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PRAY AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT, FOR IT DOES!
PRAY AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT, FOR IT DOES!
“Be STRONG in the Lord and in the Power of His might!” Ephesians 6:10
You gain strength by praying to God. Jesus said, “Men ought ALWAYS to Pray and not to faint!” Luke 18:1
Daily we are in Spiritual Warfare as Paul stated in Ephesians 6:12: “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
God has given us His Name, His Blood, His Word, His Armor, His Faith; we have many spiritual weapons, but one of the Greatest things a Christian can do to stay strong, is to obey Ephesians 6:18: “Praying Always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit!”
Battles are Fought and Won in PRAYER! Things begin to shake when you’re on your knees! “When they had PRAYED the place was Shaken!” Acts4:31
Most people do not know how Powerful Prayer is. It’s God’s way of man connecting with God! Some people use prayer as a crutch or as a spare tire-only when they get in trouble!
Scientists have proven that when a person PRAYS, the power in the brain is altered & changed to a positive level simply by praying. Dark, negative, suicidal thoughts decline as a person prays and if one prays often enough, those thoughts are dominated by a sense of power and well-being.
When you pray you get a glimpse of eternity. Your world becomes larger. It helps to organize the mind. It energizes you. Prayer is a place of refuge where one meets with God. Without prayer, a person becomes a dry thirsty land and opens himself up to depression. Chrysotom said, “The man without prayer is as a city without walls and open to all attacks.” Prayer is a spiritual covering for the mind and heart. In God’s presence there is protection and healing
French Doctor, Dr Alexis Carrell, wrote many years ago: “Prayer is the most powerful form of energy that one can generate. The influence of prayer on the human mind and body is as demonstrable as that of secreting glands. Its results can be measured in terms of increased physical buoyancy, greater intellectual vigor, moral stamina, and a deep understanding of the realities underlying human relationships. As a physician I have seen men after al other therapy has failed, lifted out of disease and melancholy by the effort of prayer. It is the only power in the world that seems to overcome the so-called laws of nature.”
These doctors and scientists are just substantiating what God knew all along! People are the ones that seem to need convincing of the POWERFUL Weapon of Prayer!
Jude 20 says, “Building up yourselves on your most holy faith, PRAYING in the Holy Ghost!”
A praying church is a revival church!
A praying church will have miracles!
A praying church will have major breakthroughs.
Prayer is Power!
Prayer clears the vision, steadies the nerves, defines duty & stiffens the purpose. Prayer gives power, fire, & enthusiasm. It is flesh touching Glory. Prayer is energy.
Prayer can change any situation
Prayer brings lasting results.
The Revival of the last days is going to come through Powerful Prayers!
Prayer is our connection with God
Without prayer we are as a fish out of water gasping for air.
Prayer is your connection to Power Line.
Your spiritual battery runs down without prayer. Plug into the Power source. All across the world at nighttime people plug in their iPhones and iPads. They’re dead, depleted, or low on power.
It’s imperative for us to Plug-in DAILY to our source of Power!
Prayer is frail humanity connecting to Divinity.
God who has all power sends a Holy Ghost charge into your soul & spirit!
Paul faced opposition from many sources but he fought back with the weapon of Prayer.
In Acts 19:15 the demons said, “Jesus I know, Paul I know, but who are you!”
Prayer warriors are known in hell! They have the power to command, take authority and overcome!
HANNAH prayed…received her miracle
JACOB prayed…his name was changed &relationship with his brother was healed
ELIJAH prayed…fire fell from heaven
DANIEL prayed…delivered from jaws of lions
EZRA prayed…revival came
PAUL & SILAS prayed…God sent an earthquake
CORNELIUS prayed until his prayers became a Memorial unto God & God sent an angel.
PRAYER should be our very BREATH.
David said in Ps 55:16-17 “As for me I will call upon God & the Lord shall save me. Evening, morning & at noon will I pray & cry aloud & he shall hear my voice.”
POWER~ Jesus said, “Ye shall receive Power!” How’d they get it? Acts 1:14 “These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication” Prayer unites a church! You can’t pray together and be gossiping about one another because prayer brings a humbleness in your soul. You see the weakness of humanity and the beauty of our Lord!
BOLDNESS~ Acts 4:31, “And when they had prayed the place was shaken and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and spake the Word of God with boldness.” Notice these were disciples that had already received the Holy Ghost. They needed a continual daily infilling with God’s Spirit and they received that through Prayer!
FAITH & CONFIDENCE~ “They marveled and took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus” Acts 4:13. The disciples had NO FEAR of government, persecutions or any opposition.
STAY CONNECTED TO THE POWER SOURCE: THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE WHO HAS ALL POWER. You stay connected through Prayer. And God knows if you pray or not! He has promised to take care of His children-those that revere Him, Call upon Him and seek Him daily.
What you want tomorrow ~you must PRAY TODAY!!! You live tomorrow in
Today’s PRAYERS!! “Ask & ye shall Receive, Seek & ye shall find, Knock & it shall be opened unto you.”Mt7:7
· Daniel PRAYED Today & God Delivered him from the lion’s den Tomorrow!
· Hannah prayed Today & received her TomorrowMiracle9months later
· TODAY Peter put n prison to be kept after Easter “But PRAYER was made without ceasing”Acts12:5~TOMORROW in the nighttime God sent an angel and delivered Peter! Herod was shocked and displeased at this great miracle wrought by prayer!
· TODAY in the beginning Elisha prayed “God give me double Portion,” in reference to Elijah! Elijah had 7 miracles. Prayer wasn’t completely answered until after his death. PRAYERS NEVER DIE!!!
· TOMORROW: When Elisha died he had 13. It looked like God didn’t answer his prayer, but when a dead soldier was hastily thrown on the bones of Elisha, the young man came alive. Miracle#14.
“PRAYER does for your Soul what breathing does for your Body.”
Jesus is still asking: “What, could ye not watch with me one hour?” Matthew 26:40
“Watch & PRAY that ye enter not into temptation!”vs41
PRAYER is MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do! If they stacked free gold in the PRAYER room how many people would be there to receive? Prayers of saints are more precious to God than fine gold, and are stored in golden vials that live on forever, as stated in Revelation 5:8.
“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it”
– Corrie Ten Boom
Daily morning PRAYER brings daily Power
PRAY as if your Life depended on it, for it does! All things by PRAYER! God’s connection to man is the gift of PRAYER! We pray! He hears!