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Praying the Apostolic Prayers

Praying the Apostolic Prayers These portions of the Bible are listed here to help us.  The Holy Spirit inspired Jesus and the apostles to pray these prayers.  Therefore, let's join them and agree with God.  I find that praying the Bible is an excellent addition to my regular spontaneous prayers for my family, friends, the nation and the world. 1.   Prayer for revelation of Jesus' beauty and the Bride's destiny for transforming our heart. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Eph 1:17-19 2. Prayer for the release of supernatural strength in the heart unto experiencing God's emotions . I pray that out of his glorious ri

Hinderances to Prayer

Sometimes we feel as if our prayers just bounce off the ceiling and are not breaking through. There can be many reasons that cause our prayer life to be stale and ineffective. Below, I have listed few of them. It will be different for everyone, there are no formulas here. Just get before God and allow the Holy Spirit to show you other things that may also be hindering your prayer life. 1. Conscious unconfessed sins (Ps.66:18; Is.59:1-2) "If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened..." (Ps.66:18). "Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save nor His ear too dull to hear. But* *your iniquities have separated you from your God, your sins have hidden His face from you so that He will not hear" (Is.59:1-2). 2. Idolatry - occult involvement (Ez.14:3) "Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and put wicked stumbling* *blocks before their faces. Should I let them enquire of Me at all?"

Prayer Encouragement

What is prayer? Prayer is communication between The Heavenly Father and His children.  In one sense, that is all there is to it.  When prayer seems difficult, and we feel unworthy of asking the Almighty Creator God to answer our seemingly mundane requests, we would do well to remember that most Fathers want to talk with their children; and most parents will tell you that communication is very important. With God, however, prayer is not limited by words only but it is a touching of our spirit, with the Holy Spirit of God, that leads us into relationship with the Father.  This means that we don't need to put everything into words, but can simply open our hearts,thoughts, and emotions to our Father God. But how can this be, you might ask?   Why would God allow himself to be pestered by millions of prayer requests from us? The answer is that prayer is a gift.   God has given each and every one of us the opportunity to address Him directly. Moreover, not only is prayer a gift in itsel

Listen, Get to Know His Voice

John 10:27 says,  " My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me" Get to know the voice of God, He talks as often as you need Him.  I cannot explain to you my wife's voice, you would have to get to know her, by spending time with her.  God talks more than anyone you will ever meet.  I cannot explain the voice of my Heavenly Father.  To get to know His voice, you would have to spend time with Him.  Unless you recognize the voice of the Spirit, obedience is impossible.

Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice

1 Samuel 15:22 (New Living Translation). 22 But Samuel replied, "What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Obedience is far better than sacrifice. Listening to him is much better than offering the fat of rams        Obedience is the key, we need to worship and experience the love of the Father, and the fellowship of Holy Spirit and although we think worship as being the most important in our devotion to the Lord.  We bring Him the sacrifice of praise and worship to show Him we love Him.  Jesus himself declared in John 14:15 "If you love Me, keep My commandments".         We need to carry ourselves with an obedient mind set, learn to obey God quickly.  It starts the moment we wake up.  Even the prophet Samuel knew how important obedience was.  From the time he was a young boy he learned "Speak Lord for your servant is listening."  How we could learn from this attitude of expectation.  Expect God

Face to Face

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, behold ing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. This verse seems to have such deep meaning. All throughout the bible it refers to the glory of God. And over and over again it says that Jesus is the glory of the Father. Jesus Himself said that no one has seen the Father at any time. Yet He also said that if we see Him, we are seeing the Father. So what we are beholding is Jesus, Who is a mirror image of the Father whom no one has seen except the Son. And we are being transformed from glory to glory into the image of Jesus. If you read Ezekial 1, Ezekial has a vision of the Lord. Verse 1-28 descibe the unbelievable and magestic appearance of the Lord. Then at the end, in verse 28, he says "...This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord." If you read this chapter and then flip to Revelation 4

By Grace we Stand

It is not enough to walk this life resting in the mercy of the Father that His grace provides through His precious blood. How can we any longer live in the mercy of such a grace without also standing in the strength that also equally lies within that grace. Or did He not say, "My grace is sufficient and My strength is made perfect in your weakness"? He is calling us to a deeper level of intimacy and fellowship not with this world which is passing away, but with the eternal hosts of the heavens and with Himself. He is calling us deeper and deeper into His arms and into His presence. His holy and majestic and glorious presence in which no flesh can stand and yet not be changed. I like many other I would assume have stood too long in the midst of our excuses for our sin and disobedience, while still pondering why the power of the cross is not more readily apparent in our lives. Though it is true that by grace we are saved through faith, it is also true that He requi