1. Praying without knowing God through Jesus
John 14:6 (New International Version)
6Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
2. Praying without a repentance
Psalm 66:18-19 (New International Version)
18 If I had cherished sin in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened;
19 but God has surely listened
and heard my voice in prayer.
3. Praying boasting
Matthew 6:5 (New International Version)
5"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.
4. Praying in a repetitive way, with empty words
Matthew 6:7-8 (New International Version)
7And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
5. Prayers without prayer itself
James 4:2 (New International Version)
2You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.
6. Praying with a selfish heart
James 4:3 (New International Version)
3When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
7. Praying when you have something against somebody
1 Peter 3:7 (New International Version)
7Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers
8. Praying while you ignore poor people
Proverbs 21:13 (New International Version)
13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor,
he too will cry out and not be answered.
9. Praying with a heart full of bitterness against somebody
Mark 11:25-26 (New International Version)
25And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."[a]
10. Praying with a heart without faith
James 1:6-8 (New International Version)
6But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Monday, 20 September 2010
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. (John 3:16-18)
• It gives freedom
• It gives peace
• It gives us favor
And the list is endless, all in all glory be to God for Jesus, for today we are alive and called a royal priesthood, a peculiar people, a chosen generation because of the BLOOD that was shed at Calvary.
Be yea blessed and may we continue to stand and stand forever in faith….
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
"GOD'S great plan for the redemption of mankind is as much bound up to prayer for its
prosperity and success as when the decree creating the movement was issued from the
Father, bearing on its frontage the imperative, universal and eternal condition, "Ask of
me, and I will give thee the heathen for thy inheritance and the uttermost part of the earth
for thy possession."
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
The psalmist David understood this. Psalm 23, he says therefore I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. The preceding verses he describes how he shall not want, there is no lack in the presence of God, there is peace beside the still waters, there is restoration of the soul, there is protection, guidance, comfort, being spoiled and treated well with love, a table is prepared for you, mercy and goodness follow you so is the unfailing love. That’s why the man after God’s own heart decided that the house of the Lord (God’s presence) will be his dwelling place forever.
But only when we have faith of a substance and we pray with a faith that moves the heart of God and moves Him from His throne to descend unto us, to invite us into His presence only then can we please God. The Bible says no man can please God without faith. Hebrews 11:6 (But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out]).It is this faith that today we are who we are because Abraham believed. Read the whole chapter of Hebrews 11. I pray that we all are elevated to a place where our faith is affirmed, a place where we shall worship the Lord with our very best understanding that He wants us to forever dwell in His presence every microsecond of our lives. May we all arise for the glory of God is upon us and only by faith will we see God. May we stand like Abraham, David, Abel, Moses and others stood and believed.
MAY HE CAUSE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON YOU ALL, AND MAY YOU AL BE FILLED WITH HIS PRESENCE AS YOU PRAY WITH AN UNSHAKABLE FAITH BELIEVING IN HIM WHO HAS PROMISED AND MAY YOU DWELL IN HIS PRESENCE.
BE BLESSED AND BE HIGHLY FAVOURED!!!!