Prayer is one of the most important things a Christian can do. It is a time they are communicating with God and it should be taken very seriously. While there is deep theological meaning in prayer, it doesn’t have to be something that is complicated and difficult. It’s something anyone can do anywhere at any time.
It’s impossible to know someone if you don’t spend time with them. Prayer is an opportunity to spend time with God. To really understand the heart of God, you need to pray. In John 15:15, Jesus says He no longer calls us his servants, but calls us His friends. Talking with God develops a deeper relationship with Him. The deeper the relationship becomes, the more time you want to spend with Him. In 1 Corinthians 3:9, God calls us His fellow workers. How can we be His fellow workers if we refuse to talk to Him?
Sometimes we forget just how powerful prayer is. We aren’t fighting against something imaginary. Our prayers are fighting against spiritual battles that linger in dark places. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” The power of prayer is so great it has the power to defeat the devil and his power over us. He wants to destroy us, but God wants to bring us closer to Him. Prayer is our tool to win that battle. Prayer gives us the strength and the faith to finish the race victorious.
We often think prayer changes God. This simply isn’t the case. Prayer changes us. When we spend time with God, He is working to change our heart to be more like His. The more time we spend with Him, the more we are like Him. Our habits and lifestyles change. We no longer live a self-centered life, but one that is focused on others with a pure and sincere heart. Prayer changes us inside out.
Protection is ours just for the asking. We need to pray for protection for our loved ones every day. Pray for loved ones by name, one by one. You can never pray too much for one person. Sometimes it helps to make a list of all the people that you need to pray for each day. Doing this not only offers us protection, but also sets a great example for our children.
Taken from The confident mom.com
A church Member - Jul 18 2020
Please pray urgently for the salvation of my family members, finances, healing,
Pray for worldwide revival and for the baptism in the holy spirit. Pray for the work of churches to be led by the holy spirit. Pray for prayer groups and intercessors to be strengthened in the Lord. The prayers of the righteous availeth much. Pray against the spirit of antichrist,
false witness,anger,sexual immorality,greed,murder,idolatry,dissension,witchcraft,jezebel. Pray for Israel. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you (Psa. 122:6).
Pray that God's people will be ready for Christ's Second Coming (II Cor. 11:2).Pray for ministries training laborers for the harvest. Jesus said, Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest (Matt. 9:38).Lastly please pray for kings and all who are in authority including President Trump that he would have wisdom, knowledge and discernment to make good Godly decisions for America (I Tim. 2:2) and for the leaders of America that they will be providentially guided in their decisions.
Angela Hughes - Jan 16 2020
Bless Filiberto with a Teradruple portion of the HOLY SPIRIT, and Bless Filiberto above and beyond his imagination.
- Nov 17 2019
We are a retired senior couple. We experienced a very unfortunate tragedy and have been officially homeless since Aug. 22, 2108. We are currently seeking residence at Thousand Pines Rd. in Crestline. D.D.S. Mike Ewert of Crestline, Ca. has a rental unit available after Oct. 1, 2018. We are hoping and praying to secure the place ASAP. We are currently being sponsored by the Loma Linda, CA University Seventh Day AD. Thank you for your prayers on our behalf. Bible S.O.P.
Yours in Christ,
C.& L. LaMountain
Pastor & Mrs.Craig & Lynda. LaMountain - Sep 29 2018
Bj Stanford Heavenly father we come to lift up in prayer the people of Hawaii who haves lost their belongings during the volcano destruction in their state for the media claims over 600 homes have been destroyed in the last month. Lord bless my sister in-law family Lord that they are keep safe from the destruction of the volcanoes in their state, and send the people of Hawaii the assistance that they need. Amen!
CHAFES Ministries Adventist Community Service Advocate - Jun 10 2018
Praise the Lord that our daughter pass her nursing board. God is and awesome God.
The Morauske Family - Aug 03 2017
Please let's pray for Alwyn Kelly that may God brings him back us, if is God's will. Blessings to all the prayer chain members
Mariangeli Morauske - Jul 29 2017
Bless Phil Chavez
- Jul 02 2017
Please pray for Rodney's daughter-in-law, Julie, who is in Mountain Community Hospital with a severe health crisis.
Mrs. C. Cherry - Dec 11 2016
Hello, I request prayer for God to prove to me that my heart is still receptive to the Holy Spirit working on my heart to be converted to being willing to follow God. For evidence to know if my heart can still be drawn to a relationship with God. That when he shows me that it still is, that he help me take seriously his working on my heart and do all he wants me to do to form a relationship with him. Please pray, Thank You,
john - Oct 21 2016
Would like prayers for a family matter.
Ken Tilson - Apr 30 2016
Please pray for the church so we can have a children to start a pathfinder club. Also for the up coming activities. Last but not least for me going through a personal situation.
Annette Gonzalez - Mar 02 2016
To pray for all the ladies in Crestline.
Mariangeli Morauske - Feb 28 2016
I need you to pray for me. I need it for school and studies, so please pray for me. Oh and for my family. That's all for now, thank you.
Raleigh Greysmore - Jan 23 2016
Crystal Vines - Dec 07 2015