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The Power of Prayer in your life

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. 
Mat 7:9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 
Mat 7:10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 
Mat 7:11  If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 

One of the most powerful virtues that God has given to us is prayer! All throughout the Bible we find men and women calling on the name of the LORD through prayer! It has to be one of the oldest virtues known to man! Even those who serve false gods, call upon their deity expecting results from their petitions!

God, (Yehovah) in his eternal majesty has given us the ability to commune and converse with him. To connect the physical with the spiritual, and to connect heaven to earth for manifestation of what we need and desire in the earth realm.

God in his great grace and mercy understands that we are limited in our ability on earth, although he has given us power according to Luke 10:19 and Acts 1:8.

Luk 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 

Act 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 

The scripture also says in Proverbs 18:20-21:

Pro 18:20 A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; from the produce of his lips, he shall be filled. 
Pro 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. 

Even the wise man Solomon gives us wisdom on the words we speak, and I believe it is connected to prayer more than just speaking death and life! So, although God has given us power, our humility always brings us back to God in prayer who is the creator of all things!

We find in the Bible Moses, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joshua, David, Hannah, Jehoshaphat, Job, and so many others calling and crying out to God in prayer, with powerful results!

Look at 2 Chron 7:14, we see the LORD connecting our prayers to our humility.

2Ch 7:14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 

Seeking the face of God is an act of humility and dependence on the Almighty, in whom there is nothing to hard!

As a Pastor, I exhort our church to pray continuously because of three reasons:

1. The scripture tells us to!

2. There is power in it!

3. There are some things only God can do!

Look what the scripture says about prayer:

Mat 26:41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 

Isn’t it interesting that out of all the things the disciples saw Christ do, they wanted to know how to pray!

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.” 

Then we find more scriptures that admonish us to pray!

Luk 18:1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.

Eph 6:18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 

1Th 5:17 pray without ceasing.

1Ti 2:1 Therefore I exhort first of all those supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 
1Ti 2:2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 

1Ti 2:8 I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 

In the Gospel of Matthew, the LORD clearly tells us a Kingdom secret when we ask, seek and knock:

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. 
Mat 7:9  Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 
Mat 7:10  Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 
Mat 7:11  If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 

The LORD said that when we ask, we will receive. When we seek, we will find, and when we knock the door shall be opened! This is achieved through the virtue and power of prayer!

God is so merciful, compassionate and abounding in love that he tells us, “If you who are a human being, know how to give good gifts to your children. How much more, will your heavenly Father give good things to those that ask him!

Today, in the times we live, prayer is a critical virtue. It is also an important part of our relationship with Christ!

So today, and every day, humble yourself before God, and seek His face by asking, seeking and knocking for whatever you are going through or need!

Sometimes we don’t always receive what we want, but God always gives us what we need in the right timing!

Saints, everything we need comes through the virtue of prayer, and petitioning our heavenly Father in Jesus (Yeshua’s) name, who is the giver of all good things! Pray for me as I pray for you!

God bless,

Pastor Quinn

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