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Just Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible, but with GOD all things are possible.  (Matthew 19:26)  king james versionprayers the Lords prayer, how to pray, prayers answered, why prayer is importantThe Life Changing
POWER OF PRAYER
by:  Pastor Max Solbrekken

"Jesus said: "But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do, for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking." (Matthew 6:7)

power of prayer, Prayers answered? Does God answer prayers. How to pray, why should I pray?THE AWESOME POWER OF PRAYER

prayers the Lords prayer, how to pray, prayers answered, why prayer is important"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Matthew 26:41)

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go."  - Abraham Lincoln

power of prayer, Prayers answered? Does God answer prayers. How to pray, why should I pray?WHY IS PRAYER SO IMPORTANT?

Prayer is the natural outcry from the heart of a human being to his Maker in response to the tug of the Word of God, implanted within the conscience.  

That tug is even stronger in the heart of one who has had a visitation of the Holy Spirit's convicting presence or has heard the gospel message!  The Holy Spirit's call to prayer becomes as natural and desirous as the call for food at mealtime!

"Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocked it shall be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8)

PRAYER IS OUR INNER MAN CRYING OUT FOR FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD

Prayer is our inner man crying out for help, fellowship and spiritual nourishment! It is born out of our need and the assurance that God is there to meet that need and answer our prayer.

PRAYER IS COMMUNING WITH THE LORD

Prayer is talking, listening and communing with our Maker as we enter into the very presence of Almighty God.  It is intimate fellowship on a "one-to-one basis" with God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

WHEN WE PRAY, OUR TOTAL MIND, BODY & SPIRIT BECOMES INVOLVED

Our spirit cries out in response to our needs and those of others, as God plays on our heart strings, encouraging us to share those burdens with Him.

Our minds stagger under the weight of sin, fear, worry and care and our spirits soar both to heights unknown as well as plumb to incomprehensible depths.

We groan in the spirit of intercession or exult in the joy of God, knowing that He is taking control of the situation! And that by our compassion, care and faith people in need are being convicted, strengthened, healed and blessed.

As we weep in travail our eyes redden, our physical strength is taxed and our body becomes weary! Then the Holy Spirit takes over and intercedes through us with groanings that cannot be uttered, and we enter into a new realm as we pray in the Spirit (unknown tongues), as St. Paul did. (1 Corinthians 14:15)

The Divine Paraclete (the Comforter - the One sent alongside to help) helps us as we do not know how we ought to pray. But He comes to our rescue and prays through us to the Father.

The entire Trinity is involved in our fellowship, as we pray to God our Father in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

power of prayer, Prayers answered? Does God answer prayers. How to pray, why should I pray?PRAYER LINKS US TO  ALMIGHTY GOD

Prayer is mankind's most vital link with Almighty LORD God. It is, in fact, entering into His very presence with our requests, petitions and thanksgiving.

The scripture says, He is closer than our hands or feet. It is therefore, not difficult to draw upon His power by reaching out in prayer and touching Him.

WHEN WE PRAY, GOD NOT ONLY LISTENS TO US, BUT GOD SPEAKS TO OUR SPIRITS

When we pray, God not only listens but speaks to our spirits and answers our requests in His own way, according to His divine and gracious will.

The woman with the "issue of blood" touched Him with her faith and received an instant miracle. Jesus turned about in the crowd and asked specifically, "Who touched My clothes"?

Many rubbed shoulders with Him, but one person touched Him by faith. She had said within herself, "If I but touch His garment, I shall be whole." She was made whole, and Jesus declared that her faith had gotten the job done! (Matthew 9:21)

God's Word says: "And it shall come to pass that, before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear." (Isaiah 65:24).

'Prayer is talking, listening and communing with God as we enter into the very presence of the Almighty!'

The 20th Century Bible renders the account this way: Jesus said, "Someone has touched Me". And they said, "Master, the multitudes press Thee and crush Thee". But He answered, "No, someone has made a demand upon My ability".

When we believe and reach out for a miracle, we make a demand upon His ability and draw from His great storehouse of blessing, that which we desire!  Another beautiful aspect, is that the woman received the miracle without Jesus knowing she had a need. The miracle was already accomplished before Jesus was aware of it.

prayers the Lords prayer, how to pray, prayers answered, why prayer is importantPRAYER CAN COMPLETELY CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND OTHER'S LIVES

The Psalmist prayed: "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.  Thou hast heard the desire of the humble." (Psalms 19:14; Psalms 10:17)'

PRAYER NOT ONLY CHANGES THINGS; IT CHANGES LIVES

The easiest way for me to illustrate God's provision for us, is to compare it to a buffet banquet. Many tables, loaded with the best foods sits in the middle of the room and guests help themselves at will. The host simply walks among his friends to see if everyone is getting enough to eat, while the servers keep loading the tables with fresh supplies.

The host is not really concerned whether you make one or three trips to the tables, so long as you get enough to eat. He doesn't watch to see if you take one leg of chicken or two.

AS BELIEVERS, WE HAVE AVAILABLE TO US:  FORGIVENESS, HEALING, BLESSING & PROSPERITY

Forgiveness, healing, blessing and prosperity are all provided for us. We can have all we need! All we have to do, is reach out by faith and make a demand on His ability, by receiving.  Automatically, when we tap into His resources by faith in His finished work on Golgotha, the miracle happens.

power of prayer, Prayers answered? Does God answer prayers. How to pray, why should I pray?PRAYER CHANGE THINGS FOR THE BETTER

Prayer changes things! Many situations have been altered, lives changed and priorities rearranged by spending time in prayer.

Why is this? God answers prayer! God performs miracles! He is real, and communion with Him is a glorious reality! God does answer prayer.

Through prayer and communion with God we can affect the course of this world and change the complexion of society.

Not only does prayer change things but it changes people - the lives of the ones prayed for as well as the persons praying. Thousands of answers to prayer are recorded regularly in the books of heaven, as well as in the remembrances of committed Christians.

Miracles of salvation, healing, preservation, deliverance and prosperity are common occurrences for those who really believe God's Word and appropriate His promises for themselves.

power of prayer, Prayers answered? Does God answer prayers. How to pray, why should I pray?PRAYER CAN CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE AND GIVE YOU A NEW OUTLOOK ON LIFE

A person gets a totally new outlook on life when he spends time in God's presence. His priorities change as well as his desires and goals in life. And his disposition becomes kinder and more caring.

The hymn writer penned these words which have blessed millions down through the years.

"Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer
That calls me from a world of care
And sets me at my Fatherís throne,
Makes all my wants and wishes known.

In seasons of distress and grief,
My soul has often found relief
And oft escaped the tempterís snare, 
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer."

THE TWIN PILLARS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH ARE REPENTANCE & FAITH

St. Paul makes it very clear as to what the twin pillars of the Christian Church are.  The twin pillars of the Christian Church are REPENTANCE and FAITH. St. Paul makes that very plain: "Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." (Acts 20:21)

Writing to new converts he said: "For by grace (God's unmerited favor) are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast". (Ephesians 2:8-9)

YOU MUST HAVE FAITH TO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST AND TO RECEIVE HIM

To believe in Jesus Christ and receive Him into your life is to have faith! Faith is a fact but faith is also an act, because faith requires corresponding action.

The Bible says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

When you have faith in God, you will believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ and dedicate your life in His service! Real faith transforms a person's lifestyle, because faith in God works miracles in people.

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)

power of prayer, Prayers answered? Does God answer prayers. How to pray, why should I pray?HOW DO WE RECEIVE FAITH?

According to the Holy Scriptures, God has given each one of us faith to believe in Jesus Christ, His Son and be saved: "...think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith." (Romans 12:3)

He has placed His Word within our conscience and our spirit which came from God! (Romans 7:22-25)

THE BIBLE WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD CREATES FAITH

The Word of God also creates faith! "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Romans  10:17) God has called us to a life of faith and worship, through Jesus Christ His Son.

The Bible says, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."  (Hebrews 11:1,6)

WHAT IS FAITH ?  FAITH IS 3 VITAL THINGS:

1) Coming to God with our needs. 
2) Believing that God exists and that He is Who the Bible says He is. 
3) Expecting a miracle (an answer) when you pray

'Faith in the Father & faith in the Son
Faith in the Holy Ghost, three in the One
Demons will tremble & sinners awake
Faith in Christ Jesus will anything shake!'

Faith is also a gift as well as a fruit of the Holy Spirit! "To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;" (1 Corinthians 12:9)

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS LOVE, JOY, PEACE, LONGSUFFERING, GENTLENESS, GOODNESS & FAITH

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith," (Galatians 5:22)

power of prayer, Prayers answered? Does God answer prayers. How to pray, why should I pray?GOD CALLS US TO SEPARATION

What does it mean when you say, "God calls us to separation"?

When we accept Jesus Christ as our LORD, to serve and live for Him, the LORD God sets us apart from non-believers through the divine process of redemption and the infilling of the Holy Spirit.

But God requires that we must separate ourselves totally and completely unto Him, in order that His miraculous provisions will work within us.

Jesus calls us to righteous, holy and pure living! The Bible says, "But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conduct."  (1 Peter 1:15)

WHAT IS SANCTIFICATION?

Sanctification is the process by which believers are set apart for God and His service, to be made holy and purified from sin by His gifts and graces and our determined will to do that which is right.

We cannot do this in our own power. The Scripture says, "But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, Who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption." (1 Corinthians 1:30)

St. Paul admonished, "For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor."

"For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness." (1 Thessalonians 4:3, 4, 7)

GOD DESIRES HIS PEOPLE TO LEAD PURE,  WHOLESOME LIVES - COMPLETELY SEPARATE FROM EVIL

The Bible clearly states that God desire His people to lead pure, wholesome lives - not like the pagan.  We must be separated from evil completely.  We must be separated from the evil practices of lying, witchcraft, hatred, gambling, idolatry, sodomy and adultery.  The Bible which is the Word of God teaches purity of though, word and deed.

power of prayer, Prayers answered? Does God answer prayers. How to pray, why should I pray?WHEREFORE COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, AND BE YE SEPARATE, SAITH THE LORD

St. Paul declared, "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you."  (2 Corinthians 6:17)

GOD PROMISES TO BE OUR FATHER, IF WE BELIEVE HIS WORD AND LIVE BY IT

In His dealings with Israel ~ the Children of Israel, He demanded that they separate themselves from idols and the pagan practices of the heathen!

"But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils."  (1 Corinthians 10:20-21)

As Christians, we are followers of Jesus Christ and must not try to drag Him down to the filth in which the ungodly live, but allow Him to lift us to the place of purity and wholeness which He exemplifies.

JESUS CHRIST SAVES US FROM SINS - NOT TO LIVE IN OUR SINS

The Bible says, "If a man therefore purge himself from these (carnal, sinful & dishonorable pursuits) he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the Master's use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart."  (2 Timothy  2:21-22)

Again God's Word states, "Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God." (2 Corinthians  7:1)

prayers the Lords prayer, how to pray, prayers answered, why prayer is importantTHE CALL TO DEDICATION

The word dedicate means to "set apart and consecrate to a divine being. To give wholly or earnestly to a patron, friend or purpose."   It is in this sense I now use this word. We should be willing to give ourselves wholly and earnestly unto the cause of righteousness, loving God and our fellowman!

THE BIBLE MAKES IT CLEAR THAT IF WE DO CERTAIN THINGS, GOD WILL BLESS AND PROSPER US

The Bible does not compromise. It is clear in its teachings that if we do certain things, God will bless and prosper us! And if we do not, there will be no blessing.

Here is His clarion call to dedication:

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Romans 12:1-2)

This stern admonition was sent to former pagans, who had converted to Christ. St. Paul demanded that they break from evil, lustful and perverted deeds and live in purity as Christians!

There is no such thing as a Christian thief, a Christian liar, a Christian drunkard, a Christian drug addict, a Christian homosexual or a Christian fornicator.

When Christ comes into our hearts, the Holy Spirit does a work in us whereby we are liberated from the lusts and perversions of this wicked old world.

He admonishes Timothy and all of us: "but thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses."

"I give thee charge in the sight of God, Who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, Who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:" (1 Timothy 6:11-14)

It is certainly a slap in our face, when Muslims and other non-Christians reject Christianity because of the lewd way in which our so-called Christian society conducts itself.

I hasten to say that the rock and roll music, loose living, pornography, abortion, alcoholism and perversion, which is so prevalent in our society, is in no way Christian! On the contrary, it is anathema!

It is sad to hear Muslim leaders saying that they do not want their people contaminated with "the abominable practices of sodomy, pornography, drug abuse, obscene rock & roll music and alcoholism, which are rife in Western Christian culture!"

power of prayer, Prayers answered? Does God answer prayers. How to pray, why should I pray?GOD CALLS US TO ABSTAIN FROM ALL APPEARANCES OF EVIL

The Bible says, "Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul: Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation." (1 Peter 2:11-12)

We are instructed, "Abstain from all appearance of evil." (1 Thessalonians 5:22)

MAY JESUS CHRIST ALWAYS BE OUR  EXAMPLE, HE WAS PERFECT IN ALL RESPECTS

May Jesus Christ always be our example. He was perfect in all respects - SINLESS in deity and humanity - yet was obedient to the cross, suffering for our sin and shame, so that He could save us and bring us to God!

The Bible says, "Looking unto JESUS the author and finisher of our faith; Who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."  (Hebrews 12:2)

Jesus, "...being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross". (Philippians 2:6-8)

St. Paul was totally dedicated: "I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."  (Romans 1:14-16)

prayers the Lords prayer, how to pray, prayers answered, why prayer is importantTHE CALL TO CONSECRATION

Consecration is the act of obedience, when we privately and publicly make a statement that we have given ourselves in dedication for God's service!

In like manner, as we consecrate a church building or musical instruments to Go''s service, so we consecrate our bodies, talents and riches unto the cause of Christ and His Church!

CHRIST IS CALLING US TO CONSECRATE OURSELVES TO RIGHTEOUS LIVING AND EVANGELISM

Christ is calling us to give ourselves wholeheartedly to His cause. To CONSECRATE OURSELVES unto a life of righteous living and evangelism!  He is looking for those who will be totally committed to His gospel, so that His light may shine in this ungodly world.

The Bible says, "...let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us." (Hebrews 12:1)

What does that mean to the liar, thief, adulterer, homosexual or gambler? Pure and simple - STOP DOING THOSE THINGS AND BEGIN LIVING PURE LIVES

Jesus said, "Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up the cross, and follow Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it."  (Mark 8:35-36)

OUR LORD REQUIRES A FULL COMMITMENT FROM US

Our Lord requires a full commitment and consecration from us, for Him to trust us with His authority, gifts and power! He does not want to be the "fifth wheel" of our existence or a "fire-insurance policy" kept in a safety deposit box.

prayers the Lords prayer, how to pray, prayers answered, why prayer is importantGOD MUST COME FIRST IN OUR LIVES

He must take center stage in our lives so that our lifestyle will be pleasing in His sight, and effective in our relationship to others!

Jesus, Who is our grand example, "set His face" to go to Jerusalem where He knew He would die upon a rugged cross and become "a curse for us", in order to purchase our salvation! (Galatians 3:13)

St. Paul said, "What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? For I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the Name of the Lord Jesus."  (Acts 21:13)

Again he stated, "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."  (2 Timothy  4:6,7)

The great apostle was totally dedicated to Jesus Christ. His life was consecrated to His Gospel!

Martin Luther emphasized: "I live as though Jesus Christ was crucified yesterday, arose today & is coming again tomorrow."

The great leader of the Protestant Reformation was consumed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and that is why God used him so mightily to bring back the simplicity, truth, purity & power of Christ's Gospel to a corrupt, idolatrous and backslidden Church!

This is the commendation given by the leaders of the Primitive Church regarding the preachers they sent out: "These are men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."  (Acts 15:26)

WE CAN CONSECRATE OURSELVES TO GO BY LIVING A 'DISCIPLINE CHRISTIAN LIFE'

A proper way to consecrate ourselves to God is through a 'Disciplined Christian Life'! Fasting & prayer is a good way to humble ourselves before God and to become consecrated wholly to God and His Kingdom!

power of prayer, Prayers answered? Does God answer prayers. How to pray, why should I pray?GOD CALLS US TO SERVICE

Jesus declared, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."  (Mark 16:15)

The paramount duty of the Christian is to communicate the gospel to our fellowmen by our chaste lifestyles, honesty, compassion and wholesome outlook.  We are "saved to serve"!

JESUS SAID, "THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART"

Jesus said, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."  (Matthew 22:37-40)

The only road to true happiness is going God's way, walking the Gospel road, by loving God and loving our neighbors as ourselves!

Let us always follow the Golden Rule:

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."  (Luke 6:31)

TRUE BELIEVERS OF CHRIST ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SPIRITUAL, EMOTIONAL & PHYSICAL NEEDS OF OTHER

Born again Christians automatically seek the "high road of life" after an encounter with 'Jesus Christ'. We are concerned about the needs of others, spiritual, emotional and physical, because our lives have been changed: "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."  (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Angelic beings brought the message of Christ's victory to the disciples, at the empty tomb on that first resurrection morning. They said, "Come and see the place where our Lord lay, and go and tell His disciples..." (Matthew 28:6, 7)

It is incumbent upon all Christians to experience God's blessings through Christ, and then to "go and tell" others the good news that there is hope for our nation and our world!

AND THAT HOPE LIES ONLY IN THE PROCLAMATION AND RECEPTION OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!

The Bible says, "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." (Matthew 24:14)

WE ARE TO BE THE HANDS AND FEET OF CHRIST OUR LORD

Christ has no hands but our hands, to do His work of preaching and spreading His Gospel to the ends of the earth. Let us be about our Father's business!

Christ is calling us all to communicate, share, spread, dispense, articulate and live His Gospel before this wicked world, so that many more will be saved before it is too late.

This also includes paying our tithes and giving offerings to God's work. Let us remember the words of our Lord Jesus: "It is more blessed to give than to receive." (Acts 20:35)

prayers the Lords prayer, how to pray, prayers answered, why prayer is importantGOD'S WORD SAYS, "GIVE, AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU"

He also stated: "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again."  (Luke 6:38)

Sir Winston Churchill said, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give". My question to us all is: Are we doing our share to spread the Gospel through our giving?

Or are we guilty of spending too much time & money pampering ourselves when multitudes are going to a 'Christless Eternity' because NO ONE HAS SHARED THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST WITH THEM?

William Penn stated: "If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to my fellow human being, let me do it now, and not deter nor neglect it. I shall not pass this way again."

Francis of Assisi said, "Preach the gospel everyday and if you must - use words...It is in giving oneself, one receives; it is in forgetting oneself, that one is found; it is in pardoning, that one obtains pardon". He taught his students that there is no point in, "walking somewhere to preach, unless you can preach while you are walking"!

SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Jesus said, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33)

The Bible instructs: "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every d man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness an fear:" (1 Peter 3:15)

"Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life." (1 Timothy 6:17-19)

God loves you, my friend. He has purchased your total salvation through the death of His Son Jesus Christ Who paid for our sins with His pure and perfect blood!

The Bible declares that He not only died for our sins on the cross, but arose from the dead for our justification! (Romans 4:25)

Here is our Lordís invitation to you: "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."  (Matthew 11:28)


prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Bible Scriptures verses on prayer
Power of prayer, the Lord's Prayer, prayers answered
 (King James Version)

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?1 Thessalonians 5:17 - (kjv) - Pray without ceasing.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Mark 11:24  - (kjv) - Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them].

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Philippians 4:6  - (kjv) - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Ephesians 6:18 - (kjv) - Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?James 5:16 - (kjv) - 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.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Romans 8:26  - (kjv) - Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?John 15:7  - (kjv) - If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Matthew 21:22 - (kjv) - And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?1 John 5:14-15  - (kjv) - And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:  and if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Matthew 6:5  - (kjv) - 5) And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hyprocrites [are]: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.  Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Matthew 6:6 - (kjv) - But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Matthew 6:7 - (kjv) - But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Matthew 6:8-13  - (kjv) - After this manner therefore pray ye:  Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Colossians 4:2  - (kjv) - Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Psalms 55:17 - (kjv) - Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Psalms 118:5  - (kjv) - I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, [and set me] in a large place.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Matthew 18:19  - (kjv) - 5) - 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.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Hebrews 4:16 - (kjv) - Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Matthew 26:39 - (kjv) - And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou [wilt].

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Mathew 6:8-13  - (kjv) - After this manner therefore pray ye:  Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Isaiah 55:6  - (kjv) - Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Psalms 127:13 - (kjv) - Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?2 Chronicles 7:14  - (kjv) - If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Matthew 7:7  - (kjv) - 5) - Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Psalms 88:13 - (kjv) - But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Psalms 55:16 - (kjv) - As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Joshua 1:8  - (kjv) - This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?1 Thessalonians 5:18   - (kjv) - In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?1 Timothy 2:8  - (kjv) - 5) - I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?James 4:10 - (kjv) - Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Luke 6:12 - (kjv) - And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Acts 7:34  - (kjv) - I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groanings, and am come down to deliver them.  And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Jonah 2:1  - (kjv) - Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Proverbs 15:8  - (kjv) - 5) - The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Psalms 9:20 - (kjv) - Put them in fear, O LORD: [that] the nations may know themselves [to be but] men.  Selah.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?James 4:8 - (kjv) - Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.  Cleanse [your] hands, [ye] sinners; and purify [your] hearts, [ye] double minded.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?John 17:1-26  - (kjv) - 5) - These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Acts 1:14 - (kjv) - These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?2 Corinthians 12:8 - (kjv) - For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?John 16:24 - (kjv) - Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?James 5:17 - (kjv) - 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.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Romans 8:26-27  - (kjv) - Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Acts 9:40 - (kjv) - But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning [him] to the body said, Tabitha, arise.  And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Exodus 14:15 - (kjv) - And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?James 4:2  - (kjv) - Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Hebrews 11:6  - (kjv) - But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Ephesians 3:20  - (kjv) - Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?John 16:23  - (kjv) - 5) - And in that day ye shall ask me nothing, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give [it] you.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Mark 9:29 - (kjv) - And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Matthew 26:36 - (kjv) - Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Psalms 40:1 - (kjv) - (To the chief Musician, a Psalm of David.)  I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Psalms 22:2 - (kjv) - O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; ;and in the night season, and am not silent.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?2 Kings 20:11  - (kjv) - And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Daniel 9:3  - (kjv) - And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?1 Samuel 1:10  - (kjv) - And she [was] in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Matthew 5:44  - (kjv) - 5) - But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Matthew 7:7-9  - (kjv) - Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Matthew 14:23 - (kjv) - And when he had sent the multitude away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Judges 16:28 - (kjv) - And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Romans 15:13 - (kjv) - Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Romans 12:12  - (kjv) - Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Romans 10:13  - (kjv) - 5) - For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Acts 2:42  - (kjv) - And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?John 16:26 - (kjv) - At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?John 15:16 - (kjv) - And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?John 9:31  - (kjv) - Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, for he heareth.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?John 4:24 - (kjv) - God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?John 4:23 - (kjv) - But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Luke 18:1  - (kjv) - And he spake a parable unto them {to this end], that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Luke 11:1  - (kjv) - 5) - And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Mark 13:33  - (kjv) - Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Mark 11:25 - (kjv) - And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Mark 1:35 - (kjv) - And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Jhn 9:31  - (kjv) - Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, for he heareth.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Matthew 18:20 - (kjv) - For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Psalms 4:1 - (kjv) - (To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.)  Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness:  thou hast enlarged me {when I was} in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

prayers, the power of prayer, does God answer prayers? why is prayer so important?Ephesians 6:18 - (kjv) - Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;


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