God the Father, Creator of all things, is the only one God and his nature is Spirit. In the highest heaven, He knows our lives and can see everyone of our situations. His hand is always outstretched to welcome us. The only thing we have to do is to make a step toward him.
God give us divine grace because he gave birth to Forgiveness within his own divinity. His son Jesus Christ (therefore God himself) is the Forgiveness of the Creator. God forgives our sins. The name of Jesus is extremely important because he’s the signature certifying that you know who God really is. Jesus is the key that unlocks the door of our darkness.
Every prayer is heard by God. We could consider a prayer as a call. In the same way we call policemen or firemen when we are in danger, we can explicitly call God by a prayer. Believing that God does not hear them is wrong. His will for our destiny and the time He chose for every events do not always fit with our waiting. Sometimes, there is also a lake of maturity in our demands.
The more active you are for his kingdom (in prayers and in good deeds), the more you can feel his truthfulness and his blessing. Walking with God, it’s building a great future and the insurance of eternal life.
The blessing of God gradually flow, someone who follows God ought to be patient, persistent and hardworking.
Praying is a good thing and it is logical to know who we pray. For that, the only way to know the person of God is to read the Bible.
THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER
Prayer is the only way humans has to speak to his Creator. The Old and the New Testament relates a lot of prayers that God’s servants did in distressed circumstances:
Moses after that his people committed the grave sin of worshiping the golden calf (Exodus 32:32).
King David- a large part of his psalms are prayers begging God’s forgiveness after having succumbed to the sin of the flesh with Bathsheba (Psalms 51, 38), or prayers of protection against his enemies (Psalms 35, 59).
Elijah prayed earnestly for it should not rain for three years and six months. (James 5:17).
Before his crucifixion, Jesus himself prayed to God the Father to keep Christians from the influence of evil upon the world (John 17:1-26).
This way used by the great men of God is there for everyone of us; and God hears all prayers. (Matthew 7:11)
“What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27
PRAYING FOR OUR OWN PERSONAL NEEDS
If you need health and healing, pray to god and ask elders to pray for you.
The Epistle of Jacques gives great advices for the healing of the sick, it said in Chapter 5:13-16:
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms
Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
If you have any financial problems, you should seek the kingdom of God, be inspired to find a way out, work fervently and as it happened to Joseph, the blessing will come through faith and hardworking.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
PRAYING FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN ORDER TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF EVIL
We can pray freely for any subject with God. Except our personal needs (that will be filled up by walking with God), we can pray to spread the light for a more global impact, for example: asking God to make change in the Creation, for the kingdom of the Lord comes to both children of God and humanity. Let us pray generously for love, health, justice, peace, joy on Earth.
We can also pray for God to wipe out the works of evil. We must remind that the vials full of the wrath is on Earth and only God has the power over these plagues (Revelation 16:9). If each God children pray to him, it will have a great impact, because God can not stay indifferent to all these concordant requests. This is important: only God has the power to change everything. Your prayer will be heard.
COMPOSITION OF A PERSONAL PRAYER
Spontaneity, sincerity and simplicity are the main qualities of a good prayer. A prayer must be the impulse of heart. It could be structured if you prefer doing like that.
1- (Confession): LORD, I call’d you my Father in the name of Jesus Christ…
2- (Prayer for personnal needs): If you have serious personal needs, present your request to God. Otherwise pray for love, peace, justice, health on Earth.
Pray for that the plagues and the curse on Earth be removed.
3- Sincere thanks to God
Ending with the Lord’s Prayer is a good thing. This prayer must be repeated regularly:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours.
Now and for ever.
Why this prayer is so important? Because it was given by Jesus Christ himself and it brings the universal love of God on Earth.
KEY OF SUCCESS
The key is in the name of Jesus Christ and his victory at the cross! As a matter of fact, the evil has been defeated by Jesus. The only thing to do is to have faith in that and to obey his Word.
Pray fervently and regularity…
James 5:17 “Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.”
A good attitude is also to free the prayer once you have expressed it. It is a sign of faith.
We can pray alone. God said in James 5:16 “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
But the power is increased with more people. Then, a spiritual chain has a huge impact.
“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. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20-19
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” John 14:13-14
We pray in the Lord’s prayer “Your Kingdom come…”; However, a christian must be active in this divine project. This light of God could be on our hands and tongue. Acting must be the natural extension of prayer (and of christian doctrine more generally).
What shoud I do?
By word: preaching the gospel of God. Let’s spread the Word of Jesus Christ to those who do not know him. Catch the opportunities to do it without extremism but with smartness and subtlety.
By good deeds: giving, sharing, helping, all that with the name of the Lord and with his Spirit (with love, charity and justice). Each of us is invited to find in which activity he has got facilities (the gifts and talents described by the Bible)…and use it in order to bring something constructive and sustainable for the Kingdom of God.
The will of God is to make us a great and wonderful person and He told us how to do it: by preaching the Word and doing good deeds.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
Keep in mind the two commandments given by God:
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” and “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” and manifest this in our heart and our daily behavior.
You can be worthy and useful!
The best is to begin to act now; the worst is to stand in an unproductive position where no construction is done…nor for God, nor for others and not for ourselves. God is with everyone who works with him.
By now, you can make an prayer to the Lord… feel free to post a prayer on this universal chain of prayer : http://www.soschrist.com/
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God bless you and make your life fructifying!