Praying and Praying?
Psalms 122:6 - Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
In the beginning I would admire people who would make long prayers. I would wonder how they could pray for hours not stop.
We also have ministries which concentrate only on prayer, everyday gathering together praying for hours.
As I grew in Spirit and Truth and these same people I look at and I feel sad for them. I say the same thing what the Lord will say when He comes, 'Where is your faith?'
Prayer is connected to faith, the more the faith the shorter the prayer. Since most of us lack faith therefore we are praying and praying and praying. After long, long praying we get some drops from Heaven and we feel glad.
We should spend time as much with the Lord as much as we can, not just asking and asking that too the same thing again and again. This happens only because we do not know God or His Word. Our time should be to worship God and to experience His glory. That's the reason Jesus spend time in the gardens and on mountain tops, worshiping His Father.
If I sit today and spend the rest of my life praying for peace in this world, I am a fool. In the Bible the events to come (the calamities) are already written and my praying will not change it. What is written no one can change, not even God Himself will do that.
But today instead of praying for peace for the world, I pray for peace for and among God's people, YES, that will happen. This does not go against the Word; in fact God wants us to do that regularly, pray for his people - Jerusalem.
Let your prayers be short and sweet, but let them be loaded with faith. Make sure they are according to God's desire and be sure to receive it.
There are many time God does not answer because He has give us over our situations and instead of using that authority we keep going back to Him pleading. Like He told Moses He will tell us, 'Why do you come crying to Me? Use the authority which you have received through Jesus Christ'.
Praying the right, effective prayers will not only bless others it will also bless you.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, You are Almighty God. Everything is possible for You. There is no part of creation which is not in your control. Satan has no power against You. You can crush Him in seconds, but in your Wisdom and plan You have left him for the Son of Man to crush him. Lord your people suffer for the lack of knowledge. Your mercy and grace is all that overcome your anger. We tap into the grace made available through Lord Jesus Christ and we pray for your people. Lord let your glory come on your people, deliver them like You delivered Israel out of Egypt. Let the world see your Hand on your people...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
13 And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.
14 "The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace."
15 And the LORD said to Moses, "Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward.
16 "But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.
5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
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