Prayer For Christians To Persevere In Troubled Times
Persevere in Fervent Prayer for Donald Trump
This important message was sent for the first time on the eleventh of February 2016 about the prospect of Donald Trump winning the Presidency of the United States and the wider consequences of that for the free and western world.
It was also put on our ICZC and so far received more than 100,000 visitors. May these words be used by God to persevere in prayer for this man hated by satan!
May also the following words from Lana Vawser and from Veronica West (Ignite Ireland Ministry) empower our prayers.
“AN ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THOSE PRAYING FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP”
“I am releasing this vision I had as an encouragement for those who have been praying for President-elect Donald Trump.
There is such a shaking happening in the USA right now, and the division, the riots, the broken relationships, the mourning, grief, trauma, the fear many are feeling has been weighing heavy on my heart.
I feel such a deep cry of the heart of the Father for unity, love, and valuing relationship with and honour of one another above opinions.
Amidst this incredible shaking and division, many prophetic voices and seers have been releasing words on the urgency in the Spirit to cover Donald Trump in prayer and to remain steadfast in intercession for the nation, as the “battle is not over yet.”The invitation from the heart of the Father to come deeper in intercession to see the nation healed. Many have felt an urgency to pray for the protection of Donald Trump and the plans of the enemy to be cancelled in Jesus name and many “calls to prayer” have been released to call the people of God to join together in prayer for him.
That is where this encouragement comes in. I had a vision a few days ago where I saw Donald Trump and the atmosphere around him was so turbulent. It felt WAR all around in the atmosphere.
I watched as the people of God came around him, one after another, after another, after another, until there were THOUSANDS of people surrounding him. They all had their arms outstretched and there were SO MANY covering him that I couldn’t see him anymore. All I could see was a sea of people covering him and it looked a HUGE DOME.
Instantly I was given eyes to see and I could see through the sea of people and I saw Donald Trump under all these hands. The more the people of God prayed, the more as the storm raged around, the lower and lower he got to the ground. He began crouching, and then crouching lower and lower, then kneeling and then lying down.
The sense surrounded me that through this opposition around him and the prayers of God’s people for him, the Lord was doing a deep work of humility and awakening him more and more to his dependence upon the Lord and that there was a pliability about him.
Everything going on was pushing him further and further into the heart of God and his need for Jesus and the wisdom of God.
As the prayers of the saints continued and this deep work of the Holy Spirit was taking place, I saw the wind of the Spirit pick up in greater power and momentum and I saw FOUR words appear over him. The words were VELOCITY, UNSTOPPABLE, UNTOUCHABLE, and VICTORY!! The more the saints prayed and remained in intercession, the more I saw these words being LIT ON FIRE.
I was then surrounded with this incredible sense of the plans and purposes of God to in using Trump and in the USA were going to increase in VELOCITY, they would be UNSTOPPABLE, UNTOUCHABLE and there would be a continual MOMENTUM of victory that would be established in the nation. I was also surrounded with the sense of as God’s people pray, the enemy was being blinded and couldn’t ‘see’ Trump, but just a wall of God’s people standing before him saying “BACK OFF in Jesus name!!!!”I saw specific wisdom being released to Trump by the Spirit of God and advisors around him, it was heavenly wisdom and prophetic insight that was Elisha in 2 Kings 6:12, that the very plans of the enemy that are being “whispered” in secret, would be revealed and passed onto him, that would see the enemy’s plans continually shut down before they could even ‘take ground’.
I then heard the words “Encourage My people, encourage the intercessors that their prayers are having GREAT EFFECT. Keep your eyes UP!!!”? (Lana Vawser)
“GIVE TO ME ON A PLATTER THE HEAD OF TRUMP”
STAY ALERT, STAY VIGILANT FOR THERE IS A BATTLE RAGING!
Last night while praying about the word I got on a ‘Security Breach’, I heard these words, “GIVE TO ME ON A PLATTER THE HEAD OF TRUMP”, I knew instinctively that these were the words of the enemy, God was revealing Satans hand to me, He was making known his evil intentions towards President Elect Donald Trump and the Sons and Daughters of the Most High in this hour and season in the Nation of America.
So I continued to wait, listen and watch carefully for the leading of the Holy Spirit, then suddenly it was quickened to me the Story of King Herod, Herodias, Salome and the Beheading of John the Baptist, then again I heard the same words but this time much clearer, “GIVE TO ME ON A PLATTER THE HEAD OF TRUMP”!
So I remained pressing into the Lord for greater clarity and understanding, suddenly I had a very powerful and very poignant encounter, where I felt I was watching and reliving a moment of biblical history but IN REAL TIME!
It was over the next 2 hours that the Holy Spirit began to unravel this very poignant and moving story about King Herod, Herodias, Salome and the Beheading of John the Baptist! As I listened intently to the Holy Spirit he began to reveal to me many powerful prophetic parallels between what took place in that time in history and what is NOW taking place in this hour and season in America. I was shown many secret meetings that are taking place right now behind closed doors, there are those that are plotting and scheming the demise of Donald Trump, and there are those that desire to see his head upon a platter. The spirit of God showed and revealed to me many of the hidden heart motives and unrighteous agendas of those that are currently in power, I saw the evil and corrupt intentions and actions of many leaders within the Government that are working endlessly and relentlessly even now to overturn the recent Presidential Victory, I was also shown many ungodly alliances that are taking place in this hour with many Leaders from other Nations. But then I heard these words, “FEAR NOT, FOR I HAVE LIFTED UP A STANDARD AGAINST THE WORKS OF THE ENEMY IN THIS NATION, THE POWERS OF DARKNESS SHALL NOT OVERCOME THE POWER OF MY LIGHT AND GLORY, FOR MY KINGDOM IS NOW ADVANCING IN GREATER POWER AND AUTHORITY AND MY ETERNAL PURPOSES ARE BEING ESTABLISHED IN THIS HOUR”!” (Veronica West)
“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much!” James 5:16.
Let us all therefore persevere in fervent prayer for Donald Trump at this time so that the Lord and His purposes also for Israel and our nations will be fulfilled at this time!
~ Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director
International Christian Zionist Center
Newsletter of November 28, 2016.
Republished with the kind permission of Author Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director of International Christian Zionist Center.
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The No. 1 Prayer Request From Persecuted Believers
Those who find themselves in the persecuted church (usually Christians living in the countries highlighted on the World Watch List) have a secret. Although suffering can often come in the form of torture and sorrow, those facing persecution all share the same thread of hope. As a result, you may be surprised to learn what the No. 1 prayer request is among persecuted believers.
Looking in from the outside, we often want to pray for the trials of the persecuted church to cease. We hear about the decisions parents are forced to make to protect their children, or the prison sentences so many serve because of their beliefs. It’s only normal and seemingly right that we would want to pray for the persecution to end.
Yet the reality is that believers in the persecuted church around the world often don’t wish or pray for their trials to end.
The No. 1 request Open Doors receives from persecuted believers is prayer, but they don’t ask us to pray they will be removed from persecution. Time and again, persecuted believers tell us that persecution builds the church and their witness.
In the midst of persecution, they still live out their calling to glorify God.
What Scripture Tells Us About Praying for Persecution’s End
Instead, persecuted believers ask us to pray with them that they will stand strong and witness with faithfulness. This “ask” is straight from Scripture.
Throughout the Bible, we see God’s people and His Church persecuted, but Scripture never tells us to pray for persecution to stop or end. We’re even told that persecution will often accompany us on our journey as believers, with John 16:33 assuring us that “in this world, we will have trouble.”
While Scripture tells us that God lavishly blesses and provides for His people, our idea of blessing differs from God’s perspective (the perspective of the first-century persecuted church leaders).Rather, in His Word God shows us that being blessed and having joy come not through our Western mindset of wealth, success, fame or even leisure–but rather through His presence and eternal salvation.
In Scripture, we see how persecution is transformative:
- We are called to find joy in our trials, knowing what God is able to bring about through it: “We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope” (Rom. 5:3-4).
- Knowing that whatever we face for God and His glory on this earth doesn’t compare to the eternal joy He has in store for us, which helps us persevere: “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (2 Cor. 4:17).
- As we are called to become more and more Christ, facing trials for His Name helps to sanctify us: “To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps” (1 Peter 2:21).
Faithfully Living Within the Tension
After ISIS attacks this summer in Egypt, a field leader shared, “It has never been so clear and so open for the church to share the gospel. God is revealing His love to the people of Egypt.
Pain and agony are seeds—growing up through the soil of our country to produce the fruit of the gospel.
God is using this persecution—that Satan meant for destruction—as the greatest gospel platform in Egypt’s history.”
While we pray against violent attacks the ones ISIS waged against Christians and other religious minorities, we know our God is mighty and big and can use the plots of evil men for His glory and our good. A few real-life examples:
- In Tanzania, Eva’s Muslim parents rejected her when she converted to Christianity at the age of 14. At age 18, she was sentenced to two years in prison for her faith. “If we acknowledge Him,” she shares, “He too will acknowledge us before our Father in Heaven. Do not be afraid to testify before people, even if they are hostile. God fights for His own.”
- In China, Gulnur is a part of the Uyghur ethnic group in Western China, which reportedly experiences the worst persecution in the country. She is a Muslim-background believer, and her husband, Alimijan was imprisoned for his faith in 2009. Gulnur now raises their two boys alone. She shares how she gets through these hard days: “We have joy, real joy, in this difficult situation. It must be joy from the Lord! Otherwise, how could we endure the hardship?”
Praying for Continued Hope
Around the globe, our brothers and sisters are praying to stay strong. And they ask you to join them. Pray that believers, who are living out and dying for their faith, will stand firm in light of their salvation.
At Open Doors, we take seriously the call to pray.
We talk to more than 60 field representatives and partner organizations around the world to give you insight and wisdom to go to the Father and intercede for your brothers and sisters in Christ.
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25 Awesome Christian Perseverance Quotes
Perseverance is a great virtue to have. The Bible has some great quotes about the importance of persevering through any trial or tribulation.
Are you having a hard time enduring through a trial? Check out this list of quotes and verses to encourage you along your way.
My prayer is that one of these quotes or verses speaks to you and provides a spark for you to continue to persevere in your situation. Enjoy these!
Famous Perseverance Quotes
Football is life, it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority– Vince Lombardi
To persevere in one’s duty and be silent, is the best answer to calumny.- George Washington
We must never despair; our situation has been compromising before, and it has changed for the better; so I trust it will again. If difficulties arise, we must put forth new exertion and proportion our efforts to the exigencies of the times.- George WashingtonI am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do- Helen Keller
Genius is divine perseverance. Genius I cannot claim nor even extra brightness but perseverance all can have.- Woodrow Wilson
Bible Quotes About Perseverance
Matthew 10:22 and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Romans 5:3-4 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
Galatians 6:9And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Philippians 1:6And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 4:16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.
Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
James 5:11Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
2 Peter 1:5-7 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
Revelation 2:2 “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.
C.S. Lewis Quotes About Perseverance
God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them.
We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.
Christian Perseverance Quotes
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.– Charles Spurgeon
If you’re running a 26-mile marathon, remember that every mile is run one step at a time. If you are writing a book, do it one page at a time. If you’re trying to master a new language, try it one word at a time. There are 365 days in the average year. Divide any project by 365 and you’ll find that no job is all that intimidating.- Charles Swindoll
Becoming Christ is a long, slow process of growth.- Rick Warren
Many of us harbor hidden low self-esteem. We deem everything and everyone more important that ourselves and think that meeting their needs is more important than eeting our own. But if you run gas, everyone riding with you will be left stranded.- T.D. Jakes
Our motto must continue to be perseverance. And ultimately I trust the Almighty will crown our efforts with success.- William Wilberforce
Battles are fought in our minds every day. When we begin to feel the battle is just too difficult and want to give up, we must choose to resist negative thoughts and be determined to rise above our problems.
We must decide that we’re not going to quit. When we’re bombarded with doubts and fears, we must take a stand and say: “I’ll never give up! God’s on my side.He loves me, and He’s helping me! I’m going to make it!- Joyce Meyer
We are able to persevere only because God works within us, within our free wills. And because God is at work in us, we are certain to persevere. The decrees of God concerning election are immutable. They do not change, because He does not change. All whom He justifies He glorifies. None of the elect has ever been lost.-R.C Sproul
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A Prayer for God’s Help in Times of Trouble
“May your God, who you serve continually, rescue you!” – Daniel 6:16
The Story of Daniel: The Power of Prayer and Faith in Times of Great Trouble
If anyone needed help in time of trouble, it was Daniel. This verse finds him sentenced to a pit of lions for praying to and worshiping God (Daniel 6:13-18).
The administrators set to serve under the current reign of King Darius were bent on removing Daniel from his seat.
Daniel had found favor with King Nebuchadnezzar and King Belshazzar prior to King Darius’ reign through his interpretation of dreams and godly wisdom.
So, they convinced the king to “issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who prays to any god or man during the next thrifty days, except to you, O king, shall be thrown into the lions den” (Daniel 6:7). The king, not realizing that the “royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers and governors have all agreed …”(6:7) did not include Daniel, agreed.
The rest is history. We read in Daniel 6 the infamous story of Daniel’s bravery in the face of his choice to worship the Lord over the law (6: 10).
The king, distraught over the decree he was tricked into issuing (Daniel 6:14), nevertheless sealed Daniel into the lion’s den (v. 17). Unable to eat or sleep (v. 18), the king rushed to the den at dawn.
“Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?” (vv. 19-20)
“My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions,” came Daniel’s reply from the den.
The decree was reversed, requiring all in the land to worship God, and those who had conspired against Daniel were themselves tossed into the lion’s den.
What Daniel’s Story Teaches Us about the Power of Prayer and Faith
When we are pressed up against troubling times, let us look to Daniel’s example of how to gather strength in times of distress. Turning to God for justice and answers was not new territory for Daniel. It was habit. He prayed habitually. He looked to the Lord routinely.
If we establish a daily habit of turning to God in our lives, it’s more ly to be our immediate reaction in times of trouble.
There is no way around spending time with God: we must have a relationship with Him in order to experience His peace. We must spend time in the Word. We must spend time in prayer.Pausing to look at our current situation in the light of His perspective is the essential path to taking hold of His peace.
Christ died to give us full access to our great God. We can look to His Word, look up to Him in prayer, and embrace the power of the Holy Spirit at work within us.
The societal misconception is that we possess the strength to pull ourselves trouble. But if we rely on our own strength, we’ll surely fail. It’s His strength that makes our salvation possible.
Walking with Christ isn’t about striving for perfection, but straining towards submission.
A Prayer You Can Pray for God’s Help in Times of Trouble:
We praise You for Daniel’s life and legacy, that we are able to read and study his life here today. Thank you for the glimpse you give us of his powerfully prophetic life. Thank you for this book of Scripture and how we can see Christ in it.
Daniel, we know Jesus faithfully endured the punishment for obedience to you. But un Daniel, you did not spare him from the “mouth of the lions.
” You let Your Son die a brutal death on the Cross, paying the penalty for our sins, and through his resurrection You’ve given us eternal life and access to Your glory. Oh Lord – thank You!
In every situation in our lives, may we remember that You are sovereign over all. Justice rightfully sits in Your hands, not ours. You are bigger. You are in control. You are omnipotent – all-present in times of trouble. Just Daniel, we can trust You with our lives. It’s Your purpose that puts our feet on earth.
May every trial we go through in this life bring us closer to You. Our prayer today is for our enemies, our conspirators, and our foes. We are all imperfect, and You love us all equally. Help us to leave justice at Your feet, seeking peace and the Spirit’s sensitivity before lifting the gate on our emotions.
Protect our hearts from bitterness and suspicions, comparison and insecurity. Teach us to be confident in You, alone. Right our hearts to place You at the helm. Bless our minds to run to You for solutions to problems that put our backs up against walls. Help us to resist gossip and slander, blame and unnecessary attacks on the character of others.
May the story of Your angel, who shut the mouths of the lions, help us to remember Your power and promise. When we are in trouble, help us to remember the cross. In the direst situation of all, Christ conquered death.
In a quickly crumbling world, let us be shards of light. May we be peacekeepers, and extensions of Your love. We’re not promised this world will be easy or fair, but You guarantee Your presence and Your love. Grant us courage to stick to Your standards. You are good, all the time.
In Jesus’ Name,
This article is part of our larger Prayers resource meant to inspire and encourage your prayer life when you face uncertain times. Visit our most popular prayers if you are wondering how to pray or what to pray. Remember, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us and God knows your heart even if you can't find the words to pray.
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Meg Bucher (Megs) encourages others to seek Him first through her life as a stay-at-home mom, career as a freelance writer, teaching Emoti-moms Weekly Bible Study, and leading the kids worship teams at her local church. She resides in a small, Northern lake town with her husband of ten years, two daughters, and their Golden-doodle. Meg writes about everyday life within the love of Christ on her blog, //sunnyand80.org.
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Christians Pray God Prayer Life , Sample of Term Papers
Introduction Prayer is a universal human experience. There is not a culture in the world that does not have some means of prayer, some way of communicating with the Divine. That is why I have chosen to examine prayer. Prayer is one of the “key beliefs” of Christians.
Prayer illuminates our relationship with God and allows us to express our love for Him, our faith and hope in Him. We have the opportunity to share our concerns, fears, needs and desires with the Almighty. The quality of our prayer life is directly related to the quality of our spiritual life and our knowledge of God.
If we understand the purpose of prayer and it’s components, we are able to strive towards enhancing our prayer life where it becomes rich and fulfilling. When we develop our prayer life, we develop a stronger and deeper relationship with God; our prayers become our point of power.
Definition of Prayer Pray is a means of communicating with God.
Aside from studying the Word of God, prayer is a method used to help us develop a relationship with God and also to know His will for our lives. Prayer is the privilege of speaking and listening to God.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary defines prayer as conversation with God; the intercourse of the soul with God, not in contemplation or meditation, but in direct address to him.
Prayer may be oral or mental, occasional or constant, ejaculatory; or formal.
It is a “beseeching the Lord” (Ex. 32: 11); “pouring out the soul before the Lord” (1 Sam. 1: 15); “praying and crying to heaven” (2 Chr. 32: 20); “seeking unto God and making supplication” (Job 8: 5); “drawing near to God” (Ps.
The Essay on Greece Values People God Life
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73: 28); and “bowing the knees” (Eph. 3: 14)
Components of Prayer There are four components of prayer: worship or praise, confession, thanksgiving and supplication. Praise is an acknowledgement of God’s goodness, greatness, and loving kindness.
After Kin David assembled the building materials for the future temple, he declared, “Yours, O Lord, are the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory and the majesty; yours is the kingdom” (1 Chr 29: 11).
Kind David was praising God. He was acknowledging God’s goodness and greatness because even though he was building a temple to offer to God, he knew that only by God’s greatness is he able. According to Fee and Stuart (1993), “God deserves praise for his greatness and goodness in spite of and in the midst of our misery.
This life holds no certainty of freedom from distress” (p. 205)
Christians pray to confess their sins. Confession might be defined as telling God the truth about oneself. Confession is the process of bringing the darkness of ones faults to the light of God’s forgiveness. “If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened” (Psalm 66: 18).
This means that one must not only confess one’s sins but one most also repent. When the Lord convicts us of sin, we need to own it, confess it, and then believe in God’s willingness to forgive us.
“For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgment” (Psalms 51).This Psalm is David’s prayer to God after Nathan condemns him for killing Uriah the Hittite and then making Uriah’s wife his wife. The Bible tells Christians to give God thanks for everything.
It is very important to thank God when He has answered a prayer. In Deuteronomy 8: 17-18, Moses said, “Do not say to yourself, My power and the might of my own hand have gotten me this wealth. But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth.
” Moses was warning the Israelites not to forget God in Prosperity and that they should thank God for bringing them Egypt. Finally, Christians pray for supplication. There are two types of supplication: petition and intercession. Petition means to ask for our own needs.
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Jesus said, “So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you” (Luke 11: 9).
Jesus was telling his disciples to persevere in prayer and God will give them what they ask. God invites us to ask Him to meet our needs and even our wants. Intercession is asking God for the needs of others.
It is unselfish. “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity” (1 Tim. 2: 1, 2).
This verse tells us that God wants us to pray for others so that all may know God’s will. When we go to God in our prayers of petition or intercession, we have to be confidence in His perspective, His wisdom, His timing, and His Goodness.
“Your will be done.” We can expect the desired answer when we ask in the scope of God’s will. Prayer is not getting God to do our will; it is asking that God’s will be done in our lives.
How to Pray Christians learn to pray through Jesus Christ, who not only teaches us to pray, but also prayed himself. Jesus prayed regularly.Jesus prayed before decisive moments, beginning with his baptism and as he faced his passion and death. He frequently prayed to give thanks.
His prayer was steady, thankful, and confident that God’s will was for his good. Jesus, Christians should pray at all times. “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thes 5: 17).
Prayer should be steady and persevering
Also, true prayer should come from the heart. Praying with a clean heart is vital to successful prayer. In addition, we must have a believing heart if we expect God to answer our prayers. Jesus says, “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer” (Matthew 21: 22), and “According to your faith will it be done to you” (Matthew 9: 29).
The Essay on God’s Purpose for My Life
… be completely sure will require much more prayer and meditation. Whatever God’s plan for my life is I know I will be … the form of daily Bible reading and prayer. I to think God has given me a great mind for physiology and … To truly understand one’s purpose in life he must look at the talents God has given to him in a particular field …
However, we need to accept whatever God’s plan is for us. His answers are always right; His answers are always best.
As stated by Carey (1996), “God will always hear our-prayers of that we can be sure. But his response will not always be in accord with what we want or when we want it” (p. 367).
Also, Jesus prayed to God saying, “Nevertheless, not My will, but Thine, be done” (Luke 22: 42).
According to Barth (1985), “When we do pray, we are to avoid a certain approach. We should not be hypocrites” (p.
We should be sincere and honest. Prayer is a dialogue between two who love each other-God and the individual. Therefore, we should communication with God in the same way we would with any other loved one. “We should not try to use terminology that is uncomfortable to us. We should speak in the language we find comfortable.
The language we use when in conversation with a much loved and trusted friend” (Foster, 1992).
God receives us just as we are and accepts our prayers just as they are. Why should we pray God is omniscient, He knows what we want before we ask, He gives good things before we request them. We do not pray to enlighten God. God’s purpose in prayer is not to make us sit up and beg. He wants us to know Him.Prayer is His method to accomplish that. What changes through prayer is not the “mind” of God. What changes through prayer are we. “By recognizing the source of all of our blessings, our health, our success, our very existence, we bring ourselves to a higher spiritual level because we strengthen our relationship with Him” (Lustiger, 1987).
People often mistakenly believe that they should only pray for the “Big Things” health and life. They don’t want to bother God with small things.
God desires our prayers because He wants to bestow blessings upon us. In addition, God wants us to talk to Him about everything that is going on in our lives, even though He already knows everything.
“You will become a greater partaker of his love, faith, kindness, mercy, holiness and thoughts. You will see more and more answers to prayer; your prayer life will eventually touch all kinds of needs and circumstances all over the world.
You will find yourself in a constant state of change even though at times you feel you are not making any progress at all.
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You will realize more and more that this is perhaps the greatest work that you are doing on this earth, and there comes a sense of satisfaction of being involved in it. The number of blessings for those who pray is practically endless” (Barth, 1985).
In addition, relationship is dependent on communication. Our relationship with God, or anyone, will never grow and develop without communication. Prayer should not be used only as a way of getting what we want from God; a method of solving our problems or having our needs met. The main purpose and the power of prayer are in the relationship between God and man.
Conclusion Prayer is one of the most important beliefs of Christians. Prayer helps us to develop a relationship with God. Pray keeps us connected with God.
Prayer is an intimate communication between an individual and God. There are four basic elements to prayer: worship, thanksgiving, confession and supplication.
When we pray in worship, we are praise God for being a loving, caring and great God.
We pray in thanksgiving to give thanks to God for all the blessings he has bestow on us. We pray to confess our sins to God and to ask for his forgiveness. Finally, we pray when we need or want something for ourselves or for others.
In addition, when we pray, we should follow Jesus’ example by praying at all times and praying for God’s will to be done. Also, we should have faith when we pray. We should also be comfortable and truthful in our communication with God.The meaning and the concept of prayer have not changed. However, I don’t believe we, as Christians, pray as often as we should. Not many of us spend time in prayer. We believe in the power and importance of prayer but just don’t seem to do enough of it.
We don’t pray enough for several reasons. A few of the reasons are as follows: First, we don’t want anything. Too many of us lead satisfied, complacent lives. Other than an occasional problem or two, things go pretty well for us in our comfortable homes and churches.
We have money, houses and quite a few other material things. Why pray a lot when we got basically everything we want Second, we don’t care enough about others.
We say “Good morning” and “Have a nice day” to people at work and at church, and we commiserate with our neighbor about the yard and the weather, but that’s about as far as it goes.
We don’t care enough about others to go beyond bland superficiality, so we don’t pray for them much.
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Third, we are too busy. Whether it is because of our jobs, the kids or our social life, must of us are too busy to take time to pray. Especially since we” have basically everything we want.” In addition, some of us don’t have time to attend Church on Sundays.
How could we neglect one of the most blessed things that God has given to us How is it possible for us as Christians to go for weeks, months and maybe even years without really taking the time for prayer I believe it is because the world system has distorted our thinking.We are more concerned with our jobs, our families or friends and our activities-our own plans, than our spirituality and prayer. However, we need to keep God central in our life.
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