Pray with others

Text: Matthew 18:15-20. “Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven,” verse 19. Communal praying is also important. Remember we are gifted differently therefore, tap unto each others’ strength. It is good to have a wonderful prayer of agreement with[…]

Pray privately

Text: Luke 5:12-16 “But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray”, verse 16. While it is good to have people pray for you, it is equally very important to develop private prayer between you and your God. You as a child of God go to your Father directly, not through the “Pastor” as is the trend[…]

Wait on the Lord

Text: Psalm 27:1-14. “Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” verse 14. It is important after you have prayed to God, to give Him time to answer. Look at King David, anointed at the age of 16, but never got the throne until he was thirty years. Waiting on[…]

Pray earnestly

Text: Hebrews 5: 1-10. “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence”, verse 7. As a Christian, many times you will face trials not because you want to suffer but to[…]

Develop a prolonged time of prayer

Text: Deuteronomy 9:13-29. “So I lay prostrate before the LORD for these forty days and forty nights, because the LORD had said he would destroy you”, verse 25. You can have a prolonged time of prayer especially when you are praying for one specific item or area. You may even repeat the same request for several times [see 2[…]

Obedience

Text: Psalm 66:1-20. “If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened”, verse 18. You need to obey the leading of the Holy Spirit so that you repent whatever the Holy Spirit points to as sin. You realize that an effective prayer and holy living go together. Reflect on verse 18, is[…]

Pray with faith

Text: Mark 11:20-25. “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours,” verse 24. Pray with faith and confess positively, (remembering, of course, our lesson from yesterday!). Reflect on verse 24, how is it encouraging you and how are you going to apply it to your[…]

Pray according to God’s will

Text: 1 John 5: 1-15. “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of Him”, verses 14-15. God’s will is that[…]

Pray only through Jesus Christ

Text: 1Timothy 2:1-15. “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” verse 5. By nature we are rebellious and hostile to God. It is only through Jesus Christ, the mediator who connects us to God because we are naturally alienated or estranged from God because of our sinful nature.[…]

Humility

Text: 2 Chronicles 7:11-18. “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land”, verse 14. Humility calls for a broken heart. It calls for dependence on God. You need[…]