Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
Our Tuesday's message focus was Fasting, but today's I was led by the Holy Spirit to refocus on prayer because we have discussed prayer in earlier sessions. Prayer is our communication with God whether we are praising Him, asking Him for something or simply listening to Him. Prayer is a phenomenon that has been a part of man's life since the beginning of time and will remain so as man feel the need to communicate with his God.
There is power in prayer and one must believe in his or her prayers. This is because faith is the key to answered prayers. Just a little faith the size of a mustard seed we can and will accomplish much through prayer. I have often heard when you pray don't worry and if you worry don't pray, because when you worry after praying is exhibiting a lack of faith in what we have prayed for. Remember, God is all powerful, He is everywhere, and can do anything but fail; therefore, pray in faith knowing that He hears while believing that He will answer. We are encouraged to have an active prayer life; in doing so we establish a closer walk with God thereby establishing an intimate relationship with Him.
We have the ACTS of prayer and they are Adoration, which is offering praises to God and adoring Him for who He is and His wonder working powers. Confession is confessing one's sins while asking for forgiveness. Then there is the Thanksgiving of prayer which is thanking God for all that He has done and continues to do in our lives as His goodness continues for generations to come. There is the Supplication of prayer which is petitioning God for self or others. Lastly, we have specialty prayers which are making a special request to God for self or someone else. Regardless of the reason, have faith.
Prayer is a powerful weapon in any situation. Use your weapon in faith.
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