Message for March 25, 2018 from Pastor Shirley

 How to pray? What to pray?  What is the proper way to pray? These have been common questions I have been ask over the years.

    Let us go to the Scriptures to find the answers.

    1 John 5:14-15 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”

    John 14:13-14 “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my Name, and I will do it.”

    These verses tell us that God answers our prayers based on whether they are prayed in accordance to His will (the Word is His will).  God answers those prayers so that Father is glorified and prayed in the name of Jesus.

    Whether we pray standing, lying, sitting, eyes open or close, kneeling, inside, outside is different for each person.  I personally like to walk back and forth or sometimes just lay on the floor. That doesnt make my pray more effective if you choose not to pray this way.

     Prayer is simply expressing our heart to God.  We don’t pray to inform God. We are not praying to impress God. We can’t tell Him anything He doesn’t know already.  So why should we pray. We are inviting God into our lives and into the situations that concern us. Our lives are never meant to live outside of God.  Our continually prayers to God causes us to realize our dependence on Him.

    1 Corinthians 6:1 tells us that we are workers together with Him. When we pray we have the  privilege of administering His Kingdom in the earth. He chooses not to it without us and we certainly could not do it without HIm.  But we have the honor of doing it with Him.

     James 5:16 “The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].

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