I have a prayer list; Have you a prayer list? Who is on your prayer list? You need a prayer list; To pray regularly For those On your prayer list; Which should include Situations that need prayers; Your prayer list Is a must, If you’re a prayerful soul; You need a prayer list; You must have a prayer list.
Before you go to bed, Remember God; Give him one for the bed; Talk to him; Thank Him for the many things He did for you during the day; This is one for the bed; A very good one for the bed. Are we together? Dont take your safety For granted; Times are precarious; And it’s only by the grace of God That you have survived.
We found our way
around the yachts parked in their cradles. An empty spot was right next to the
dock. We quietly got ready to embark, and the cloudless skies made us wonder
how far off heaven was from the pier. The snoozing seagulls perched on the post
tops. As we set sail, the gentle breeze bellowed the fabric, and God became our
propulsion. The shores of the water looked so endless. It was a beautiful
Saturday morning, and no place would I’d rather be than with my love and God at
the helm. He created this perfect world of pristine water, and all we had to do
was sit and watch Him work.
Sometimes it is
difficult to accept God is with us day in and day out. Just as sailing into the
open blue, we do not realize we are always at His mercy. Many times our sails
luff and we pray as though we ran aground. As hard as life is, even doctors can
do little to relieve discomfort. In the distress of my wife’s health, I’m left
standing in a vacuum for everywhere I look, I see the remnants of the doctor’s
So, I turn to God
and ask Him if He has a minute. The hardest thing to do is… listen and wait for
His messages. Our faith is only part of the process. Listening for His answers
and reacting accordingly is the trick, so we must have a seeking heart. We
should talk to Him as though he is a brother and reveal our frustrations,
fears, and doubts. God will teach us how to recognize the difference between His
voice and just our thoughts.
Find a location to
be with Christ and His great mercy. The Lord always has a place open to sit
with me, especially on this endless journey my wife and I have encountered
today. I wish I could run away and take her sailing to the place called heaven,
but it’s not time yet. God gave us responsibilities we must partake and fulfill.
Instead, I will sit with God and try to
understand what advice I need to listen to and praise His great gifts. He united
the two of us for some much-needed healing in our difficult road of life. So, I
will carry her in every way I can possible. In His strength, we will travel as far
as the Lord’s work will need us to go for He isn’t done with either of us yet.
The hardest thing to do is listen for God’s words, but if you acknowledge His involvement in your life, you will always recognize His heaven sent voice. Praise God! It’s our intimate relationship with Him that counts.
There are people who believe that God does not answer prayer. What about you? This makes them not to pray because, to them it is a waste of time. They are certain God will not respond no matter how fervently they pray.
One can understand why people would think this way. They have prayed and prayed but God has given a deaf ear to them or so it seems. We have seen how very prayerful people have had terrible misfortunes even though they prayed hard to avert them. Not long ago, there was a plane crash in Ethiopia in which almost two hundred people died. We saw many of them engrossed in prayer. They prayed so hard as never before for God’s intervention to save their lives. Yet, God did not respond or so it seemed since all of them perished in that accident. Hence, is it any use praying? Is prayer not a waste of time?
Prayer is not a waste
of time. God answers prayers.
“The Lord is near to all who call upon him,
To all who call upon him in truth.” (Psalm
Billions of people pray every day and God answers their prayers. In a different post we shall give you spellbinding stories of prayers that were dramatically answered. This is how it should be. We are told,
“Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.”
These words are an invitation to prayer. Jesus Christ
assures us, ”If you ask anything in my
name, I will do it.” (John 14:14)
Still in the Gospel of John, he tells us, “Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the
Father for anything in my name, He will give it to you” (John 16:23).
There should be no doubt that God answers prayers. However, God does not answer all prayers. He does not answer prayers that don’t qualify to be answered. Qualified to be answered? Yes! Prayer must qualify to be answered before it is answered. Let us take a look at what will make prayer not to be answered.
Prayer that is not according to his will. Some of the things we ask in prayer are not things we should ask God. If you pray for an evil plan to succeed. Do you expect God to grant that prayer. Of course, your evil plane could succeed and you think God has answered your prayer. He has not. The devil came in to deceive you. In due time you will pay heavily.
God cannot answer prayers that go against his plan. A good example is praying that someone whose time has come to leave the world should not die. Death is inevitable in life. It is in God’s plan for all humans. There comes a time when we must die. When that time comes, no matter how we pray to stay alive, we cannot stop death from coming.
Praying in sin or disobedience. If we pray when we have sinned but failed to confess our sin, God cannot hear our prayer. Disobedience of God is sin and if we disobey we do not merit his listening ear.
We carry hate in our heart and refuse to forgive others. If we harden our hearts on others, how can we expect God to listen to us and grant our plea?
Not the right time. The time has not come for that prayer to be answered.
‘Yes’ is not good for us. People often say God has not answered their prayer because they were expecting only a ‘yes’. Unfortunately, God will see that ‘yes’ is not good for us and so will not answer.
need to have it clear that God answers prayers but not prayers that go against
his will. We must meet his conditions for him to answer our prayer.
God answers prayers in many ways. You need to know how God answers prayers. This will enable you to know when he has answered your prayer. There are many people whose prayers are answered but they do not know it because they do not master how God answers prayers. Make sure that God does not answer your prayer and you continue to pray for the same intention merely because you are not aware that he has answered it.
It is also important to
know that although God answers prayers, it does not suffice to pray just anyhow
and sit back and expect God to answer your prayer. You must learn how to pray
well. If you don’t pray well, your
prayer will not reach God.
A prayer is like the key of a door. God is like the lock on
the door. If you have the key, which is the prayer, and you do not fit it well
into the keyhole and turn rightly, the door will not open. You must pray well for your prayer to reach
God’s ears, get his attention and get his response.
How does God answer prayers?
God answers prayers
in many ways
God does not answer prayers only in one way. He answers prayers in many ways. Some of the ways are easy to see. Others are not.
He can give you what you ask for.
God can answer your prayer by giving you exactly what you
ask for. For instance, if you pray for a job, He may give you a job. If you do
not have a child and ask for a child, He may decide to you a child; which is
exactly what you prayed for. If you are in need of money and pray for it, God may
decide to give you exactly the amount you have asked for. God has answered many
prayers this way. Thus, it is not far-fetched when we say God answers prayers.
However, do not expect God to send things to come flying to
you. If he decides to give you what you want,
He may send somebody to give it to you. If you need 100.000 francs and pray for it, God could send someone with a hundred thousand francs to give you. It has happened.
He may lead you to someone who can give you the money.
He may put an idea in your mind about how to get 100.000 francs. If, for instance, you pray that he should make you rich, he may give you a business idea that can make you rich. If you pick it up and work on it in ways that he prescribes, you will get the riches you desire. He could give you an idea like to write a book which will make you rich. If you are having problems in your marriage and pray about it, He could decide to drop the idea of attending a marriage enrichment course into your mind. When you do the course and follow what you are taught, you will find your marriage enriched.
He may send you to where you will find what you want. For instance, you may pray for a partner and God will send you to a Church group where you will find the spouse who best suits you.
Refusal to give what you ask for
God can answer your prayer by refusal. This means he may refuse to give you what you have asked for. The reason, in this case will be that what you want is not good for you even though the desire for it may be burning in your heart. There are times you have a burning desire for something and feel you cannot do without it. You will pray ardently that God should give it to you. Yet, God who knows everything will know that it is not good for you; and that by the way, you can do without it. Hence, he will refuse to give it to you. When he does this, the tendency will be to see it negatively. It should not be seen negatively. It is for your good. Rather than abandon you through this refusal, God has protected your interest.
By placing an obstacle on your path
There are different ways God can refuse to give you what you ask for. One way is to place and obstacle on your path to prevent you from pursuing the course you want to pursue. He will do this if the course you want to pursue is not good for you. Probably, if you insist, you may land in trouble.
God can delay the answer
There are times when God wants to give you exactly what you
have asked for, but decides to delay it. If he finds that the time is not ripe,
he will wait until it is ripe. Some people may take this delay to be refusal on
God’s part to answer their prayer. It is not refusal. We usually say God’s
delays are not God’s denials.
Be vigilant when you
You have to be vigilant when you pray not to miss God’s
answers to your prayers. He never fails
to pay attention to those obedient servants who, in faith, turn to him in
prayer. “The prayer of a righteous man is
powerful and effective.” (9 James. 5:16)
“If you abide in me,
and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
But know also that he may or may not give exactly what you ask for. He may even refuse to give it if that is for your good. He may delay it to a better time. He may give an alternative which is better than what you prayed for. The most important thing is that you have faith in him and in prayers; and pray believing he will answer your prayer if what you ask for is good for you.
“And all things you
ask in prayer believing, you will receive.” ( Matt. 21:22)
I awoke with a monumental feeling God is communicating with me, revealing His plans for this world. It is time to prepare for a significant force which controls the universe. God is coming to rule the earth once more. My heart beats an unsynchronized rhythm as the Lord drives a wedge between this reality and His forthcoming Judgment Day. I shudder at the thought of Christ ruling over the genocide of this world. Obliviated is the only word I can use to describe it. Christ will turn a deaf ear as He decides who lives on, and who does not, in heaven. For those who passed on before His coming, let us pray they asked forgiveness and repented of their sins according to the Laws of God, so they may have eternal salvation.
Christ died on the cross for our sins. As is written in the Bible, unbelievers
will not be saved and those who claim to know God, yet they withdraw and live
an unholy lifestyle.
claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable,
disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.” (NIV)
Many sins pointed out in the Bible need repentance, but the list below is those the most abominable to the Lord. Do you fit into any of these iniquities? If so, it is time to drop to your knees and pray for forgiveness; live the rest of your life through His Word.
One nation under God is comparable to buying a new
car for $99 down and $99 a month. Impossible, and false advertising at best. A
nation under God would pray and worship together, study and stay in God’s word;
it lives in prayer keeping God first. Today we face murder, rape, theft, abortions,
worshipping false gods, agnostics, and atheists running rampant. This lack of
respect for our Almighty God will be the first obliterated when Christ calls
again unless mankind changes now. Satan’s followers will not be allowed through
heaven’s gates. No, this is not my opinion, but a fact!
replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they
are born again.’”
the signs of the end times, according to the Bible?
Mankind will be lovers of
pleasure more than God.
This includes partying, unfit television viewing, spending more time socializing
versus studying the Word, reading lustful books, gambling, drunkenness,
listening to secular music, obsessing over the internet. Fifty years ago,
worldly entertainment did not exist, and people lived a simpler life. Today,
lovers of pleasure are all around us.
Mankind will be covetous. Most people today seek worldly
riches, with money and material possessions their top priority in life. But, we
have those who lust at pornography, strip clubs, and even other spouses. Women flaunt
seductive clothing publicly with little to the imagination. We clamor for the
latest and greatest money can buy or to keep up with the Joneses.
Children will be disobedient to
their parents. Today’s
generation of children has little respect for parents. They participate in
gangs, join riots and protests, bully others, and create drama and chaos in the
family home. Society teaches them there is no God, so morals and values are
Mankind will be unthankful. We’re conditioned by the world
to take life for granted and not be thankful for our blessings. Ungratefulness
runs rampant today.
Mankind will be unholy. Many are far less holy and
humble today. Some even believe we need not keep the ten commandments anymore,
just as long as we “believe” in Jesus. They turn the grace of God
into a license to sin. Churches are social places, theaters, and concerts,
rather than holy places of worship. Little effort, today, is made to turn away
from sin and live a holy life for God. Yes, unholiness overruns the earth today.
Mankind will display a lack of natural
and lesbians become the accepted norm, and what is scarier, some even take higher
positions within our churches. The book of Corinthians condemns these actions.
Does this sound familiar?
Mankind will despise doers of
good. In today’s
age, people dislike the correction of their sins. They rebuke with “you are
judging me.” If someone is seen as a holy person, they are snubbed, criticized,
and labeled as a weirdo or goody-two-shoes.
Mankind will be lovers of
This is the ME generations. What looks best on me? How can this make me look more
prosperous, smarter, or better qualified? How many toes do I need to step on to
get what I want? Who cares how many people are starving on the streets – I come
first! Need and greed stand before serving God and His people.
Christians do not live the faith
they proclaim. Many
are hypocrites, never turning away from their sin. Most love the world more
than they love God.
as the wrath of God swarms… it’s almost time for the change of command. You mark
my words, Christ is coming to take over His world; be it in my lifetime or
yours, it won’t be long now. The stars are lining up, and a remarkable event of
unexpected consequence is about to take place. Christ will meet Satan at his
doorstep, better known as earth.
I pray you may recognize the sins mentioned in this blog and ask for forgiveness today. Turn your actions into something productive and serve God and his people with compassion and love before it’s too late. Seek the word of God’s truth so you, too, may greet your loved ones and Jesus at heaven’s gates.
Have you thanked God for February?
That it came and went
As it did?
Even if it was not as good
As you would have liked,
It could have been worse;
Thanking God for it is in order.
Have you thanked God for March?
That He has offered you
This previous gift?
It’s a precious gift, isn’t it?
Many haven’t been blessed
To have this March;
But you have it for free.
Thanking God for it is in order.
Let us thank God together:
Thank you O God our Father,
For all the blessings of the month
They were many;
We can’t even count them;
We did not have everything we liked;
We even had things we did not like,
But being alive is the greatest gift;
There are many who would have
Loved to be here,
But are not;
Thank you for offering us that gift;
Thank you for the month of March.
There will be challenges,
But also blessings, for sure;
Help us with the health, energy
And wisdom, to live this month
In a way that will bring you glory.
We make our prayer
Through your son our Master, Amen.
If you find people
Who hate you,
And you don’t know why,
Don’t even be angry with them;
Don’t be indifferent either;
Find out why they hate you;
It must be for some reason:
If those who hate you
Are not evil,you are evil;
Or both of you are;
Pray for them
And for yourself;
That good may supplant evil
In their hearts and yours;
Then do your best
To do nothing but good;
And in thanksgiving to God,
Go about your life
As best you can.
Do not hate
Anyone who hates you;
For that hatred will hurt you.
Instead, if you are hated,
Love and pray
For those who hate you;
And with your prayer,
Melt their hatred for you.
A good start is, truly,
A great blessing;
Who can doubt this?
Anything well started,
We are told,
Is more than 50% done;
A year well begun
Is no exception to the rule;
You must start your year well
To guarantee your success;
“And how do you start
Your year well?”
I hear you ask;
And I say straight on,
“That is a good question.
To start your year well
Is to start it with God.”
Yes, to start your year well,
Is to start it with God.
And your success cannot fail
Thank God your Father,
And its failures.
Thank Him for more successes than failures;
Thank him for bringing you
Many are those who
Would have loved to be here, to see this year,
But are not. They have been carried away
by the unholy hands of death;
They have left this world,
Some, when life was sweetest;
You owe it a duty to thank God for choosing
To keep you here, unworthy
As you are;
To see another year.
On behalf of all those
Who have seen this New Year,
And on your own behalf,
commit 2019 into His holy hands;
Ask Him to take
He who is our great Master!
King of the universe;
King of glory;
King of Heaven and earth.
Ask that his will,
And His will alone
May be done in your life and in the world this 2019.
That is the best way to start the year – thankfully to the Lord.
After thanking him, you then submit your needs to him. Plead with him to take control and direct your heart, your mind and your every step.
20 Things to pray for when you get up in the morning to make the day great:
Pray a prayer of gratitude to God for sound sleep.
Thank God for preserving your life.
Pray for the day; that your day may be a successful one.
Pray for protection; that you may go out and come back successfully.
Pray that you may meet the right people during the day.
Pray that you may do your work well during the day.
Pray that you may relate well with your colleagues throughout the day.
Pray for your family. That they may be protected wherever they are.
Pray for your neighbors; that their day may go successfully; that they may go out and come back safely.
Pray for your country; that peace may reign in your country; and that there may be prosperity for all.
Pray for the leaders of your country; that God may grant them good health and wisdom to give you the quality leadership that will make you and your people happy; and that will bring glory to his holy name.
Pray for an end to any problem your country is facing.
Pray that nobody may go hungry in your country.
Pray that the rich may have a heart to share with the less favoured.
Pray that none may be pushed to sleep on the streets.
Pray that no one should exploit another.
Pray that no one should cheat another.
Pray that no one should do anything wicked anywhere in the world during the day or in the night.
Pray that all fighting, all wars may come to an end and that nobody should be killed anywhere in the world for any reason.
Pray that all people who are in any kind of trouble may become free from it.
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We want to saturate the world with positive messages so that they can strangle or submerge everything that is negative. Let us shout the positive so loudly that no one will be able to hear any negatives which will drown in the ocean of positives.