labor in our prayer time has nothing to do with Labor Day. I just heard a pastor teach about this topic. And admittedly, a few of us squirmed because his words stirred a bit of guilt.  And, goodness, his message elbowed us out of our comfort zone.

“When we ask God for blessings,” he said, “we often repeat mousy petitions.”

Mousy petitions? He explained the prayers we blurt out often carry doubt. We lack the reassurance that God will grant what we ask. They repeat the circumstance, not the victory we can count on. They mention the dark side, and fail to declare the victory that comes in His answer.

And when we ask, we forget to give thanks. We forget to anticipate He will answer. We overlook the mighty way He can exercise His power.

So, what’s the best way to pray? With boldness, with conviction, with authority, with firmness and with holy audacity.

The number of words we use doesn’t matter. Or the flowery expressions either. But, what does matter is the complete faith, the firm authority because of Jesus that makes the difference.

They did for John and Peter. They saw the beggar at the entrance of the temple. “Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk. Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God’” (Acts 3:6-8).

Why did Peter take the man by the hand? Because he was sure he could get up. Because he declared it in the name of Jesus. Because he counted in Jesus’ power at work. Because he was confident Jesus was working through him. And because he knew the man’s crippled legs were no match to Jesus’ healing power.

Father, remove doubt from my prayers. Instead, show me how to pray with conviction, authority, and boldness as I ask in the name of Jesus’ amen.

What level of certainty do your prayers have these days?

Janet

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Source: What is the correct way to pray? ~ Janet Perez Eckles

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