This is the sixth and final lesson in the series entitled, “The Prayer Life that Produces Power”. Praying in Jesus name is probably one of the most misunderstood elements of prayer. In this session Paul reveals what it means to pray in Jesus name and why Jesus commanded us to use His name.
This is part five in this series. God created all that we see by His Word. God gave words creative power. One of the keys to powerful and effective prayer is to pray God’s Word. God’s Word is alive and active, it is powerful and produces results. In this series Paul reveals how to pray the Word and get results.
This is part four in the series. Many believers think because they lack faith, their prayers go unanswered. But in this message we will examine another reason our prayers fail to work. It is because, not that we lack faith, but instead, we have the wrong kind of faith. There is a positive and a negative faith. Discover a key to unlocking prayer in the revealing message.
This is part three in the series. God has a way that He desires us to come to Him. In this message Paul uses the Tabernacle and the role of the priest to reveal the New Testament example of how to approach God. This message is eye opening as it shows God’s way for us to come into His Presence.
In part 2 of “The Prayer Life that Produces Power” Paul tackles the issue of unanswered prayer. Paul ask the questions that many believers are afraid to ask but have all struggled with at some point in their prayer life. This session will answer tough questions and shed light on some of the mysteries of unanswered prayer.
Welcome to this six part series entitled, “The Prayer Life that Produces Power”. In James chapter 5 the scriptures say, “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results”. Yet in spite of this awesome truth, many believers have little knowledge of prayer and how God uses it in our daily lives to change the course of our outcome. In this series, Paul will take you deep into the mystery of prayer and uncover some life-changing truths. We know you will be blessed by this series and God will minister to you in a deep and profound way. Join Paul now for “The Prayer that Produces Power”.
Many believers think that because they lack faith their prayers go unanswered. However, it is not because believers lack faith, but instead it is because they possess the wrong kind of faith. In this message Paul explores two different types of faith and what they produce. This message will help you become more effective in prayer and encourage you to believe God for big things!
On my desk there is a little card that reads, “No Christian is greater than his prayer life.” I have come to a gripping realization over the course of the past many years, that prayer is probably one of the greatest contributions we can make to advance the Kingdom of Christ.
Yet, we as Christians seldom capitalize on this resource. Surveys show the average Christian prays 15 to 30 minutes a week, yet watch TV an average of 3 hours per day. If the statement, “No Christian is greater than his prayer life,” is true, then it would explain, in part, why so many believers live in such lack.
If you had the opportunity to read my previous blog, I talked a little about what I wanted to accomplish this year in my own spiritual journey. One of the things I discussed was to return to the place where God is my source of strength instead of me trying to be the boss of my own universe (this will really stress you out). I want to continue to look to Jesus’ example of how I should live, act and respond in life. The scripture reveals Jesus was a person given to prayer. Jesus taught more concerning prayer than any other topic other than money. Jesus prayed a lot! Jesus prayed consistently! I sincerely believe for us to move forward into all that God has for us, we must maintain some consistency. For example, it’s not good enough for you to open a savings account and sporadically make deposits into it. It is great that you started on. It is great that you make contributions to it. Yet it will only grow and enlarge as you remain consistent. Another example of this is the old tale of the Tortoise and the Hare. The rabbit, which is obviously the faster of the two, was overconfident, and did not pay attention to the race. Although the turtle was slow, he was consistent, and as a result, his seemingly “insignificant” effort paid off in a big way.
Know this, PRAYER WORKS!! I realize you may be or may have been discouraged by unanswered prayer at some point in time and now you are reluctant to pray for fear of that feeling of failure and disappointment. But I want to encourage you today to not let past failures dictate your actions and responses. God is continually working in ways in which we are unaware. An example of God’s hidden involvement in our lives is seen in 2 Kings 6:13-17. In this passage Elisha and his servant ran across a huge Syrian army and the servant becomes afraid. Elisha prays and asks God to open the servant’s eyes, and the servant sees that the mountain is full of God’s angelic army. AWESOME! Mature believers know that God is always working in the background, in the unseen realm on their behalf even when they can’t feel or see Him doing anything.
The power of prayer cannot be underrated! When God created the atom, He bound it together with a powerful force called the nuclear attraction force. This force is 3 x 10E39 times more powerful than the force of gravity. (3 x 10E39 is written as 3 with 39 zeros after it.)
The next time you are discouraged because of a complex and overwhelming problem, remember the atom. Think about the tremendous power God
applied to this small object. This same power is available to us when we commit a problem to God.