May 2008

1. The communication system between God and us can be open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. But, it’s our responsibility to keep the two-way line of conversation open by keeping the dial turned to the “on” position.

1 Thessalonians 5:17   Pray without ceasing. 

2.  Harboring the sin of an unforgiving spirit renders our prayers null and void.

Mark 11:25  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. 

Mark 11:26  But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. 

3. The granting of our prayer request, by God, is conditional… if we will, he will.

2 Chronicles 7:14   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. 

4. Want a successful prayer time? – Then offer your prayers up to God on a platter of thanksgiving generously seasoned with a genuine attitude of gratitude!

Colossians 4:2  Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; 

1 Thessalonians 5:18  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

5. A motive check is essential before we seek God’s face in prayer.

-Motive Check-

Prideful or Pure       To Be Heard and Seen of Others or By God Only

Matthew 6:5  And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites 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. 

6.  God knows the voice of His children and has an ear open to respond to their cries of distress.

Psalms 18:6   In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, [even] into his ears.

7. Our most powerful tool is prayer, not plans or programs.

James 5:16b   The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.


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