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Prayer is the conversation between the Man and God and we must be in contact with God by the prayer,we can see different typs of the prayer in the track of belivers and which type of the prayers get answered,what are the characteristics of the man considered by the God for hearing and also answering the prayer.By this discussion we can think and implement the essential character to get answer for our prayer in future days to the God
Post by : stiju
2 May 2005
Reply by : lizageorge
3 May 2005 1:00:41 AM
Prayers will be answered if there is no iniquity in our heart - Ps.66/18 Prayer has to be according to the will of God. - 1John 5/14,15 God answers our prayers when we keep His commandments and do things that are pleasing to Him. 1 John 3/22 David's prayers were answered because confessed his sins and humbled himself. Daniel's prayers were answered even at the Beginning of his prayers because he confessed his his sins, his family's sins and the sins of whole assembly of Israel. Ask with faith - James 1/5,6 effectual fervent prayer of righteous men will be answered. James 5/16 Nehemiah's prayer confessing the sins of all and humbling before the Lord. Ezra's prayer. The publicans prayer vs. the pharisees prayer with self righteousness. These are only a few references. When we go through these references we should be able to see where our short comings are. Note: Prayer should not be to change God's will and mind but for the will of God to take place in our lives and to give us the grace to face what God brings towards us. King Hezekiah prayed for the extension of his life time and God answered. The son born to Hezekiah during this extended period brought shame to the Lord's name. So we have to be very careful of what we ask of the Lord and make sure that it is in the will and peasure of the Lord. Hope this brings some change in our prayer lives. God bless.
Reply by : tabithaabraham
29 Jan 2008 1:16:22 PM
wow Liz...that's amazing. Many a times even among believers prayer is seen as a bargaining session with God. We fail to understand that prayer is communion with God. The most important thing is that we see ourselves for who we truly are...sinners, and the only reason we can come to the throne of God is because of His Saving Grace. So we need to confess our sins and acknowledge that it is only by His Grace that we are not consumed.
God intends for us to be victorious in all aspects of life. When we surrender our will to God in prayer and ask for His strength to live daily, our lives will be transformed and our prayers will be effective.
Reply by : johnmiller
30 Jan 2008 12:30:42 PM
If I may I would like to offer you encouragement in your exercises regarding prayer. The idea that women are the "weaker sex" does not find favour in the modern world, certainly not in the west. However God has ordained it thus in his creatorial wisdom. On the other hand the availability of His grace a blessing that can be experienced equally by men and women who have come to Jesus Christ in faith. In fact scripture makes it clear that it is in weakness we find the greatest help through the power of the Holy Spirit of God.
If we think of God's grace as a vast inexhaustible reservoir to which we can go for a continuous supply, this is what prayer actually is. The closer our personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, the easier it is to draw on this supply of divine grace, a supply that is available "twenty-four seven" and that cannot fail.
May you be encouraged and blessed in your exercises. Thank you for this opportunity of sharing these thoughts with you.
Your brother in Christ,
Reply by : firstname.lastname@example.org
18 Feb 2008 11:35:58 AM
23And 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. 24Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Personally, I pray to God when I cannot handle a situation by myself. I don't bother God for all my needs. I can handle few. I can live without satisfying some of my needs. But for example, there are situations that is out of my control. Seems like noone could help me on that matter and I cannot tell anybody my need and I cannot do anything by myself to overcome that situation. In that case I pray to God with a great faith in Him that He will hear my prayers. I have great faith that He will take care of me. It is ONLY HIM could help me and remember me. I pray with that faith. I ask directly to Him. I will go very close to Him and ask Him. ALWAYS he answer my prayer. ALWAYS....I was never left alone without His answer in favor of me. He is always in my side. If He is not in my side I will be somethingelse.
In John 16:24 Jesus is saying, "Untill now you didn't ask anything in MY NAME. Ask. You will receive.
We have to do what God has told us to do. Ask in His name with faith , you will receive what you need.
There is a blogsite maintained to promote prayer awareness. Prayer is seen as having three levels, there is chapter on the Logic of prayer which many believers do not understand. There are several great insights about prayer in that site. visit www.mathewpaul.org and be benefited.
Acts 3:16And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Acts chapter 3 tells how a man lame from his mother's womb was healed by Peter and John. Peter and John are saying that this was happened by the name of Jesus Christ and by the faith in His name. They said to the lame man to rise up and walk in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He walked. He entered the temple by walking, leaping and praising God.
God answer our prayers when we ask in Jesus name. Do you know why? It is in John 14:13-14.
13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.