Category Archives: Prayer

Intercede For Us

In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; Romans 8:26

What to say to God? Sometimes when we are praying, we can’t find the words to express the sorrow or maybe joy we are feeling. But the Holy Spirit, that dwells in us, will intercede for us to express our feelings to the Father God.

We often here people say I don’t know how to pray or I don’t know what to say to God. We need to remember that God searches our hearts and minds (Jeremiah 17:10) He knows your inner feeling even when we can’t express them. He knows the pain and sorrow we have endured, don’t ever hesitate to pray to the Father, the Holy Spirit will intercede for you and give you the words to speak

“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; John 14:16

God said he would never leave or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6) and he hasn’t. The Holy Spirit has been sent to live with us forever, to be our Comforter, Helper , and Advocate. Let the Holy Spirit guide you to speak to our Father.

Whatever your feeling, whether it be sorrow, joy, anxiety, or hope, always pray to your Heavenly Father in Jesus Name Amen!

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Rebuke Evil

Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,saying, “What business do we have with each other, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are– the Holy One of God!” Mark 1:23-24

Jesus entered the synagogue (Jewish place of worship) and there was a man possessed with a demons. Make note of this, we don’t usually think of demons being active in holy places such as churches, however as we see, demons are everywhere!

However the demons immediately recognize who Jesus is, “The Holy One of God” and they trembled as they said “Have you come to destroy us?” Even these demons recognizes the power and position of our Lord Jesus Christ, do you understand who Jesus is?

And Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!”  Throwing him into convulsions, the unclean spirit cried out with a loud voice and came out of him. Mark 1:25-26

Jesus had no fear of these demons or their evil and rebuked them immediately. And at his command they were cast out, understand the power that we poses through Jesus Christ. As you walk through the valley of death, we can Fear No Evil (Psalm 23)because we are victorious through Jesus Christ!

Whatever evil Satan and his demons are tormenting you with today, don’t fear them, REBUKE them in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Amen!

Pray Without Ceasing

And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; Luke 11:5

We all heard the phrase “Pray without Ceasing” and that’s exactly what Jesus is trying to teach us here in this parable. Imagine you go to your neighbors or friends house and start banging on their door at midnight, what reaction do you think they will have? It better be an urgent request.

But you knock on that door because you know, you can trust them and eventually they will help and answer you.

And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. Luke 11:7

Sometimes it feels like God is far away or that he’s not answering. The question is do we stay at the door and keep knocking? Or do you quickly go away because you don’t believe God will answer? When we develop a strong relationship with our Father, we know he will not fail us

I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. Luke 11:8

The key is to “Pray without Ceasing” , keep asking God , keep knocking on the door, and he will answer us. I think Jesus uses a great parable here to teach us how we need to keep praying and also don’t be afraid to call on our Father at any hour in Jesus Name AMen

Works of God

And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? John 9:2

Many times in life when something goes wrong or were faced with a struggle, we ask God why? Why would you allow this to happen? Why are you making me go through this? This same scenario was brought up by the disciples.

A man born blind from birth, so the disciples questioned Jesus, why? Why would God allow this to happen? Did the man bring it upon himself?

Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. John 9:3

Jesus clearly answered them that the man’s blindness was not his fault. Nor was it his parents or anyone else’s fault. God allowed the man to be blind so the glory of God can be revealed through him. So what does that mean?

First we must remember we live in a broken world, due to our sin we have subjected ourselves to disease and death. Second our purpose of life is to continue to learn and grow in preparation of Gods Kingdom. Since we can’t live in a perfect world, due to our choice of sin, we must learn from our struggles and turn to God.

What struggle or burdens have you been dealing with? Do you blame yourself or God? We need to learn that Satan wants to destroy us, but through Christ we can overcome everything. We can overcome any disease, struggle, addiction, illness, because Jesus has already overcome sin and death.  So cast your troubles to Jesus and allow Gods glory to be displayed through you in Jesus Name AMen

The Lords Prayer

The Lords Prayer giving to us by Jesus himself is one of the most powerful prayers you can say, lets analyze each verse to see why it’s a blessing

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Matthew 6:9

First we are acknowledging God as our Heavenly father, by this you acknowledge his is our creator. The world hallowed means “to honor as holy” and “greatly respected” so we say Hallowed be God we are saying he is the holiest and greatest of all.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10

What is our purpose in life? Our purpose to prepare for the coming of Gods Kingdom, we our acknowledging our purpose will this verse.

Also we are acknowledging we put our lives in Gods hands, whatever his will let it be done. As promised God will restore the Earth back to perfection and innocence as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11

Jesus said don’t worry about tomorrow for today has enough trouble of its own. Each day we should focus on that day and ask God to enable us to prosper thu this day.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Matthew 6:12

Each day we should start by asking for mercy and forgiveness for our sins and forgive others who have sinned against us. By doing this each day you will live in peace. To hold grudges against people who have wronged you will only keep you imprisoned to there actions.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matthew 6:13

God promises not to give us more temptation then we can bear, ask for Gods help to keep the temptations of this world away from you so we won’t fall.

Whenever you call upon God he will answer us, so by asking God to deliver us from evil he will protect us from Satan.

Interesting in the NIV translation they removed the last part of this verse. I feel its important because you are acknowledging Gods kingdom reigns forever.

I usually say this prayer each morning to start my day, as this will start your day right with God and protect and prosper you thru the day in Jesus Name Amen

Pray without Ceasing

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. Acts 12:5

Due to Peters relentless faith in spreading the gospel, the Romans and Jews were playing on executing him. But Peter and the Church had faith in God and understood the principle, “All things are possible with God”

So what was there weapon of warfare? It was prayer, They Prayed without Ceasing, as humans our natural reaction to try and fix all our problems. But our main problem is were not giving our problems up to God.

And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. Acts 12:7

The Lord heard the Churches prayers and released Peter from prison, saving his life. A situation that seemed impossible to man, is nothing for our God.  Think about it, Peter was in a prison cell, tied up with chains, and being guarded by Roman soldiers. What possibility do you think the Church thought they had to overpower the Romans and free Peter?

If you’re in a tough situation, don’t think about all the obstacles stacked against you. Pray without Ceasing, our God is the creator of the Heavens and The Earth, he breathed life into man from dust, there is nothing impossible for him.

Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

As Paul says Pray with Ceasing and Give Thanks to God for everything.  To understand God is to develop a relationship with him thru our Lord Jesus Christ and to develop that relationship we need to Pray without Ceasing. Not just pray when we need something, talk to God. Thank him for everything you have been giving, praise him in the storm and the sunshine.

It’s like any other relationship, a marriage, a friendship, ect, you can’t build a relationship without communication. That’s why you need to “Pray without Ceasing” God wants to know you, not just in bad times but all the time in Jesus Name Amen

Pray without Ceasing

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
When do you pray? Only when times are bad? Do you pray when times are good? Do you pray for others instead of yourself?
Prayer is probably the most overused word in conversation; however it’s probably the most underused in reality. How can you communicate with God if you never pray? How do you think it makes him feel if you can’t take the time to pray? Thru prayer we create our relationship with God, not as a servant but as a friend.
(John 15:15) “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”
Notice Jesus calls us his friends, not servants. We know Jesus loves us because he laid down his life for us all. Therefore if you are friends with someone, don’t you talk to them usually daily? How can you be a friend with someone if they don’t know you or you don’t know them?
Thru prayer we should open our hearts to God, reveal our fears, anxiety, doubt, ect. Cast all your cares onto him because he cares for you.
(Matthew 26:39) “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.”
Jesus prayed to God about his fears of being crucified on the cross. God probably already knew this but he talked about it anyway. Words left unspoken are meaningless. If you love someone and never actually told them you loved them, is there confirmation that you do love them? No, and the same goes with God, don’t assume he knows the thoughts in your head, it’s much more powerful when you declare them out loud.
(Philippians 4:6) “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
Pray about everything is Paul’s message. Don’t only pray to God when times are bad, but pray for thanksgiving also. Let God know you are blessed, let him know you believe he is the God of Abraham, let him know he is the King of Kings.
When you limit your prayer, you limit your relationship with God. Pray about everything, Pray without ceasing and you will have a closer relationship with your creator Heavenly Father. In Jesus Name Amen