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Edwin

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Re: Prayer always answered??
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2012, 10:01:12 PM »

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Thank you Helen for this Topic, which brought to mind the following.

Bless you.

Edwin. 

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Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

Luk 11:1 NOW it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples."

Prayer is very important, and for this reason, we all need to, "be taught how to pray", I much regret that instruction on this vitally important subject is sadly neglected in todays Church, in fact I have only ever heard one message on this subject in all the 50+ years that I have been a Christian.

For this reason therefore, I would like to share with you what I have learnt so far on this vital topic..

Anyone can quote.

Mat 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Mat 7:8 "For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

And think that this is all that needs to be said. But what about the person who also reads.

Mar 11:24 "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

And then asks himself, what does this verse mean? how can I make myself believe?

He then read.

1Jo 5:14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
1Jo 5:15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

And now has the additional problem of, how can I possibly know in advance that what I am about to pray for is in fact in accordance with the will of God?

Well what about.

Mat 6:8 "Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.

Could this verse I wonder, mean that God who knows before you ask, that what you are about to request, is in fact in accordance with His will, and because of this, He puts the, "belief", into your heart (gives you the assurance) before you start to pray, that your request will be granted?

Further Divine advice on how to pray is given bellow.

Mat 6:5 "And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.
Mat 6:6 "But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Mat 6:7 "And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
Mat 6:9 "In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

You are to address God as, "Our Father".

"Our", draws your attention to the fact that you are to have others believers in mind when you pray, and not just yourself.

I do trust the above is of help.

Edwin

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Re: Prayer always answered??
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2013, 07:50:28 PM »
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We have probably all heard it said....that God always answers prayer.
...with a "yes, a no, or a wait. "

yes

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