You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘How to Pray’ category.

 

“Praying in faith is not denying that you have problems, but believing that God is BIGGER than your problems.”

~ Dr. Jerry Fowler

 

Rick Warren

“The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured.”

“The Divine Wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it.”

~ Frederick W. Robertson

“Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused.”

~ Charles Spurgeon

“Praying in faith is not denying that you have problems, but believing that God is BIGGER than your problems.”

~ Dr. Jerry Fowler

“Prayer is where the action is.”

~ John Wesley

 

 

 

No man is greater than his prayer life. leonardravenhill

The pastor who is not praying is playing.

The people who are not praying are straying.

We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few prayers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters.

Failing here, we fail everywhere.”

~ Leonard Ravenhill

“We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.”

~ Charles Stanley

A Prayer for Revival

“Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation. I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly. Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.”

Psalm 85:6–9

In 1872, D. L. Moody and Ira Sankey went to England for a series of revival meetings that shook the entire nation. In one service, so many people responded to the invitation that Moody asked them all to sit back down, and explained the Gospel again to make sure they understood the message—even more people responded the second time!
In that church there was an elderly lady who had been confined to her home by illness. When one of her relatives went to the house to tell her about the revival, she opened her purse and pulled out a news story about Moody’s work in America. She said that she had been praying for two years that God would send Moody to her church and usher in a great work of God.
All of the organization, programs, and planning that we do can never take the place of the work of the Spirit of God. He is the One who touches hearts of Christians and unbelievers alike and moves them to action. He is the one who produces conversions and changed lives. And He works in response to the prayers of God’s people.

For the rest of God’s post…

Gary Linton

The Lord’s Prayer

What is typically known as “The Lord’s Prayer” could more accurately be referred to as the “Disciple’s Prayer.” The true Lord’s prayer would more likely be the one in John 17 – Jesus’ high priestly prayer. If we would pray as Jesus taught us in Matthew 6:9-13, what is traditionally known as “The Lord’s Prayer”, it would revolutionize our lives, the church and the world in which we live.

Prayer should be the very heartbeat of the Christian life and of the church. The early church began with prayer preceding the Day of Pentecost. “These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer” (Acts 1:14 NASB). Just prior to the lame man being healed Peter and John were on their way to pray (Acts 3:1). When Peter was locked up in prison “Prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God” (Acts 12:5 NASB). Prayer should be the heartbeat of all we are and do.

The Lord’s Prayer is as follows,

“Pray, then, in this way: Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” (Matthew 6:9-13 NASB)

Let’s take a close look at this very powerful prayer:

I. Pattern of prayer. Jesus begins His instructions on prayer by saying, “Pray, then, in this way” (Matthew 6:9 NASB). Jesus was not teaching us to pray this verbatim. It was not something we are to quote in prayer, as we often see done. This was a pattern for prayer, an outline for the way we pray to be filled in by us. Quoting this prayer as is would take seconds whereas using it as a pattern or outline could become quite lengthy.

I use this in my prayer time. I include myself, my family, Ministrymaker Ministries and all the pastors and ministries associated with Ministrymaker. As I cover each category, I then begin to focus on specifics. In using this as a pattern, my prayer time can last anywhere from minutes to an hour or more.

II. Paternal praying. “Our Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 6:9 NASB). Our prayer is addressed to our Heavenly Father. Jesus said, “In that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you” (John 16:23 NASB). We begin praying to the Father in Jesus’ name.

For the rest of the post…

April 2015
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  

Categories

Pages

Recent Comments

mitzie clarke on The Importance of Corporate Pr…
Helt & Tribbett on An Undivided Heart
mitzie clarke on Prayer is Like Breathing
mitzie clarke on It is Impossible to Prayer Too…
mitzie clarke on Charles Spurgeon: The Church M…
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,243 other followers