What are you praying for? What are you expecting any minute now, any day now? The Bible teaches very plainly that God uses the prayers of men, women and children to accomplish His ends. God used the prayers of Abraham to heal Abimelech and save Lot from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. He used the prayers of Isaac to open the womb of Rebekkah. He used the prayers of Moses to save Israel from the wrath of Yahweh. He used the prayers of Hannah to bless Israel with Samuel. God used the prayers of David to defeat the enemies of Israel. God heard the prayers of Jesus and the Apostles and healed and restored many people in Israel. And the Bible no where gives any indication that prayer has ceased to work the same way as it always has. Prayer is standing in the great assembly and court room of God as a member of the royal priesthood and prophets and prophetesses pleading our case before the Master of the Universe. So what are you praying for? Proverbs says that Yahweh hears the prayer of the righteous and James agrees, saying that the prayer of the righteous man avails much. And that the saints have not because they have not asked. How should things be different in your life? What needs work and fixing? Start praying for it now. And imitate the prayers of Scripture, particularly paying attention to the prayers of the Psalmist. Pray fervently, with every ounce of strength you have. Jesus sweat blood He prayed so hard. Call out to God, cry to Him, argue with Him, plead with Him, present Your entire case to Him. Of course He is God and He knows all things: But He is your Heavenly Father and He delights to give good gifts to His Children. Our reluctance and half-hearted praying is a Trinitarian heresy; itís hyper-Calvinism fit for deepest pit of Hell. You serve the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the God who has stooped down to be with His people. And when we do not pray, when we do not seek His face, and wait expectantly for Him to hear and answer, we scorn the Incarnation, we scorn the Father, and we do not believe that the Spirit who is in us, is waiting expectantly to perfect our prayers to the King.
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