Effective Prayer

Written by John Baerg

Editor’s Note: In 1999 John Baerg was diagnosed with cancer. It remained contained for a little over three years and then began to spread. He went to be with Jesus on Sunday, November 24, 2002.  John served with Campus Crusade for Christ, Canada (now Power to Change Ministries) for 30 years.  Shortly before his passing, the prayer room in the Campus Crusade for Christ national headquarters was renamed in John’s honor.  His legacy of prayer lives on.

“…but the people who know their God will display strength and take action” (Daniel 11:32).

effectiveprayerOne of the greatest needs in the Christian community is for Christians to discover and experience the privilege and power of effective prayer. Dr. Bill Bright writes, “History records no significant movement of the Spirit of God that has not been preceded by a very strong prayer emphasis.  And understandably so, because the omnipotent God has chosen to communicate with individuals through prayer as well as through His inspired Word.”  He goes on to say, “Our Savior Himself, to whom all authority in heaven and earth was given, spent much time praying while here on earth.  Now seated at the right hand of God the Father, He intercedes on our behalf.  Since He is our example, we can rightly conclude that the ministry of prayer is the highest calling a Christian can have.  A vast reservoir of power, wisdom and grace becomes available to us through prayer.”

I invite you to join me in praying that God will continue to use the fasting and prayer gatherings as a spark to help set ablaze the Body of Christ and send revival in this critical moment of history for our beloved nation and for the Church.  I urge you to join others who have committed themselves to fasting and prayer and to teaching these disciplines to other Christians, inspiring believers to trust our sovereign God to send revival to our needy nation and world.

A great force of God’s power will be released as we commit ourselves to effective prayer. In Acts 4 we read how the Christians prayed together with one heart, mind and spirit. Then all the believers were united as they lifted their voices in prayer (Acts 4:24).  The result was a great boldness in sharing God’s message.

It is our earnest prayer that you will be directed and enabled by the Holy Spirit to become personally involved in praying for a worldwide revival and spiritual awakening.  Also, that you will be actively involved in boldly sharing God’s good news with people in your sphere of influence.

  • The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much (James 5:16b NASB).
  • The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results (James 5:16b NLT).
  • The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective (James 5:16b NIV).
  • The prayer of a righteous man has a powerful effect (James 5:16b Good News).

“And the word of the Lord came to him, saying…so he went and did according to the word of the Lord”  (I Kings 17:2,5).

In order for us to be effective in our prayers, we must have these two qualities that were a part of Elijah’s lifestyle.  We must be open to God’s will and direction for our lives as is revealed through His Word.

As we read and study the scripture, we will learn what the will of God the Father is and as we know His will, we can pray and ask according to His will.  For example, I Peter 3:9 tells me that it is not the will of the Lord that any perish, but His will is for all to come to repentance.  Therefore, when I pray for those around me who do not know Christ, I can be sure that I am praying according to God’s will.

The Word of God also tells me that I am the Lord’s witness.  ” ‘You are my witnesses,’ declares the Lord”  (Isaiah 43:10).  This means that I do not only pray for the lost, but I also go and tell them what I have seen, heard and experienced of the Lord.  I go and share the Good News of God’s love and forgiveness with them.  When the Word of the Lord came to Elijah, he went and did according to the Word of the Lord.

Hearing and knowing God’s Word and then going and doing according to His Word will result in many answers to our prayers.

“”I love the Lord because He hears my prayers and answers them. Because He bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I breathe!”” Psalm 116:1, 2 (Living Bible).

Spending time developing our own personal relationship with the Lord is a valuable investment of our time. God has made it possible for us to communicate with Him through our prayers. He speaks to us through His Word, the Bible. Therefore, the more we pray and read His Word, the deeper our relationship with Him will be.

A simple guide to help us be more effective in our communication with God can be remembered by the word ACTS.

  • Adoration – This means I worship God for Who He is rather than for what He does. In adoration we verbalize our worship, praise, honor, and exaltation of God. Many of the Psalms help us focus on the attributes of God, such as His loving kindness, His mercy, His majesty and others. Adoration is expressing our love for Him through our words.
  • Confession – As we begin our prayer with a worshipful adoration of God, the Holy Spirit will often reveal any sin in our life that needs to be confessed. To confess means to “”agree with””. In other words, I agree with God concerning my sin – that it is sin. I also agree with God that the blood of Jesus Christ has paid for that sin. This leads me to thank Him for His forgiveness.
  • Thanksgiving – Giving thanks expresses faith, and faith pleases God. In giving thanks we are expressing verbally our gratefulness and appreciation for what God does. Thanksgiving is also saying, “”God I trust You.”” It is the opposite of whining and becoming bitter.
  • Supplication – Supplication with thanksgiving is letting our requests be made known to God. We are praying for everything that concerns us, as well as for the needs of others. Supplication includes intercession and petition. ACTS helps us to be “”on the alert”” in our prayers.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6.

I am exhorted to make my requests known to God, but how can I pray with confidence? Four key words answer this question.

  • 1) Abide
    Abiding is the key to successful praying. In John 15:7, Jesus states, “If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, ask whatever you will and it shall be done for you.” Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the Word of Christ richly dwell within you.”
  • 2) Ask
    Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:7, 8, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened.”

    Someone has said, when we get to heaven we’ll find a lot of unopened packages with our name on them because we did not claim them through prayer.

  • 3) Believe
    In Matthew 21:22 we read, “Everything you ask in prayer, believing you shall receive.” Faith, which is an attitude of believing, pleases God.
  • 4) Receive
    If you are abiding in Christ, and if you have asked, believing, get ready to receive the answer. In other words, when you pray for rain, carry an umbrella. John 16:24 says, “Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.”

Remember four words to pray with confidence: abide, ask, believe and receive.

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144 Responses to “Effective Prayer”

  • Sharon says:

    to Nina thank you for your comment yes I will keep praying for you. I feel for you its not easy to pray when so much suffering is around us I don’t always feel it too but for me I pray for God to keep the people around me suffering and for say in the middle east for God to continue to be with them and pray that someday proper Godly government will come for them too. I will keep praying for you too– God be with you at this time. sharon

  • Nina says:

    Thanks Sharon, that does put it into perspective for me, I would hate that my kids would feel that they cannot ask me for things. They should not stop asking because I have said no, or am planning to say yes tomorrow. I need to be patient and trust in God fully that he will make it all work out for the best in the end – academically I know that he wants the best for us, but when I see so much suffering around me, I just don’t “feel” it at the moment. Please keep on praying for me.

  • Sharon says:

    to Nina– prayer father God I do pray for Nina for a better relationship with you God and for more of a Godly life you are the great provider I pray for your hand of provision to come upon her and give her strength to go on with you God you are the only peace that anyone can have. in the bible in James 4 verse 2 and 3 it says you don’t have because you don’t ask also if a child doesn’t ask a parent for something because they say what is the use they will do what they like I would think a parent would like the child to ask so how much more would God like it if we ask for our daily needs. I am praying for you. God be with you at this time– sharon

  • Nina says:

    Reading other people’s posts has put my own “small” problems in perspective. I’m battling to feel as if God is listening to me at the moment, please pray for me for a better relationship with God, that I live a more Godly life and that I allow God to take the wheel. I battle to pray in the right way. I pray every day to God for my needs, but can’t help thinking – what is the use of praying if God does what he thinks is best anyway?

  • Kathryn Kathryn says:

    I too would like to pray with you msdhury Chowdhury. I have a lot of Asian friends and I know how difficult it is when the men often have to go abroad to work and leave their wives and children behind. God does always hear and answer our prayers but not always in the way we want because He is sovereign and we as Christians must accept that He knows better than we do because He is all wise and loving. Let’s pray. Dear Lord. we thank You that You always do what is best for Your children so we ask that You will overrule in this situation and that Your servant may have peace in her heart in every situation. Amen.

  • Chris says:

    msdhury chowdhury…i am praying jesus would strengthen you during this time. that you would look to christ for his presence in your life and cling to romans 8.28 as well. if you dont know jesus personally as your lord and savior log onto knowingjesuspersonally.com or click talk to a mentor above. by reading the bible, being with other believers and sharing your faith and love with others, you can live an effective life without the temporary presence of your husband. remember that though jesus gives us a mate in life, we should never depend upon them for our happiness. only jesus can truly supply that as we walk with him each day. he alone will always be by our sides forever!!

  • My husbend will go foreign country that i don’t like.i want he will do business in bangladesh.I want that my father in law will agree about my husband’s business in Bangladesh.It will be extremely impossible for me to live without my husband.I wish God will help me to remove this extreme pain of my heart.please God help me,please

  • Alfred says:

    Hi Darcy, you are certainly in a predicament! Is this boy of yours with his mother and her husband? Or why do you say that he’s with his father, while you are really his dad? Sometimes we need to look away from the problem in order seek an answer. So let’s see what PRAYER really is and what it does:
    The blessing that comes with prayer is that we get to know God and get to know His will for us. The Bible says that we hear from God by reading his word. That is, while reading the Bible we feel the Holy Spirit speaking to us. The same is true of prayer, for it is a two-way conversation. Then we are able to be in tune with Him, and get a feeling of what to do! We were never meant to “go it alone”, but God wants us to “go with Him”. For that reason it is so very important to develop a relationship with HIM. It may be good for you to click on the “talk to a mentor” at the top of this page. Then you have a coach who can pray with you and for you, and answer further questions you may have.
    Dear Father God, I lift up Darcy for You to bless. Help him to seek you with all his heart, and to look for the Holy Spirit to lead him in all things. Give the father a heart to allow this boy to see his daddy. Above all, help Darcy and his boy to love You and to pray together. In the Jesus, our intercessor, I pray. Amen.

  • darcy says:

    i been going threw some hard times im newly drug free i was bad off on needles pills, making bad choices i gave my son up to his father and sign him over i have changed my ways i now put my trust in god and the native creator which is god aswell… but we call him our creator , i been doing very good i lost my home last march to a snow storm my roof caved in on the one night me and my son wasn’t their and we lost everything im now living at my parents home and my son lives at his fathers his father promised me if i sign him over to him that i would be able to see him call him spend time with him that was a lie i cant see him he wont allowe us to speak to each other hes telling him things like i don’t love him but our son knows i do love him … i have been losing faith im feeling depressed i want me and my child to be together again i want 50/50 at least … i want to be able to have my son for weekends and spend time doing things together i want to feel 100% myself and happy i want things to change living wise, money wise im down and out im doing my best not to go to my old ways i know my son deserves better i know i can give him better i miss being loved i miss being treated good … i live in a community of evil where people don’t want to see u do good they put you down if u are doing good .. i try not to let things bring me down i try to smile everyday i smuge my bedroom and myself to keep evil away from me in the native culture it helps be positive it takes away the bad and the evil … sometimes i think i need more … i wish life could be amazingly great and i wish i could be happy and loved i wish i had a home where me and my child lived together … my son father wishes death upon me they do their best to keep me and my child apart but it doesn’t help that my child wants to be with me they cant make him not talk about me he misses me everytime i am with my son he tells me mom don’t let me go back to my dads i don’t like it their my father is mean hes hateful this is a 5 year old speaking this .. i tell him hunny u have too if i could make things different i would .. sometimes i give up on the fight but i know i cant i will always fight for my child and to be with him and to love him … but i need prayers for a better life for a home to bring him for a job to pay bills and not struggle .. anything i can do to make life better and make it so i can bring my child home ..
    all i want is a better happier life and for me and my child to be together at last he doesn’t want to be with his father either but i cant seem to change the situation i been working on myself to better myself and im better than i was before i feel like me praying isn’t good enough or something … i need more prayers i want my child home so badly or to at least be with me and my family more he hasn’t been around in such a long time that he forgotten who his aunties are and such .. please help

  • Chris says:

    charmaine…i regret to hear of your situation. having lost many loved ones myself and having my wife leave me, taking our children with her, i can identify with your pain. you see, we live in a sinful fallen world where so many people do not seem to take into account that their actions will have eternal consequences. they live for the now but their lives will be judged one day by jesus christ who died for their forgiveness but cant force them to repent. you can rest on the bible truth that says…be sure your win will find you out. numbers 32.23. you can trust in the righteous judgment of God. the reason he doesnt judge us in our sins is because he wants to show us mercy and is patient towards us not wanting any to perish in hell forever without him. why not log onto knowingjesuspesonally.com or click talk to a mentor above to begin your own saving relationship with jesus today if you havent already. that way you can rest in him knowing in his time and way he will make all things right for you. read also 1 corinthians 7 for enocouragment on being abandoned as i was and then being able to remarry focusing especially on 1 corinthians 7.15 to 16 with verses 27 to 28. blessings and peace to your heart today from jesus!

  • Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Dear Charmaine, I am so very sorry to read of the distressing circumstances you have been facing over the past couple of years. I can quite understand how you feel yourself sinking into depression. It appears to me that you are very lonely and isolated as well as trying to deal with all the hurt and the lies that are being spread around by your ex. You do not say exactly where you stand as regards faith in God. The reason I am interested is that I know from experience, my own as well as others’ that faith in God is about the only things that sustains one when the going gets tough. I am NOT saying it solves all the problems but it does help those with faith to understand and accept that life can be very hard and hurtful at any given time. May I suggest Charmaine that you look at the top of this page and click on the button which says “Talk to a mentor”. That way you will get a personal mentor who will be more able to help and encourage you through this time than I can do in this public space. Charmaine, I shall pray for you and I am sure that others will too. Please do as I suggest and get in touch. May you begin to experience His peace and presence with you even today. In Jesus’ name. Amen

  • Charmaine says:

    Came here looking for answers. I am feeling empty and confused. I am a very humble and decent person. In 2012 I lost my teenaged son. I have cried and grieved while trying to put on a brave face for my husband and daughter. Life continued for 2 years before I found out my husband of 29 years was cheating on me. I later found out he had been cheating with various people throughout our marriage. I filed for a divorce because I then became the victim of verbal and psychological abuse from him. To this day I am still awaiting my settlement. In the meantime he continues with his womanizing ways. He goes around spreading lies about me which is very hurtful to me. I gave this man the best years of my life, I was a good wife to him and this is my reward. I feel so hurt by the deceit. I am beginning to sink into a deep depression as I do not know what to do to get out of this mess. I am feel so drained. I have lost everything as from where I stand it seems to me that living a good life doesn’t really matter, since the person who has done all the wrong here is the one who is on top. I feel so stupid because he totally made a fool of me. I was of the impression that he really loved and cared about me and my children but apparently it was the total opposite. I have now begun to lose faith in everything. I feel like such a loser. All I can ask of anyone out there who reads this is to “please pray for me” as I do not know how long it can hold on for.
    Thank you.

  • Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Rashmi, I am so thrilled with your comment, Thank you. Our God is indeed a great God and He longs that all may turn to Him and be saved. Just today one one of my Christian blogs I read again about Peter’s betrayal of Jesus by denying that he knew Him in the courtyard while Jesus was on trial. You know Rashmi, all of us fail and do things contrary to God’s will but like Peter, a real disciple, he prayed and repented and God restored him. He is restoring you too. Make sure you are going to a good Bible teaching church and if possible a small group for Bible study regularly. Also, at the top of this page on the right you will see where you can click on the phrase “Speak to a mentor”. If you think a personal mentor would help and encourage you in your walk with Jesus, please click on it and explain that you would like to grow in your faith, within a few days you will get a reply and I am sure that will help you to continue to follow Him faithfully. Lord God, we thank You for Your great love which always forgives and renews us when we come to You in real penitence and faith. May Rashmi seek always to follow and obey You and may she be used to bring others into Your kingdom. In Jesus’ name Amen,
    Blessings Rashmi. Your sister in Christ, Kathryn

  • Rashmi Chaudhari says:

    Thank you so much Kathryn for guiding me,I have a fear to express and so couldn’t write everything, I was filled with so much distress,that I was unable to hear his voice,thank you for making me realize my mistakes. Dear God,plz help me to walk in the light and follow ur path of righteousness, before I found you,I was living in the flesh and sin life,as said in your word,that God corrects the mistakes of his children,you corrected me, help me to.live in the spirit and walk in your will. I was hopeless God,you gave me everything I needed and you know the best for me, I want to live my life in your way,I already handed my life to you,help me to remember this,I love and trust you above all,may your will be done. I ask your mercy and repent for my sins,heal us o Lord,in the holy name of Jesus. Thank you so much for answering my prayers and guide me with the spirit. Amen

  • Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Rashmi, I am so sorry for the typing error. I should have written Dear (mot drat) Please forgive me. Kathryn

  • Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Drat Rashmi, Thank you for your 2 comments. You certainly know how to pray to our gracious God. I am wondering Rashmi if you prayed about this boy you love and whether or not it is God’s will for you to marry him before you became so passionately in love with him. Sometimes love blinds us, It can happen with a parent and their child or like your case, someone whom you have grown to love so much. You do not say exactly why there is some problem between you, whether or not you have fallen out with each other or perhaps been unkind. Whatever the reason Rashmi, you must be sure that you are seeking God;s will for you above all things. To be a disciple of Christ and not be obedient to His guidance and leading is itself a sin and needs to be repented of. May I pray with you now? Gracious God, it is indeed Your will that a man and woman should be joined together in holy matrimony. I pray now that You will comfort Rashmi in her distress and that You would guide her clearly about this relationship. May she understand that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and so it is so important that she seeks Your will and has the courage to be obedient. May she know Your peace as she submits her will to You and waits for Your leading in her life. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen Blessings Rashmi. Kathryn

  • Rashmi says:

    Plz help me God I he always believed and worshipped you and do so my entire life. There’s only this boy I love,u know all past situation s he faced with so many difficulties he found me and me him,as per your will. Plz help to make our relationship permanent in the form of marriage as per your word. I believe you truly,I don’t know y am I so stressed,and all problems,heal our relationship, clear our misconceptions, you know everything. Heal me my Lord. Help me. Forgive my sins. It’s you WHO brought us together. Plz tie us in an everlasting bond for lifetime through your faith. There are so many complications, you know all. Plz help me my Savior.

  • Rashmi says:

    God has helped me in many ways,he s always there for me. Lately,I am in a very beautiful relationship with my love who Jesus sent to me,he nurtured ,nourished our relationship I don’t know now what has happened, I need help in my love life and want to have a permanent relationship through marriage. But times are difficult and against us. What do I do?

  • Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Alex Janaki, Thank you for your comment and be assured that our gracious Lord hears our sincere prayers and gives us that peace which passes all understanding no matter what situation or difficulty we are going through. It is always the best thing we can do to come to Him in prayer and then trust Him for answers knowing that He knows what is best for us. In Jeremiah 29 we are reminded that God knows the plans He has for us. That is a wonderful promise. May you be blessed as you keep looking to Jesus for guidance and strength. Amen

  • Janaki Alex says:

    Dear lord, I would like to pray for Alex Santhana And Janaki, You gift us to each other now the is misunderstanding going on. Guide the way you plan. we are waiting for you blessing upon our relationship. Accept my 40 days Fasting and prayers. God We pay for all your child in this world will fill your precious love. thanks for being with us in what ever situation. Thanks for all the blessing upon us’ we re so blessed child we pray in Jesus holy name Amen

  • Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Hi Grace.Thanks for your comment. I would like to ask you if you have ever asked Jesus to be Your Lord and Saviour? You see, there is a difference between a nominal Christian, one who may read the Bible, go to church and pray and a true Christian who has confessed their sins and recognizes that it is only through the blood of Christ shed on the cross at Calvary that we can be truly made clean from all our sins.The one who has done that is born again. That’s what Jesus said to the religious leader, Nicodemus in John chapter 3. In Acts, after Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, we are promised the gift of the Holy Spirit who is the third part of our Triune God, God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. When we seek for and receive the Holy Spirit we have a whole new relationship with God because the Holy Spirit teaches us and so we have faith to follow Jesus as His disciples. I am NOT saying that things become a whole lot easier after that because it is not true. We will have trials and difficulties just as Jesus did but we also have His grace to enable us to live lives that are worthy of Him. I hope that does not sound too theological but I have 2 suggestions for you. The first is that you could look at the top right hand side of the page and click on where it says “talk to a mentor” That way you will have you own personal mentor who can answer your questions and point you to some good teaching. Meanwhile, I am going to give you a couple of links to our resources that you might like to look at and get involved in. How does that sound? Her are the links.http://thelife.com/series/knowing-jesus-personally http://powertochange.com/discover/life-issues_llindex/
    Father God, Grace is seeking to know You better I pray that Your Holy Spirit may open Her eyes to You, Your sovereign power and that she may have the experience of knowing Christ personally so that her life may be enriched and fulfilled. In the name of Jesus. Amen. Blessings Grace.

  • Grace says:

    I feel left out as far as the work of God is concerned . I really want to have a personal relationship with God. I read the bible but I don’t always understand it . I really need someone to help me through this.

  • Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Hi Rudo, I see Aldo has prayed for you but I too would like to add something to encourage you. I have recently been reading about King David in the Old Testament. He was a man loved and chosen by God and he did do great things. However, he also did a lot of bad things and also foolish one, especially in regard to his children. BUT the thing was, he knew how to repent and his repentance was sincere so our loving, gracious God forgave him. See Psalm 32 and 51.Your situation does seem difficult but it is in the past and if you have accepted Christ as your Saviour and Lord, the past is the past. He has graciously wiped away all our sins. He can do that because He is sinless yet still payed the price of our salvation on the cross. That does NOT mean that life becomes easy.What it does mean is that we recognize God is in control, He is sovereign and we can trust Him, even with our difficult and wayward children. I trust that you belong to a good Bible teaching church and also a small home group where you get support and encouragement. You could also ask for a personal mentor on this site by clicking on the button at the top of the page where it says, “talk to a mentor”. I know these three important steps will help you cope better because they are ways to draw us closer to God in obedience and faith.Lastly, we all suffer from those negative, self destructive thoughts but in the book of 1 Peter chapter 5 verse 8 it reminds us that satan goes around like a roaring lion seeking whom he can devour. We have the power of the Holy Spirit to tell satan to get lost and refuse to listen to the lies he tries to tell us. Blessings, Kathryn

  • Aldo says:

    Rudo, allow me to pray for you.

    Heavenly Father, thank You for Your love for Rudo. A love so great it is unfathomable. Help her to grasp the magnitude of that love. Help her to comprehend the sacrifice You made for her in sending Your Son Jesus Christ to suffer and die for her sins, and the sins of all mankind. Lord, draw Rudo closer to You and to Your Son Jesus Christ. Help her to experience Your genuine love for her. Grant her the knowledge of that love shown in what Jesus Christ did for her at Calvary. Bring her to Christ, in whose Name I pray, amen.

  • Rudo says:

    I feel so empty and heart broken I know God has blessed me in so many ways but keep getting attacks from the devil. People are constantly talking bad about me. I have 3 children with different fathers. One who has decided to live a wayward life. Nothing we say or do gets through to her.I seem to face rejection from both males and female. Sometimes I feel suicidal I have no parents and have been betrayed by people close to me. I know I have wronged people too knowingly and unknowingly and for that I ask for forgiveness. I don’t know what to do please help me. Am a mess emotionally financially spiritually and physical everything seems to be wrong

  • Sharon says:

    to Okodel George William prayer–father God I do pray for a closer walk with you God for this year draw him closer and give him prayer guidelines to pray for this year I pray all of this in JESUS name amen I am praying for you– Sharon to Mushu prayer–father God I pray for this person for a husband lead this person to a Godly person to love and be loved I pray all of this in JESUS name amen I am praying for you– sharon

  • Sharon says:

    to Okombia I am sorry you are feeling empty are you going through a rough part of your life prayer–father God I pray for you shine your light on this person right now let this person feel your loving arms around this person right now I pray for Christians to come along this persons path to encourage them I hope you don’t die I am sure there people who love you I am praying for you– sharon

  • Okombia says:

    I feel so empty, so frustrated that life seems not worth living

  • Aldo says:

    Mushu, it is a good thing to be married if that is what the Lord has for you. Let’s pray:

    Father God, I pray that if it is Your will for Mushu, that You would send a good Christian man into her life. Above all, allow her to realize the awesome price that You paid for her in sending Your Son Jesus Christ to pay the tremendous debt for her sins, and the sins of all mankind on the cross of Calvary, amen.

  • Aldo says:

    Chukwuemeka, what you want is commendable. How you get it is in Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.”

    The word “delight” here means enjoy serving the Lord wholeheartedly.

    Also, a lawyer asked Jesus in Matthew 22:36 what was the great commandment. Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.”

    What it boils down to is being a “man after God’s own heart.”

    Father God I lift Chukwuemeka up to You and ask that You would grant him the desires of his heart, to live a holy life and to experience the mighty touch of God’s hand in his life. Also, to get to the highest level in his spiritual life, that the world would see Jesus Christ through him, in Jesus Name we pray and agree, amen.

  • Chukwuemeka Ugwu says:

    i want to live a holy life and i want to experience the mighty touch of God’s hand in my life.. I want to get to the highest level in my spiritual life, i want the world to see Jesus Christ through me.. Amen..

  • mushu says:

    i pray to God for a husband..

  • Aldo says:

    Janaki, please be sure that this person is the one who God has for you. And, be careful what you say. You said that you cannot live without him. That should not be true of a human being. If you said that about the Lord, I can understand it, but not about another human being. Remember, your first loyalty is to the Lord. When that is in right order, everything else will fall into place.

    God is all-wise and He wants the very best for you. Allow Him to give it to you.

    Father God, bless Janaki with more of a love for You. Help her to trust You to bring about the very best for her, in Jesus Name we pray and agree, amen.

  • Janaki Alex says:

    I pray my relationship will back to normal. Our love is true we don’t want to lose it. We pray for our love will be stay stronger than before. Alex will accept me’ I cry to you. please help me or kill me. I Can’t move on. we love each other truly. you gift us to each other. we promise to take care until we live in this earth. please show us the way. we seek for your mercy and blessing that you may allow us to be husband and wife. make us to be great couple and good example to our family, children, grandchildren. I love him more than my live. I cant live without him. I cry to you god… Please help me make us to back. he will love me more than I do, care about me more than I do, Love more than I do. I pray in Jesus Holy name Amen

  • Sharon says:

    to shakeel bhatti– I pray agreement with you in JESUS name amen I am praying for you– sharon

  • Dear Lord help me shakeel Bhatti and family and my brother Shahzad Bhatti and family save job and save family and all different issues and problem solve and this month and today and tomorrow new change situation and save all different issues solve me amen shakeel Bhatti , you are the source of all my sustenance. I pray that you hear my prayer and guide me in your infinite wisdom. My spirit is full, but my wallet is empty! I need your help. My finances are in crisis, and are causing me great pain.
    Please uplift my heart so that I may appreciate all that I do have so that I may also be blessed with more prosperity. Money issues bring me down, and I forget to thank You for all that I do have thanks to Your blessings. Please remind me of Your abundance, so that my money will Once again flow in to me, and sustain me as much as Your loving care.
    Dear Lord of Mercy and Father of Comfort, You are the One I turn to for help in moments of weakness and times of need. I ask you to be with your servant in this illness. Psalm 107:20 says that you send out your Word and heal. So then, please send your healing Word to your servant. In the name of Jesus, drive out all infirmity and sickness from his body.
    Dear Lord, I ask you to turn this weakness into strength, suffering into compassion, sorrow into joy, and pain into comfort for others. May your servant trust in your goodness and hope in your faithfulness, even in the middle of this suffering. Let him be filled with patience and joy in your presence as he waits for your healing touch.
    Please restore your servant to full health, dear Father. Remove all fear and doubt from his heart by the power of your Holy Spirit, and may you, Lord, be glorified through his life.
    As you heal and renew your servant, Lord, may he bless and praise you.
    All of this I pray in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Please help me in this time of loss and overwhelming grief. I don’t understand why my life is filled with this pain and heartache. But I turn my eyes to you as I seek to find the strength to trust in your faithfulness. I will wait on you and not despair; I will quietly wait for your salvation. My heart is crushed, but I know that you will not abandon me forever. Please show me your compassion, Lord. Help me through the pain so that I will hope in you again. I believe this promise in your Word to send me fresh mercy each day. Though I can’t see past today, I trust your great love will never fail me.
    ear Lord, I offer you this prayer, to help me with my current relationship situation. Please take away all the pain and hurt in my heart. Fill it with love, joy, patience, and understanding.
    Bless me and my partner, so that we may never surrender to whatever challenges that come our way. Fill our hearts with love for each other, and may you make each one of us realize each other’s worth. Please touch the heart of my partner,fill it with much love for me.
    Make our complicated relationship become uncomplicated. I seek for your mercy and blessing that you may allow us to spend the rest of our lives with each other. Please make this feeling mutual for both of us. Lead us not into temptations. Guide us wherever we go. Always put us in each other’s heart and mind. Thank you Lord for hearing my prayer. dear lord help me and save me job and save me brother Shahzad Bhatti job and family and next year good year and all year save me job and save me family and save me my brother Shahzad Bhatti job and save family all different issues and different problem solve me and change siltation and change and change life new situation change today and morrow this month save me job and save me family and all different issues and problem and save me brother Shahzad Bhatti job and save family and different issues and result me amen shakeel Bhatti and family today save me situation and problem and all different problem solve me amen urgently prayer and change sudation I amen lord praise the lord shakeel Bhatti my wife sheeba shaker and son romail shakeel and son suleman shakeel and me save me all different issues amen

  • Okodel George William says:

    spiritual growth prayer guidelines request as we enter new year

  • Chris says:

    eraina…sorry to hear of your spiritual struggles!…being able to act like jesus in every situation and not react to peoples unkindness is probably going to be one of the biggest challenges any Christian will face in life. injustice is something against our nature and against Gods nature also so a balance needs to be kept between what is acceptable and non-acceptable behavior towards our person. you see its not wrong to feel angry when another person says or does something against us. anger in itself is not a sin. its how we channel that anger is whats important to God. remember how even jesus was angry in the temple in John 2. also, distancing yourself from people when you can whom you discern have not been sent by God to you is also important and your right to do so. Nehemiah 6.12. read the book of proverbs for wisdom on how to deal with different situation and people in life. by doing so you will be able to handle a situation correctly with wisdom and spiritual principles even when others around you are in the flesh, you can yield to the holy spirit and manifest his fruit of galatians 5.22 to 23. praying jesus lead you in this issue and teach you his ways with having a good balance too. blessings!

  • Susana says:

    The man I love moved to another country though I prayed everyday he was still here he still left. I continue to have faith that he will one day come back and marry me. I have not received a confirmation from God as to if this man is in his will for me. I ask for prayer that God gives me a confirmation soon.

  • Eraina says:

    How do I change? I consider myself a kind, giving and compassionate person, but am I really? I seem to become explosive when I feel wronged in any way. On occasion I have dismissed negative treatment I may re’v from others, but some things just takes me over the edge causing me to react. I’m tired of reacting badly, disgracefully. I always end up coming back to God asking forgiveness. How can I learn to be consistently reasonable, displaying always a Christ like attitude even when I feel I’m being mistreated or wronged. I constantly pray about this, sometimes but not often enough I see growth . How can I be effective in leading ppl to Christ when I cannot control my reaction to mistreatment or being wronged and misunderstood?

  • joseph Nwoye says:

    the power of prayer

  • Aldo says:

    Raymond, to answer your question, if you truly believe that God is speaking to you about your ex-girlfriend, then so be it. You need to hang on to that, but you must also move on while waiting for the Lord to bring that to pass. The fact that even the love of your life is discouraging you is no match for God working in her heart. But, you must also understand that if you are wrong about it being God, then the fault is entirely yours.

    I pray that the Lord would grant you wisdom to know the one from the other.

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