Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Power of Prayer
Power of Prayer
We were privileged to have
Laurie as a guest teacher at our Bible Study.I took notes and present an edited lesson she taught at Open Door Church.
Prayer produces energy, and
even our thoughts are powerful.Jesus
was full of compassion as He ministered, and compassion also generates
miracles.When our praying is full of
compassion, and heartfelt, we can expect the impossible to happen.
Prayer reaches out and
touches our friends and families, as we touch our Father God.
A Prayer of agreement is a spiritual blending
of our souls with God, his son Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Praise and worship: Our prayers glorify God, as we find in Psalms 62:1-2“My soul glorifies God and He is my rock and
We read the entire 45th Psalm for it is a hymn of praise.
Prayer can be Meditation,
as we enter into the throne room and quietly rest in His presence.We wait and think about God and his Mercy and
Grace; then we wait for His response.
As we begin to learn how to
pray, we may start by reading a prayer from a prayer book, or reciting a pray
we have committed to memory.Children
love the night time prayer, “Now I lay me down to sleep.”
How do we
pray?Some pray differently than
others.We should pray as you would talk
to a friend.
Jesus taught us an
example how to pray in Matthew 6:7-15
God as our Father
He is in heaven
Him for He is Holy
His kingdom is coming to earth
will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.(Let God be God and abide in Him)
for your daily food and needs
Ask forgiveness as we search our hearts for hidden sin.
willing to forgive those who sin against us.
us from falling into temptation.
to God’s guidance and protection,
thine is the Kingdom, and the Power and the glory for ever.
prayer begins and ends with Praise to God Almighty.
can assist us in our prayers:
4:6 Do not be anxious but trust,
6:6 Enter into your closet (find a quiet place to pray.)
11:9Ask, Seek, Knock.
5:16Confess your faults to one another
and pray for each other.
Timothy 2:8 Pray everywhere and don’t be ashamed to lift your hands.
We don’t always
understand the Ways of God.He is kind
and loving, but He can also be angry with the wicked.
All of us have
issues in our life.Some think it is God
sending trouble our way.We think God
has forsaken us and turned him back, because we find our self in a dark place
and it seems there is no way out.It is
important for our attitude be one to never give up HOPE.
What does God
need to do to get across to us that He is in control, and His will is being
done.God does remove some people from
our lives, and brings others in.
Jesus had a life
of prayer.He often found a desert
place, a mountain, or a garden in which to pray.Prior to the cross He prayed in great agony
that this cup would be taken from him, but he cried, “Not my will but thine be
Let us take the
example of Jesus and pray often. Find a quiet place and practice praise,
request, repentance, and assurance that He is in control.